Understanding kashayams: How the many decoctions of herbs help us build immunity

Understanding kashayams: How the many decoctions of herbs help us build immunity

When I was a child, my grandmother used to make me drink akashayammade ofGuduchi(Tinosporacordifolia, also known as Giloy) whenever I was running a fever. I remember creating a ruckus to drink it. Drinking the bitter and astringent decoctionwasn’t a pleasant experience at all. A spoonful of sugar is considered to help, not in this case. It was quite an ordeal to drink the unpleasant bitterness when I wasn’t sick too, unfortunatelyit was a mandatory routine to have it, because it was known to build immunity.