Kashayam, a traditional medicinal beverage, is made from whole spices that are mildly dry roasted on slow flame; this process removes any moisture from the spices and activates the essential oils in the spices. These are hand-pounded coarsely and boiled in water with little turmeric and dry ginger powder. The trick is not over boiling this mixture as all these spices tend to give out a bitter taste if over boiled.
This Kashayam is strained and served with a spoon of jaggery. Drinking the Kashayam in the mornings on an empty stomach will do wonders for your body and give it the necessary balance.