How Ayurvedic herbs keep your body warm in winter?
Ayurveda is an ancient practice that originated in India 5000 years ago. This was also about the same time that yoga originated. Both Ayurveda and yoga are holistic healing practices that involve natural herbs, massages, practices, treatments, potions, medicines and beliefs.
With the winter season starting to creep on our bodies, things like common cold, running noses, sniffing, flu and other such seasonal problems have started to creep on us also. Did you know that Kerala, a state in the south of India, also known as “god’s own country” pioneers in Ayurvedic practices, treatments and courses for those eager to experience the magic of this age old practice. Ayurvedic massage courses in India is a plenty to choose from. People usually go for the Panchakarma treatment in India. But the best place one could choose to do Ayurveda courses in India would definitely be Kerala.
Ayurveda not only provides a stronger immunity of health, but along with a physical immunity one also achieves a strengthened mental immunity as well as spiritual immunity. If the seasonal flu has gotten to you, here are some home remedies and natural herbs that will help you heal faster as well as strengthen your immune system:
Turmeric, or Haldi as we know it in India, is a very commonly used spice in Indian cuisines and a staple in the Indian kitchens. This magical spice is an herb that is packed with natural antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-bacteria. This helps your body provide a stronger response to common allergens. Turmeric is often used as a healing agent, anti-inflammatory; this is great to cure joint pains, swellings, and internal as well as external wounds. One can easily make a paste out of turmeric and mustard oil to apply on any external wounds for instant healing. In case of internal wounds, one can add a good sprinkle of turmeric in warm milk and consume it for healing to start.
Tulsi, is a very holy plant in the Indian culture. It is often believed that the state of the Tulsi plant in your house explains the internal conditions of the people and situations in the house. But why is that so? It is because; every part of a Tulsi plant provides some kind of medicinal property when consumed. The plant is known to be an effective cure to respiratory problems, oral infections, digestive problems, psychological issues, calming of the nerves. It is also a natural disinfectant and automatically works on improving the immunity of one’s body. Adding a few leaves of Tulsi in your brew of tea to experience the effects of this plant.
The Neem tree has very strong benefits to so many problems of the human body. It has been known to be strong anti bacteria and its ability to fight viruses of many kinds. Every part of the tree is packed with anti-oxidants that strengthen the immune system and get rid of any kind of bacterial infections. It is known to fight fungal infections, viruses inside the body, chicken pox, rashes, skin infections, oral hygiene problems, common illness caused by viruses ad all of them very effectively. The Neem tree twig is used as a natural toothbrush by many people in India and is known as the “Datun”. Sure, the taste of the Neem tree leaves is bitter, but medicine never really does taste like candy. Add a few leaves in warm water and consume it with a spoonful of natural honey to reap its benefits
This is a root and an underground herb that is widely used in potions to cut down the excess mucus and sooth the core throat and the intensive coughing. The ginger root is known for its warming properties, a warm potion made out of ginger, quickly warms the body up in many ways. This helps with the cold body during the winters. Ginger is used as a remedy for many oral infections, respiratory diseases, digestive problems and common flu. Smash a blob of ginger while brewing your tea and add honey instead of sugar in your tea, along with that, you can add a few drops of lemon juice to tang the tea. Ginger ales make for a great winter drink especially for those suffering from the seasonal colds.
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