Sudden climate change that the body gets exposed to can lead to several health issues like cold, cough and flu. Moreover, there is a rise several types of allergies and infection cases during the monsoons because of the high bacterial and germ presence in the air. With the increased humidity in the atmosphere during the monsoon season the body is also susceptible to plenty of digestive problems. Ayurveda is an age old remedy that we have been using for several health problems. There are a variety of ayurvedic herbs that can nourish specific physiological systems and processes that can help prevent many monsoon related ailments and enable the body to fight against infections.
- Ashwagandha: – Ashwagandha has a rich history in Ayurveda for its wound healing abilities. Traditionally, fresh leaves were used topically to heal joint pains, skin sores and to reduce swelling. Ayurvedic medicine has used it to treat people for their day to day woes such as stress, anxiety, exhaustion, lack of sleep et al. And with an abundance of antioxidants, iron and amino acids, it’s no surprise that Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing.
- Holy Basil (Tulsi):-Holy Basil is very important herbs and has many health and medicinal benefits. Basil leaves tea is quite effective against malaria ad dengue fever, especially in the rainy season.
- Triphala:-Triphala Powder benefits your body, hair and skin. Discover the ingredients of Triphala and detox your body naturally and boost your immunity! Triphala promotes Ojas, the finest product of digestion and Highly Effective for Constipation, which prevents disease, creates luster in the skin.
- Guduchi:-Guduchi is an effective treatment for a wide range of fever and other infective conditions. Guduchi or Giloy is a famous Ayurvedic herb, used extensively in treatment for fever, diabetes, urinary tract disorders, anemia, jaundice, asthma etc.
- Purple fruited pea egg-plant or Thai nightshade:-Eggplant is an unusual vegetable that has a unique range of health benefits, including an ability to help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, reduce symptoms of anemia, increase cognitive function, improve cardiovascular health, protect the digestive system, help lose weight, manage diabetes, reduce stress, protect infants from birth defects, and even prevent cancer.
Monsoon caution in what you eat and drink during these days. Experts suggest that herbal drinks made up of some of the common ingredients easily available in your kitchen can help you stay away from bad health conditions.
1) Golden milk: Monsoon brings along dengue, malaria, and fever. This therapeutic drink is rich in antioxidants that will build up immunity, bring down inflammation and reduce protein and fluid loss from the body.
How to make it: Boil milk and water in 1:1 ratio. Add a pinch of turmeric, nutmeg, black pepper powder and 2 or 3 strands of saffron. Let it simmer till it reduces to half its quantity. Add jaggery to taste and sip on it hot or warm.
2) Peppermint tea: It is a refreshing way to boost your health. It has the ability to improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind, cure bad breath, aid in weight loss, and boost the immunity system.
How to make it: Boil two cups of water and let it sit for 3 or 4 minutes and heat 2 or 3 cups of water separately and add crushed mint leaves. Combine the two waters and drink.
3) Orange juice must be taken because it helps in digestion and increases antibodies which encourages faster healing of the worn-out body.
4) Drink papaya leaf extract because it increases blood platelet count. It is quite simple to prepare. Take papaya leaves and wash them. Pound them and squeeze out the juice which might taste bitter.
Monsoon is synonymous not just with pouring rains but also diseases. You’ll step into a poodle-full of infections throughout the season. Feel blessed if your immune system can handle extremes against dengue, conjunctivitis and viral infections.
- Top 3 monsoon diseases are dengue, conjunctivitis and viral infections.
- Avoid water from stagnating in and around the house to prevent dengue.
- Avoid wearing eye make-up and contact lenses when you have conjunctivitis.
- Boil neem leaves in water and take bath with it when viral infection afflicts.
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