Sore throat, cough & cold although considered to be minor ailments can take a toll on your body. Whether you are at work, home, shopping complexes or recreational spots – during the flu season, it is hard to steer clear of the flu virus.
According to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, “Fewer than half in the USA get flu shots” Despite vaccines being available more widely than ever – including supermarkets, drugstores and workplaces.
A holistic approach to fight flu could be Ayurvedic home made potions. Ayurveda, which means “Knowledge of life” has a history of 5000 years. These home remedies are most effective when used at the initial signs of flu (Scratchy throat, body aches)
Ginger Tea: An old Indian proverb states that “Everything good is found in ginger” which is why Ayurveda recommends ginger as the universal medicine. Both India and China produce the world’s largest amount of Ginger – as it grows best in warm and damp areas. Ginger helps sweat out toxins, which is helpful when you have a cold or flu.
Lemon concoction: Lemon is a perfect antidote for cold. “A lemon a day, keeps the cold away” – Mix the juice of two lemons in 2½ cups of boiling water sweetened with honey. Take this at bed time. It is a very effective remedy for bad cold.
Turmeric Milk: Popularly known as “Turmeric latte” in the US, turmeric milk comes with multitude benefits. Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it a promising complementary therapy for cancer-prevention.