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Prevent cold and cough with these easy Ayurvedic tips

Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:40 PM IST
  • If you are someone who's fed up of frequent cold and cough during winter season, these effective Ayuredic remedies can come to the rescue.
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Cold and cough are common in winters. In most of the cases, people are unlikely to call in sick due to common cold but the truth is runny nose, watery eyes and difficulty in breathing due to blocked nose can make it very difficult for one to carry on daily tasks. Especially in pandemic times it could spark fear of covid infection which could take a toll on mental health. It is best to avoid it. Here are some Ayurvedic remedies by Dr Dixa Bhavsar that could come to your rescue.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:40 PM IST

Cold and cough are common in winters. In most of the cases, people are unlikely to call in sick due to common cold but the truth is runny nose, watery eyes and difficulty in breathing due to blocked nose can make it very difficult for one to carry on daily tasks. Especially in pandemic times it could spark fear of covid infection which could take a toll on mental health. It is best to avoid it. Here are some Ayurvedic remedies by Dr Dixa Bhavsar that could come to your rescue.(Pexels)

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Avoid kapha (cold) aggravating factors such as cold drinks, yoghurt especially when mixed with fruits, ice creams, sugary food, deep fried food and heavy food.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Avoid kapha (cold) aggravating factors such as cold drinks, yoghurt especially when mixed with fruits, ice creams, sugary food, deep fried food and heavy food.(Pixabay)

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Do not sleep during the day. It is strictly prohibited as per Ayurveda.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Do not sleep during the day. It is strictly prohibited as per Ayurveda.(Pixabay)

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Don't stay awake until late. You must sleep early to reap benefits of recuperative sleep that is effective in fighting infections.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Don't stay awake until late. You must sleep early to reap benefits of recuperative sleep that is effective in fighting infections.(Pexels)

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Do not take a cold shower or drink cold water.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Do not take a cold shower or drink cold water.(Pixabay)

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Perform Bhastrika, Anuloma viloma and Bhramri Pranayama twice every day, both in the morning and at night.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Perform Bhastrika, Anuloma viloma and Bhramri Pranayama twice every day, both in the morning and at night.(Pixabay)

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If despite all precautions you end up getting cold, this concoction will help you. Boil 7-8 tulsi leaves, a small piece of ginger (adrak), few cloves of garlic (lasun), 1 tsp of carom seeds (ajwain), 1 tsp methi seeds, turmeric (dry or fresh) and 4-5 black pepper (kali mirch) in 1 litre of water, until it gets half and drink it first thing in the morning.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:40 PM IST

If despite all precautions you end up getting cold, this concoction will help you. Boil 7-8 tulsi leaves, a small piece of ginger (adrak), few cloves of garlic (lasun), 1 tsp of carom seeds (ajwain), 1 tsp methi seeds, turmeric (dry or fresh) and 4-5 black pepper (kali mirch) in 1 litre of water, until it gets half and drink it first thing in the morning.(Pexels)

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Drink warm water to promote digestive function. Honey helps you soothe your throat.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Drink warm water to promote digestive function. Honey helps you soothe your throat.(Shutterstock)

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Drink Ginger, turmeric, lemon tea. Steam inhalation. Add some ajwain, eucalyptus oil or turmeric in boiled water for steam inhalation.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Drink Ginger, turmeric, lemon tea. Steam inhalation. Add some ajwain, eucalyptus oil or turmeric in boiled water for steam inhalation.(Shutterstock)

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Drink warm milk with turmeric. Gargle with licorice decoction or luke warm water with turmeric and rock salt in case of sore throat.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 26, 2022 01:40 PM IST

Drink warm milk with turmeric. Gargle with licorice decoction or luke warm water with turmeric and rock salt in case of sore throat.(Pixabay)

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