Author: Pratyusha Sen

Myths related to Covid-19: What’s real and What’s not

The novel coronavirus infection has now been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Yes, we need to be careful and cautious about our daily activities, hygiene routines, and travel plans as well. However, there’s no need to get panicked by the myths getting viral all over the World Wide Web. We, at […]

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Benefits of Chironji

Chironji and its health benefits

Scientific or Botanical Name: Buchanania lanzan or Buchanania latifolia Common Name: Chironji, Charoli, Cheronjee, Chiraunji, Priyal, Piyal Family: Anacardiaceae Parts used: Seeds, nuts, kernel, fruits, leaves, oil, gum from the trunk and the roots as well. Description: Chironji or Buchanania lanzan plant is a deciduous tree majorly native to the Indian subcontinent, especially in the […]

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Amrutam Skin Care Routine for Holi 2020

Holi, the vibrant festival of colors, is right around the corner, enticing us with all the pranks and plans it has for us. We’re all a bit too excited for the day and can’t wait to get all happy and colored. But it’s also that time of the year when the seasons are playing hide […]

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Sandalwood – All the benefits you need to know

Scientific or Botanical Name: Santalum album Common Name: Indian sandalwood, Chandan Family: Santalaceae Description Sandalwood is one of the most expensive woods in the world. It is native to southern India and Southeast Asia. It has now become endangered and is being cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia and, the Philippines. The wood of […]

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7 DIY Recipes for your skin using Aloe Vera

You must have heard all about this wonder succulent plant known as Aloe Vera and what it can do to your skin, hair, and health in general. This blog, however, will let you know HOW you can use Aloe Vera in your daily routine to keep your precious skin as young and healthy as possible. […]

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Yoga in the days of menstruation

You start feeling the pangs a couple of days before it actually starts. There is this nauseating feeling and a dull ache in the pit of your abdomen – exactly like the lull before the storm. When you do get your periods, the pain either intensifies or comes to you intermittently. But it’s always there, […]

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How to not feel sleepy all the time

All around me, I see people gush about how much they love sleeping. They love it so much that they can sleep on their study table or at their work desk. They can doze off during their commute, while driving, at traffic signals, while watching a movie in a theatre and even while sitting in […]

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Home remedies to fight against coronavirus symptoms

2019 Novel Coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the World Health Organization on 30 Jan 2020. However, this is not the first time a viral outbreak has caused an alarm all around the world – the other such outbreaks being Swine Flu, Ebola and Zika.

The most common symptoms of a member from the coronavirus family are respiratory such as cough, sore throat, fever and breathing difficulty. Apart from these, one might also get muscle aches, diarrhea, and vomiting. So far, it is known that severe conditions of n-CoV 2019 can result in viral pneumonia and organ failure. Such viral outbreaks usually attack a body with a weaker immune system just like a common cold or flu does.

One should note that these symptoms actually show up when your body’s immune system acts up to throw out the toxins building up in your body. Hence, it’s advised that a person should maximize his or her body’s antioxidant intake to stay clear of toxins. Also, it’s better to focus on building a stronger immune system to prevent infections rather than to treat them later.

During these days of unpredictable weather changes and a global outbreak of viral diseases, it’s important that we stay alert of such symptoms along with the measures to treat and prevent them.

Below listed are some ayurvedic home remedies to fight these common symptoms, in case they are mild. In severe cases of coughing and respiratory distress, it is highly recommended that you consult a physician as it is possible that the severity of the symptoms may need something stronger than the listed remedies.

Tulsi or Holy Basil

Tulsi is considered supremely sacred in the ancient Indian system of Ayurvedic medicine. It helps in fighting off the cold symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and coughing. Apart from these, tulsi has a wide range of health benefits as well. You can eat the freshly plucked leaves or make a paste out of it. Or a simple concoction can also be prepared by boiling 1-2 basil leaves in 500 ml water until it becomes half. Then, add one spoon of honey and drink it up. You can have this first thing in the morning for a couple of days and see how it works like magic.

Pudina or Peppermint

Pudina is another herb that you can trust blindly to cure your corona virus-like symptoms. The menthol in peppermint works as a decongestant and causes the clearing out of the mucus in your airway. This herb can be used in a tea that you can drink every day to keep the symptoms away. You can also use the essential oil in a steam bath as inhaling it helps break the phlegm better. It also enhances the digestion process and alleviates headaches. If suffering from diarrhea and vomiting, you can bank on this herb for it to get better.

Mulethi or Liquorice Root

One of the most widely used Ayurvedic concoctions for respiratory symptoms is kadha, also known as, liquorice tea. You can prepare this tea by boiling a few sticks of liquorice in water. You can also mix a bit of liquorice root powder with honey and have it. You can even chew the mulethi sticks to treat a sore throat. The bronchodilator properties in liquorice aids in warding off respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, chronic asthma as well as the common symptoms of cold.

Amrutam’s Flukey Malt is also very helpful in preventing symptoms of Corona Virus. With rich key ingredients like Giloy ghan kwath, Tulsi, Bharangi, Guggul, Mulethi. Flukey Malt will help boost your overall immunity and health.

Flukey Malt

Chamomile

The antioxidants present in a cup of chamomile tea helps in fighting against many such viral illnesses. This herbal tea can relieve you from throat pain and will also reduce cough due to its anti-spasmodic properties. One of the most recommended remedies for a common cold is rest and chamomile tea is mostly a favourite for inducing sleep. Moreover, chamomile is also known in relaxing sore muscles and hence providing relief from that pain. Inhaling steam with chamomile extracts is one of the ways it can be used to cure chest congestion. This traditional home remedy is also found as an essential oil.

Swarnadhaanya or Mullein

Mullein leaves and flowers have been used traditionally to treat respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, common cold, and viral infections. It can be used in the form of herbal tea. The demulcent property of mullein helps soothe the respiratory tract and therefore, helps a scratchy throat on its way out. It also exhibits expectorant property which will clear your respiratory tract of the stubborn mucus. Mullein serves as a beneficial remedy for such breathing problems.

Adrak or Ginger

Adding 5 to 6 slices of ginger in your daily tea is the best healthy choice you can make today onwards. The antioxidants in ginger wash the toxins out of your body and are one of the best home remedies to cure a sore throat and cough. Apart from relieving you from the cold symptoms, including ginger in your daily diet can help reduce pains in your body. It also helps in improving digestion and in the process reduces gas.

Kali Mirch or Black Pepper

One of the most widely used spices in the kitchen worldwide, black pepper has multiple benefits to keep you healthy as well as cure symptoms of viral infections. You can use it in your food daily or drink black pepper tea when you suffer from sore throat. Or you can also put crushed black pepper powder in a spoon of honey and have it. For years, it has been used as a home remedy for cough and cold-like symptoms. The piperine in black pepper also improves gut health and helps in keeping the infections at bay.

Black Pepper

Haldi Doodh or Turmeric Milk

Apart from being a rich golden yellow hot drink, this tonic is traditionally used for a gamut of health benefits. When suffering from a big bad cold or a similar symptom, it is generally advised to drink a glass of warm milk with turmeric powder mixed in it. It boosts your immune system and wards off illnesses due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. You can also add extra spices like cinnamon to enhance the taste as you prefer. Other than giving relief to your flu-like symptoms, it also alleviates pain, fights off inflammation and aids in heart health.

Thyme

Flowers, leaves and oil of this herb usually have a variety of medicinal and culinary purposes. The vitamin C content in thyme boosts your immune system. It also contains anti-microbial properties which will shield you from infectious agents. More importantly, you can choose thyme tea over a normal one to get quick relief from a cough, sore throat or other cold symptoms.

Eucalyptus

This essential oil is another herbal cure for your coughs. Inhaling steam with eucalyptus oil-infused works as a decongestant and helps loosen the mucus that settles in your chest. Not just a cough but it can also aid in bettering your respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis.

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