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Ayurvedic Relief From Monsoon Sickness

The monsoons bring relief from the harsh heat during the summers but with their respite, they also bring along with them various sicknesses. Every monsoon season, the risk of catching various diseases is extremely high due to unhygienic conditions and not adhering to basic preventive measures. After so many treatments and allopathic medicines, we still struggle to get monsoon flu, this leads to allergies, lung cancer and asthma in the long run. Then Ayurveda comes into relief. As per Ayurveda, the balance of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha is generally misbalanced during the monsoon season. The Pitta in particular that also represents the digestive fire in the human body is also affected. Due to this, the digestion weakens and this serves as the basis for various diseases. The most common amongst these troubles is the common cold and cough that affects a significant number of the population.

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A cough is a sudden explosive movement of air to clear material from the respiratory airway. It helps to protect the lungs from foreign particles. Coughing can bring up phlegm; a mixture of mucus, debris, and cells. If it becomes severe and chronic it can result in shortness of breath, hoarseness, dizziness, and wheezing. Viral coughs are highly contagious and spread quickly in any social group.

What Are The Symptoms Of The Monsoon Diseases

  • Coughing and hoarseness
  • Irritation in the throat
  • Fatigue and body aches
  • A cold, if the infection has spread to the nose

Mucus and coughing play an important role in clearing infections and particles in the respiratory system. The best thing we can do is to help our system liquefy and expel the mucus easily, diminishing the seven days of inconvenience and suffering.

Effective Home Remedy To Clear The Congestion And Relieve Frequent Cough

  • Fresh Ginger (Adrak) Juice ½ Teaspoon
  • Turmeric (Haldi) Powder ½ Teaspoon
  • Garlic (Lehsoon) Juice ¼ Teaspoon
  • Fresh Basil (Tulsi) Leaf Juice 2 Teaspoon
  • Honey (Madh) 2 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper (Kali Mirch) Powder 2 Pinch

Effective Home Remedy To Clear The Congestion And Relieve Frequent Cough

Mix all the ingredients well. Keep it refrigerated if you are making a large quantity and wish to use take it again, then bring it to room temperature before taking it. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of this mixture four times a day. Children can safely take this cough mixture.

Diet And Lifestyle To Follow During Monsoon

  • Completely avoid smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to cold, winds, dust, fumes and other pollutants, or cover your head, ears, and nose to protect yourself from these.
  • Give your vocal cords a rest by talking less.
  • Drink warm water, not cold, throughout the day.
  • Drink hot tea made of basil (Tulsi) leaves, fresh ginger, and mint leaves.
  • Exercise and practice yoga as a daily routine, as it will improve and maintain the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.

Eat a well-balanced diet as mentioned above. This improves the body’s immunity, which is extremely important in all respiratory ailments.

Practice The Yogic Breathing Techniques

  • For Wet Cough: Bhastrika, Kapalbharti, Ujjayi Pranayamas
  • For Dry Cough: Shitali, Sitkari

When experiencing cough or cold, completely stop milk and milk products, deep-fried foods and fruits. These foods decrease the digestive fire (Agni) and produce mucus (Kapha) and toxins (Aama). Ice, cold foods and drinks are immediate “killers” of the digestive fire. They also produce excess mucus. So, it is best to avoid them.

Foods You Should Eat More During Monsoon

  • Take warm vegetable soups with lots of spices like ginger garlic paste, pepper, etc. This will help expel the mucus and relieve the congestion of the chest and nose. Once the cough and cold are relieved, you can slowly return to a normal diet. Try to have more cooked vegetables like pumpkin, squash, marrow, courgette, ivy gourd, spinach, fenugreek leaves, french beans, bottle gourds, ridge gourds, snake gourd, smooth gourd, mange-tout, asparagus, fennel, swedes, sweet corn, onions, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, celery, chicory and leeks.
  • Potatoes should only be eaten occasionally, with their skin. Pulses like Mung and split Mung beans (green gram), Tuvar Dal (yellow lentils) and Masoor Dal (red lentils) are easy to digest, balancing and nourishing to the body. To get the full value from pulses they should be eaten along with grains (especially rice). Grains including rice, oat, rye, maize, millets, amaranth, quinoa, polenta; basically, everything other than wheat & maida.
  • Flours made from these grains and from potatoes and buckwheat are excellent substitutes for “normal” flour. Dried fruits like almonds, walnuts, apricots, figs, hazelnuts, dates and raisins can be eaten.
  • Occasionally you can have white meat like chicken, turkey, and fish (freshwater). You can replace dairy milk with almond milk, rice milk, soya milk or oat milk.

Recommended Ayushakti Herbs Proven To Relieve Cough And Cold

  • Ayushakti Asthaloc: 2 Tablets, Twice Daily
  • Ayushakti Kaphano Syrup: 1 Teaspoon, 3-4 Times A Day

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These herbs have been proven to be effective for more than 31 years. They soothe sore throats and deal with coughs by liquefying and expelling mucus and clearing congestion.

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LET THIS MONSOON BE DISEASE FREE!!

According to Ayurveda, during monsoon, Vata (air) is aggravated and pitta (heat) is accumulated in the body. Too much humidity creates fermentation and acidic mucous or a cough and congestion. During monsoon, many people suffer from vomiting and diarrhea because of high pitta or a cough and congestion because of humidity. By the end of monsoon, many people start feeling a lot of gas formation or joint pain, because of aggravated Vata (air).

How to balance your Prakruti during Monsoon to stay Healthy?

1. For cough, cold and congestion:

Diet: Avoid taking wheat items and milk.
Home remedy:

  • Fresh Basil leaves – 20
  • Cinnamon sticks – 1 inch long
  • Black peppercorns crushed – 3
  • Fresh ginger crushed – 2 inches long
  • Fresh turmeric – 2 inches long (or 1 tsp. turmeric powder)
  • Jaggery (optional) – as a sweetener
  • Water – 4 cups
  • Boil the ingredients in water and reduce it to two cups. Filter and drink warm, 3-4 times a day.

2. For vomiting and acidic feeling :

Diet: Avoid spicy, sour and fermented foods and pickles.
Home remedy:

  • Black Raisins (Manuka) 20 Nos.
  • Liquorice (Jeshtimadhu) powder ½ Tsp.
  • Mirobalan (Amla) powder 1 Tsp.
  • Cumin seed (Jeera) powder ½ Tsp.
  • Fennel seed (Badi saunf) powder ½ Tsp.
  • Dry Ginger (Sont) powder ¼ Tsp.
  • Cardamom (Elaichi) powder ¼ Tsp.

Soak black resins in one glass of water overnight. In the morning, smash the raisins well and filter. Add all other ingredients in the filtered raisins water and drink in the morning on empty stomach.

3. For Diarrhea:

Diet: Stay on khichadi

Home remedy: Pomegranate juice (3-4 glasses daily).

4. For Joint Pain:

Vegetables

Diet: Avoid wheat, maida, fried and fermented foods, red meat. Have lots of vegetables.

Home remedy:

  • 1 tsp cumin seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp ajwain seed powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • 1 pinch of asafetida
  • Mix well in half a glass of water and drink 2-3 times a day.

General Dietary Guide Lines for Monsoon

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Spice up your food, not just with chillies, or by reducing the chillies. Use garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, asafetida, turmeric. Keep the gas away and the keep the immune system normal.

Many people get swelling in the body during monsoon. Hence, avoid wheat, rice, and sour food, as they create more swelling.

  • Have more of Mung Daal, Chickpea lentil, Oats, Corn, Ragi, Khichadi, Millet Rottis.
  • Vegetables like snake gourd, bottle gourd, green gourd, soft gourd, pumpkins.
  • Fruits: Seasonal fruits like pomegranate, apple, litchi, cherry, Banana, papaya.

Good Lifestyle

  • Fasting 3-5 days in a month only with mung and vegetable is very much recommended.
  • Once a week, follow only-water fasting. This burns all the toxins and keeps digestive fire active.

These were some proven natural monsoon health care tips which can safeguard your body.
Stay safe this monsoon, with our monsoon health care tips, backed by the power of Ayurveda!

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Natural Remedies for Cough

One of the most irritating things for a person, can be a persistent cough. Imagine someone giving a seminar or a presentation  to a group/large audience. A presentation or seminar should be a continuous flow of information dissemination that captivates the audience and engages their brain on an intellectual and emotional level. If this flow is interrupted by periodic coughing in the person presenting, it will lead to a disconnection between the audience and the presentation. This doesn’t happen purposely or with intention. It’s just that the brain naturally tends to notice disturbances in things and eventually puts more emphasis on it. We are therefore unable to focus on the main objective at hand. Natural remedies for coughs in babies, kids, and adults help us take care of this irritation.

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Facing skin problems this monsoon

Nothing resonates a person’s health like nourished, glowing skin. However, living in the highly fast-paced city like Mumbai where the dust and pollution can cause your skin to get damaged and infected. This makes maintaining healthy skin a task that’s nearly impossible. However, natural home remedies for skin problems offer a variety of unique treatments that work, besides those products that are sold in major department stores.

An Ayurvedic skin treatment program includes cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and moisturizing the skin. Ayushakti’s Ayurvedic skin treatment in Mumbai also has special formulas to help with specific skin care problems, such as eye treatments and special techniques for facial massage.

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What causes skin problems?

Skin related problem occur mainly due to high pitta (heat) in the body and at times are accompanied with kapha (plegm) and vata (air). When the heat and toxins settle in the skin, it causes itching, rashes, redness, boils, inflammation and in severe cases, puss. In some cases when the toxicity increases in the blood, it aggravates the immune system, which starts to attack its own cells, causing auto-immune skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

 

How does natural or Ayurvedic skin treatment work?

Natural skincare requires using naturally derived ingredients without any chemicals added to them. Herbs, roots, essential oils and flowers are used extensively in natural skin care products. A number of skin care products producers have started using natural ingredients in their products. However, the best natural skin care treatments are those that you make by following a recipe.

Some of the popular natural skin care ingredients are; jojoba rose hip seed oil, safflower oil, shea butter, bees wax, witch hazel, aloe vera and chamomile. The benefits of chamomile and aloe vera have been scientifically proved. Shea butter and jojoba are considered as natural moisturizers.
What is Skinotox by Ayushakti?

Your skin is the largest organ in your body and is always exposed to external environmental conditions. Skin problems not only affect a person externally but they also impact your overall life. Skinotox is an ancient form of Ayurvedic skin treatment that focuses on cleaning your skin internally, on the deep tissue levels. It is a highly effective form of treatment and shows the positive results within 15-30 days, but the condition can last much longer in more severe cases. So what are the true benefits of Skinotox? Let’s find out:

  • Relieves the toxins accumulated through pitta, reducing itching, redness, thick, hard and flaky skin.
  • Helps reduce and relieve pain and inflammation
  • Reduces the frequency of recurring skin allergies, rashes, boils, etc.
  • Reduces acne, pimples and dark spots that are left behind after a pimple
  • Rejuvinates skin cells

 

Living in a citty like Mumbai exposes your skin to dust and pollution, making the skin dry. The excess sweat that is secreted by the skin leads to itching, red spots, and wrinkled skin, making the skin look dull and lifeless.

People of all skin types, particularly, those of vata body constitution, should take good care of their skin during summer. Taking care of your skin, based on skin types and season, will go a long way in giving your skin a healthy look in the long run.

If you have tried all forms of skin treatment and have not find a suitable treatment program, then it’s a sure sign that you should try Ayurvedic skin treatment in Mumbai. Consult with our expert Ayurvedic therapists and get the best skin treatment plan for yourself.

Fight water borne diseases this monsoon with Ayurveda

Monsoon is here and so are the water borne diseases! In order to prevent infectious water borne diseases, it is important to take necessary precautions. The quality of water should be improved at the source itself. In certain areas, the quality of water supply might be of question. In such cases, it is necessary to disinfect the water before use. Water borne diseases are nothing but illness that is caused due to drinking contaminated water; it is caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water.   The most common way by which the spreading of microorganisms takes place is through drinking contaminated water. However, apart from that, water borne diseases can be spread through other means such as via clothes, hands, foods, materials used for cooking, eating, and drinking. Pathological microorganisms can enter the body through an open wound, eyes, and nose as well. Contaminated water can cause many types of diarrheal diseases, including Cholera, and other serious illnesses such as worm disease, Typhoid, and Dysentery.

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Water Borne Disease Cholera:
Cholera is an infection of small intestine by strains of bacteria.

Causes of Cholera– Vibrio cholera, the bacterium that causes cholera, is usually found in food or water contaminated by feces from a person with the infection. Common sources include:

  • Contaminated water supplies.
  • Foods and drinks sold by street vendors
  • Vegetables grown with water containing human wastes
  • Raw or undercooked fish and seafood caught in waters polluted with sewage

 

Symptoms of Cholera

  • sudden onset of painless, profuse, watery diarrhea.
  • Nausea And Vomiting early in the illness
  • In severe untreated cases, death may occur within hours, but with simple reatment full recovery can be expected.

Water Borne Disease Typhoid:

Is a bacterial infection due to Salmonella Typhoid.

Causes of typhoidTyphoid are usually transmitted by water or food, in much the same way as cholera. People who are infected excrete live bacteria in their feces and urine. They are usually contagious for a few days before any symptoms develop, so they don’t know they need to take extra precautions. If they don’t wash their hands properly, the typhoid bacillus can be transferred to food or water and from there to another person. Also, it can be spread directly from person to person via contaminated fingers.

Symptoms of Typhoid

  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Stomach Pains
  • Sore Throat

Water Borne Disease Dysentery:

Dysentery is an inflammation of the intestine causing diarrhea with blood.

Causes of Dysentery – Dysentery can have a number of causes. Bacterial infections are by far the most common causes of dysentery. These infections includeShigella, Campylobacter, E. coli, and Salmonella species of bacteria. The frequency of each pathogen varies considerably in different regions of the world. For example, shigellosis is most common in Latin America whileCampylobacter is the dominant bacteria in Southeast Asia. Dysentery is rarely caused by chemical irritants or by intestinal worms.

Symptoms of dysentery

  • Sudden Onset Of High Fever And Chills
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Cramps And Bloating
  • Flatulence (Passing Gas)
  • Urgency To Pass Stool
  • Feeling Of Incomplete Emptying
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Weight Loss
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration

Water borne diseases are commonly resulted during bathing, washing, drinking or the consumption of food that is infected. Over a period of decades, the picture of water-related human health issues has become more and more comprehensive.  Some of the water borne disease is malaria, dengue, cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, hepatitis, and scabies.  Water borne diseases are extremely harmful and lead to severe illness and may even be fatal. They lower the body’s resistance and intake of nourishment, resulting in further infections and diseases. Therefore, prevention of waterborne diseases is vital.

Waterborne diseases can cause a variety of symptoms. While diarrhea and vomiting are the most commonly reported symptoms of waterborne illness, other symptoms can include skin, ear, respiratory, or eye problems.

The primary goal of Ayurvedic medicine is to help people live long, healthy and balanced lives without the need for prescription drugs, complicated surgeries or suffering through painful conditions.

Ayurveda is also capable of treating water borne diseases. Over a period of time, Ayurveda has succeeded in curing malaria and several other diseases. Guduchi and Akanadi are commonly used in Ayurveda as an antidote to malaria.  Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever and headache in worst conditions can cause to coma and even death. Ayurvedic practice without this herb may not be possible. It is also an important ingredient of several other Ayurvedic medicines. Guduchi not only helps in curing malaria but is also beneficial for chronic fever, infections, low immunity, asthma and chronic fatigue etc.

During monsoon people also suffer from dengue which is considered to be a water borne disease. When a mosquito carrying dengue fever bites a healthy person the dengue fever viruses get transmitted to that person. Ayurvedic medicine used for treatment of dengue fever is tulsi (holy basil). Medicinal properties of tulsi are very useful in ayurvedic therapy. The leaves of tulsi are used to produce soothing effect on the nervous system. Tulsi leaves strengthen the stomach and induce copious perspiration.