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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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Preventing Monsoon Diseases

Monsoons are what everyone waits for, at the end of the summer season. The first few showers seem like a blessing in disguise as at this point. People have had enough of the scorching heat and debilitating humidity. Forget people, even animals seem to stare at the skies, waiting for the clouds to gather and pour torrents and gushes of water droplets from above. However, all things in the universe come with their advantages and disadvantages. The monsoon, along with the refreshing showers and cool climate, brings with it all sorts of diseases that spread pretty quickly because of all the moisture in the air.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair Loss | Ayushakti

 

Treatment for Hair Loss
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No one wants to lose their hair, for women it is especially traumatic. Men can still shave their heads and look hip, even sexy. Most women don’t want to be bald. When hair loss strikes a doctor is a girl’s best friend. Before looking at any Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss, we should understand why it occurs. The most common reasons that cause hair fall include the following:

  1. Lack of nutrients that are an essential in the body
  2. An excess of chemicals applied to your hair
  3. Unhealthy diet
  4. Hormonal imbalance
  5. Dandruff or other scalp disorders.
  6. Excess of stress

Understanding the factors that cause hair loss here are some natural ways to get bac

 

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  1. Egg Mask: this is one of the most effective remedies for dull hair. Eggs have healing properties as the whites of its work to replenish and restore the softness of the hair. Eggs contain zinc, sulfur, iron, it is the most amazing mask for your hair to grow out thicker. While applying make sure to spread it equally with your head, leave it on for fifteen minutes then wash it off. This should be done regularly to help your hair grow faster.egg mask                                                                    Source:http://bit.ly/2c9iiN0
  2. Curry Leaves and Coconut Oil: Curry leaves are mostly used in Indian cuisines, but it is the most effective herb for graying hair that also aid in promoting hair growth. Curry leaves work better when you make it into a paste and apply it to your hair, you could also eat it as it will do the same. As far as everybody knows, coconut oil is by far the best remedy for hair loss. Take half cup of coconut oil (depending on the length of your hair). Add 7 to 8 fresh curry leaves to it and boil it together. Don’t burn the leaves; just bring them to a boil. You will find black residue forming; apply this residue to your hair. Use this twice a week to see the difference. This mixture will help in hair growth and also fight gray hair.
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  3. Rosemary Oil: This oil is one of the best oils to reduce hair loss, it is prepared from rosemary herb. Take two tablespoons of shampoo and mix two tablespoons of rosemary oil into it. Shampoo your hair with this mixture. You can also massage your scalp with equal amounts of olive oil and rosemary oil.rosemary                                                                       Source: http://bit.ly/2c44Yqn
  4. Potato: It is very rich in vitamin A,B and C it is a natural remedy for hair growth, dryness etc. Take 1 ½ cups of potato juice in a bowl. Add a teaspoon of honey, a little bit of water and 1 egg yolk and mix it together. Apply this mixture to damp hair and leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off with a mild shampoo.
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  5. Cumin Seeds: this has numerous essential nutrients for healthy, shining hair. Applying the paste on your hair promotes hair growth. You should soak the seeds in olive oil for the night, apply the paste to the areas that you need hair and after fifteen minutes wash it off with shampoo. This should be done at least once a month.
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With these tips, you will have lush locks of hair in no time.  Healthy hair, Healthy you.

 

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.

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