by Dr Neelu Guglani
Ok…So The Virus is here…we are getting to know it better everyday…still lot to be learnt about it…
Right now everyone agrees we have to protect ourselves….
Everyone knows about basic hand hygiene/respiratory etiquettes/social distancing….
Though I m no expert in Yoga/ Ayurveda/Homeo still I like to read about herbs and Nutrition..And India has a treasure of herbs and spices available in our kitchen
So have made few points for Prevention
(No evidence in favour of protection against COVID 19 but i personally feel these will help)
1. Saline Gargles in the morning/ when u come home and at Bed time….generally protects u against many viruses…is simple to do
2.Neti..with lukewarm salt water….salt kills……will keep ur nose…upper Respiratory Tract and sinuses clean….
3.Kunjal….once a week….will keep ur GI system clean and also strengthens ur Respiratory system…avoid if u have High BP/ Cardiac problem/Stomach Ulcers/Piles/History of stroke or any issue related to ur Brain
4.Drink Water….better if lukewarm…helps u loose weight too😄
5.Honey lemon water first thing in morning
6.Ginger….Have lukewarm Ginger water atleast twice a day
7.Turmeric….increase in ur diet…Raw turmeric in ur salad..in ur Vegetable Juice…Turmeric Tea
Turmeric honey and blackpepper milk..1/2tsp of turmeric powder 1 tsp honey and pinch of black pepper in a cup of hot milk
8.Licorice Tea…..Peppermint Tea… Eucalyptus Tea….Fennel Tea…have a soothing effect on throat ..break up mucus….and ease persistent cough
9.Steam with neem leaves water…..a powerful antibiotic…antiviral….U can even add vinegar in boiling water and inhale it’s vapours
10..Essential Oils in diffuser
Eucalyptus oil…fights viruses.
Clove oil…has antiviral and antifungal properties to clean surfaces or air
Cinnamon oil…can clean surface or air
Rosemary..cleans surface or Air
Peppermint oil…reduces cough and throat infections.
11.Bayleaf…increase in ur diet..can even be used as hot compress…Burning Bay leaf helps keep negative energy at bay😄
12.Apply lil oil(sesame/Mustard) in ur nostrils before stepping out of the house or after a bath…
So keep Washing ur hands…and follow what Caller tone is telling u….khans khans ke😄
About the Author
Dr Neelu Guglani is MD in Pathology. She’s an Experienced Senior Pathologist and an ardent believer and researcher of Alternate Healing and Traditional Medicine. She is also the Mentor at Citizens for Better India
She lives at New Delhi, India and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org