As winter arrives, we encounter a number of winter ailments, which usually occur because our body is adjusting to the drop in the temperature level.
Besides, the body’s immunity goes down, making it prone to virus and bacteria attacks. You could suffer from various ailments such as runny nose, stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, chest congestion, headaches and even stomach and skin troubles. It is important to keep your immune system robust to ward of these ailments. You can also try some herbal remedies to keep the common winter-ailments at bay.
Effective Herbal Remedies For Winter Ailments
There is nothing better than hot, strong tea infused with herbs to tackle winter problems. Spike your tea generously with basil, peppercorn and ginger to soothe a sore throat or clear a congested chest and ease a throbbing head. Both basil and ginger are anti-inflammatory and peppercorns have a heating effect, helping your body fight the low temperature.
Ginger is a very effective immunity booster. You can make a ginger tea by pouring boiling water over ginger along with lemon and honey. Put all these ingredients together in a thermos or a tumbler and strain it after allowing it to steep for a few minutes. Alternatively, you can boil the water with ginger and then add honey and lemon to it. You can add as much honey as your taste buds allow. You can also grate ginger, extract the juice, add some honey to it, and consume the mix to treat winter ailments effectively. Adding some turmeric to this mixture multiples the benefits. Chewing on small ginger piece with some salt sprinkled on it is also good for runny nose.
Boil basil leaves with cardamom in some water and mix this decoction with sugar and milk. Consuming this helps lower temperature. Fresh basil leaf extract mixed with some water taken at regular intervals is particularly beneficial for children if they are running temperature.
If possible try to chew some fresh basil leaves daily to fight off virus and bacteria that bring on winter ailments. You can also crush basil leaves, mix the extract with honey, and take this mixture to get rid of runny nose and cough. For sore throat, you can boil basil leaves in water and use it for gargling.
Oregano is also an anti-viral and helps boost immunity. You can make a mix of coconut oil, freshly crushed garlic and oregano essential oil. Rub this mixture on your feet. This will keep your feet warm and helps your body fight winter viruses. Using oregano oil in a vaporizer can help you get rid of cough and phlegm. Oregano is also anti-inflammatory and fights infections that might have crept into your body with the onset of winter.
Essential oils made from herbs like clove, rosemary and lavender can help you get rid of cold-induced headaches. Lavender oil mixed with coconut oil or olive oil makes excellent massage oil that heals dry skin in winter months.
Peppermint oil mixed with coconut or olive oil is also good to treat itchy skin. If this condition is not attended immediately, it can result in severe skin infections due to continuous itching and scratching.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.