India is fighting its battle tough against coronavirus. Compare to other nations of the world, the number of positive case is very less in India. Proactive initiatives by Indian Government has helped to achieve this. The lockdown has been extended and is quite effective in most of the places in India. This has resulted in avoiding community spread of coronavirus infection. Hence, the situation is manageable in India as we are still in stage 2 of the infection. Not only this, but the Ministry of Ayush has issued a directive on home remedies to protect from coronavirus infection.
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To boost the immunity and protect from coronavirus, the Ministry of Ayush has released their directive on easy to follow home remedies.
1.Drink Lukewarm Water Throughout The Day
Drinking lukewarm water improves blood circulation. Not only this, drinking lukewarm water helps detox the body and cleans all the impurities very easily. To boost body immunity, can take lemon juice with one glass of lukewarm water on an empty stomach.
2. Practice Yogasanas Everyday
Various pranayamas and yogasanas are very effective in keeping the body strong and increasing immunity. As we all know, immunity plays a very important role in protecting from infectious disease. Hence, the Ministry of Ayush suggests pranayama and yogasanas for 30 minutes every day.
3. Power of Indian Spices
Spice like turmeric, cumin, coriander and garlic are anti-inflammatory. Due to their anti-viral properties, these spices protect from infection of coronavirus. Hence, the Ministry of Ayush has advised using these spices in daily cooking.
4. One Spoon of Chyawanprash Daily
Since long, Ayurveda has been using chyawanprash as an immunity booster. The main ingredients include Amla, Ashwagandha, Hareetaki, Dashmul, Ghrit and several other herbs and herbal extracts. Eating one spoon of chyawanprash daily is a good shield from coronavirus infection.
5. Drink Herbal Tea Twice Daily
According to the Ministry of Ayush, herbal tea helps to boost the immunity of our body. As we know, the strong immune system protects us from diseases occurring during the changing seasons. Not only this, but it also helps in preventing respiratory diseases. To prepare a herbal tea, one can use a hot decoction of basil, cinnamon, black pepper, dry ginger and dry grapes. This should be consumed once or twice in a day. To make it tastier, one can add jaggery or lemon juice as per the need.
6. Milk with Turmeric (Golden Milk)
As we know, turmeric has antibiotic properties, while milk has calcium presence. In a mixture of these two, the properties of turmeric milk increase even more. In its directive, the Ministry of Ayush suggests taking half a teaspoon turmeric powder in 150 ml warm milk once or twice a day.
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7. Perform Naysa daily
In its directive, the Ministry of Ayush suggests applying one drop of either cow ghee or sesame oil or coconut oil in both the nasal cavities. This should be done twice daily. In Ayurveda, this process is called Naysa. This process increases the blood circulation in the brain by ensuring a balanced exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
8. Oil Pulling Therapy
Take one spoon of sesame or coconut oil in the mouth. Do not drink it, but in the mouth for 2 to 3 minutes and then spit it out. After that rinse with warm water. This can be done once or twice a day.
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9. Mint leaf and celery steam
People having a sore throat or dry cough should take steam of hot water mixed with fresh mint leaves and celery. According to the Ministry, this should be performed once a day.
10. Clove powder with Honey or Jaggery
During burning sensation in the throat, the Ministry advises eating clove powder mixed with jaggery or honey. This should be taken 2-3 times a day.
According to the Ministry’s guideline, these remedies usually cure common dry cough and sore throat. However, if these symptoms persist, it is better to consult a doctor.