More and more people are becoming aware of chemicals that go into medications. With awareness comes the need to look for safer and natural alternatives that won’t have any adverse effects on the body.
This is where Ayurvedic medicine takes over - a system that originated from ancient India and has made its way around the world. There have been countless researches done that only conclude positive results using this method of healing. Here are our top picks of Ayurvedic home-based remedies that everyone should know (and try!).
With a crazy workload, daily chores and everything else in between, it's easy to forget some tasks especially when your brain needs time to shut down a little. Fret not, this easy to do nightly routine can make a huge difference in improving your memory. A tablespoon of raw honey (the organic, free-of-preservatives kind) with a pinch of cinnamon is to be taken before heading to bed. This gives your brain a boost of glucose which helps with memory.
There's nothing quite as strenuous as falling sick, or worse, getting a fever that just won't go away. Here's where your ayurvedic home remedy comes into play. Get a fistful of basil leaves, and crush them into a pulp then add a little bit of ginger. Once you've created a pulp, press it into a sieve so all you get is the liquid. This can be consumed as it is, or added to water with honey to cover up the otherwise bitter and strong taste. Follow through three times a day and you'll back to normal in no time.
The best way to unclog your nasal congestion is with some black pepper. It isn't for consumption, but to sniff so the fumes can help unclog your nose. All you have to do is heat it up in a pan for a couple of minute and breathe it in. You can even crush it slightly (not too much) to get the most out of the smell. Be careful not to sniff in the powdery substance though as it can irritate the nose and cause further complications.
Headaches are so incredibly common (and frustrating) especially when you have a busy day ahead. Unwind and let your body relax by having some green tea with lemon in it and then use the rinds of the lemon to create a paste. The paste then should be applied to the forehead as you take a quick 10-minute nap as it will help relieve the ache fast. You'll be back in business in no time, ready to take on the world!
Runny Nose And Flu
If you’re suffering from this, turn to the ever-powerful ginger for help. Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger can be taken in several ways to curb a runny nose or flu. It also can be used for sore throats and other symptoms that are usually associated with the common cold too. You can chew on slices of raw ginger, or make a tea using ginger. Either way, it can be too strong a taste to swallow, so add on some honey to make it more palatable. You can alternatively pound it into a pulp and add it to hot water. Inhale the vapours and this will help unclog and get rid of your cold.