With the seasons changing, the onset of the seasonal cold or a light fever ails the body, typically because of low Agni and vata imbalance. Mentioned within this article are a few Ayurvedic tips that you can include in your daily diet and lifestyle to avoid falling ill.
- Eat nourishing-warm food
- Avoid fried or heavy food, your body will utilize the energy to recover from feeling under the weather.
- Include spices that boost immunity and stimulate the Agni.
When the seasons change, the onset of cold or a light fever is to be expected. Typically, such a situation arises when Agni is low and the Vata is imbalanced. Low immunity exposes you to a lot of diseases that can happen when the temperature drops. A light headache, blocked nose, cold symptoms, bodyache, etc what this onset of sickness feels like.
Here are a few Ayurvedic tips that you can include in your daily diet and lifestyle to avoid falling ill
- Eat nourishing-warm food. Low immunity primarily owes to a vata imbalance. Including foods that balance the vata should be consumed when you feel like you’re about to fall ill. Mung daal helps detoxifying and rejuvenates at the same time.
- Include spices like garlic (lahsun) and ginger (adrak) in your regular diet. They boost immunity and stimulate Agni.
- Heavy foods require a lot of energy to digest. By avoiding fried foods or foods that are too heavy, your body will utilize the energy to recover from feeling under the weather.
- Steam helps the body feel cosy. It also unblocks blocked nose and rejuvenates the skin. Warm baths and humidifiers are great. Put a pot full of water of water on the stove and let it boil on low for a few hours. You can also add essential oils or herbs that have therapeutic properties, like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, etc.
- Put two drops of sesame oil in each nostril before going to bed as it reduces vata imbalance. This practice is called Nasya.
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