How Ayurvedic Herbs Protect Your Body During Weather Change While Traveling…


How Ayurvedic Herbs Protect Your Body During Weather Change While Traveling



Traveling is loved by many people. Some have to do it just for the sake of breaking the mundane routine whereas there are others who travel for their passion. While traveling, we often face health problems due to climate change or differences in time zone. Climatic changes can affect your health and trigger some health issues. In order to deal with such conditions, it is imperative to check one’s immunity levels. A strong immunity level can protect you from many infections.

Our bodies are adapted to a certain type of climatic conditions, and when we enter a different environment, our body tries to adapt accordingly. However, if the body is not able to adjust and adapt, it can trigger one or more illnesses. The change in climatic conditions triggers illnesses like some allergies, breathing problems, body aches, fever, and many more depending upon the immunity level of a person. According to Ayurveda, immunity is related to digestion. When you have a good and strong digestion with a good appetite, then your immunity is strengthened. Weak digestion can often lead to weak immunity.

Yoga Practises also play a very important role in the same, people do yoga every day that improves their resisting power of the body and keep safe during traveling. For knowing these practices many people get enrolled in Yoga Teacher Training in India and  Ayurvedic herbs can help you protect your body during weather changes while traveling and you can also incorporate them in your daily life. Some of the herbs are:

1. Khus

Khus is also known as Ushira in Sanskrit and Vetiver in English. ‘Khus sharbat’ is a famous drink during summers in India. It keeps the body cool in the summer season.

WAYS TO INCLUDE KHUS IN YOUR DIET –

• Add some roots of Khus to your water bottle or in a clay matka to keep your body cool during the summer.

• You can also have ‘Khus sharbat’ during summers.

2. Cumin

Cumin enhances the digestive system which in turn improves metabolism. It helps the body to absorb nutrients in a better and effective way. Cumin is very useful for new mothers after giving birth, as it cleanses the reproductive organs and enhances milk secretion. In Indian households, cumin is commonly used in cooking. Use of cumin while cooking helps in the assimilation of micronutrients. Cumin also helps in losing weight.

WAYS TO INCLUDE CUMIN IN YOUR DIET –

• Sputter some cumin in warm oil and cook your meal.

• If you want to improve your digestion, soak 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds in water overnight and drink it in the morning. You can also add lemon juice to it and drink it on an empty stomach for 2 weeks.

3. Sandalwood

Topical sandalwood helps in calming a heat rash and can be consumed as well. It helps in cooling the lymph, blood and circulatory systems. It can be handy in heatstroke and is very effective.

WAYS TO INCLUDE SANDALWOOD IN YOUR DIET –

• Consume 2- 4 tablespoon of Chandanasava which is an Ayurvedic preparation, twice a day if you are prone to a heat stroke, or have a burning sensation or low hydration.

4. Tulsi

Tulsi is worshiped for its miraculous and medicinal value. For this very reason, it is considered as the most sacred plant in the ancient Vedic Puranas. It is very useful for building resistance to respiratory ailments, considering its anti-asthmatic and anti-infective properties. It provides immense relief from fever and is also well known to boost the body’s immunity levels to a great extent.

WAYS TO INCLUDE TULSI IN YOUR DIET –



• During winters, start your day with a refreshing cup of Tulsi green tea or black tea. You can also add a few drops of fresh ginger juice and honey to it to improve your health.

• Eat a few fresh Tulsi leaves every day to boost your immunity. Avoid chewing raw tulsi leaves.

5. Ginger

Ginger is widely used in Ayurveda which is also considered a medicine. It’s well known for the digestive benefits that it provides. It has many other benefits ranging from fighting cold and flu to relieving joint pain. It also helps in boosting immunity and wards off many infections.

WAYS TO INCLUDE GINGER IN YOUR DIET –

• Having fresh ginger before lunch and dinner enhances digestion. Dip 2-3 slices of fresh ginger in a little salt and lemon juice and eat these before having your proper meal to aid digestion.

6. Amla

Amla in any form is very cooling for the body, however, fresh Amla is not available in the summer, you can have it in the powder form or eat it as a murabba which is a sweet fruit preserve. Consuming Amla helps in reducing heat rashes on the skin. Like the application of sandalwood keeps the skin cool from the outside, Amla provides a cooling effect from the inside. It is a great antioxidant and helps in reducing heat from the upper respiratory area to the lower gastrointestinal tract.

WAYS TO INCLUDE AMLA IN YOUR DIET –

• Mix a tsp of Amla powder in your juice during summer.

• Boil mint leaves to make tea and add a tsp of Amla powder.

• Consume fresh Amla in winters and you can also add it in your coriander and green chilies chutney.

• Amla ka murrabba is a healthy option too.

7. Bael

Bael is also called Bilva, and is one of the most effective natural coolers in summer. It helps in reducing heat in the liver and intestines, soothes acidity and improves digestion.

WAYS TO INCLUDE BAEL IN YOUR DIET –

• Scoop out the pulp from the fruit, make it a puree with water and drink with some rock salt for a better taste.

These are some of the most popular Ayurvedic herbs that can help you keep your body warm during the winters and also keep diseases at bay.

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