As the skies turn grey, clouds heavy with rains, sitting put at home with a hot cup of tea seems to be the best idea ever. However, not all of us are lucky as we are out and about in the monsoons too. Rains, though beautiful, bring with them many diseases. Simple issues like a cough, cold, allergies can easily escalate into bigger problems such as malaria, dengue, viral fever and more.
But we can overcome these issues with simple monsoon home remedies and strengthen our immune system to stay healthy and happy.
Pick the right foods
Everything, including leafy green veggies, look lush and inviting in this season but one must clearly avoid them what with them playing host to worms and other bacteria. And instead of seeking a doctor’s advice at every sneeze, head to the kitchen to seek home remedies by making the right food choices.
Respiratory issues are common in this season. Have a spoonful of honey with a dash of ginger juice to soothe the itchy throat.
As working professionals, one has to spend the entire day sitting in air-conditioned offices while on the outside, it can be very wet and humid. Such fluctuation climatic conditions and temperatures ensure one suffers from bouts of cold. In such situations, tea or green tea comes in handy.
Drink tea or green tea
Tea lovers can switch to green tea as drinking it helps to stay warm and alert in cool temperatures. It also pumps in antioxidants in the body that helps keep cold, cough and other infections at bay. It also improves the skin, keeping it free of acne and maintaining the glow.
Drinking herbal tea or Tulsi tea is also very beneficial for the throat. To cure itchy throat, another concoction is to boil a litre of water with 2-3 cloves and a small stick of cinnamon. Drinking it helps soothe the throat and keep the tonsils in check.
Eat hot foods
Having a hot soup is another way to stay warm and comfortable in this season. Also, it is best to eat fresh, hot foods or meals. This is because cold foods are more prone to bacteria infestation and infections.
The monsoons are a ripe time for stomach infections, loose bowels, and even food poisoning. To avoid these problems, drinking lukewarm water is a good option for proper digestion. It helps to flush out the toxins and cleans your system.
Additionally, one should add a lot of garlic and onions to their foods as they are mucous melting foods and keep cold and cough, flu away. Having a glass of hot milk with a dash of turmeric helps to strengthen the body and boost immunity.