Monsoon feels like a big relief after hot summer weather. But, along with the cloudy & rainy days, it also brings the infections like flu, cold, cough, malaria, typhoid, stomach infection, or dengue. So, it is always better to take precautions and prevent such infections during monsoon.
Our body becomes more susceptible to viral, bacterial, and fungal infections when immunity is weak. You can take precautions like avoiding food from outside, drinking warm water, eating fresh seasonal & homemade food, avoiding getting wet in the rain, etc. Taking such protection can reduce the risk of getting sick during monsoon.
Here are the 3 effective home remedies to cure flu during monsoon:
1. Fall in love with warm water:
No matter how much you hate drinking water, it is time to show some love to warm water. Drinking warm water can help you not only give relief from cold, cough, or sore throat, but it also helps to boost your digestion. One of the most common ailments, along with the flu, is weak digestion. So, sipping warm water throughout the day can help you improve your digestion.
Apart from this, you must also gargle with warm water with some added salt, especially if you have a sore throat and other flu symptoms. It will help to remove the infection from the throat and prevent its further spread.
2. Kadha (herbal decoction):
When it comes to curing the seasonal flu, cold, or cough, kadha is one of the best rescuers. Kadha is a herbal decoction with various herbs from your kitchen that can help you beat these ailments. You may find different kadhas on the internet, but here I am sharing an effective & time-tested recipe for you.
Firstly, take two cups of water and boil it over a low flame. On the other hand, pound a slice of ginger, 2-3 tulsi leaves, a small cinnamon stick, and two cloves. Now, add these pounded ingredients into the water and boil them until it reduces to one cup. Lastly, strain it and drink it once or twice a day.
Ayurveda believes it is essential to follow diet & lifestyle tips according to your unique Prakriti (body type). So, here is a specific tip for you to follow according to your body type. If you are a Vata person, you can take this kadha & ginger-tulsi shot (mentioned-below) once or twice a day, a Pitta person should not take it more than once a day, and a Kapha person can consume it twice a day (depending upon the condition). If you don’t know your Prakriti, download our health App and take a Prakriti quiz to understand your body type.
Remember never to overconsume kadha or this herbal shot; otherwise, you may develop acidity, a burning sensation, or heat in the body.