During monsoon, there are some ayurvedic herbs that can help in staying fit and healthy. Check them out.
Love them or hate them, monsoons do bring along tons of slosh and dirt; and with them, a host of bacterial and viral infections like the common cold, flu etc. The changing weather from hot to cool is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects, which further contribute to illnesses. The sharp rise in humidity also affects our digestive system, with instances of gas, bloating, vomiting and constipation spiking. As the weather switch also naturally weakens our immunity, it becomes important to take preventive measures, lest we get seriously ill.
The ancient science of Ayurveda offers a host of herbs which not only boost immunity, but actively ward off several diseases common during the monsoon season. While there might be a cartload of high-sounding so-called ‘Herb’ products out there in the supermarkets, promising good health, it is wiser to stick to natural, trusted sources. In this article, we will tell you about four such magical Ayurvedic herbs, which possess so much goodness, that it would be unwise not to include them in your diet especially during the monsoon. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Ritika Krit, Founder, Kamree, to know about these helpful Ayurvedic herbs to stay healthy during monsoon.
Actually worshipped by many traditional Indians due to its healing powers, the tulsi plant fights off mucus and cough. Further, it also gives relief from chest congestion by helping the lung function. In fact, Ayurveda says that tulsi clears up excessive dampness in our respiratory systems (which is common in rainy season) – hence helps ward off several respiratory-related illnesses.
This is a combo of three herbs – Amla (Emblicaofficinalis), Bellericmyrobalan and Chebulicmyrobalan. Triphalachuran (powder) is widely consumed by many for its detoxification properties, and promoting healthy bowel movements. That’s due to the strong antioxidants present in triphala’s three ingredients. As we mentioned, during monsoon, our digestive system isn’t normally at its peak. Therefore, consuming triphala especially during this season is great for your bowel wellness and overall stomach health.
The guduchi herb is hailed for its immunity boosting properties. It is known for fighting off several types of fevers and other infections. The herb boosts our white blood cells, which are key in warding off such infections. Thus, guduchi is an awesome herb to prevent / treat several infections common during monsoons.
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Hailed as the ‘Indian Ginseng’, Ashwagandha is a herb which has powerful rejuvenating properties. The herb is known for effecting a crucial balance between the nervous system, endocrine glands and the immune system.
Ashwagandha fights off the effects of long-term stress in the body; and also speeds up recovery after ailments. Besides, this herb is widely believed to promote energy and stamina in the human body.
You can take the above listed ayurvedic herbs to stay healthy during monsoon. Keeping natural by all such environment-friendly products not only keeps you healthy; but also contributes to a healthier environment, and an ideal life.
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