Rain is an excellent gift to human until you are not completely soaked in it. You have planned a nice weekend trip with your kids. But cold and cough caught you badly a day before your trip. At this time you can only think of some home remedies. Here we are going to give you a home doctor, in your kitchen’s cabinet. These Ayurvedic remedies are quick, easy, efficient and of course available at any time. Here are some quick ayurvedic remedies not only for a cough and cold but for many problems.
Lemon or Citrus limon is an evergreen fruit which is used for multiple purposes. It is used for face, hairs, drinking and in medicines also. Lemon is sour if taken in more but when mixed with other herbs and spices it tastes better. Lemon juice has various health benefits such as treatment for kidney stones, strokes, and lowering body temperature. When you mix lemon juice with water, this drink makes you cool and calm. Lemon can also use as washing agent since it has the ability to remove stains. The fragrance of lemon repels mosquitoes. Lemons are acidic to taste but are alkaline forming in the body. This helps to maintain body’s pH. Lemon also helps to resist diabetes, constipation, fever, high blood pressure, etc. Lemon provide health benefits due to the presence of nutritious elements like vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, folate, niacin thiamin, copper, iron, phosphorus, and protein. read more
Honey is very effective food which is used both as food and medicine. It is very healthy to consume because it has numerous health benefits along with taste. It is used for medicinal uses in Ayurvedic treatments. Raw honey is a pure form of honey. Nowadays processed honey is consumed. Processed honey is also healthy but not as much as raw honey. Raw honey is pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized that is why it contains all nutrients and vitamins. Honey can be used in so many ways such as you can spread it on bread, eat instead of sugar or mix it with warm water, lime juice or cinnamon or other herbs to make medicine. read more
Ginger is one of the healthiest spice which is easily available in the kitchen when we need it. It is full of nutrients and bioactive substances which are very healthy for the body. Ginger is used in various forms such as ginger powder, ginger essential oil, ginger tea and raw ginger. The ginger root is widely used in all forms as raw ginger. The rhizome or root or underground stem of the ginger plant can be used fresh, powdered, dried or as a spice. Ginger is one of the main spicy ingredients of the food. It adds flavor as well as health to our food. It is warm nature which why in winter it is very healthy if we consume ginger tea. Ginger contains antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antioxidant substances which are very beneficial such as gingerol, beta carotene, capsaicin, caffeic acid, curcumin, and salicylate. Ginger provides various health benefits which are effective and improves body health. read more
Fenugreek plant is an excellent herb which is used in cooking as well as for medicinal purposes. It possesses green leaves with small white flowers. Fenugreek plant is used in 3 different manners; first fenugreek leaves which can be dried and used as herbs, fenugreek seeds are used as a spice for cooking; third the plant matter as a vegetable like sprouts or micro greens. Fenugreek seeds are warm in nature and have a somewhat bitter taste but when cooked gives a pleasant flavor. Out of all plant parts, the seeds are most widely used. Fenugreek can be consumed in dishes for eating, or you can make a paste of it to cure skin inflammations. read more
Eucalyptus also is known as Eucalyptus Globulus is very commonly found the herb. The eucalyptus tree is also known as fever tree, blue tree, and stringy bark tree. There are over 500 species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is also an indoor plant. Eucalyptus has distinct menthol like odor. Eucalyptus leaves are light green initially then turn darker as gets older. It is an exotic plant with many uses in home remedies and medicinally. The major benefit of this plant can be taken in the form of eucalyptus essential oil. This oil has medicinal properties. The eucalyptus plant leaves are dried and then crushed and distilled to extract strong, colorless, volatile and potent essential oil. The chemical compound Cineole present in Eucalyptus is responsible for its health benefits. Its medicinal effects are wide including inflammation reduction, pain and killing leukemia cells. The eucalyptus essential oil also has anti inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, decongestant and other medicinal qualities. read more
Dandelion plant is easily identifiable and perennial. Dandelion leaves are toothy and basal, and the plant also has yellow colored flowers. It is a very beneficial plant to have. It is used in eating as well as possess medicinal properties. Dandelion is very nutritious having various vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Every part of this plant is used for various purposes such as its leaves can be added to salads, flowers can be fried and consumed as a snack, the dried dandelion root is a great substituent of coffee. One of the famous use of this plant is as tea. Dandelion tea benefits are known for health (Take 2 oz. of dried root put it in 1 quarts water and boil for 30 mins and drink). This tea is used to cure various diseases of stomach, gallbladder, liver, kidney, and it also prevents high blood pressure, tooth decay and calcium deficiency. read more
Milk is white colored liquid produced only by mammals to feed their young ones. Mammals produce milk through mammary glands. Milk is the primary source of food for newborns. Milk contains all essential nutrients which are required for the growth. Milk plays a major role in the diet. It is a great source of vitamins and minerals. Its composition includes major elements which are needed for body growth and healthy body. It helps the body to be saved from various health issues. read more
Cherry is a very famous fruit because of its sweet, sour and juicy flavor. Cherry is known for its taste but also for its medicinal health benefits. Cherries have 2 categories based on its flavor, one is sweet cherries, and other is sour flavored cherries. Sour cherries are usually red, but sweet cherries have wide varieties in colors. Some are more dark colored than the others. Dark colored cherries have deeper more intense flavor. No matter what type or colored cherry you are buying but always look for size, fresh stems, and no browning spot.
There are various nutrient and bioactive components present in cherries. These are packed with antioxidants which have great ability to fight with free radical damage and protect our cells. Cherry provides multiple health benefits, ie, prevent cancers, inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes and also helps to remove excess belly fat. read more
Tea is a hot aromatic drink made by combining dried and crushed tea leaves in boiling water. Tea comes from plant Camellia Sinensis. It is most extensively used drink all over the world. There are so many types of tea which have their flavor, aroma and appearance. Their oxidization process categorizes them. These are White tea, Black tea, Green tea, Oolong tea, Dark tea, Puer tea. read more
Cinnamon is sweet and warm natured effective spice which is used in cooking as well as in medical system. It is the bark of Cinnamomum tree which is utilised for various purposes. It is also used as a sweetener in cooking. It can be used as bark or in powder form as well. It is packed with a high amount of antioxidants. There are different compounds present which is responsible for cinnamon health benefits. These are cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid and cinnamate. Cinnamon can be extracted from a cinnamon plant in the form of a cinnamon stick, essential oils and in powder form. It contains phenolic compounds, flavonoids and antioxidants. These compounds are responsible for many health protecting properties like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-diabetic properties, antimicrobial benefits, immunity enhancing abilities, cancer and heart disease protective abilities. There is various cinnamon uses for health and cooking as well. read more