Ayurvedic medicine is the ancient Indian system that incorporates a mental approach, yoga and herbal medicine. Here are some helpful tips that can make all the difference to your summer hols.
|•||Mix a teaspoon of ground cumin and fennel seeds with a bit of fresh ginger in warm water to aid digestion|
|•||For diarrhoea put half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg in honey and warm water and take two to three times a day. And drink plenty of lime water with salt and a bit of sugar to rehydrate, or pomegranate juice|
|•||To relieve the tenderness in the stomach and bring back appetite, mix cumin, fennel and ajwain seeds in warm water|
|•||For sunstroke drink fresh lime juice in half a pint of water, mixed with two teaspoons of honey.|
|•||A thick application of coconut oil mixed with a couple of drops of lavender and neem oil can keep mosquitoes away and soothe bites.|
|•||Shower twice daily in cool water and apply mild essential oils like sandalwood and lavender in carrier oil to the body.|
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