Winters are great because it reminds us of Christmas, new year and holidays! But, it also brings along uninvited guests like cough, cold, allergies, stiff and dry hair, chapped lips etc. it isn’t a good idea to always pop a pill when the problem isn’t that serious. Looking for natural Ayurvedic remedies for winter ailments? Below are the best 6 Ayurvedic herbs for a healthy winter-
Ginger helps in rejuvenation and keeps digestive issues at bay. Helps keep body warm from inside and prevent shivering. Great for cold and cough. Improves immunity. Simmer ginger in water and have it as ginger tea. For cough and cold, mix ginger powder with honey and have it as cold syrup.
Neem is great for eczema and psoriasis flare ups in winters. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Use neem powder mixed with apple cider vinegar as a mask for eczema and psoriasis. Add neem leaves to your green tea.
Turmeric has great healing, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Helps build immunity and keep general infections at bay. Also regulates body temperature. Add turmeric to your regular meals, simmer with water to make turmeric tea, make your own golden milk etc.
Aloe vera has great hydrating, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It works as a great moisturizer and is great for dry patches on skin and dry hair. Use fresh aloe gel as a face and hair mask.
AJWAIN (CAROM SEEDS)
Ajwain is great when it comes to addressing vata issues. It keeps you healthy internally, detoxes body and keeps bloating at bay. Also improves your body’s resistance power. Simmer ajwain seeds in water, strain and consume.
Basil is great for flu, cold, allergies etc. it improves your immune system and keeps you rejuvenated throughout the year and not just winters. Simmer tulsi in water, strain and have this tulsi tea. You can also add tulsi or holy basil to your regular meals or have its paste with honey.