Posts in Ayurveda Remedies
Home Remedies for a Cold: 4 Ways to Use Ginger to Get Over a Cold Fast

The typical congestion, runny nose, cough and aches that come with a cold can make you feel rotten for a few days, but there is one simple common kitchen ingredient that can help you feel better fast... ginger.

According to Ayurveda winter and spring are the time when we are more likely to get a cold. Colds are primarily a kapha  disorder where the body shows a build up of the cold and wet properties of kapha which reveal themselves as mucous and congestion. Vata is also involved causing chills, and sometimes low appetite.

Since a cold is caused by the cool nature of both kapha and vata the best way to treat it is to use the warming properties of ginger. Ginger is good for the lungs, digestion and circulation so it is perfect for treating colds. For the lungs, ginger clears phlegm, for the digestive system it kindles our digestive fire and stimulates the production of digestive enzymes, and circulation is increased along with sweating.

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies: How to Get Dry Cough Relief from Bananas

1546893914_e13ef7b563_m.jpgParents were shocked earlier this year when the FDA issued a public warning that over the counter cough and cold remedies could cause "serious and potentially life-threatening" side effects. Parents of children under the age of two have been strongly advised not to use these products.

Pediatrician Dr Alan Greene has expressed his approval over the warnings and reassures parents that they are not missing out on effective remedies, but rather on pharmaceutical preparations that have proved to be no more effective than placebos in clinical trials.

Instead of using what he considers to be non-effective over the counter remedies, he is recommending that concerned parents step back in time and learn some natural home remedies instead.

Here's a simple recipe that shows how to make one of my favourite Ayurvedic home remedies for a persistent dry cough. It's easy to make, safe for small children, and it tastes delicious...
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