Listed below are some straightforward steps you may take to deal with a flu virus of any sort, together with swine flu. It isn’t essential to comply with all of the steps without delay. You possibly can decide and select a mixture of treatments that swimsuit you greatest. Nevertheless, in case you are already affected by flu, these measures may help solely as much as an extent.
1. Have 5 duly washed leaves of Tulsi (often called Basil in English; medicinal title Ocimum sanctum) on a regular basis within the morning. Tulsi has a lot of therapeutic properties. It retains throat and lungs clear and helps in infections by the use of strengthening your immunity.
2. Giloi (medicinal title Tinospora cordifolia) is a generally out there plant in lots of areas. Take a one-foot lengthy department of giloi, add 5 to 6 leaves of Tulsi and boil in water for 15-20 minutes or lengthy sufficient to permit the water to extract its properties. Add black pepper and sendha (salt used throughout non secular fasts), rock or black salt, or Misri (crystalised sugar like lumps to make it candy) in accordance with style. Let it cool a bit and drink this kadha (concoction) whereas nonetheless heat. It’s going to work wonders on your immunity. If giloi plant isn’t out there, get processed giloi powder from Hamdard or others, and concoct an analogous drink as soon as a day.
3. A small piece of camphor (kapoor) roughly the dimensions of a pill ought to be taken a few times a month. It may be swallowed with water by adults whereas youngsters can take it together with mashed potatoes or banana as a result of they’ll discover it tough to have it with none aides. Please bear in mind camphor is to not be taken on a regular basis, however solely as soon as every season, or as soon as a month.
4. Those that can take garlic, should have two pods of uncooked garlic very first thing within the morning. To be swallowed day by day with lukewarm water. Garlic too strengthens immunity like the sooner measures talked about.
5. These not allergic to take advantage of, should take a glass of scorching or lukewarm milk each evening with a small measure of haldi (turmeric).
6. Aloe vera (gwarpatha) too is a generally out there plant. Its thick and lengthy, cactus-like leaves have an odourless gel. A teaspoon gel taken with water day by day can work wonders for not solely your pores and skin and joint pains, but in addition increase immunity.
7. Take homeopathic medicines — Pyrogenium 200 and Inflenzium 200 particularly — 5 tablets 3 times a day, or two-three drops 3 times a day. Whereas these usually are not particularly focused at H1N1 both, these work properly as preventive in opposition to widespread flu virus.
8. Do Pranayam day by day (ideally underneath steering in case you are already not initiated into it) and go for morning jog/stroll repeatedly to maintain your throat and lungs in good situation and physique in wonderful fettle. Even in small measures, it’ll work wonders on your physique’s resistance in opposition to all such illnesses which assault the nostril, throat and lungs, moreover retaining you match.
9. Have citrus fruits, notably Vitamin C wealthy Amla (Indian gooseberry) juice. Since contemporary Amla isn’t but out there out there (not for one more three to 4 months), it’s not a nasty thought to purchase packaged Amla juice which is often out there these days.
10. Final however not the least, wash your fingers incessantly daily with cleaning soap and heat water for 15-20 seconds; particularly earlier than meals, or every time after touching a floor that you simply suspect may very well be contaminated with flu virus corresponding to a door deal with or a knob/deal with, particularly you probably have returned from a public place or used public transport. Alcohol-based hand cleaners ought to be stored helpful always and used till you may get cleaning soap and heat water.
(The writer is an avid reader and follower of different therapies together with non secular therapeutic, ayurveda, yoga and homeopathy)