One particular day each year, when we step outside in the morning, the air smells different.
It indicates a change of season.
With the onset of the fall season, we often see people falling sick or catching flu. With the change in weather, comes illness which can wreak havoc on the body leaving you feeling exhausted, tired and weak.
But Ayurveda has the power to help you to adjust to changing weather, lifestyle, daily routine, diet, etc. Ayurveda is an incredible ancient system of healthcare, which keeps your doshas in balance and your health at its optimal level.
Ayurvedic ways to adapt to winter
According to Ayurveda, seasons are like our Prakruti that are characterized by cycles of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Living in harmony with nature’s cycle is important to stay healthy and fit all year long. This helps you to adjust to the change in your environment through the food we eat- herbs, spices, veggies, fruits, and so on.
Ayurveda in India is the topmost and popular way to deal with season changing health issues and can be done simply by consuming herbs.
So, here we’re mentioning some amazingly effective herbs of Ayurveda that protects your body in fall and winter.
You learn about all these Ayurvedic ingredients and herbs during your training at Ayurveda School in India.
Tulsi or Holy Basil
Tulsi or Holy Basil is considered an essential herb especially during fall and winter. It is used for detoxification, strengthens immunity, increases cellular vitality, and brings mental clarity. This wonder herb has a very lifting and lightening quality that regulates normal body temperature, improves digestion, keepa cold and coughs at bay, calms you down, and improves the respiratory system.
- Make milk or herbal tea and add 2-3 leaves of Tulsi in it and drink.
- Put raw Tulsi in honey and eat the paste.
Haldi or Turmeric
Another amazing herb, Turmeric is commonly known as a wonder spice used for detoxification, energy build-up, digestion, and immunity support. It is powerful and consists of healing properties. In old times, Turmeric was used as an ointment used to heal wounds. Turmeric also purifies the blood, supports healthy liver functioning, enhances blood flow, and removes ama (Toxins).
- You can use either raw Turmeric or powdered form.
- Turmeric Milk before bed is an ideal way to consume the spice.
- Add turmeric in your food, soup, or salad to avail benefits.
Adrak or Ginger
Ginger roots are widely used as a spice and folk medicine. It is the best remedy for colds and relieves congestion to help you feel better. The anti-inflammatory properties relieve sore throat and kills rhinoviruses that cause cold. Ginger is used widely in food and Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala.
- Drink Ginger tea with honey.
- Take a bath infused with ginger and baking soda.
- Ginger steam also works wonders.
- Eat ginger juice, honey, and black cardamon concoction.
Haritaki is an Ayurvedic herb derived from the seeds of the Terminalia Chebula tree, which is used to bring mental clarity, improve digestion, and support detoxification. Haritaki is generally described as the remover of diseases and is a must-have ingredient during winders. The herb is one of the three components used in Triphala, known as a digestive and lung tonic. The herb further balances cholesterol levels, cleanses the tissues, purifies the blood, and enhances skin texture.
Brahmi or Indian Pennywort
The herb is best known to increase brain power and helps to clear the mind that gets a bit scattered and foggy during fall and winter. During Panchkarma treatment in Kerala, you learn more about this herb that provides benefits to the brain. Brahmi also helps to cleanse the blood and enhances its circulation. Consuming Brahmi during winter calms you down, supports the aching joints, reduces skin dryness and makes it appear more luminous, and maintains overall optimal health.
Ayurveda is a box full of amusement. There is no limit to this whole world of health, wellness, and a great life. With these amazing herbs, rebuild, maintain, and enhance the quality of your body, mind, and spirit this winter season.