Ayurvedic tips to cure Flu & Cold
1. To reduce or avoid congestion, treat yourself to a soothing tea, using fresh or ground spices: 2 parts ginger, 3 parts cinnamon, and a pinch of cardamom. Steep in hot water for 10–15 minutes. When the tea has cooled down, add a little raw honey.
2. Keep the sinuses clear, clean, and lubricated. For a natural antiseptic and antibacterial treatment, add 5 to 10 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil and treat yourself to a 5-minute facial steam. Lubricate your nasal passages by applying an Ayurvedic blended herbal nasya oil or organic sesame oil.
3. Protect your head and neck from cold and wind. Honor your health and the season and wrap yourself in your favorite hat and scarf when you go out into the winter weather.
4. Maintain a moderately moist indoor environment. Enjoy healthy, moist, and conditioned air in your home. Using a humidifier can remove bacteria, dust, and allergens from the air; prevent dry skin and lips and respiratory problems; and contribute to a better functioning immune system.
5. Limit dairy products when congestion is present. Dairy can produce mucus, so it’s best to avoid when congestion occurs.
6. Support your immune system. Whole, fresh, clean foods, as well as limiting your intake of sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and processed foods.

Author's Bio: 

Dr.Yogesh Chavan is renowned Ayurvedic doctor in nashik (India) . He is also a passionate blogger with the motto to spread ayurveda science to community. He is spreading ayurveda & health knowledge through articles in many newspapers & his blog – www.ayushmanbhavayurveda.com . He is expert in Ayurveda medicine & panchakarma treatment. His work & sound knowledge in this field has been acknowledged by many institutes