I’ve always been a seeker of natural remedies.

 

The beauty of Ayurveda is that the home remedies have been tried and tested over generations, they are usually simple and they really work! Another bonus is, you will find most of the ingredients in your kitchen or garden.

 

There is plenty of science behind these remedies, and when you think about it many pharmaceutical products are based on natural occurring substances.

 

Here are 6 ‘go to’ remedies I often use for my family…

 

Herbal tea for colds and flu

Dry roast 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds to release the flavour (approx 2min). Add 3 slices of ginger and 500mils of water; bring to the boil for 10min then strain and drink.

Viral stomach bugs
Peel two apples and then stew them until soft, add a teaspoon of ghee (or butter) a pinch of cardamom and a pinch of nutmeg. This works a treat!

Hangover

A glass of coconut water will rehydrate you!

Insomnia

A few options here…

  • Warm some milk add a pinch of nutmeg or saffron.
  • Snack on some cherries.
  • Try Nadi Shodana Pranayama a breathing exercise that will help you sleep.  Read my post here for instructions.

Hayfever

Eat some coriander leaves, as they are a natural antihistamine. If you have time you can make Coriander chutney go here for my coriander chutney recipe.

Liver cleanse

Add the following ingredients to a bowl

  • 1 tsp of dandelion root (you find this in a health food shop)
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 5-6 slices of ginger
  • 3 cups of boiling water

steep for 5min, strain and drink!

On the topic of your Liver, click here to check out my post on 2 yoga poses for cleansing the liver.

 

Enjoy!

Justine

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