5 Essential Herbs to Keep You Healthy in Monsoon

Right after the sweaty summers, the monsoon is heartily welcomed as the arrival of rejuvenation and refreshing splashes! With the season of rains, we unknowingly welcome lots of illness including respiratory tract infections, cholera, typhoid, diarrhea, malaria, dengue fever, asthma and more.

Medications are not always a choice but can be the only option if you do not count on prevention! Ayurveda says the herbs in your kitchen are enough to keep you healthy if consumed in required quantity. Herbs have the properties to fight air-borne and water-borne diseases that are common during monsoon.

Here is the list of the magical herbs which helps in keeping the illness and infections at bay :-

1. Basil

Basil contains Phyto chemicals like ursolic acid, eugenol, bioflavonols such as apigenin and lutein ocimumosides, ocimarin etc. The acid present in basil is an anti- microbial agent for infections in the respiratory tract, a power ingredient in treating the mucus, chest congestion and issues related to a cough. It boosts the immunity if consumed with tea daily.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is known for boosting immunity and the ultimate healing powers. During monsoon, this magical herb can do wonders. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, consume a pinch with hot milk before bed every night.

3. Triphala

It is the combination of three herbs- Amla, behada and harde. Having anti-oxidant properties, it aids digestive capability of the body which tends to go down during monsoon. Amla is a rich source of vitamin C which reduces the severity of cold and makes the immune system stronger. Behada is an excellent ingredient in curing cough and clearing congestion. Harde is a digestive aid helping in the pulmonary system of the body.

4. Licorice

Licorice is excellent in curing respiratory issues. It’s the finest cures for cold sore throats and the related problems.

5. Cinnamon

Cinnamon has anti bacterial and natural warming property which helps in treating sore throat, colds, and cough. A warm cup of cinnamon tea can heal throat infection, itching and can prevent cold!

Include the herbs in your diet and stay healthy this monsoon.

[ Read more : How To Protect Yourself From Monsoon Illness ]

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