Monsoons, for some, are all about cloudy skies with little sunlight, fast spreading water-borne diseases, and almost a depressive state of mind. And how can you forget about the increased mosquito menace? But there are ways to beat the blues and enjoy the beauty and wonderment of this season with a sunny smile. Refer to some of the tips and suggestions by clicking here. Here are some more tips:
* Make sure that the water you drink is pure and free from impurities. Use a suitable water purification method to purify your drinking water. A small piece of alum can also be added in your drinking water for a couple of seconds before drinking to prevent water-borne diseases like diarrhea and dysentery.
* Consume less milk, fruit juices and leafy vegetables as harmful bacteria found in these foods multiply faster during the rains. But drink butter-milk, kokum water and the like as much as you can since the body loses a lot of water by way of water-borne ailments.
* During this season it’s quite possible that you will feel bloated and full all the time, so if indigestion and burping is bothering you, consume a tsp of ginger juice with honey/jaggery twice or thrice a day.
* Use more of turmeric (for its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties), ginger and garlic (these aid digestion) in your culinary preparations.
* Put neem leaves in your bathing water to rid yourself or prevent skin infections.
* Torrential rains play havoc and disrupt life, but do they have the same devastating effects on the mosquito population. Unfortunately, the answer is a big NO. Mosquitoes thrive and multiply in millions to spread diseases like malaria together with the dreadful ones like dengue and chikangunya. So be extra careful during this season. Grow holy basil, marigold along with other insect eating plants in your garden to repel mosquitoes. See to it that there are no puddles that provide a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes around your house. Instead of using harmful mosquito repellants or sprays, you can go the herbal way and smear neem oil to protect yourself. Hop over to this must-read, highly informative article by Cindy for more.
* Eucalyptus (nilgiri) oil also works wonders in the treatment of cold, cough, sinus and flu.* Panchakarma, an Ayurvedic cleansing procedure is supposed to work best during monsoons.
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