July 30, 2007

Tips to beat monsoon blues

people stranded in rainsMonsoons, 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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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Getting caught in rain showers unprotected can convert even the most perfect makeover into a complete disaster. Constant care is therefore required to keep your hair lustrous and your skin glowing. your skin tends to wrinkle up, shrink, and develop acne. Fungal infections of the nails and in between the toes are common in the monsoons; so keeping them clean is important. Avoid heavy makeup. Preferably use water-resistant products. Dandruff and hair fall are quite common this season. But a little care everyday could keep hair-raising troubles at bay! To avoid a flat, damp or frizzy look, conditioning and neatly tying a pony tail is a favorable solution as the hair tangles easily in the wet season.Get a therapeutic and rejuvenating hair massage done to help revitalize those damp roots.Use a scarf to protect your hair from winds and adverse weather conditions.

    Oiling and washing your hair at least thrice a week with lukewarm water is advisable

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  2. unknown9:04 AM

    Cough, cold, fever, headache and diarrhea are common during this period, so it is imperative to avoid getting wet in the rain and keep the body warm. It is also better to avoid eating food and consuming water from outside, due to the rise of epidemics like cholera, and gastroenteritis, on the rise due to muddy and contaminated water.

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  3. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Persons with joint aches need to take special care during the monsoon. "It is generally believed that joints and fibrous tissue injuries and diseases may show some relation to clouds/humidity and monsoon. Since most of the wounds heal with scar tissue in these areas, chances are that they may become slightly painful during the monsoon. Looking at the possible relationship of rheumatic/rheumatoid activity with cloudy weather. Avoiding food stuff which aggravates the pain (varying from individual to individual), keeping the area clean and dry, use of coconut oil locally over the scar if it is.

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  4. Suraj9:21 AM

    Prohibit mosquito breeding since they are also carriers of deadly germs. Do not let water accumulate in your surroundings. Put a few drops of Kerosene or phenyl in stagnant water to check the undesired mosquito breeding. Mosquito nets should be used wherever possible.

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