It’s winter in most parts of the world, a time when so many of us end up with a bout of the common cold. A cold is known to run its course for at least 7 days, but we bring you a few home remedies from Isha Arogya to help you along.

  • Tulsi and Pepper: Grind a handful of Tulsi leaves along with about 10 black peppercorns. Consume three times a day.
  • Spanish Thyme and Pepper: Take about 7 leaves of Spanish Thyme and 10 black peppercorns. Grind them together and consume three times a day. Spanish Thyme is sometimes called Country Borage or Queen of Herbs. In India it goes by the names Karpooravalli (Tamil).
  • Ginger Concoction: Mix 4 teaspoons of ginger juice, 4 teaspoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in three-quarters of a cup of water. Consume.

Isha Arogya is a holistic health center established in various cities around South India, to produce introduce a new understanding of health in public perception. At these centers, the wisdom of traditional Indian medical science and the technology of modern medicines are blended together, thereby utilizing the strengths of both systems. Two centers are currently operational in Salem and Chennai.

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