Note: This is a model of how we approach an imbalance in your normal health. You will appreciate its depth and clarity. And importantly you will feel the difference that it makes in your life for a life time.
Transcendental Meditation helps to balance physiology and thus prevents all diseases. In case of common cold it gives the common sense to avoid yielding to temptations and helps us to remain in control while selecting our food.
Avoid cold drafts of air from nature or from air conditioner.
Exercising in warm atmosphere is good at early stages of a cold.
Introduction to Common Cold:
Common cold is due to common mistakes that humans can make regarding the important aspects of daily life like food, exercise and environmental exposure.
The balance between these three determines the constitution of our body.
Intervening at an early stage by simple alterations pertaining to food, exercise and environmental exposure is sure to bring in the balance sooner. Hence acting at the begining of the first symptom is the way of the intelligent.
Hot foods and drinks. Rice based diet plan is ideal.
Rasam-a traditional soup made of spices
Oil & Fried foods like chips etc
Milk & its products like curd, butter, ghee, cheese, tea & coffee
Ice cold drinks
How to balance Common Colds with herbal supplements?
Have one sachet of samahan with half or quarter glass of hot water.
You can have as many as 3 to 4 sachets of samahan per day at any time irrespective of the food times.
If the cold is just starting, you will find relief instantaneously or in about few hours. If your cold is full blown, samahan will help in reducing your difficulties and relieves symptoms easily.
You can purchase it online through http://www.samahan.info/Samahan_Shop.html
This is excellent when you have established cold and other problems like sinusitis and breathing difficulties.
Half tablespoon or less is enough per dose. Mix it in quarter to half glass of hot water and drink it after food.
It is a bit stronger and hence people with gastritis should be cautious in not taking in higher doses and ensuring it is not taken in empty stomach.
caution | health hazard
Never consume milk when you have a fever. It is a strict warning according to Ayurveda. This is a golden rule to keep up when in fever and you will see the results clearly. Fever will be complicated if milk is consumed and it will keep recurring.
Also avoid wheat based products. This includes bread and biscuits in all its form.
Another Golden rule in all fevers is to avoid hard to digest foods. Especially pulses like Black gram is best avoided. The south Indian menu of Idly or Dosai appears palatable to many during fever. But it can cause recurrent fever as it is hard to digest.