Date: Jan 2, 2012
The winter months are a challenge to our health but need not be a threat. Here are some easy tips from Ayurveda to give your immune system a boost and help protect yourself from viruses and bacterial infections this winter. Food for boosting the immune system in winters GINGER-ginger is one of the best natural remedies for relief from cold and flu.It has anti viral compounds,it can help sooting coughs and reduce pain too. APPLE-applpes are known to be high in vit.C .They also contain anti viral and anti bacterial compounds.In the wintersthey are delicious when served baked or stewed with cloves. LIQUORICE-liquorice tea is a warming and soothing drink revered for its healing abilities and in soothing sore throats and coughs. GARLIC-No treatment of colds would be complete without Garlic.It has anti-bacterial properties that help the immune system to fight infection, it is an excellent boost to the immune system. The reason for this is garlic contains several helpful compounds, including allicin, one of the plant kingdom's most potent antibiotics. Garlic combines well with echinacea and together make a strong fighting force against infections. Winter Warmer Recipe Put two cups of good quality cloudy apple juice in a saucepan add teaspoon of grated fresh ginger teaspoon of cinnamon powder (or a whole cinnamon stick) and a pinch of clove powder (or 3 whole cloves) simmer for 5 minutes, then strain and serve This vitamin C rich drink is quick and easy to prepare and contains a blend of soothing and supportive ingredients that combine to lift your spirits and boost your immune system.

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