Writing after years. Not really to revive this blog, but I found there are people still looking at this blog. I haven't written for over 5 years and yet there was a view as recent as yesterday. So I decided to share what I have been currently doing for myself and my family to protect from the Covid -19. Just for those of you who still check.
This is not based on any medical evidence but only on personal experience. So I do not make any claim that this is the/a way to combat the corona virus. But still for all you know, it just might be the reason why we have remained safe. No harm trying to stay safe, is there?
Besides the mask and sanitizer and social distancing (though the last one I find surprisingly missing in public places!), these could be a few steps you can take to improve immunity and keep your system clean.
A regular routine. When? Bedtime and on waking if possible. And my family particularly follows this if we have had a reason to be exposed. Like going to the airport, railway or bus station, theatres, hospitals etc. Also if you are in India and your Aarogya Setu app tells you that you have had a contact with an infected person, steaming then is an absolute must. Oh yes, it does. But only if the bluetooth has been turned on on your mobile. It even tells you the time and place.
Warm saline gargle at bedtime. That's a regular routine. There are bonus benefits with this! A clear voice, makes you a much better singer! And you won't catch the common cold as well and even if you do, you'll get over it much faster than you usually do. If you have to keep clearing your throat now and again, well... that will be a thing of the past!
This is an ayurvedic medicine which can usually be taken by anyone. Except maybe someone prone to hypoglycemia. This is a bitter medicine and can be your biggest challenge. All the same, it is better to take any medicine after consulting an ayurvedic doctor. I tried a few methods and I found the best one to be gulping it down with warm water. It works just perfect for me. I suggest not to mix this with other sweeteners like jaggery as the effect changes, and it may not be appropriate for summers.
This is a wonder pod. It is a single clove garlic with a hardy skin. It doesn't have the pungent flavour or taste of the regular garlic. As garlic, it can't be completely free of the smell. But it's not that bad. Trust me. Try it. You may be surprised. It heals many physical conditions. To know more about its benefits, you could google "himalayan garlic or Kashmiri garlic"
Frankincense or other tree gum incense or smoke.
The air inside your home is kept fresh and considerably healthy with these measures. I have not tried sage smudging, but that could be done also. Burning neem leaves also are beneficial. Only be careful, there's no asthmatic person around when you do this. If anyone has breathing issues or smoke allergy, then you could avoid this or do it when they are not around.
Stay healthy. Stay safe. Take care.