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Ayurvedic Treatment Of Flu

Sneezing, coughing, running nose or stuffy nose, fever, headache, sore throat and body aches, everyone has experienced these symptoms in their life once or many times. Flu (influenza) is the most common viral infection which is due to influenza viruses. Normally flu gets resolved on its own in few days but in severe cases it may lead to the serious health complications like pneumonia, bronchitis and sinusitis. Encephalitis may also occur which is manifested when flu viruses enter the brain and may cause the bleeding and damage to nerve cell.

To manage the symptoms of flu, there are various herbs in ayurveda like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albezzia lebbock), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Anantmool (Tylphora asthmatica), Twak (Cinnnamomum zeylanica), Bharangi (Clerodandrum serratum), Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Haridra (Curcuma longa) which are very beneficial to manage the flu. These herbs are packed with antipyretic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which help to provide relief in the symptoms associated with flu. Moreover these herbs help to maintain the healthy immune system and increase the body's capability to fight against the bacteria and viruses. Though herbs take time to show their effects but their results are long lasting without any side effects.

What Is Flu?

Flu or influenza is the viral infection which mainly affect our respiratory system. For most of people, influenza resolves at its own but in severe cases complications associated with influenza can be deadly. Flu occurs due to influenza virus type A, B and C in which type A and B are responsible for seasonal epidemic of flu. These viruses are contagious as these are present as droplet air and spread from person to person through talking, sneezing and coughing. Some people get infected by coming in contact with contaminated objects.

People Who Are At The High Risk Of Flu

  •   Children especially who are under the age of 5.
  •   Aged people.
  •   Pregnant women.
  •   People with debilitated immune system.
  •   People who already have asthma, kidney diseases, diabetes, heart diseases are more prone to infection.

Signs And Symptoms Associated With Flu

  •   High fever.
  •   Body aches especially in arms, legs and back.
  •   Sore throat.
  •   Running nose or nasal congestion.
  •   Fever with chills.
  •   Weakness and fatigue.

Cause Of Flu In Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda there are three energies - vata, pitta and kapha which are important to maintain a healthy body. Imbalance of any of three energies results in the health complications. Flu (influenza) is the due to the imbalance of kapha and vata energies. Vitiation of kapha dosha results in the nasal congestion and sneezing. Whereas vitiation of vata impairs the body's digestive fire which results in chills and fever.

From the Ayurvedic perspective management of flu, is done by pacifying aggravated kapha and vata dosha.

Herbal Remedies For Flu By dhanvantary

Ayurveda is an ancient healing science which has been originated in India around 5000 years ago. To manage the health problems Ayurveda's main motive is the prevention of disease at first step and later on healing the body.

Herbs are very useful to manage the ailment in a natural way. Flu is a condition which needs careful attention, healthy diet and a managed life style. dhanvantary offers wonderful herbal remedies that improve immunity without any side effects.

Dhanvantary offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Allergy Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of flu. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of dhanvantary are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

Preventive Measures

  •   Try to avoid the contact with people who are already suffering from flu.
  •   Avoid going outside when you are sick.
  •   Take proper rest.
  •   Drink good amount of fluids.
  •   Wash your hands is an effective way to save yourself from infections.
  •   Cover your mouth while sneezing or coughing.
  •   Avoid visiting crowded places like schools, office buildings, child care centres, auditorium and public transportation during the outbreak of flu. By doing these things one can prevent these infections.