A cup of ginseng tea could revive you on many fronts – from improving your sexual health to helping manage diabetes, boosting your energy levels, fighting fatigue and stress, and improving cognitive performance in seniors. This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich drink made from Panax or American ginseng is everything you’d want in a restorative drink and more.
Jaggery may be a more nutritious alternative to refined sugar and also has its place in many traditional remedies. But be wary of parasitic infestations, impurities, and age of the jaggery. Weight gain, elevated sugar levels from high intake, and indigestion are other side effects to watch out for.
Wilson’s disease is a rare genetic condition in which excess copper builds up in your body. Medicines that expel copper, a low copper diet, and zinc supplements can help you manage this condition. Taking vitamin E, milk thistle, and turmeric can work as adjuvant treatment while physical therapy can help with movement problems.
Yoga can help build a strong core, which translates to stronger and well-defined abs, more flexibility and endurance, and improved posture. Poses to try include downward facing dog, plank, extended triangle, warrior, and boat poses. The bridge, dolphin, and locust poses also work wonders.
Swimmer’s ear can cause pain, discharge, and itching. Applying a mixture of vinegar and alcohol, mullein oil, garlic infused oil, tea tree oil salve, tulsi oil, or chamomile oil can help as they have an antibacterial effect. So can drinking turmeric milk or ginger tea, both of which have analgesic and antibacterial properties.
The fragrant and sweet cinnamon can work wonders for your skin. It fights acne, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps to reduce pigmentation and lighten uneven skin. It can also help you deal with skin infections and eczema and may even fight the damaging effects of pollution.
Essential mineral manganese is found in mussels, nuts, seeds, legumes, and beans. It is also abundant in fresh produce like pineapples, leafy greens, sweet potatoes, berries, and bananas. And its presence in ground clove, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, and ginger will have you raiding that spice cupboard too!
If migraines are messing with your quality of life, yoga could help by easing pain, calming the mind and nervous system, and relieving tension. Take your pick from forward bends like hastapadasana, janu sirsasana, and paschimottanasana or use classic poses like padmasana, savasana, or balasana to help with your migraines.