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With the arrival of the monsoon comes the wave of viral infections. You might have noticed that people catch flu, cough and cold very easily in this season.

This viral infection is caused by harmful viruses that become active in the monsoon. A viral infection is completely different from bacterial sickness. A virus cannot reproduce on its own thus they rely upon host bodies in order to survive.

The virus can infect any area of our body including reproductive, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. Since these virus particles cannot reproduce, they tend to attach themselves to a host. There they introduce their genetic material into the host cells to make copies of themselves. Once attached, they start killing the host cell to make more virus cells within the host body.

This way, the virus is then released into the atmosphere to infect other hosts. In the case of us humans, the virus is spread when an infected person comes in contact with a healthy person and transfers the virus through sneezing and coughing.

When it comes to viral infection treatment, these viruses are unaffected by antibiotics. So you need to be dependent on your immune system to kill them inside the body. Although, there are vaccines you can take to protect yourself from these dangerous viruses.

The most common kind of virus causes coughs and colds that we see in the monsoons. The common symptoms are fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, and body aches.

How to treat viral infection ? (Home Remedies for Virus)

It is easy to catch a viral fever in the monsoon season. But with a few home remedies for cough and sore throat, you can protect yourself from getting infected and fall sick.

These home remedies will help you boost your immunity and keep you healthy from the inside.

Eat green and leafy vegetables

With the monsoon comes a plethora of green and leafy vegetables. These vegetables are rich in iron, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and many vitamins. These will help you to stay energetic, healthy, and immune to any viral infection.

Be hydrated

In this cold weather, hot beverages help our body to maintain its core temperature. Having masala chai is the best thing about monsoons. The spices in the masala have a lot of nutrient value that can help you stay healthy in this cold weather. Also, a hot bowl of soup is a healthy choice for this weather to boost your immunity.

Have Ginger

This root has been around for thousands of years helping people deal with sore throat and cough. Ginger contains gingerols which have anti-inflammatory characteristics. It helps keep your body warm during this cold weather.

Honey helps a lot

For all those out there with a sore throat, honey might be the best medicine for you as it has some antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. It is an effective way to suppress cough too. Have it in your tea, or a hot glass of milk, or even with lemon water.

Pick Garlic

Garlic is suited best for those with symptoms of the common cold. It has a compound called allicin which has antimicrobial properties. Having garlic in your diet can even protect you from getting sick in the first place.

Don’t miss your Vitamins

It is important for us to consume vitamin-rich food items as our body is not capable of producing the required amount naturally. The most important vitamins are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D. Almost every seasonal fruit and vegetable are rich in these vitamins that can help us recover from any viral infection.

Ayurvedic Remedies

Being a branch of ancient healing, Ayurvedic remedies can be extremely helpful for viral infection treatment. Many ayurvedic remedies are correlated with the way we eat, cook, and drink.

Ayurvedic medicine is the oldest form of medical knowledge known to mankind. Thus, we can say it is reliable, efficient, and effective because it is still used in modern times. The most used ingredients in ayurvedic remedies are herbs and spices. They hold a lot of healing qualities that are 100% natural and quite effective.

Some of the most commonly used herbs and spices in ayurvedic remedies are as follows:

  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Lemon Balm
  • Ashwagandha
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary

Should we Visit a Doctor?

Even though there are many ways to treat viral infections through these home remedies, you should always visit a doctor if not sure.

Having a fever in these conditions is normal but if things escalate, you should consult a doctor immediately. These Indian home remedies for cold might work for some, but your doctor might be able to help you to recover quickly.

If you don’t want to go through with the hassle of getting sick, the best thing to do is to improve your immunity. Dr. Piles can help you boost your immune system with our 100% natural, ayurvedic tonic, Parasmani Prash.

A rich ayurvedic tonic, Parasmani Prash is enriched with pure Gold bhasma (Suvarna Bhasma), Silver Bhasma (Rajat Bhasma), real Saffron (Keshar). It primarily contains Amala, the richest source of natural Vitamin C that can help your body to strengthen immunity and increase resistance to diseases.

Protect yourself from viral infections this monsoon with Parasmani Prash!

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