Do you know that almost all Asian herbs that are the ingredients of our natural cosmetics are perfect to prevent infections as well as effective medicines for colds? They are precious to us especially in winter!

Of course, the basic rule of Asian medicine is to prevent illness through a healthy lifestyle. According to its principles we should breathe properly, do sports on fresh (clean) air, eat healthy and sleep well. But it does not always work, right? Especially when we live in rush and we are exposed to viruses and bacterias that are particularly active during cold days. Sometimes, therefore, we must support our organisms with something extra to strengthen immunity. My secret is to drink every day before breakfast a glass of a special mixture with  an Asian herb. Do you know what herb is this? It is ginger!

Every morning, I grate the peeled piece of ginger root (2-3 cm), squeeze through the gauze, add juice from 1 lemon and add half a glass of warm water. Sometimes I add a pinch of cayenne pepper. I drink this daily for an empty stomach. It helps. I keep myself healthy. In wintertime  I also add turmeric to all dishes as turmeric is another Asian herb that will keep you healthy.

However, when it is difficult to protect ourselves from the disease and the symptoms of a cold appear, then Asian medicine recommends to sweat extensively. When sweating toxins leave the body through the skin pores. Another recommendation for a cold is drinking a large amount of hot drinks. Especially green tea is great to clean up toxins and unblock your nose. During illness, we should drink large amounts of tea with ginger, licorice, lemongrass, cinnamon or star anise. It is good to drink milk with turmeric, and Ayurveda also recommends eating amla or chewing ginger with salt. All these plants are ingredients of our cosmetics 😊

If a cold appears in my family, I cook the five elements miracle soup at home. The recipe can be found on the blog Smakoterapia and  I highly recommend as it is easy to make. And below is a recipe for golden turmeric milk that every mum in India prepares for a sick child.

  • A glass of milk
  • 1/4 tea spoon of fresh or powdered turmeric
  • 1/4 tea spoon of fresh or powdered ginger
  • 1/4 tea spoon of black pepper
  • A pinch of saffron
  • 1 tea spoon of honey (to make it sweet)

Boil milk, add ingredients, cook for 5 minutes on low heat. Golden turmeric milk can be prepared in large quantities and stored in the fridge but always serve hot.

Of course, if you still feel sick, visit the doctor. In the meantime, I wish you stay in excellent health and I encourage you – try out Asian herbs in your menu and in Orientana natural cosmetics!