Ayurveda for strains, sprains & sore throats
At BlissBlissBliss we are fascinated with and always learning more about Ayurveda. Here is what Ayruveda say’s about Sprains and Strains:
A sprain (involving ligaments) is a pitta condition and involves pain, swelling and blackish-bluish discoloration.
A strain (involving tendons) is a vata condition and affects the muscle tissue and involves pain.
Wrap it up, Drink some juice, Soak it, Apply a Healing Paste, Try some herbs
Drink Some Juice: Drink pomegranate or pineapple for their anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory effects) This will help especially to pacify pitta.
Soak It: For sprain soak the affected area in hot water with t teaspoons of brown mustard seeds. To relive the swelling soak the area for 15 minutes in hot water with 2 tablespoons of salt per gallon of water.
Apply a Paste: For Sprain (to reduce swelling) make a paste using cool water and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt. For strain make a paste with hot water and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Try Some Herbs: Capsules of Kaishore Guggulu will help both conditions. as guggulu has an affinity to joints, bones and cartilage.
It’s winter and those pesky sore throats can flare up!
Gargle, Drink some soothing beverages, Foods to Avoid, Yoga Postures and Breathe
Gargle Morning and Night using 1 cup of hot water with 1/2 teaspoon tumeric and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Drink Tumeric Milk (1 cup of boiled milk with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric) and / or steep for 5-10 minutes a beverage made of 1 teaspoon of the following herbal mixture: 2 parts ginger powder, 2 parts ground cinnamon and 3 parts licorice seed. This can be taken up to 3 times a day.
Foods to avoid are all dairy (with the exception of the warm milk above) including cheese, yogurt and ice cream. Avoid all fermented foods (soy, pickles, beer).
Yoga Postures are Lion Pose and Yoga Mudra
Breathing Exercises are Humming Breath (Bhramari)
These remedies and more found in this book sold at BlissBlissBliss: The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies by Vasant Lad