Late January and early February seems to be the time of the year when people start to get sick in bundles. Entire offices of sneezing folks, kids with runny noses, people coughing on the subway, and at least a few friends changing plans last minute because they are sick.
Recent holiday overeating coupled with the lack of sunshine, and cold weather weaken our immune system and make us vulnerable to mean colds and dreadful flus. While the idea of spending a week in bed watching movies might sound tempting, being sick sucks!
According to Ayurvedic medicine, the common cold results largely from an imbalance of the Kapha and Vata doshas. Vata is responsible for immune system. and Kapha is responsible for the respiratory system and lungs. Build up of Kapha can lead to sneezing, cough, and runny nose.
If you're suffering from a winter cold, here's a recovery immune-boosting program to try:
Turmeric Ginger Lemonade (My Favorite!). For .5 liter thermos (approx 16 oz):