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Cold and flu got you down? Turn to your Ayurvedic medicine cabinet to help you kick those flu blues.’
According to Ayurvedic medicine, the common cold results largely from an imbalance of the Kapha and Vata doshas. Vata (air-space element combination) imbalances lower immunity. This invariably leads to a build up of the Kapha dosha (water-space element combination) to compensate. However, Kapha mechanisms typically overcompensate to make up for the ‘dryness’ associated with imbalanced Vata and lowered immunity. The result is excessive ‘coldness’ that creates mucus. This in turn reduces your ‘Agni’ or gastric fire, leading you to have the ‘chills.’
Moisturizing your skin is essential for providing nourishment. Natural Ayurvedic moisturizers do wonders to replenish your skin, they alleviate the dryness of the Vata dosha and enhance skin elasticity without exposing the body to chemical pollutants. You can moisturize in the morning or in the evening, but it’s a must for your everyday routine. Vata types with drier skin would do well to moisturize their face and neck twice a day after cleansing. Pitta and Kapha types can get away with moisturizing just once.