Omicron Symptoms and How to Treat Them at Home.
First things first, Get vaccinated as soon as possible. In this article, we will we discussing proven herbs and home remedies to get relief from the symptoms of the omicron variant of covid 19.
Right now, Omicron is becoming the most concerning news story of the globe. As we learn more about the coronavirus variant, the information and the risk it poses keep changing. That is to be expected with any novel disease of course, but it is enough to put anyone’s head in a spin.
The list of symptoms given below is based on several reports available at the time of writing this article.
Now the major concern is children’s health. According to reports, there is a five-fold increase in pediatric admissions are reported in New York City in this month only, which are close to double the numbers admitted in Washington, DC. And nationwide, on average, pediatric hospitalizations are up 35% in just the past week.
The majority of our children are either unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, so it is important to protect them. Till now we know that omicron is less severe and it affects just like a common cold, but this doesn’t mean it can be taken lightly, according to my own experience with delta variant which was much deadlier than omicron, stopping virus from getting into lungs is much more important.
I was able to combat the virus by regular gargling with turmeric water, turmeric water helped a lot in reducing the speed of virus spread in the body. I’m sure about this because other family members who got serious cough were not using turmeric water.
So I believe in stopping the virus spread in the body is the key to preventing severe illness. I will be sharing scientifically proven herbs and remedies which can significantly relieve symptoms of omicron variant.
Cough and Scratchy throat.
Cough happens when the virus reaches the lungs and overwhelms them with the speed of multiply. in order to clean the passage from decaying cells lungs produce phlegm which helps in controlling the spread of the virus, problem starts when this defense shield also hinders the oxygen absorption by the body.
So as soon as you find yourself positive from covid, start gargling with lukewarm water and turmeric, Minimum 3 times a day, and especially before going to sleep.
Holy basil and Jaggery.
Studies have shown that holy basil not only controls the symptoms but also inhibits the virus entry. To control and get rid of cough and cold, take one cup of water and add 10 – 15 leaves of basil and a 1-inch piece of grated ginger. Boil this mixture over slow heat till the quantity comes down to half. Drink this at least twice a day. the best part of this concoction is that this can be given to kids too.
Turmeric milk can be the most effective remedy for people suffering from cough and phlegm. Also known as golden milk since the presence of turmeric gives the milk a golden or yellow hue. This healthy drink backed by Ayurveda is also becoming popular in Western cultures nowadays.
Curcumin in turmeric milk acts as an immunomodulatory agent and enhances the functioning of T Cells, B Cells, macrophages, and natural killer cells. Turmeric also increases mucus production which normally stops out organisms from multiplying in respiratory tract. While the antiviral and antibacterial properties of turmeric can help with activating the immune system, its anti-inflammatory property helps in easing the side effects of cough and cold.
Just boil milk and allow it to cool down a bit, now add black pepper powder and turmeric powder as per your taste and preference, Sweeten it with jaggery powder and sip it while it is warm before bedtime.
Fatigue is the aftereffect of covid. it happens when our body has exhausted all the available resources to fight the virus.
In this condition, our body needs a strong regenerative herb that can balance all the chemical compositions in the body at once.
According to the studies, the most potent herb to rejuvenate the body is Indian ginseng. Its also known as Ashwagandha in India.
It is also known as an energy booster, and many prefer it to drink morning coffee because it doesn’t give you those sudden spikes of jitters.
Ashwagandha is also known as an adaptogenic herb: meaning that it helps the body adapt to physical and mental stress. Stress can compromise your immune system, so this is a great herb to take during times of great emotional stress and after intense exercise. It is also regarded as a strengthening tonic to support the immune system and promote healing during and after an illness.
How much of Ashwagandha you can take
1500 mg of the daily dose is sufficient for fatigue, but if you are on other medications, please discuss with your regular ayurvedic medical practitioner.
My recommendation for Ashwagandha
Runny nose is a condition when one’s nostrils keep on discharging a fluid. This happens due to congestion and inflammation of the linings of nasal passages and sinuses and is caused mostly by a viral infection like Covid 19.
Such infection leads to the swelling of the inner linings of nose and sinus. Inflammation caused by the virus increases seepage of fluid from the blood vessels into the lining of the nose and also into the nose. This leads to swelling up of nose lining resulting in blockage of airflow and a runny nose & sore throat.
For instant relief, you need to cleanse the nasal passage. and to do that sinus irrigation with neti pot is ideal. Its also studied that regular nasal irrigation helps in controlling the viral load in the nose.
These teapot-looking contraptions actually do wonders for clearing and cleaning nasal passages. Some people swear by them, especially since they get relief so quickly without using medication.
All you have to do is to lean forward over the sink, at about a 45-degree angle. Tilt your head so that one nostril is pointed down toward the sink. Don’t tilt your head back.
Place the tip of a neti pot just inside your nose. The tip should go in no further than a finger’s width. Keeping your mouth open, tilt the pot to pour the water into your nostril. Remember to breathe through your mouth, not your nose.
pour the saltwater (saline) solution into one nostril. As it flows through your nasal cavity into the other nostril, it washes out mucus and allergens.
The saline solution also restores moisture and eases inflammation of the mucous membranes that line your sinuses. Tiny hair-like “cilia” in those membranes pass viruses and other junk to the back of your throat, where you can swallow them, don’t worry it can be taken care of by the acid in the stomach. It reduces the inflammation significantly and with less swelling, it’s easier to breathe.
My recommended Nasal Irrigation Pot