The Coronavirus threat is alarming. It has become a world health emergency with the casualties reaching the 451,429 mark. It is said that ‘Prevention is Better than Cure’. So, today we at Colive, bring to you 7 nutritious shots ranging from garlic to turmeric, to boost up your immunity for preventing coronavirus.
Coronavirus outbreak has left the world shaken. The cases of the virus being detected across the globe have risen manifold and so have the worries. China became the epicenter for this global pandemic, with the first case found in Wuhan, which then spread to the entire world. The health authorities around the world have been working day and night to find a possible cure against the major health scare it has given globally. It has even triggered a health emergency across India too with several cases found in Rajasthan, Delhi, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala. Since there isn’t a proper treatment available for it apart from care, preventing coronavirus seems to be the only way out.
According to the latest report, a total of around 8.4 Million positive cases of coronavirus have been detected so far globally. This has triggered a major health threat in the countries of Italy, China, U.S.A. and many others. The death tolls have risen to around 8,000 and the concerned authorities are looking for a possible cure, which might take long for till it is available to all. In India, a total of around 150 cases have been detected but the numbers are on a constant rise every day. Preventing coronavirus is the prime concern we face today and the government has taken adequate measures like closing schools, institutions, suggesting office employees to work from home and many more. The preventive measures that have been taken at an early stage have been praised by the WHO. But, what we as common people should do for preventing the coronavirus panic, evident in and around us?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has suggested various adequate measures each and every one of us should consider for preventing coronavirus. Some of these measures include:
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and water
- Covering mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing
- Thoroughly cooking meat and eggs before eating
- Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of illness like cough and cold
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose with dirty hands
Preventing coronavirus is the concern most of us are facing in this alarming situation. The measures suggested by the WHO has to be considered at any cost in order to mitigate the threat. But will these measures be enough to fight the risks the virus has invoked globally? What could be the next step for prevention? This can be building and boosting up your immunity. This can be done by the consumption of immunity boosters like nutritious shots made from naturally grown fruits and vegetables around us. So, we here at Colive, bring to you 7 nutritious shots you can prepare at home easily.
1. Garlic shot
Garlic has been in use for long both as a spice and medicine with several health benefits. The benefits are many. It helps to make body immune against cold and flu and reduces health risks to heart, and is especially recommended to consume during winter twice a day by elders. And, talking about flu as the first symptom of the disease, garlic can definitely prove to be the best remedy for preventing coronavirus.
Here is how you can prepare a perfect shot of garlic at home:
- Cut and mash-up a clove of garlic and put it in a cup.
- Squeeze the juice of one whole lemon into it.
- Add a quarter teaspoon of black pepper.
- And, your garlic shot is ready.
Though you should gulp-in the entire shot in one try, you can even drain it down with some water. You should take the garlic shot twice or thrice a day for 2-3 days or until the symptoms of flu are gone.
2. Lemon shot
Citrus fruits have been described as an easy way to get rid of cough and cold. Enriched with Vitamin C, lemons are considered the best citrus fruits which help to contain the symptoms of cough and cold. They can even help you boost up your immunity for preventing coronavirus. They have other health benefits like reducing congestion in chest, sore throat, cough, and insomnia.
Here is how you can prepare a perfect nutritious shot of lemon at home:
- Cut two slices of lemon.
- Place them in a glass.
- Add warm water and wait for 5 minutes.
- You can even add a teaspoon of honey according to your taste.
You can consume the lemon shot early in the morning for its added benefits. Do not add sugar as the tartness of the lemon is more beneficial for cough and flu. The shot can even help you getting relief from a bloated stomach after a heavy meal.
3. Tulsi shot
Considered a boon of Ayurveda, Tulsi has been universally recognized as the herb with numerous health benefits. It was used in ancient India for medical purposes and still, the herb is recommended by doctors for its health benefits. It is beneficial for curing cough and cold and even cures skin problems like dark circles, acne, and rashes. As the coronavirus threat is real, you can use this herb as prevention from it.
You can either consume 5-6 leaves of Tulsi directly or you can even drink in the form of tea to get relief from flu symptoms. Here is how you can prepare it:
- In a pan, add one cup of water along with 5-6 tulsi leaves.
- Allow it to boil for 10 minutes on low flame.
- Cover the pan and let the extracts infuse with the water.
- Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool down.
You can consume the shot directly or for added benefits, you can mix in some honey, ginger, lemon, and pepper powder to it. Use this shot to get relief from cough and cold and to boost-up your immunity against coronavirus.
4. Ginger shot
Ginger has many health benefits. It has been in use for a long time not only as a flavoring agent but also to get relief from arthritis, inflammatory gut diseases, asthma, and even some forms of cancer. But most of all, people use their extract to get relief from a sore throat and cough. Even various medicines and cough syrups have the extract of ginger. Talking about preventing coronavirus, ginger can definitely prove to be the best remedy.
Consuming a shot or two of ginger on a daily basis can truly be beneficial for your immunity. Here is how you can prepare it at home:
- Take a quarter cup of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced.
- Add around 60 ml of freshly squeezed lemon to it.
- Blend both the ingredients in a mixer.
- Strain the mixture and reserve the juice.
Consume around 30 ml of the mixture on a daily basis to get relief from cough and a sore throat.
5. Turmeric shot
Turmeric is an effective superfood, used as an antioxidizing agent in traditional Indian cooking. Even modern scientists now believe, what has been said about the medicinal benefits of turmeric in ancient Ayurveda. It has been used in India for centuries for its medicinal benefits and to cure heart diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s degenerative conditions, and even to improve metabolism. Talking about its relevance in preventing coronavirus, it really can help reduce common cold symptoms.
People usually consume turmeric with hot milk but you can even prepare a nutritious shot using it. Here is how you can do so:
- Add 1/4th cup of ginger and turmeric to a blender.
- Blend it and squeeze the juice of a lemon into it.
- Strain the mixture and reserve the juice.
This shot, prepared with ginger, turmeric, and lemon is a megadose of Vitamin C and can be used to cure symptoms of a common cold.
6. Pepper shot
Black pepper is an excellent source of antioxidant and has a number of medicinal properties. Some of the health benefits of black pepper are the prevention of cancer and diabetes and can be used to improve your digestive and mental health. Most of all, black pepper has the ability to cure sore throat and dry cough. This is the reason why the elders recommend it with soups during the winter season.
Since the coronavirus crisis is real, it can really help you get rid of dry cough and a sore throat. Here’s how you can prepare a shot of black pepper:
- In a cup, take some boiling water.
- Add some honey to it.
- Sprinkle some pepper powder and take the mixture while it’s still hot.
This shot added with honey can really help you cure the symptoms of coronavirus like dry cough and a sore throat.
7. Honey shot
Research shows that honey can be beneficial for people suffering from cough. Even ancient Ayurveda suggests that it has a lot of medicinal properties when consumed with lemon, ginger, and black pepper. Honey is even used in the preparation of cough syrups, available at all medicinal stores. Talking about preventing coronavirus, honey can be really soothing for people suffering from cough and sore throat.
Here’s how you can prepare honey shots to cure cough:
- Boil water in a pan.
- Squeeze half a lemon in the boiled water.
- Add a tablespoon of honey to the mixture.
Honey can even be used with green tea or ginger tea for its cough-healing benefits.
Coronavirus is an alarming situation that the world faces currently. The rate at which it has been rapidly spreading has triggered a global health emergency. Since there is no proper treatment available to cure the disease apart from care, preventive measures are the only possible way of looking forward. Apart from the preventive measures recommended by the WHO, all we can do is boosting up immunity. And, what better than naturally grown fruits and vegetables around us!
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