Weather across the globe is so varied. While some continents freeze up from November to February, there are others that would be scorching under harsh Sun! Right now most part of the globe is feeling cold. As we move up towards North from Tropic of Cancer the temperature keeps dipping, making it difficult to be comfortable and warm. Many a times wearing layers of warm clothing or cuddling under 2-3 blankets doesn’t seem enough, because, our body is not warm enough within.
So, what do we do to keep warm from inside? Every country, every region has their own methods of warming themselves up; and these methods date back to centuries – almost unrecorded, non-dated, hand-me-down methods.
Recently, while I was suffering from uncured pulmonary problems, for which doctors could not figure out the cause, and could not treat satisfactorily, I simply started drinking warm-to-hot water instead of cold water, while making myself some herbal teas every now and then. Suddenly one day an idea struck upon me!
I took a big flask. Dropped some cinnamon sticks, cloves and licorice stem in the flask. Filled the flask with boiling hot water. Put the lid on and left it for 2-3 hours. Strained the water from this flask into another flask, add some more boiling water to the first flask, put the lid on and left it to infuse. I started drinking this tea through the day, almost replacing it with plain water.
I continued drinking this water for 3 weeks, regularly. 4th week I drank just plain warm water. Again from 5th week, for next 3 weeks I drank this tea and again gave a break of one week. For almost 3 months I followed this cycle….and then…viola…..my chest had cleared!!
I can’t say I am a 100% fit now, but I am getting there!!