4 Simple Ayurveda Remedies for Flu Relief - Alice Allum | The BE Platform
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4 Simple Ayurveda Remedies for Flu Relief

So after a busy few weeks hosting final Women’s circles & coaching sessions of 2019, the dreaded flu that’s been round our local Village has got me!  Whilst the best remedy is always sleep, hydration & healing foods, I wanted to share some simple tips that have been taking the edge off…  (I’d love to hear your recommendations too!)


1. Self-Facial for Lymphatic Drainage 

Anyone else find their face gets SO congested with Flu?!  My eyes hurt, face swollen & glands popping out my neck!  Doing a full facial routine drains fluid & relieves ALL of that . Let your intuition guide you as you massage your face. (If you’re a member of The Sisterhood there’s a great online tutorial in the ‘Self-Care Rituals’ section where Holistic Therapist Emma guides you through a DIY Facial. )


2. Ginger Steam Bath 

I’ve been running my baths a little hotter than usual to help sweat out the toxins… & adding freshly sliced ginger for a refreshing Nasal steam to clear up my airways . The ginger also speeds up circulation & reduces inflammation – bye bye nasty congestion!  (If you don’t have a bath steam your face in a large bowl with a tea towel over your head. )


3. Body brushing to alleviate body aches 

I’ve been doing this before I get in the bath…  whilst I know body brushing has been used for centuries for toxin release… during the Flu I’ve been craving it for it’s exfoliation & massage experience … I find ‘the rough touch’ relieves my full body aches & gives that overall detox feeling!  Try not to be nakey for too long though best to keep warm when you have the Flu! (Again, there’s a tutorial for how to Body Brush inside The Sisterhood )


4. Hot Lemon & Honey Soother 

I recommend making a big flask so you can have it ‘on-tap’ straight from your bedside.  A few slices of lemon & honey in hot water. TIP: Buy ‘squeezey honey’ so you don’t have to keep spooning it out the jar!  (You can thank me later! ) There you have it!  My top Ayurveda Remedies to relieve Flu Symptoms!