Watching television to keep tabs on the growth of H1N1, mostly in the badly affected areas like Pune, is all right. But don't let the hilarious anchors get under your skin and start wearing a mask each time you step out of the house, unless you are visiting a very crowded area. Then too, the mask will keep you only for a specified period.
Without giving in to the swine flu fear and creating a stockpile of Tamiflu and N-95 masks at home and inspiring pharma companies, there are a number of other procedures you can take to make sure that the virus is not able to get you, irrespective of which part of the world you are in.
It is essential to remember that all kinds of viruses and bacteria can attack you when your immune system is weak, or they can weaken it simply. Hence, building your own defenses would be a better, more practical, long-lasting and much more inexpensive idea.
Here are some easy steps you can take to begin a flu virus of any kind, including swine flu. It is not necessary to follow all the steps at once. You can pick and choose a combination of remedies that suit you best. However, if you are already suffering from flu, these procedures can help only up to an extent. And, if you have been infected by H1N1, visiting a hospital and staying in solitary confinement is a must.
|Tulsi (known as Basil in English; medicinal name Ocimum sanctum)|
|Giloi (medicinal name Tinospora cordifolia)|
There are many common names for this species in different languages.
Telugu: తిప్ప తీగ (Tippa-teega) Tamil: சீந்தில் கொடி (Shindilakodi) Malayalam: ചിറ്റമൃത് (Amruthu, Chittamruthu) Kannada: Amrutha balli, Sinhala: Rasakinda, Hindi: giloe (गिलोय), guruc (गुरुच), gurcha, Gujarati: galac, garo, Sanskrit: Amritavalli (अमृतवल्ली), amrta (अमृत), cinnodbhava (छिन्नोद्भवा), Marathi: Guduchi (गुडूची), gulvel (गुळवेल) Oriya: Guluchi
|Milk with Turmeric powder|
|Aloe vera (gwarpatha)|
|Vitamin C rich Amla (Indian gooseberry)|