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Common Cold      

 "A bad Flu is in the town"and so I also got flu", is the lame excuse given by everyone when they get cold and fever. The reality is that not everyone gets the cold and fever even though everyone are exposed to these viruses and bacteria. Only those individuals whose immunity is low at that time get cold or any type of infection. In a place if there are people who are all having low immunity and also moving and interacting with others they may spread the organisms, causing an infection to spread.

    This is why Ayurveda focuses on building an individual's immunity to prevent infections. Unlike the modern notion that vitamin rich food is equal to immunity, Ayurveda is holistic. This means that immunity does not depend alone with eating nutrient rich food, but on the status of the mind which in turn affects the body's metabolic and physiology. 

    Status of the mind affects breathing and breathing in turn affects the circulation. Lymphatic circulation is the channel through which the immune cells navigate apart from blood circulation and patrols not only invading micro-organisms but also body's own cancer cells.

    Stress affects the lymphatic circulation and so the immunity goes down. Colds with running nose and fever indicates down-immunity due to stress. Usually we have noticed people prone to colds when they are doing things mostly time bound manner, through which they stress. Usually someone breaks down with a cold after they had completed their time bound task whether at work or at home.

    There are several means to reduce this type of incidence of getting cold. In our experience doing every day detoxification reduces colds to a considerable extant. At stressful work keeping attention on breath and doing deep relaxing breaths during working hours helps a lot.

In Pancha Bhoota therapy, we suggest cleansing the liver and changing to whole food eating habits, do walking and follow relaxation techniques to reduce the attacks of common colds.

    Liver is recently discovered by modern research to be an immunity organ also. They found an explanation for the curious fact that patients receiving a liver transplant sometimes inherit the donor’s allergies and immune repertoire, so in keeping with the idea that donor immune information is being transplanted. It also suggests that the liver as an immune organ is an evolutionary remnant. During embryonic development, the liver is the first organ to provide us with blood and immune cells. Apparently, at least in the mouse the liver continues to serve as an “immune organ” even during adulthood. Pleaseclickhere for seeing the original scientific paper.  

     This is why in Pancha Bhoota healing and all ancient medical systems like Ayurveda, gives importance to keeping liver healthy through liver boosting herbs and liver cleansing processes to treat diseases.


For child fever, cough, cold, vomoting, infections-home remedies. 


Click the link below and do all the five steps along with the one given specifically for Common Cold below.

     We suggest doing these changes for a few months and getting back to us to inform us about your experience. If you do not see substantial changes then please write to us for an individualized treatment for you.

Immediate remedy for cold

          Turmeric in milk.

The best medicine:To a tea cup full of milk, add one teaspoon of organically grown turmeric (we have tested the efficacy), half teaspoon of coriander seed powder, quarter teaspoon of cumin seeds powder, quarter teaspoon of black pepper powder, big pinch of cardamom seed powder and big pinch of cinnamon powder. Boil this well and then drink it luke warm.


Earth Therapy:Reduce the intake of sweets because sugar depresses the immune system. We have known this for decades. It was only in the 1970's that researchers found out that vitamin C was needed by white blood cells so that they could phagocytize viruses and bacteria. White blood cells require a 50 times higher concentration inside the cell as outside so they have to accumulate vitamin C. We know that glucose and vitamin C have similar chemical structures, so what happens when the sugar levels go up? They compete for one another upon entering the cells. And the thing that mediates the entry of glucose into the cells is the same thing that mediates the entry of vitamin C into the cells. If there is more glucose around, there is going to be less vitamin C allowed into the cell. It doesn't take much: a blood sugar value of 120 reduces the phagocytic index by 75%. So when you eat sugar, think of your immune system slowing down to a crawl. For more details please using clickhere. 

Pharmacy: Liver is the pharmacy store of the body that produces all anti-biotics and medicines that the body need. So keeping the liver healthy is the best way to boost immunity. Eating everyday liver tonics like "Chyawanaprash" is very good.

Parasites and Immunity: Parasites living in our intestines are attacked by our immune cells. But parasites wants to make our intestines their home. In order to overcome the attack of our immune cells, parasites spit out a toxin which weakens our immune system. By weakening our immune system the parasites can survive in our body.

This is why in India, every month for children and once in six months for adults, anti-parasites medications are given. This will kills the parasites and boosts immunity. The best anti-parasite medication is the neem-turmeric combination. Equal quantity of Neem leaves and Turmeric root is ground to paste and swallowed on a saturday morning and food is taken until apetitte resumes (may be 4 to 5 hours). Doing this parasites cleansing ensures good immunity from all infectious diseases and cancer.  

Neem oil: Drinking one teaspoon of neem oil everyday night for 10 to 15 days (use filler to directly squeeze the oil in the throat and not on tongue and so you wont feel the bitterness).  Neem oil kills the parasites in the intestines and increases our body's immunity.

No cold foods and cold drinks: Eating cold foods (refrigerated) and giving children ice-cold drinks, decreases their digestive enzymes almost inactive.  All Biochemists know the 37 degree celcius or 98 degree fahreinheit is the active temperature for all biochemical enzymes to digest food. Only by eating warm food (not steaming hot) we can give the digestive enzymes this optimum temperature to digest food. When we drink cold drinks or cold food, the enzymes will not digest food. Undigested food goes to the small and large intestines and are eaten by microbes which produces gas and toxic products that are absorbed into the blood. This weakens our immunity.

Avoid drinking cold drinks and eating cold foods which will weaken their immunity.

In all ancient traditions, people ate different types of grains and millets  many of the readers might be unaware of the names. These millets give different nourishment that help prevent many diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer etc. 


Use seven different whole grains for seven days. One can use in the form of pan-cakes (Dosai) or steamed cakes (Idli's), or porridge (oozhu) or cracked-uppuma type (See recipes in Sakthi kitchen).

  1. Corn cracked-steamed (uppuma) or pan cake.
    Barleyflakes or pan cake.
    AmaranthRyeflakes or pan cake. 
    Quinoaflakes or Uppuma.
    Finger Millet pan cake or porridge.
    Buckwheat uppuma or pan cake.

Asian Type

  1. Fox Millet pan cake or porridge.
    Barleyflakes or pan cake
    Buckwheat uppuma or pan cake. 
    Little Millet pan cake or porridge.
    Italian Millet uppuma or pan cake.
    6. Banyard Millet porridge or pan cake.
    Amaranth  uppuma or pan cake.
    No refined cereal drinks like Horlicks, Boost, complain should be used. These products are malted sugars and immediately increase blood glucose levels.  Instead fruit juices fresh can be used.

See recipes in sakthi kitchen.

Cooking oil should be only unrefined sesame oil/olive oil or any other unrefined oils.

Liver -Tonic Chutneys:

     Every day eat the following chutneys. One per day. seven days seven chutneys and then repeat them again. All leaves  should be raw and not heat sauted. But you can add coconut, red pepper, or black sesame seeds or split peas dal and salt to make it tasty.

  1. Corianderleaves chutney
    Phyllanthus Niruri leaves chutney
    Bringraj  leaves chutney 
    Curry leaves chutney
    Corianderleaves chutney
    Mintleaves chutney
    Moringa leaves chutney or use Aloe Vera

Click here to see some model Chutney Recipes  that you can modify to make the above chutneys.You can eat this chutney with pasta, bread or with rice.

If you feel the chutney is bitter, then you can make it thick and make it as a small marble and swallow it with water. Make them small balls so that you do not choke yourself.

One Juice a day for seven days a week:

Drink these fresh juices, one a day and repeat the seven every week. It is easy. Just cut and put in blender with little water and dates if needed, blend and drink. Dates increases Iron.

No bottled or canned. it should be made fresh and not filter it. Clear juices are free from fiber and so drink all juices with the pulp.

Please also do the other elements

Fire Therapy: 

Air therapy:

Space Therapy:

A single factor may be a biased view for the cause of a disease.

Several factors contribute to health is the Eternal Truth.

 Click on the links inside the tables for details.


   Uni5   Eternal  and  Universal
 Health Style
Five Levels 1 2 3 4 5
Elements Earth Water Fire Air Space













Internal Body Mind Intelligence Awareness Consciousness
External Food Water Heat Air Space

Whole foods


Juice Therapy

Liver Tonic chutneys


Water Therapy

Castor Oil

Gall Nut

Detoxification- Best

Exercise for lymph circulation for health and immunity like Yoga, walking, Suryanamaskar



Laugh Therapy

Food Proteins Carbohydrates Fats Vitamins Phyto-Nutrients
Food Type Fiber Rich Well chewed food Balanced foods Vegetarian Live fermented foods
Mind- External
Acceptance Yoga


Uni5 Meditation

PB Meditation

Increase SAL Energy
 Mind- Internal Transform Anger to helping nature Cleanse Out meaness with charity Cleanse out Pride with serving attitude Cleanse out Jealousy with compassion
Intelligence     Unbiased outlook - Seek the Unchanging Truth Embracing all beliefs - understand the results of action done under personal beliefs Forgiveness - Forgive and Forget to Give and Get
Awareness       Eco-friendliness - We are all connected in and out. So polluting nature is inturn polluting ourself Conservation of Energy - Avoid wastage of all forms of Energy, because inturn it is our own SAL Energy
Consciousness         Unconditional Love - The only Reality of this Universe


 To read the clinic articles in Tamil, please click here.

Maruppathu udal noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give physiological effects)
Maruppathu ula noi marundhu enalakum (A medicine is one that give psychological effects)
Maruppathu ini noi varathiruppa ( A medicine is one that ensures prevention of diseases)
Maruppathu savai marundhu enalakum. (A medicine is one that ultimately grants Immortality)
-  Thirumoolar in Thirumanthiram (800 BC)

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