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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 is 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 where are all having low immunity and moving and interacting with others, they may spread the organisms, causing an infection to spread.

    Therefore, 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 on eating nutrient-rich food, but on the status of the mind which in turn affects the body's metabolic and physiology. 

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

    Stress affects the lymphatic circulation and so the immunity goes down. Colds with running nose and fever indicate down-immunity due to stress. Usually, we have noticed people prone to colds when they are doing things in a 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 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 extent. At stressful work keeping attention on the 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.

    The 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. Please click here for seeing the original scientific paper.  

     Therefore, in Pancha Bhoota healing and all ancient medical systems like Ayurveda, give importance to keeping the liver healthy through liver-boosting herbs and liver cleansing processes to treat diseases.

For child fever, cough, cold, vomiting, 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 individualized treatment for you.

Immediate remedy for cold

          Turmeric in milk.

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


Earth Therapy: Reduce the intake of sweets because sugar depresses the immune system. We have known this for decades. It was only in the 1970s 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 than outside, so they must 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 does not 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 click here

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

Parasites and Immunity: Parasites living in our intestines are attacked by our immune cells. But parasites want to make our intestines their home. To overcome the attack of our immune cells, parasites spit out a toxin that weakens our immune system. By weakening our immune system, the parasites can survive in our bodies.

Therefore, in India, every month for children and once in six months for adults, anti-parasites medications are given. This will kill the parasites and boosts immunity. The best anti-parasite medication is the neem-turmeric combination. An equal quantity of Neem leaves and Turmeric root is ground to paste and swallowed on a Saturday morning and food is taken until appetite resumes (maybe 4 to 5 hours). Doing this parasite 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 the tongue and so you will not 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 degrees Celcius or 98 degrees Fahrenheit 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 is eaten by microbes that produce 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 milletsmany of the readers might be unaware of the names. These millets give different nourishment that helps prevent many diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, etc. 


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

1.Corn cracked-steamed (uppuma) or pancake.
2. Barley flakes or pancakes.
AmaranthRye flakes or pancake. 
Quinoa flakes or Uppuma.
Finger Millet pan cake or porridge.
Buckwheat uppuma or pancake.

Asian Type

1.Fox Millet pan cake or porridge.
2. Barley flakes or pancake
Buckwheat uppuma or pancake. 
Little Millet pan cake or porridge.
Italian Millet uppuma or pan cake.
6. Banyard Millet porridge or pancake.
Amaranth uppuma or pancake.

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. All leaves should be raw and not heat sauteed. But you can add coconut, red pepper, or black sesame seeds or split peas dal and salt to make it tasty.

 1. Coriander leaves chutney

 2. Phyllanthus Niruri leaves chutney

  1. Bringraj  leaves chutney 
    Curry leaves chutney
    5. Coriander leaves 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 a blender with little water and dates if needed, blend and drink. Dates increase Iron.

No bottled or canned. it should be made fresh and not filter. 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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