Health Tips: BP will be controlled by celery oil in cold, applying it with garlic will give heat
Ajwain, something found in every kitchen. Used from spices to medicine. Somewhere it is called Ajwain and somewhere Ojowan and Ajmo. In Sanskrit it is called Yamini. In Assamese language it is called Zen. Right now the cold wave is going on. In such a situation, celery has been said to be the most effective in getting rid of cold.
Panacea for cold days
If you have got cold and feet are cold in spite of covering yourself with a blanket, then apply celery mixed with mustard oil. Its importance has been explained in Ayurveda. Ayurvedacharya Dr. TL Xavier in Thrissur, Kerala explains that mustard oil is also used in body massage. It contains omega-3 fatty acids. When mixed with ajwain and applied on the joints or skin, it provides immediate relief. This is because celery contains thymol, terpineol and o-cyamine. Thymol has anti-viral properties. When it is mixed with mustard oil and applied, the feet feel warm.
Massage increases blood circulation
Dr. Xavier explains that the use of garlic and celery has been described as very effective in Ayurveda. Garlic contains sulfur compound and allicin. If it is cut or grinded and mixed with mustard oil and celery and massaged in the body, blood circulation is better. Especially massaging the soles of the feet is very beneficial. This gives energy to the whole body.
Decrease in swelling
Massage by mixing garlic and celery in mustard oil reduces swelling of the body. Due to less physical activity in winter, the veins become loose. Blood circulation is less. Many people complain of blood clotting. In such a situation, massaging with celery mixed oil gives a lot of relief.