With the equinox we prepare to welcome autumn. Some people love this season very much, while others are overwhelmed by melancholy and feel nostalgia for summer, especially due to the shortening of the daylight hours. Here are some natural remedies and useful tips to face the change of season between summer and autumn.
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With the'equinox we prepare to welcome autumn. Some people love this season very much, while others are overwhelmed by melancholy and feel nostalgia for summer, especially due to the shortening of the daylight hours.
Here are a few natural remedies and useful tips for dealing with the change of season between summer and autumn.
THEaromatherapy it helps us to face the change of season between summer and autumn. In this case, the advice is to choose different essences to welcome the season according to the time of day: lavender and vanilla in the morning, bitter orange, lemon, sandalwood and cedar wood in the evening.
To avoid the dryness of the skin which in some cases is typical of the autumn season, give space to massages. The advice is to choose sesame oil or another base vegetable oil that you feel comfortable with for massages. The ideal time for an oil-based massage is before a bath or shower. Oily packs and scalp massages are useful for strengthening the hair and stimulating circulation, so as to counteract the classic autumn fall.
Autumn is a season that brings with it the onset of cold weather, windy days and gloomy skies that can foster moodiness. If the bright hues of pumpkins and falling leaves aren't enough to cheer you up, choose warm colors to dress in and surround yourself with, such as yellow, red and orange.
Food tips for autumn are mainly about choosing seasonal products. Choose fruit and vegetables in warm and vibrant colors, which will also prepare you for the next winter. In the transition from summer to autumn, you can create very colorful and healthy dishes that recall both seasons, thanks to both fruit and vegetables.
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The change of season is one of the best times to take care of the immune system and strengthen the defenses in a natural way. Drink fresh juices, abundant with portions of fruit and vegetables, season your dishes with ginger and turmeric, pick the berries and enjoy them fresh for a snack and breakfast, do not forget probiotics and fermented foods and usually drink a healthy herbal tea.echinacea.
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Facilitate the transition from one season to another by accustoming your body to a gentle physical activity. Try to go for walks in the fresh air even in the fall, just like in the summer, as long as the temperatures allow. Make sure that with the arrival of the cold your daily life does not become too sedentary. So, if you stay at home for example in the evening, dedicate yourself to yoga or, if you want to go out, sign up for a Pilates or gentle gymnastics course in the gym.
Adapt to the change of season by always staying active, but allow yourself to slow down from time to time, especially in the evening. Autumn is the time when the attention returns to the interior and this pushes us to reflect. Transform moments of pause into moments in which to take care of yourself, have a cup of tea, read a book, knit or play with the children.
If you feel the first symptoms of colds and sinusitis, try to counter them thanks to lot and to the practice of jala neti. This is a very useful trick to free the upper respiratory tract from accumulations of mucus. The lotus is a small tool that you will need for your nasal wash. Look for it on the internet and in herbal medicine.
Among the natural remedies recommended for counteract dehydration and dryness, at the level of the skin and organs, typical of autumn, we find ginkgo biloba. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to be useful in cases of coughs, asthma and allergies. It helps to improve memory and concentration, therefore it is useful for those who return to books and have to face university exams. Other useful natural remedies arenettle, lobelia and the root of licorice.
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If autumn brings with it constipation and dehydration in the intestine, do not forget to drink a few more glasses of water. Some natural remedies useful for bowel regularity are aloe juice, i flax seed and seeds of Chia, which with the formation of mucilaginous substances contribute to making the transit of substances to be expelled from our body less difficult.
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To face the change of season and autumn, it may be useful to turn to the advice of theAyurveda, traditional Indian medicine. Ayurveda suggests starting the day with one breakfast based on cereals, oat flakes or quinoa and to choose during other foods such as pumpkins, carrots, potatoes, tubers and roots in general, since these are earth-related foods, able to counteract the excessive effect of Wadding, which characterizes autumn as a windy season, which can bring with it dryness and dehydration in the skin and in the organism.
Ayurveda also recommends surrounding yourself with sweet scents and aromas, also in the form of herbal tea, and of listen to the pleasant sounds of nature, like the rain and the water of a flowing stream, to allow yourself a moment of relaxation.
Rest at the end of the day, before going to bed, in autumn is essential in order not to find yourself completely deprived of energy.
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