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Bit­ter herbs: Herbs such

■ as neem and me­thi help pre­vent in­fec­tions

Pep­per­mint: Oil made with

■ pep­per­mint re­lieves the pain ex­pe­ri­enced dur­ing ir­ri­ta­ble bowel syn­drome. It can also re­duce the feel­ing of nau­sea

Holy basil: It fights

■ in­fec­tions and boosts im­mu­nity by in­creas­ing white blood cells

Gin­ger: It is ef­fec­tive in

■ treat­ing nau­sea. It con­tains sul­phur, which pro­tects one from vi­ral ill­nesses

Nut­meg: It helps in reliev­ing

■ a cold and cough

Lemon­grass: It has

an­tibac­te­rial and an­ti­fun­gal prop­er­ties. It pre­vents in­fec­tions by boost­ing the im­mune sys­tem

Cin­na­mon: The spice helps

■ in reliev­ing a cold, and sore throat. It also fights the pathogens that cause ill­nesses as it has an­ti­fun­gal and an­tibac­te­rial prop­er­ties

Mint: Clears the throat,

■ nose and lung con­ges­tion

Turmeric: Helps fight against

■ vi­ral in­fec­tions, cold and cough

Gin­ger: Has an­ti­sep­tic

■ prop­er­ties

Tulsi leaves: It has

■ an­tibac­te­rial, an­ti­fun­gal and anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­tie

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