Mother of two, Genelia Deshmukh shares how she ensures her family’s respiratory health is taken care of during monsoon using simple home remedies like, haldi ka doodh, deep breathing exercises, Yoga, and steam inhalation to get relief from cough and cold symptoms
September 2021: Monsoon for many is a shower of relief from the constant heat, the pleasant atmosphere or the splash of puddles loved by all. From little kids to the older ones, everyone has their own monsoon fun activity planned. Despite all the fun things that monsoon brings, we also see a lot of cold and cough symptoms coming up during this season. This means one needs to be extra cautious and mindful about their respiratory health and wellness with a simple regime that’s easy to practice at home.
Talented actress and hands-on mom Genelia Deshmukh is known to balance fun and health and keeps giving a peek into the Deshmukh family’s health regime on various occasions. With the monsoon here in full-force, Genelia relies on simple home remedies to ensure her family is protected and on their ace health while enjoying the monsoon family fun at home. She ensures that her family starts their day with Yoga and deep breathing exercises, followed by healthy eating consisting of seasonal fruits and vegetables high in essential vitamins to enhance immunity.
Sharing more about her monsoon health regime, Genelia says “Outdoor activities are always a favorite in our family, more so during monsoons. However, monsoons are also tough to handle with little kids at home and us constantly traveling for work. Therefore, I ensure that my family follows a healthy routine during this time with yoga, eating healthy meals and in case of cough & cold symptoms, steam inhalation with Vicks VapoRub to get relief from it.”
She further added, “Being ardent believers of the goodness in traditional home remedies, this is the one thing I always carry with me and this practice has stuck through generations in our house. We start off by adding a teaspoon of Vicks VapoRub into a bowl of hot water, not boiling, covering our head with the towel, and inhaling the vapors, followed by a good rest. With natural ingredients like eucalyptus, camphor and Menthol, Vicks VapoRub gives relief from symptoms of cough & cold and remains something I trust personally.”
Steam inhalation with Vicks VapoRub is safe to use for adults and kids aged six years and above. However, it is important to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.
Disclaimer: Always read the label. If symptoms persist, visit the doctor. For pain related symptoms, apply on affected areas.