Induce the gag reflex in the morning after brushing teeth.
Depress the back of your tongue with a toothbrush or finger to stimulate.
This activates the vagal nerve which has potent immunological benefits.
The counter stimulation of the sympathetic nervous
system then helps to clear the nasal and paranasal areas.
Salt with warm water to clean throat and helps with mucous, postnasal drip, colds or congestion. Salt with Turmeric is especially helpful if you feel a cold coming on, as it is antiviral and antibacterial. For a cough you can add a bit of ghee to the salt and turmeric gargle.
Oiling the Nostrils
Applying oil create a barrier that can help to reduce
environmental pollution and viruses.
Anu Thailam, or cold pressed castor oil is good for everyone.
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