We have all read the labels of most popular household cleaners. They all come with a warning “Hazardous, keep away from children and animals”; which clearly means they may clean your house but are not safe for you. At a macro level these commercial cleaners are a big environmental hazard too, slowly poisoning our lakes, rivers and soil. The best thing is to switch to Bio enzyme!
It was 5 years ago that I first heard of bio enzyme and regretting that it took me so long to try my first batch of this magical enzyme.
If you like the idea of low or zero waste, you may find my post on home composting interesting too.
Bio enzymes are natural cleaners made from fruit peels, preferably citrus fruits. Most people use orange and lemon peels for making BE for cleaning, other peels like banana etc. can be used to make plant food/ fertilizer.
A bio enzyme as mentioned earlier is a natural multipurpose cleaner. You can use bio enzyme to clean your bathroom sink, W.C. You can use bio-enzyme for mopping too
As floor cleaner- Add 50ml of Bio Enzyme to your bucket of water.
As Bathroom tiles/ sink cleaner- Spray Bio enzyme and leave it for 20-30 minutes and then scrub the areas.
Laundry and dishes- Add soap nut liquid and use your Bio Enzyme liquid to clean dishes, laundry
Plant fertilizer- Diluted Bio Enzyme can also be used as liquid fertilizer for plants, the ones made from banana and other peels. I have only made citrus fruit BE; hence I will only be talking about that in this post.
Vegeatbles and toy disinfectant- These days there are several vegge washes and toys disinfectants, you can use BE to clean your vegetables/fruits. Make water and BE solution and dip your vegetables for 10-15 minutes, wash with regular water and then dry before storing.
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of medicine, which is in practice from more than 5000 years. It is a holistic system of medicine which includes mind-body-spirit approach in healing the person. The holistic concepts do not try to fix the body but instead help super-charge the body’s inbuilt healing capacity. In this article we will share simple tips that can help in improving immunity for covid-19.
Owing to its effectiveness and medical significance, now the principles and the concept of Ayurveda are being used in the modern world. It helps treat different kinds of chronic diseases and even at this time when the world is dealing with this unprecedented crisis in the form of Covid-19, Ayurveda can prove to be a boon for mankind.
Ever since the origin of the new strain of Corona virus, we have come to know a lot about it; we now know the symptoms, the complications, yet we have not been successful in finding out an effective treatment to curb its outbreak. We can prevent ourselves from getting infected by simply following simple rules like wearing a mask, practising proper social distancing and following good hand hygiene.
Apart from this, your body’s natural immune system also plays a major role in keeping us safe from this fatal virus. The best way to boost your immunity is by eating healthy food and following a good lifestyle habit.
Prevention is always better than cure. As there is no medicine or vaccination for COVID-19 yet, the best thing at the moment is to take preventive measures which boost our immunity. Ayurveda’s extensive knowledge has always been based on preventive care. Following some home made concoctions or making slight changes to our daily routines and eating habits can help us keep Covid-19 at bay. Sharing below an immunity booster Ayurvedic drink that you can add to your diet for strengthening your natural defence system.
Let us read a small story by my friend Dr. Sonia Hemnani-
A young boy had a very good family and a number of wonderful people around, whom he did not care for or listen to. Whenever this boy was in need he would trust the random strangers, who he thought were the right people. One day all those strangers started avoiding him due to recurrent calling, which led to more frustration. Ultimately the boy broke down.
Moral of story – Trust what you have within you and around you.
Here the young boy is “you”; his friends are the ecofriendly bacteria which are already present in our body, the vital force, the calm mind, and the natural sources of building immunity, organic real food, required food and thought. Continue Reading