If you think that it’s still too early to take out your winter clothes, and spread out your comforters and quilts in the sun, then you are thinking wrong! Karachi weather now is already giving you signals.
You may take it slow to start prepping for winters but the clothing line is already ready to face winters. From #Khaadi to #Sapphire all the big brands have launched their winter collection and women have started to redesign their wardrobes.
But apart the fancy winter look of clothes, shawls, brewing coffee smell and cracking peanuts all night long, winters in Karachi come with their baggage of illnesses and diseases.
Some of the Common Winter Illnesses:-
- Sore throat
- Painful Joints
- Cold Sores
- Dry Skin
And when it comes to a metropolitan city like Karachi which is highly polluted, viruses and bacterias thrive happily.
So considering Karachi weather now, here is a list of must-haves for surviving winters in Karachi blissfully:-
Things You Must Have in Your Home to Survive Winters in Karachi:-
I know many of you who have kids, might already have it, but for those who don’t, I think its the right time to invest in a good nebulizer.
It doesn’t mean that you always use some medications for your mild congestion but even if you only nebulize with saline, it provides some relief.
Axe Brand Oil
This is something my mother has been using ever since we were kids, and now I use it. This oil is a combination of menthol, eucalyptus oil, camphor, and some other pain relieving ingredients.
This combination of oils has been used in Ayurvedic treatments too.
Since headaches and flu are very common in winters, a mild massage on the forehead with this oil provides instant relief and you don’t feel the need to pop in a painkiller, which is the biggest plus point.
This oil is also used for the treatment of body aches and stomach problems.
Honey, Ginger, Lemon
You definitely need these three ingredients always always in your kitchen to survive the winter. Prepare a tea or consume individually, honey ginger lemon are natural antibiotics.
Every day make it a habit to drink honey ginger lemon tea in the morning, also convince your children to drink it.
Call it paya, or soup, but before the arrival prepare liters of bone broth and store in your freezer.
Bone broth is rich in electrolytes, collagen, proline, glycine all these components are extremely essential for a healthy immune system. Since most of the diseases and illnesses are caused due to a weak immune system, bone broths are one of the easiest ways you can improve your immune system and overall health.
A little effort and establishing a healthy routine can save you your bucks spent on medicines and doctors visit.