Welcome to the life and times of globalization. Where everything, from food to clothes to language to mannerisms, of cultures across the globe are being adopted.
It feels good to see your cultural qualities and mannerisms get adopted by a person from a different culture altogether and it feels even better when that habit is a beneficial one.
We have usually seen and thought that Indians imitate Western habits, however, this time things are going to be reversed. Why, you ask?
Surprisingly there are a lot of Indian trends that get copied in foreign lands and healthy home remedies top the list in this case.
Yes, you heard right! There are a few home remedies for health that the West has adopted as a part of their daily lifestyle.
Want to know a few of them? Read on!
1. Practicing Yoga as a way of life:
In India, yoga is practiced at large as an exercise and is being taken up by adults and the youth alike. But in the West, Yoga has become a major trend for better health for all age groups. Other than the normal yoga poses, Westerners also experiment with a variety of styles such as doga (yoga with dogs), equine yoga (yoga with horses) and karaoke yoga.
2. Using turmeric in diet:
Turmeric is a staple spice in Indian households. We add it to most of our dishes, and even drink it with milk. This spice is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, which is what has helped it become extremely popular in the West.
3. Going the coconut oil way:
Coconut oil is used widely in southern India and has also been gaining popularity in northern India since the past few years. While it took time for the West to acknowledge its potential as a healthy oil, it is now being widely used in skin and hair products as well as being popularly used for 'oil pulling' that is done to eliminate dental ailments. It is also recommended that you add a spoon of coconut oil in your cup of coffee for weight loss.
4. Spicing up their tea:
While tea was the most popular drink the British had, India added to it what it has always sworn by – herbs and spices. Ginger tea is one of the most popular drinks in the west because it is considered to be a great source of detox and it also helps boost immunity to fight cough and cold. Plus, you can never go wrong with a bit of ginger tea.
5. Replacing vegetable oil with ghee:
If Indian households always have one thing stocked up, it's desi ghee. Ghee is known for it's nutritional value and it's role as a lubricant for the veins to aid smooth blood flow in our body. It is something that can be added to your daily diet and is in fact, considered better than vegetable oil. The Westerners now use ghee to saute and fry their vegetables and meat to give their dishes an empowering flavour.
Like they say, experimentation is the spice of life!