'I use mustard oil to treat my cold.'
'I warm it a bit at night and put a few drops in my nostrils at night.'
'I have lived such a tough life. I have never depended on a doctor or expensive medicines,' the Indian prime minister revealed in an interview.
Unlike the current generation which turns to allopathic medication for even something as small as cold, cough or headache, Prime Minister Narendra Modi relies on Ayurveda.
In a candid interaction with Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, the Prime Minister said, instead of rushing to doctors, he swears by simple home remedies.
How Modi fights common cold
In the interview, Prime Minister Modi shared his personal nuskas which he uses to combat common cold, take care of his skin and soothe body pain.
PM Modi revealed that he treats his cold by drinking hot water and observing a fast to get rid of the illness.
"If I get cold, I drink warm water, without adding anything to it. I also go on fasting for about two days," he said.
PM Modi also spoke about the benefits of mustard oil when battling cold.
"I use mustard oil to treat my cold. I warm it a bit at night and put a few drops in my nostrils at night. It burns a bit, but it helps. The oil clears my congestion in just two days."
Modi swears by Ayurveda and his gamcha
When it comes to medications, Prime Minister Modi tends to choose the way which has the least possibility of side effects. PM Modi sticks to Ayurveda.
"You will be surprised to hear, I have lived such a tough life. I have never depended on a doctor or expensive medicines," Modi said.
He also spoke about the benefits of Assamese Gamosa (Assam ka gamcha) and how he used to always carry it with him while walking for long distances.
"I always used to carry Assamese Gamosa with me while walking for long distances especially in mountainous regions to soothe my foot pain. I used to tie it on my feet and add a small wood stick in between it to soothe the pain."
Castor oil for skin
He also shared the benefits of using castor oil for skin.
"I went on Kailash Yatra a couple of years back. Total distance was about 1,000 km, I had to walk for this long. A lot of other people were there with me. They were using very expensive products to take care of their skin. I just had raw castor oil with me and I used to only use that," PM Modi said.
"After six days their skin started burning. Nothing happened to me so they asked me what do you use to take care of your skin. I told them I do nothing special just use castor oil. Then every night people used to take a few drops of castor oil from me," he added.
Apart from simple home remedies and Ayurveda, Modi also stressed upon maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating on time and consuming a healthy diet.
He also gave tips on anger management issues.
Watch the video below to see how Narendra Modi manages his anger
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