Simple fatigue is usually a result of lifestyle factors that stress the body, such as a lack of sufficient sleep, lack of proper nutrition, strenuous physical activity, a bit depression, or bereavement. Maintaining an even blood sugar level is very important if you want to keep energy levels consistent during the day. Viral illnesses such as flu can leave you tired for weeks afterward. Sometimes, persistent fatigue is due to an underlying condition such as anemia or a thyroid problem. It is important to identify the cause of fatigue, and rule out any potentially serious condition.
- Feeling tired.
- Poor concentration.
Home Remedies for Fatigue
- Orange: Drink a cup of fresh orange juice with a pinch of rock salt.
- Dates: Soak 5 fresh dates in a glass of water overnight. Next morning, liquefy in a blender and drink.
- Mango: Eat one ripe mango daily, and after an hour drink 1 cup warm milk with a teaspoon of ghee added.
- Juice: If the fatigue is due to anemia, take pomegranate juice, grape juice, beet juice or carrot juice.
- Honey and cinnamon: Take half tablespoon of honey in a glass of water sprinkled with cinnamon powder twice a day for about a week.
- Withania somnifera (Ashwaganda): Drink a decoction made by boiling 1 tablespoon of dried root per cup of water. Studies shows ashwaganda has anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic, and immune booster. Ashwagandha can help alleviate the fatigue symptoms and support an energetic and rejuvenating sense of wellbeing.
- Ginseng: Take 500mg to 1 gm of ginseng twice a day. It is used to improve symptoms of chronic fatigue, weakness, and debility.
Do’s for Fatigue
- Include fresh vegetables, fruit, cereals, whole-grain products, and brown rice in your diet.
- Eat small regular meals that include some protein which will help to keep blood sugar levels stable.
- Drink 2-3 freshly squeezed green vegetable juices and at least eight glasses of water a day.
- Try to spend time each day in fresh air.
- Exercise regularly, particularly if having a sedentary job.
- Try some deep breathing and muscle relaxation exercises.
- Take a nap if you are sleepy during the day. An ideal nap lasts about 10-15 minutes.
- Get better sleep at night, as this can often improve sluggish tired feelings.
Don’ts for Fatigue
- Never miss breakfast.
- Avoid fatty foods, salty, and sugary products.
- Avoid cold and iced drinks, especially during or after meals.
Avoid stress by practicing meditation and deep breathing exercises.
- Fatigue is persistent and sleep doesn’t help.
- Often feel tired without any apparent reason.