Here’s How You Can Improve Your Immunity With Ayurveda

According to Ministry of AYUSH, the body’s natural defence system plays an important role in maintaining optimum health. Follow these immunity-boosting tips to win the battle against this pandemic.

India, like the rest of the world, is grappling with the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19. Till the time a vaccine is not developed enhancing the body’s natural defence system plays an important role in maintaining optimum health.

Healthy eating and lifestyle practices that can lower the risk of disease, a person with impaired immunity is more susceptible for Covid-19 and thus immunity is an important preventing factor.

Ayurveda Rasayana (rejuvenation) herbs, Yoga exercises, Pranayama, daily regimens and personal hygiene guidelines can be helpful strategies in controlling the spread of Covid-19. The preventive aspects of pandemic situations are narrated in Ayurveda with enough details. They need to be scientifically explored and refined for precision.

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According to Ministry of AYUSH, the body’s natural defence system (immunity) plays an important role in maintaining optimum health. The ministry said that many state governments also followed up with healthcare advice on traditional medicine solutions to enhance immunity and disease-resistance, which are particularly relevant against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ministry of AYUSH recommends the following self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health. These are supported by Ayurvedic literature and scientific publications-

Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures

  • Take Chyavanprash 10gm (1tsf) in the morning. Diabetics should take sugar-free Chyavanprash.
  • Drink herbal tea/decoction (Kadha) made from Tulsi (Basil), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black pepper), Giloy, Shunthi (Dry Ginger) and Munakka (Raisin) – once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) and/or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed.

  • Half teaspoon Haldi (turmeric) powder in 150 ml hot milk – once or twice a day
  • Drink warm water throughout the day.
  • Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes as advised by Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking.

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During dry cough / sore throat

  • Steam inhalation with fresh Pudina (Mint) leaves or Ajwain (Caraway seeds) can be practised once in a day.
  • Lavang (Clove) powder mixed with natural sugar/honey can be taken 2-3 times a day in case of cough or throat irritation.
  • These measures generally treat normal dry cough and sore throat. However, it is best to consult doctors if these symptoms persist.

These ways help in maintaining the strength of body (immunity) which in turn helps in combating pandemic conditions such as COVID-19.

Disclaimer: The above advisory does not claim to be the treatment for Covid-19
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