Build up Immunity through Ayurveda
Build up your immunity
There are millions of unseen, unnoticed viruses around us. Till our immune system is working strong we do not get any symptoms, our body’s fighting mechanism help to keep them away.
Once our immune system is compromised for whatever reason, that is when an attack from deadly viruses, bacteria or any kind of foreign body causes disease/illness.
Coronavirus primarily affects the respiratory system. Lungs, nose, sinuses, throat all get affected with this virus. Causing the above symptoms.
Building immunity is the key to fighting any kind of foreign body invasion in our system. Keep your immune system healthy with these immune-boosting herbs.
Amla ( Emblica Officinalis), Tulsi (Holi basil), Giloy (Tinospors cordifolia) are some of the herbs which help in building the immunity and preventing the infection.
In Ayurveda, good digestion and regular bowel evacuation play a very important role in fighting disease. By drinking Detox tea or fresh ginger, a pinch of black pepper, Moringa and turmeric tea helps to build up strong metabolism. Mint leaves and fennel seeds are also good for improving digestion.
Coronavirus is becoming a serious concern and if you are a little sensitive towards cold cough or any sickness, this is the time to pay little more attention to your health. Here are some Ayurvedic suggestion
Ayurvedic Herbs: Regular consumption of Ayurvedic herb like Triphala, Turmeric, Ashwagandha, Chwyanprash are helpful in strengthening the immune system and boosts the human body’s immunity which is necessary to fight the deadly virus. Eating a tablespoon of Chywanprash every day enhances the immunity and it may prevent you from catching the illness.
Nasya: Is an Ayurvedic preventative therapy for the upper respiratory system, including nose, sinuses, throat, head. Moisturising nostrils with Nasya oil or 2-3 drops of sesame seed oil not only lubricate the nasal passage and throat but also strengthen the inner mucous membrane to keep the foreign body away.
Pranayam: Breathing exercises also increase building up immunity. Alternate Nadi Shodhan and Kapalbhati are the best breathing exercises to strengthening the respiratory system and restoring balance.
- Ayuspa Detox: Removes Toxins
- Triphala: Gentle bowel cleanse
- Turmeric Golden Milk: Fight infection
- Ashwagandha: Stress Management
- Chyanaprash: Immunity Builder
What Ayurveda has to offer in the fight against COVID-19
Symptoms of coronavirus include
- A runny nose & sore throat,
- Cough and Fever
- Feeling tired & Short of breath.
Illness can be more severe for some people and can lead to pneumonia or breathing difficulties
As people rushing to keep themselves protected, Ayurveda as usually stresses on preventative methods .
Ayurvedic perspective is to be mindful and aware of things around you and make wise decisions depending on situations.
- Stay home/ keep away from crowded areas
- Wash hands regularly.
- Be more mindful around pets
- Wear a mask if you are sick.
- Avoid sharing meals or household things
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
- Do not keep tissue paper in your pocket.
- Build up your immunity with fresh home-cooked meals
- Avoid frozen or leftovers food.
- Drink plenty of warm water.
- Do not overexert or over-exercise
- Take rest by going to bed a bit earlier
- Monitor your symptoms.
Dr Rachna Kumar BAMS
Rachna Kumar graduated in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from India and has continued to develop her skills by attending regular courses in the UK, USA, New Zealand and India. She has practised Ayurveda for 20 years in New Zealand and England. She now offers specialist health and beauty services using Ayurvedic principles for women in Hamilton. www.ayuspa.co.nz