AYURVEDA IN THE TIME OF CORONA
BOOST IMMUNITY WITH AYURVEDA
The Coronavirus has got the whole world on its toes to practice better hygiene, and most importantly, social distancing. There are several methods in Ayurveda for the times we live in which can boost immunity, and improve overall health. Though there is no ayurvedic cure for the Coronavirus, the following steps help develop a better natural immune response.
AYURVEDA – INTERNAL APPLICATIONS
Ayurveda is a holistic lifestyle that has health benefits, enriching the human body in numerous ways. Intake of various Ayurvedic medicines is extremely effective in curing numerous ailments and their symptoms. Ayurvedic herbs improve overall health and help improve the functioning of the digestive system, circulatory system, and hormonal system. Listed below are a few Ayurvedic preparations which will help build up the body’s response to infections and diseases.
- Herbal tea of lemon, ginger, and honey is effective to treat colds or infections of the throat. Since these are symptoms of the Coronavirus, regular consumption of this decoction could help protect you from the disease.
- Chewing a few tulsi (basil) leaves daily can aid in boosting immune response. Tulsi also acts as an anti-bacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It is extremely beneficial for health.
- Golden milk, made with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric steeped in 150 ml of hot milk is highly effective. This concoction is extremely therapeutic and has strong detoxifying effects on the body.
- Chyavanprash which is a potent herbal concoction of about 44 herbs/ingredients is effective when taken every morning. This herbal paste has high healing potential that refreshes the body and bolsters immunity.
- Black pepper is useful in treating congestion. When boiled with clove, cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger, this solution provides relief from respiratory congestion and helps breathe freely.
- Addition of eucalyptus in daily diet can be done by mixing it in tea. Though extremely bitter, this is a highly potent herb aiding in opening up the respiratory tract.
- Increase the addition of spices such as turmeric, cinnamon, and cardamom to your cooking to make your meals healthy.
AYURVEDA- EXTERNAL APPLICATIONS
Ayurveda consists of a whole plethora of internal as well as external practices. The external application routines are extremely beneficial for the healthy functioning of the human body.
Simple steps go a long way according to Ayurveda. By implementing the given list of healthy Ayurvedic habits into daily life, there will be strong positive changes in wellness. This keeps the body safe from the Coronavirus as it keeps the immune system ready to handle any health issue.
- Oil pulling if introduced in our daily regimen is beneficial in boosting immunity. When performed daily, it helps clean the entire mouth and protect it from any microbes. Simply swish coconut oil around your mouth for about 10 minutes and spit it out.
- Pranayama or breathing technique has a holistic healing effect, not just on the body, but also on the mind. This can help you de-stress, while also improving overall health and well-being.
- Yoga has always been a vital ayurvedic practice that has numerous benefits. The human body experiences improved detoxification, better digestion, less fat retention, and improved mental stimulation after a session of yoga.
- Brushing with/chewing a neem tree stick is another way to reduce infection and control lingering microorganisms in the mouth. It reduces the incidence of them moving down the respiratory tract from the mouth and causing diseases.
- Applying ghee to the inside of the nostrils is another practice suggested by Ayurveda. It prevents any harmful disease-carrying microbes from entering the airways and lungs. This also opens up nostrils for better inhalation.
Ayush has certified Ayurveda practitioners who are available for medical consultation during these trying times. Follow the above ayurvedic practices regularly as much as possible to live a healthy life. They will improve your health and maybe even prevent/lessen the impact of Coronavirus.