BOOST IMMUNITY WITH AYURVEDA-1

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The whole world has come to a standstill. Every day, the count of those affected by the dreaded Coronavirus is increasing. In such trying times, social distancing is the only option to keep us safe from the highly infectious disease. However, there are practical reasons for which we might step out, such as shopping for necessities, or for work. How can we protect ourselves from getting affected in such circumstances? Even while at home, it is vital to have a regular intake of healthy foods to boost immunity. This is particularly important for older individuals who are highly susceptible to this disease.

Ayurveda provides natural ways to boost your body’s immunity, which can be an additional defense against Coronavirus. Ayurvedic medicines are also extremely effective when used as per directions. A few such Ayurvedic herbs, their usage, and advantages are:

ATHIMADHURAM/ LIQUORICE

Liquorice is a perennial herb found in Asia and Europe and is an extremely beneficial Ayurvedic remedy. It has a sweetish taste and is both an expectorant and a decongestant. This means consumption of Athimadhuram causes thinning of mucus in the airways. It also helps keep the airways moist and prevents coughing. Any tightness or congestion-related issues also see relief with usage of this herb. Most importantly, regular intake of Athimadhuram can improve immunity of the individual, especially against respiratory infections. Since the coronavirus affects the throat and lungs, Athimadhuram can raise the body’s defences against attacks of the air passageways. It might lessen the severity of any existing congestive conditions.

METHODS OF CONSUMPTION

  • Mix 3 grams of powdered Athimadhuram with honey and consume thrice a day (morning, noon, night) *
  • Mix 5 grams of powdered Athimadhuram with 200 ml of milk and boil until reduced by half. Consume 50 ml twice a day (morning and night) *
  • Make an Athimadhuram tea by boiling it with 150 ml of water; add honey and drink twice a day (morning and night) *

BLACK TULSI

Black tulsi is a traditional plant that has many ayurvedic properties. It has a mild peppery taste and is efficient in aiding the body’s defence mechanism. As a powerful antioxidant, it boosts immune response. This plant is also referred to as the ‘Queen of Herbs’ in Ayurveda. Black tulsi is also an antipyretic which can help combat fevers. It also stimulates production of antibodies in the body, which could significantly boost the body’s ability to keep infections at bay. Black tulsi in addition to all these also has anti-inflammatory properties.

METHODS OF CONSUMPTION

  • The fresh leaves of the plant may be chewed on and swallowed.
  • Mix dried black tulsi powder with honey and consume one spoon of this mixture every day.
  • Mix freshly crushed leaves with honey and consume one spoon per day.

TINASPORA CORDIFOLIA

Tinospora cordifolia is another Ayurvedic herb that has several beneficial properties. It is a potent immunomodulatory, which means it can modify how the immune system works, allowing it to function faster, and with better efficiency. It has anti-toxic properties and can detox the human body, thereby leaving it healthier and prepared to manage any infection. Like black tulsi, Tinospora cordifolia is also a highly effective anti-oxidant. Tinospora cordifolia also soothes throat and nose related ailments and eases the soreness. When taken regularly, this gradually increases immunity and helps the body fight off potential diseases.

METHODS OF CONSUMPTION

  • Mix the crushed fresh herb with water and drink
  • Mix 1/4th spoon of powdered Tinospora cordifolia with honey and consume thrice a day (morning, noon, night)

With such an arsenal of immunity-boosting herbal remedies, it is possible to develop more resistance towards any disease or infection. This is crucial during these precarious times. Ayurveda holds the key to improving overall health and lifestyle by adding all-natural herbal solutions to our lives.

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