Our immune system does a remarkable job against disease-causing microorganisms and defends them amazingly. But in certain circumstances, it fails. A disease-causing germ successfully invades into the body and makes a person sick. So in this situation, the certain question arises i.e. Is it possible to intervene in this process and boost your immunity? How can we improve our diet? Are vitamins or herbal preparations helps to build up immunity? What lifestyle changes should be taken for building up a perfect immune response?
A person may possess chronic low immunity. From an Ayurveda point of view, the human body is made up of seven tissue layers or dhatus which is responsible for our immunity. These layers of tissue known as Rasa (lymph), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (muscle), Medha (fat), Asthi (bone), Majja (bone marrow) and Shukra (semen/reproductive tissue. The final essence of these seven tissues is known as ojas.
Ayurveda offers a natural way to maintain a healthy body. The tridoshas vata, pitta, kapha are known as energies of the body. In Ayurveda, there is a theory of immunity known as beej bhumi theory, which means seed and land. In this case, the body is related to land while the infections are related to the seed. If there is an accumulation of ama in the body and the body is lacking the ojas , then the infection will find the fertile ground in the same way as the fertile land will sprout the seeds.
If the digestion is strong and ojas is there, then the seeds of infection will not affect the body just like infertile land will not sprout the seeds.
When the seasons change, the susception of respiratory infection increases. Body function differently in cold and hot seasons and digestive fire can fluctuate irregularly. One should follow a healthy diet and lifestyle for strong immunity.
Immunity is the quality or state of being immune we can say a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing the development of pathogenic microorganisms or by counteracting the effects of its product. Whole immunity system consists of special cells, protein, tissue, and organs which defends people against germs and micro-organism every day. This type of infectious disease is called immunity.
- Genetic factors
- Poor mental health
- Negative emotions like jealousy, envy, anger, and guilt
- Overuse of antibiotics
- Metabolic disorders
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Unhealthy eating habits.
- Basic things to order to increase immunity :
- Do regular exercise
- Quit smoking
- Sound sleep
- Maintain hygiene
- Minimize stress
- Take a balanced diet
- Maintain proper weight
Food to Strengthen Immunity:
Citrus fruits: vitamin C is taken by people after they get infected by the cold. it helps to build up the immune system. Vitamin C helps to increase the production of white blood cells. This helps to fights against infections.
Popular citrus fruits include grapes, oranges, and lemons
It’s easy to add a squeeze of this vitamin c to any healthy meal.
Red bell pepper:
Red bell peppers have two times more vitamin C as compared to citrus. It is also a rich source of beta carotene. Besides boosting your immune system, it helps to maintain healthy skin. Beta carotene helps keep your eyes and skin healthy.
Garlic is a common spice found in almost every kitchen in the world. It helps in fighting against infections. Garlic helps to lower down blood pressure and slow down the function of the hardening of the arteries. Garlic’s immune-boosting properties seem to come from a heavy concentration of sulfur-containing compounds, such as allicin.
Ginger is another ingredient which is commonly taken after getting sick. Ginger may help to decrease inflammation, which further helps to reduce a sore throat and other inflammatory conditions. It also works in nausea.
While it’s used in many sweet desserts, ginger packs some heat in the form of gingerol, a relative of capsaicin
Turmeric as a key ingredient in the Indian kitchen. It is a bitter bright yellow spice that has also been used for years to treat anti-inflammatory conditions both osteoarthritis and RA.
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Get at least 30 minutes of exercise on most days of the week.
- Get enough sleep.
- Wash your hands.
- Keep up with your vaccinations. Almost everyone who’s at least 6 months old should get a flu vaccine every year.
- Keep your weight healthy.
- Don’t drink too much alcohol.
- Don’t smoke.
- Get the Nutrients You Need
- Food is your best source. Fill half your plate with vegetables and fruit, and split the other half between lean protein and grains.
- Manage Your Stress: Everyone gets stressed. Short bursts of stress may help your immune system. But lasting stress is a problem. It can hamper your immune system.
- You can take action to tame stress. Make these steps part of your stress management plan:
- Learn and use relaxation techniques.
- Take time for yourself.
- Build your support network of people you can talk to.
- Consider counseling, especially when you’re going through a very stressful time.
IMMUNITY IS YOUR WEAPON
All the above symptoms are only because of weak immunity or when our immune system gets weak and having Strong immunity is the basis of Ayurveda on which all our medicines work that is to increase your immune power to fight against infections and Rejuvenate your body naturally. No virus is strong enough to attack you until your immunity is strong. So Ayurveda has answers to all your symptoms of the Corono Virus.
1. Detox Premium powder:
Detox premium powder is a herbo-mineral preparation containing ingredients such as jahar mohra pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, kehrva pishti, moti bhasam, giloy satv, kamdudha ras, etc. This herbal powder help in overall detoxification of the body balances pitta dosha in the body, reduces inflammation, pain, sudden pain, etc.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Giloy Capsules:
Giloy has been used in ayurvedic medicine for ages. It is also known as ‘Amrita’ which translates to the root of immortality because of its abundant medicinal properties. This capsule contains pure extract of Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). It is one of the best Rasayan of Ayurveda that helps Rejuvenate your body. It is a very good anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial herb. Giloy capsules support normal kidney functions, have blood purifying properties, treat liver disorders, skin diseases, general weakness and boost your immune system to fight against infections.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.
3. Garlic Capsules:
This is purely Ayurvedic preparation. Garlic capsules show anti-fungal, antioxidant, anti-microbial, immune-modulator properties. These capsules contain a pure extract of garlic. This is effective in atherosclerosis, diabetes, high level of cholesterol, hypertension.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice daily.
4. Sheet Dhara Syrup:
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps that are associated with the appendix patients.
Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
5. Trikatu Syrup:
Trikatu syrup is a purely herbal formula containing ingredients such as long pepper, black pepper, & dry ginger. This herbal syrup shows antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, carminative, & immuno-modulator effects. These properties provide effective results in signs and symptoms related to coronavirus.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful thrice daily before meals.
6. Panchsakar Churna:
Panchsakar Churna is an herbal preparation containing five ingredients such as shunthi, haritaki, pippali, trivrit, & sauvarchala lavana. The use of this herbal churna deals with sudden abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, etc. It helps in overall detoxification of the body.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime
7. Cough Go Tablets:
These herbal tablets are beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. Cough Go Tablets are ayurvedic formulation containing Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), etc. All these ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, a bronchodilator, & expectorant properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
8. Amrit Tulsi Ras
This herbal preparation is in drops form prepared from five types of Tulsi. Shama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum), Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum canum), Shwet Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), Nimba Tulsi (Ocimum citriodorum) that provides good result in cough & cold problem.
Recommended Dosage: Take two to three drops twice daily.