Boost your Immunity with Ayurveda


On April 7th every year, this World Health Day is celebrated and is held under the guidance and support of the World Health Organization (WHO).  It is a day boarded to help raise awareness and understanding regarding health. The event is held each year so that the attention of people can be drawn to pandemic disease or any contagious illness and illnesses and what preventive and protective measures are to be taken, and what are the remedies to effectively combat them. This is done to improve global health and people worldwide should remain fit and healthy. The theme of 2020 World Health Day to celebrate the work of nurses, midwives and other health workers who are at the forefront of COVID-19 response, providing high-quality service and care, treatment to the patients.

Along with the contribution of health workers, it is important to adopt some of the protective measures regarding this contagious respiratory disease i.e., Coronavirus (COVID-19). With the increase in positive cases, people are trying all sorts of precautionary measures. So Ayurveda plays an important role in building a strong immune system. The body’s first line of defense is a healthy immune system as it protects the body from the attack of viruses or bacterial action. With the origin of Ayurveda starting from the vedic culture, it has been the right path for everyone. In Ayurveda, the immune system is called the Ojas that is a fine vital force.Ayurveda Experts or practitioners have stressed that some of the medicinal herbs such as Neem, Giloy, Shilajeet are considered to help improve the immune system and fight against the deadly virus. In India and various other locations, people are now getting allured by the authentic and traditional benefits of Yoga and Ayurveda that helps us balance the mind, body, and soul. Consuming Neem, Giloy juice, Tulsi, Turmeric and other herbs and fruits helps to boost your immunity and keeps your mind healthy. As per Ayurveda, an efficacious daily routine such as Dincharya or Ritucharya should be maintained that further helps stimulate the immune system and cleanses the body from impurities and contaminants. Ayurvedic formulations are available in capsules, tonic, tablets, and supplements possess immune-boosting properties that can be taken to promote overall health, healthy mind, and well-being. Prevention from Coronavirus becomes easier when our immunity is strong enough to fight against the virus. So here are some tips to boost your immunity and health with Ayurveda,

  • Head massage with Ayurvedic medicated oils – Head massage is very good for hair, it strengthens the hair and stimulates hair follicles. Keeps the head cool. Massaging around the eyes improves circulation, relaxes pressure in the eyes, thus good for eyes.

  • Body massage with medicated Ayurvedic oil (Abhyangam) – Abhyangam therapy should be done atleast once in a week that helps improve blood circulation and tones up the muscles.

  • Oil pulling daily with cold pressed coconut oil or sesame oil – It helps remove toxins from the whole body and is also considered to be good for gum related problems.

  • 2 drops of Anu thailam or sesame oil in each nostril daily in the morning – very good for eyes, brain, nerves, improves memory, removes toxins from the body, keeps the sinuses clean & prevents sinusitis & other infections.

  • Pouring a few drops of medicated warm oil in ears and massaging the ear (karnapooranam) at least once a week. You can also use sesame oil. The middle ear is responsible for maintaining balance of the body. Oiling helps in reducing vata and maintains balance of the body. It also prevents tinnitus. Leave the oil in the ears for 10 minutes and wipe it off with cotton.

  • Consume sufficient amounts of water on a daily basis that help clean the kidneys & urinary system.

  • Eat healthy food. Shad rasa yukta aahara (6 tastes) – Sweet, salty, sour, bitter, pungent, astringent.

  • Do some exercises regularly like pranayama which improves the functions of the respiratory system and yoga and meditation as a food for body and mind.

  • Get good sleep. Early to bed and early to rise.

  • Foot massage with coconut oil or any Ayurvedic oil at night – It gives good sleep in the night & good for eyes.

  • Applying oil on the nabhi (umbilicus) – It is good for nerves.

  • Kavala and Gandoosha – It keeps the oral cavity clean & prevents gum problems. Prevents sore throat and cough.

  • Chyawanprash is an ayurvedic formulation recommended to be consumed twice a day. Amalaki, one of the strong ingredients in chyawanprash contains vitamin c and antioxidants that boost stamina and enhance overall health.

  • Gargle with Triphala kashayam

  • Drink Tulsi herbal tea daily as it contains antioxidants that might prevent the cell damage caused by free radicals. It also has medicinal and healing properties that help protect from infection.

  • Giloy juice is known to boost immunity as it has various medicinal and healing properties.

  • Turmeric with black pepper capsules twice a day. Turmeric possesses antibacterial, anti-fungal and healing properties. Curcumin, the active principle if Turmeric fights against infection.

  • Taking a cup of herbal tea (Aarogya tea) every 3 to 4 hours or at least twice a day, or filling it in a flask and keeping on sipping it hot throughout the day may work wonders.

  • Amalaki capsules – This ayurvedic formulation is loaded with natural vitamin C that scavenges free radicals and triggers the immune response.

Kairali Ayurvedic Group, a 100-year-old Ayurveda brand, provides various therapies and treatments. One of its sub-division, Kairali Ayurvedic Centre an Ayurveda Treatment Centre aims in holistic healing to treat certain illnesses. It offers the most authentic treatments close to nature that emphasizes healthful and enlightened lifestyle. Kairali provides various treatments and therapies such as Panchkarma that help you relax, revive and rejuvenate the body and mind. With all-natural and bioproducts, Kairali offers the most authentic treatments close to nature. An ayurvedic authentic ancient practice, to enrich the mind, body, and soul into the everyday lives of people. So Ayurveda experts in Kairali Ayurveda Centre have suggested that improving the body’s immune system may help minimize the effects and hasten the recovery from diseases. We at Kairali Ayurveda Centre believe in providing health through Ayurveda and always keep our body detoxified and keep its immunity at its best.

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