“Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries, the threat of a pandemic has become very real.”
–Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
As COVID-19 is raising pandemonium across the world, the situation does get worse with the Health Ministry confirming multiple cases of victims put into isolation. The global death roll surpassing over 3000, it’s more than necessary to boost your immunity system to safeguard yourself in the best manner. Leading Ayurveda experts opine how there are simple ways to keep infection at bay and strengthen your immunity without the need to take pills or vaccines. Read on to find out.
When one is looking to boost their immunity system with sauerkraut, it becomes utmost necessary to pump the gut microbial. Foods like cheese and yogurt are excellent source of power for a healthy and functioning immunity system. Other foods like that contribute towards boosting immunity includes:
- Black Pepper
- coriander seeds
Take to Body Massaging Regularly
Massages have always been regarded as of utmost importance in the study of Ayurveda. It not only helps relax your body but also works to impart a calming effect to the entire nervous system. Additionally, massages have been proved to bring instant relief from regular stress, which in turn contributes towards building immunity. If you prefer abhyagna, which is self massaging, then it is advised that you invest in good quality oil like Sesame Oil for instance. Sesame Oil is a great Ayurvedic product that helps relax your muscles and restore energy. Nasya and Oil pulling is also recommended to help boost your immunity powers to great levels. You can also use Ayurvedic Body Oil for faster absorption and greater relief.
Take Time to Practise Yoga
There is no second thought about the goodness of yoga and its long string of benefits to one’s body and mind. Tell you what, when you are looking to boost your immunity, take time to practise yoga on a regular basis, especially inverted yoga. It functions to boost the circulation around lymph and help drain the germs away from your body. It works on the principle that when one places their head right below the heart, which is essentially the Uttanasana or the Sarvangasana, the lymph works to move toward one’s respiratory organs, where the germs normally enter one’s body. Now, when one returns to an upright position, the lymph is drained by gravity and send across the modes for further cleansing.
Keep Away From Sweet, Fried and Cold Foods
Consuming too much of fried or cold foods instantly reduces your digestive fire, which in turn does more harm than good to your immunity system. Also fried and heavy foods are way difficult to digest and take a lot of time which burns a significant amount of energy. Instead, consider including broths, sweet root veggies and soups in your diet.
The Incessantly Goods Warm Baths
After you return home from office or work, consider investing some time in taking a warm bath. Also, add Epsom salts along with a list of other warming ingredients like cardamom, ginger, rosemary, pine, cedar, juniper, basil and eucalyptus to heighten the effect.
Get a Good Amount of Sleep
While we can’t stress much on the importance of sleep, under sleeping or oversleeping for that matter does wreak havoc to your immunity system in the long run. A good 7-8 hours of sleep at the max is essential for your body to produce cytokines, (A group of immune proteins) which are highly vital elements that take the shape of antibodies to fight issues like infections and maintain a healthy system.
The Age Old Meditation
When it comes to Ayurveda, one can’t get enough of Meditation and its bliss. Primarily, it works to clam one’s mind and bring the body chakras to the centre. Alongside, it also mitigates a long line of risk factors that contribute towards weakening your immunity. When you regularly practise mediation you flush out all negativity from you inner self and also achieve the following:
- Reduced level of blood pressure
- Boost immunity
- Send right messages from brain to all body parts
- Help fight regular stress levels
Including Basil in Your Diet
One of the most sought after among a long line of Indian herbs, Basil or more popularly known as Tulsi is known to carry exceptional therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Tulsi also carry antitussive and expectorant properties which function to work right from the root to get rid of respiratory irritants, phlegm and suppress cough as well as other chronic issues. Also Tulsi infused water can function to help get rid of anti inflammatory as well anti allergic issues which commonly occur due to seasonal changes.
So, now you know what needs to be done in order to boost your immunity. So why wait? Inculcate the same in your daily life and reap the benefits of Ayurveda to boost your immunity like never before.