Increasing number of coronavirus patients in the world has made it important to take utmost care of your health. And, the best way to keep yourself healthy is by improving the functions of your body’s defense mechanism. Boosting your immunity means increasing your body’s capability to fight against invading biotic or abiotic pathogens. It also means improving your body cells’ ability to tolerate and avoid allergy. Though there are a number of ways and food items that can help you increase your immunity, what can be better than those suggested by Ayurveda? Also Read - Berries That Can Improve Your Immunity Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic
In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, coronavirus, India’s Ministry of AYUSH has recently released a list of Ayurveda practices that you can adopt and reduce your likelihood of getting the novel viral infection. These practices are supported by scientific research. So, you can follow them without any fear. Read on to know about them. Also Read - Immunity Boosting Drinks to Have During 21 Days Coronavirus Lockdown in India
Drink as much water as you can. It helps in proper circulation of oxygen in the body that is required for optimum function of the immune cells. Also, water can flush out toxins from the body that accumulate and cause harm to the immune system. Also Read - Coronavirus Pandemic: Strike These Immunity-Boosting Yoga Poses at Home During Nationwide Lockdown
You should practice certain yoga poses like Pranayama, Yogasna, and meditation for around 30 minutes every day. Doing that can lower your stress hormone level in the body that is known to slow down the functions of immune system. Yoga asana and breathing techniques can stimulate your lymphatic system that can help in circulation of oxygenated blood and removal of toxins from the body.
Include immunity boosting spices like cumin, turmeric, and coriander in your food. These kitchen ingredients can boost your body’s antioxidant capacity and reduce the number of free radicals, that slows down immunity. Also, they can inhibit fungal growth and reduce inflammation in the body.
Non-diabetic people must have a tablespoon of Chyavanprash every day in the morning. Also, you can opt for herbal tea that includes black pepper, Tulsi, cinnamon, dry ginger, and raisins. Consuming a glass of milk by adding turmeric in it can also be effective.