FIGHT CORONAVIRUS WITH AYURVEDA
The human body is constantly under attack from pathogens, whether they are viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms. Our immune system protects us from these invaders, and it is important to keep it functioning properly. Coronavirus is one of the most common causes of acute lower respiratory infection. To prevent Coronavirus, we need to strengthen our immune system by following the right food habits and taking the right medication.
Ayurveda is a safe and effective system of medicine. It takes into account the whole person, not just the symptoms of the disease. It is a safe and effective way to treat and prevent this disease. However, it is important to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure that the remedies are appropriate for you.
Here are the top 6 ways to keep your immune system healthy-
- A Healthy Diet
As per Ayurveda, what we eat is what we become. Foods like yogurt, cheese, and sauerkraut increase your body’s microbial immunity and hence, keep you healthy. Ingredients like coriander seeds, black pepper, ginger, garlic, lemons, oranges, strawberries, etc. should be incorporated into your regular diet. Always eat properly cooked food.
On the other hand, drinking or eating cold foods, and heavy or fried foods reduces your digestive fire, which in turn negatively impacts your overall health. Go for more broths and soups.
The way you eat can also impact your weight. Eating a healthy diet is good for maintaining a healthy weight. And, eating an unhealthy diet leads to weight gain.
- Ayurvedic massage treatment
‘Abhyanga’ or Ayurvedic oil massage helps reduce stress, calms your nervous system, and boosts immunity. For this, sesame oil is recommended.
You can also try ‘Nasya’ for disorders related to migraine, throat, nose, ear, sinusitis, and any other organ above the neck.
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- Regular exercise
Exercise is an integral part of Ayurveda as it strengthens the body, boosts immunity, and balances the three ‘doshas’. This reduces your overall chances of contracting diseases and infections.
Meditation centres your chakras and soothes your mind. it brings down several risk factors like stress, hypertension, etc. It boosts immunity and puts your body and mind in a state of complete harmony.
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- Warm baths
Warm baths with Epsom salt and essential oils like ginger, eucalyptus, cinnamon, pine, rosemary, etc. in the evenings enhance your blood circulation and helps relieve any cold/flu symptoms. Furthermore, it cleanses your body of harmful bacteria.
Sleep is one of the key factors to maintaining good overall health as it activates your immunity-boosting hormones. Sleeping causes your body to produce cytokine, a vital infection-fighting immuno-protein, which plays a major role in keeping the body healthy.
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Additionally, we can take supplements or get vaccinations to help keep our immune system functioning optimally, as well as maintain good hygiene. It is important to educate oneself, act, and be prepared all the time.