By – Dr. Mandeep Singh Basu, CEO of Jagat Pharma
Improving the body’s natural defence system, the immune system, is essential to regain health post-COVID. The ease of self-awareness and the calm that each individual can achieve by boosting and maintaining their immunity is the main topic throughout the classical teachings of Ayurveda. Yoga, a balanced diet, and purification techniques are some of the immunity-boosting Ayurvedic remedies. Besides, we must follow a few daily rituals (Dincharya) to strengthen our immunity and maintain healthy lifestyles. Here are some useful tips that anyone can follow to improve their immune system.
Drink warm water
Drink plenty of warm water. Staying well-hydrated will keep the throat and mucous membrane moist, supporting its action as an excellent barrier to all microbes.
Kadha or herbal tea
Once or twice a day, herbal tea or kadha brewed with kalimirch (black pepper), tulsi (basil), dalchini (cinnamon), munakka (raisin) and kalimirch (black pepper) should be consumed to reap the benefits of spices with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Lemon juice or jaggery can be added for flavour. By accelerating metabolism, its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties assist in combating mucus formation and stimulating the digestive system.
The immune system benefits greatly from a daily cup of turmeric milk. For strong immunity, consider combining ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder in 150 ml of hot milk to be consumed once or twice daily. The anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric stop cellular inflammation apart from the development of new brain cells by the compound known as curcumin.
Amla and thirty other plants are combined with jaggery to make chyawanprash, which can be consumed daily at least twice throughout the winter. Chyawanprash, an AyurvedicRasayana, guards against infections and stops cellular inflammation. It benefits our respiratory system and aids in blood purification.
Abhyanga (ayurvedic massage) is very important for opening the channels, boosting digestion, removing toxins from the body, and balancing the doshas. Itshould be done daily. Regular massage boosts immunity and guards against respiratory issues.
Excess weight gain can be an indicator of an imbalance in metabolism and hormonal functions. Lack of exercise and proper workouts can lessen the immunity of the body. So, devote at least 30 minutes daily to meditation, pranayama, and yoga asana.
Constantly varying sleep patterns, lack of sleep or interrupted sleep can adversely impact immunity. That is why getting enough sleep is crucial for anyone who wishes to boost their immunity and fend off an illness at any time of the year.