As the world is struggling to find a cure for Covid-19, health experts have suggested boosting the body’s immune system may help minimize the effects and fasten the recovery from the disease.
They say ayurvedic herbs such as tulsi, cinnamon, black pepper, shunthi (dry ginger) and raisins and regular yoga are potent aids to increase the body’s immunity against harmful viruses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, recently highlighted the benefits of Ayurveda and urged people to “have a look” at Ayush Ministry’s protocol to stay fit, saying “good health is the harbinger of happiness“.
The ministry’s protocol outlined measures to build a robust immune system, and it included: consuming warm water, practising yogasana, pranayama and meditation for 30 minutes every day.
It also advised usage of turmeric, cumin, coriander and garlic in cooking, besides taking 10 gm of chyavanprash in the morning. Jaggery, fresh lemon juice too can be helpful in the fight against Covid-19.
“The idea is that if you don’t have a potent weapon to combat the enemy, a strong and effective shield is the best bet to protect yourself.”
Ayush Ministry has also recommended 150 ml hot milk with half a teaspoon of turmeric powder once or twice a day, application of sesame oil/coconut oil or ghee in both the nostrils in the morning and evening.
At Chandrika’s Kerala Ayurveda Hospital, we are providing immunity booster kit which improves your immunity to combat viral and bacterial infections.