While scientists from all over the world are working day and night to find a cure for the deadly COVID-19, experts concerning the field of Ayurveda have insisted on boosting immunity to fight against the Novel Corona Virus. A good immunity system along with protecting the body from viruses aids in speedy recovery of the body. It reduces the chance of falling prey to any fatal disease.
According to experts, herbs like cinnamon, tulsi, black pepper, sunthi aka dry ginger, raisins contain ayurvedic properties and helps in growing the immunity system. Along with the intake of these herbs, regular yoga is a must to boost the immunity of a body.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, too, insisted on practicing Ayurveda to boost the immunity of the body. In the recent speech delivered on the morning of the 14th of April, the body emphasized the importance of good health in staying happy and said that “good health is the indicator of happiness.” The Prime Minister further added to his point and advised the people of the country to “have a look” at Ayush Ministry’s protocol in staying fit.
The Ayush Ministry’s protocol included ways to build a powerful immunity system. Some of the measures include the consumption of warm water, practicing yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes every day. Along with the above-mentioned measures, few more instructions are laid down by the Ayush Ministry to build a robust immunity and help people fight against COVID-19. Few of the other measures include-
- Consumption of 150ml hot milk with a teaspoon of turmeric once or twice daily
- Application of sesame oil, coconut oil or ghee in both nostrils twice (morning and evening) daily.
- Using turmeric, cumin, coriander as much as possible while cooking.
- Taking 10grams of chyavanprash daily in the morning.
- Consumption of jaggery and fresh lemon juice on a regular basis.
- According to the ministry, the above-jotted measures can be very effective in combating COVID-19.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s suggestion is highly appreciated by the executive director of the herbal products-manufacturer AIMIL Pharma, Sanchit Sharma. Sharma, pondering on PM’s suggestion went on saying that immunity will be “our saviour” against the virus and that a healthy immune system will help in fighting against the life taking infection. Fifatrol, an herbal drug that helps in enhancing immunity, is offered by the firm, added Sharma. Fifatrol is a combination of classic ayurvedic medicines and herbs like Mrityunjaya rasa, Sanjeevani Vati, tulsi, and giloe.
Former CSIR scientist A.K.S Rawat confirmed that these herbs help to increase the production of a special kind of protein known as interferons and antibodies. These antibodies and proteins, along with generating an immune response against viruses, are capable of increasing the rate of phagocytosis to destroy microorganisms, thus increasing the immunity of a body. The former scientist also believes that if one does not have the weapon to fight against an enemy, then building a strong shield is the best possible way available.
Thus considering all the analysis, it can be well marked that Ayurveda is the best therapy that can be followed for uplifting the immunity capacity of yours. The Study of COVID-19 shows it can affect those who are with weaker immunity only. Hence, if you can strengthen your immunity, there is no way that you will be affected by this pandemic and hence can remain safe even in this condition. Follow now the guidelines as has been stated above and stay safe in this crucial time of the nation and the world, or you can even say of the entire humanity.