Nowadays we are constantly exposed to a variety of pathogens, bacteria and viruses in our environment. Our immune system constantly works to protect our body from infections and keep us healthy. Our Immune system gets deteriorated due to stress, poor sleep, environmental toxins, poor diet and illness. Only a healthy immune system can protect us from all such kind of infections and toxins.
In Ayurveda “ama”(stored toxins from undigested food) is the main reason for diseases to develop. If the body is unhealthy or has ama, then the environment is created in which invaders are encouraged to thrive. Indigestion and ama formation prevent nutrients from reaching the tissues and weakens immune function. Cleansing and detoxification can give great immunity and vibrant health.
Few Immune boosting herbs are:
Tulsi: Tulsi is an age-old herb and Ayurveda always talks about its goodness. It helps in relieving from high fever, sore throat, headache, cold, cough, flu and chest congestion. It is also beneficial in treating respiratory issues like chronic bronchitis, asthma and breathing problems. It can also tackle depression, stress and anxiety.
Ashwagandha: It Increases WBC and platelet count, increases the number of stem cells in the bone marrow, prevents myelosuppression, activates peritoneal macrophages and reduces stress. Anxiety constantly floods the body with stress hormone that undermines the immune system’s efforts to protect from illness. Ashwagandha helps to reduce the ill effects of stress. It strengthens body and mind, builds stamina and promotes a sense of renewal.
Trikatu: As the name suggests it consist of three spicy herbs named black pepper(Kali Mirch, dry ginger (Saunth) and long pepper (Pippali). This combination is very effective in keeping the body warm, breaks down the accumulated toxins, cleanses lymphatic system and relieves nausea.
Turmeric: Turmeric is an ancient ayurvedic herb with anti-inflammatory properties. The active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin. It is anti-viral, anti-fungal and can help protect against cancer. It can also prevent from kapha related issues like cold, cough, asthma and breathing troubles.
Katuki: Katuki is a significant adaptogen, anti-stress in nature supports in defence against viral infections and promotes overall immune function. It also enhances liver functioning and helps in detoxification, thus improves immunity.
Apart from having these herbs, incorporate certain nutrition and lifestyle changes as well in your routine, like in food include more of nuts and seeds for omega 3, fibre, vitamin E, zinc and selenium. Have more of organically grown fruits and vegetables. Ensure you get a good sleep with adequate rest, drink plenty of water, do breathing exercises regularly, go for a walk or do some sort of physical activity every day.
One can get the benefits of all these herbs in a single Immune Boon Kit. Know more about Immune Boon Kit here.