Monday, August 31, 2020

Traditional Ayurvedic Foods That Can Boost Immunity

 Building strong immunity is not something that requires rocket science but a little discipline in life. With a good diet, regular exercise and proper sleep, one can have a healthy and strong immune system to defeat an infection that enters the human body. 

The struggle begins with what comes under a good diet because all the nutritious foods can’t be consumed at the same time. For instance, according to Ayurveda, the best time to eat fruit is in the morning. So having fruits like bananas, peaches or pears (fruits which can be consumed empty stomach) at some other time of the day would not be that beneficial for the body as compared to having them in the morning. 

Here are few easily available Ayurvedic Foods that could make your immunity healthier and stronger: 

1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry)

It is considered as a storehouse of Vitamin C. Amla has a very important and frequent role in various formulations and treatments in Ayurveda. This is not only a source of Vitamin C but Calcium, Potassium, Iron and Vitamin B-Complex. The antioxidants present in it help in fighting free radicals; Vitamin C keeps the hair colour black and it acts as a shield against all the infections. 

2.Dates ( Khajoor )

Khajoor carries some beneficial nutrients and immunity-boosting properties. It is a rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Zinc and Vitamins A & B. Due to the abundance of iron in it; people with anaemia are often recommended having dates. They are easy to add to your diet as dessert.

3. Moong Beans (Moong Dal)

Ayurveda suggests moong daal for such conditions like lethargy, tiredness, or irregular bowel movements, because of its rich fibre content along with other essential vitamins, proteins and minerals. The best way to get its maximum health benefit is by having moong dal khichdi. 

4. Ghee 

In Ayurveda, ghee is used for both medicinal and cooking purposes. Rather than just healing or shielding from one particular disease, ghee helps in balancing your complete body function. It has optimum levels of OMEGA 3 & OMEGA 6 fatty-acids which help in making the brain, heart, nervous system and eyes healthier, and boosts immune function naturally from within.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric is suggested because of its immunity-boosting power and immense healing properties. It also protects us from heart diseases and improves blood circulation in the body. 

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Simple Ayurvedic Home remedies to control Hyperacidity

 Here are some simple and easy Ayurvedic home remedies to keep hyperacidity away.

1.Cold milk: Milk has a high amount of calcium, which helps to prevent acid build-up by absorbing the excess acid produced. Also with if the milk is cold it sure does provides instant relief from the burning sensation that one feels during reflux. Avoid adding sugar.

2. Tulsi: One of the safest ayurvedic products, Tulsi helps in stimulating the stomach to produce more mucous. It contains antiulcer properties and reduces the effects of gastric acids. One of the easiest ways to beat the discomfort felt during acidity is by chewing 4-6 Tulsi leaves to find instant relief.

3. Fennel seeds: The reason one can find fennel as the base ingredient of many mouth refreshing products is that this small little gem helps your stomach to cool down. Chew fennel after every meal as it has many gastrointestinal benefits. Once every few days you can also have fennel tea as it keeps your digestive tract healthy helps in indigestion and bloating.

4. Buttermilk: One of the best drink to be enjoyed in the hot scorching weather is a glass of chilled buttermilk. Considered to be a sattvic food as per Ayurveda, buttermilk or chaas is known for its nutrients and soothing effect on the stomach. It contains lactic acid that normalizes the acidity in the stomach. If you don’t like drinking it just like that, try adding a dash of black pepper, a pinch of salt, a pinch of asafoetida and few freshly chopped coriander leaves.

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Monday, July 06, 2020

Ayurveda-approved Herbal tea for boosting your immunity

Scientists are working day and night to find a cure for the coronavirus. The deadly virus is spreading at an aggressive speed and has claimed more than five lakhs lives all over the world

Keeping our immunity strong and tight is our best bet against the novel coronavirus. And we all know that nothing works better in boosting immunity than Ayurvedic herbs.

Considering the importance of immunity-boosting measures in the wake of COVID -19 outbreak, the Ministry of AYUSH intends to promote the use of following ready-made Ayush formulation in the interest of health promotion of the masses.

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) leaves  - 4 parts
Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) stem bark - 2 parts
Sunthi (Zingiber officinale) rhizome  - 2 parts
Krishna Marich (Piper nigrum) fruit - 1 part

Dissolve 3gm powder (comprising all above ingredients) in 150ml hot boiled water
You can add gud or gur (jaggery)/draksha (resins) / lemon juice to your decoction.

According to the ministry, the decoction can be consumed once or twice daily to help strengthen your immunity against COVID-19. The formulation, which may be manufactured and sold in generic name as ‘Ayush Kwath’ or ‘Ayush Kudineer’ or ‘Ayush Joshanda’, is suitable for consuming like tea or hot beverage every day.

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Sunday, April 05, 2020

Ayurveda helps boost immunity against COVID-19

As the world scrambles to find a cure for COVID-19, Ayurveda experts have suggested boosting the body's immune system may help minimize the affects and hasten 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.

The AYUSH ministry's protocol outlined measures to build a strong 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.

Ayush Ministry has also recommended 150 ml hot milk with a half 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.

"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."

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Ayurvedic Home Remedies To Boost Immunity

Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in India, and World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it as the pandemic situation there is no doubt we need to safeguard ourselves against infections.

Here are some home remedies, according to Ayurveda, that you can incorporate in your daily life for boosting your immunity.

* Ayurvedic preparation, Chyavanprash: we have been in the practice of eating Chyavanprash. A single spoon of this ayurvedic preparation, loaded with essential herbs rich in antioxidants has been a routine in the lives of many. Chyavanprash is a comprehensive herbal tonic with multiple health benefits, prepared according to an ancient Ayurvedic formula. Used by people all over the world today, it is a proven energizer, immunity booster and pre-emptive tonic. This is considered a best ayurvedic treatment for building immunity.

* Tulsi ginger tea: Boil a litre of water with 1 tablespoon of dried ginger, 4 teaspoons of coriander seeds, 1tbsp of black pepper, 4-inch giloy stick and a fistful of fresh tulsi leaves. Strain it and drink with 1 tsp of honey or jiggery.

* Garlic milk with cinnamon and crystal sugar/khand/honey: Mix one glass of milk with four glasses of water and add three cloves of garlic in it. Boil it till it is reduced to one glass. Strain it and drink this instead of tea/coffee with honey/sugar/khand along with cinnamon.

* Turmeric buttermilk: Add 1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, fenugreek and fennel seeds with a few curry-leaves to 500 ml of buttermilk and warm it for five minutes. Drink twice or thrice daily.

All these concoction( Quath/kadha) work on your metabolism, which plays an important role in building our immunity. In addition, try to add ginger-garlic-chili paste to your curries /upma/gravy/batter.

* Maintain good hydration level in your body for cleansing action.

*Step up your probiotics intake - it is recommended to take at least take 2 servings of curd in a day.

* Vitamin C plays a vital role against the viral action, so increasing the intake of lemon/kiwi/oranges/sweet lime/amla- (Indian gooseberry) are good options for meeting this vital vitamin requirement in the body. It is also very important to continue with some home-based workouts.

As most of areas are locked down, many employees are being allowed to work from home. To get through these tense times, it is a good idea to incorporate these tips to help protect your family against coronavirus.

Always remember that prevention is better than cure. Now it is in your hand what you opt to choose.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Urgent Need For Fighting Corona Virus with Music and Melodies For Mental Health of Scared Public

THE SAME NATURE which has thrown open the deadly infectious diseases like Corona has also thrown open a treasure house of rhythms and melodies in and around us, but we seem to be mostly unaware of them due to our preoccupation with the modern-day money-making indulgence!

 Our body and mind are blessed with healthy resonance and rhythms, without which we would have long been dead and gone, the disharmony in them is the major cause for all our ailments – both physiological and psychological. Being consciously aware of this harmony should go a long way in enjoying good health. Musicians are aware - though unconsciously – of the bodily rhythms when they sign or when they evolve a beat-pattern. Music thus connects us to our own rhythms and also with the world around, which follow the same patterns. The body recognizes and responds to the pulses of the music in no time.

A therapy system has been developed in recent years to medically address certain conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, back pain, post-operative healing, sports injuries, bone fracture and muscular injuries. Besides pain reduction, these attempts are reports to help in improving one’s mobility.

Music has tremendous potential as a powerful tool to open up new possibilities for those who have suppressed emotions that cause great harm to the human personalities leading to severe behavioural problems. As emotions represent the ‘outgoing’ feelings, when music is combined, there is every chance of its outward moment, thus clearing the congestion and inhibition that block one’s emotional well-being, Music ranges from the subtle varieties to violent ones. It is also established beyond doubt that music imparts certain healthy mental and emotional patterns to its listeners, which stems from its own organization and pattern.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

What Ayurveda Can Offer in fight against Corona virus

As people rush to keep themselves protected from coronavirus, Ayurveda experts have stressed that medicinal herbs such as Amla, Giloy, Shilajit and Neem are helpful in strengthening the immune system which is key to fighting this deadly virus.

* Strong immunity is necessary to fight any kind of foreign body or disease. Coronavirus primarily affects the lungs and the respiratory system. Eating a tablespoonful of Chywanprash daily enhances the immunity, specifically that of lungs and the respiratory system. Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Guduchi/glioy (Tinospora Cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta Indica), Kutki (Picrorhiza Kurroa), Tulsi (basil) are some of the Ayurvedic herbs that are helpful in building the immunity and preventing the infection.

* In Ayurveda, good digestion or strong digestive fire plays a very important role in fighting diseases. Eat a piece of fresh ginger or drink ginger tea. Mint tea, cinnamon tea, and fennel tea to kindle your digestive power

* Putting two-three drops of sesame oil in each nostril and sniffing it in will not only lubricate the nasal passage and throat but also strengthen the inner mucus membrane to keep away foreign bodies. ‘Nasya’, a therapeutic treatment for the nose, throat, sinuses and head, can be done with medicated oils like Anu Taila and Shadabindu oil.

* To fight Covid-19, giloy and Tulasi can be helpful. If someone has symptoms of coronavirus, consuming ‘kadha’ (decoction) of giloy and Tulasi with black pepper, turmeric and ginger will boost immunity and kill all kinds of viruses.

* Swami Ramdev has suggested that people should do pranayama — deep breathing, kapalabhati and anulom vilom to increase immunity.

* You should eat only well-cooked food, avoid spitting in public, and avoid close contact.WHO has said that it is important for people to seek medical care at the earliest if they become sick.

Sunday, March 08, 2020

Don’t listen to these crackpot coronavirus myths

The deadly coronavirus may have come from animals, but many of its purported remedies are from total quacks.

This week, the World Health Organization admitted it underestimated the virus’ death toll, which has climbed to over 3,100 since the first case was reported in December. And the fact that public health officials can’t seem to deliver accurate details has driven people to seek answers through more dubious sources, including religious leaders, conspiracy theorists and, of course, random people on social media.

The keys to halting the spread of coronavirus are good hygiene and preventative habits. Given what we do (and don’t) know about the infection, its best advice is similar to what it’s recommended during flu season: to wash hands several times daily, avoid touching the mouth and face and limit contact with sick individuals.

Garlic water, peppercorns or sesame oil

Garlic is delicious, but it’s not a coronavirus drug or vaccine.
Some proponents of traditional medicine have recommended a few strange (and arguably delicious) tools to combat COVID-19, including a sesame oil scrub or drinking water boiled with garlic., the South China Morning Post reported, as well as peppercorns — exactly seven under the tongue. It’s true that all three contain anti-oxidants, which indeed give the immune system a boost.

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from 2019-nCoV
Sesame oil is delicious but it does not kill 2019-nCoV,

If your gut is healthy, you don’t have to worry about the corona

It’s true that some 80 per cent of all antibody-producing immune cells are situated in your gut but it’s not the whole story. Since there is no vaccine for coronavirus, the best way to prevent transmission is to be vigilant about personal hygiene. And, as we already know, even seemingly healthy individuals could become ill and die from the mysterious virus.

Vitamin megadoses

Although there is a China-based clinical trial in the works to test the antiviral impact of vitamin C,  gobbling vitamin supplements won’t be the key to keeping coronavirus at bay.


Considered a fundamental of Ayurvedic medicine, yoga is certainly good for the body. But there’s nothing out there to prove that deep breathing or the sun salutation pose will protect you from coronavirus.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Khichdi: The core of Ayurvedic nutritional healing

Khichdi is considered to be the most popular food of India.

Khichdi, which is eaten in sickness, has been considered very beneficial in Ayurveda, today we tell you about some benefits of eating khichdi.

1 beneficial for intestine and stomach: Khichdi is considered to be an Ayurvedic diet. Khichdi does not use many spices. It is considered a healthy food. In Ayurveda, khichdi is considered beneficial for the intestine and stomach. Khichdi helps to maintain digestion Due to which our stomach stays right and we do not get vulnerable to diseases.

2 Freedom from Vata, Pitta and Kapha: Consuming khichdi regularly gets rid of Vata, Pitta and Kapha disease. Not only that, khichdi detoxifies the body as well as helps in increasing energy level and its Immunity level also increases.

3 Relief from constipation problem: If women have constipation or indigestion problems during pregnancy, then eating khichdi is the best option. Khichdi is an easy to digest diet.

4 beneficial in correcting the mood: often working men and women shy away from cooking after work and eat anything from outside in a hurry if you are also from the same people and you do not have a glutton to cook. It can be prepared quickly and is very tasty as well.

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Monday, February 10, 2020

World Cancer Day: Trials to develop Ayurveda & Yoga as alternative to cancer treatment

Every year, one million new cancer cases are registered in India, with 7.8 lakh deaths occurring annually. The number of cancer patients in the country is on the rise, with oral cancer accounting for 40 per cent of these cases. World Cancer Day is marked on February 4 to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.

To develop alternative treatment options for cancer patients, Tata Memorial Hospital will soon start using Ayurveda and yoga. The hospital has tied up with the Ministry of Ayush to conduct two trials on ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

The first study will look at whether the use of ayurvedic medicines can reduce the relapse rate of ovarian cancer. The second trial will monitor whether ayurvedic medicines can reduce the side-effects of neuropathy (nerve damage) caused by existing allopathic medicines in ovarian cancer patients.

The hospital is also conducting a clinical trial to assess whether yoga, done alongside conventional treatment, can help improve a patient’s health.
The latest clinical trial on yoga covers 850 breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy in the Parel-based hospital.
Started five years ago, the hospital is in the process of collating final data on whether yoga has improved quality of life, affected mortality of patients, and improved rate of success of treatment. Preliminary data shows those who do yoga while undergoing treatment had better tolerance levels to chemotherapy.

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Monday, February 03, 2020

Tulsi (holy basil) the best Ayurvedic medicine for a viral infection

Ocimum sanctum(Tulsi) is perhaps the most common and most revered of all household plants in India.
Ayurveda is full of potent compounds to improve immunity, cure a cough and cold. Tulsi, or holy basil, is the herb of all reasons - with vitamin C, antioxidants, antiseptic and antiviral properties.

For viral infections like cold, flu, etc, medicinal tulsi leaves can be a perfect solution to fight through viral infections, increase immunity and recover from infections.

Chewing on one fresh medicinal tulsi leaf daily is recommended to fight through viral infections. Alternatively, medicinal tulsi tea or adding the leaves in soup, food, etc, can help boost your immunity and provide good relief.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Health Benefits of Aloe Vera

-- Aloe vera juice is very useful to treat constipation. The aloe vera plants contain Aloin, a laxative which is very useful to you clear the bowels.

-- Ayurvedic experts recommend consuming a glass of aloe vera juice in the morning daily, to clear the digestive system and keep the stomach healthy.

-- People who are suffering from regular heartburn and belching should consume aloe vera juice as it can regularize the secretion of peptic juices in the stomach.

-- Aloe vera juice is also very effective to reduce the blood sugar level of type 2 diabetic patients. Regular intake of two tablespoon aloe vera juice regularly for consecutive two weeks can normalize the blood sugar level of diabetic patients.

-- Most of the ayurvedic products applied to treat dry skin problems contain aloe vera. The aloe vera gel has cooling properties and therefore they can be directly applied on mild burns to reduce the burning sensation.

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