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.

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