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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