- Amla can increase immunity and help prevent coronavirus
- Giloy is another powerful Ayurvedic herb for coronavirus prevention
- Wash your hands regularly to keep Covid-19 away
Coronavirus in India: Covid-19 or the novel coronavirus has affected over one lakh in over 100 countries and killed over 3,000 people. So far 42 cases of coronavirus have been reported in India. A three-year-old boy in Kerala recently tested positive for this rapidly spreading virus. The boy had traveled to Italy with his parents and returned last Saturday. The family underwent a thermal screening at Kochi airport shortly after landing. The family was kept in a quarantine facility in a hospital, where the child developed symptoms and eventually tested positive for Covid-19.
Coronavirus prevention: Ayurvedic advice that can increase your immunity
The need of the hour right now is to take precautionary measures. From washing your hands regularly to avoid going to crowded places and consuming foods that increase immunity, there is a lot you need to do to prevent coronavirus infection.
In this article, we will talk about Ayurvedic remedies that can help boost your immunity, thus offering better protection against Covid-19.
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Amla is a fruit that health experts have recommended to consume daily, especially because it is in season and is also effective in strengthening immunity. Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar recommends having an amla every day. Food rich in vitamin C can be eaten raw, as a pickle, as a murabba or as a juice. Along with vitamin C, amla is also rich in vitamin B-complex and carotene.
Amrut or Giloy is known to pacify all three doshas, which are the forces that create the physical body. It is an herb that is safe for everyone. It is a powerful immunomodulator – medicine that helps regulate and normalize the immune system. The giloy root can also help reduce stress and has anti-leprotic and anti-malarial activities. The antioxidants in giloy can offer protection to the body from damage caused by free radicals. Regular consumption of giloy can be helpful in increasing long-term immunity.
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3. Turmeric and black pepper
Turmeric magic works well when combined with black pepper. Curcumin (the potent turmeric compound) is activated in the presence of piperine in black pepper. The two together can work wonders to increase your immunity, believes lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho. Curcumin has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
More tips to increase immunity for Covid-19 prevention
As mentioned earlier, washing hands regularly is the most important step in coronavirus prevention. In addition to the aforementioned Ayurvedic herbs, you can also have the following foods to increase your immunity:
- Tulsi and ginger tea (at any time of the day)
- Blend of ginger, tulsi and honey (two or three every day)
- Laddoo that increase immunity (based on jaggery, ghee, turmeric and ginger powder)
- Turmeric milk at night
Find out more about tips to increase immunity for coronavirus prevention here.
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