Understanding Immunity concept
Immunity is key concept of every health science, may it be Ayurveda, Allopathy, Homeopathy or Unani. Every health science understands the importance of Immunity and its impact in maintenance of health and avoidance of illness/disorders. Immunity is dependent on various factors like your diet, hygiene, sleep, physical activities, stress, addiction and environmental factors. We cannot control environmental factors but there are certain immune boosting herbs to boost and support our immune system.
Importance of Diet and Nutrition in Immunity
Choosing right Diet and achieving balanced Nutrition is key to obtain effective immune system. Diet rich in fruits, vegetables, essential oils, nuts, seeds, fatty fish contain high amount of nutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, B6, Zinc, Iron, Folate, Selenium. These nutrients are very much important to maintain the optimal functioning of Immunity. That’s why we must plan our diet enough diverse and rich in Nutrients to fortify our natural defense system that is Immune system.
Impact of other Factors on Immunity
Reduced/Compromised or disturbed Sleep, Poor Hygiene, Physical Inactivity, Mental Stress and addictions cause increase in Body Stress Levels and puts body in more oxidative condition where Free Radicals at molecular level disturb cellular and overall immunity functions. It may not be evident immediately but it affects immunity adversely for sure. Our immunity cells have basic function of Detect and Destroy foreign bodies and pathogens. If immunity is triggered, it can attack our own body cells_ we call this as Auto-immunity Disorder where conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis, Thyroid Disorders, Cancer etc can make its appearance in the body. Sometimes Immunity functions are suppressed or slowed down than the normal levels due to Smoking, Alcohol, Poor nutrition and many other factors like environment etc, which can also lead to auto-immunity disease and frequent episodes of infective diseases.
4 Ayurvedic herbs that can boost our Immunity
Ancient Ayurvedic texts and verses suggest many herbs that can help our body to strengthen our immunity without any imbalance. Instead of just mentioning it as Immune Boosting Herbs, we can consider them as Immune Modulatory Herbs. The idea of Immunity is like balanced action, neither intended to be more than normal nor accepted to be lesser than normal.
1) Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
- Amla is available as fresh fruit, dried fruit, powder and even as juice. Amla is the richest source of Vitamin C & Flavonoids (Antioxidants). Vitamin C & Antioxidants in Amla boost immune cells to resist bacterial and viral infections.
2) Tulsi (Holy Basil)
- Almost every household in India has Tulsi in the house. Tulsi leaves crush or extract can be used to boost our immunity against viral infections, especially in monsoon. Tulsi helps in fighting cough, cold infections.
3) Giloy (Guduchi)
- Giloy is very famous amongst Indians for its well-known action in reducing fever. Guduchi is a well- known anti-oxidant, anti-infective and immune boosting and can be used daily for all age groups. It is one of the most recommended immunity boosting ayurvedic medicine and has been appreciated in the pandemic times for its excellent activity.
4) Mulethi (Liquorice)
- Sweetest of all four yet very much useful and easily herb is Mulethi or Liquorice. Its taste is so good that even kids can enjoy. Mulethi stem or powder can be used daily to chew slowly by patients who suffer from sore throat, coughing, common cold, fever, and upper respiratory tract infections.
Finding these herbs in household is much easier but yes its sometime very much tedious / cumbersome to them in to use. You have better option to choose an alternative that is times saving, effortless and much effective. You can trust Vedistry Division of Charak Pharma which has come with Ayurvedic Immunity tablets. Kofol Ayurvedic Immunity Tablets from Vedistry division is highly recommended Immunity Boosting Ayurvedic Medicine that can be used by children, men and women of all ages.
Be wise and choose immunity over everything for better health.