HomeHealthYou can boost your immunity with Ayurveda!
You can boost your immunity with Ayurveda!
Nasya therapy is an Ayurvedic treatment that involves applying a few drops of ghee, sesame oil, or coconut oil in the nasal passage. According to Ayurveda, Nasya is one among the five Panchakarma therapies. It can be applied on an empty stomach an hour before taking a bath.
Ayurveda has great history of beyond 2000 years and Indians have been using it from a long time with great success. There are different herbs and plant products that helps you boost your health as Ayurveda medication and it is said to be one of the slowest yet effective healthy medication with less side-effects as well. While we do not encourage you to only use Ayurveda medicines, try if you wish these easy and healthy tips to boost your immunity in winter season.
Keep Digestive Fire Going:
To maintain overall health, Ayurveda believes that one must maitain a strong digestive system. The food we eat is easily transformed into easily-absorbed nutrients and easily-eliminated waste. The digestive fire is also known as ‘agni’. As per Ayurveda, eating unhealthy, too much or too less, or the wrong combinations of foods can diminish our agni, leading to poor digestion. That said, a weak digestive fire accumulates toxins, known as ama, which can block the bodily channels and hinder nutritional absorption.
Building a strong immunity and keeping the digestive fire going can be a task. It is important to adopt healthy eating habits and have foods that are good for your overall wellness. According to Ayurveda, some of the superfoods include:
1.Gooseberry or Amla
2.Dates or Khajoor
3.Clarified butter or Ghee
6.Turmeric or Haldi
3.Kadha or herbal tea:-
A kadha or herbal tea made from mulethi, tulsi, cinnamon, ginger, clove, turmeric, giloy, and black pepper are said to have immunity-boosting properties. Rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, kadha or herbal decoctions not only boost immunity, but also detoxifies the body, aids digestive health and also fights respiratory viruses. It reduces inflammation, slows down aging and also helps in weight loss.
Nasya therapy is an Ayurvedic treatment that involves applying a few drops of ghee, sesame oil, or coconut oil in the nasal passage. According to Ayurveda, Nasya is one among the five Panchakarma therapies. It can be applied on an empty stomach an hour before taking a bath. One must lie down with the head pulled back and 4-5 drops of oil should be put into each nostrils. Not only does it keep the nasal passages and sinuses clear, it also maintains the immunity.
5.Oil pulling therapy
Your mouth is a host to over hundreds and hundreds of bacteria. While some bacteria in your mouth are beneficial, there are some that can put your health at risk. According to Ayurveda, oil pulling therapy can help you get rid of these bacteria. Oil pulling is an ancient practice performed by swishing oil in your mouth to remove bacteria. This promotes oral hygiene and keeps illnesses and infections at bay. You can practice oil pulling with coconut oil, sesame oil or Arimedadi Thailam.
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