MAR 19, 2020
How to Improve Immunity through Ayurveda? Ayurveda and Immunity
Every time you fall sick and recover, your body undergoes drastic changes that affect your organ function and longevity. Some illnesses can be debilitating; even if the person recovers fully, their body can never be the same again. That brings our focus to avoiding the illness in the first place, which begs questions like: how to improve immunity? Is there any Ayurvedic medicine for the immune system?
In this blog post, we will address questions like these and many other issues concerning immunity.
We are seeing a huge surge in previously undetected infectious diseases as well as re-emergence of diseases that had declined in the past. The WHO had warned in its 2007 report stating that infectious diseases are emerging at an alarming rate. Since the 1970s, about forty new infectious diseases which include SARS, MERS, Zika, Swine flu, and most recently, the Coronavirus have threatened global public health security.
Re-emergence of old infectious diseases, as a result of evolution and antimicrobial resistance to medicines currently in use, is also a matter of grave concern. The medicines which were effective in the past are no longer useful in controlling diseases.The decline in vaccine coverage due to the increase in the number of people who opt to not vaccinate themselves due to philosophical and personal beliefs has also led to the re-emergence of infectious disease, like measles. Infections can also spread from animals to humans, as the population is expanding and changes in climatic conditions are noted.
A pandemic is an infectious disease that has spread across a large region, multiple continents or worldwide. One of the most infamous pandemics was the Great Plague, which killed an estimated 25 million people in the 14th century. The current pandemics include HIV and COVID-19.
Whether the infectious disease is old or new, the immune system is our first line of defense. With vaccines unavailable or effective treatments still not on the table for many new diseases encountered nowadays, it is important to stop the spread of the disease at the earliest possible stage and increase immunity to prevent the onset of a disease. But how do we increase our immunity? How do we make relevant changes in our lifestyle to combat diseases by natural means?
Ayurveda: the way forward
Acharya Charaka has described epidemics in his treatise, in a chapter called Janapadodhansaniya vimana, or determination of specific characteristics of epidemics. It is described that vitiation in air, water, land and season are the key factors for causing epidemics. These four factors are an indispensable part of our survival and their vitiation leads to diseases becoming highly virulent, leading to a dynamic state. The abnormality in the season will also fail to produce herbs of good quality and thus the collection and consumption of these medicines should begin before the earth loses its fertility and calamities occur. Thus, there will not be any difficulty in counteracting any epidemic if drugs are properly collected, processed and administered well in advance. One does not suffer from diseases even if there is a spread of epidemics if he is administered medications properly. Administration of rejuvenation therapy and physical health should be maintained with drugs collected before the onset of epidemics, which can save many lives.
Ayurveda is not just about curing. It’s a comprehensive holistic approach, which recommends preventive approach and strengthening of Ojas (immunity) to prevent diseases. At a time when people are looking for every possible way out to deal with a rapidly spreading disease, Ayurveda comes as an effective solution to improve immunity and provide resistance to fight such infectious diseases.
Although the modern medicine system has outperformed Ayurveda in terms of treating serious illnesses and surgical procedures, Ayurveda and immunity go a long way back - long before the modern medicine system came into existence.
Let’s have a look at various immunity medicines in Ayurveda that give your body the strength to fight pathogens and prevent illnesses.
Kerala Ayurveda Limited Immunity Build Kit
Kerala Ayurveda Limited, keeping in mind these ancient teachings of Ayurveda and the current spread of infectious diseases among the world population, has devised an Immunity Build Kit, which is an effective combination of our three excellent immunomodulatory drug combinations:
- Resigest Tablets: It is a potentiated form of the classical ‘Padthyashadangam kwath’ enriched with Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa). These phyto-ingredients synergistically exhibit anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory activities, which help in increasing your immunity, naturally.
- Imugest Tablets:It is the best ayurvedic medicine for immunity, because it is a safe and effective combination with proven immunomodulatory anti-oxidant and free radical scavenging properties. It improves the disease-fighting abilities of the body by the virtue of the anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties of its phyto ingredients.
- Indukantham Kwath Tablets: In Sanskrit Indu means ‘Moon’ and Kanta’ means ‘Lustre’, thus Indukanta means glow and lustre of the Moon. This potent formulation mentioned in the text of Sahasrayoga helps to correct metabolism and re-establishes lost immunity.
These formulations are a great natural source of antioxidants, and acting synergistically, the combination of these three will support your body’s natural immunity to fight infections and prevent illnesses.
- First 20 days Resigest and Imugest 1 tablet each twice a day, before food
- Next 21 days Indukantham kwath tablet 2 tablets each twice a day, before food
The intake of Kerala Ayurveda limited Immunity build kit along with following proper diet and hygiene measures will improve your overall health, digestion, and immunity. Strong immunity will naturally lead to good health and your body will flourish with proper nutrition while living in alignment with nature. Stay healthy, stay happy!!
Consult an Ayurvedic physician before intake if you have any underlying health issues.
How to increase immunity naturally with Ayurveda
Ayurveda is a traditional medicine system based on a holistic approach to healing and immunity building. While Ayurvedic medicine for the immune system has proven effective for a majority of people, the effects can be amplified with certain lifestyle changes and adopting new eating habits.
If you are wondering how immunity is developed naturally, here are a few tips to do that.
Stress is one of the leading causes of weak immunity. Expressing gratitude towards life has a positive effect on your mind, which eventually lowers your stress levels.
Yoga and Meditation
Gentle yoga and meditation promotes blood circulation and enables your organs to perform at 100%. Studies have shown that Yoga improves concentration, memory and creativity, and it also treats conditions like insomnia, which is often linked to poor immunity.
Avoid deep-fried food and include fresh vegetables and fruits in your diet to build your immunity against bacterial and viral infections.