Ayurveda and home remedies has always been part and parcel of our daily life. Be it common cold, flu or any common ailments, home remedies and Ayurvedic medicines are always sought after.
Universally, doctors always advised to boost immunity to combat common cold and flu, and follow normal safety measures like washing hands, covering mouth while coughing or sneezing etc. Same holds good to Novel Coronavirus.
As the proverb goes ‘prevention is better than cure’, to combat Novel Coronavirus (its a new virus and no medicine found yet), here are few Ayurvedic remedies and medicines to boost immunity and prevent infection.
Ayurvedic remedies and medicines to boost immunity
Talking to News4Children, Ayurvedic Doctor and Yoga Specialist Maithri S Hegde, Ayur Central, said, “Keeping oneself clean, washing hands, using sanitisers, covering mouth while coughing and sneezing are the basic etiquettes one should follow. Apart from that consuming Chyawanprash twice a day is very good to boost immunity as it contains Amla (Gooseberries) which is rich in Vitamin C.”
At home, while drinking milk always add haldi (turmeric), pepper and honey. Drinking this milk everyday is very good to boost immunity, suggests Doctor Maithri. “Usage of Garlic in everyday meal is good to boost immunity,” she adds.
“Apart from that there are Ayurvedic medicines to boost immunity such as Sitopaladi Churna, Talisadi Churna, Immunoj tablets are readily available on the counter at Ayurvedic shops. Rivorol Syrup also helps building immunity in quick phase. Rivorol syrup can be used across the age group,” said Doctor Maithri.
While talking about food intake, Doctor Maithri said that eating home cooked food is best. It is very important to avoid junk food, street food, oily food, uncooked food, chats, etc., as it compromises one’s immunity.
Doctor Maithri being Yoga specialist also emphasised the importance of yoga and exercise especially ‘Pranayama’, as it strengthens the upper respiratory tract. “Strong mind makes strong body. Yoga helps in maintaining a strong mind, which is very important now especially with so much of anxiety and panic around. Further yoga helps anyone with respiratory problems,” she added.
In India 46 cases of COVID19 has been confirmed. Coronaviruses (COVID19) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Common symptoms are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), kidney failure and death.
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