Apart from following COVID-19-appropriate behaviour, medical experts have time and again emphasised the importance of strengthening one’s immunity to keep the infection at bay.
The Ministry of Ayush has shared some Ayurveda self-care tips to boost immunity thereby preventing COVID-19 infection. Take a look:
*Drink lukewarm frequently
*Spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, dry ginger and garlic are recommended for cooking
*Gargle with warm water adding a pinch of turmeric and salt
*Food should be freshly prepared and easily digestible
*Practise yoga, pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes daily as advised by the Ministry of Ayush National Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19 prophylaxis
*Take adequate sleep for seven to eight hours, avoid daytime sleep
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Ayurveda measures to promote immunity
*Consume chavanprash 20 gm in divided doses on empty stomach with lukewarm water
*Golden milk– Add half a teaspoon of turmeric powder in 150 ml hot milk, and have once or twice a day
*Take Guduchi Ghan Vati 500 mg/ ashwagandha tablet 500 mg twice daily after meals with lukewarm water
*Drink herbal tea/decoction (kadha) made from 3 gm powder comprising:
4 part – Basil (tulsi)
2 part – Cinnamon
2 – Shunthi (Dry Ginger)
1 part – Black pepper)
Mix the ingredients in 150ml hot boiled water and have it once or twice a day. Add jaggery, raisin, cardamom to improve taste and flavour.
*Nasal application: Apply sesame oil or coconut oil or cow ghee in both the nostrils in the morning and evening.
*Oil pulling therapy: Take 1 tbsp of sesame oil or coconut oil in the mouth. Do not drink, swish in the mouth for two to three minutes and spit it off followed by a warm water rinse. This can be done once or twice a day.
For dry cough or sore throat
*Steam inhalation with plain water or fresh pudina (mint) leaves or ajwain (caraway seeds) or karpur (camphor) can be practiced once a day.
*Clove or mulethi (liquorice) powder mixed with natural sugar/honey can be taken two to three times a day in case of cough or throat irritation.
*These measures generally treat normal dry cough and sore throat. However, it is best to consult qualified physicians if these symptoms persist.