Ayurvedic herbs that will help boost your immunity

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Ayurveda, one of the oldest healthcare tradition in the world, controls and regulates the three basic energies in the body — pitta, vata and kapha. In Sanskrit “ayur” means life and “veda” signifies the knowledge to live life. “As per ancient Ayurvedic texts, strong immunity is the foundation of healthy living. Immunity protects the body against all external and internal agents of diseases. But maintaining an ideal level of immunity (ojas) is not that easy. It can be achieved by following a healthy lifestyle. Ayurveda focuses on strengthening the immunity through a balanced lifestyle and recommends the consumption of a few herbs,” says Mohamad Yusuf N Shaikh, founder of Kudrati Ayurved Health Center.

1. Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is widely recognized for boosting the body’s immune system as it is rich in biologically active substances, amino acids, peptides, lipids, and the bases of nucleic acids. It also helps reduce blood sugar levels, lowers cholesterol levels and reduces the stress hormone.

2. Garlic: With its antiseptic, anti-fungal, and nutritive properties, garlic has been used as an immune booster for thousands of years by Ayurveda. It is a powerful natural antioxidant, which protects the body from bacterial and viral infections, without causing any side-effects. Garlic acts as a natural antibacterial agent when it is fresh and raw as it contains allicin that kills viruses and bacteria. It is a good medicine against coughs, colds and chest infection during the winter.Read More..

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