According to Ayurveda, immunity is the power of the body to prevent it from any infections, and defend or fight against the existing infections. A strong immune system has the ability to destroy the cause of the illness.
Healthy immune system is necessary to protect us from various infections, cold and flu etc.
Immunity can be low due to: stress, faulty food habits, unhealthy lifestyle, deficiency of nutrients, lack of sleep etc. Some of the herbs that boost the immune system are:
Guduchi has numerous uses for it possesses properties such as anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, modulates the immunity, enhances liver functions etc. Often referred to as ‘Amruta’ which means divine nectar, Guduchi is one of the most powerful herbs. Guduchi is bitter to taste, warming in potency and helps to balance all three doshas. It also has digestive and diuretic properties.
It is also known as Holy Basil. In India, Tulsi is widely used for thousands of years. Tulsi is worshipped in India. It is loaded with numerous benefits, right from eliminating an infection to improving immunity; it also fights against the bacterial and viral infections. Apart from strengthening the immunity, Tulsi is good for skin, respiratory disorders, diabetes and many other conditions.
According to Ayurveda, Manjishtha is a blood purifying herb. It has antioxidant and astringent properties. Manjishtha is used as an immune regulator. It detoxifies the blood and strengthens the vascular system, thereby being a wonderful support to the immune system. It is also beneficial in healing injury, skin problems, calcium deficiency, menstrual pain and diabetic foot ulcers.
PLUMBAGIN in chitrak boosts immune system. Chitrak is a most powerful heating herb that is commonly used to ignite the digestive fire. It supports healthy metabolism and removes toxins from the intestines. It helps to increase the longevity and stamina. Chitrak also supports healthy joints and balances body fluid levels.
Amla fruit is a richest natural source of antioxidants. It contains natural antiseptics, antioxidant properties. Fruits of Amla prevent from the development of atherosclerosis, as well as other disorders of the immune system.
Haritaki is called as the wonder medicine in Ayurveda. It is astringent, rejuvenator, laxative and purgative. Haritaki acts as an immunity booster. Regular intake of Haritaki powder, fried in ghee, promotes longevity and boosts energy by improving digestion.
It is also known as beheda. Bibhitaki is known to boost immune system, therefore also called as the “one who keeps away from disease”. Bibhitaki when used in combination with amla and haritaki is called as triphala which acts as a rejuvenator.
You can also try Immunity Tablets. Designed and formulated by Charak Pharma, KOFOL Immunity Tablets is a combination of time tested herbs for immunity. Key ingredients of Extrammune are: Triphala Guggul, Chitrak, Manjishtha, Tulsi, Guduchi, Haridra, Yashtimadhu etc. It improves the host immunity and reduces the virulence of microbes. It also helps achieve faster recovery from infections.
It is wiser to stay away from infections and be healthy by strengthening defense mechanisms rather than depending on antibiotics.