Home Remedies For Boosting Immunity
As the cases of COVID-19 are on rise in India, and World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared it as pandemic situation there is no doubt we need to safeguard ourselves against infections. For this, it is best to your wash hands with soap and water regularly and avoid crowds.
In addition, here are some home remedies that you can incorporate in your daily life for boosting your immunity. From our ancient time, we have been in the practice of eating chyawanprash. A single spoon of this ayurvedic preparation, loaded with essential herbs rich in antioxidants has been a routine in the lives of many. This is considered an ayurvedic treatment for building immunity. In this article we will discuss about more such home remedies to boost your immunity.
* Tulsi ginger tea: Boil a litre of water with 1 tablespoon of dried ginger, 4 teaspoons of coriander seeds, 1tbsp of black pepper, 4 inch giloy stick and a fistful of fresh tulsi leaves. Strain it and drink with 1 tsp of honey or jiggery.
* Garlic milk with cinnamon and crystal sugar/khand/homey: Mix one glass of milk with four glasses of water and add three cloves of garlic in it. Boil it till it is reduced to one glass. Strain
it and drink this instead of tea/coffee with honey/sugar/khand along with cinnamon.
* Turmeric buttermilk: Add 1 teaspoon each of turmeric powder, asafoetida powder, fenugreek and fennel seeds with a few curry leaves to 500 ml of butter milk and warm it for five minutes. Drink twice or thrice daily.
All these concoction/ kadha work on your metabolism, which plays an important role in building our immunity. In addition, try to add ginger-garlic-chili paste to your curries /upma/gravy/batter. Maintain good hydration level in your body for cleansing action. Step up your probiotics intake - it is recommended to take at least take 2 servings of curd in a day. As vitamin C plays a vital role against the viral action, so increasing the intake of lemon/kiwi/oranges/sweet lime/amla- (Indian gooseberry) are good options for meeting this vital vitamin requirement in the body. It is also very important to continue with some home-based workouts.
As most of areas are locked down, many employees are being allowed to work from home. To get through these tense times, it is a good idea to incorporate these tips to help protect your familyagainst coronavirus.
Always remember the basic tenent that prevention is better than cure.
But it’s in your hand what you opt to choose.
(The writer is a Lifestyle Coach and Diet Counsellor)