With the COVID-19 pandemic reaching its third wave in India, the importance of health has become a primary issue. Recently, the World Health Organization has declared the triple mutant covid variant from India as a global health concern which has already spread into 20 different countries.
In India, it is taking nearly thousands of lives daily. Amidst this the only way to keep going is to wait for your vaccine and stay at home, eating healthy nutritious food composed of essential micro and macronutrients, iron, and other things.
The basic principle has been to eat healthy using natural herbs and spices like tulsi, ashwagandha, giloy, Triphala, fenugreek, curcumin, ginger, green tea, and other things that have antimicrobial, antioxidative, and anti-inflammatory properties.
How Does It Work?
Most of the herbs we use at home have these 3 properties which are crucial for strong immunity. While curcumin is known to have some anticancer properties, others simply have minerals and vitamins that impart these properties.
One may think that how does this works and how a substance termed anti-oxidant can help in a disease that’s causing oxygen deficiency.
Well, it’s not what meets the eye, each of the 3 terminologies means something.
means to remove the free radicals from your body, not the oxygen. Free radicals need to be removed from our body as they are toxic end-products of natural reactions occurring in our body. It is these free radicals that put the body under stress, making you more prone to diseases.
means to eliminate inflammatory immune cells from your body which cause different disease symptoms like swollenness, itching, irritation, fever, cough, cold or other infection. This primarily occurs when an immune system molecule cytokines aggregate in a particular region of the body because of the action of the germs. So, to reduce the effect of the germs you need anti-inflammatory substances.
means to eradicate microbes such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, etc by acting on them. Most of them don’t kill the germ but prevent its growth or entry into the body.
So, some basic breathing exercises, and regular rinsing of your noses along with the intake of these natural components makes for stronger immunity. While they will not cure COVID19, they can keep you strong and help you fight the disease.
4 Natural Products That You Can Use to Strengthen Immunity
Based on the above insight, it’s pretty clear that our Ayurvedic products, especially different herbs, have some health benefits that can enhance your immunity during the pandemic.
Here are 4 such essential natural products from our platform
1. Moringa Leaf
Moringa leaves have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries because of their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties which help in a variety of scenarios including bronchitis, asthma, bone strength issues, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, and kidney problems. It’s quite easy to take in many forms including the actual leaves or health tablets or powder. One can easily use them as health supplements accompanying any meal. They contain a range of vitamins like vitamin A
vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6 folate, and ascorbic acid (vitamin C), minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, etc. It’s quite low on fat and high in protein which helps to maintain weight.
Side Effects: There are some potential antifertility issues with moringa leaves because of which they are deemed unsuitable for pregnant women.
2. Green Tea
Green Tea has a good range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties because of the presence of polyphenols, catechin which are natural antioxidants that help the body. Along with this a decent amount of minerals makes it good for reducing blood pressure, diabetes, and burning fat, making you healthy and active. It also sharpens your brain activity making you less stressed and depressed.
It can be easily taken as tea leaves form or as green tea tablets based on your need.
Side Effects: However, low-quality green tea, especially from untrusted sources shouldn’t be taken as it can contain harmful fluoride ions.
Tulsi is regarded as a queen of herbs as it contains a range of components like camphene, eugenol, vitamins A, C, K, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, and potassium along with protein and fiber which are antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidative in nature. These elements help in reducing cough, cold, chest congestion, and fever along with other issues like reducing blood sugar, bronchitis, asthma, etc. One direct health benefit of Tulsi is its capacity to increase NK Cells and T cells which are important components of the immune system. It’s also quite good in controlling gastrointestinal problems.
It’s best taken in the raw form of Tulsi leaves or boil it in water and drink 2-3 times a day. Tulsi supplements like Ayurvedic Tulsi Kavach is a more effective solution as it comes packed with other nutrients.
Side Effects: However, some people might experience some discomfort when they first start taking it, but gradually it’s alright. Tulsi lowers blood sugar levels very quickly so taking them with your prescribed medicine for blood sugar or without the consultation of a doctor might be harmful. It also has some reproductive effect on pregnant women so it’s best avoided during that time.
4. Ayurvedic Immunity Products
Our Ayurvedic immune boosters and wellness kadha have a plethora of organic herbs like Tulsi, giloy, ashwagandha, Triphala, etc which makes it a cocktail of herbs having rich antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. They are made in a way that fosters a better germ-fighting ability and stronger immunity.
Whatever be it and whichever way you choose to use these products, they help to build your immunity in the most natural way possible with zero side effects and harmful chemicals.
So, while you stay at home and battle the pandemic, build up your immunity profile with our age-old natural products. You need not worry about the exact dosage of these natural elements for optimal effect as we have got this sorted. Our easy-to-use health supplements are naturally optimized to suit your needs. Just have them once or twice a day as instructed in the pack and you are good to go.
Stay at home and build your immunity.
Stay strong. Stay safe. Take care.