With the world health scenario growing worse each day, it has become necessary to take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of infection. This is why we need a healthy and strong immune system. Our immune system is the first line of defence, which plays a vital role in keeping the disease-causing pathogens away from us, thereby reducing the chances of getting sick.

Ayurveda is a 5000-year old medicine system that originated in India. Some theories also call it one of the oldest healing science. Ayurveda looks at the functioning of the human body in a holistic manner. When you consider that all our organ systems are so interdependent, this makes absolute sense. To bring one’s body and health to their optimum levels, one must
achieve complete balance.

Since ancient times, Ayurvedic medicine has made use of the naturally occurring herbs around us. Now, as the popularity of this branch of medicine has grown internationally as well, many people have begun to take an interest in using herbs as nutritional supplements. Of the many kinds of supplements that are available in the market, single herb supplements are the most popular as they contain powerful properties of a single herb. Single herbs are safe to use as they do not contain any chemicals and offer many benefits.

Here are 5 ayurvedic herbs that are close to home and easily available, that you can use to boost immunity and ward off diseases.

Turmeric – Turmeric is one Ayurvedic ingredient that has made Ayurveda popular all around the world. Turmeric is used as a common spice added to foods in India. Golden milk, also known as Haldi Dudh, is often used to treat muscle pains, or even as first aid in case of an injury. Turmeric contains many components that can help fight diseases.

Amla – Have one amla every day on an empty stomach.
This has a lot of benefits. Amla or Indian gooseberry is loaded with Vitamin C, beta-carotene and is a rich source of antioxidants, which helps to boost the immunity. 1 amla is equal to 20 citric fruit.

Tulsi – Tulsi is also known as Holy Basil and is considered to be one of the best herbs available for medicinal purposes. In fact, it has such strong properties that having a Tulsi plant indoors can help protect you from certain infections and diseases such as cold, cough, and viral infections. These strong disinfectant and germicidal factors are not the only reason why Tulsi is a great herb for boosting your immunity. Tulsi also
contains a lot of antioxidants and micronutrients, which helps your immune system by protecting it from damage caused by free radicals.

Lime & Honey – Honey activates the immune system’s response to infection and prevents cell proliferation. Controlling cell proliferation is key to stopping pesky viruses.

Neem – Neem, also known as miracle herb’ is another antimicrobial herb whose every part is therapeutic in nature. Neem cleanses the blood and clears out any toxins present. Neem has the ability to fight fungus, viruses and bacteria. It is known for its anti-carcinogenic properties. Neem is very beneficial in treating skin ulcers, loss of appetite, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, gum and liver diseases.

Let us all stay healthy and happy during these times when the world is going through an unprecedented change. For more ideas on healthy food habits and natural remedies, get your appointment today at Herbz & Healz AYUSH Hospital! Call 9043336444.

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