Strengthen Your Immunity with Traditional Ayurvedic Ingredientskritianand
An all-natural health system that originated in India about 5000 years ago, Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that has a two-prong focus: health promotion and disease prevention. The word Ayurveda roughly translates to the ‘science of life’ – where ‘Ayuh (r)’ means life and ‘Veda’ means science – and is heavily based on observing nature and using plant-based remedies.
Ayurveda isn’t just a set of practices – it’s an entire lifestyle. The Ayurvedic system of living focuses on good nourishment (the food you eat, hydration), your daily routine choices (proper sleep, adequate exercise), your behaviour (meditation and managing stress), and most importantly, your intake of all-natural, immune-strengthening herbs and spices.
In that sense, it is not far from the truth to say that Ayurveda teaches us that our mental, emotional, and spiritual being are all interconnected, and any misalignment among them is what causes disease and disorder in our body. Hence, a strong immune system depends on the healthy functioning of all three states of being, rather than just one.
One of the secrets to a good immune system that modern medicine took years to catch up on, is excellent digestion. Ancient Ayurvedic have known for centuries that good digestion is the key to overall health and the foundation of strong immunity.
Here are a few tips for boosting your body’s immune system, through ayurvedic ingredients you can find in our Swabhiman Desi range:
Use ghee to cook your food
It took a while for modern research to catch up with what ancient Ayurvedic sages have known for thousands of years: Ghee is extremely good for you. Ghee is enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids, promotes digestion and helps increase your immunity. Buy our A2 Milk Gir Cow ghee here.
Embrace the benefits of traditional Indian drinks like Kadhas
Ayurvedic Kadhas, made with Indian herbs and spices such as White pepper, Black Pepper, Ashwagandha, Giloy, Wheatgrass, Turmeric, Ginger, Tulsi, Cloves, Nutmeg and Cinnamon are known for their effectiveness against cases of flu, colds, and sore throats. However, the benefits of Kadhas do not stop there. If consumed on a regular basis, Kadhas can help build the foundations for a strong immune system in your body. Buy our Desi Flu Recovery Kadha here.
Incorporate more natural, plant-based ingredients in your diet
As stated previously, Ayurvedic living is all about embracing the goodness of natural, plant-based ingredients. Besides using organic, GMO-free products to cook your daily meals (A variety of which can be found on our website), here are a few popular Ayurvedic ingredients you might not have thought of:
Moringa: Moringa has a variety of benefits to offer. It is antioxidant-rich, has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps with digestion due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Jaggery: Jaggery (or Gud) has been extensively used in countless Indian dishes and ayurvedic medicines over the years. An all-natural sweetener, Gud is known to be a healthier substitute for sugar. Jaggery is known to improve digestion, cleanse the body and improve immune function.