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Immunity in Ayurveda

Dr. Rekha Gautam

Why do we feel ill repeatedly in changing season? We fall ill due to lack of resistance power of the body called immunity. Decreased immunity can lead to small problems like cold-cough to deadly disease like cancer.

According to Ayurveda, Immunity is also connected to superior vital essence of all bodily tissues called “oja”. Overall it is responsible for the defence of human body against diseases.

Strong immunity is the outcome of good digestion (Ama pachan), strong agni, proper oxygenated breathing, good blood circulation & balanced hormones in the body.

Healthy life style, proper nutrition, stress free life can maintain resistance power of the body.

Immunity boosters in Ayurveda like basil (tulsi) with honey, turmeric (haldi) with hot milk, guduchi with hot water, Ashwagandha and shatavari with hot milk, should be consumed during changing season so that strong immune system prevents the body from getting infection.

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