The wait for COVID-19 Vaccine is still awaited. In such a situation, the most effective way of dealing with this epidemic is our immunity. The stronger the resistance, we will protect ourselves from the danger of viruses and bacteria. We all know that there is better protection than treatment. The Ministry of AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) has been urging people to strengthen their body’s defence system in a natural way. There are three such easy habits, which we should include in our lifestyle ie lifestyle.
In its recent tweet, the ministry has asked for three easy steps to strengthen immunity. This includes drinking hot water throughout the day, 30 minutes of pranayama, Yogasana and meditation and adding nature spices like turmeric, garlic, coriander etc. to the meal. The Ministry has said in the tweet, “By taking some easy measures of AYUSH to increase immunity, we can keep our health better.”
The Ministry has written on its website that regular 10 grams of Chyawanprash Kesavan, herbal tea and consumption of jaggery and turmeric-milk in the morning are effective in increasing immunity. The ministry has also suggested applying sesame or coconut oil to the nose. Apart from this, the Ministry has suggested to take steam with peppermint and celery or to consume the flame with honey to get rid of dry cough and sore throat.
Ministry of AYUSH promoting ‘AYUSH’
In this era of epidemics, international health institutions are also emphasizing on the need to keep immunity strong to protect against COVID 19. The Ministry of AYUSH has always said that we can maintain the defence system of our body better by measures of Ayurveda.
Herbal decoction is being promoted by the ministry, which contains a mixture of basil, black pepper, dry ginger and cinnamon. The ministry is promoting it in the name of ‘Ayush Kwath’. States and Union Territories have been asked to issue licenses for commercial production of this formulation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his radio program Mann Ki Baat also emphasized the use of Ayush Healthcare in this era of corona epidemic. Experts in health matters also say that COVID 19 can be fatal for a person only when that person’s immune system is weak.