How Ayurveda is Helping to Reduce Risk of Covid-19

How Ayurveda is Helping to Reduce Risk of Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live now. In India more than 8.55 million cases are reported out of which more than 7.92 million people have recovered. This is great news!

Wonder how the recovery rate is high in our country?

Well, our immune system is high due to Ayurvedic practices we have incorporated in our daily lives since ages. Now we recognize its importance in the wake of the need to keep our immunity levels high. 

Before exploring the potential of Ayurveda in boosting your immunity and helping reduce the risk of covid-19, we should take a look at covid symptoms.

How to identify COVID-19 symptoms?

Covid symptoms may range from mild to moderate to severe. People affected with Covid-19 may show symptoms from 2 to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.

The covid symptoms that may be noticed in people afflicted with the coronavirus are:

  1. Chills or fever
  2. Fatigue
  3. Dry cough
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Sore throat
  6. Loss of taste or smell
  7. Aches and pains in the body
  8. Conjunctivitis
  9. Rash on the skin or change in colour of the toes or fingers
  10. Headache

The more severe symptoms include:

  1. Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing
  2. Pain or pressure on chest
  3. Loss of movement or speech
  4. Feeling drowsy or confused
  5. Blue lips or face

People with severe symptoms should seek medical help at the earliest.

People who are elderly and have a medical history of heart problem, high blood pressure or diabetes are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms of covid-19. 

How is COVID Treatment done?

Covid treatment is done according to the severity of the symptoms. If your symptoms are mild, then you are advised to stay at home and treat it like you would take care of a common cold or flu.

Ayurvedic medicines have proven to be effective in countering mild covid symptoms. But always make sure to consult an Ayurvedic doctor before taking any ayurvedic medicine for covid.

If you experience severe symptoms like breathing difficulty or chest pain then you should immediately seek medical help. 

Avoid delaying hospitalization in such cases as home care is not adequate and may cause fatality if not treated well in time.

Ayurvedic Medicine for COVID:

The best way to prevent or counter covid infection is to keep your immunity levels high. It p may helnot let the virus affect you or if you are affected by covid your recovery will be quick if you have high immunity.

Here is when Ayurveda comes to your rescue. Ayurvedic medicine for covid prevention is highly recommended to keep your immunity levels high. They can also be used to treat mild covid symptoms at home.

Let us explore them one by one:

  1. Ashwagandha:

    Ashwagandha herb has a natural property of enhancing your immunity. It helps boost the activity of immune cells that fight any kind of infection in the body. This keeps you healthy.

    Ashwagandha

    Apart from that, Ashwagandha helps lower your stress levels, triglycerides and cholesterol that further boosts your immune system.

    It also helps you gain strength and muscle mass as well as reduce body fat. 

    Consult an ayurvedic doctor to know the right dosage and suitability for you according to your medical history. 

  2. Guduchi:

    Guduchi is also commonly known as Giloy. Guduchi is an immunity enhancer ayurvedic remedy for you. It is aptly called the “Amrita” in Ayurveda.

    Guduchi

    It increases the white blood cell count in your body that helps you fight any kind of infection. 

    It is loaded with antioxidants that keeps your body cells healthy. It helps remove toxins from your system.

    It is antipyretic and helps combat fever due to diseases like malaria, swine flu and dengue. 

    Guduchi is the wonder herb that helps fight all kinds of inflammations like cold, cough, wheezing and asthma symptoms like shortness of breath and chest tightness etc. 

    Guduchi helps relax your nerves and relieves stress and anxiety. It also lowers your high blood glucose levels in diabetics as it is hypoglycaemic in nature. 

  3. Tulsi:

    Tulsi is also called Holy Basil. It is commonly found in most Indian Hindu households. It has immense benefits for your health and immunity. 

    It is also referred to as “ The queen of herbs” and enjoys a special place in Ayurveda.

    Tulsi is a storehouse of vitamins A, C and K as well minerals like zinc, potassium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. This helps keep inflammation at bay and keeps your immunity high. 

    The extract of Tulsi has high antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps fight infections and helps reduce its symptoms like fever.

    It also helps relieve aches and pain in the body due to a compound called eugenol in it.  

    Tulsi helps in lowering symptoms of cold, cough, congestion, asthma, common flu, bronchitis effectively. 

    It also helps lower cholesterol levels thereby keeping your heart healthy. 

  4. Pippali:

    Pippali or long pepper is very effective in treating symptoms of cough and cold. 

    It helps in relieving symptoms of breathlessness and asthma. This is because Pilppali is a bronchodilator, an expectorant as well as a decongestant. 

    Therefore it is good for treating inflammation of the respiratory system. 

    Pippali also helps in combating diarrhoea. It is antipyretic in nature that is beneficial in managing fever and fighting infection.  

  5. Turmeric:

    Turmeric commonly known as “haldi'' is full of antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. This helps you fight infections and keeps your immunity levels high.

    It keeps your blood sugar levels in check and helps lower your cholesterol levels. 

    It is effective in relieving symptoms of respiratory ailments and digestion related problems. 

  6. Black pepper:

    Black pepper has tremendous benefits in fighting cough and cold symptoms.It helps relieve chest congestion when added to eucalyptus oil and warm water by inhaling its steam. 

    It also helps counter congestion when you take it with honey. It is beneficial in detoxifying your body. 

    It helps keep your blood pressure normal and cleanses your stomach and intestine. This boosts your immunity tremendously.

  7. Amla:

    “Indian gooseberry” or amla is the best source of vitamin C. This helps boost your immunity immensely and fight any kind of infection.

    It helps in controlling symptoms of diarrhoea due to its cold and astringent nature. 

    It helps in regulating blood sugar levels in diabetics and reduces the risk of diabetic complications. 

    Amla also lowers your high cholesterol levels and boosts your heart immunity. 

  8. Garlic

    Garlic helps enhance your immunity levels. This assists in combating the symptoms of cold, cough and flu effectively.  It is anti-inflammatory in nature and garlic infused oil relieves soreness in muscles and joints. 

  9. Ginger:

     

    Ginger is antimicrobial in nature that helps in countering infections. It helps in lowering high blood sugar levels and boosts heart health.  Ginger helps relieve pain in muscles as it is anti inflammatory in nature. 

  10. Chyawanprash:

    Chyawanprash is a herbal formula that is loaded with benefits. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. 

    It helps boost your immune system and makes you less prone to infections and inflammations. 

    It builds you strength by increasing your haemoglobin and white blood cells. 

    It boosts your respiratory system and gives you high energy.

In conclusion ayurvedic medicine for covid prevention and management are quite effective. In this regard Nirogam’s immunity booster pack is very effective to keep your immunity levels high.

Do remember to consult an expert Ayurvedic doctor before you take them. This will help in establishing the correct dose for you according to your body constitution and medical history. 

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