Ayurveda is the key to immunity!

It is on the Archives of this very blog where I had shared almost 3.5 years ago , when I had noticed that usual viral infection was seen prolonged in cases I was seeing , I had also suggest that only socio-cultural changes(which we are adopting now) more in accordance with the traditional system of medicine will be key in preventing a viral infection turn into an epidemic (read the blog published here)
What the current Covid pandemic is telling us that prevention is the only cure , this is infact the very first principle of Ayurveda that we have to preserve the health of the healthy , but on the contrary I see patients everyday who take antibiotics like the drop of the hat , infact even when we (in India) are entering Stage 3 , people are taking Brufen to pass thermal scans at airports , I am Ayurveda physician practicing here and I have sent most of my patients with a herbal concotion made with Immunomodulators and Adaptogens , which is sourced from seasonal and fresh herbs ( this so happened because I usually do this protection process in Oct/ March and was ready with most of the ingredients) so that even if they come in contact with the virus , it would be asymptomatic for them and it will pass out of the body, that is not a replacement for all precautions one has to take because it is a communicable infection , however we have herbs like Giloy ( Tinospora Cordifolia) & tulsi (Ocimum Sanctum) which have been researched a lot worldwide and have been shown to have anti-viral properties, which are available very easily across India, still there is a reluctance to try them as a prophylactic measure, the acceptance of Yoga and Ayurveda has always come from the west, may be the acceptance to use Ayurveda or the intellect of Ayurvedic Vaidyas will come from there as well…
Another example to showcase the value of the knowledge of Ayurveda is the scientific (western) validation of Intermittent fasting , ayurveda states that (lagham Param Aushadham) that translates that intermittent fasting is the best medicine, this is a written script from charak samhita and is one of the 10 basic lesson we study in ayurveda, infact observing seasonal fasts have always been a part of traditional system of Indian Living, may be we can rise above our religious and region-phobias to accept this science of life with socio-cultural measures of disease prevention as something that is our intellectual inheritance for all of the world and not just alternative therapeutic module..
May all stay safe Blessed & safe.

Published by Dr Tanya Malhotra

Best-seller Ayurvedic Author, I practice Ayurveda to its authentic core, in my daily life , with the food i cook , with the patients i see and with what i live for, this blog is all about the highlights of living an ayurveda life.

3 thoughts on “Ayurveda is the key to immunity!

  1. Yes!! Learning about Ayurveda a few years ago changed my life. I was chronically sick and am sure that covid would have affected my immune system. Since adopting this lifestyle I haven’t seen under the weather since. So excited to see it becoming more main stream and integrated into modern society!

    1. Thanks so much for the comment, if you do want to follow an ayurvedic lifestyle , i do post regularly on this blog, like ayurveda
      nutrition , you may follow it, I also share recovery stories and provide online consultation…

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