Covid is making disaster in India since 1 year so we would like to share some ayurvedic insights with you on how to support yourself in the best way in the situation that we are facing now regarding the coronavirus. These ayurvedic tips are meant to be preventive measures you can take to keep yourself healthy and support your immune system. However, if you have complaints that resemble the coronavirus, contact your near by doctor immediately and follow the common instructions given by the regular family physician.
1. Ayurveda Diet :
It is very important to balance your Kapha in order to keep the channels open, which is supportive of the lungs and to balance your pitta, which plays a role in fever. Reduce dairy (yoghurt!), cheese,fast foods, fried foods, meat, fish, heating herbs like chilli and sour and salty foods.
Increase: fresh (cooked) veggies and proportionally more green veggies such as spinach, brown rice, mung dal (beans), grains, some soaked fruits. Follow ayurvedic dincharya by consulting with your ayurvedic physician.
2. Keep a positive mindset always :
Surrender to the uncertainties that this time brings and try to approach challenges calmly. More than ever, it is important to stick to a supportive daily routine of meditation and yoga practice. Where a calm mind supports the self-healing powers, fear undermines it.
3. Tongue scraping and gargling ;
The idea behind tongue scraping is to effectively remove micro-organism and to stimulate your organs. Do this as part of your morning ritual. Gargling with ginger juice and some salt will give the virus less chance to settle down.
4. Drinks :
A dry mouth should be avoided and drinking HERBALTEA and warm water are advised. Like this, there is more chance that you will wash the virus down through your throat into the stomach where stomach acid will deal with it. If you don’t drink enough water more regularly, the virus can enter easier into the windpipe and get into the lungs (Stanford Hospital nursing advice). Do not at all take ice-cold drinks!
5. Take care of your lungs :
Do regular steam inhalation in which you add some Kapha reducing essential oil which is not too sharp, like eucalyptus, thyme, echinacea or a ‘breath free’ mixture you will find in stores. Very effective: take some ajwain seeds – roast them carefully in a baking pan with a lid on it and inhale (carefully) the fume.
6. Keep your nasal membranes strong and clean :
Use of nasal oils can help strengthen the immunity tasks of the nose. Once infected, viral load can spread from the nose downwards into the throat and lungs, so keeping the nasal membranes strong and clean is important. You can use ready-made nasyam oil which is called ‘anu taila’and put two warm drops in every nostril daily in the morning and inhale.
7. Immunity boost :
Make a tea with the following herbs: Turmeric (fresh), Ginger (fresh), Tulsi leaves (dried available as tea), Coriander seeds, Guduchi (only powder available), Cumin seeds, Liquorice (stem – not in case of high blood pressure). Daily consuption of Aamlakiprash will helps to boost our immunity .
8. Herbs that will support you :
The Ayush department recently clearly stated that the control of the Corona situation there was supported by a multi-aspect approach including Traditional ayurveda Medicine with integrated approach . Herbal medicine can be useful to support health and to counteract certain symptoms. This is our ayurvedic shortlist:
– Guduchi – immune protector and fever-reducing (capsules)
– Tulsi – good in fevers and good for lungs (capsules)
– Ginger – good for your Agni (digestion) and cleansing your body fluids
– Liquorice – protecting mucous membranes, supporting the immune system (avoid in case of high blood pressure) (capsules).
In smaller doses (look at the recommendations on the package), all these herbs are safe for healthy people. In case of actual symptoms, consult an expert on how or whether to use these herbs.
Ayurveda advocates multiple preventive approaches in order to stay healthy and happy in body and mind. It advises always to make use of an appropriate lifestyle, good eating/drinking habits, use of herbs and spices in food and integrate contemplation in your life. Keep calm and stay well!
Contact us for detail ayurveda treatment for covid and post covid complcations :
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