HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH AYURVEDIC HERBS
WHAT IS AYURVEDA?
Ayurveda is the ancient Vedic science of life which brings balance in mind, body and soul through holistic methods, herbs, diet and lifestyle concepts. This particular healing originates from the Indian Vedic books and has more than 6000 years of spiritual history. The aim of Ayurveda is prevention, cure and rejuvenation and the texts suggest that strong immunity is the foundation of healthy living.
SIGNS THAT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM COULD USE SOME SUPPORT
- You get sick often, and your colds tend to linger
- You're always tired, even after adequate rest
- You suffer from Eczema and other dry skin problems
- You have chronic digestion issues
- You experience a variety of allergies
FIVE AYURVEDIC HERBS THAT CAN BENEFIT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Stock the following herbs and incorporate them often into your meals.
One of the most popular spices - known for its bright orange colour. Turmeric is rich in Curcumin - a compound with known disease-fighting and antioxidant-rich characteristics. Curcumin also has antiseptic and antibacterial properties - it can reduce inflammation, boost heart and brain health. Consume it with black pepper (piperine) to enhance its absorption.
Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory and immune-optimizing properties. As a side benefit, ginger can help settle your stomach and reduce the pain associated with migraines.
Amla is known as Indian Gooseberry or Phyllanthus Emblica. The powder is loaded with vitamin C, and also contains several other vitamins, antioxidants, and essential minerals. Amla aids in boosting the immune system; it enhances metabolism and prevents viral and bacterial ailments. Consume the powder in small amounts (1 tsp) before each meal to improve digestion.
Ashwagandha is famous for boosting immunity, relieving joint pain and insomnia.
The active ingredient is called Withanolides and is used as an ?adaptogen? that helps the body cope with daily stress and improve mental capacities. Research shows that Ashwagandha increases the production of antibodies which are proteins that play an essential role in the immune system by fighting pathogens.
Moringa is an essential nutrient powerhouse. The leaves are a vibrant source of iron and vitamins, and antioxidants which protect us from colds, flues, and other ailments. Use organic-certified Moringa to ensure the powder is free from any harmful substances.
Ayurvedic herbs and spices have been an essential part of traditional medicine for more than 6000 years. Adding these herbs and spices will help flavour your meals, boost your health and promote a stronger immune system.
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