Ayurveda, being the science of life, propagates the gifts of nature in maintaining healthy and happy living. Ayurveda’s extensive knowledge base on preventive care, derives from the concepts of “Dinacharya” - daily regimes and “Ritucharya” - seasonal regimes to maintain healthy life. It is a plant-based science. The simplicity of awareness about oneself and the harmony each individual can achieve by uplifting and maintaining his or her immunity is emphasized across Ayurveda’s classical scriptures.
Ministry of AYUSH recommends the following self-care guidelines for preventive health measures and boosting immunity with special reference to respiratory health. These are supported by Ayurvedic literature and scientific publications.
Minisrty has recomneded various measures :
General Measures :
- Drink Warm Water
- Practice Yogas
- Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking
Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures
Drink herbal tea / decoction (Kadha) made from 1. Tulsi (Basil), 2. Dalchini(Cinnamon), 3. Kalimirch (Black pepper), 4. Shunthi (Dry Ginger)
Consume : once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) and / or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed.
Golden Milk- Half tea spoon Haldi (turmeric) powder in 150 ml hot milk - once or twice a day.
Refer the link from Ministry. https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/ImmunityBoostingAYUSHAdvisory.pdf