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Want to improve your immunity? Try Ayurveda

Ayurveda experts tell you how you can improve your body's defence mechanism for better health.

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Published : June 24, 2016 1:35 PM IST

Vyadhi Ksamatva or Bala means immunity or body s resistance in Ayurveda. Ojas, our vital energy is an important factor for the defence mechanism of our body.This Ojas or energy has been considered as a vital factor in the defence mechanism of the body. Ojas pervades all tissues, cells, and spaces and determines the immunity status of an individual. Thus it is the resistance to disease of a body. Dr Gita Ramesh, Joint Managing Director of Kairali Ayurvedic Group and Dr Rahul Dogra, Operations Manager, Kairali Ayurvedic Centre suggest ways to improve immunity this season:

Bala or immunity can be classified into 3 types

  1. Sahaja: Congenital or Natural immunity which is inherited from parents
  2. Kalaja: Time, Season, Age-related immunity
  3. Yuktikruta: Acquired immunity

YuktikrutaBala means acquired immunity. Here, herbs, medication, and home remedies are used to enhance the body s immunity and defend it against various diseases.

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Immunity can be acquired by the following ways:

  1. Rasayanachikitsa: This branch of Ayurveda helps in promoting immunity and rejuvenating the individual mentally and physically.
  2. Vyayama i.e. exercise. Exercise is a must daily and must be done up to 50% of one s exertion capacity as it promotes immunity and also improves digestion.
  3. Satmya i.e. suitability. In this method, substances that improve immunity are adapted in daily life and unwholesome substances are eliminated from the diet.

Following are some remedies recommended by Ayurveda to improve immunity:

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