With the COVID pandemic spreading so wide, it becomes necessary that one has to take precautions to safeguard themselves against any risk of infection. Apart from following all the guidelines, it is necessary to become strong from inside. It is necessary that we all increase our immunity , we need a healthy and strong immune system. Our immune system is the first line of defence, which plays a vital role in keeping the disease-causing pathogens away from us, thereby reducing the chances of getting sick.
It might not be necessary that you go to a shop and pop up pills to increase your immunity. There are so many herbs around you, taking them properly will help you strengthen your immune system. Here are few herbs that help you boost immunity.
Take 5 grams of neem leaves and grind it to make a fine paste using mortar and pestle. Put it at the back of your throat and swallow it. Have it on an empty stomach and do not eat or drink anything for 1 hour.
Benefits: Neem is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and is a strong spermicidal agent. Do not take neem for more than 15 days. Besides, pregnant women, children and senior citizen should avoid neem.
Amala or gooseberry
Have one amala every day on an empty stomach
Benefits: Amla or Indian gooseberry is loaded with the benefits of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, and is a rich source of antioxidants, which helps to boost immunity. 1 amla is equal to 20 citric fruit.
Have 1/2 inch of freshly peeled ginger before your meal.
Benefits: Ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The herb stimulates your metabolism and helps to boost your immunity.
Giloy and Brahmi
You can have Giloy and Brahmi juice, which are readily available in the market. You can also take them in capsule form.
Benefits: Incorporate these herbs into your daily regime to boost your immunity, memory power, strength and intelligence.
Phyllanthus Niruri (stone breaker)
Take 5 grams of Phyllanthus Niruri leaves and grind it to make a fine paste using mortar and pestle. Swallow it on an empty stomach in the morning.
Benefits: Phyllanthus Niruri leaves helps to dissolve kidney and gall bladder stone. It strengthens your liver, boosts immunity and helps fighting Hepatitis B. You can also take Phyllanthus Niruri in a capsule form.
Remember these herbs generate heat in the body and to reduce the effect drink buttermilk post-lunch.