How do I fight an enemy I can’t see?
This question has created waves of fear and confusion in every human’s mind. Our world is facing a pandemic; surrounded by a sea of microbes invisible to our eyes and dangerous to our lives. In these perilous times, our survival hinges on our body’s ability to sustain itself while fighting off infections. As such, the AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy) Ministry has proposed an ayurvedic approach to help boost and sustain immunity.
What is AYUSH Kwath?
Kwath is prepared from blending 4 immune-boosting ingredients to be consumed on a daily basis for strengthening our first line of defense- immune system, against infections. The ingredients that constitute the Kwath are:
Also known as basil leaves, tulsi leaves have high amounts of antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It helps with increasing the rate of formation of new blood cells; replacing the infection impacted blood cells at a faster pace. Tulsi extract is extremely effective in fighting off a cold, flu, and other respiratory infections.
Sunthi / Dry Ginger Powder
Gingerol is the primary ingredient found in ginger that helps with curing vomiting and nausea, reducing inflammation, and help fight off cold and asthma. Studies reveal that ginger has high levels of anti-inflammatory properties and its anti-oxidative properties help clear sinuses, thereby boosting the immune system.
Cinnamon is known to decrease inflammation levels and support a healthy immune system. Popularly used to fight flu and cold, cinnamon also helps maintain the blood sugar levels thereby preventing sharp spikes or decrease of blood pressure levels. This also aids in sustaining immunity to the brain from spikes and declines of blood sugar levels.
Popularly known as black pepper helps improve digestion. It creates warmth from within the body, promoting sweating which is the body’s natural way of getting rid of toxins. Black pepper has high amounts of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties reducing the effects of fever on the body and also helps enhance the immune system.