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Some do's and don'ts to boost immunity
In layman language immunity means body's resistance to fight diseases or its ability to defend itself from foreign bodies. We can boost our immunity by following some simple do's and don'ts.
1) drink enough water - to get rid of the toxins and boost the metabolism.
2) get enough sleep- at least 7-8 hours but avoid oversleeping.
3) get ample sunlight-to boost vitamin d which is crucial for fending off diseases.
4) eat lots of vegetables- as well as fruits 6-7 servings in a day to boost antioxidants which fight free radicals.
5) eat some herbs and spice - like turmeric, garlic, ginger, indian gooseberry, ginseng.
6) stretch daily-at least 30 minutes daily for building strength and enhancing blood circulation.
1) avoid processed foods- as it cannot be digested and may create some gastrointestinal problem.
2) limit refined sugar - specially in beverages as they are immune depressant.
3) avoid cold foods- as cold foods and cold drinks reduce the digestive fire.
4) do not smoke and drink - as it can wane off all the energy you have.
5) limit allopathic medicines - especially life time medicines, rather try to modify your lifestyle to get rid of the problem.
6) do not overthink - as it can effect power of mind and surround you with negativity which can further effect your immunity and leave you lethargic!
In my childhood when I was around 13, a dog bite me but I did not took any injection or any treatment at that time and now I am 22 years old and I did not have any problem regarding that bite I am healthy so I just want to ask is it okay to leave it.
Sir, my 3 year old son suffering from chronic asthma from may 2018, in july budate and levosalbutamol inhaler gave him with few cough syrups and levo+montelukast, july and aug he was ok but in sep he again start coughing in early morning then doctor start both inhaler with cough syrup. Is this correct medication. And which ayurved medicine can cure this. Pls suggest.
Hi, I have asthma from childhood, its strong from last 8 years. I have nose hole block and constipation also. I have a doubt of cough on head might be the reason of my nose block and asthma. Please suggest is there any test for get to know this. If there what is the better way to treat this.
What is allergic rhinitis?
Allergic rhinitis is defined as allergic symptoms in the nasal passage. Allergic rhinitis can be seasonal (occurring during specific seasons) or perennial (occurring year round). The allergens that most commonly cause seasonal allergic rhinitis include pollens from trees,grasses and weeds, as well as spores from fungi and moulds. The allergens that most commonly cause perennial allergic rhinitis are house dust mites, cockroaches,animal dander,and fungi or moulds. Perennial allergic rhinitis tends to be more difficult to treat.
How does allergic rhinitis occur ?
This condition occurs when allergens (allergy- causing substances) come into contact with the nose, and usually also the ears, sinuses, and the throat. When allergens come in contact with the lining of the nose and sinuses, they trigger the cells to release the chemical histamine, which causes the allergy symptoms described below.
What are the symptoms ?
- Nasal congestion
- Watery " runny nose"
- Itchy eyes,nose,or throat
- Puffy eyes or 'allergic shiners'
- Post nasal drip
These symptoms may occur during a certain season or year long. They can occur at any age.
What is the treatment for allergic rhinitis ?
A number of medications, including antihistamines, intranasal corticosteroids, and decongestants are available to control symptoms. Allergen immunotherapy could provide long lasting benefit. You can "train" your immune system not to react exaggerated to an allergen anymore.
Immunity –bal (बल) and ayurveda
In different stages of the life it is important that we maintain a healthy one, the specific system has been developed in form of सहजबल, कालबल, और युक्तिकृतबल with the help of which you get strength (बल-bal) throughout the life. System of this procedure of medicines is known as संस्कार.
What is sanskar (संस्कार)?
“संस्कारो हि गुणान्तराधानं”
संस्कार is the procedure of adulteration of quality of life or enhancing the good things.
Suvarnaprashan - a powerful child immunization procedure
सुवर्णप्राशनं ह्येतनमेधाग्निबलवर्धनम् | आयुष्यम मङ्गलं पुण्यं वृष्यम वर्णयं ग्रहापहम ||
म|सात परममेधावी व्याधिर्भिन च धृष्यते | षड़भिर्मासै: श्रुतधर: सुवर्णप्राशनाद्भवेत || का.सं.सू.
If you are looking for an effective ayurvedic way, which helps in boosting your child’s immunity and health, you should opt for सुवर्णप्राशन. Suvarnaprashan, used over thousands of years, is completely natural as it is prepared from gold (सूवर्ण), medicated gow ghrita (औषधीय घृत) and honey (मधु), which goes through proper processing according to completely safe classic ayurvedic method. It’s a licking foam preparation (लेह/लिढ प्रकार औषधी). It is ideal method for building the overall health and intelligence of your child.
The specific benefits ascribed to svarnaprashan are as follows
Medha agni bala vardhanam (improvement of intellect, digestion, metabolism, immunity, and physical strength) ayushyam (promoting lifespan) mangalam (auspicious) punyam (righteous) vrushyam (aphrodisiac) varnyam (enhancement of color and complexion) grahapaham (protection from evil spirits and microorganisms)
How suvarnaprashan works?
The three components of suvarnaprashan work together towards enhancing the immunity and as each of them individually works on the betterment of immunity.
Goldit is an immuno-modulator (i. E. It reconstructs the immune system) provides bal to the bodyenhances life potencyenriches the texture of the skinpharmacological studies showed specific and nonspecific immune responses, which were modified in a positive manner in swarna bhasma treated. It also had a stimulatory effect on peritonealmacrophages, which may be helpful to fight against infections. Note: it is evidently mentioned in the texts of ayurveda that any form of gold should be used internally only after proper purification failing to do, which may result in complications that may be even life-threatening. The type of gold to be used, mode of administration of different forms, theirs benefits and therapeutic indications are also clearly explainedcow ghrit or gheeresearch indicates that phenolic antioxidants present in the ghee help in boosting the immune systemit is rich in vitamin a & e, which help fight free radicals and promote good healthcla (conjugated linolenic acid) in ghee lowers the level of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides in the body. Ghee also improves our vision by helping our bodies properly digest fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin a. It detoxifies the body by dissolving the toxins, which are then excreted out of the body through intestine. Butyric acid, is the most important element in ghee, which has also been linked to the stimulation of t-cell production, which are the heavy hitting cells of the immune system. The use of cow ghee can help supercharge your immune system. Dose shaman of vata (वात) and pitta (पित्त) vikar (it balances the vata and pita dosha) rasa, shukra and oja vardhank (appharodiatic in nature and improve immunity) sanskarasya anuvartanam (gives a boost to the potency of the medication) twachya (enhances the complexion of the skin) dhee, dhruti, smruti, medha vardhak (enhances the intellectual power of the brain) agni vardhak (amplifies the digestive fire) honeyhoney contains a protein made by bees called defensin-1, which is the most active germ killing ingredient in honey. It makes the penetration of other medicines easy. Easily palatable for childrencontains high level of nutrients and glucosechakshusya (चक्षुष्य) (improves eyesight) vishahara (वृष्य) (aphrodisiac in nature) rakta, pittahara (रक्त & पित्तहर) (takes care of blood and pitta imbalance)
In a pharmaco-clinical study conducted on neonates madhu-ghrita-swarna-vacha combination shows a significant effect on humoral antibody formation and it acted on immunological system, which was evident by triggering the response of immunological system by a rise in the total proteins and serum igg levels.
The problems like bed wetting and indigestion are decreasedreduced recurrency of frequent cough and cold. Reduced hospital visitshyperactive children become calm and it enhances concentrationchildrens are taking interest in study and sportssuvarnaprashan increases immunity power in disorders like epileptic convulsion, allergy, hepatitis-bimproves speech
Things to note
Suvarnaprashan can be given to your child from childbirth till the age of 12 years. Ideally, it should be given early in the morning on an empty stomach. Feed your child 30 minutes after giving suvarnaprashan. The specific benefits of swarnaprashana according to the duration of administration have been mentioned such as: if administered for 1 month, the baby will become parama medhavi (highly intelligent) and vyadhibhir na cha drusyate (will not be affected by any disease) if administered for 6 months, the baby will become srutadhara (will be able to remember the things, which are just heard. You can follow a dosage for a period of 30 days. You may extend this till 180 days. Afterwards follow up on every pushyanaxatra (पुष्यनक्षत्र. Your child should face the east side when taking this medicine. Suvarnaprashan is also known by other names such as swarna amruta prashana, swarna bindu prashana, suvarnaprashan, swarna prashana and swarnaprashan.
However, in conditions such as acute fever, swarnprashan can increase your body temperature. It is contraindicative in condition such as diarrhea, vomiting. Hence, it is important to consult an experienced and well-known ayurveda practitioner before starting this ayurveda process