Herbs such as amla, mulethi, ashwagandha, ginger, basil, harad, turmeric, brahmi, and large cardamom are beneficial for your immune system. Also, unctuous foods like honey, cow’s milk, and desi ghee (clarified butter) work as natural rejuvenators.
Amla or the Indian Gooseberry is the richest and best natural source of vitamin C. It also contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, albumin, cellulose, fiber, carbohydrate, sugar, and water. According to ayurveda, the fruit of amla helps reduce all the 3 doshas – vata, pitta
Turmeric is used widely in India both for cooking and for medicinal purposes. It is believed to destroy all the 3 doshas or the basic humors of the body. Therefore, turmeric is recommended in a large variety of ailments and also as a potent
About 1–3 grams powder of raw turmeric is recommended and can be supplemented with warm water or milk. The powder can also be mixed with oil and massaged on the skin. Haridra Khanda is an effective ayurveda formulation of turmeric.
According to ayurvedic texts, as ginger is hot in action, it helps in decreasing the aggravated vata and kapha doshas. Ginger helps fight infections and boost immunity levels. Ginger can be used for hot fomentation in arthritis, gout, edema, and other forms of joint and muscle pain. A powder of dry ginger mixed with sesame oil and massaged on the joint provides good relief. Also, the herb of ginger helps find relief in almost all types of respiratory disorders like cough, cold, pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis. Moreover, it can be consumed in any form – fresh, dried, powdered, or juiced.
Roots of the herb of licorice or yashtimadhu are an excellent home remedy for relieving a number of disorders. According to ayurvedic texts, mulethi, being heavy, slimy, and sweet helps in decreasing the aggravated vata dosha or air body humor. Therefore, licorice is helpful in treating the diseases relating to vitiation in air body humor. Mulethi is a natural revitalizing herb. A number of licorice formulations are available on the market that can be taken for strengthening the body systems and increasing immunity. The powder of this root, when taken with honey and ghee, is sufficient to revive your immunity levels. Not only this, mulethi also acts as a general as well as brain tonic and prevents early aging.