It's a very anxious and uncertain time, in light of what's happening worldwide with the Corona Virus outbreak.
Building your immunity is the best way to fight the virus, so I would like to share some insight on how important it is to boost your immune system and how Aromatherapy and Ayurvedic remedies could help.
There are many factors which can harm the ability of your body to fight invaders, like poor diet, inadequate sleep, less exercise too much stress and much more.
To support yourself through a good routine:
Make sure you get good rest
Have a healthy diet, now more than ever, reducing wheat, dairy and sugar, which are all considered damp forming
Try not to let fear and anxiety get the best of you
Remember to follow all sanitary advice*
Nasya: putting two-three drops of sesame oil in each nostril and sniffing it in will not only lubricate the nasal passage and throat, but also strengthen the inner mucus membrane to keep away foreign bodies, it can be done with medicated oils like Anu oil and Shadabindu oil
Oil Pulling: swish a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth for 5 min to eliminate toxins and bacteria. Spit it in the bin when you're done. Don't swallow the oil - you don't want to ingest all the toxins you pulled out.
You could also include essential oils and herbal immune boosters to your daily diet and routine which can help strengthen your body to prevent catching viruses.
Tea Tree as it's a powerful anti-viral oil.
I recommend carrying a bottle of Tea Tree essential oil everywhere you go. You can hold it under your nose, and use a drop to sanitise your hands if soap and water are not available.
You can burn a blend of Tea Tree, Basil (or Eucalyptus) and Cedarwood virginian in the house because of the powerful anti-viral and antiseptic properties of these essential oils.
Eucalyptus radiata also has a powerful antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-infectious action, which makes it extremely useful for all types of infection.
Inhaling essential oils is the best way to get them circulating in your body via the circulatory system, but also massaging them on your body can help the absorption of the oils to boost the immune system.
You can make your own massage blend of:
20ml vegetable oil of your choice (coconut, almond, grapeseed, jojoba..)
3 drops of Cedarwood virginian
3 drops of Eucalyptus globulus or radiata or Basil/ Tulsi
4 drops of Tea Tree
In Ayurveda, respiratory ailments are born when there is an imbalance of Kapha and Vata.
Vata is the energy that plays a major role in inhaling and exhaling. Respiratory illness accompanied by dehydration, shortness of breath and blockage is because of more vitiated vata.
When Kapha dosha (the energy responsible to bind things) goes out of balance the mucus from the stomach enters the respiratory passage and produces diseases like respiratory infections, asthma, pneumonia and so on.
Eating a tablespoon of Chywanprash daily enhances immunity and it may help prevent the spread of the virus.
Here are are some of the Ayurvedic herbs that are helpful in building the immunity and preventing the infection: