A strong immune system with Ayurveda!

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How to strengthen your immune system

The immune system is one of the most complex systems in our body, but it usually works unnoticed in the background. It works 24 hours a day to prevent “invaders” such as bacteria and viruses from settling in our body. In the Ayurvedic teachings, there is a wealth of knowledge about strengthening the immune power (Ojas).

Here are a few explanations for you:

The first defence of our immune system is formed by the skin and our mucous membranes. These must be optimally cared for and prevented from drying out or becoming inflamed.

You should therefore establish the Ayurvedic morning routine as an important ritual. Ayurveda recommends cleaning the tongue with a tongue scraper. This removes the metabolic residues (Ama) that have accumulated overnight and thus prevents bacteria from settling in our oral cavity.
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The next step is oil pulling. Keep Gandusha, olive or sesame oil in your mouth for 5-10 minutes and pull it through your teeth. Then spit out the oil, rinse your mouth with water and then brush your teeth. Daily oil pulling optimally nourishes your mucous membranes and removes fat-soluble metabolic residues at the same time.
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Afterwards, you can put 1-2 drops of sesame, olive or special Nasya oil into each nostril so that the nasal mucosa is also well supplied. However, if you already have a cold, you should only cleanse your nose with salt water and not use any oil.

In addition, you can do something good for your skin and body if you rub yourself once or twice a week with a Dosha-appropriate Ayurvedic oil. This nourishes the body tissues as well as the immune system, cleanses and removes blockages in the body channels (Srotas). A warm shower or a warm bath after oiling increases the absorption of the oil into the skin, as the pores are opened by the warmth.
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Besides the skin and the mucous membranes, the white blood cells are the most important component of the immune system. These must be present in sufficient numbers and their function must not be impaired so that the immune system is in balance.

To achieve this, a healthy lifestyle and a healthy nutrition are very important. The prerequisite for good immune power (Ojas) is the optimal condition of all body tissues (Dhatus) and the balance of the three Doshas Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Some principles that are applicable to all types:

Make sure you have a good balance of work, rest/leisure and sleep in your daily life. Ideally, you should work about 8 hours a day, sleep 8 hours and have 8 hours for exercise, relaxation, leisure activities and social contacts. Also respect the rhythms of day and night and the seasons. Regularity in everyday life, such as regular meals, is also important. If possible, you should have the main meal at noon, as the digestive power (Agni) is strongest at that time.

For a healthy nutrition, prefer local and organic products, such as local vegetables and fresh, seasonal fruits. Avoid processed products and prefer to cook fresh. Enhance meals with herbs and spices, as most spices contain substances that strengthen your digestion and boost your metabolism. Many plants, such as onions, garlic, turmeric, elderberry and cranberry juice, have scientifically proven antiviral and antibacterial effects. Chyavanprash, a paste made from Amla fruit, Ghee and immune-boosting Chyavanprash, is also highly recommended.
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However, if you want to do something especially good for yourself, then you should book a Panchakarma cure at the Ayurveda Parkschlösschen once a year. The “queen of Ayurveda cures” helps to cleanse your body, rebalances your Doshas and metabolism and regenerates body tissues and the immune system.
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Stay healthy!

Filed under Home Remedies, Lifestyle

After studying medicine in Switzerland, Dr. Ford worked in the field of internal medicine and passed the specialist examination in internal medicine in 2006. This was followed by a Master of Science degree in Ayurveda Medicine in the UK. Since 2014, she has been working at various clinics in the fields of internal medicine, neurology and oncology in the UK. Dr. Ford is part of the Ayurveda medical team at the Parkschlösschen on a temporary basis since 2017.

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