Ayurveda Tips to boost your Immune System. A good immune system is the ‘anti-virus’ defense against any disease. Also an immune response becomes overactive or misdirected, targeting the body’s own tissues for foreign invaders. Our diet play a vital role in balancing this ‘fighting response’ within the body.
Ayurveda is not about suppressing symptoms, but about addressing the root cause of our imbalances. If our immune systems are compromised, we have to ask ourselves why, and we must be willing to change course to correct the underlying issues—whatever they may be. Of course, each individual is unique, and working with an Ayurvedic practitioner to specifically address the current dynamics in your system is a fantastic way to support positive change. Still, there are a number of general strategies that can help to support immunity in all of us.
Cook your food in a way that doesn’t disturb the food’s natural goodness. For instance, if you add mild spices to cooked vegetables, grains, the food will convert more quickly to ojas. Spices add good flavour and they support digestion and make the nutrients easily available to the body. Different spices also have specific immune-boosting properties. For eg, Turmeric has an immune-modulating effect, because it is detoxifying and enhances the intelligence of the immune cells similarly Cumin burns Ama. Black pepper clears the channels so ojas can reach the deeper tissues.