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Unlocking the Benefits of Ayurvedic Herbs for Immunity!!

Hello there!
Have you been enjoying the weather lately? Oh, it has been a blessing here in Texas, I am trying to get as much out of it as possible. It can get really hot here. This blog today will be about ayurvedic herbs that can give your immunity the push to go through weather changes without any harm.

Ayurveda really embodies the saying- prevention before cure. So here is a short list of herbs that you can get hands-on fairly easily regardless of where you live-

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the most popular ayurvedic herbs used to boost immunity. It's known for its adaptogenic properties, which means it helps the body adapt to stress and anxiety. Ashwagandha also contains compounds called withanolides, which have been shown to have immune-boosting properties.
You can consume ashwagandha in powder form (not a fan of the taste though), as a capsule or tablet, or as a tea. It's best to take it in the morning, as it can have a calming effect and may interfere with sleep if taken at night.

2. Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that's commonly used in Indian cooking, and it's also a powerful ayurvedic herb. It contains a compound called curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Inflammation can weaken the immune system, so consuming turmeric can help strengthen it.
Again, there are plenty of ways to include it in your routine but I personally like to add it to my milk along with other spices like cardamom. It's best to consume turmeric with black pepper, as the piperine in black pepper can enhance the absorption of curcumin.

3. Tulsi

Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is a herb that's commonly used in ayurvedic medicine. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a great herb for boosting immunity.
You can consume tulsi in the form of tea, capsules, or just chew on some fresh leaves if you have access to them. Tulsi tea is especially beneficial for boosting immunity, as it's easy to incorporate in meals and can be consumed daily.

4. Amla

Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, is a fruit that's rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help boost immunity and protect against infections. Amla also contains other compounds that have been shown to have immune-boosting properties.
You can consume amla in the form of powder, capsules, or as fresh fruit (warning- it is sour, like very sour). Amla juice is also a great way to consume it. It will help you in more than one way, ne it helping your damaged hair or getting that glow back in your skin.

5. Guduchi/ Giloy

Guduchi, also known as Tinospora cordifolia, is a herb that's commonly used in ayurvedic medicine. It has immunomodulatory properties, which means it can help regulate the immune system and boost its activity.
You can consume guduchi in the form of powder, capsules, or as a decoction. Don’t worry, if your place has relatively calm weather conditions, it is super easy to grow this creeper in your balcony, in-fact you are gonna have a hard time consuming it at the rate of its growth.

Well, This was in no way an exhaustive list, but I hope you find it useful. Would you like to have some recipes including these ingredients?

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