Suggest ayurvedic treatments to boost immunity
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Are there any generic ayurvedic treatments that can be done to improve immunity and general well being.
Posted Thu, 23 Jan 2014 in Ayurveda
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 22 hours later
Brief Answer: Immunomodulation & Immunomodulators Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concerns and following points are for your kind consideration(s) 1. Anything you do, go low and go slow and make changes gradually, as your small changes become habit, you can continue to ADD more healthy choices. 2. Eat a variety of nutrient rich food but which have some added advantage like: Cabbage (cholesterol lowering benefits), carrot (helps in liver detoxification), cauliflower (ideal against abdominal problems), dates (खर्जूर )-(best for muscle development), onions ( contains flavinoids which protect against cardiovascular disease), garlic ( has broad spectrum antibiotic properties) i. Daily regime (दिनचर्या):Don’t skip breakfast;Take your lunch between 12 -1 PM which is the peak period of Pitta (responsible for digestion); have your dinner 2 hours before sleeping. ii. Make sure you do not travel long, do strenuous exercise, or indulge in sexual activities within one hour after meal iii. Proper sleep with proper diet is the key to healthy living in Ayurveda. iv. Avoid smoking,alcohol,caffeine,eating late at night,stress,drink water instead of colas v. Practice Yoga, Meditation and go for an exercise regime.. vi. Walk a while after meal to help digestion vii. Remember good food leads to noble thoughts with sound memory helping in mental health and social well being IMMUNOMODULATION (Immunity) Rasayana drugs (Rejuvenation/Immunomodulators) should be instituted in your management as part of XXXXXXX (palliative) therapy i.e. which corrects the dysfunction of tissues without disturbing the functions of normal tissues, also Rasayana drugs potentiates humoral antibodies, by increasing serum Immunoglobulin’s such as IgA,IgG and IgM. i.Proteins are essential for antibodies production so milk, egg (white), beans,yogurt,soyamilk,pumpkin,squash,watermelon,peanuts,almonds, if non-vegetarian (meat) are choices ii.Vitamin A: helps to maintain Thymus gland which is a powerful antiviral gland : thus mango,carrots,cantaloupe (विलायती खरबूजा),egg yolk, apricots, pumpkin, papaya, are ideal iii. Vitamin C: is needed for proper functioning of immune system: amla (आमला ) is best iv.Vitamin E: is a powerful anti oxidant which helps to stimulate antibody production: peanuts, dried apricots, cooked spinach (शलगम) taro root (अरबी) can be taken v.Vitamin B is important for the activity of phagocytes: eggs, cheese, pistachio, raw garlic, sunflower and sesame oil. vi.Ashwagandha,Mandukparni,Shatavari,Trikatu,Vacha,Guduchi,are best Immunomdulators, while: a. Amalaki-Immunity-Tulsi[ORGANIC INDIA] b. AS-4-CHYAWANPRASH [PRAVEK] c. Immuwin-Prolife [BalVedics] d. JENAID-A-B [Jainam] e. Septilin [Himalya] are the prescription drugs, you can consult with an Ayurveda Physician there about the same. Please revert back with your concerns Dr.Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika