Asking people not to panic, spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday said India has a wealth of knowledge from Ayruveda to counter deadly swine flu which has so far claimed 17 lives in the country.
The spiritual guru said it has been empirically proved by independent researchers at the All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences that practices such as Pranayama and meditation boost immunity at least three-fold.
"If we can integrate these practices in our daily lives along with the simple Ayurvedic remedies, we can quite easily counter swine flu," Ravi Shankar said.
Senior Ayruvedic doctors at the Art of Living Dr Manikantan and Dr Nisha Manikatan said swine flu invades the body because of breakdown in immunity. "Ayurveda offers simple and effective remedies to boost immunity and build resistance," they said.