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5 Ayurvedic remedies to boost immunity during winters

Nov 27, 2022 05:26 PM IST

Winter season is often accompanied by cold, cough and flue. Boost your immunity with these easy and effective Ayurvedic remedies this winter.

As the winter sets in and the temperature goes down, people can have all sorts of issues, such as colds, coughs, flu etc. These are caused due to a weak immune system. It is a result of aggravated Vata and Kapha doshas in the body. With the changing seasons, the strength of the body also changes. A robust immune system will protect you from disease-causing and reduce the risk of developing severe symptoms. Every season calls for a unique regime and diet to deal with the outside environment and temperature. (Also read: 5 easy Ayurvedic recipes to boost immunity, appetite and digestion )

 A robust immune system will protect you from disease-causing and reduce the risk of developing severe symptoms.(Pinterest)
A robust immune system will protect you from disease-causing and reduce the risk of developing severe symptoms.(Pinterest)

In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr. Pradeep Srivastava production head of Krishna's Herbal and Ayurveda, suggested the following top diet recommendations that you must incorporate into your winter diet to boost immunity.

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1. Groundnut

Groundnut, also known as peanuts shield us from many ailments.(pixabay)
Groundnut, also known as peanuts shield us from many ailments.(pixabay)

Groundnut, also known as peanuts, is packed with healthy fats, proteins, and micro-and macronutrients that keep the body warm and shield us from many ailments.

2. Fig and Milk

It will improve your immunity and keep your health under control.(Shutterstock)
It will improve your immunity and keep your health under control.(Shutterstock)

Figs enhance stamina, speed up weight loss, and boost metabolism. In addition, its magical powers help the body stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Every day, boil (two to three) figs in milk and eat them while sipping milk. It will improve your immunity and keep your health under control.

3. Jaggery

Jaggery: It contains both potassium and magnesium with helps in improving immunity.(Pinterest)
Jaggery: It contains both potassium and magnesium with helps in improving immunity.(Pinterest)

Jaggery is loaded with iron and minerals and is considered beneficial for consumption, especially in winter, due to its warming properties. Its regular consumption increases blood flow throughout the body and keeps it warm. Jaggery should only be consumed in limited amounts each day, though, as too much of it might induce loose stools or mouth ulcers.

4. Amla

Amla, loaded with Vitamin C, which is essential in improving immunity.(Unsplash)
Amla, loaded with Vitamin C, which is essential in improving immunity.(Unsplash)

Amla is the best vitamin C source, essential for increasing immunity. It is also beneficial for mental health and is well-known for reversing hair loss and curing skin conditions. So having 1 Amla murabba every day during the winter will be a boon.

5. Chyawanprash

Consume Chyawanprash everyday: Chyawanprash has a host of benefits and is especially beneficial in building immunity.(Pinterest)
Consume Chyawanprash everyday: Chyawanprash has a host of benefits and is especially beneficial in building immunity.(Pinterest)

It is a mixture of 20-40 Ayurvedic ingredients and herbs with excellent immunity-boosting properties. Chyawanprash is also known to improve digestion, purify the blood, prevent seasonal diseases, boost memory etc. So enjoy a teaspoon of chyawanprash after meals and enhance your immunity to multiple levels.

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