Ayurveda defines strong immunity as a result of good digestion, strong Agni (digestive fire), good liver functioning and a balanced endocrine system. There are many natural foods available that help enhance your immunity.
According to Ayurveda, you can add the following foods to your diet to boost your immune system:
Amla (Indian gooseberry)
Amla has more Vitamin C than in Acai or oranges and has rich anti-oxidant properties that help protect our blood cells from oxidative stress and enhance immune cell function. The Vitamin C in Amla thus helps prevent as well as recover from different types of infections, like common cold. Amla suits every body type and is easy to digest.
Dates are the “fruit of kings.” It helps build Ojus (vitality) and strengthen the tissue systems of the body. The fruit is rich in immunity-boosting elements, such as magnesium, copper, selenium antioxidant, etc. that are necessary for immune response.
Ghee (clarified butter)
Ghee benefits the Sapta Dhatus (7 tissue systems) of the body and is rich in antioxidants. Ghee has both gut-health-boosting and detoxification properties that are great for the immune system.
Dry ginger is rich in antioxidants. It helps build immunity and reduce inflammation. It is also great for the digestive system.
Black raisins improve blood quality and have the potential to reduce the inflammatory response. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals that help boost the immune system and recover from infections.