As the news updates on swine flu continue to make headlines in India, it is important that people also know how swine flu is not impossible to cure and, more importantly, how it can be prevented. Ayurveda, being the gift of Lord Dhanvantari, has it all worked out even before the creation of diseases! All present-day diseases are known to Ayurveda by different names. Unfortunately, due to lack of information, people are missing out on many great benefits Ayurveda offers to humankind. The following articles have something to say about swine flu from Ayurvedic point of view.
Ayurveda, the 5000 year old medical science based on natural systems, has some excellent preventive and curative solutions to diseases such as swine flu. The most significant aspect of these measures is that they are entirely based on natural substances and, therefore, totally safe on the human body.
According to Ayurveda, swine flu is placed under a class of diseases called Sannipataj Jvar. Sannipataj Jvar is basically triggered by an aggravation of the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and a loss of Ojas in the body. Low Ojas is lack of immunity at the physical level and absence of mental strength at the mind level. By strengthening the Ojas you can easily prevent diseases like swine flu from attacking you. Here are a few preventive tips:
Chyawanprash: Take 1 teaspoonful of this Ayurvedic tonic twice daily.
Kwatha (Decoction): Take 5 Tulasi (basil) leaves, 4 Kali Mirch (whole black pepper) beads, 3 Laung (clove) buds and 1 teaspoonful of fresh grated Adraka (ginger). Mix them in a glass of water and boil the entire mixture until the quantity of water is halved. Filter and add a teaspoonful of honey. Your Ayurvedic decoction is ready. Take this decoction twice daily.
Herbs: Mix ½ to 1 teaspoonful of Sitopaladi Churna with 1 teaspoonful of honey and have it twice daily.
Havan: Agnihotra or Havan is a nice way of purifying the environment. Use Ayurvedic herbs such as Guggul and Havan Samagri (mixture of herbs). Burn natural incense such as Chandan (sandal), lavender and Kesar (saffron) in order to sterilise your surroundings.
Golden Milk: Add ¼ teaspoonful of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk. Drink it every night.
Avoid: For mental strength, avoid all junk foods and foods that are frozen, deep-fried or extremely sour.
Meditation: For spiritual power, do the Jiva Meditation on a daily basis.
Jivananda: Practice Jivananda lifestyle regimen regularly. (Read full at http://www.jiva.com/ayurveda/about-ayurveda/89.html)
Although it is undoubtedly important to remain alert and guard oneself against swine flu, it is equally important not to panic but take a qualified and experienced doctor’s advice on the same.
According to Ayurveda, flu is caused only when there is lack of immunity in the body. In this ancient science of healing, the concept of immunity is based on the beej-bhumi (seed-land) theory. When the land (body) is fertile (laden with toxins or ama which get accumulated due to improper digestion), all the seeds (viruses) are able to grow easily. In contrast, when the land is infertile, lesser number of seeds germinate. This means, when the human body contains ama, it becomes a fertile breeding ground for different kinds of viruses.
“On the other hand, ojas is the product of a healthy digestive system, which helps the body in resisting infection. Low ojas is lack of immunity at the physical level and absence of mental strength at the mind level. Ayurveda says you can prevent the spread of flu by strengthening the ojas and enhancing your body immunity.
“Swine influenza (also known as Swine Flu) is a respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses that usually infect the respiratory tract of pigs. These viruses have the capacity to mutate, and are therefore easily transmissible among humans. In humans, they cause symptoms such as cough, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhoea, and body aches.
I”n Ayurvedic medicinal system, Swine Flu is referred to as Vata Kaphaj Jwara, which is caused by the aggravation of Vata (Air) and Kapha (Water). It attacks the respiratory system, blocking the air passage channels and leading to associated symptoms like cough, nausea, body aches, etc. (Read full at http://www.jiva.com/ayurveda/about-ayurveda/164.html
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Disclaimer: You are advised to make your own research and contact a qualified doctor before putting in practice the above mentioned informations obtained from the internet.