With 2020 coming to an end, one thing that we all have learned for sure is that health is our one and only wealth. The Covid-19 pandemic has made us all realise the importance of our health and how it is essential for us to keep our immunity system strong. It is evident that today we live in a time when manufactured medicines and prescriptions have taken the front seat and leading the world of medicine but are they the only approach to healing? Absolutely not! Even though we have all these engineered options at our fingertips, many people still look back to the medicinal plants that started it all. These herbal remedies have the power and ability to heal and boost our immune system and strengthen our body. Here are a few medicinal plants that will help your body stay strong and keep COVID-19 at bay.
Moringa: This herb can ward off many health complications and keep you healthy. The plant is your go-to herb to improve your immunity and keep you strong internally. This herb contains 7 times more Vitamin C than even oranges. Moringa also contains some other vital nutrients that strengthen your cells, muscles, tissues and helps in healing. The plant also contains high amounts of potassium, iron, calcium and amino acids.
Turmeric: Everytime your mother reminded you to have turmeric milk once a week to keep your immunity strong, she was right. Turmeric contains curucumin which is photochemical that can remove toxins from the body and strengthen the immune system to fight germs and bacteria.
Neem: This medicinal plant has been widely used as an immunity booster from ancient times. The herb keeps a human body safe from attacks by harmful pathogens, because of their antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Neem also keeps the body clean and helps in purifying the blood in our body by flushing away toxins and hence increasing immunity.
Tulsi: A wonder herb favoured by Ayurveda, Tulsi can be your primary line of defence against Covid-19. This powerful germicide can effectively locate germs, viruses, and bacteria because of its phytochemicals and antioxidants and destroy them completely. You can chew a few leaves first thing in the morning or add a few drops of water boiled with tulsi in your food.
Ginger: An old age remedy for flu and common cold, ginger is an effective herb against Covid-19. The herb contains gingerol- an antioxidant that can power up your immune system and help kill viruses. The herb is particularly good at killing viruses and preventing respiratory tract infections. You can add ginger to your meal or have it raw.
Ashwagandha: Also an adaptogen, this herb decreases stress levels and makes the body vulnerable to viral infections. Consuming Ashwagandha during this pandemic helps reduce the risk of contracting the Coronavirus infection.
Garlic: Adding garlic to food will protect you from coronavirus by stimulating your immunity. The herb contains allicin- a plant compound that acts as a germicide. This herb not only helps in building a good immunity system but also strengthens the body against any type of virus.