Time to invoke supernatural powers within yourself.
At this time of lock down and viral atmosphere we all need to have an action plan to fight the Virus.
Let Personal Hygiene (Frequent Hand washing and social distancing) be top priority, then selection of food, creating healthy environment and strengthening our inner self.
- Select super foods, Rich in Antioxidant and Antimicrobial properties. One such food is Rasam.
Rasam is a traditional authentic south Indian dish (gravy) made up of tomato, ginger, garlic, black pepper, turmeric, curry leaves, asaefotida powder, chopped coriander leaves, Salt and Chilli for taste. One can even add pulses as per requirement to it
Many people even drink it as an appetizer drink.
Now lets get into detail of nutrition of this wonder dish.
The distinct combination of Turmeric and Black Pepper, brings out the power of turmeric more effectively.
Turmeric:- Anti-Inflamatory, Antioxidant, Anitimicrobial etc
As we all know, Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, its absorption in body is poor. Thus Black pepper, which has piperine which enhances curcumin absorption many folds. Thus providing maximum nutrition of both Turmeric and Black pepper in the dish.
Refer below link for better understand Turmeric. which in itself is a super-food.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK92752/
Packed with carbohydrates, fiber, calcium, phosphorous, irons and vitamins like vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin E, curry leaves help your heart function better, fights infections and can enliven your hair and skin with vitality. Its aids in weight management , by improving the bodys response to absorption of fat. It also helps in reducing your blood sugar levels by affecting the insulin activity of the body and Also the type and amount of fiber contained within the leaves play a significant role in lowering blood sugar levels. It’s powerful antioxidant properties help women in development post pregnancy
Check out below easy recipe to take curry leaves in a special sweet way.
Apart from including above mentioned items in your diet separately or through Rasam one can include following items as well.
Power of Ayurveda
- Condensed tablet form available for improving immunity and respiratory health. Condensed tablet form are more easy to take than taking Plant part and boiling in water to make concoction. Patanjali is one of the reliable makers of these herbs which use GMP practices in manufacturing. Below pic is suggestive only. (Swasari Pravahi is high in sugar-not recomended for person having diabetics)
2. In India most of the house use Chyawanprash to boost Immunity. It is combination of 40+ Ayurvedic ingredients.
Dabur brand is widely available throughout India and abroad which is trustworthy and high quality, other good brands are of Zu and Kotayakal Kerala.
Person having Diabetes should consider having sugarless Chyawanprash. Others prefering low sugar chyawanprash can buy kotayakal kerala one.
Tulsi green tea with ginger and Honey- to ward off common cold and flu.
And prefer only warm water/ hot water.
Please include Neem leafs
Neem is included in ayurvedic medicine and commonly found in many parts of India and Asia. It is highly potent in antibacterial and antiviral property. Thankfully now a days concentrated leaves are available in tablet forms- Himalaya is a trusted brand apart from Patanjali.
refer this link to know more about neem (utilize this natural resource)
Remember prevention is better than cure.
2. Create Positive environment and a shield of positive energy
By listening to Spiritual songs- specially during this lockdown scenario, let supernatural forces be invoked. Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, we know. These vedic mantras have potential powers which can change your physical environment and mental state.
Following Powerful mantras are beyond my capacity to explain their importance:
- Aditya Hridyam strotam
- Visnu Sahasranamam
- Hanuman chalisa
- Shiv tandav Strotam
Shri Lalita Sahasranamam, Narsimha Kavacham, Skanda shashti Kavacham, Panchamukhi Hanuman Kavach etc.
Among all Shri Lalita Sahasranam, is the mantra to call for the cosmic mother, when child cries mother cant ignore the noise, she comes to see and bless. All these are available in youtube with english meaning.
PDF form of Sri Lalita Sahasranam for reference
3. Indulge in Yoga.
Yoga means union with one self. That is what this lockdown is making us do. Close your eyes and go inside your body. To start with, best one I would suggest is The Surya Namaskar Yoga.
Second go with breathing excercise.
Breathing excercise is what Yoga has mastery .-Pranayam.
4. Believe in your immunity–
Check out how vaccine are developed, there are three methods by which vaccines are developed. All three methods depends on human developed antibody. Thus it is always good that we develop our own immunity stronger that vaccines are not required always. since vaccines may not be ready every time, but a strong immune system has greater chance of defeating incoming pathogen. This can be seen world wide that now a days people have stopped going to doctor unnecessarily, that means all of us have the capacity to monitor our health and take care of even common cold. COVID19 is a different case, apart from this nobody or very less people are going to doctors. though bad for Hospital finance but good for humanity. (I thank all the doctors and support staff of Hospitals for working tirelessly world over, keeping their own safety at stake), but we should be open to see the other side of the coin too.
5. Last but not the least – Sync with Nature.
We being Human should have Humanity, though every one knows what is Humanity, all of us are moving away from this basic structure of Human.
Love and caring for other being is a vital part of humanity, as long as we move away from this basic structure of humanity, Nature will show her displeasure and anger. Humans are to be blamed for many natural calamity like Brazil forest fire, Australia bush fire and now even Covid19 or Novel Corono virus.
Consider being vegetarian. People are using growth simulators in chicks and various antibiotics and inorganic substances to make yield. Please stop making Non Veg Food your favorite as well as your children’s favorite.
You will have less antibiotic and pathogens in your body
We are what we eat, Please eat healthy food without hurting emotional creatures.
Please remember generation after generation we should get stronger not weaker. Feeding on antibody and junk food would make next generation weaker.
In Hindu culture, taking care of the nature is being told since time immemorial. Every person is assigned with an astrological sign. Each astrological sign is having particular plant and animal. Thus it is told to each person to take care of one plant species and one animal. Those who are taking care of this system. Nature takes care of his family and generation.
Share your inputs below.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakshatravana 27 plants associated with individual Nakshatra or Astrological Stars
Some guideline for immunity by Govt. of India under ministry of Ayush as below:
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