Coronavirus: Modi advocates AYUSH ministry advisory for immunity boosting

New Delhi: While announcing continuing measures against Coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhorted Indian citizens to follow advisories of the Ministry of AYUSH in boosting immunity.

The AYUSH Ministry soon took to social media and highlighted the self-care guidelines, based on Ayurvedic principles, that can be practiced at home.

For boosting immunity, one should take herbal decoction made from tulsi, cinnamon, black pepper, dry ginger and raisin once or twice a day, the advisory read. It also advised intake of Chyavanprash (diabetic patients should take sugar-free Chyavanprash) in the morning and Golden Milk once or twice in a day (turmeric powder mixed hot milk).

The simple ayurvedic procedures recommended include Nasal application and Oil Pulling therapy using sesame or coconut oil. If one suffers from dry cough or sore throat, he or she should take steam inhalation prepared with fresh mint leaves or caraway seeds. Similarly clove powder mixed with natural sugar/honey can be taken two to three times a day incase of cough or throat irritation.

The general measures include drinking warm water throughout the day, daily practice of yogasana, pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes and use of spices such as turmeric, cumin, coriander and garlic in cooking.

Meanwhile, the ministry announced on Twitter that it will conduct online courses on dietetics, nutrition and immunity through Ayurveda, from April 20.

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