Sharing this post by my dear teacher Dr Deepa Apté of Ayurveda Pura, London, to help to boost immunity.

“Over the last few days I have been asked many times for ways of strengthening immunity and immune system in light of the viral spread. Please note what I mention here is from an Ayurvedic point of view to help strength immune system to help prevent any viral illnesses.
200 ml hot/warm water on empty stomach to drink down, first thing in the morning.
Ginger Lemon Zest Tea 3 times daily after meals helps to strengthen the Agni and helps remove Ama from the body.
Chyawanprash 1 teaspoon in hot water at 11am and 4pm which is known for a very good immune boosting effect.
Tulsi 2 capsules 2 times daily which is known as one of the best immune boosting herbs for the respiratory system and respiratory system related flues and fevers including any viral infections.
Neem 1 capsule 3 times daily helps to strengthen the liver and has very good anti-viral, anti-fungal properties.
Turmeric 1 capsule 3 times daily as it has very good blood cleansing, anti-bacterial, anti-viral properties.
Triphala 2 capsule in evening around 9pm to help remove excess toxin through stools.
At least 1 litre of warm water every day.
Soups as often as possible. Warm foods help to improve circulation and remove illness.
Avoid cold dairy and dairy products. No Yoghurt, cold milk, cheese, cream.
Aloe Vera Juice as often as possible as its bitter tastes helps to scrape away excess toxins.
In light of people wanting to protect themselves and strengthen immune system, I hope this will be useful and helpful.”
Remember to breathe! Take time to just “be”, follow the breath, feel it in your heart to bring a sense of peace and calm.

Eat local, fresh, organic, seasonal foods whenever possible – cooked, e.g. stews, soups, warming foods to help boost Agni – digestive fire. Eat the main meal at noon.

Move the body – Yoga, Sun Salutations, to help the body detox and build immunity — and get fresh air if you are able to get outside into nature. Dance around the living room if Yoga is not your thing!

Reach out or call friends, neighbours who may be vulnerable to see if they are ok or just to give support especially if they have self-isolated.

Get involved with your community.

Kindness goes a long way.


Wishing you well, wherever you are,

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