9 Best Ayurvedic Herbs that Helps in Improving Immunity System

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By Dr. Sandeep Benkal

Dr. Sandeep Benkal boasts a comprehensive fifteen-year background as an Ayurvedic doctor, with a particular specialization in skin conditions, arthritis, PCOS, and diabetes management.

BAMS, DND| 15+ Years of Experience

9 Best Ayurvedic Herbs that helps in improving immunity system

 Boost your immunity with these 9 Ayurvedic herbs.

Ayurveda clearly emphasizes on the right diet, yoga, exercise, adequate sleep and consumption of medicinal plants and herbs, in order to improve the immune system in the human body.

Also Read : 8 Indian Golden Herbs for Arthritis

 Here are the nine medicinal herbs that boost your immune system:

  1. Ashwagandha is one of the most important herbs classified as adaptogens in Ayurveda. Adaptogens are the herbs that help the body adapt to stress. It’s not only known as an antidepressant herb but also a powerful immunity and energy booster.
  2. Amrita is a heart-shaped Ayurvedic herb that has been used and advocated in Indian medicine for ages. Amrita means ‘the root of immortality', as it has several health benefits. It’s an excellent immunity booster and treats chronic fever.
  1. Amla is called as ‘Dhatriphal’ meaning a motherly boon. It is also acknowledged as a Rasayan in Ayurveda and balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It helps to improve immunity and prevent infections. The cooling properties of this herb make it useful in treating high blood pressure and acts as memory enhancer. The antioxidants found in this herb protect body from free radicals. 
  1. Black pepperis one of the most commonly used spices in the world. This herb is known for its excellent anti-inflammatory qualities that help in relieving bronchitis, asthma and cough. It is also enriched with antioxidants that promote gut health. 
  1. Garlicis endowed with antiviral and antibacterial properties. The sulfur compounds found in garlic have multiple health benefits. It stimulates the immune system by boosting white blood cells that protect our body from infections. Garlic contains antioxidants that reduce the risk of common brain diseases like Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.
  2. Ginger is known to be the most healthy and delicious herb in the world. It’s anti-inflammatory properties help in reducing risk of osteoarthritis and sore muscles. Gingerol, an active ingredient in Ginger helps to improve immunity and fight against infections.
  1. Mulethiis known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to keep respiratory tract healthy. It’s cooling properties act as an excellent decongestant. It also helps in maintaining a good digestion & immunity in the body. 
  2. Tulsi is also known as “Holy Basil.” Tulsi works as a natural immunity booster and it is also used in treatment of ulcers, gastric & indigestion. This herb combats respiratory ailments, detoxifies the body and helps regulate blood sugar level.
  3. Turmeric is known as Haldi in Hindi and Haridra in Sanskrit. Haldi has antibacterial properties that help fight infections and boost immunity. You can add a pinch of Haldi to lentils and vegetables or drink a cup of turmeric milk before going to bed. Consumption of turmeric in food also lowers the risk of cancer. The warming effect of the herb also relieves the body from cough and cold.

Immunity is crucial for protecting your body against pathogens, and in maintaining overall health. Good immunity enhances the quality of life. It is highly recommended that you boost your immunity through healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep, besides relying on these ancient herbs for boosting your immunity.