The deadly virus which has turned the whole world upside down is back again with its second wave in Pakistan. Again, the number of cases is multiplying rapidly and there’s panic everywhere. We cannot get rid of the virus purely till the vaccine is discovered and until then we need to take the precautions to keep ourselves safe from the virus. With all the basic precautions to keep ourselves clean and protected,
we can also use some effective desi products which are not the cure but the protection from the virus. These products will boost up your immune system and the body’s defence mechanism will act up effectively and immediately in case of exposure to the virus. So let’s find out what are these products and how can they help you.
1. Tulsi leaves/ holy basil:
Tulsi leaves are the most popular herb used in Asia as an immune booster or preventive herb against cold, flu, or any viral infections. It contains anti-oxidant properties and cleans up the respiratory passage preventing it from infections. It also contains micronutrients that help your immune system by protecting it from damage.
Garlic has been used for meditative purposes for many years. It has been a common cure I desi households against cold, flu, and cough. But it is also an effective immune booster. It has anti-inflammatory antiviral elements and prevents viral infections and boosts immunity. It is more effective when taken with a spoonful of honey.
3. Citrus fruits:
Citrus fruits such as strawberries, oranges, guava, papaya are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C improves the immune system and helps in strengthening it. It stimulates antibodies that fight against bacteria and viruses and plays a major role in preventing us from the coronavirus. And its deficiency makes the person more exposable to the virus.
4. Ginger and turmeric:
Ginger is another natural ingredient that helps boost up the immune system. It contains anti-inflammatory properties that remove toxins from the respiratory tract. it can be used in a tea or can be taken with a spoonful of honey. Turmeric on the other hand is a common spice that also has antioxidant properties. It contains compound curcumin which can heal infections and wounds. It can be taken with milk as in most of the households or can be used in curry.
5. Coconut oil:
Yes, you heard it right! Coconut oil contains lauric acid and caprylic acid which has antimicrobial properties that prevent you from the coronavirus. It also helps activate the anti-inflammatory the response of the body. You can intake a teaspoon of coconut oil or use it in soups or dishes. You should use extra virgin coconut oil and not the refined oil.
6. Fenugreek (methi dana):
Fenugreek is a popular herb and everyone’s favourite vegetable in Asia. It is an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. It breaks down mucus when it is too much built up in the lungs and provides ground for germs. Breaking mucus cleans your lungs and keeps it healthy. It is proven useful in the relief of colds, influenza, asthma, and sore throat. So these were some of the basic products which are easily available in every kitchen and you can use it in your diet daily or in any other form. The amount of intake depends upon the body’s metabolism. It’s better to study before intake, according to your body needs