Immunity Boosters In Ayurveda

Including some immunity boosters to your diet at this time of crisis when the world is prone to COVID-19 is significant. People who usually possess lower immunity such as old people, children below the age of 6 and those who have pre-health conditions are more vulnerable to getting infected.

Ayurvedic herbal immunity boosters help your body to fight invaders. Here are some of the herbs that can boost your immunity.

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a most important ayurvedic herb that is known for its longevity and vitality. It has many benefits out if which some are:

  • modulating and boosting the immune system
  • It increases the WBCs – the pathogen fighters
  • Reduces the ill effects of anti-cancer drugs on the immune system.

Hence, it is used to treat various health conditions in Ayurveda.

2. Garlic

It is used as an immune booster in Ayurveda for thousands of years for the following reasons:

  • It is an antiseptic and anti-fungal herb that possesses nutritive properties
  • Powerful antioxidant that prevents bacterial and viral infections.
  • Anti-bacterial as it contains allicin that kills the viruses and bacteria.

It is a good medicine against cold and cough without any side effects.


Ayurveda praises ginger for its immune-boosting benefits. It has the following potential benefits:

  • Prevents nausea
  • Soothes upset stomach
  • Breaks down the toxins accumulated in the body.


Turmeric is considered a good immunity booster because of its immunomodulating capacity.  Add a pinch of turmeric to your diet to give a little boost to your immune system as it is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Amla (Indian gooseberry)

Amla is an antioxidant and is also enriched with essential micronutrients. Consider sipping on amla juice for goodness daily as it detoxifies  and revvs up your immunity level.

Organic honey

Pure honey has prebiotic qualities, which enhance and facilitate gut immunity. Choose organic honey free from any kind of processing instead of sugar.

Tulsi ( Holy Basil leaves)

Tulsi leaves increase the count of the T helper cells and natural killer cells in the body, boosting the immune system. It fights against almost all infections and act as an immunity booster by keeping diseases at bay.

Essential oils

Essential oils such as eucalyptus, cardamom, rosemary, cinnamon, cedar, pine, juniper are great immune boosters that eradicate pathogen easily due to the following properties:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-inflammatory, and
  • Antiseptic


The polyherbal preparation comprises three ingredients. The ingredients are all fruits, and they’re all native to India: bibhitaki, amalaki, and haritaki is an Ayurvedic immune booster as it is rich in anti-oxidants, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral abilities. Hence, it’s prescribed by Ayurvedic practitioners for a wide variety of ailments.


It is a paste made of herbs like Bilya, Gokshura, Yashtimadhu, Amla, Brahmi and Pippali and honey and ghee. It helps in the following:

  • Fighting against pathogens
  • Improves digestion
  • The antioxidants increase your internal immunity
  • Purification of blood

It acts as a very good immune booster when taken in the right quantities.


These are some of the Ayurvedic immune boosters that help you to stay strong during the course of this pandemic.

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