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Immunity is the capability of multicellular organisms to resist harmful microorganisms from entering their cells. Immunity involves both specific and nonspecific components. The nonspecific components act as barriers or eliminators of a wide range of pathogens irrespective of their antigenic make-up.
You can be infected by breathing air which consists the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has it, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose, or mouth.
Here are some simple steps to keep any virus away from you :
Drink warm water:
Drinking warm water has several benefits like it calms the central nervous system, it moisturizes your skin, improves circulation, and many more but drinking warm water relieves your body's nasal congestion, drinking hot or warm water on a consistent basis may kill the virus if it is present. But remember to drink lots of water and just make sure it's warm or hot enough as you drink it on a consistent basis for your health and also keep you hydrated. Drinking 5 – 8 glasses of warm/hot water daily is enough to keep your body, skin, and hair hydrated and also get several health benefits
Steam inhalation is one of the most important processes as the heat of the steam may kill the virus so make sure you take steam on a regular basis. If the virus has to get killed in the paranasal Sinuses itself, frequent intake of steam inhalation and drinking hot water is very essential. A temperature of 60 to 70 deg C will be ideal for harming the viruses.
A traditional Aryuvedic and yogic practice commonly called the 'Jalaneeti' which clears the nose and sinus passages through nasal irrigation and is an effective way to prevent the virus enter the body.
Mix salt in warm water pour water in one nostril and flush it out from the other nostril helping you keep the nasal passage clean." Jal Neti is a way to cleanse your sinuses and consequently keep the respiratory tract clear of dirt and toxins
Simha Kriya - A Simple but Powerful Yogic Process to Boost Immunity and Enhance Lung Capacity
This immunity-boosting drink is made with common Indian spices like moti elaichi (you may use green elaichi if you don't have black moti elaichi), kacchi haldi (fresh turmeric), laung (cloves), kali mirch (black peppercorns), tulsi (basil leaves), dal chini (cinnamon), adrak (ginger).
This kadha is very easy to make at home. Peel turmeric and ginger, and crush them in mortal and pestle. Bring the water to boil and add all the spices. Let it boil for 20-30 minutes till you get a nice yellow-colored and aromatic drink. Sweeten it with honey or jaggery (gur) and have it regularly. (credits: food.ndtv.com)
Drinking hot water is very essential( avoid normal water), steam should be taken twice a day (especially people who go out of their house) and it must be inhaled deeply inside your lungs, gargle your throat before bed, keep a light diet and practice the Jala neeti process regularly.
Other simple and very important steps are having healthy and immunity rich foods, maintaining social distancing, wearing mask anytime you step out of the house which is the most important thing as it helps a lot in keeping viruses at bay!
Do not get scared or don't worry too much be immune be healthy and stay home stay safe!
Special Thanks: Dr. Sharad Thube, Yukta Thube