The Weak immunity cannot prevent disease-causing germs from entering the body and during season changes. According to Ayurveda, is influenced by the person’s Ojas, which is produced when the body receives the best nutrition, and it is disease-free. So, by enhancing Ojas, you give your child better protection against the germs.
Change of seasons makes us very vulnerable to diseases, and since children and seniors are more at risk of diseases, it becomes even more necessary to enhance their immunity and protect their Ojas.
7 Tips to Protect Your Children against Seasonal Allergies
1. Tulsi Water
Put 5-6 leaves of Tulsi with clean water and bring it to a boil.
Let it cool and then strain the leaves out.
Give your child this water to drink.
Tulsi has antibiotic and germicidal properties and is helpful in keeping disease causing germs under control and improves immunity.
For coughs, nasal congestion and respiratory disorders Tulsi works very well. Tulsi infused water is also good for the eyes.
2. Ginger & Turmeric
Ginger and Turmeric contains important bioactive compounds that are useful in boosting immunity.
Heat a glass of milk in a saucepan, when it starts steaming add one teaspoon turmeric and a pinch of dried ginger powder to it and keep stirring until it mixes well.
Strain it to remove lumps of undissolved turmeric and ginger and pour it out in the glass. Give your child a glass every day.
3. Immunity Boosting Diet
To keep Ojas at an optimal level, Agni must be strong.
Agni – The digestive fire which is the Ayurvedic equivalent of digestion and metabolism influences Ojas.
Hence, choose foods that are easy to digest, light and have the intelligence of nature in it.
Such foods convert into Ojas very easily. Paneer, milk, whole grains, pulses, fresh fruits are some good example of Ojas enhancing foods.
4. Stress Busters
Stress causes the body to respond with the release of stress hormones which decrease immunity.
A child can be affected by stress too.
It is an often ignored aspect in children, but some children are under stress.
To deal with that, support your child, encourage them to speak about their troubles.
Spend time doing interesting things with your child.
Practicing deep breathing for 10 Minutes every morning will relieve stress and enhance the child immunity.
5. Massage with Sesame Oil
Sesame oil is helpful in balancing Pitta Dosha, which improves digestion.
It is beneficial in increasing strength, skin health, intelligence and power of digestion.
6. Exercise and Good Sleep
Regular exercise promotes good health, improves digestion and flushes toxins from the body.
All of which have a combined effect on strengthening immunity and Ojas.
Sleep deprivation has been proven to weaken immunity.
Mobile phones, TVs and computers emit a blue light which tells the brain that it is not the time to sleep.
This messes with the natural sleep cycle and also weakens eyesight. Remove distractions during sleep.
7. Immunity Enhancing Spices
Mild spices add flavor to food and assist the digestive power of the body by breaking down the food in making the nutrients more easily available to the body.
Also, these do not interfere or damage the food’s natural intelligence or nutritional properties.
Ayurveda suggests adding spices like turmeric, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon and cardamom in food.
Fenugreek is a common spice used in Indian cooking and can be useful in treating allergies such as sinus allergies and the common cold.
Ayurveda suggests the special herbs that have immunity-boosting action and prevent allergies during season change. Ayurvedic medicine is very effective since it is customized according to each patient. Talk to Ayurvedic Doctor of Child Care Therapist to discuss your child’s health and what you can do to keep their immunity strong.