Best Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System

Date Posted:17 April 2011 

The Aller-Defense herbal remedy from Maharishi Ayurveda is one of the fastest, simplest ways to step up your body's fight against allergens without any unpleasant side effects. By working to strengthen your immune system and eliminate harmful toxins, Aller-Defense aims to act as a solution to the problem, rather than simply reduce the symptoms. Simply take one or two tablets twice per day to improve digestive function, nourish and purify the liver and prevent toxic reactions. In the long term, this should lead to a stronger immunity and an enhanced ability to resist allergens.

In addition to herbal allergy remedies, Ayurveda promotes a balanced, nutritious diet that includes plenty of anti-allergy spices. It is believed that turmeric, sage, red pepper, cumin and coriander are highly effective in fighting allergens. These particular spices contain certain chemicals, including flavonoids and phenols (such as the compound curcumin, which turmeric has in abundance) that reduce vulnerability to allergies. An easy way of adding more of these spices to your diet is to saute them to make a paste or use them to season vegetables and salads.

Of the three doshas (energies) that make up the human body, Pitta is responsible for the regulation of the body's chemical functions, and Kapha counteracts poor digestion. When the body is attacked by allergens, several different chemicals are released by the body. It is therefore important to stick to a diet that pacifies Pitta and Kapha; the easiest way of doing this is to drink Pitta Tea or season your food with Cooling Spice Mix (Pitta Churna). This is particularly important in the Kapha season—spring—as this is when the flowers burst into bloom and release pollen into the air.

Many conventional treatments for allergies focus only on the symptoms and do nothing to address the underlying problem. Taking steps to strengthen your immune system based on the knowledge that has been passed down from ancient Ayurvedic practitioners is the best way to win the battle against allergens, and hopefully you will soon be welcoming those spring blooms instead of cringing at the sight of them.

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