What is important to know about immunity? The direction dedicated to strengthening the body’s defenses in Ayurveda is called Vyaadhiksamatva (vyaadhi – “disease”, ksamatva – “resistance”).
The concept of immunity (dkhatusamya) includes 3 components: digestive fire (agni), food and tissue formation. The quintessence of tissue homeostasis is Ojas, the vital energy that permeates all cells. Namely Ojas that forms the body’s resistance to diseases. Ojas is drain by factors that also negatively affect internal organs functioning: stress, malnutrition, violation of day and sleep regimes. But sometimes taking healthy food and following a day regime is not enough to prevent disease progressing. It is important to pay attention to behavior (moral and immoral), cycles of nature, sensory perceptions, and constitutional features. This in turn determines the nature of diseases: moderate or serious, acute or chronic, easily curable or incurable.
There are 3 types of immunity in ancient Indian medicine:
1) Sakhaya means innate or natural immunity. It is inherited from parents and manifests itself at the chromosomal level. Following the recommendations, you can reduce the appearance of defects.
2) Kalaya means time of day, season, age, place of residence. All this contributes to an increase or decrease in immunity. For example, places with an abundance of reservoirs (Kapkha conditions) help to increase immunity. In addition, the body’s protective reactions are stronger in the early morning, spring, and youth, compared to the evening, summer, and old age.
3) Uktiruta means acquired immunity, that is, adherence to certain regulations.
How to strengthen the body’s defenses
Rasayana means rejuvenation of the body, through which there is a physical and mental liberation from diseases. In practice, this consists in carrying out special drinking procedures and taking rasayan medicines.
Vyayama means performing yoga exercises. Asan complex is selected according to the somatotype. Daily performing exercises improves digestion by 50%, increases tissue metabolism, and thus increases the immune system.
Satmya means availability. Taking of useful substances, rejection of harmful ones. These are certain herbs, foods, healthy habits, etc. Great help in strengthening the immune system is provided by correctly selected dietary supplements.
The philosophical concept of Ayurveda that a person is an inseparable part and a copy of the Universe is reflected in practical medical techniques. In particular, in herbal medicine (phytotherapy). Plants are suppliers of substances, the lack or overage of which affects the immune processes in the body.
Having experience in the production of Ayurvedic herbal medicines for the treatment of various diseases in the clinic, we decided to create phytoformulas for use at home. So there were 14 of dietary supplements released by Calendula Pharma Co company.
Immunforce is one of the most popular and indispensable tools. It is recommended for both adults and children, especially during periods of viruses and epidemics.
Immunity includes a number of processes that occur at the level of the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, in the intestine, hollow organs, blood, and bone marrow. Therefore, when developing the phytoformula, the task was to combine herbs that would gently stimulate the immune system without causing it to become hyperactive (since hyperactivity leads to inflammation).
12 plants with antibacterial, antiviral, and immunoprotective properties were selected: for example, common licorice, ginseng, carnation, turmeric, fenugreek, horseradish extract. The heart of the composition consists of essential Ayurvedic myrobalans trio: amla, bibkhitaki and kharitaki, which are powerful antioxidants and immune system stimulants. Each of these fruits has a wide range of effects on the body. Amla (Indian gooseberry) on the content of vitamin C exceeds that of all plants.