Ayurveda Concept of Immunity and Biological Factors Associated with Immunity
The term immunity stands for the power which protects from the diseases, the immune system acts as defense mechanism against many common diseases including infections. The Ayurveda described term Vyadhikshamatva for inherent defense mechanism. There are many drugs especially Rasayana herbs which improves immunity, Bala and Agni. Vyadhikshamatva varies person to person depending upon their Prakriti therefore some person possess good immunity while others deprived the same. The other factors such as diet, environmental factor, genetic predisposition, mental status and life style, etc. also affect Vyadhiksamatwa of individual. Bala and Ojas also associated with inherent immunity, Ojas or Bala helps to prevents manifestations of common infections thus restore normal health status. Ayurveda ways of daily regimen, balanced diet and Yoga can help to improves Vyadhikshamatva. Natural drugs like Guduchi, Ginger, Tulsi, Turmeric and Amalaki, etc. are well known for their immune boosting effects. Present article explores Ayurveda concept of immunity.
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