Thursday, August 13, 2009

Swine-Flu Prevention - The Ayurveda Way

They say that prevention is better than cure. It becomes even more important in present Swine Flu situation where new viruses like H1N1 are challenging human body. Generally I do not write anything other than astrology on this blog, but seeing the seriousness of present situation, I want to share my experience on this topic.

Ayurveda is not merely about medicine but about the way of living. Ayurveda daily routine and life-style is probably the only method to prevent such diseases. I have noted some of the very important advises that are relevant in case of swine flu and are noted keeping present life style in mind. Here are those, I hope these will be useful -
  • Take Chyawanprash daily. Role of Chyawanprash in improving resistance power is generally well known in India. I myself experimented with it extensively and telling you based on my own experience. I feel that Chyawanprash is nothing less than miracle.
  • Practice Anulom-Vilom Pranayam for minimum 5 minutes a day. This is a yogic method to improve resistance power. Though not directly related to Ayurveda, but pretty useful in present situation.
  • Sleep latest by 11:00 PM and avoid staying up late. A time after 11:00 PM is known as kapha period and body immune system is not that powerful to fight infectious disease after this time.
  • Avoid over exertion.
  • Try to move around the place of work instead of sitting in one place or do some kind of physical work. This will help you to refresh yourself, especially when you feel dull & lethargic. The idea is to avoid exertion, as one can be infected only at a time when body lacks the power.
  • Do not delay or skip your meals, meals should be taken at regular timings and in fixed quantities.
  • Always have fresh food and avoid stale food. Ghee is preferred over oil for food preparation. Ghee has divine healing power and oil can not be a replacement of Ghee. If possible, use Cow Ghee.
  • Daily use of Honey, Ginger (Adarakh) and Basil (Tulasi) helps controlling excessive kapha. This is good for controlling Kapha, but I don't think that it has any significant impact on improving resistance power. I would give priority to Haldi Milk and Chaywawanprash.
  • Take one cup milk with one tea-spoon full of Haldi. This is also good way to increase digestive fire which is required to fight against such diseases. Again I myself have seen miraculous power of this medicine in similar situation and highly recommend it.
  • Avoid refrigerated, microwaved, re-warmed, stale food, etc. Food should be taken immediately after cooking.

These are some simple but very effective suggestions. I strongly advocate them.


  1. great!!! thanks for writing such an important information.

  2. Anonymous11:47 PM

    Dear Pandey ji!

    Please accept my heartiest wishes for posting good articles like this and previous ones. You are, indeed , doing good to fellow country men by posting such articles.

    May God Bless you !

    Pranav Gupta

  3. I believe in the power of karma, the power of efforts. Man is the creator of his own destiny and astral sciences are there to guide him in doing the right karma at the right time

  4. Hey buddy thanks for providing such useful information on this recent hot topic for the whole world.keep it up!chew tulsi leaves in the morning as a possible antidote to swine flu. “The tulasi plant and its leaves are very powerful!

  5. Anonymous11:36 PM

    Dear Punit.
    Chyawanprash is a medicine, not a food. Could you please mention also side effect & contra indications?

  6. Good article, I will follow your suggestions.