We have heard that in our culture there are many ways to boost immunity with the local resources available at home. Could you shed more light on building resistance using home remedies?”
Well, building up immunity is not going to happen overnight. This we must know. Generally, I believe, for variety of reasons,looking at the lifestyles, looking at the food patterns… I think… this must be checked, this must be medically checked. I think, Southern Indian people are having better immune system than a whole lot of other people in the world, simply because of the food patterns and the practices and the weather and various other aspects. You must understand in a tropical climate there are more life forms than anywhere else.
Including microorganisms, the number and the variety of them is very, very high. So living in this land itself, the system becomes more resilient, because we are exposed to these things all the time.That is one aspect. Another thing is food, another thing is lifestyles, all the seaspects are there, being farming communities largely, most of us, if not in this generation, in the previous generation we’ve all come from farming communities. So people lived on the land, that itself gave the menormous strength. In most other parts of the world over eighty percent of the population moved away from farming probably hundred years ago. In India, we’ve just moved away from the land only in the last twenty-five, thirty years ago. This benefit is still there with us. It will not stay with us if you’re continuing… if everybody starts living in high-rise apartments without being in contact with the ground and start living like lab-rats protected from everything.
Well our immunity also will go down but Ithink we still have this advantage. But right now, “What can I do to boost my immunity?”As I said it’s not a overnight solution, but in a period of time you can do this. Well, let metalk about very common things available. One thing is, I must say this, you know, we are sacredash people. We are always ash-smeared one way or the other. There are different types of ashes if you know how to use it, I can’t go about giving you instructions of this over the…(Laughs) on the web. But if you learn to use it properly, it helps. Neem is available almost right across the country, except in the mountainous places, daily consumption of neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now they’re making what is called as nano-turmeric,where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric, which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you… if you soak gooseberry or the Amla or th eNallikai in honey overnight, along with some broken pepper, black pepper, or green pepper;green pepper for…
I am saying for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chili. We mean to say raw pepper, the pepper corn when it’s raw which you might not have seen in most parts of the world, here it’s common for us, it’s available. So soak it in honey and everyday about threes poons three times a day, it works best… All these things work best when you’re onan empty stomach that’s the first thing that you take. If you do these things, you can see a significant increase in your immune system, I would say in four to eight weeks, one can see significant betterment of one’s immune system. There are yogic practices which are hard to teach, but right now just doing a chant and doing Isha Kriya, this will also enhance your immune system. Let this be very clear that this is not treatment for Corona virus, nor is it a prevention.
“I did my chant, so I go and do irresponsible things.” It’s not going to work like that. These are things you do over a period of time and strengthen your system, that the next virus that comes you may be in a little better place to handle, that is if you’re there (Laughter). Yes, don’t take this lightly. Do not take this lightly.Right now, it is a challenge for every one of us to stay alive through this period; that’s what it means. Do not think it’s some remote thing that happens to somebody else in China or Italy. Right now if we stay through… if you stayalive through these six to eight months, that means we have handled this responsibly.
If everyone of us stay alive, that means we are good. We have lived consciously and responsibly that’s what it means. This is what unfortunately the governments have to enforce by force, because a whole lot people don’t seem to realize that this is necessary,and they think… they think this is some fiction. This is not fiction. This is an imminent danger that we need to handle properly.