Immunity refers to the body’s ability to prevent and fight the invasion of pathogens. Pathogens are foreign disease-causing substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and people are exposed to them every day. Antigens are attached to the surface of pathogens and stimulate an immune response in the body. An immune response is the body’s defence system to fight against antigens and protect the body.There are several types of immunity, including innate immunity, passive immunity, and acquired/active immunity. Innate immunity -
is general protection that a person is born with, including physical barriers (skin, body hair), defence mechanisms (saliva, gastric acid), and general immune responses (inflammation). This type of immunity is considered non-specific. Although the immune system does not know exactly what kind of antigen is invading the body, it can respond quickly to defend against any pathogen. Passive immunity -
is the body’s capacity to resist pathogens by “borrowing” antibodies. For example, antibodies can be transferred to a baby from a mother’s breast milk, or through blood products containing antibodies such as immunoglobulin that can be transfused from one person to another. The most common form of passive immunity is that which an infant receives from its mother. Antibodies are transported across the placenta during the last one to two months of pregnancy. As a result, a full-term infant will have the same antibodies as its mother. These antibodies will protect the infant from certain diseases for up to a year, and act to defend against specific antigens. Although beneficial, passive immunity is temporary until the antibodies are gone (wane), since the body has not produced the antibodies. Acquired (adaptive) immunity -
is a type of immunity that develops from immunological memory. The body is exposed to a specific antigen (which is attached to a pathogen) and develops antibodies to that specific antigen. The next time said antigen invades; the body has a memory of the specific antigen and already has antibodies to fight it off. Acquired immunity can occur from exposure to an infection, wherein a person gets a disease and develops immunity as a result. Acquired immunity also occurs from vaccination wherein the vaccine mimics a particular disease, causing an immune response in the vaccinated individual without getting them ill.
Lifestyle improvements Low Stress:
Living under constant stress, even low-grade, that continues day in and out, causes the body to produce too much cortisol, the stress hormone. Over time, elevated cortisol lowers your resistance to fighting off infection and contributes to poor sleep and higher blood pressure. Protect yourself from stress and bolster your immune system with a satisfied lifestyle. Sleep:
you need seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night to fight off infection. Try to sleep on same time every night, with satisfied mind. Avoid coffee, spicy, oily heavy food at dinner. Meditation:
Even five minutes a day of guided meditation, or simply sitting quietly and focusing on your breath, can make a difference. Meditation lowers your heart rate and blood pressure and reduces anxiety. Plus, it’s calming. So it’s not surprising that it also helps you sleep. Exercise:
“Exercise increases your resilience so you can fight off infection,” Ideally 30 minutes brisk walkOR doing a mixture of cardio and strength training is good. Attitude is everything:
A positive mindset is vital for health and well-being. Research shows that positive thoughts reduce stress and inflammation and increase resilience to infection — while negative emotions can make you more susceptible to the common cold and flu.
Q. What are Herbal powders?
The useful part of Herbs or medicinal plant is selected, dried, powdered & sieved to 40 or 60 mesh. They can be easily stored and transported.
Q. How effective are Herbal Powders?
They are very effective and fast acting if taken as recommended for particular illness and in correct dosage, as suggested by health practitioner. The result may be seen within 5-7 days.
Q. What is the Shelf life of Herbal Powders?
Generally dried powdered herbs if stored properly never get spoiled or damaged. They may be less effective after 5 years of manufacturing.
Q. What are the importance of Herbal medicines?
Herbal medicines are derived from Natural, Pure Herbs with Natural origin. They work as per their content of natural, pure Bio-active substances (Glucosides), which are not chemicals and not artificially induced! Hence no side-effects of Herbal Medicines, if taken in recommended dosage and for specific illness, Like – Guduchi Powder very good for Immunity.
Q. Can you make tea from powdered herbs?
Teas can be made by pouring 1 cup of boiling water over 1–2 teaspoons of dried herbs. Cover and let tea steep for 5 minutes or so (roots and bark take longer). Then filter or decant the upper Tea solution and drink.
Q. How you can say, Your Immunity is good?
If your percentage of falling ill is less frequent, even if you fall ill then recover well with help of minimum medicines,ifyour appetite is good, have regular motions and urination.Then you can say thatImmunity is good!
Q. How can judge that your Immunity is not working properly?
If you fall ill now & then, even if you take proper medicines your recovery time is more; in spite of taking nutritious food you feel lethargic, toxic, your rejuvenate power has gone down, there is more degeneration of organs – are the signs that you should go for Immunity Check!
Q. How to Boost your Immunity?
Eat freshly cooked food, avoid stress, anxiety, sleep properly – at right time daily, do exercises regularly, practice some type of meditation (by keeping some time to yourself – for detox), have positive attitude, avoid unnecessary arguments.
Q. Herbs good for Healthy Immunity?
Tinospora, Turmeric, Holy basil, Neem, Maidenhair fern, Indian Gooseberry