Usually, when summer makes way for monsoons, our kitchen and pantry get an ingredient upgrade. This year, however, with the Global Pandemic in the air we have already been stocking up on some of these time-tested, go-to herbs.
Allow us to reiterate the importance of these ingredients and immunity staples, especially with the season change.
Here are 6 ingredients and herbs that can keep you protected and healthy.
Always a hero with the most prominent flavour in any dish, Ginger is a commonly known ingredient to keep your immunity high in any season. It improves the body's digestion ability which in turn will keep you energetic. Besides, ginger improves assimilation and transportation of nutrients to the body's tissues, much needed to keep cold and flu away.
The best way to have it:
- Add slices of ginger in boiling water along with pepper and turmeric.
A good, old fashioned ingredient that’s sure to make any dish lip-smacking, Garlic keeps more than evil forces and vampires away. Garlic boosts metabolism and has antioxidant properties that help towards building your natural body’s immunity.
The best way to consume it:
- Use it in everyday dals and curries. Use garlic to flavor sauces and warm soups.
One of the reasons why turmeric is so freely sprinkled in all Indian dishes is because it holds the power of boosting one's immune system. Curcumin, the component within turmeric which is responsible for its miracle powers, has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
You can also have Sri Sri Tattva Turmeric Plus - a powerful combination of Turmeric and Black Pepper. Black Pepper is excellent for respiratory disorders and is a strong digestive. The major component of black pepper is Piperine. When it blends in with curcumin in Turmeric, it helps to increase the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000 folds!! Thus helping the body to absorb it and benefit in the best manner.
- Rock Salt
Rock salt should be used in your cooking during monsoon season because it increases the pitta (fire) element of your body, which means it boosts digestion, which is usually low during monsoon season.
Salt is a must for every meal or snack, and it is time to switch to a healthier version. Unrefined and 100% Natural, you could add Sri Sri Tattva Rock Salt as an ideal essential in your daily meals. Packed with the ultimate mineral-rich seasoning, Rock Salt helps better absorption of nutrients.
- Red Rice
This variety of rice is antioxidant rich, so it will keep your immunity in check. It is also a good source of B6 and iron which aid bone health, especially if you experience stiffness in muscles owing to a cool climate.
Red rice is a variety of rice that is colored red by its anthocyanin content. It is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has a higher nutritional value.
You can include Sri Sri Tattva Red Rice in your daily diet this monsoon and stock up on health and wellness.
The best way to have it :
- Turn it into a rice porridge with some coconut milk and cinnamon.
- Immunity Herbs
From Amla to Tulsi to Giloy—here is Sri Sri Tattva’s guide on how to improve your immunity to help fight off infections.
Dr Ravi, senior Ayurveda Practitioner with Sri Sri Tattva, gives you a lowdown on the right antidotes to combat and prevent the onslaught of various infections and help build immunity.He says you can improve your Immunity naturally and build it consistently. One of the ways to do it is also to have herb supplements.
Sri Sri Tattva Immunity Building Range contains five easy-to-use products that help you boost your immune system and bring holistic health. With 5 products - Shakti Drops, Tulasi Arka, Chyawanprash, Amruth and Turmeric plus, the kit makes for an effective combination that empowers your body and helps you fight illnesses.