Friday, August 14, 2009

"Ayurveda can effectively counter Swine Flu": Sri Sri

"Ayurveda can effectively counter Swine Flu": Sri Sri
Urging people not to panic, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder
of the Art of Living said in a press release, “India has a wealth of
knowledge from Ayurveda to counter swine flu”.
Elaborating on this, Dr. Manikantan and Dr. Nisha Manikantan, senior
ayurvedic doctors at Sri Sri Ayurveda centre said, “Swine flu invades
the body because of a breakdown in immunity. And Ayurveda offers
simple & effective remedies to boost immunity & build resistance. Tea
made from Laxmi Taru (botanical name: Simarouba)leaves, Tulsi, Amla
and Amrut (Giloy) acts as an immunity enhancer. Alternatively &
additionally, Ginger and Turmeric (haldi) powder mixed with either
lime juice or honey can also be taken twice a day.”
“To counter air-borne swine flu viruses, Sambarani dhoop (loban stems)
should be burnt in the house twice a day. Sambarani is a very potent
atmospheric sterilser”, the doctors added.
Sri Sri also said, “In addition, our mind also plays an important role
in our immunity. Whenever we panic and have fear, our immunity level
goes down. Practices like
pranayama and meditation play a vital role in reducing panic / fear
and keeping ourselves calm. Independent studies conducted at the All
India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (AIIMS) and National
Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru (NIMHANS)
have empirically proved that practices such as pranayama and
meditation boosts immunity at least three-fold. If we can integrate
these practices in our daily lives along with the simple Ayurvedic
remedies, we can effectively counter swine flu”.
Dr. Manikantan & Dr. Nisha Manikantan from Sri Sri Ayurveda can be
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