Alternative Remedies and Natural Products for Cancer Therapy: An Integrative Approach

The Traditional Immune Boosting Recipes

Author(s): Rokeya Sultana * .

Pp: 28-48 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815124699123010006

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The immune system is amazingly complicated and vital for our survival. Several different systems and cell types of our body work effortlessly in ideal synchrony throughout the body to fight off pathogens and clear up dead cells. Our immune systems perform an implausible job by putting up a wall that can safeguard the disease-causing microorganisms. Our immune system requires equilibrium to function smoothly, so a person must eat and drink healthy balanced foods for getting energy and nutrients. The immunity related diseases may occur due to several factors such as seasonal change, environment factors, virus attacks, and simple stress. To combat these, we need to consume immunity-boosting foods and nutrients rich in antioxidants like Alium sativum, Alium cepa, Citrus limon, Withania somnifera,Moringa oleifera, Curcuma longa, etc., which can build up the immunity. The traditional system of medicine like Ayurveda and Siddha system of medicine quoted several traditional immune-boosting recipes like Maha- sudharshnachoornam, Talisadichoornam, Dhanavantam, Gulika-churnam, sitophaladichoornam, etc. Several times it is proven that lifestyle and dietary changes can result in a better immune system. A healthy lifestyle includes consuming foods which help in boosting immunity. In addition to keeping a balanced diet in our daily life, there is a necessity for traditional immunityboosting agents simultaneously. Traditional immunity-boosting agents are usually rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and other minerals and the requisite nutrients for maintaining equilibrium in the immune system. In this chapter, detailed information about Traditional immunity-boosting agents will be discussed.

Keywords: Alium sativum, Alium cepa, Antioxidants, Citrus limon, Curcuma longa, Disease-causing, Dhanavantam, Environment factors, Gulika-churnam, Healthy lifestyle, Immune system, Immunity, Immunity-boosting agents, Microorganisms, Moringa oleifera, Maha- sudharshnachoornam, Pathogens, Seasonal change, Safeguard, Simple stress, Sitophaladichoornam, Traditional, Talisadichoornam, Vitamins, Virus attacks, Withania somnifera.

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