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Our understanding of the immune system has come a long way in the last century. Not until the late 1800s did the medical and scientific communities finally accept germ theory as scientifically valid. Today we know much more about how the immune system fights off harmful pathogens like bacteria and viruses. We also know more about how microorganisms and environmental toxins can compromise immune health.

What Is the Immune System?

The immune system is made up of cells and tissues that attack germs (like viruses) and other invaders (like parasitic worms) to keep us healthy. It’s made of five main parts: white blood cells, the tonsils and thymus, the lymphatic system, bone marrow, and the spleen.

Our immune system quite literally keeps us alive. It not only attacks invaders, it also clears dead and damaged cells from the body. When the immune system isn’t functioning well, we can suffer from a range of health problems, from recurring colds and flus, to psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Ayurveda and Immune Health

Rather than masking symptoms, ayurvedic medicine teaches you how to build a healthy immune system naturally. According to Ayurvedic principles, strong immunity is related to:

  • Good metabolic digestion, called agni; agni is also necessary for optimal liver function and a balanced endocrine (hormone) system.
  • Vitality, called ojas; ojas is sometimes described as a golden yellow liquid that circulates through the heart and body.

Tending to agni helps protect ojas. A diet of healthy, whole foods that is low in refined sugars, processed foods, and stimulants such as fennel, clove, and black pepper can help protect agni. Eating mindfully, minimizing stress, getting enough sleep, and a life supporting daily routine are also important.

Ayurvedic Herbs for Immunity

Herbs have been used to boost and protect the immune system for thousands of years. Traditional healers have known for ages what science is now proving—that many plants have healing properties. Athreya Herbs carries a variety of herbs to boost the immune system, including andrographis, ginger, turmeric, and blended supplement formulas.

Athreya’s Commitment to Quality, Safety, and Fair Trade

Athreya Herbs offers high-quality Ayurvedic herbs, oils, and supplements. We’re committed to acquiring ingredients directly from farmers who use fair trade practices and who profit through socially responsible economics. We prioritize safety, quality, efficacy, and consistency in all our products, and we’re committed to integrity and transparency in our trading.


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