IMMUNITY – AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
Most discussable and most common topic today is Vyadhikshamatva (Immunity) due to past SAR COV-2 situation. Major curse on our earth is pandemic situation has become a major headache for every government and every agency. To face this situation and to avoid future we have to work on our Vyadhikshamatva (Immunity). According to Ayurveda, the power of body which decreases the harmful effects of the disease and stops the origin of the disease is known as Vyadhikshamatva (Immunity).
Vyadhikshamatva is a broad concept comprising the whole modern understanding of immunology and giving attention to the prevention and progression of diseases in human body.
Ayurveda is the science of life and its main aim is to maintain healthy status of healthy living being, i.e., prevention of disease and treatment of disease. To fulfil these purposes, Ayurveda has mentioned various fundamental principle in reference of Sharira Rachana, Sharira Kriya, Chikitsa, etc. the natural inherent strength or power of the body which is responsible for the health is termed as Bala. Bala depends upon the health status of Dhatu, Prakriti, Desha, Kala and concept of Ojas is one among them. According to the concept of Ojas or Vyadhikshamatva or Bala (immunity), the body’s resistance is of tremendous importance in the daily life of living beings not only for disease prevention but also for rapid recovery after disease. In Ayurveda prevention is an equally important aspect of disease management as cure and thus, strengthening the immune system, is a natural way to help the body fight against the disease-causing pathogens. In Ayurveda Acharyas promoted the use of Rasayana (Rejuvenation) to enhance Ojas and Vyadhikshamatva (immunity). Rasayanas are useful for Promoting Health and rejuvenating agents which by their empirical effects produce resistance against disease both physically and mentally.
KEYWORDS: Vyadhikshamatva, Bala, Ojas, Immunity, Rasayana