We know immunity as the ability of body to resist the happening of illness. It is used commonly in relation with infectious diseases.
However, in Ayurvedic Scriptures, though it’s not described by its specific name Rogpratikarshakti, but referred again and again as Swasthya Rakshan.
What do we know about Immunity in Ayurveda
The very well said quote to describe concept of IMMUNITY is
Which is to protect and maintain the healthfulness.
It is given the preference over treatment aspect.
Ayurveda describes a wholesome definition for wellness.
The healthy condition of body is described as
। समदोष: समाग्निश्च समधातुमलक्रिया:।
॥ प्रसन्नात्मेन्द्रियमना: स्वस्थ इत्यभिधीयते ॥
This has stated four conditions of healthy body.
- Samagni and
- Sama Dhatu, Mala actions
- Along with Normal state of Aatma, Indriya and Mana all together is called Swasthya or healthy body.
Three Dosha Vata, Pitta and Kapha function at a level of equilibrium with smoothness in all activities of body is Samadosha.
The digestive power is referred to as Jatharagni. Samagni is both normal digestive fire and normal Dhatvagni ( cellular functions to build normal body structures ).
Sama Dhatu Mala Kriya
All seven dhatu ( those who make the body ) which are
- Rasa (plasma),
- Rakta (blood),
- Mans (muscular structures),
- Med (adipose tissues and fat), Asthi (bones and joints),
- Majja (nervous system),
- Shukra (reproductive system)
- And three Mala i.e three excretas which are Purisa (faeces),
Mutra (urine), and Sweda (sweat)
Work normally under influence of Samadosha (balanced Doshas)
to maintain all large and minute, balanced anatomical and physiological actions.
Prasanna Atma, Indriya and Mana
A serene, calm state of soul, all the sensory organs and mind is a special important aspect thought for healthy condition of body.
In Ayurveda, psychological state of body is considered as essential as physiological state for a complete wellness.
All these four make criteria of human body. Something beyond these may show abnormality. Human is born with all these conditions. If properly maintained, it does not get affected and thus helps to achieve happy healthy body, also keeps the illnesses away.
Mother Nature is kind to everyone always and to help us, it has provided us with its variety of powerful herbs with their excellent healing powers.
And thanks to this age old science, to guide and take care of our health and treat the illnesses in a very natural way. It’s good for all.