Coronavirus: Immunity booster herbal tea for strong immunity system

After introducing many innovative products like safety devices, sanitizers and masks to fight COVID epidemic, the National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPERs) has come up with an immunity booster herbal tea to strengthen physical resistance to infection.

To have a strong immunity system so that people can fight any kind of infection easily and keep themselves safe, the union government said in a statement.  NIPER has developed immunity booster herbal tea. This herbal tea is aimed at modulating immune response in the body so that it may be used as a preventive remedy against covid-19 viral infection.

It has a combination of six locally available herbs like Aswagandha, Giloe, Mulethi, Tulsi and Green Tea that are mixed in selected proportions keeping in mind their action as immunity enhancer, sensory appeal, ease of preparation and acceptable palatability.

The selection of herbs is based on ‘Rasayana’ concept described in Ayurveda. Rasayana means rejuvenation. It has been used in various Ayurvedic formulations and are known for their immunomodulatory effects. These herbs act at the cellular immunity level and boost the immune response generated by our body to fight viral/bacterial diseases. It can be taken thrice in a day while it is safe for children and old aged persons too. It is soothing on throat which help the body to fight seasonal flu problems also. It is an inhouse preparation with all the Herbs collected/procured from the NIPER medical plant garden in the campus.

NIPERs are the institutes of national importance under the aegis of the Department of Pharmaceutical, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The seven institutes are functional at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Hajipur, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mohali, and Raebareli. 

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