Ojas is the essence or nectar of the 7 bodily tissues (Plasma – Blood – Muscle – Fat – Bone – Marrow – Reproductive Fluid.) In Western terms, it is referred to as the body’s immunity. It is far more than this however. Ojas is the binding fluid that exists in every cell of our body, protecting us continuously as we interact with other people and nature. It is often described as our body’s ability to fight disease. Without this protective shield, our body is prone to rapid and severe aging, both physically and mentally. Apart from not having energy to function and perform daily tasks, we may become forgetful, absent-minded and unmotivated. Ojas is called our vital force, because it does just that – it gives us vitality, strength, enthusiasm and courage.
In addition to following the above listed guidelines, one can take, under the guidance of an Ayurvedic Physician, the following Ayurvedic herbs, which promote healthy Immunity :
- Shanka Pushpi
- Yasthimadhu (Licorice)