5 Ayurvedic Herbs for Staying Calm, Grounded, and Healthy


Yoga Journal editors wanted the 411 on what herbs and supplements may have a positive impact on our immunity and state of mind during these uncertain times. And we wanted to know, given our herbal consumption patterns, how much Ashwagandha is too much.

When there is a virus on the loose, Ayurvedic practitioners recommend adhering to standard hygiene practices, like hand-washing (see the video below), getting good sleep, eating healthy meals, and reducing stress. On top of that, and specifically for COVID-19, you can add herbs that support your respiratory mucus membrane and the healthy resident bacterial environment that lines your respiratory tract, says John Douillard, founder of LifeSpa.com and an expert in Ayurvedic medicine (yoga’s sister science).

He recommends the five below, and to be safe—as doctors don’t yet know the antiviral properties…

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