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Role Of Ayurved In Preventing Covid

 Mar 25, 2022


  • In the UK, treatment of Prince Charles used Ayurvedic medicines to cure COVID-19.
  • Official confirmation about the efficiency of Ayurved is unavailable, but so is an officially certified treatment for COVID-19.
  • Ayurved offers immunity boosters that can prevent COVID-19.
  • Ayurved believes that prevention is better than cure.
  • Many Ayurvedic medicines that became popular in the West with English names a few decades ago can be used to treat COVID or reduce the intensity of its symptoms.
  • Popular as a treatment for COVID-19, Coronil is an Ayurvedic medicine. However, it is not officially certified or approved.

In 2020, when Prince Charles of the United Kingdom (UK) got infected with COVID-19, it was news in all international media. However, when he recovered, not many media organizations talked about it. Some media organizations reported that doctors providing medical treatment to Prince Charles had used many medicines to cure him, some of which were Ayurvedic medicines. There is no official confirmation on whether Ayurveda can cure COVID-19 or not. However, it can certainly prevent it.

The international medical lobby always downplays the efficiency of Ayurveda as it is an ancient treasure of knowledge surrounding medicinal herbs that existed centuries before the concept of medical science that western countries believe in originated. This story proves that if Ayurveda has the means of curing COVID-19, it would certainly have the means of boosting immunity to prevent COVID-19. The primary focus of Ayurved is prevention, as Ayurved believes that prevention is better than cure.

SupposeBefore Ayurvedic measures, first, let us talk about general steps for boosting immunity. The immune system's defenses are strong enough to fight COVID that originated in China in 2019. In that case, everybody can stay safe even after a mild infection, with the body's immune system saving the body from the virus. Discuss drinking hot water regularly with activities like Pranayam and Yogasan can boost immunity. Food cooked with spices such as Dhaniya (Coriander), Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), and Lahsun (Garlic) can also boost immunity. A night sleep of six to eight hours daily can also boost immunity.

According to the teachings of Ayurved, Chyawanprash made from Indian gooseberry (Amla) can boost immunity to the level of fighting various deadly viruses. Among fluids, herbal tea and decoction (Kadha) made from Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black pepper), Munaka (Raisin), Shunthi (Dry Ginger), and lastly, Tulsi (Basil) is home-made remedies that can help boost immunity. Another item that can save your exemption from weakening is haldi doodh (turmeric latte). Some home remedies can rescue you if you feel any sore throat or dry cough and prevent infection from enhancing and damaging your body. You can start by inhaling the steam formed by boiling Ajwain (Caraway seeds) or fresh Pudina (Mint) leaves in hot water. Applying coconut oil or sesame oil in both nostrils can also boost immunity.

Swishing one tablespoon of sesame or coconut oil in the mouth for two to three minutes and spitting it off, followed by warm water rinsing of the mouth, can kill any infection inside your mouth that might turn into a serious disease. Consumption of clove powder with natural sugar/honey two or three times a day can cure various types of cough or throat irritation which might be the preliminary stages of some serious infection. It also boosts immunity. Although many eminent experts of Ayurveda endorse these precautionary measures, if your cough and sore throat are not cured, you must consult a doctor and figure out whether you are suffering from some serious infection.

Along with several Ayurvedic medicines, Ashwagandha (named Withania somnifera in the West), Guduchi (named Tinospora cordifolia in the West), and Shatavari (named Asparagus racemosus in the West) play an important role in Rasayana therapy which has been successful in many (if not all) cases of COVID treatment. These medicines started in the West a few decades ago under English names, but in India, these medicines have been used for centuries. Mixing a pinch of salt and turmeric in warm or boiled water with Triphala and Yashtimadhu (licorice) can prepare a concoction that can boost immunity and kill mild infection with a gargle. Guduchi (known as Tinospora cordifolia in English) can also boost immunity if consumed in liquid or powdered form after mixing with warm water. Guduchi is commonly known as Giloy.

Ayurvedic medicine Coronil contains Ashwagandha, Giloy, and Tulsi. It gained popularity due to many media reports saying it cured COVID-19, with some sections of the media denying the same as no officially approved treatment is available. Hence, many people believed words about Coronil being an effective cure. Patanjali Ayurved, the manufacturer of Coronil, stated in the media that it was just an immunity booster and could cure only normal flu and fever. However, they admitted that during the testing stage, many patients having mild symptoms of COVID-19 did get fixed. With so many immunity boosters gifted to us by nature, we do not need to fear COVID as long as we take proper precautions. To understand how to add the right amount of herbs to food items or how to consume Ayurvedic medicines correctly, consult an Ayurvedic expert on HelloDr.