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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 100-102

Herbs and COVID-19 Pandemic

1 Department of Dravyaguna, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Dravyaguna, Sri Ram Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anubha Chaudhary
Department of Dravyaguna, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_133_20

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Objective: COVID-19 is the most recently discovered infectious disease by coronavirus. The WHO has declared it a pandemic. Since its outbreak in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, scientists all over the world are working hard to find a treatment modality. However, till now, there has been no definite treatment for COVID-19. The world is looking hopefully towards Ayurveda for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Data Source: The data was collected from classical texts of Ayurveda along with modern literature and scientific publications. Review Method: All the data was critically analysed in the context of COVID 19. Result: The Ayurveda herbs with Rasayan, Shwas-Kaashara, Krimighna activity like Haridra, Guduchi, Amalaki, Maricha, Twak, Ashwagandha, and Tulasi are showing promising results in initial experimental studies. Conclusion: Various chemical constituents present in these herbs are responsible for preventing cytokine storm and viral penetration and replication in host cells. These herbs also improve immunological function.

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