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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 11-15

COVID-19 – An Ayurvedic perspective toward the prevention of a pandemic

Department of Kaya Chikitsa, RG Government PG Ayurvedic College, Paprola, Himachal Pradesh, India

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Anjana Mishra
Department of Kaya Chikitsa, RG Government PG Ayurvedic College, Paprola, Himachal Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_123_20

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Introduction: COVID 19, a viral disease, which is caused by SARS CoV-2 is posing a serious threat to health worldwide. The disease emerged from Wuhan, a province in China, in December 2019 and rapidly spread worldwide making it a global concern. It is not only imposing an unprecedented challenge to the global health care system but also taking a toll on the social and economic front. Hundred of thousands of people have fallen severely ill, many have died and many more are economically and socially devastated by this pandemic. Several efforts are being pursued throughout the world to find treatment for people suffering from this highly contagious virus. Objectives: Ayurvedic perspective towards prevention of pandemic COVID-19. Data Source: Ayurvedic literature, Different Ayurvedic & Medical journals. Discussion: Principles of Ayurveda have been given due importance and are highlighted in containing the COVID-19 Pandemic. Conclusion: We believe that Ayurveda, the Indian medicine system has an answer to this problem. In this review, we provide an understanding of preventing COVID-19 using the Ayurveda concept of immunity (Vyadhikshamatva). Adopting Dincharya (Daily Regimen), Ritucharya (Seasonal Regimen) as advised in classical texts and paying close attention to the quality of food and appropriate ways of taking food help in maintaing health of an individual. Consumption of few herbal drugs having Rasayana quality, Pranayama and Yoga can prevent this devastating disease.

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