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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 58-63

Pandemic COVID-19 in relation to Ayurveda: A brief review through Sushruta Samhita

Department of Shalyatantra, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Foram Joshi
Department of Shalyatantra, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar - 361 008, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_199_20

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Background: Being the foremost science of life, Ayurveda has upper hand in managing chronic as well as acute clinical conditions varying upon its perseverance in growing clinical strength of contemporary age. Materials and Methods: Classical references of contagious and communicable diseases have been mentioned by Sushruta were studied with clinical examples and their modes of transmission for understanding the cascade of COVID-19 conditions now and then. Results and Discussion: Current scenario of COVID-19 is a burning issue of human life which resembles with the classical narration of “Aupasargika Jwara” and pandemic threat with “Janapadodhwansa” term of Sushruta. Along with that, Sushruta has given methods of eradicating such clinical conditions by different measures such as rules of Sthana Parityaga (leave the contaminated place and self-quarantine), Anjali Pranaam (social greeting by maintaining distance), and Daana-Japa-Upahara, ethical practices of charity, chanting, and offerings by means of helping the needy people in crises in any way to survive in critical conditions. Conclusion: This article refers to enlighten the area of focus to revalidate the facts, concentrate, and implement for the betterment of humanity in terms of ethical practice of health science and human rituals to manage the life and life cycles.

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