Highlights of Traditional Ayurveda Medicine for Covid-19 in India

Author(s): Sangeeta Kumari*

Introduction: Novel corona virus or the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) a new public health crisis spreading continuously. The virus originating in bats and was transmitted to humans through yet unknown intermediary animals in Wuhan, china in December 2019. The disease is transmitted by inhalation or contact with infected droplets and the incubation period ranges from 2 to 14 days. Traditional Indian Medicines has lot to offer in the management of COVID-19. It was reported that traditional remedies may alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19. The Approach of Ayurveda on strengthening host defence may be useful as effective, safer, accessible and affordable prophylaxis of COVID-19.

Objective: The objective of this study to review protocol of Ayurveda and provide information for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

Methods: The national guideline summarised which provide the best management for COVID-19. We extracted the case definition and clinical classifications of COVID-19 in along with relevant treatment.

Results: We present the most recent case definition, clinical classifications, and relevant treatments of COVID-19 in accordance with the recommendations in the Indian guidelines. COVID-19 has been categorized in four specific situation based on the severity of clinical condition. Several Ayurveda formulations are recommended for COVID-19 cases according to their clinical classification.

Conclusion: To control the COVID-19 outbreak, countries must ensure the adherence of their citizens to local public health measures. Medical professionals should diagnose and treat patients according to up-to-date guidelines. This review provides preventive strategy by increasing the immunity of the body to fight covid-19. However till today social distancing is considered as most effective way to stop the spread of COVID-19.


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