In view of the Panic observed worldwide owing to the CORONA OUTBURST since last couple of months, this article is being written.
CORONA OUTBURST has certainly shaken the mankind and besides it’s Socio-Economic impacts and other possible consequences, it’s direct and indirect impact on HUMAN HEALTH is of a huge magnitude. As CORONA OUTBURST is said to threaten Human Life, there’s certainly a global need that all the Health Professionals and related experts / workers brainstorm with conscience. AYURVEDA, being a Science of Life, obviously has a lot to offer.
The Problem – Lack of Knowledge about Specific medicine(s), High Mortality Rate in Old Age Patients and Immunity concerns are the three main problems in context with the current Corona Outburst.
CORONA Outburst - Ayurvedic Perspective
AYURVEDA, being a time-tested Life Science, can certainly contribute fight the current PANDEMIC in the following three ways
A)Suggesting Immunity Boosters
B)Suggesting Use of Specific Medicines for Specific Conditions
C)Undertaking Scientifically designed Research to find medicine(s)
Suggesting Immunity Boosters
Though the concepts about Immunity in the Modern western Medicine and those in the Ayurvedic Texts don’t match exactly, Ayurveda can certainly suggest a Number of options which would boost the Immunity of a Human Being. Considering the wide range of possible Immunity Boosters from Ayurvedic Wisdom and anticipating rejection / blame game / Acceptance with skepticism/ Criticism from the Modern Western Community, the Author would prefer just to mention them briefly in a Tabular form. Anybody, if curious to know more should enter into deeper study of the following or else should consult An Ayurvedic Expert on this.
|No.||Suggested Booster||Catagory/Part Used||Scientific Name||Rationale||Comment|
|1||Amalaki||Herb/Fruit||Emblica officinalis||Probably the richest source of Vit.C||Gallic Acid in it makes Vit. C more stable|
|2||Guduchi||Herb/Stem||Tinospora cordifolia||--||A Longevity Medicine|
|3||Pippali||Herb/Fruit||Piper longum||Time tested for Pulmonary diseases||Also a Longevity Medicine|
|4||Yashtimadhu||Herb/Root||Glycerrhiza glabra||Efficacy of Glycerine already proved||Also a Longevity Medicine|
|5||Lashuna||Herb/Root||Alium sepa||Efficacy of Allacine already proved||--|
|6||Haritaki||Herb/Fruit||Terminalia chebula||Anti-Viral actions are observed||Recommended for Immuno-compromised people|
|7||Haridra||Herb/Root||Curcuma longa / domestica||Action on Lungs & blood are proved||Recommended for anti-microbial action|
|8||Trikatu||Herbal Combination||Zinziber officinale + Piper nigrum + Piper longum||Proven to increase ‘Bio-availability’||--|