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Advisory Issued to Recess Symptoms of Respiratory Tract in Possible Coronavirus Infected Cases

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan

AYUSH system is based on traditional health practices.  Traditional Healthcare system of the country provides lifestyle advocacies to boost immunity which helps the prevention of various kind infectious diseases. Recently, the outbreak of corona virus has been noticed which mainly involve Respiratory system. The Ministry of AYUSH is issuing an advisory as preventive measure, not claiming to be a treatment advice for the Corona virus infection. The Research Councils under Ministry of AYUSH are involved in various public health activities and provide lifestyle advocacies time to time for the general public.

As per the Ayurvedic Practices the following Preventive Management Steps are suggested.

Drink Shadang Paniya (Musta, Parpat, Usheer, Chandan,Udeechya & Nagar) processed water (10 gm powder boiled in 1-liter water, until it reduces to half). Store it in a bottle and drink it when thirsty.

Prophylactic Measures/Immunomodulatory drugs as per the Ayurvedic practices.

Measures shall be taken to strengthen the immune system through a healthy diet and lifestyle practices.

Agastya Harityaki 5 gm, twice a day with warm water.

Samshamani Vati 500 mg twice a day.

Trikatu(Pippali, Marich & Shunthi) powder 5 gm and Tulasi 3-5 leaves (boiled in 1-litre water, until it reduces to ½ liter and keeps it in a bottle) keep taking it in sips as and when required.

Pratimarsa Nasya: Instill two drops of Anu taila/Sesame oil in each nostril daily in the morning.

As per the Homoeopathy Practices the following Preventive Management Steps are suggested-

The Group of Experts inter-alia has recommended that homoeopathy medicine Arsenicum album30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against possible Corona virus infections, which has also been advised for prevention of ILI. It has recommended one doze of Arsenicum album 30, daily in empty stomach for three days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule incase Corona virus infections prevail in the community.

As per the Unani Practices the following Preventive Management Steps are suggested.

Prepare decoction by boiling Behidana (Cydonia Oblonga) 3gm, Unnab Zizyphus (Jujube Linn) 5nos, Sapistan (Cordia Myxa Linn) 7nos in 1 litre water until it reduces to half. Store it in a bottle and take sips as and when required.

For prophylactic measures immune system need to be strengthen for this purpose Khamira Marwareed 3-5 gm once a day may be taken.

This advocacy is for information only and shall be preferably adopted in consultation with registered Ayurveda, Homoeopathy and Unani practitioners.

The outbreak of a mysterious new CoronaVirus is rapidly spreading. The whole world is going through the fear of this Corona Virus, the Research Councils under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India have issued advisory based on the Indian traditional medicine practicesAyurveda, Homeopathy and Unani.

As per the Ayurverdic Practices the following Preventive Management Steps are suggested.

Maintain personal hygiene.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available.

Drink Shadang Paniya (Musta, Parpat, Usheer, Chandan,Udeechya & Nagar) processed water (10 gm powder boiled in 1-liter water, until it reduces to half). Store it in a bottle and drink it when thirsty.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your face during cough or sneeze and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Preferably, use an N95 mask while traveling or working in public places to avoid droplet transmission

If you suspect Corona Viral infection, wear a mask and contact your nearest hospital immediately.

Prophylactic Measures/Immunomodulatory drugs as per the Ayurvedic practices.

Measures shall be taken to strengthen the immune system through a healthy diet and lifestyle practices.

Agastya Harityaki 5 gm, twice a day with warm water.

Samshamani Vati 500 mg twice a day.

Trikatu(Pippali, Marich & Shunthi) powder 5 gm and Tulasi 3-5 leaves (boiled in 1-litre water, until it reduces to ½ liter and keeps it in a bottle) keep taking it in sips as and when required.

Pratimarsa Nasya: Instill two drops of Anu taila/Sesame oil in each nostril daily in the morning.

This advocacy is for information only and shall be adopted in consultation with registered Ayurveda practitioners only.

At the order of Ministry of AYUSH, the Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy (CCRH) discussed the ways and means of prevention of Coronavirus infection through Homoeopathy in 64th meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board on 28th January 2020. The Group of Expertsinter-alia has recommended that homoeopathy medicine Arsenicum album30 could betaken as prophylactic medicine against Coronavirus infections, which has also beenadvised for prevention of ILI. It has recommended one doze of Arsenicum album 30, daily in empty stomach for three days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule incase Coronavirus infections prevail in the community. The Expert Group has further suggested that general hygienic measures for prevention of air-borne infections suggested by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, for prevention of the disease should also be followed by the public.

Unani Medicines useful in symptomatic management of Coronavirus infection

SharbatUnnab 10-20ml twice a day

TiryaqArba 3-5g twice a day

TiryaqNazla 5g twice a day

KhamiraMarwareed 3-5g once a day

Massage on scalp and chest with RoghanBaboona/ Roghan Mom/ Kafoori Balm

Apply RoghanBanafsha gently in the nostrils

Take ArqAjeeb 4-8 drops in fresh water and use four times a day

In case of fever, take Habb e IkseerBukhar 2 pills with lukewarm water twice daily.

SharbatNazla 10ml mixed in 100ml of lukewarm water twice daily.

Qurs e Suaal 2 tablets to be chewed twice daily

Arq extracted from following single Unani drugs along with SharbatKhaksi is very useful:

S.No.     Name of Unani Drug        Common Name            Botanical Name

              Chiraita Indian Gentian   Swertiachirata                   Karst

              Kasni                             Common chicory           Cichoriumintybus Linn.

              Afsanteen                       Common sagewort        Artemisia absinthium Linn.

              Nankhawa                      Ajowan                    Trachyspermumammi Sprague

              Gaozaban                      Borage                      Borage officinalis Linn.

              Neem Bark                    Margosa                   Azadirachtaindica A. Juss.

              SaadKoofi                      Cypriol                     Cyperusscariosus R. Br.

Decoction of the following single Unani drugs can be used:

Name of Unani Drug   Common Name              Botanical Name              Quantity

                                Behidana                   Quince  CydoniaOblonga          3gm

                               Unnab  Jujubi              Zizyphus Jujube Linn.              7nos

                               Sapistan Assyrian       Plum CordiaMyxa Linn.             7nos

                              Darch Cinnamon         Cinnamomumzeylanicum          3gm

                              Banafsha Sweet Violet  Viola Odorata Linn.                 5gm

                             Berg-e-Gaozabaan      Borage BoragoOfficinalis Linn.    7gm

In case of sore throat use decoction of the following Unani drugs:

S.No.     Name of Unani drug              Botanical name               Quantity

               Khashkhash                         Papaversomniferum           12g

               Bazrulbanj                           Hyoscyamusniger              12g

               Post Khashkhash                   Papaversomniferum         12g

               Barg e Moard (Habbulaas)      Myrtuscommunis             12g

               Tukhm e kahuMukashar           Lactuca Sativa               12g

               GuleSurkh                               Rosa damascena           12g

Dietary Recommendations

As per recommendations of Unani physicians, easily digestible, light and soft diets are advised.

 

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