Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, the use of Ayurveda herbs for immunity-boosting, adapting natural lifestyle and yoga to elude the infection have been the talk of the town. Prevention of Disease, Strengthening the Defence System and Supporting the Self-Repair Mechanism majorly form Ayurvedic treatment. Main focus is on strengthening the physiology so that one doesn’t fall sick, and if at all, recover fast without much damage.
To keep the significance of Ayurveda up and running, and to make the masses understand its efficacy in the troubled COVID times, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister recently released a protocol for the clinical management of COVID-19. The protocol lists dietary measures, yoga and Ayurvedic herbs and formulations such as Ashwagandha for prevention of COVID-19 infection and treatment of mild and asymptomatic cases.
Dr Harsh Vardhan was quoted as saying in a statement, “This protocol dealing with preventive and the prophylactic measure is a significant step not only in the management of COVID-19 but also in making traditional knowledge relevant to solving problems of the modern time.”
‘As per the current observation, a good immune system is vital for the prevention of COVID-19 infection and to safeguard from the upsurge of the disease’, the AYUSH ministry pointed out in the protocol document. Ashwagandha and Rasayana Choorna were also listed in the document for post- COVID-19 management in order to prevent lung complications like fibrosis, fatigue and mental health, and Yoga for primary prevention of COVID-19.
“Of course, the Health Ministry’s latest protocols on the management of COVID-19 based on Ayurveda and Yoga was for long needed to stimulate the healing features of Ayurveda. And the listing of Ashwagandha and Rasayana Choorna by the National Clinical Management protocol for the management of COVID-19 has added butter to the bread” said, Anand Shrivastava, Chairman, Maharishi Ayurveda.
“Ayurvedic treatment is human-centric and not disease centric and the medicines also conform to the same line. It aims at strengthening the physiology for removal of disease through the restoration of the equilibrium of bodily functions,” added Shrivastava.