AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES LIKE COVID-19
Dr. Md. Nazmul Huda* and Dr. Girijesh Kumar Gautam
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that causes the highest morbidity and mortality in the world. More than 17 million people affected and died 1 lakh more globally until dated 11 April 2020. More research is going on but till no drug or vaccine justified to cure or prevent this disease. So prevention is the way to reduce the frequency of affecting and mortality until the innovation of a new drug or vaccine. Some Aurvedic therapeutic procedures may help to prevent various communicable diseases like COVID-19. Ayurveda is the oldest medical system in the world and its practice in Indian subcontinent for many years. The Ayurvedic systems of medicine describes the cause, mode of transmission and prevention of various infectious and epidemic diseases in the name of the aupasargic roga (communicable disease) and janapadodhvansa roga (epidemic disease). Ayurvedic chikitsa (treatment) like nidana parivarjan (avoid the diseases causing and aggravating factors), apakarshana (elimination therapy), prakriti vighata (breaking the pathogenesis of diseases), rasayan chikitsa (rejuvenation therapy), dincharya (daily regimen), ritucharya (seasonal regimen), achar rasayan (behavioral therapy) and sattvavajaya chikitsa (mind control therapy) may help to prevent various infectious and communicable diseases like COVID-19.
Keywords: Coronavirus, Nidaana Parivarjan, Rasayan Chikitsa, Dincharya, Ritucharya, Sattvavajaya Chikitsa.
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