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Current Drug Therapy


ISSN (Print): 1574-8855
ISSN (Online): 2212-3903

Systematic Review Article

Ayush Kwath: A Major Contribution of Ayurveda in Preventing COVID- 19 Infection

Author(s): Priya Katoch, Kirti Raina, Rohit Sharma*, Rohit Sharma and Ashun Chaudhary*

Volume 19, Issue 1, 2024

Published on: 15 June, 2023

Page: [60 - 80] Pages: 21

DOI: 10.2174/1574885518666230601150338

Price: $65


Background: Ayush Kwath is an Ayurvedic polyherbal formulation (PHF) of dry Tulsi leaves, Cinnamon bark, Sunthi rhizome, and black pepper fruit.

Methods: This PHF contain phytochemicals that help in boosting immunity; hence, it is suggested as a preventive measure against the coronavirus. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicine system that offers treatment for various diseases with the help of herbal, animal, or mineral-based formulations. Currently, the entire globe is facing the challenge of combating the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 19) is a highly infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2) that belongs to a large family of coronaviruses.

Results: Most people who are affected by this virus experience mild to moderate symptoms of pneumonia, but older people or those with weakened immune systems, for example, those suffering from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or chronic respiratory diseases, are more likely to develop serious respiratory illnesses. As there is no registered medicine against COVID-19, strengthening the immune system is an effective way to tackle this disease.

Conclusion: Ayush Kwath, a natural immunity booster, has been approved by the Ministry of AYUSH as a prophylactic measure to fight against novel coronavirus infection.

Keywords: Ayush kwath, COVID-19, ayurveda, medicinal plants, tulsi, dalchini.

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