Herbal Immunity Boosters Against COVID-19

Indian Expedition against Covid-19 through Traditional Drugs

Author(s): Rupesh Kumar Pandey, Sokindra Kumar, Lubhan Singh, Priyanka Pandey, Rakesh Sagar, Ravindra Kumar Pandey and Shiv Shankar Shukla * .

Pp: 110-125 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815079456122010007

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


COVID-19 was a menace to India's densely populated country. The entire globe is dealing with the same problem, but India is fighting it in its own unique way, namely via the use of ancient traditional medicines. Every country used to shut down as a first line of defence to safeguard its population; the whole globe came to a halt during the epidemic, and people were confined to their homes. A preparation program was needed to prepare their country and reconstruct their medical institution in the event of a pandemic. The entire globe is paying tribute to all of the corona warriors for their selfless commitment and unwavering care for patients during this critical period. The Indian government has also taken some swift moves to combat the sickness by employing certain traditional medicines. Many researchers went to considerable lengths not just to give therapy but also preventative strategies. Immunity has been proven to be the most critical factor in the illness. This chapter tries to highlight the most important traditional medications utilised by Indians from ancient times. Indians employ a variety of spices in their cooking, many of which are high in chemical elements that can help with a variety of ailments. When Ayurveda has been called upon, it has demonstrated its usefulness several times. The usage of traditional medications in every home is well documented in the Indian system. Since ancient times, the customary approach has been shown to be reliable and applicable. Many ailments have been categorised and evidence-based information has been provided by Indian literature such as the Ayurvedic Pharmacopeia and Chark Samhita. It also reflected the immunity level of Indians and they explored the uses of these traditional drugs in the dosage form i.e. kadha, Chwanpras, etc. The expedition showed great reflection in terms of the recovery rate of patients i.e. 97.15 percent, deaths were also minimized as compared to developed countries in terms of the population ratio.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Chark Samhita, Immunity, Traditional drugs.

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