CoVid19 or SARS- CoV-2 (Vata- Kapha Sannipataj Jwaram)
भूताभिषङ्गात् कुप्यन्ति भूतसामान्यलक्षणाः
भूताधिकारे व्याख्यातं तदष्टविधलक्षणम्॥
Corona virus disease of 2019 or CoVid19 or SARS- CoV-2
Millions of individuals are affected in the world by the severity of CoVid19 disease. Severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome and CoVid19 causative viruses belong to the same family. The new Corona virus which made an outbreak of severe respiratory disease was found in the year of 2019 in one of the provinces of People’s Republic of China. The complete name given to CoVid19 virus is severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or in short SARS-CoV-2. World Health Organization announced this new corona virus disease as a pandemic after detailed assessment.
Ayurveda have categorized viruses under the term“Bhutas” and microbe caused infection is called as “Bhutabhishangajam”.CoVid19 disease has very close similarity with Vata- Kapha predominant sannipata jwaram ( Fever with predominance of all doshas especially Vata and Kapha). Janapadaudhwamsaneeyam is a chapter by Acharya Charaka have clearly mentioned about the nature as well causes of a pandemic disease. Ayurveda also have listed about the internal and external causes of a disease in various classical textbooks. Viruses are one among the external cause of a disease as per Ayurveda. Ashtanghrudaya, one of the oldest Indian Ayurveda school have mentioned about microbes as the cause of fever and other associated conditions including breathing difficulty, cough, cold etc. Ayurveda is having psychological as well somatic levels of successful treatment for managing viral infection. Dr.Gupta’s IAFA is having great experience in managing wide range of viral and other microbial infections with fast relief from the symptoms.
Cause of CoVid19
CoVid19 is caused by severe respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. Avoiding close contact and avoiding travel to pandemic affected areas will reduce the chances of getting infected.
Ayurveda also adds low immunity, low strength and low mental health as the causes of getting severely affected during a pandemic. A pollution which happens within our minds and pollution of common environmental factors may create a situation of reduced immune strength. An individual with high immunity and good mental health will not be affected by the difficulties of a viral infection. Being positive in case of virus and being symptom less shows the proper immune system activity within a human being.
Ayurvedic Reference of CoVid19 or SARS- CoV-2
Signs and symptoms of Covid19
The coronavirus infection outbreak which happened last year has an incubation period of 2-14 days. The major symptoms include,
- Shortness of breath
- Muscle pain
- Chest discomfort and
CoVid19 or SARS- CoV- 2 may also occur without any symptoms. The carrier of the virus will be leading a normal life and capable of infecting another individual. Development of pneumonia is severe most symptom of this disease. The individuals who are having asthma, heart diseases, obesity and kidney related chronic disorders are at risk level in case of severity of CoVid19 infection.
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-Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta
Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
Master’s in Health Administration
Diet for CoVid19 disease
Avoiding food prepared of non-vegetarian inclusions must be followed for maintaining a good metabolism during this pandemic season. Proper metabolism assures proper strength and immunity to an individual. A person must also avoid heavy food, old food and excess oily food.
- Avoid close contact with infected individuals
- Avoiding mass gathering
- Self -quarantine
- Hygienic measures including proper hand washing with Ayurvedic herbal soap and usage of Ayurvedic sanitizers must be followed
- Touching eyes and mouth after travelling
- Sharing materials and clothes
- Travelling to affected areas
- Unnecessary contact with infected individuals
Yoga for CoVid19 disease
Pranayama and Suryanamskara can be performed for attaining good lung capacity. This yoga measure also helps in improving immunity and strength.
Ayurvedic management of CoVid19
Mental and physical modes of treatment methods are used in Ayurveda for fast relief from the symptoms of CoVid19. Ayurveda treatment have proved to make succesful results in various microbial infections within a short period of time.
Ayurveda is using single herb therapy and combination of medicine therapy in treating coronavirus infection. The single herbs used in this disease management are Black pepper ( Piper nigrum), Ginger ( Zingiber officinale), Long pepper ( Piper longum ), Sweet flag (Acorus calamus), Asafetida ( Ferula asafetida) and Garlic (Allium sativum).
Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist