India's AYUSH Ministry issued a clarification on the Coronavirus Infections Homeopathy for Prevention of Coronavirus Infections, Unani Medicines useful in the symptomatic management of Corona Virus infection

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Below is the advisory by the AYUSH Ministry

The outbreak of a mysterious new CoronaVirus is rapidly spreading. The whole world is going through the fear of this Corona Virus, the Research Councils under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India have issued advisory based on the Indian traditional medicine practices Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Unani.

As per Ayurvedic Practices, the following Preventive Management Steps are suggested.

  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available.
  • Drink Shadang Paniya (Musta, Parpat, Usheer, Chandan,Udeechya & Nagar) processed water (10 gm powder boiled in 1-liter water, until it reduces to half). Store it in a bottle and drink it when thirsty.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your face during cough or sneeze and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Preferably, use an N95 mask while traveling or working in public places to avoid droplet transmission
  • If you suspect Corona Viral infection, wear a mask and contact your nearest hospital immediately.

Prophylactic Measures/Immunomodulatory drugs as per the Ayurvedic practices.

  • Measures shall be taken to strengthen the immune system through a healthy diet and lifestyle practices.
  • Agastya Harityaki 5 gm, twice a day with warm water.
  • Samshamani Vati 500 mg twice a day.
  • Trikatu(Pippali, Marich & Shunthi) powder 5 gm and Tulasi 3-5 leaves (boiled in 1-liter water, until it reduces to ½ liter and keeps it in a bottle) keep taking it in sips as and when required.
  • Pratimarsa Nasya: Instill two drops of Anu taila/Sesame oil in each nostril daily in the morning.

* This advocacy is for information only and shall be adopted in consultation with registered Ayurveda practitioners only.

At the instance of the Ministry of AYUSH, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy(CCRH) discussed the ways and means of prevention of Coronavirus infection through homeopathy in the 64th meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board on 28th January 2020. The Group of Expertsinter-alia has recommended that homeopathy medicine Arsenicum album30 could be taken as prophylactic medicine against Coronavirus infections, which has also been advised for the prevention of ILI.It has recommended one dose of Arsenicum album 30, daily in empty stomach for three days. The dose should be repeated after one month by following the same schedule incase Coronavirus infections prevail in the community. The Expert Group has further suggested that general hygienic measures for the prevention of air-borne infections suggested by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, for prevention of the disease should also be followed by the public.

          Unani Medicines useful in the symptomatic management of Corona Virus infection

  1. SharbatUnnab 10-20ml twice a day
  2. TiryaqArba 3-5g twice a day
  3. TiryaqNazla 5g twice a day
  4. KhamiraMarwareed 3-5g once a day
  5. Massage on scalp and chest with RoghanBaboona/ Roghan Mom/ Kafoori Balm
  6. Apply RoghanBanafsha gently in the nostrils
  7. Take ArqAjeeb 4-8 drops in freshwater and use four times a day
  8. In case of fever, take Habb e IkseerBukhar 2 pills with lukewarm water twice daily.
  9. SharbatNazla 10ml mixed in 100ml of lukewarm water twice daily.
  10. Qurs e Suaal 2 tablets to be chewed twice daily
  11. Arq extracted from following single Unani drugs along with SharbatKhaksi is very useful:

S.No.

Name of Unani Drug

Common Name

Botanical Name

                               i.           

Chiraita

Indian Gentian

Swertiachirata Karst

                              ii.           

Kasni

Common chicory

Cichoriumintybus Linn.

                             iii.           

Afsanteen

Common sagewort

Artemisia absinthium Linn.

                            iv.           

Nankhawa

Ajowan

Trachyspermumammi Sprague

                             v.           

Gaozaban

Borage

Borage officinalis Linn.

                            vi.           

Neem Bark

Margosa

Azadirachtaindica A. Juss.

                           vii.           

SaadKoofi

Cypriol

Cyperusscariosus R. Br.

 

 

  1. Decoction of the following single Unani drugs can be used:

 

S.No.

Name of Unani Drug

Common Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

                               i.           

Behidana

Quince

CydoniaOblonga

3gm

                              ii.           

Unnab

Jujubi

Zizyphus Jujube Linn.

7nos

                             iii.           

Sapistan

Assyrian Plum

CordiaMyxa Linn.

7nos

                            iv.           

Darchini

Cinnamon

Cinnamomumzeylanicum

3gm

                             v.           

Banafsha

Sweet Violet

Viola Odorata Linn.

5gm

                            vi.           

Berg-e-Gaozabaan

Borage

BoragoOfficinalis Linn.

7gm

 

13.In case of sore throat use decoction of the following Unani drugs:

 

S.No.

Name of Unani drug

Botanical name

Quantity

                               i.           

Khashkhash

Papaversomniferum

12g

                              ii.           

Bazrulbanj

Hyoscyamusniger

12g

                             iii.           

Post Khashkhash

Papaversomniferum

12g

                             iv.           

Barg e Moard (Habbulaas)

Myrtuscommunis

12g

                              v.           

Tukhm e kahuMukashar

Lactuca Sativa

12g

                             vi.           

GuleSurkh

Rosa damascena

12g

Dietary Recommendations

As per recommendations of Unani physicians, easily digestible, light and soft diets are advised. 

As per WHO, We do not have any medicinal care for Coronavirus, yet the PIB issued the advidory as “Advisory to recess the symptoms of respiratory tract in possible Corona virus infected cases”.

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