Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Ayurvedic medicines


Sheetal Kumari; Dr. Gheena. S; Dr. Dinesh Premavathy

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 276-284

Ayurveda is a pseudoscientific system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent. Ayurvedic medicines have been proved to be beneficial against viral infection. Ayurveda therapies have varied and evolved over more than two millennia. Therapies are typically based on complex herbal compounds, minerals and metal substances. Ayurveda follows the concept of Dinacharya, which says that natural cycles (waking, sleeping, working, meditation etc.) are important for health. Hygiene, including regular bathing, cleaning of teeth, oil pulling, tongue scraping, skin care, and eye washing, is also a central practice. Plant-based treatments in Ayurveda may be derived from roots, leaves, fruits, bark, or seeds such as cardamom and cinnamon. Products made of Ayurvedic herbs and shrubs play a beneficial role to fight against viral infections.
In the present study , ayurvedic medicines have been perceived to be beneficial against viral infections especially patients affected with COVID-19 by lieu of a literature review. Data was collected and was referred to in brief about the effect of ayurvedic medicines and other alternative medicines. Quality Assessment of various articles was done with context to this present study. Finally it was concluded that ayurvedic medicines were deemed to be potentially effective against patients affected with COVID-19 and other viral infections; though the claim needs to be proven by scientific studies.