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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 171-176

Garbhini Paricharya in COVID-19 pandemic: A leading role of Ayurveda

1 PG Scholar, Department of Prasuti Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Prasuti Tantra, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_214_20

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Introduction: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly transmittable and pathogenic viral infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus 2 (SARS COV-2) and Garbha-kala is one of the most crucial and responsible stage in woman's life. COVID-19 can produce devastating effect on maternal wellbeing. Garbhini Jwara can be interrelated to some extent with features of COVID-19 in pregnancy. Objective: As, there is still some time for the approval and distribution of anti-viral vaccine against it. Thus, imperative critical care is a pre-requisite to manage COVID-19 during pregnancy. Due to shortfall of data on COVID-19 in traditional system of knowledge, present trial utilizes treatment modalities mentioned in ayurvedic classics to conquer novel COVID-19 symptomatically. Data Source: The proposed review article draws the data from different ayurvedic texts, research papers and drudging efforts are made to gather the knowlegde of Garbhini Paricharya from contemporary science to fulfill the lacunas and thoroughly excel in it. Review Method: The symptoms of COVID-19 can be analogized with the features of Sannipata Jwara during pregnancy. It epitomizes as Janapada-dhamsa vikara and can be categorized into Bhutabhisanga Agantuga Vikara (External cause of microbes). Result and Conclusion: Ayurveda exhilarate intensive approach to cope-up with this unprecedented pandemic of COVID-19 during pregnancy. Decoction prepared from the ayurvedic drugs like Tulsi patra, Shirish twak, Guduchi kanda, Yastimadhu mool and Nimba patra acts as Daha-prashaman, Jantughna, Swashara, Kasahara, Krimighna, Jwarahara and Rasayana. It possess Anti-viral, Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant, Immuno-modulatory properties due to various chemical constituents.

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