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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 237-244

Safe and effective management of COVID-19 through ayurveda intervention: A case series

1 Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Panchakarma and Tanuja Nesari is Director, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Kavita Kumari
Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_308_20

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Introduction: COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 has become a major concern for whole humanity, it is rising rapidly and the condition is worsening. With a huge transmission rate, it has become an important requirement of this times to hatch out a safe and effective treatment for COVID-19. Main clinical findings–All the 5 cases of Doctors pursuing MD education in Ayurveda at All India Institute of Ayurveda were having varied variety of symptoms fever, sore throat, fatigue being common along with rest others like dyspnea, hemoptysis, cough, palpitations, pain in abdomen and calf muscles. Diagnosis: All the cases were diagnosed as COVID-19 positive. Intervention: All of the cases were given Ayurveda treatment chiefly comprising of SamshamniVati, AYUSH Kwatha, Chyawanprash along with Steam Inhalation with Ajwain (Tachyspermumammi) and nasal application of Anu Taila along with a specific daily (Dinacharya) and dietary (Ahara ) regimen. Outcome: All the patients recovered completely without any post-complications assessed after a follow-up period of 1 month. Conclusion: It was found that Ayurveda is a safe and effective treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 patients. A lead can be taken from these cases and Ayurveda can be conjugated with the main stream modern medical treatment modalities for curing this pandemic with an integrated approach.

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