Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air, and quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within close proximity of someone who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.
Globally, the standard treatment modality has been struggling for almost a year to find the vaccine to curb the lengthening curve of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic with no final outcome yet. In the absence of deterring the Covid-19 scourge therapeutically, it has been acclaimed globally that strengthening the immune system will work wonders.
Ayurveda is the science of longevity and self-actualisation. It teaches individuals to live sustainably in harmony with nature, preserving and enhancing the wellness of the healthy
There is a chapter called “Janapadodvamsa Vyadhi” in Charaka Samhita, which means epidemics.
As long as we keep our agni (digestive fire) strong, then illness will not happen to us. So, Ayurveda has a great way of prevention. This is how we can prevent being affected by coronavirus. Keep your agni strong and, to do that, follow your dinacharya. It is the first important thing that Ayurveda recommends.
This is a period to go within so we can follow our dinacharya (daily routine). Wake up early in the morning, brush your teeth, scrape your tongue, rinse your mouth and drink hot or warm water. Have ginger, cinnamon and cardamom tea, regular chai made with tulsi (holy basil, one or two leaves), or even mint, cinnamon and cardamom tea. These herbal teas boost energy.
There are simple herbal remedies; even though there is no common cold, you should take sitopaladi, talisadi, and mahasudarshanchurna. Take this preparation, ½ teaspoon three times a day or twice a day, every morning and evening.
If you are tired, you may not want to do that. You can make a tea and just put a pinch of sitopaladi or pinch of talisadi into the chai. It will give wonderful flavour to the tea.
You Can take basmati rice and mung dal kichadi with vegetable sabjis (a style of cooking vegetables with spices). Hot food is good. It is better not to take cold drinks. No iced water; no iced cold beverage. No yogurt, cheese or ice cream. The cold foods will suppress your agni (digestive fire, digestive capacity) and exposure to cold will diminish your natural resistance. For that reason, try to avoid the cold, but you can have hot water. Sip it throughout the day or while eating food; put a little ginger in the water and make a hot ginger tea that is excellent.
With pranayama we can clean our pranavahasrotas, our respiratory system and it will give us a boosting of energy so that we can keep away the disease.