Coronavirus outbreak has brought the whole world to a halt. This is the first time in human history that a virulent strain has affected almost every country on the planet and brought life to a standstill. Although, there are effective measures available in Ayurveda that can protect us from getting infected by this infection, yet a lot remains to be researched. Let’s take a look at the facts and try to reduce the myths and unwanted fear surrounding this deadly virus.
What is Corona Virus?
The corona virus, also called as the SARS COV -2, originated in late 2019 from the food markets of the Wuhan province in southeast China. After rapidly spreading across the Chinese mainland the virus soon spread all over the globe, affecting people as far away as Asia, Europe, Africa and the US.
The Corona Virus causes an infectious disease called as COVID – 19, which is short for “Corona Virus Disease – 2019”. Till date, the COVID – 19 has affected over a million and has proven fatal for well over 10,000 people across the globe.
With the hype and fear being created across media outlets and social media platforms, there is a low chance of you contracting the disease, unless you have been in direct contact with someone suffering from it.
What are the Symptoms of Corona Virus Disease?
According to research, the COVID – 19 infection initially may not show any visible symptoms. It is believed that the virus may be present in the body without noticeable signs from 2 days to 2 weeks even.
However, some of the commonly seen symptoms of Corona Virus include:
- Fever – A low grade fever which gradually increases in severity.
- Cough – A sore throat and cough which increases in severity within days.
- Breathing – Shortness of breath along with nasal congestion is also a valid symptom.
- Aching – Constant headache and body pain are also reported as its symptoms.
In case you notice any of the above symptoms, it is highly recommended to seek professional diagnostic from the special Corona Virus diagnosis centers established in all the countries and to take the best Ayurvedic medicine for corona prevention.
How to Prevent the Spread of Corona Virus Disease?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has prescribed a set of general guidelines for preventing the spread of Corona Virus from the infected to healthy people.
Here are the ways you can prevent Corona Virus from spreading:
- Ensure Cleanliness
Wash your hands as frequently as possible with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. This is the best way to not only kill the virus but also any other bacteria and germs on your hands. An alcohol-laced hand sanitizer with minimum 60% alcohol content is also recommended.
- Avoid Touching
Avoid touching your face (including nose, eyes, mouth) because if the virus is on your hands from contact this could cause it to enter your body from these orifices and infect you. Avoid shaking hands and touching others, especially those who are sick, have a cough or are sneezing. Staying at least 6 feet away from seemingly healthy persons is also advised to prevent the virus from spreading.
- Maintain Health and Hygiene
When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow to stop the virus from spreading out.
- Practice Isolating yourself
Stay at home as much as possible. Avoid stepping out of the house as much as you can and also prevent gatherings of more than 5 people when outdoors to prevent its spread.
How can Ayurveda Help Fighting Corona infection?
Using the best Ayurvedic treatment for corona virus has proven effective in preventing the deadly virus from releasing its symptoms. Immunity is the word that is always preached and emphasized in Ayurveda. Ayurveda does not claim to cure corona infection, but it can definitely help you protect from catching infection by stimulating the body’s immune system.
The Government of India has emphasized on use of Ayurvedic herbs to stimulate your immunity and stay away from any kind of infection.
It is better to start having fresh citrus fruits as Vitamin C is natural immune stimulant.
Herbal tea made from Tulsi, Dalchini, Black pepper, Ginger and Munakka (raisins), once or twice a dayis very effective. This tea clears the throat, reduces cough, clears nasal congestion, improves digestion and eases the bowel movement. Adding jaggery to it enhances the taste and brings warmth to your body. Putting freshlemon juice into the tea (tea without milk) gives way to vitamin C intake which is an immune booster. Having milk with half a tea spoon of Haldi powder cures body aches, improves digestion and keeps you away from many seasonal infections like cough and cold.
Steam inhalation with fresh mint leaves or Caraway seeds (ajwain)once in a day clears nasal passage. Clove (lawang) powder mixed with honey eases cough or throat irritation.These are natural remedies to treat normal dry cough and sore throat. These measures can cure the minor throat infections.
Not that all cough or flu symptoms indicate that you have Covid-19 infection; but cough and cold can give threaten your immune system, thus making you vulnerable to Covid-19 infection. Current research studies have shown that those with weaker immune systems, such as the elderly and the young ones are at more risk of being affected by the Corona Virus, but youth is too not invincible.
So, don’t lose your treasure of immunity and don’t allow your body invite corona virus infection. Build up enough strength and grow inside your body to fight any bacterial or viral infection that is in the air. This will ensure that you can fight against any infectious disease prevalent in your vicinity.
Above all, you must consult doctors if these cough and cold symptoms persist for more than two days. Be aware, and stay safe.