Prevention of Droplet and Air Born Infections w.s.r to Corona Virus Through Ayurveda –A Review
Keywords:Coronavirus, Janapadodwamsa, Sankaramikaroga, Nasya Karma, PratimarshaNasya, Nasal therapy, Anu Taila
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a potentially severe acute respiratory infection caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan City in China in December 2019. The clinical presentation is that of a respiratory infection with a symptom severity ranging from a mild common coldlike illness, to a severe viral pneumonia leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome that is potentially fatal. Nearly 2ooooo cases and approximately 9000 deaths have been reported globally (as of 20 March 2020). Global impact of Ayurveda, the Indian medical system, in field of health and medicine, carries sound background of scientific theories and applied therapies. Ayurveda explains causes and treatments of epidemiological diseases and infectious diseases in the context of Janpadodwamsa [the factors that destroys the health of the people living in a specific area due to pollution of Air (Vayu), Water (Jala), Place (Bhumi/soil) and Time (Kala). In modern science its called as epidemics/Pestilence.] and Sankramikaroga (communicable/infectious diseases). Nasal therapy is one among therapy which is very helpful in prevention of entry & exit of microbes.So present paper enlightens effect of ayurveda in current COVID pandemic.