Impact of the COVID -19 Pandemic on Ayurveda Practice & Research: An Observational Output


  • Ashok Kumar Panda Former Research Officer, Central Ayurveda Research Institute for Hepato biliary Disorders, Bharatpur, Bhubaneswar, Odisha



Positive impact, Negative impact, COVID-19, AYUSH Sanjeevani app, AYUSH advisories


Impacts of diseases can be assessed through various changes in society after an insurgence of new disease. It remarkably influences the existing system and can be interpreted as positive, negative or neutral based on the sensible variables. Although negative impacts are noted in terms of lock down of Ayurveda hospitals, clinics, Ksharasutra clinics (Para-surgical practice for anorectal diseases) and panchakarma centers. There is a significant drop of OPD strength due to lock down and shut down process. IPD services of most of Ayurveda hospital is closed down or running with very less patients. There is a mass drop out/partial drop out of research subjects from ongoing clinical trials and new patient’s recruitment is not possible for close down of clinical laboratories. But positive impact is more as it creates awareness to opt Ayurveda kwatha, nasya, pranayama and yogasana to prevent COVID-19 which reached every house of India. More funds are diverted for clinical trials of Ayurveda formulations in COVID-19, purchase of sanitizer, masks, PPE kits etc and awareness. AYUSH Sanjeevani app is much successful procedure to monitor the AYUSH advocacy in COVID-19. Ayurveda Kits for corona have been distributed in venerable groups and front-line warriors by different Ayurveda Colleges and Institutes. Many Institutes conducted Webinars on Practice of Ayurveda Immuno-booter in COVID-19 from unlock-3 onwards to aware the practicing doctors. Controversies raised for evidence of the efficacy and safety of Ayurveda formulations in COVID-19 but preliminary evidences showed Ayurveda formulations like AYUSH-64 and others showed better clinical output compared to conventional standard therapy in clinical trials. It was concluded that Positive impact is more than the negative Impact on Ayurveda practice and research in the COVID-19 pandemic situation.


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How to Cite

Panda, A. K. (2020). Impact of the COVID -19 Pandemic on Ayurveda Practice & Research: An Observational Output. International Research Journal of Ayurveda & Yoga, 3(10), 295-303.