Sreelakshmi S, Varghese Jibi, Manna Mathew, Priyanka Yadav
2020 International Ayurvedic Medical Journal  
The Covid - 19 pandemic is defining the global health crisis of our time and occurs to be the greatest chal-lenge. The number of people getting affected and deaths are raising daily throughout the world. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered Corona virus. The situation is much more than a health crisis with a potential to create devastating situations at social, economic, and political levels. Till date, no effective management to address this infection has
more » ... his infection has been identified and attempts are being made to integrate a few traditional interventions along with standard treatment protocols of COVID-19. Ayurveda's extensive knowledge is based on preventive care, health measures and boosting immunity. Contribution of Ayurveda in the management of various communicable and non-communicable diseases cannot be undermined. Through its wider concepts and treatment modalities, it has greater potential to ad-dress such situations. Awareness about the mode of spread of this disease is recommended highly to pre-vent oneself from falling prey to the disease. The large resource of time-tested traditional knowledge has to be used for the benefit of mankind. In addition to the personal hygiene and social distancing measures, it is of immense importance to improve individual's natural defence system (immunity). Ayurveda can play a major role in mitigating the spread of COVID -19 by implementing some lifestyle changes along with sim-ple herbal medications and procedures by properly classifying and distinguishing the stage of the disease.
doi:10.46607/iamj0807172020 fatcat:tyks56mmcrgdtjrtuk7rt644pi