Use Ayurveda Knowledge To Combat Covid-19 Pandemic: Vice President

Ayurveda not just a system of medicine, but also a philosophy of life: Vice President

Expressing concern over the rising incidence of non-communicable and lifestyle diseases in India, Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said that Ayurveda becomes especially relevant in such a scenario. He advised everyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy food. The food prescribed by our forefathers is best suited to our bodily needs and climatic conditions, he added.

He said that natural remedies prescribed in Ayurveda can help us fight the virus by building our immunity. Elaborating on the therapeutic principles of Ayurveda, he said, it believes in maintaining a perfect balance between nature’s elements and the Tridoshas of the human body for a healthy state of living. “Ayurveda propounds that every individual has his unique constitution and responds differently to treatment and medication” he added.

Inaugurating online Global Ayurveda Summit with the theme ‘Ayurveda for immunity’ organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Shri Naidu said that Ayurveda was not just a system of medicine but also a philosophy of life.

Citing the examples of ancient texts such as Atharva Veda, Charaka Samhita and Sushrutha Samhita, Shri Naidu said that since ancient times, India had a very systematic, scientific and rational approach to the treatment of diseases.

The Vice President said Ayurveda perceives humans as an integral part of nature and entails a holistic way of life where individuals are in harmony with themselves and with the world that surrounds them.

The Vice President said that anxiety and fear of disease can be more fatal than the disease itself and advised to practice meditation and spirituality to overcome such anxiety.

Ayurvedic Immunity Promoting Measures

  • Take Chyavanprash 10gm (1tsf) in the morning. Diabetics should take sugar-free Chyavanprash.
  • Drink herbal tea/decoction (Kadha) made from Tulsi (Basil), Dalchini (Cinnamon), Kalimirch (Black pepper), Giloy, Shunthi (Dry Ginger) and Munakka (Raisin) – once or twice a day. Add jaggery (natural sugar) and/or fresh lemon juice to your taste, if needed.
  • Half teaspoon Haldi (turmeric) powder in 150 ml hot milk – once or twice a day
  • Drink warm water throughout the day.

  • Daily practice of Yogasana, Pranayama and meditation for at least 30 minutes as advised by Ministry of AYUSH.
  • Spices like Haldi (Turmeric), Jeera (Cumin), Dhaniya (Coriander) and Lahsun (Garlic) are recommended in cooking.
  • Use of Chyawanprash in the morning (1 teaspoonful) with lukewarm water/milk is highly recommended (under the direction of Registered Ayurveda physician) as in the clinical practice Chyawanprash is believed to be effective in the post-recovery period.

Recognising the employment generation potential of Ayurveda industry, the Vice President called for designing skilling programs in this filed. This will also help boost services export, he said.

“India is already the source of affordable and quality drugs to the world. It can also become the healer to the world and the most preferred destination of wellness and medical tourism globally”, he added.

He also called for interdisciplinary interaction between traditional and modern systems of medicine so that they learn from one another and support each other in the quest for overall wellness.

Till the time a vaccine is not developed enhancing the body’s natural defence system plays an important role in maintaining optimum health.

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