Rasayana as panacea in Covid-19 w.s.r. to Janapadodhwamsa

  • Dr. Jyoti Negi Post Graduate Scholar, P.G. Dept of Agad Tantra, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, INDIA.
  • Dr. Manisha Dikshit Associate Professor, P.G. Dept of Agad Tantra, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, INDIA.
  • Dr. R. C. Tiwari Prof. and H.O.D, P.G. Dept of Agad Tantra, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, INDIA.
  • Dr. Ved Bhushan Sharma Assistant Prof., P.G. Dept of Agad Tantra, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Rishikul Campus, Haridwar, Uttarakhand, INDIA.
Keywords: Epidemic, SARS-CoV-2, Rasayana, Pandemic, Immune modulators

Abstract

In Ayurveda the foremost aim is to prolong life and to promote perfect health and secondary aim is to eradicate the disease and dysfunction of the body. Ayurveda science wreathe us with the knowledge of how to maintain long and disease-free life and code of conducts. Acharya Charaka has been described Janapadodhwamsa, in Viman Sthana and considered as the chapter of epidemiological study, where he mentioned the whole concept on handling the situation of pandemic state in which Rasayana have important contribution. Now, a days the pandemic state of SARS-CoV-2 and their new variants like U.K., Brazil and South Africa which have mutation properties causing pressure on health care system and which feels the necessity of internationally unified clear and collective actions by the individuals, communities, commercial bodies etc. due to the novelty of the virus. Hence, SARS-CoV-2 can be correlated with Janapadodhwamsa and Rasayana is panacea for this disease, which provide strength against the virus and improve the immune response towards this pandemic disease. This article focuses on information about mechanism of action of immune modulating effect of Rasayana Dravyas which should incorporate in day to day life and act as immune modulators.

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