There is a widespread belief amongst the general public in India that traditional herbs or ayurvedic treatments do not have side effects and that they are totally safe.
Patanjali, the multi-billion dollar Ayurvedic empire, owned and run by ‘Baba’ Ramdev, today launched ‘Coronil and Swasari’ touting them as a cure for the novel coronavirus. However, while the organisation claims that clinical trials of the drug were conducted, no results appear to have been published in credible, peer reviewed,
It seems that the AYUSH Ministry has finally woken up. It is set to begin clinical trials to check the effectiveness of four Ayurvedic herbs or formulations for treatment of coronavirus. This is great news. I hope to see the Aayush ministry funding clinical trials of many more ayurvedic formulations
The Chinese Government, through its publication China Daily, has put out a video describing the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine for COVID 19.
Is there a case for supplementing Coronavirus prevention or management with Ayurvedic therapies, like the Chinese are doing with Chinese medicine? If so, what should they be?Several traditional herbs and compounds enhance immunity or have antiviral properties. There is current scientific evidence for quite a few of them.