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.
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.