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Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19): Management Through Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy

B. Venkateswar Rao, Izhar Ul Hasan, Tushita Thakur, Anasuya B, Arun Kumar Bhadula, P. Mirunaleni


COVID-19 pandemic has become a global health crisis. Mild infection has high recovery rate, while severe cases can be fatal. There is no specific medication or vaccine and treatment is based on supportive care only. At this critical period of limited therapeutic options, Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy can play a significant role in the management of COVID-19 infection. The present paper briefs on the epidemiology, the concept of health and lists the possible preventive and therapeutic options available in the Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) systems of medicine. The guidelines mentioned here are in addition to the standard treatment guidelines of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Research studies may be recommended to evaluate the efficacy of AYUSH systems of medicine in positively influencing the clinical course in those who developed COVID-19 in terms of reduction in severity and duration of signs and symptoms, duration of hospital stay, onset of complications, requirement of life support and mortality


COVID-19, epidemiology, Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy

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