India is beaming high with the daily addition of at least thousand of cases. According to the latest Corona update, India is ranking high, with 4,25,282 total cases. The good news is that 2,37,196 are the recovered cases. These statistics are as of 22/06/22. The scientists and industry insiders are expecting a rise in the cases in the coming few weeks. While the entire globe is searching for a proper vaccination for the COVID-19, India’s pharmaceutical company Glenmark has rolled out an oral antiviral under the name of FabiFlu. This medication will be the first one to be approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). This seems to be a golden ray amidst the dark clouds. The drug is priced at Rs 103 per tablet, and the prescribed dosage is 1,800 mg twice on the first day, and 800 mg twice daily until the14th Day. This has been the rare positive Corona Update up till now.
This still will take some time to reach the markets and to be available for the general public. However, there is still a more extensive section of Indian consumers that will find it hard to afford this essential commodity. The prices might need to be reworked by tying up with the government, or some reforms can be taken.
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What to do until Favipiravir is not available?
Instead of waiting for any positive Corona Updates, we can follow the AYUSH. For those who don’t know this acronym. AYUSH stands for India’s Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy. These are the herbal remedies that not just promote ancient healing therapies but also pitches various habits for boosting our immune system. Even the ministry of health and Prime minister Narendra Modi supported the herbal remedies for enhancing our immunity system to fight the COVID-19 virus.
It is impossible not to come in contact with this deadly virus, but we can at least take little steps to keep ourselves healthy enough to be able to fight against this virus.
Who is more vulnerable?
The world is ravaging with the Coronavirus as it can affect anyone. There is no concrete bar or criteria for it. But, According to the Corona Update, elderly people having pre-existing health problems or the people having chronic diseases like heart problems, diabetes, asthma, or any other cardiovascular or respiratory diseases are more prone to developing a serious life-threatening condition.
Not just the people suffering from health problems, the elderly, or the smaller kids are at higher risk. But, more than us, The corona-warriors are the most vulnerable. The warriors like- health staff, police, cleanliness workers, or people into any essential services are highly exposed to this virus. It is quite impossible not to get infected by Corona. However, the risk can be alleviated through proper nutrition and ensuring that one takes proper precautions along with immunity-boosting herbal remedies. Get deep insights about Coronavirus Causes, Symptoms, Precautions & General FAQs before taking any medications.
What are the herbal remedies one can take?
First thing first, it is imperative to keep yourself healthy, not just from outside but from inside too. Like any other respiratory disease, COVID- 19 also impacts your immunity. Hence, it is very crucial to Boost Your immune system and keep yourself away from any kind of chronic disease. The Herb present in our kitchen can help in maintaining the viruses at a far distance. Also, if one might get affected mildly or moderately with this virus, they can take care of themselves at home by taking precautionary measures. Even the Government of India promotes these herbal remedies. So here are the few Herbs that you may find easily at home and can take them regularly to Boost Your immunity system:
it is a readily available plant. Holy Basil is one of the most common plants which is available in every home. Even if you don’t have one at your place, you can borrow it from your neighbors or buy one as soon as possible. The leaves of this plant are rich in phytonutrients like antioxidants and flavonol. Chlorophyll, along with vitamins and minerals like eugenol, is very much helpful in antimicrobial, antifungal, and antibacterial properties. The bioactive compounds present in the leaves of basil helps in reducing the stress and also maintains the glucose levels in the plasma. For the adequate consumption of this plant, chew at least 4-5 fresh basil leaves first thing in the morning. Also, before intaking the leaves, one must clean them thoroughly with the running water. If one doesn’t feel gulping the basil leaves, they can induce it into the morning tea. If one loves pesto recipes, they can include it as a primary ingredient.
It is a well-known Spice, which is an excellent herbal remedy known for its antifungal, anticancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. In ancient medicines, Ginger was a key ingredient and was extensively used for curing numerous diseases. It is a widespread cure for cold and cough. But very few know about the other benefits. One can use Ginger to treat their customer, morning sickness, arthritis, and gastrointestinal complaints. It does not just cure physical diseases, but it also helps in curing depression. If a person consumes Ginger tea by crushing the Ginger and then boiling it along with the tea leaves its can help in curing nausea and travel sickness. People who often complain about digestive issues can prepare a mix of powdered Ginger along with cloves and cardamom for their daily consumption.
It is a widespread and very well known herb present in the Ayurvedic medicinal system. It does act as an antioxidant alone but also helps in strengthening the immunity system. It is mostly used for spices in vegetables and even as a herb. This herbal remedy is most famous as a condiment in the artificial flavoring of the yummylicious maple syrup. Also, commonly used in the steroids. Add fenugreek seeds as preservatives in the pickles. The dried leaves of fenugreek are used as the flavoring agent in the vegetable, fish, and some of the nonveg items. If one doesn’t want to include in a daily diet with vegetables, then herbal tea made with it is always an option. If a person is suffering from fever, then they can take a mix of fenugreek, lemon, and honey as a herbal tea to treat any kind of viral illness. Even the sprouted seeds of fenugreek are used in salads as it provides the essential fiber to cure gut issues like constipation.
It contains Curcumin, a bioactive compound that has anti-inflammatory properties. The decoction made from tulsi, turmeric, and grated ginger is highly recommended and promoted by the AYUSH. Turmeric is a ubiquitous and essential spice in Indian cuisine and hence, can be easily found in every household.
It is an essential herb in Italian food recipes. It comes from the mint family and is known to have potent antiviral properties. Oregano contains carvacrol having proven effects on fungal and bacterial infections.
But can home remedies alone give positive corona updates?
In the end, we would like to conclude that merely home remedies might not be able to boost your immunity, but inculcating healthy habits like washing hands every 30 mins and social distancing along with yoga and Pranayam can help in making us keen to combat this life-threatening disease.