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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 2 (2020)

Corona virus (COVID-19): An Ayurvedic approach (Possible role of Tulsi)

Author(s):

Dr. Pankaj Kushwah, Dr. Nandu Kayande, Bhaskar Mohite, Anubhav Shrivastava, Vinay Mahajan and Nandini Kushwah

Abstract:
Viral infections play an important role in human diseases, and recent outbreaks in the advent of globalization and ease of travel have underscored their prevention as a critical issue in safeguarding public health. Coronavirus disease COVID-19 is caused by the recently discovered corona virus that can spread between animals and humans. The outbreak of the corona virus was begun in Wuhan, China, inDecember2019. The most common symptoms are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some individuals also develop aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. It was reported that traditional remedies may alleviate the symptoms of COVID-19. Ayurveda is the world’s oldest medical system that can manage any disease without side effects. Tulsi has got the great medicinal value .Tulsi is the effective remedy for the severe acute Respiratory Syndrome. Juice of its leaves gives relief in cold, fever, bronchitis and cough. Drugs acting on microbial agents have been mentioned in Ayurvedic texts as Krimighna Dravyas. Tulsi, Ocimum sanctum is one of the most important medicinal plants mentioned in Ayurvedic literature for its medicinal and spiritual properties. Tulsi has multi-modal therapeutic effects, we hypothesize that tulsi may be effective in the prevention and management of COVID-19. Though the existing literature supports the management of symptoms of COVID-19 using tulsi, a lack of standard formulation limits its use.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pankaj Kushwah, Dr. Nandu Kayande, Bhaskar Mohite, Anubhav Shrivastava, Vinay Mahajan and Nandini Kushwah. Corona virus (COVID-19): An Ayurvedic approach (Possible role of Tulsi). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2):2361-2362.

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