- Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of AYUSH collectively launching the National Clinical Management Protocol.
- A clinical study to estimate the functions of medicinal herbs vasa and Guduchi in the remedial process of Covid-19 symptoms.
THD NewsDesk, New Delhi: On Tuesday, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan and Minister for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) Shripad Yesso Naik will collaboratively launch, the National Clinical Management Protocol based on Ayurveda and yoga for the management of COVID-19.
A virtual event will be held, keeping in mind with the state of the pandemic. The government has been encouraging medicinal herbs under the Ayush system for people to boost their immune system and to protect themselves from infections.
Last month, the Union Health Ministry circulated guidelines on managing recuperating symptoms of Covid-19 like fatigue, body ache, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulty, which majorly encouraged medicinal herbs for the purpose.
From taking one teaspoonful of Chyawanprash and warm turmeric milk in the morning to having mulethi (liquorice root) powder, Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) powder, etc., many Ayurvedic medicines found mention in the health ministry’s post-COVID-19 management protocol.
However, there was an appendix that all medicinal herbs were to be taken under medical supervision.
The ministry’s guidelines advise, “Take immunity promoting Ayush medicine… to be practised and prescribed by a qualified practitioner of Ayush. If health permits, regular household work to be done. Professional work to be resumed in graded manner. Depending on the physical condition, mild to moderate exercise daily such as yogasana, pranayama and meditation… breathing exercises as prescribed by treating physician and daily morning or evening walk at a comfortable pace as tolerated.”
Last month, the AYUSH Ministry authorised a clinical study to estimate the functions of medicinal herbs vasa and Guduchi in the remedial process of Covid-19 symptoms.
The Ayush Ministry stated, “In view of the need for accelerated solutions for Covid-19, the Ministry of AYUSH has taken up systematic studies on different possible solutions through multiple channels. As part of this effort, a proposal for a clinical study to assess the role of Vasa Ghana, Guduchi Ghana and Vasa-Guduchi Ghana in the therapeutic management of symptoms in Covid-19 positive cases has recently been approved.”