Controversy over the use of modern medicines and Ayurvedic medicines for the treatment of Coronavirus has led to confusion among the patients.
Launch of Ayush 64 by the Union Health Ministry, has added to the confusion. Ayurvedic practitioners have been promoting Immunity Boosters right since the entry of the virus in India. Ayush 64, which was earlier tested for Malaria infection, around 1995, was evidence based medicine for the dreaded virus. On the other hand the new treatment plan announced by the Union Health Ministry has avoided modern medicines used so far across the nation. This includes Fabiflu and Remdesiver.
President of Central Council of Indian Medicine and noted Ayurved practitioner Dr Jayant Deopujari stated that trial of Redesivir was made on about 125 persons. Following the results of this trial the drug was withdrawn.
After adequate trials the Union Health Ministry has approved Ayush 64, Dr Deopujari stated. Most of the herbs used in Ayush 64, were being used by Ayurvedic practitioners for boosting immunity, which would prevent any kind of viral infection including the nCorona19.
Dr Pramod Salve, retired Professor from Government Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and Panchakarma and Ayurvedic practitioner Dr G M Mamtani have supported this view. They have been prescribing immunity booster medicines. Dr Mamtani had prepared Immunity Booster Kadha himself for distribution among people.
Central Council for Research in Ayurved Science has approved Ayush 64 after its trial on Corona patients. Unfortunately the medicine is not very popular among people.
Most of the herbs used in Ayush 64 and those used by Ayurvedic practitioners are common and have proved evidence against viral infections. Unfortunately concrete record has not been maintained, so that they can be tested and declared based on modern scientific parameters. The governments so far have not promoted research in the ancient health science, which was practised for thousands of years in India and other Asian countries.