THERAPEUTIC AND PREVENTIVE APPROACH ON SWINE FLU IN AYURVEDA: A CRITICAL REVIEW
Naresh K. Kumawat1*, Dhannajay2, Dharmendra K. Sharma3
1*Lecturer, 3Associate professor, Dept. of KC, SBLD Ayurved Vishwabharti College, Sardar shahar, Churu, Rajasthan, India.
2Lecturer, Dept. of Rachna sharer, SBLD Ayurved Vishwabharti College, Sardar shahar, Churu, Rajasthan, India.
Swine flu is an acute respiratory tract infection caused by influenza virus H1N1 characterized by sudden onset of chills, malaise, fever, body ache, headache, throat pain, cough and common cold. According to Ayurveda, flu is caused only when there is lack of generalized immunity in the body. We can prevent the spread of flu by strengthening our Ojas (immunity). Prevention is always better than cure and the primary aim goal of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of a healthy person. Various therapeutic such as Nasya karma, Rasayana and preventive aspects are boost generalized immunity of body or ultimately protect from foreign pathogen like as viruses. Ayurvedic herbals and preventive aspects helping detoxify the liver, fight allergies, stimulate digestion, and boost immunity. Ayurvedic drugs have anti viral, cleansing and antioxidant properties. They are excellent for balancing Vata and Kapha, which are the prominent Dosha in Swine influenza or any other respiratory tract infections. Ayurveda says that daily and dietary habits play a major role in any disease. If our digestive fire is normal, our immunity will remain powerful and thus no infection can overrule.Keywords: Influenza, Nasya karma, anti viral, immunity.
Dr. Naresh Kumar Kumawat, Assistant professor, SBLD Ayurved Vishwabharti, College, Sardar shahar, Churu, Rajasthan, India. Ph: +918058616715