SGT University’s Ayurvedic hospital providing ‘Kvatha’ to boost immunity during Covid

SGT Times Reporter

Gurugram, January 12

Ever since Covid-19 has hit the country in March 2020, many people have looking upto Ayurveda to enhance their immunity so that they can defeat coronavirus if they are infected.

Haryana government has been providing those infected with the virus with a kit containing Ayurvedic preparation.

The Faculty of Indian Medicine System (FIMS) at SGT University is also not behind in providing people with Ayurvedic concoctions for strengthening their immune system during this pandemic.

“In today’s scenario of a surge in the cases of Covid 19 infection, we at the Ayurveda Hospital, SGT University have decided to distribute Ayush Kvatha for boosting the immune system to fight against Virus,” said Dr. Prasanna V Savanur, Dean, FIMS at SGT University.

The decoction formulation is carried out by Dr. Parveen Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, FIMS under the supervision of the Dean.

“The formulation prepared has prophylactic actions especially on respiratory system disorders which boosts antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic effects in the body,” said Dr. Savanur.

“The Kvatha (decoction) has wonderful herbs like Dashmoola (a combination of 10 medicinal plants having properties to improve the immune system and has also been found effective in cases of dry coughs, persistent cough, breathing trouble, asthma, hoarseness (hoarse voice), chronic fever, and other health anomalies associated with respiratory weakness., alleviate constipation, anorexia, abdominal lump, bloating, flatulence, lower back conditions and inflammation in the pelvic and sacral areas,” he added.

Dr. Savanur explained that owing to its incredible expectorant, analgesic nervine, and febrifuge actions), Amalaki (works as an antioxidant that helps to reduce free radicals in the body and improves stability), Yastimadhu (having properties like an expectorant, antidemulcent, antiulcer, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic etc), Tulsi (recommended for the management of bronchitis, bronchial asthma, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, antiemetic, antispasmodic, analgesic, adaptogenic and diaphoretic actions), Kiratikta (to treat numerous ailments such as liver disorders, malaria, and diabetes )etc.

Decoction was prepared by taking coarse powder of herbs boil in water after soaking the powder in water whole night.

The dosage of decoction distributed is 40ml/day/individual as a calculated dosage of freshly prepared decoction described in Ayurveda texts.

The distribution of kvatha has strictly followed the SOPs of coronavirus with proper sanitization and social distancing. It was also mandatory for all the Ayurveda hospital staff to take decoction every day that results not a single person found covid positive during 2020 and not even in 2021 during the deadly Delta variant of Coronavirus at its peak.

The decoction is also given for home if any person took it for their family members.

Decoction had distributed free of cost during May-June 2020 and April- May 2021 at Ayurveda hospital. SGT University with a total number of beneficiaries is 6050 & 7200 in years 2020 and 2021 respectively.

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