PROBABLE ROLE OF BHAGOTTAR GUTIKA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19: A REVIEW
Keywords:Bhagottar Gutika, COVID-19, Vata-Shlaishmika Jwara
Introduction: Rasaushadhis (Herbal-mineral medicines) are backbone of Ayurveda due to its quick action in small dose and long shelf life as compared to herbal medicines. Ayurvedic medicines are the need of the hour. The coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of cornavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The WHO declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020 and a pandemic on 11 March 2020. In Ayurveda COVID-19 through its sign and symptoms have resemblance with Vata-Shlaishmika Jwara described by Acharya Charaka. Aim & Objectives: To explore the probable role of Bhagottar Gutika in the management of COVID-19 & to find out an effective Ayurvedic medicine for asymptomatic to mild cases of COVID-19. Materials and Methods: For this hypothetical study Ayurveda Samhitas like Charak Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, Bhaishajyaratnavali etc, authentic publications, internet and modern medical literature have been reviewed. Observation and Conclusion: The Ayurvedic medicine Bhagottar Gutika has Rasayan, antiasthmatic, antidiarrheal, antipyretic, antihistaminic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antitoxin properties. So it is concluded that Bhagottar Gutika can be used as an effective Ayurvedic medicine for asymptomatic to mild cases of COVID-19. Clinical trial of Bhagottar Gutika is the scope for new research.
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