Everyone has a responsibility to prevent the spread and contain the infection . Its highly important to break the chain of transmission and thereby contain the infection and save lives as the disease is increasingly spreading and claiming lives across the globe.
Things to ponder about
The third level of protection against coronavirus: An Ayurvedic hypothesis by Dr. Prashant Raghavan
Either of the following herbs can be kept inside the mouth during exposure to a high-risk area or by the group of people at high risks such as health care providers, caretakers, and doctors.
These herbs have tremendous potential to prevent or reduce the risk of serious viral infections that affects the respiratory system.
How to use
Sweetwood has been used in China as an antiviral remedy for coronavirus.
Pathogenesis of Coronavirus based on SARS-COV1 and MERS
The virion (infected virus particle) attaches to the epithelium of salivary gland ducts through ACE2 receptors and slowly drift towards the lungs causing infection2. When the coronavirus comes in contact with the gastric fire it loses its lipid layer and thus gets less virulent3.
It is known that corona spread happens through the droplets (through the saliva or nasal secretions). We aim to stop the growth of the virus in the epithelium of the salivary gland duct especially in people with a mild infection, thereby reducing the transmission of the disease.
The sourness of gooseberry in Triphala will lead to extra salivation which gets swallowed in every 20secs.
It is also physical protection that when you have something in the mouth, you may not touch your face or lips and your cough /sneeze reflex will be dampened. This will reduce the viral spread
1 Available at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public. Accessed on 3-4-2020
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