Author(s): Arun Kumar, Neha Vaish, Dr. Amit Kumar Verma
Virus plays an important role in human disease and as we know that now a days humans are most frequently travelled around the world due to globalization. The prevention of such severe attcks by microbes is a critical issue for public health. Our experts are making efforts to develop antiviral therapies either in the form of vaccines or other drugs as supporting therapies. Here we are going to target Covid-19 or a Corona Virus which is Pleomorphic or spherical single stranded, enveloped RNA and covered with club shaped glycoprotein. Still we identified 4 types of corona virus such as alpha, beta, gamma and delta corona virus. Till now there is no specific vaccine or therapy developed to safe the human beings against the Covid-19. Only supportive therapy is followed by health professionals includes antipyretics, analgesics, maintenance of hydration, artificial respiration or ventilation, antiviral drugs, anti malarial drugs, steroids like dexamethasone as so on. Recently, the Ministry of AYUSH has also advised drinking decoction to increase immunity. According to Indian system of medicine, this decoction made of Crude drugs will not only protect you from COVID-19 but will also protect you from other diseases. Ministry of AYUSH and CSIR, India announced clinical trials aimed at studying the use of Ayurvedic herbs as a preventive treatment to front line workers and infected patients in a large study which is to start soon. Other medicines under study include Cinnamon, Giloy, Tulsi, Fresh Ginger, Black pepper, Fresh Turmeric, Mulethi, Ganga Jal and some other herbs like ashwagandha around 50,000 people. The results of such studies will publish very soon as anti-corona virus drugs. The use of ayurvedic medicines in some cases is also being studied for its prophylactic use and hence, has been termed as an anti-viral remedy.