AYUSH medicine, chyawanprash for boosting immunity, Health Ministry suggests in post Covid care guidelines

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Panaji: The Ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday issued guidelines for patients who have recovered from the deadly coronavirus stating that, “a holistic approach is required for follow up care and well-being of all post-Covid recovering patients.”

The guidelines stated that patients should take immunity promoting AYUSH medicine– prescribed by a qualified practitioner of AYUSH.

“It is also suggested by the Ministry of AYUSH that the use of Chyawanprash in the morning (1 teaspoonful) with luke warm water/milk is highly recommended (under the direction of Registered Ayurveda physician) as in the clinical practice Chyawanprash is believed to be effective in post-recovery period,” the guidelines stated.

“At individual level patients must continue to use mask, hand sanitiser and maintain respiratory hygiene and physical distancing. Drink adequate amount of warm water (if not contra-indicated),” it further mentioned.

It also suggested patients to do mild exercise including yoga, pranayam and meditation, as much as health permits or as prescribed. Breathing exercises and morning or evening walk at a comfortable pace as tolerated, it stated.

The Ministry also advised to have balanced nutritious diet, have adequate sleep and rest, and take regular medications as prescribed for Covid.

Guidelines under community level advised recovered individuals to share their positive experiences with their friends and relatives, dispelling myths and stigma.

Lastly, it stated that regular follow-ups with physicians must be taken and take necessary precautions at an early stage if symptoms persists.

 

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