Ayurvedic Perspective of Swine Flu
Symptoms of Swine flu in Ayurveda can be called as Sannipataj Jvara.
which is basically triggered by the aggravation of the three Doshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha)
and loss of Ojas (immunity) in the body.
Low Ojas is lack of immunity at the physical level and absence of mental strength at mental level.Hence Ayurveda strongly recommends the strengthening of the Ojas(immunity) to prevent diseases like swine flu from its attack.
Swine flu (swine influenza, hog flu or pig flu) is caused by
The symptoms of swine flu are similar to those of seasonal flu which include
fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue.
Some times this may be accompanied with diarrhoea and vomiting. This spreads through personal contacts in the form of droplets created while coughing or sneezing by a person infected with the flu.
Prevention from attack
High level of mental strength with fearlessness
Maintenance of self-restrain and celibacy helps in improvement of ojus (immunity)
Consumption of Light and easily digestible food in case of the feeling of heaviness in stomach fast is to be followed till the appetite is generated
Constipation must be removed by the intake of light laxative like
Trifala churna 3-6 gms or Gulkand 5-10gm at bed time
As Symptoms of the disease first observed in throat and mucous membrane of the nose
and throat showed inflammatory condition in it following tips are required to be followed (A) Hot saline gargle many times in day (B ) To snuff 2-6 drops of mustered oil
early in the morning
Since this disease is more common in humid atmosphere hence protection from getting wet and sleeping into the dew is to be avoided
10 to 15 leaves of holy basil,
5to7 numbers of black pepper,
small piece of cinnamon stick and ginger to be pestle to gather and boiled
and to be taken like tea with sufficient quantity of sugar several times
Prevention from waking in night, market sweets, rotten fruit, rancid food and going in the places of crowd during endemic period of swine flue
Homes or places of stay should be kept clean and fumigated daily with neem leaf and gugal Generally Ayurveda recommends following materials for fumigation. Gugal,Ral,neem leaf,and devdaru for environmental purification which is very useful for the prevention from swine flu
After the attack
Although it is almost certain that if we follow the above mentioned Rules the attack of the virus will be passive however due to the Inadvertence if the attack becomes active one should not get scared to it. It is humble duty of the family of the patient to protect their neighbourhood from this dreaded disease by cleanliness and alertness and serve the patient without fear.
Patient should be provided complete bed rest in clean and airy room. Children need to be kept away from the patient. Boiled warm water only to be provided to drink. Hot saline gargle is frequently provided.
If there is fever solid food is strictly prohibited and observance of fast for two three days is recommended. Milk with turmeric and ginger, Tea, Sweet Lemon juice or Raisins may be given.
Throat of the patient is required to be taken utmost care and its cleanliness is ensured
In order to prevent the spread of infection talking from the patient from very near is avoided and sputum and vomit material of the patient is required to be dumped with ash and lime powder
Nose and mouth need to be covered with clean cloth while talking with the patent
Take 5 Tulasi (basil) leaves,
4 Kali Mirch (whole black pepper) beads,
3 Laung (clove) buds and 1 teaspoonful of fresh grated Adraka (ginger).
Mix them in a glass of water and boil the entire mixture until the quantity of water is halved. Filter and add a teaspoonful of honey. Your Ayurvedic decoction is ready. Take this decoction twice daily.
Giloy,sonth,puskarmul in equal quantity boiled in four times of water of the total weight and reduced to quarter to be taken 4 hourly
½ to 1 teaspoonful of Sitopaladi Churna with 1 teaspoonful of honey and have it twice daily.
The formulation likeTtribhuvan kirti Ras or Lakshmi vilas Ras (Nardeeya)121.5 mg.,
three times a day,Sanjeevani vati,Kalpataru Ras,Anand bhairav Ras, may also be
used under the strict supervision of qualified Ayurveda Physician