Ayurvedic Perspective of Swine Flu

(सन्निपातज ज्वर)


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


 A-H1N1 virus.

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


Ayurvedic Medicines

Kwatha (Decoction): 

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