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Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine

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Pandemic Scenario in India: A Review Volume 3 - Issue 5

Somenath Ghosh*

    Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, India

Received: December 11, 2021   Published: January 24, 2022

*Corresponding author: Dr. Somenath Ghosh, Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Zoology, Coordinator, Department of Biotechnology, Rajendra College, Jai Prakash University, Chapra-841301, Bihar, India

DOI: 10.32474/OAJCAM.2021.03.000173

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Abstract

The COVID-19 has made many a change in daily livelihood of us. We are the present generation who has witnessed a pandemic in their lifetimes. In this context it is very much relevant to get an idea about any kind of remedial procedures were discussed or mentioned in literature down the ancient history of India. India is mother of ancient civilization. There are various discoverers which were made by Indian scientists in ancient times and now these are recognized by modern science. Amongst them most important is ayurveda. In present years, the herbal ameliorating role of ayurveda in various kinds of diseases is accepted by the modern scientific and/ medical personnel. In this quest I have made some survey of literature (both online and offline). Based upon the available information the present review was designed. I divided my study in two parts. In the beginning, we will look into the occurrence of pandemics in ancient India. Second, we will put some light regarding the remedial procedures and /measures taken to stop the spread of pandemic mentioned in ayurveda. In this regard, I have got very interesting results. I noted occurrence of pandemic in India times back to B.C.E and this was prevalent in 19th century as well. For prevention of this pandemic number of measures are mentioned in ayurveda including quarantine, isolation, home isolation etc. As part of remedial measures, boosting up of immunity, reframing and refreshing of metabolic systems of body, different tests and methods for enhancing lung capacity, physical mobility (in forms of yoga and meditation) is prescribed as non-invasive methods. Thus, present study will encompass the rich cultural as well as scientific heritage of ancient India.

Keywords: Ayurveda; ancient; India; occurrence; pandemic; prevention

Abstract| Introduction| Role of Customs, Culture & Traditions Of “Sanatan Way of Life” in Disease Prevention| Hand Washing| No Spitting in Public| Yoga & Ayurveda| Namaste – The Indian Welcome Starts with Namaskar| Social Distancing – The Ancient Indian’s Had Social Stratification| Protection From Mask: Our Traditional Gamchha| Indian Vegetarian Food: Sanatan Dharma’s Satvik Bhojan| Intake of Vitamin D| Disposal Of Dead Bodies of COVID 19 Patients| Conclusion| References |

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