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Homeopathy Effective in Prevention of Coronavirus Infection, Ministry of AYUSH Releases Health Consultation


Coronavirus Outbreak: The Ministry of AYUSH has issued a health advisory on the rapidly spreading coronavirus in China and recommended that homeopathic and Unani medicines may be effective in the prevention of coronavirus infection. The ministry said in a statement that the consultation has been issued after a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Central Council for Homeopathy Research (CCRH) under the Ministry of AYUSH on Tuesday.


Methods and measures to prevent deadly spreading coronavirus infection through homeopathy were discussed in the meeting. The Ministry has recommended that the homeopathic drug Arsenicum album 30 as a prophylactic drug against infection can be taken on an empty stomach daily for three days. The consultation states that if the coronavirus infection still persists, the same dose should be repeated after one month.

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It said that this medicine can also be taken for the prevention of diseases like influenza. The consultation also suggests Ayurvedic medicines, Unani decoction and home remedies, which may be useful in the symptomatic treatment of virus infections.

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It recommends that general hygiene measures for the prevention of airborne infections be to maintain personal hygiene, washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, not touching eyes, nose, and mouth with blind hands and ill Avoid close contact with people.

The ministry recommends covering the face during coughing or sneezing and, using N95 masks during travel or while working in public places. So far 132 people have died in China due to coronavirus and about 6,000 cases have been reported.

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