COVID-19: Ministry of Ayush starts clinical trials for Ashwagandha and 4 other Ayurvedic herbs for coronavirus treatment; Here is what you need to…

Posted: May 14, 2020 at 4:59 pm

In a recent positive development, Ministry of Ayush, in collaboration with the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) has started clinical trials testing formulation of four important Ayurvedic herbs in fighting the novel coronavirus. The medicines under study include ashwagandha, guduchi, yasthimadhu, peepli and another formulated drug, 'Ayush 64'.

The trials, which will be done on health workers first will be conducted in high-risk zones identified by the Arogya Setu App first. Reports say that over 50 lakh people from cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune will be a part of the clinical trial. Ayush ministry is also studying the impacts of Ayush-based prophylactic interventions in some preventive cases. In the first phase, patients are likely to be administered ashwagandha and later, the other drugs will be given to patients, depending on how they react or severity of the symptoms.

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