Hyderabad: The Ministry of AYUSH suggested that use of one teaspoonful Chyawanprash in the morning with lukewarm water or milk is highly recommended, under the direction of Registered Ayurveda physician. In the clinical practice, Chyawanprash is believed to be the effective post-recovery period of COVID.

The Ministry of Ayush also said that immunity promoting Ayush medicine would be prescribed only by practitioners permitted under law for prescribing the medicine or therapy under a specific stream.

Meanwhile, the Ayush Ministry has recommended the following medicine for post-treatment — Ayush Kwath (150 ml; 1 cup) daily, Samshamani vati 500 mg twice a day (1 gm per day) or Giloy powder 1 -3 grams with lukewarm water for 15 days, Ashwagandha 500 mg twice a day (1 gm per day) or Ashwagandha powder 1-3 grams twice daily for 15 days and Amla fruit one daily/Amla powder 1-3 grams once daily, Mulethi powder (in case of dry cough) 1- 3 gram with lukewarm water twice daily, warm milk with half teaspoonful haldi in (morning/evening), gargling with turmeric and salt, · Chyawanprash 1 teaspoonful (5 mg) once daily in the morning (as per directions from Vaidya).

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also recommended the guidelines for post-Covid management. The ministry asked the patients to have a balanced nutritious diet, preferably easy to digest freshly cooked soft diet. They also asked the patients to have adequate sleep and rest. Smoking and consumption of alcohol should be avoided. They also were asked to take regular medications as advised for Covid and also for managing comorbidities.

The patients should always inform the doctor about all medicines that the individual is taking (allopathic/AYUSH) so as to avoid prescription interaction.

The ministry also asked people to conduct self-health monitoring at home by checking temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar (especially, if diabetic), pulse oximetry etc. (if medically advised).

If there is a persistent dry cough or sore throat, do saline gargles and take steam inhalation. For addition of herbs/spices for gargling/steam inhalation (refer to Annexure I). The ministry also asked to take cough medications only from a medical doctor or qualified practitioner of Ayush.

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