The ongoing pandemic has caused a havoc around the globe, it has affected millions of people and has claimed thousands of lives. Covid-19 has thrown a spanner in works of economy, social life & work life. Pandemics are not new to the mankind, from the Antonine plague of 165 A.D. to the pandemics of 21st century like Ebola outbreak, MERS, SARS have posed huge challenges to the survival of mankind but with recent advances in medical science, the intensity of outbreaks were known to be reduced by a developed vaccine or introduction of new drug – these advances have put the pandemics in control which were earlier known as ‘Wrath of God’.
Covid-19 – ‘Wrath of God’?
But things are different with Covid-19 pandemic because till date no sure vaccine or drug has been developed and the efforts to stop its spread are going in vain. Due to monumental number of deaths in some countries, this pandemic is no short than the “Wrath of God’ itself. Scientists and researchers are working round the clock to develop a drug or a vaccine against this deadly virus.
In this challenging situation when the time is running against us, many scholars have turned to our indigenous science of healing – Ayurveda. One such endeavor is pursued by National Research Development Corporation, Ministry of Science, Government of India which has compiled a compendium of all Indian technologies which have potential to Test, trace & treat Covid-19. In the treating section, Aimil Pharmaceuticals’ Fifatrol has been mentioned to increase the immune building efficiency of an individual which is one of the definite ways to protect oneself against various infections and to ensure speedy recovery from infections. Fifatrol acts as immunity enhancer & a natural anti-biotic by virtue of its multi-drug and multi-action property. Fifatrol comprises of 5 poly-phyto mineral active compounds viz. Godanti Bhasm, Tribhuvan Kirti ras, Sanjeevani vati, Sudarshan Ghan vati & Mritunjaya rasa which are potent classical Ayurvedic medicines and are known to exert anti-microbial action and to increase the adapablity of an individual. Along with poly-phyto mineral active compound, Fifatrol is enriched with eight herbal – Guduchi (Tinospora cordyfolia), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera), Chirayata (Swertia chirata), Karanja (Pongamia pinnata), Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Motha (Cyperus rotundus), all these extracts boosts immune defense and augment the anti-microbial action of Fifatrol.
Super-imposing with principles of Ayurveda
Fifatrol’s rational lies in the principle of holistic healing of Ayurveda where a 360-degree approach is often applied to eliminate the root cause of the disease. Fifatrol concept of multi-action gets super-imposed on this very principle of Ayurveda where the infection is battled out and prevented by increasing the immunity of an individual and by exerting anti-microbial action against the pathogen. The same principles of Ayurveda were praised for their usability in current scenario where PM Modi asked citizens to follow the guidelines of Ministry of AYUSH to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
The recent compendium by NRDC has pinned string hopes on Fifatrol in combating Covid-19 and the whole country is looking towards Ayurveda for turning this ‘Wrath of God’ into manageable disease and save the world from falling apart.