Chandigarh/Feb, 1st, 2020: Coronavirus is similar to the common virus which causes upper respiratory infection symptoms like a sore throat, cough, stuffy or runny nose, and fever. Since 2003, some types of coronavirus like MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak many times and killed 1000s of people and animals around the world.
In the New Year 2020, the World Health Organization identified a new type of coronavirus: 2019-nCoV (aka 2019 Novel Coronavirus / Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) in China. By the end of January, in China, there were more than 300 confirmed cases and death counts are 100+ and rising. Despite strict airport screenings, some travelers had brought the virus to India, the US and other parts of the world.
Like any other common infection or flu, it spreads by oral and physical contact with infected matter. Even a dog may also become infected by direct contact with an infected dog or by eating from contaminated food bowls. Unsanitary conditions lead to coronavirus transmission is common.
How to prevent coronavirus?
Prevention is always better than cure. To help prevent a coronavirus infection, follow what you do to avoid the common flu or cold:
- Wash your hands properly with warm water and soap or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid hand-shaking or close contact with infected people.
- Avoid touching your pets, especially keep your children away from stray animals.
- Avoid non-Veg and SeaFood.
- If you feel a fever, take plenty of rest.
- Drink a good amount of boiled water. Boil water for 15-20 mins, drop 3-5 leaves of Holy Basil and keep it handy to drink in small intervals.
- Take doctor’s recommended medicine or over-the-counter medication for the flu, cold, sore throat and/or fever.
- For children to use ibuprofen or a medical practitioner’s recommended medicine.
- A steamy shower or humidifier may also help you ease.
Possible Curative Remedies:
The first and foremost remedy to prevent and cure the most common viruses including coronavirus is Holy basil (scientific name: Ocimum tenuiflorum, aka Ocimum Sanctum L). It’s Not the Sweet Basil or the Thai herb used as a flavor ingredient. This green leafy plant is well known as Tulsi or Tulsa Ji, and is a native to Southeast Asia.
Method 1: for Preventive care
- Boil 2 liter Water for 15-20 mins with 3-5 leaves of Holy Basil.
- Store and keep drinking this boiled water throughout the day.
- Don’t let your throat dry or harsh.
Method 2: for Curative care, if feels infected
- Boli 1 cup of milk along with 5-7 leaves of Holy Basil for 5 mins.
- Let it sit and cool down to room temperature.
- Drink every morning with an empty stomach.
- You may drink lukewarm water 15-20 min before.
- Don’t eat anything 15-20 min after drinking Holy Basil Milk.
Since Holy Basil or Tulsi is highlighted in Ayurved as “the incomparable one”, “mother medicine of nature” and “the queen of herbs”, it’s unquestionable to side effects, but If you are already taking any regular allopathic medication, do consult your doctor before taking Holy Basil. I never recommend buying any Supplement made from Holy Basil.
It is a historical Indian medicine used for the treatment of many conditions, like eye diseases, wound care, flu, cold, bronchitis, malaria, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, eczema, and ringworms. This plant is also used as an insect repellent.
This Queen of Herbs has high nutritional value, as it contains: Vitamin A and C, Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and Chlorophyll in adequate quantity and best quality.
From the Leaves to the Seed, Holy Basil is considered a Tonic for the Body, Mind, and Soul.
The second most reliable curative medicine is from Homoeopathy. Dr. Sukhdeep Singh (B.H.M.S), a practitioner at Advance Homoeo Care (http://www.advancehomeocare.com/) explains Coronavirus and recommends homeopathic medicines.