AYUSH Ministry On Coronavirus: Withdraws Advisory On Homoeopathic & Unani Medicines

AYUSH Ministry On Coronavirus: Some people are telling that wrong information is being provided in the advisory, while others are making fun of it.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Jan 30, 2020Updated at: Feb 05, 2020
AYUSH Ministry On Coronavirus: Withdraws Advisory On Homoeopathic & Unani Medicines

The Ministry of AYUSH has come out clean after a lot of grudge over the use of Unani and Homeopathic medicines as an alternative medicine for Novel Coronavirus. The Ministry has confirmed that this advisory was focused on prevention measures and the Ministry has not claimed any such treatment for the infection. "AYUSH system is based on traditional health practice," the ministry said in a series of tweets. The country's traditional healthcare system advocates lifestyle to enhance immunity, which helps in the prevention of various infectious diseases.''

What was the matter?

The Ministry of AYUSH had earlier issued a Health Advisory recommending the use of homoeopathic and Unani medicines in the prevention of Novel Coronavirus (NCOV) infection (which may be effective in preventing it). The advisory has been declared after the meeting of CCRH, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Center Council for Research in Homeopathy under the Ministry of AYUSH. Methods of prevention of coronavirus from homoeopathy were discussed in the meeting. The ministry issued a statement and informed about this. It has been said in the statement that the homoeopathy drug Arsenicum Album-30 should be taken on an empty stomach for three days as a prophylactic medicine for infection (which is effective in the prevention of the disease).

According to the statement, if a person is suffering from a coronavirus infection, then the same dose should be continued for about one month. Besides, this drug can also be used to prevent influenza. Apart from this, some Ayurvedic medicines, Unani decoction and home remedies have also been shown to be effective in the management of coronavirus infection.


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After this advisory of the Ministry of AYUSH, people have expressed their anger on Twitter. Learn what people said about this advisory.

Along with this, the Ministry of AYUSH has suggested some common hygienic measures for the prevention of these airborne infections, including maintaining personal hygiene, washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, unwanted contact of eyes, nose and mouth. Avoidance of, and close contact with, sick people.


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  • The ministry recommends covering the face while coughing or sneezing and using N-95 masks while travelling and travelling in public places.
  • The advisory stated that if you are suspected of coronavirus infection, wear a mask and immediately go to your nearest hospital. Also, according to Ayurveda, adopt preventive measures so that your immune system can be strengthened. For this, a healthy diet and lifestyle changes are necessary.



The coronavirus is a part of the family of viruses, starting with the common cold and can turn into acute respiratory syndromes. The virus has killed 132 people so far and more than six thousand people are under its control in China. The virus has spread from the seafood and animal market in Wuhan city of China and it is suspected that the virus has spread to the US as of now.

According to the World Health Organization, common symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • fever
  • cough
  • breathing problem

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