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Naidu calls for utilising Ayurveda as preventive care to combat Covid-19

He said that natural remedies prescribed in Ayurveda can help us fight the virus by building our immunity

Venkaiah Naidu | Ayurveda

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses during the virtual launch of the Heartfulness All India Essay Event 2020 in New Delhi
Naidu said that Ayurveda was not just a system of medicine but also a philosophy of life

Vice President M on Tuesday called for utilising Ayurveda's extensive knowledge base on preventive care to combat the COVID-19.

He said that natural remedies prescribed in can help fight the virus by building immunity.

Inaugurating the online Global Summit with the theme for immunity', Naidu said Ayurveda was not just a system of medicine but also a philosophy of life.

The vice president said Ayurveda perceives humans as an integral part of nature and entails a holistic way of life where individuals are in harmony with themselves and with the world that surrounds them, an official statement said.

Elaborating on the therapeutic principles of Ayurveda, he said it believes in maintaining a perfect balance between nature's elements and the Tridoshas of the human body for a healthy state of living.

"Ayurveda propounds that every individual has his unique constitution and responds differently to treatment and medication," he said.

Citing the examples of ancient texts such as Atharva Veda, Charaka Samhita and Sushrutha Samhita, Naidu said since ancient times, India had a very systematic, scientific and rational approach to the treatment of diseases.

Observing that Ayurveda must evolve constantly to remain relevant as an effective health care system, the vice president urged private companies and the government to come together and set up state of the art research and development facilities to develop and test new medicines.

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First Published: Tue, September 15 2020. 23:22 IST