Everyone is aware of the Corona Virus which has taken up the world with a storm, with over 4087 deaths. It has left the people in a frenzy of fear. It originated in the markets of Wuhan, China, but has now spread to over 100 countries.
In India, we have currently 63 cases of coronavirus reported, the last two from Mumbai. There are no knows causes for the Corona Virus but it's being investigated. It’s spreading with human contact and there has been evidence of Community spread.
Community spread basically means people in a particular area are infected with the virus, and few of them don’t even know how they were infected.
The main symptoms of Corona Virus are:
- Shortness of breath
These generally start showing up in people within 14 days of when the people come into contact with the virus. In extreme cases, it can lead to severe respiratory problems, kidney failure, and even death. If you see any of these symptoms, it’s advised to see a doctor immediately.
The cause of the virus is not known yet but investigations are being conducted to determine the cause. It is spreading through human contact, if a person infected with Corona Virus sneezes, the virus travels through the air droplets. It also spreads through human contact so it’s best to keep a distance from people infected.
It’s best to avoid people who have recently visited the most affected countries like China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. It’s difficult to diagnose coronavirus as the symptoms are similar to that of a common cold or flu. So it’s best to take a laboratory test to confirm.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued the following guidelines:
- Wash your hands frequently and use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Cover your coughs and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Use a health mask if you are getting in contact with an infected person.
- Disinfect surfaces touched by a sick person.
- Maintain personal hygiene.
- Always wear a mask while traveling.
- Avoid traveling to the countries which have been the most affected.
Even though there is no cure for Coronavirus yet, we can always take precautions. Researchers in India have come up with uses of ban tulsi to help prevent Corona Virus. Ban Tulsi is basically a wild species annual herb that may grow up to 1-2 ft tall. Ban Tulsi also is known as Jungle Tulsi, Jungli Tulsi or Van Tulsi is grown abundantly in rural areas of Malda, West Bengal.
It is known to treat many diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, etc. it is an excellent way to take precautions form coronavirus. It is known to improve immunity which is the best method to prevent Corona Virus.
Ban Tulsi reduces the cortisol level in the body which creates a calming, soothing effect on the nervous system of the body. It fights off the damaging radicals and improves the blood flow in the body. It also acts as a great sleep aid if taken in the evening.
It also helps cure a cold and cough which are the main symptoms of Corona Virus, so if we are able to fight off the symptoms, the chances of recovery definitely increase. It purifies the blood so it helps get rid of any harmful foreign bodies.
Drinking juice of Ban Tulsi's empty stomach provides relief from cold and cough and helps build the immune strong. It also helps in reducing the mental stress of a person. In such a situation, panic is normal but we should try and keep calm as panicking will make things only worse.
Taking green leaves of Ban Tulsi helps to cure seasonal diseases like cold, cough, headache, etc which are the main symptoms of Corona Virus. Adding ginger and black pepper to a Ban Tulsi tea is very beneficial to treat cold and cough.
A Ban Tulsi decoction is very beneficial with honey, ginger and basil help in relief from asthma, phlegm, and cold. It is also a remedy for fever which again is the main symptom in people infected with Corona Virus.
It is advised to consume 5 gm of Trikatu (Pippali, Marich, and Shunthi) powder and add 3 -5 Tulsi leaves boiled in water as and when required. This has been devised by researchers and gurus of Ayurveda as a preventive measure for Corona Virus.