Aryurvedic drug for prevention of Covid -19 distributed

31 March 2020 04:53 pm - 21     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An Ayurvedic disinfectant used for prevention of Coronavirus and another used in the treatment of the deadly disease manufactured according to an ancient Ayurvedic formula was being distributed from today by the North Central Province Ayurvedic Department.

The programme was implemented under the supervision of the Aryurvedic practitioners in the Aryurvedic hospital and medical centres on the instructions of the Commissioner of Ayurveda (NCP) Dr.Kumara Alwis.

Dr. Alwis told the media that immunity to the disease could be promoted by taking the drug and the homes sterilized by burning the powder in a pan.(Atula Bandara and M.K.Nandasena)

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  • Sarah Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:09 PM

    Here we go! What is the scientific base for this? Many people will fall into believing Aryuvedic drugs can cure this. Why were they silent all these times. This is going to fool people

    Nishanthan Dhramanathan Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:16 PM


    Saranga Walimuni Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:43 PM

    Skeptical about the burning bit

    Hans perlee Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:46 PM

    Why not in other provinces?

    Labby Tuesday, 31 March 2020 05:52 PM

    What nonsense is all this?

    Adam Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:10 PM

    Where to get in Colombo and the name of that Ayurvedic Medicine.

    Thradeniya Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:51 PM

    I appreciate it if details of the material plus process could also be declared.

    Jaffna Logic Tuesday, 31 March 2020 06:56 PM

    Look at the history, both the Tamils and Sinhalese had great civilisations for hundreds of years before the invasions and religious conversions of South Asia by the European Militaries . During those golden years of civilisations who were successfully looking after the health of the people, it was the Ayurvedic Practitioners. Now, let’s be honest. People are dying in thousands in Hospitals around the world with CORVID-19 is because the doctors DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY to sort out the infection, simple as that. Thus it is not the lack of logistics but the lack of Science on the part of the doctors that is killing the people almost nonstop since the outbreak. So now we have no other options other than going back to our historical traditions and encourage the great Ayurvedic Practice to step in immediately as an important medical practice for Corvid-19 in equal status with the “doctors” and save Sri Lanka before it is too late.

    K.A.B.P. Jayasekera,M.B.B.S (Col), Retired MD (USA) Tuesday, 31 March 2020 07:06 PM

    “Ancient Ayurvedic Formula“ does not imply that this formula IS effective today, unless it has been tested according to Accepted Scientific criteria. Hence, even a legally established govt. department should refrain from using or recommending such formulae or methods to the innocent general public without the approval of the head of the Department of Health Services, according to my honest personal opinion.

    brainmaster Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:15 PM

    who believes that ?? Why they don't mention what are the ingredients ??

    Viswanathan Sriskanda Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:19 PM

    I am thrilled that Ayurvedic medicine can cure COVID 19 for the lack of immunity deficiency. I am a western medicine practitioner - MBBS India and retired now. Also, I am a Homeoppaths as well. I would like to join with the Ayurvedic campaign to fight for Corona 19, and help the infected people. I extend my congratulation to your effort.

    Sadun Perera Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:52 PM

    Please make sure it is effective against vivid 19. Otherwise our donkeys will take it and spread the covid 19 all over.

    Jehan Tuesday, 31 March 2020 09:55 PM

    Good initiative

    Gratiaen Hewa Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:17 PM

    When are we getting it to Colomboand Homagama areas?

    RA Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:01 PM

    Without disrespecting the Ayurveda, let me say this. I am a Sri Lankan qualified Doctor, that involves five long years of study to get MBBS ,and currently working in England as a specialist in respiratory medicine, which involves further five years of exams and training. We are dealing with COVID-19 in Britain and I know more about it than any Ayurveda worker, and I can say quite categorically that it is insane to bring in their treatment in Sri Lanka ,in the midst of this pandemic. Allow the Doctors who are the natural experts to do their job.

    Dr Rockso Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:06 PM

    when and how was this drug developed? Has it been tested and do those tests show promise? These are things DM should report on

    Shan Jay Tuesday, 31 March 2020 11:07 PM

    Under what medical conditions and research has this been proven to work? Did they administer this to several infected people without the use of any other drug and those people became cured? If we are going to call out the west when their people offer miracle cures pretending to cure COVID-19, then our people should be held to the same standard. Right now there is no cure for COVID-19. We will get one, just not yet. Stay home and avoid contact with others.

    das Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:08 AM

    Sounds like another nationalistic political move. Why isn't it world famous, if so effective?

    CLARENCE Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:25 AM


    George Harry Wednesday, 01 April 2020 12:31 AM

    Will this drug fight against the American-Thread-Puller to ward off the COVID-19?

    Muthiah Pushparajah Wednesday, 01 April 2020 10:49 PM

    Very good, we can be the ruler of the world and control China too. India has been the home of Ayurveda, so how come they have fallen behind?

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