Soon Covid-19 can be cured with Ayurveda: AYUSH minister

In what might ignite a fresh round of debates, Indian AYUSH minister Shripad Naik has said the country would soon be ready to treat Covid-19 patients with Ayurveda once scientific validation of some formulas of the ancient medical science is done.

“When other systems like allopathy have failed, we’ve a solution to treat COVID-19 through Ayurveda. We’ve been asked for scientific validation of the Ayurvedic formula,” he told PTI.

Naik alleged a lobby was attempting to prevent the usage of Ayurveda for effective treatment of Covid-19. “My ministry is following up with the Prime Minister (over Ayurveda treatment for Covid-19),” he said.

The Central government would have to notify the Ayurveda formula before it can be used for treatment. “We’ve put our claim before the Prime Minister after which he has acted and a task force formed,” he said.

The minister reiterated his controversial claim that Britain’s Prince Charles was cured of Covid-19 following a treatment combination of Ayurveda and homeopathy. “It was obvious for him to refuse…His country didn’t recognize Ayurveda… I’m hundred and one percent sure that he got cured because of Ayurveda," he said.

Naik claimed there was 60 to 70 per cent control on the spread of coronavirus in India due to home remedies prescribed in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani. “India is the only example where this virus has been controlled. We’ve already issued advisory to the people on does and don’ts,” he added.

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