Udaipur : While thousands of corona warriors are out in the field braving COVID-19, the Ayurveda department has taken a step towards manufacturing herbal syrup mix to boost the immunity system of these fighters. Led by the Dy Director of the Ayurveda Department Dr GirjiaShankar Joshi, a team of experts got together on Tuesday to prepare and pack special ‘kadha’ packets to be distributed among corona workers of the medical, police, power and water supply, education departments etc.
The Kadha making task took off at 7 am at the Ayurved Rasayanshala near GulabBagh which continued till late evening. ” We have taken a target of making 12000 packets of special herbal mix that can be boiled and made into an effective syrup to boost the immune system. 8 thousand 500 packets would be distributed in the city area while the rest are meant for the blocks” Joshi said.
The task was supervised by senior doctor Shobalal Audhichya and Yog expert Ashok Jain wherein staff of the ayurved department and Patanjali fraternity colloborated in making of the kadha and packing them in 100 grams of packet each. The staff of the medical department, sanitation workers, electricity and water supply, para medical teams, teachers , Asha workers who are going door to doors for surveys would be given the packets on wednesday so that they have some protection from the disease or fear of being infected. Some 3500 cops are on the streets ensuring people are following the social distancing and lockdown protocols, they too would be given the kadha packets.
The herbal mix has been made from 23 medicinal herbs including black pepper, Gajwaan, Tulsi Panchang, Hansraj, Adoosa, Mulaithi, Neem Giloi, turmeric etc which is effective is fighting various kinds of flu, common cold, chickengunia etc. Besides the corona warriors, common people too can avail the free packets from the nearest ayurvedic dispensaries , Audichya informed. One spoon of the mix when added to 200 ml of water and reduced to 1/4 cup becomes an effective medicine which boosts the immune system, Audichya said. Besides the kadha, every person should keep drinking mild warm water throughout the day and before sleeping if one intakes a glass of ‘golden milk’ i.e. turmeric milk , that would keep all the minor diseases at bay, he adviced.