Research Article
Volume 4 Issue 6 - 2020
COVID-19: Interpretation in View of Our Ancestors
Dilip Kr Goswami*
Associate Professor, Agada Tantra and Vidhi Ayurveda (Toxicology and Forensic Medicine), Government Ayurvedic College, Guwahati, Assam, India
*Corresponding Author: Dilip Kr Goswami, Associate Professor, Agada Tantra and Vidhi Ayurveda (Toxicology and Forensic Medicine), Government Ayurvedic College, Guwahati, Assam, India.
Received: April 09, 2020; Published: May 12, 2020




Abstract

COVID-19 is standing as a serious problem in front of the human society. Not leaving any class, age, sex and religion the virus is causing panic among the human society at all levels. The Governments are highly alert and the people are making aware about the dreadful virus in all respects. The hospitals are being uplifted and even new hospitals are being established by the Govt. with war like promptness. The news channels and the print medias, leaving all other fields, are concentrating on publicity of news and facts about “Corona Virus” with the aim to make the individuals updated, aware, and conscious on the topic. The whole world is searching for prevention and cure of this virus borne ailments. But till now no information of success in this direction is published.

A new understanding and concept development about the disease is felt to be necessary to fight with the situation as the idea till now is not proved to be sufficient for the purpose.

 It is admitted that, the origin of Ayurvedic system of medicine is very difficult to fix. The great Ayurvedic scholar Charaka mentions that, Ayurveda was advised by “Lord Brahma”, the creator initially and was brought to the earth by the great sage “Punarvasu Atreya” for the benefit of the human society. In Charaka Samhita there is a condition of suffering of the people of a wide area (city/district/state/province)with a group of similar signs and symptoms irrespective of social position, economic status, age, sex, religion, culture etc. with the nomenclature “Janapad Dhwangsa” the cause of which is very difficult to confirm. But the situation has close similarity with the present problem of “Corona Virus Outbreak”. Understanding the present endemic “COVID -19” in light of similar situations described in the Ayurvedic classics may help the scientists to search for fruitful preventive/curative medicine/measure for the benefit of the society.

Observing the classical description of the situation it is felt that, at present situation of crisis a discussion on the descriptions of “Janapad Dhwangsa” and other similar situations described by the Ayurvedic scholars will not be irrelevant.

Keywords: COVID-19; Crisis; Lord Brahma; Janapad Dhwangsa; Ayurvedic Scholars

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Citation: Dilip Kr Goswami. “COVID-19: Interpretation in View of Our Ancestors”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.6 (2020): 81-84.

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