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Mosquito-borne Diseases October 1, 2018

By an Expert – Ayurvedic remedies to cure your kid when suffering from chikungunya

Ayurveda is the ancient science of Indian medicine and the oldest surviving medical system in the world. The term Ayurveda is derived from two Sanskrit words ‘Ayush’ meaning ‘life’ and ‘Veda’ meaning ‘science’, making it ‘science of life’. Although it was not very popular a few years ago, it recently emerged as one of the most reliable forms of medicine that involve no side effects.

In recent times, Ayurveda has been enjoying a renewed interest in India and throughout the world too. Here’s why more and more people are slowly turning to Ayurveda to help manage their acute and chronic disorders.

Benefits of Ayurveda:  

Ayurveda believes in the uniqueness of every individual, and so it does not always follow the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to modern medicine. Unlike most modern medicine, Ayurveda does not offer the same treatment to patients suffering from one specific disorder. Instead, Ayurveda addresses the vast diversity among patients and takes into consideration the individuality of every patient while prescribing holistic treatments.

According to Ayurveda, the human body is made up of seven tissues (sapt-dhatus), waste products (malas), and tridoshas. A disease primarily occurs due to an imbalance of the tridosha, i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Restoring the lost equilibrium can help a person get their health back on track. Ayurvedic treatment aims to attain the Dosha equilibrium, using a customized therapy depending on the individual’s constitution.

In addition to this, Ayurvedic medicines aim to help people in living a long, healthy and balanced life. Vaids or Ayurvedic physicians, practice Ayurveda not only through various herbal remedies but also through a well-balanced and healthy diet, healthy lifestyle changes and relief from stress through yoga and meditation. The basis of Ayurveda is to maintain the balance of the Vata, Pita and Kapha in the body. In fact, in some cases, Ayurveda can manage an illness without the need for prescription drugs or complicated surgeries.

Ayurveda can also manage disorders that have only symptomatic treatment in modern medicine like chikungunya. In modern medicine there is no treatment for chikungunya and the patient may suffer from long-term complications like joint pains for years. However, Ayurveda can help such patients by giving them relief from joint pains and other such symptoms.

Some of the Ayurvedic products that can manage Chikungunya include Rasnairandadi Kashayam, Panchatikta Kashayam, Dashamoola Kashayam, Guduchi Powder, Punarnavadi Guggulu, Amrutadi Guggulu, Shadagadi Churna, and Panchatikta Kashayam tablets. But it is vital to consult an Ayurvedic physician before starting any treatment as there are several factors like body type, body tendency, appetite, energy levels, etc., that decide the line of treatment in Ayurveda.

Having said all this about Ayurveda and Ayurvedic management of Chikungunya and other illnesses, we must not forget that- “Prevention is always better than cure”. Chikungunya, which is caused due to mosquito bites, can be prevented by taking the right steps. Protection from these pesky insects, in such cases, is essential.

Though there are numerous mosquito repellents available, it is essential to use one that is not hazardous to human health. Repellents like  Goodknight Gold Flash System , which includes pure natural oils like citronella and eucalyptus, can provide safe and effective protection against mosquito bites. In addition to this, repellents like Goodknight Fabric Roll-On can also be used to make sure mosquitoes are kept at bay. So, ensure you switch on your Goodknight Gold Flash System or use Goodknight Fabric Roll-On to prevent illnesses related to mosquitoes.

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