A Siddha approach to improve immunity against Corona Pandemic naturally

Kabasura Kudineer

Pandemics and Indian Medical Systems

The 2019 Corona Pandemic outbreak raised a question has Indian Sub-Continent ever dealt with such a huge pandemic outbreak in the past. The answer in a nutshell is YES and in several periods of time by our own medical sciences like Siddha & Ayurveda. Dealing with epidemic or pandemic outbreaks isn’t a novel topic to Indian Medical sciences such Siddha & Ayurveda. Such process of mitigation and contingency are well documented as Janapadoddhvamsaniyam under Charaka Samhitha Vimana Sthana authored by Acharya Atreya. In this topic, Janapadoddhvamsaniyam, it talks about the causes of endemics, epidemics and pandemics in detail inclusive of human caused sinful activity of getting in contact with demonic germs amidst other environmental contaminants. As part of answering how to handle such outbreaks, Acharya Atreya narrates the procedures to procure herbs and process to manage these procured and preserved herbs, building discipline amongst the population to practice Dharma and good deeds inclusive of isolation & quarantine mechanisms. This article deals with drinking of Kabasura Kudineer kashayam proposed as a solution to reduce the risk of Coronavirus infection as practiced by Siddha Medical system.

Solution to Boost Immunity Against Corona Infection

Siddha is a traditional medical science that originated southern Indian sub-continent, now known as Tamil Nadu and being in practice for centuries. The system has proven every test of time thrown at it inclusive of various colonization the geography underwent. Currently the system and related trainings are regulated by the Ministry of AYUSH of the Government of India. Siddha admins a vast number of medicines that helps in building immunity, treating different types of fevers and infections. Amongst which Kabasura Kudineer is identified as the suitable medicine for preventing and treating against the Corona virus infection during its initial stages. Apart from medicines Siddha also prescribes the discipline and wellness practices inclusive of Pranayama and Yoga Asana based on the basic Thathuvams,

உடல் வளர்த்தேன்! உயிர் வளர்த்தேன்! (Udal valarthaen! Uyir Valarthaen!)

Which translates to “Building healthy body that in turn builds a healthy soul”

உணவே மருந்து! (Unavae Marunthu!)

Which translates to “Food as Medicine”

Resistance to many Respiratory infections can be built by strengthening the lungs, cardiovascular muscles and regulating the breathing process. These are the direct benefits of regular practice of Pranayama, Dhyana and Yoga Asana. Which are highly recommended for this case of Coronavirus outbreak as well along with Kabasura Kudineer kashayam.

What is Kabasura Kudineer Kashayam?

This would raise questions like “What is Kabasura Kudineer kashayam?”, “What is so special about Kabasura Kudineer chooranam?” etc. Kabasura Kudineer is the decoction extract obtained by boiling the Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam. Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam is a Siddha preparatory medicine. It is a compound formulation consisting of fifteen natural ingredients. It is commonly used for treatment of fever with or without respiratory infection. It is also prescribed in large during the epidemic of flu. Considering these parameters, it has been identified that consumption of Kabasura kudineer kashayam as an ideal solution to reduce one’s risk of getting infected by various Coronavirus as well as treating their initial symptoms.

Note: Kashayam refers to a water decoction or water extract of a single herb or group of herbs. It is an ancient form of medicine that has been used for a long time. Kabasura Kudineer is a bit bitter in taste and the liquid is dark in color.

Ingredients of Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam

Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam is 100% natural and herbal. The composition of following herbs constitutes to the mix of Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam,

  • ♦ Chukku (Dry Ginger)
  • ♦ Milagu-Thippili (Piper nigrum & Piper longum)
  • ♦ Ilavangam (Clove of Cinnamomum verum)
  • ♦ Sirukanjori Ver (Root of Tragia Involucrate)
  • ♦ Akkarakaaram (Pellitory)
  • ♦ Mulli Ver (Hygrophilla Auriculate)
  • ♦ Kadukkai Thol (Black Myrobalan Pericarp)
  • ♦ Adathodai Ilai (Adathoda vasica leaves)
  • ♦ Karpooravalli Ilai (Coleus amboinicus leaves)
  • ♦ Koshtam (Inula racemose root)
  • ♦ Seenthil (Tinospora cardifolia)
  • ♦ Siruthekku (Clerodendrum serratum)
  • ♦ Nilavembu Samulam (Andrographis paniculate plant)
  • ♦ Vattathiruppu Ver (Cissampelos pariera root)
  • ♦ Korai Kizhangu (Cyperus rotundus)

Indications of Kabasura Kudineer Chooranam

Kabasura Kudineer can be consumed to treat the following,

  • ♦ Cold, Cough and Sore throat
  • ♦ Useful in treatment of Asthma and chronic Respiratory Disorders
  • ♦ Treatment of Oral cavity
  • ♦ Relieves Indigestion
  • ♦ It plays a major role in treating Vata disorders like paralysis, tremors etc.
  • ♦ It quenches excess thirst
  • ♦ General debility
  • ♦ Jaundice
  • ♦ Aids in gastric and distention of abdomen
  • ♦ Cures burning micturition
  • ♦ Used in treating gout, skin diseases, respiratory disorders
  • ♦ It has Anti-Pyretic effects
  • ♦ Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma, Fever and other Inflammatory conditions
  • ♦ It improves lactation
  • ♦ It promotes the strength

Directions to Consume

Rules and best practices to be followed in preparation and consumption of kashayam are well described in Kashaya Kalpa Vidhi of our medical science. As per the Kashaya Kalpa Vidhi,

Preparation of Kashayam

  • Step 1. Take 5 gm of Kashayam mix in a clean vessel
  • Step 2. Add 80 ml of Water to it
  • Step 3. Boil the combination at sim flame
  • Step 4. Wait till the volume in vessel is reduced 40 ml due to evaporation
Note: The key factor is to maintain the ratio and obtain the extract proportionally

Quarantined Lifestyle Aspects

Always remember medication is a part of the control techniques in any epidemic or pandemic outbreak. Every individual is responsible in order to control the spreading of infection. One must follow cleanliness measures in every aspect, isolation from the infected mass, regular prayers according to one’s belief, obey rules, practice social-distancing whilst outdoors due to unavoidable circumstances, regular physical exercise, breathing exercise, self-quarantine if suspecting any of the infectious symptom and finally the medicinal discipline. Stay safe and ensure the rest of the world is safe too!

Dosage

Condition Age Group Dosage Comments
Preventive 2 to 5 yrs 20 ml Once a day/Early morning
Preventive Above 5 yrs 30 ml Once a day/Early morning
Treating Respiratory/Fever 2 to 5 yrs NA Consult Physician
Treating Respiratory/Fever Above 5 yrs 60 ml Twice a day/ Before Meal

Quarantined Lifestyle Aspects

Always remember medication is a part of the control techniques in any epidemic or pandemic outbreak. Every individual is responsible in order to control the spreading of infection. One must follow cleanliness measures in every aspect, isolation from the infected mass, regular prayers according to one’s belief, obey rules, practice social-distancing whilst outdoors due to unavoidable circumstances, regular physical exercise, breathing exercise, self-quarantine if suspecting any of the infectious symptom and finally the medicinal discipline. Stay safe and ensure the rest of the world is safe too!
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