Updated: Oct 10, 2020
A comparative study of Ayurvedic Immune Booster, Ayurvedic Hand Sanitizer for better results than the "alcoholic hand sanitizer" to protect against CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19).
The ancient observers of Indian civilization have developed a unique health science based on the laws of nature and the use of natural resources. Ayurveda has given main importance to the prevention of diseases and the second priority is to cure the disease. This concept is fully acceptable in epidemic situations such as CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). Through Ayurveda, achieving a long healthy life is the easiest most possible way by the process of following specific measures throughout life. Therefore the principles of Ayurveda mostly focus on describing such measures. However, other measures to be developed in specific situations to avoid the risk of disease are stated. In other words, an herbal legacy of Ayurveda provides both long-term usable measures as well as immediate implementations to assure standard physiological mechanisms to maintain health. The preventive and therapeutic aspects of Ayurveda medical science, as mentioned earlier, are two important principles. The therapeutic principle is narrated under the heading Medicals, which is the treatment protocol. Preventive policies are described under the title 'Swastha-Vritta', which means that all the necessary diets are included to maintain the health of a healthy person and include regular daily diets such as body cleansing, diet, and Yoga exercises, and seasonal regiment. In epidemic conditions such as CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), body cleanliness is a top priority to prevent microbe penetration into the body. The guideline provided by the World Health Organization also highlights the importance of cleanliness, which Ayurveda narrated thousands of years ago. Given the current situation, it is necessary to emphasize the cleanliness of the outer open cavities of the whole body such as the ears, nose, and open wounds, as well as regular cleaning of the entire body, especially for hands, is necessary for disinfection. Proper hygiene, especially hand hygiene, can be considered one of the most important, most direct as well as highly inexpensive measures to prevent the spread of resistant germs, especially nosocomial infections.
According to evidence collected by governmental and non-governmental research organizations on the diffusion mode of CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19), most are through skin contact and respiratory droplets. However, exposure to microbes is simply not sufficient for the cause of the disease. The infected part (mostly hands) reaches the mucous membranes of open cavities such as the mouth, nose, eyes, or open wounds. Therefore, the use of good quality sanitizers is one of the important measures to prevent infections such as CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). Ayurveda is a huge and rich source of the therapeutic potential of many effective herbs and minerals. Many good and beneficial formulations can be prepared using the therapeutic properties of those herbs and minerals. The combination of several herbs written in Samhitas, which are beneficial in antimicrobial, disinfectant, anti-allergic, skin diseases are used to formulate the ayurvedic hand sensitizers, nasal drops, and aerosols, and many other highly profitable to increase the strength of the respiratory tract. Which are proving to be quite beneficial and better than others in the prevention of coronavirus.
Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Scope:
The initiative of manufacturing Ayurvedic hand sanitizer based on Ayurvedic medicines has also overcome the shortage of hand sanitizer in a highly developing country like India. The concept of hand disinfection in the modern medical system was probably introduced a few centuries ago, although even before the discovery of modern medicine, Ayurvedic antimicrobial plants were available as the primary means of treating various diseases.
Drugs & Use:
The mentioned drugs in Samhitas, we can use the Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Jambira nimbu (Citrus limon), Haridra, Daru-Haridra, Mahanimb, Vidang, Karanja, Nirgundi, Shirisha, Guduchi, Triphala, Aaraghwadh, Bilva, Kapithha, Jatamamsi, Arka, Nirmali, Sariva, Lavanga, Ghritakumari, Udumbar bark etc having Krimighna, Vishaghna, Kushthaghna, Kandughna properties. The anti-fungal, anti-diabetic, anticancer and antiviral activities of these drugs have been reported to be of quality as well as action as bactericidal in the Samhitas. The decoction of these medicinal herbs can be made into an antiseptic liquid that can later be used as a hand sanitizer. Nasal drops can also be prepared using these drugs, which are effectively useful in respiratory tract diseases.
As per Samhitas, Guduchi (Immunomodulator, ideal for Infections in the respiratory system, skin, and soft tissues), Sonth (antioxidants, antidiabetic) Kantakari (anti-asthmatic, antiallergy), Pushkarmula is the rich beneficial in antihistamine, Anti eosinophilic, Adaptogenic, Anti-allergic effect & especially for hiccup, dysphonia, cough, and pain in the chest, Shati (anti-asthmatic & pulmonary eosinophilia), Haritaki (antitussives), Pippali (anti-asthmatic), Tulsi (anti-asthmatic), Amalaki (antibacterial, antitussive, hingu (muscle relaxant) Chhoti Ela (Bronchodilator) can be used for a combination of Ayurveda nasal spray for lung care, immune booster, maybe prove beneficial in supplying the current need of hand sanitizer.
Alcoholic disinfectant (sanitizer) & their uses:
Alcohol has been used since 1888 as a hand sanitizer, and the disinfectant properties of ethanol and isopropanol are well proven. It is always better to wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be a good option if used properly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that alcohol-based hand sanitizers must contain at least 60% alcohol to be effective. Alcohol kills germs by breaking down its cell walls. Depending on the brand, hand sanitizers may contain additives such as aloe vera to make it more moisturizing or carbomers to change stability.
Most cleaning products contain sufficient amounts of alcohol to destroy germs and kill germs. "For disinfection, alcohol solutions must contain at least 70% alcohol as well as the most common EPA-registered household disinfectants," says Wesley. "Check the label to make sure before use."
To kill germs, the CDC recommends regularly cleaning touched objects, such as light switches, handles, and taps, which can be done at home and in the workplace.
Alcohol kills germs, as long as the solution you are using is the correct percentage of alcohol.
Hand sanitizers should be 60% to 95% alcohol to kill germs most effectively.
Alcohol-based disinfection solutions must be at least 70% alcoholic and can be used to clean things such as table surfaces, light switches, and mobile phones.
Viral targets of alcohol-based hand sanitizers consist primarily of the viral envelope, derived from the host lipid envelope, the protein capsid, which contains genetic material, and protection of genetic material. All of the components are required for the viral life cycle and thus important for its ability to transmit to another host, it can be assumed that altering any of the structure or function of the components usually makes the virus ineffective will present. While less known about the specific mechanism of action of alcoholic disinfectant against viruses compared to bacteria or it may be said that ethanol has a wider and stronger dissecting activity than propanol. A high concentration level of ethanol has indeed been shown to be highly effective against enveloped viruses and thus proves to be highly effective against the majority of clinically relevant viruses. It is also interesting to note that adding acids to an ethanol solution may increase its efficacy against viruses that are more resistant to single ethanol. Despite the possible potential synergy of ethanol and acidity, most hand sanitizers remain ineffective against non-smeared viruses.
The FDA considers alcohol-based hand sanitizers preferable to use in moderation. However, alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause dry skin, infection, and even alcohol poisoning. Apart from this, it has been considered a fire hazard by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA).
1. Alcohol Toxicity:
Most liquid hand sanitizers contain a large amount of ethyl or isopropyl alcohol. Therefore, alcoholic disinfectants should be kept out of the reach of the child and used only with adult supervision. If ingested, alcohol disinfectants can also lead to alcohol poisoning.
2. Dry Skin And Risk Of Infection:
Excessive use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers can wash away the skin's natural oils, which can cause dryness and breakage of the skin. Dehydrated skin can be ugly and irritable, and symptoms are likely Itching, slight flare-up, scaling or peeling, fine lines or cracks, gray, skin colour, redness, deep cracks that may flow. Dry and cracked cuticles and skin can cause germs to enter the body and cause infection. In addition, there is a risk of eczema, excessive dryness can also activate the disease, which can cause redness, cracks, and swelling.
3. Fire Hazard:
Most hand sanitizers on the market contain high amounts of alcohol, which is considered a fire hazard.
To use hand cleansers, apply small amounts, the size of your thumbnail, on the palm of the hand, and rub it all overhand, and don't forget the nailbeds.
The alcoholic disinfectants destroy the germs present on the skin. The alcohol works quickly and adequately so as to eliminate microscopic organisms and most viruses.
The alcoholic disinfectant items intended to eliminate germs and viruses. At the point when utilized appropriately, the alcohol-based hand sanitizer can dispense with 99.9% of the germs on the hands.
Alcohol-based disinfectants prove to be very helpful in destroying the fast-spreading germs in hospitals, laboratories, in the classroom, or anywhere on a platform.
The use of alcoholic disinfectant is important as well-being, especially during the flu season when exposed to other germs.
The study presented is an attempt to present an idea for comparative formulation for the study of Ayurvedic Immune Booster, Ayurvedic Hand Sanitizer for better results than the "alcoholic hand sanitizer" to protect against CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). All materials are based on utility described in Ayurvedic classical texts. Various studies and research have already been done on the drugs used in the products.
According to the current scenario when our nation & the world is suffering from this epidemic Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) virus which directly affects the respiratory system, the immune boosters, a nasal spray can be used that is made from the drugs that act on "Pravaha-srotas" have bronchodilator effect, anti-asthmatic, antihistamine, anti-allergic property, muscle relaxant property, antibacterial property, antitussive activity and also used in pulmonary eosinophilia.
The study is based on the comparative study of Ayurvedic Immune Booster, Ayurvedic Hand Sanitizer for better results than the "alcoholic hand sanitizer" to protect against CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19). Based on antitussive, antibacterial, antihelminthic, anti-fungal activities as well as skin smooth, bronchodilator activities of the ingredients, it can be said that the combination presented with the current need of hand cleansing as well as Ayurveda's nasal spray Can prove beneficial in supplying for Lung care, It can be claimed that the use of Ayurvedic nasal spray for combination lung care as well as hand sanitizer is proven to be most beneficial for the prevention and prevention of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
All the above are compiled by Mr. Lovekush Singh (Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Expert, Pharmaceutical Consultant, Lifestyle Advisor, Clinical Pharmaceutical Research Expert & SAS Specialist, Hospital Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Administration Consultant) on the basis of his study and practical performances. The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. We do not recommend any of the above medicines to directly intake or to do use this information for diagnosis or ayurvedic treatment without consulting the Ayush doctor.