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Human being all over the world is suffering due to the recent outbreaks of COVID-19 and prevention of viral infections emerges as a critical issue in safeguarding public health. According to Ayurveda, COVID-19 is considered as an Agantuja Jwar in which Agantu (outside) agent attacking the body. It is Sansargajanya (Aupasargika Roga) causing epidemic or pandemic infection. As no treatment is found effective, diet plays an important role to improve immunity towards viral diseases. Relevant references were searched related to  diet described in Ayurveda treaties. Scientific research papers related to clinical studies on dietetic drugs were also searched. The concept of balanced diet for healthy living has been explained by various Acharyas of Ayurveda, Acharya Kashyapa mentioned that the stability of an individual health is dependent on Ahara and there is nothing best except diet for sustaining the life of human beings. He has also equated Ahara as Bheshaja (medicine) and nothing else is considered as Mahabheshaja (Superior Medicine). Here treatment is suggested as per symptoms available through patients and as per Ayurveda, dietary habits followed during COVID-19 and boosting immunity to fights against pandemic diseases through yoga and Rasayana Chikitsa.

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Agantuja Jwar COVID-19 Immunity Ahara

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Monali G Kurhadkar, Renu Rathi, Bharat Rathi, & Sandesh Khobragade. (2021). COVID-19 Menace: Stepwise Measures with Respect to Diet. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 12(4), 2421-2425. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v12i4.4882