Uttar Pradesh Government launches “Ayush Kavach” application

On May 5, 2020, the Uttar Pradesh Government launched Ayush Kavach application to help people access prescriptions. These prescriptions will help the people to strengthen their resistance through ancient practices Ayurveda and Yoga. The application aims to boost the immunity of the people through Ayurveda medicines.

Highlights

The Ayush Kavach application is to provide health related information and also tips about using ayurvedic medicines. The application was launched by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.

Significance

The application provides information about natural resources that help boost immunity. The application was developed by the Ayush Department of Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier, the Ministry of Ayush had introduced several measures and ayurvedic practices to increase the immunity against COVID-19 in specific. One such government approved practices is the “Kabasura Kudineer”.

Kabasura Kudineer

The Kabasura Kudineer is usually recommended for respiratory ailments such as cold and flu. It is a well-known Siddha medicine. It consists of 15 ingredients including ginger, Clove, ajwain, etc.

The medicine became popular in online retailing sites as one of the essential commodities. This was mainly because, the Tamil Nadu Government distributed the medicine for free in public centres in ready to drink forms.

Other Recommendations

The other traditional medicines recommended by AYUSH includes Agastha Rasayanam, Kooshbandha Rasayanam, Kandha Kashayam, Dasamoola Kathurayam, Rasayana sikitcha and Viyagriyadhi Kashayam. These medicines were contributed by Ayurveda. The Unani branch of AYUSH ministry had contributed Unnab, Behidana and Sapistan medicines.

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