Since last year, we came across multiple forwarded messages and social media links on how to boost immunity and how to prevent Covid severities. While some remained authentic, others were misleading and had no legitimate sources. PIB fact check recently took to their official Twitter handle to bust one such news regarding AYUSH Ministry-prescribed kadha that was doing the rounds on social media. As per the tweet, news went viral on social media that claimed AYUSH kadha could cure Covid-19 in just three days. “This news is misleading. AYUSH Ministry has prescribed this kadha just to strengthen immunity,” the tweet in Hindi further read. Take a look:
सोशल मीडिया पर शेयर किए जा रहे एक पोस्ट में दावा किया जा रहा है कि ‘आयुष काढ़ा’ पीने से #कोरोना संक्रमित व्यक्ति तीन दिन के अंदर ठीक हो सकता है।#PIBFactCheck: यह दावा #भ्रामक है। केवल रोग प्रतिरोधक क्षमता बढ़ाने के लिए ही @moayush द्वारा ‘आयुष काढ़ा’ पीने की सलाह दी गई है। pic.twitter.com/lesD3iVyRf
— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 17, 2021
According to the AYUSH Ministry guideline on ‘Ayurveda’s immunity-boosting measures for self-care during Covid-19 crisis’, a herbal tea/kadha made with Tulsi (basil), dalchini (cinnamon), kalimirch (black pepper), sunthi (dry ginger) and munakka (raisin) may help promote immunity. The guideline further explains that one may add jaggery or fresh lime juice to the kadha to enhance its taste.
Here’s The Recipe Of Ayush Kwath/Kadha To Boost Immunity:
Dosage: Once or twice daily
4 parts Tulsi leaves
2 parts cinnamon
2 parts sunthi
1 part kalimirch
Make a coarse powder out of these ingredients.
Take 3gm of the powder and add to 150ml hot water.
One can add lemon juice, raisin or jaggery to the concoction while consumption.
The Ministry of AYUSH presents ‘AYUSH KWATH’ formulation as an immunity-enhancing measure for the public.
Ayush Kwath is a combination of four medicinal herbs commonly used in the Indian kitchen. The formulation has been standardized for commercial manufacturing and pic.twitter.com/46KgH4saUV— Ministry of Ayush (@moayush) April 25, 2020
Eat healthy, stay safe!
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