2020, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part APages: 20-29
Overview: Unani-Dieto and pharmacotherapy as immuno modulator and prophylaxis for Covid-19
Firoz khan and Aimen Siddiqui
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. The genome of 2019-nCOV has 89% nucleotide identity with bat SARS-like (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) and 82% with that of nucleotide identity with that human SARS-CoV. More or less the common symptoms of novel CoV-19 are severe dry cough, fever, dyspnoea, burning sensation in throat, pain in chest and in most severe cases the patient may develop pneumonia and organ failure in last. As there is no medicine for cure or no prophylactic vaccine so far as the virus is very new, so the experts are expecting some assistance from Unani traditional system of medicine to boost immunity as the virus deteriorates the immunity at high pace especially in co-morbid conditions of the patients. In Unani system of medicine there are various single drugs and few compounds that have been proved to be Immunomodulatory and those drugs can also work over various disorders of the respiratory system including the severe pneumonia found in later stages of CoV-19. Some of the diets especially consisting of the dry fruits may also work in multidimensional fashion in order to cure viral disorder and to boost immunity. Ilaj Bit Tadbeer is one of the ways of treatment in Unani, the Riyazat regimen is very essential to boost immunity, to fight various ailments as well as removing the various psychological pressures.