In Jaipur, Ayurvedic ‘kadha’ given out to fight coronavirus

Jaipur: With no treatment or vaccine for coronavirus to come up in  a hurry, Rajasthan is trying to prevent the spread in the Indian way — by distributing ‘kadha’, a herbal syrup.

This particular concoction, it is claimed, helps boost immunity against diseases like swine flu, chikungunya and can be effective in strengthening the immune system against coronavirus too.

Last Saturday, the syrup was distributed to around 3,000 people in the Nandpuri area of Jaipur district.

According to health officials, the syrup distribution begun a week ago and has been given out in many areas, including the district collectorate. On March 5, around 3,000 employees, lawyers and others were provided this ‘kadha’.

According to Indra Kumar Jain, medical officer with the Rajasthan government, the concoction is made of 60 Ayurvedic herbs, including ginger, jaggery, munakka and black pepper.

“Our body can fight any infection with strong immune system. This ‘kadha’ is made of pure Ayurvedic medicines and herbs, which has no side effect, and can be used by anyone,” he said.

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