Coronavirus: Ayurvedic home remedies for mild COVID symptoms, by an Ayurvedic expert Dr. Rekha Radhamony

While the vaccination drive starts for the public, it will take time before everyone gets vaccinated. Though fever, cough and fatigue still remain to be the most common symptoms associated with coronavirus infections, there are a few things people can do at home to strengthen their immune system and have a speedy recovery.
While people with serious complications must be kept under expert supervision, others with mild symptoms in home quarantine can be treated with some simple remedies along with medication.

Dr Rekha Radhamony, an Ayurvedic expert took to her social media account to share the Ayurvedic protocol to treat mild COVID symptoms. Here is what all she suggests.

Dr. Rekha Radhamony, Ayurvedic Doctor.

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Dr Rekha suggests having warm water with dry ginger and tulsi leaves. To make this easy concoction, boil some water with a piece of dry ginger until it’s reduced to half of its quantity. Add some tulsi leaves and drink it multiple times a day.


Have freshly cooked and warm meals. Make sure to include rice gruel or moong dal soup without any salt or oil in your lunch and dinner. Do not overeat, in fact, leave the stomach half-empty after each meal. Make sure to have your dinner before 7 pm.


We all know Indian spices have the power to heal. Thus, add spices like cinnamon, pepper, cardamom, star anise and cloves to your meals. Include dried turmeric and dried ginger too.


Get 8 hours of sleep every night without fail. Our immunity is made and restocked when we sleep. Try not to sleep during the day.


If you are asymptomatic, have fruits like pomegranate and grapes. If you have symptoms, skip having fruits completely.


Have well-cooked vegetables, do not have raw vegetables or salads. Make sure to eat bitter vegetables like bitter gourd, ash gourd etc. Reduce the intake of eggplants, tomato, potato and bell peppers.


Talk to people, read a book, listen to soothing music and do something that helps you feel relaxed and healthy. Include meditation in your daily routine.

Avoid smoking and alcohol.


If you have symptoms and you are feeling fatigued or tired, do not do any form of physical activity. Just practice 30 minutes of Pranayama.


Dr Rekha highly recommends taking Guduchi – 1000 mg tablet per day.

If you have a cough, have one tablespoon of honey with black pepper powder three to four times a day.

If you have throat irritation, chew on Vyoshadi Vatakam multiple times a day.

For throat pain and congestion, do a hot water gargle and add pink salt and dried turmeric powder to it.

Herbal decoction

If you have congestion, have this herbal decoction twice a day before you have your meals:

Boil two glasses of water and add two tablespoons of trikatu churna (mix of dried ginger powder, pepper powder and long pepper powder in the ratio of 1:1:1). Boil the mixture until the quantity is reduced to half. Add tulsi leaves and palm jaggery to it.

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