A typical day at the Siddha Treatment Center includes saltwater gargling, yoga, pranayama and mudra exercises, and counseling.
The traditional Siddha system of medicine has proven to be more useful in treating COVID-19 patients in Tamil Nadu. Nearly 6,000 people have been cured of the infection in special facilities across the state, official sources said Monday.
Siddha Treatment has helped successfully treat 5,725 patients at 11 exclusive Siddha COVID-19 Care Centers (CCC) in Tamil Nadu, including two on the subway, by August 7th.
The Siddha CCC facilities in Chennai at Jawahar Vidyalaya and at Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College in Vyasarpadi are offering siddha-based treatment for asymptomatic patients, treating high case numbers and treating nearly 3,200 patients as of August 7th.
While 434 patients are treated in the two centers, 71
Apart from two Siddha CCCs in Theni, the exclusive centers of Tiruvannamalai, Thachur, Vellore, Thirupathur, Ranipet, Tenkasi, Villupuram and Coimbatore operate. Two more centers have recently opened in Salem and Pudukottai.
The state government had previously ordered that “Kabasura Kudineer”, a herbal mixture that is viewed as an immune booster and can fight viral infections, should be included in the integrated approach. Prime Minister K Palaniswami had started the special program “Arokyam” with AYUSH intervention for COVID-19 in April, which included Ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and homeopathy in order to be included in the fight against COVID-19.
“It is very difficult to isolate Siddha’s role in treating the COVID-19 patients to quantify the percentage that contributes to Tamil Nadu’s rate of recovery, given patients, visitors and even medical professionals in all of Kabasura state’s CCCs -Preparation is administered, “said a senior official from the Indian Medicine Directorate.
In addition, as a precaution, Kabasura is regularly being prepared for police, public and even health and plumbing workers, he said.
Mohammed Kasim, a clothing store manufacturer, said: “We are also concerned about the spread of the virus but are taking reasonable precautions. We also regularly consume Kabasura kudineer.”
According to a Greater Chennai Corporation official, the moment a coronavirus-positive case is detected, in addition to disinfecting the area, “the kabasura preparation will be distributed to all families around the infected person’s home. It will also be distributed in the regular Fever beds administered. “”
Kritika of Pallavaram here, who lost her sense of smell, was quickly inducted into a Siddha CCC here.
“I regained my sense of smell within two days of consuming herbal tea and kabasura preparation,” she said, adding that she never felt like staying in a hospital during her stay at the center.
“The doctors, nurses and those who served us food were kind and caring,” she added.
A typical day at Siddha CCC begins with gargling with salt water, a session of yoga, pranayama and mudra. Patients are also given advice.
Your diet includes thinai pongal (a dish made from foxtail millet), thuthuvalai thuvaiyal (Solanum trilobatum), a medicinal herb food for breathing problems and Vazhaipoo poriyal (made from banana blossoms).
Patients are also given other herbal food preparations.
As of Sunday, the cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu was 2,96,901, including 2,38,638 recoveries.