India's health ministry suggests yoga as post-COVID protocol

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-13 13:25:57|Editor: huaxia

NEW DELHI, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- India's health ministry on Sunday came out with fresh guidelines of yoga practice and dietary supplement to be followed by those who recovered from COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidelines included adopting a yoga routine, regular use of turmeric and consumption of Chyawanprash made of a mixture of herbs and spices.

As many as 3,702,595 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals in the country so far.

"The use of one spoon of Chyawanprash in the morning with lukewarm water or milk is highly recommended as in the clinical practice it is believed to be effective in post-recovery period," said the ministry's guidelines.

Titled "Post-COVID Management Protocol," it said a holistic approach is required for follow up care and well-being of all post-COVID recovering patients.

The guidelines are not meant to be used as preventive or curative therapy. It provided an integrated holistic approach for managing patients who have recovered enough from COVID for care at home.

According to an official statement by the federal health ministry, the management protocol is to be followed both at the individual and community levels.

It also recommended daily practice of yogasana (a set of physical exercises), pranayama (a set of breathing exercises) and meditation, besides daily morning or evening walk. Enditem