Kadukkai ooral kudineer (Chebulic soaked water): Prophylactic Siddha Herbal Drink for COVID-19
Keywords:Immunity booster, Covid-19, Kadukkai ooral kudineer, Chebulic Soaked Water
In December 2019 from Wuhan, China the novel corona virus disease (COVID-19) makes a huge impact on human physical and mental health as well as world economy. Unfortunately there are no specific vaccines or treatments for this pandemic disease. WHO advised the general public to focus on enhancing of their immune system to prevent getting affected from this pandemic disease. InSiddha system of medicine, lot of immune boosting formulations, therapies like Kaayakalpam (rejuvenation), Pranayamam (breathing exercise), and health drinks are available. Kadukkai ooral kudineer(Chebulic soaked water) is one among them which is prepared from the outer skin of Kadukkai (Terminalia chebula) by soaked in water for 12 hours. Terminalia chebula possess more phytoconstituents liketannins, anthroquinones, chebulinic acid,chebulic acid, ellagic acid and gallic acid.The present study is aimed to review the immunomodulatory, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral property of Kadukkai.This review reveals,Kadukkai possess immunomodulatory, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties which may have major role in the management of COVID-19 infection. This study concluded that the consumption of Siddha health drink Kadukkai ooral kudineer (Chebulic soaked water)may boost our immunity and help to prevent the possibility of COVID-19 infection.
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