As Delhi grapples with dengue, Yoga teacher Ramdev today claimed that ayurvedic products can increase the platelet count in patients suffering from the vector-borne fever faster than allopathic medicines.
He advocated the use of medicinal herbs such as giloy and aloe vera to counter the virus, which has affected over 2,000 people in the national capital.
He was speaking at a press conference on treatment of dengue through Ayurveda, where products from his firm 'Patanjali Ayurv ..
Here are four herbal recipes Baba Ramdev suggested for the treatment of Dengue:
1- Aloe Vera: According to Baba Ramdev, aloe vera increases platelets count significantly. Regular consumption of its juice can cure dengue fever. Aloe Vera is one of the most useful herbs as it is used in a number of other treatments as well. He suggested to consume aloe vera in form of juice.
2- Giloy: Giloy (Scientific name-Tinospora cordifolia) has also been proved to be useful in treatment of dengue fever. The juice of Giloy (Guduchi) has proved effective in treatment of patients of dengue, said Baba Ramdev. Ramdev saidd consumption of giloy juice increases platelets count and brings down fever.
3- Papaya leaf: It has been found in several researches that papaya leaf is quite effective in treatment of dengue. Doctors also suggest consuming juice of papaya leaf to increase platelets count in blood.
4- Pomegranates: Pomegranates is considered effective in treatment of anaemia or deficiency in red blood cells. Ramdev suggested that it also improves platelets count that could be effective to combat dengue virus.
“A 50 ml mixed juice of Giloy, aloe vera, papaya leaf and Pomegranates given daily can prevent dengue. All these things are easily available in every house,” Ramdev added.