JANAPADODHWAMSA - AN AYURVEDIC AND MODERN OVERVIEW IN PRESENT ERA
Keywords:Ayurveda, Janapadodhwamsa, COVID-19, Maraka, Janamaar, Rasayana, Panchkarma, Pragyaparadha, Vaadchikitsa, Dhupana karma
Janapadodhwamsa is one among the unique concept described in Ayurveda treatises which literally means destruction of people or community. There are four factors that have been described which are common and essential for every living being, that is, Vayu (air), Jala (water), Desha (land), and Kaala (season). The principles which we explained vide Janapadodhwamsa in Ayurveda synchronized with this COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the study was to learn about Janapadodhwamsa in Ayurveda and Modern aspect in the present era through various literature searches. Literary study of Janapadodhwamsa thoroughly including classical treatises such as Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita of Ayurveda was done. Information is collected through the WHO reports; PubMed and Scopus indexed journals. Estimated Modern terminology for the Ayurvedic terms was used according to CCIM, India. Immunomodulation should be central in medical field to combat several infective, chronic, autoimmune, and anti-viral or any epidemic disease. Some concepts of epidemiology can be compared with Ayurvedic concepts. Due to the absence of availability of the management of these viral diseases, a mass destruction happening hence to save the life of humans the above acknowledged management has important role in immunity improvement and provides strength to combat the disease or Janapadodhwamsa (epidemic condition). Ayurveda and modern management combination can improve the health of an individual as well as society keeping positive mind and a healthy body are the sources of contentment in the pandemic. Thus, adopting a holistic outlook, good lifestyle with appropriately balanced diet, Yoga, Pranayam, meditation, along with Achara Rasayana, and Sadvritta can led a stress-free living can prove to be an functioning management for Janapadodhwamsa.
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