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Covid 19 is pneumonia associated viral infection that originated from Wuhan city in December 2019. The virus appears to be spherical in appearance with proteins called spikes protruding from the surface. Ayurveda plays a vital role in boosting the immunity of our body against the pandemic outbreak covid19. This study was carried out to analyse the awareness of people on Ayurveda being a possible option for boosting our immunity. An online survey was conducted with a self-structured questionnaire using an online survey platform google forms. The link was shared through social media. A total of 100 responses were received. The reactions recorded and were analysed, and statistical analysis was performed. The responses recorded from the participants showed that the participants possess adequate knowledge about the covid19 infection, and they possess sufficient awareness of the possible role of Ayurveda on boosting immunity against covid19. 83.9% of the respondents are aware of the pandemic outbreak covid19, and among them, 59.5% believe that Ayurveda plays a role in boosting immunity against covid19. Around 50% of the participants believe herbs used in Ayurveda are potential inhibitors against covid19. The study conducted concludes that during this pandemic outbreak most of the participants are aware of the origin, cause, mode of the spread and are also aware of the role of Ayurveda in boosting our immunity level.

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Ayurveda Covid 19 Immunity Awareness Knowledge

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Mohamed Arsaath N, & Gheena S. (2020). Awareness on the possible role of ayurveda as an immunity booster in the covid-19 pandemic. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 567-574. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL1.2855