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Covid-19 & Immunity: Increasing Your Immunity with Homeopathy

COVID-19 or coronavirus disease is a contagious disease caused by a recently discovered coronavirus, namely the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This virus is one of the seven types of coronaviruses that affect the upper or lower respiratory tract. The upper respiratory tract includes the sinuses, nose and throat. The lower respiratory tract includes the windpipe and the lungs.

The SARS-CoV-2 Virus spreads easily, when the patient carrying this virus sneezes, coughs or even talks loudly. The infection when caused varies from mild to severe in intensity. Being highly infectious it grew up to the pandemic level within a span of a few months. People who belong to a high-risk group for contracting COVID-19 include

  • Those who are above 70years of age
  • Diabetics
  • Those suffering from underlying lung, heart or kidney diseases
  • Obese people
  • Men are found to be more susceptible to this infection than women.

What are the signs and symptoms of COVID-19?

Common symptoms of COVID-19

  • Cough
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Weakness
  • Fever with sometimes chill and rigors
  • Headache
  • Pain in body
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Digestive symptoms such as nausea and diarrhoea

In some patients, this virus has resulted in severe symptoms such as:-

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Confusion of mind
  • Dizziness
  • Blueness of lips or face
  • In some rare cases, the infection has resulted in a stroke.

Also Read COVID-19 Lockdown: Safeguarding Your physical, Emotional & Mental Health with Homeopathy

What measures can be taken at the individual level to protect oneself from this disease?

It usually takes years to develop and test an effective vaccine against an infection. Considering the gravity of the situation, more than 100 such studies all over the world are going on and have reached various levels of developing and testing vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Even if the process is speeded up it can take 12 months- 18months to develop and test an effective vaccine.

The Lockdown measure ordered by the government has slowed the spread of the infection. But at the same time, it has adversely affected the economy of our country. As a result complete lockdown is not a sustainable solution to this problem.

We have to be vigilant and responsible on our part in order to contain this infection. For this, we should observe the following measures:-

  • Avoiding crowded places.
  • If necessary go out, always wear a face mask, carry alcohol-based hand sanitiser, observe social distancing and keep a distance of 3 feet or 1 metre between oneself and others.
  • Avoid touching the nose, eyes and mouth.
  • At home regularly clean the frequently touched objects with a disinfectant.
  • Regularly wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Also as COVID-19 is an infectious disease, our immune system has a vital role to play in combating it. If our immune system is working up to its optimum level, this disease can easily be prevented. We can observe the following measures to boost our immunity

  • Regular exercise- staying indoors we can choose from a wide range of exercises depending on our interests and capability. Exercise helps to flush out toxins from the body through sweat.
  • Take 8-10 glasses of water. This is essential to flush out the toxins from the body. one can even take juices, coconut water etc to stay hydrated.
  • Take adequate rest and 7-8 hours of sleep. This is essential as our body repairs and rejuvenates naturally while we sleep.
  • Avoid alcohol intake and smoking as much as possible.
  • Take immunity-boosting food items. This includes citric fruits, strawberries and mango, and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, green leafy vegetables, spinach, tomato and broccoli.
  • Also, stress is found to decrease immunity therefore activities such as meditation, yoga and deep relaxation techniques can be done to bring down stress levels and boost the immunity of the body.

Also Read Corona Virus Outbreak - Risks, Symptoms, and Precautions

What is the role of homeopathy in the COVID-19 pandemic?

Homeopathy has a significant role to play in this hour of crisis. Homeopathy has the potential to boost the immunity of the masses and thus prevent or even treat COVID-19 effectively. Homeopathy can contribute in the following ways to help deal with this pandemic:

  • According to the advisory and recommendations issued by the Ministry of AYUSH, homeopathic medicine Arsenicum Album 30 is a homeopathic medicine for improving immunity against the current pandemic. It is advised to take Arsenicum Album 30 on an empty stomach for three days as preventive medicine.
  • For those patients who are already on constitutional homeopathic medicines for the treatment of preexisting chronic diseases, these medicines can act to the prevention of COVID-19 for them. By harmonizing all the functions of the body, including immunity, they can serve as homeopathic immunity boosters against coronavirus.
  • If a person gets infected with COVID-19 Ministry of AYUSH has given guidelines for the treatment.


Within no time the danger of COVID-19 has spanned the entire world. It is a contagious disease which is caused by coronavirus. As this virus has been discovered recently there is no known cure or prevention against it. It can spread very easily and can prove to be fatal, especially in high-risk people. The potential solution to this menace is first to avoid coming in contact with the virus and second to boost the immunity to fight this virus once infected.

The use of masks, sanitizers or soap and water and observing social distancing will help to meet the first need. At the same time adequate sleep, a balanced diet, plenty of water and regular exercise will help to boost the immunity of the body. medically one can avail of the benefits of homeopathy in both the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

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