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Ayurveda fraternity sees a post-Covid immunity drop

Published in Health Tuesday, 22 November 2022 15:19



Kochi: Leading ayurveda practitioners are seeing a drop in immunity after two years of the Covid pandemic, and are advising patients to take care of lifestyles to get back to better health.

Two years of Covid-induced lifestyles have led to a noticeable drop in immunity levels, primarily caused by vitamin D-3 and B-12 deficiencies, practitioners say.

“Even today there are reports about children becoming vulnerable to frequent fever due to weak immunity” said Ashtavaidyan Dr E T Neelakandhan Mooss, Managing Director of Thrissur-based Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala.

Ashtavaidyan Dr E T Yadu Narayanan Mooss, Executive Director, said good quality medicines were key to addressing immunity and general health challenges. “Quality is an integral part of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Classical Ayurvedic texts have prescribed methods to achieve this goal. Medicines manufactured at the three Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala factories undergo in-house quality control for all medicines through stringent quality checks”.

Explaining how the lifestyle change during Covid adversely affected immunity, Ashtavaidyan Dr E T Krishnan Mooss said, “Primarily there are VitD3 and B12 deficiencies. A significant drop in sun exposure, the work from home lifestyle and psychological and physical stress have all contributed to this”.

While working from home has contributed directly to a reduction in vitamin D levels, the vitamin B-12 deficiency may be associated with bad diet habits, a sedentary lifestyle and work-related stress.

“The prevalence of stress is alarming. As much as 98 per cent of patients who come to us have stress-related issues. It cuts across all age groups. There is even parental stress, regarding the learning issues of their children", he said.

Mother & Child – Post-natal care

The Vaidyaratnam Kozhikode treatment centre is making arrangements to provide complete post-natal mother and child care at the homes of clients, for convenience.

The treatment includes traditional ayurvedic post-delivery care incorporating uzhichil, facials and other scientific methods in the homely comfort of the clients. This treatment, which comes in 14, 21 and 28-day packages, is offered under the guidance of specialist lady doctors and experienced therapists. The package also includes arishtam, lehyam and other delivery-care medicines made in the ayurvedic tradition.

Along with the treatment, abdominal bandage, post-natal yoga and psychological support and counselling for issues like post-partum depression, tension and anxiety will also be available.

The Vaidyartnam treatment centre at Pushpa Junction, Kozhikode is offering the facility for scientific post-natal care at clients’ homes at a time when families are finding it difficult to get trained hands to take care of post-natal services like oil baths for mothers and children.


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Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala is devoted to the theme of ‘Ayurveda First’. ‘Angana’ is the woman empowerment initiative of Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala, with the objectives of power to women and women’s health through Ayurveda.


Angana is a platform to help find solutions to psychological and physical challenges faces by women. Assistance is available from 9 am to 9 pm on 1800 425 12221. A 30-strong team of doctors from Vaidyaratnam is available to offer assistance to problems faced by girls and women.

Over the past year, more than 150 free awareness classes led by doctors have been held as part of the ‘Angana’ initiative in schools and colleges across Kerala.


 About Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala


Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala is a leader in ayurvedic research and has made significant advancements in multiple research areas, particularly in fertility research. Other areas of the group’s research include drug development, toxicology, and treatment-related areas. The group is also in the process of adapting AI-based tools to Ayurvedic research and development in order to leverage its legacy by blending it with technology.


Vaidyaratnam Oushadhasala is one of the prominent Ayurveda medicine manufacturing companies in the country, established in the year 1941, engaged in propagation of Ayurveda (as per Ashtavaidya tradition) through manufacturing and marketing all categories of Ayurvedic medicaments and rendering clinical services.


The group has three GMP; ISO certified manufacturing units and its R&D and QA/QC facilities are AYUSH approved. Vaidyaratnam is now witnessing its 5th generation Ashtavaidyas through Ashtavaidyan Dr Yadu Mooss and Ashtavaidyan Dr Krishnan Mooss by keeping all traditional values and legacy intact.


Vaidyaratnam’s quality control laboratory is equipped to check the quality of raw materials and finished products. For this purpose, quality standards and analytical procedures prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards and Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of Government of India are accepted.

Vaidyaratnam recently expanded services to three more cities, namely Kolkata, Jaipur and Hubli.

Photo Caption: Ashtavaidyan Dr E.T. Yadu Narayanan Mooss - Executive Director, Vaidyaratnam Oushadasala, Ashtavaidyan Dr E.T. Krishnan Mooss - Executive Director T N Neelakantan - Chief General Manager & M P Suresh Menon - Head Sales & Marketing Talking to media persons in Kochi 


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