Ebola and Ayurveda

by Dr. Bharat Vaidya (M.D., B.A.M.S.)


Ysha and some others ask me yesterday about Ebola Virus and hope this will interest you.

Key factor in Ebola is preventive measures with healthy eating – especially Satwik (pure) food like Khichari with Mung beans and meditation. Few days of Khichari (rice and dal preparation) with cow’s milk, few apple slices thinly cut after lunch; and at dinner Khichari with some thinly fresh cut ginger with little bit of turmeric will be very useful to keep nervous system healthy.

Ebola Infection has been documented through the handling of infected chimpanzees, gorillas, fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelope and porcupines found ill or dead or in the rain forest. Spread of Ebola then spreads in the community through human-to-human transmission, with infection resulting from direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and indirect contact with environments contaminated with such fluids which suggest Rasa and Rakta plays important role in transmission.

Here, Ayurvedic ‘Krumi Vichar’ or ‘Worm Theory’ can play important role and at the same time blood purifier like Bhringraj or Kutki can play important role. We need herb which can help to improve Immune Globulin to target Rasa and in that direction ‘Vardhaman Pippali Prayog’ can be very helpful with cow’s milk. As per Ayurveda its Pathology can be…

    • Dosha: Vata main tridoshaj
    • Dushya: Rasa + Rakta,
    • Strotamsi: Rasa Vaha, Rakta Vaha
    • Manifestation: Pranvaha Srotamsi +Yakrut (Liver)
    • It is acute Prana Hara infection.

Symptoms: EVD is a severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat. This is followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function, and in some cases, both internal and external bleeding. Laboratory findings include low white blood cell and platelet counts and elevated liver enzymes.

Ayurveda can help in preventing it with healthy and easily digestible food and medicines like, Bhringraj, Sariwa, Turmeric, Mangistha, Vidanga, Kutaki, Pippali, Avipattikar, Gokshur and Guduchi. In PK, Virachan and Basti can be given.

Pathya: Mung broth, Watery Khichari, Shali Rice, Patol, Turnip

Apathya: Spicy and heavy food, meat and meat products, fish, stale and old food.

In Mantra ‘Jwara Hara Mantra’ and in Yoga Shawasana is important.

NOT ALWAYS VACCINATION: The diseases of specific poison, contagious diseases, the diseases of immunity – these now so widely distributed by vaccinations; even the taint and terror of hydrophobia can be cured no other way. From common flu to Tuberculosis only ‘CURE’ is vaccination in modern society. Nature must conquer them or they try to conquer nature.  If blood is poisoned, we must make it pure with PURE AIR, PURE DIET and PURE WATER.  Every time Vaccination cannot be a cure. We are making our body a graveyard, and just think how depressing and diseasing that is!


 Dr. Bharat Vaidya