Herbal drug Fifatrol can help check viral infection, dengue, influenza, claims BHU ayurveda expert
Amid a rise in dengue, influenza and viral fever cases in different parts of India, experts claim that herbal drugs like Fifatrol can help in boosting immunity and hasten recovery from these diseases. Professor K N Dwivedi of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) said in Ayurveda, there are some herbs and concoctions which can prevent the progression of infections due to seasonal flu and vectors such as mosquitoes and eliminate them gradually.
He pointed out that Fifatrol, a formulation of time-tested immunity strengthening herbo-mineral preparations like guduchi, daruharidra, apamarga, chirayata, karanja, kutaki, tulsi, godanti, mrityunjaya rasa, tribhuvana kriti rasa and sanjivani vati, has been found to help fight infection, flu and cold.
Professor Dwivedi explained that there are four types of dengue -- serotypes one to four -- at play, and the prevalence of serotype-two, which is more severe than other types, has been growing very fast across states.
In serotype-two dengue infection, platelet count drops rapidly, and the body's immune response becomes hyper active leading to a cytokine storm that can damage the organs. This variant of dengue also impacts the kidneys, he said.
''But this drug (Fifatrol), being enriched with immune-enhancing herbo-mineral preparations, can fight bacteria, viruses and allergens and provides fast relief from nasal congestion, sore throat, body ache and headache.'' Fifatrol has also been mentioned in nearly 200 technologies and research activities evaluated by experts in a compendium for combating coronavirus as compiled by the National Research Development Corporation.
It offers an improved immune system to fight viral, bacterial and other infections, normalises raised body temperature, fastens recovery and eases the associated symptoms like flu, cold, and congestion, said Sanchit Sharma, Executive Director of AIMIL Pharma.
According to World Health Organisation estimates, one in every five people worldwide can become infected with viral fever and vector-borne disease during the peak of the season in a year.
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