Ayurveda feasibility study on COVID-19 in the UK: Results Published

Updated: Mar 4

Aarogyam (UK), University of Warwick and Jodhpur Ayurveda University have joined forces to support mild-to-moderate community-based patients in the UK.

The CBPR trial aims to respond to the urgent need to identify feasible treatments that can be used to treat mild and moderate cases of COVID-19 early and prevent spikes in hospitalization that could overwhelm fragile and already overburdened health systems in the UK.

The feasibility trial has been carried out with community organizations, coordinated

by the Aarogyam (UK). CBPR feasibility trial comparative, ‘adaptive trial’ that tested the safety and efficacy of Ayurveda combinations (ashwagandha, Giloy and Tulsi) in mild-to-moderate COVID-19 patients has found that early Ayurveda intervention can prevent progression of COVID-19 to severe disease and potentially accelerate recovery.

Warwick University Researchers led by Dr Vishwesh Kulkarni, not only found clinical efficacy data but also tested treatment outcome through machine learning and Artificial Intelligence methods. New methods to test interventions has been added to the study as evidence of their potential for mild-to-moderate cases emerges. UK researchers are actively looking to select the most promising treatments from ongoing global scientific efforts with proof of efficacy, incollaboration with the Jodhpur Ayurveda University, India.

‘The Aarogyam consortium is a broad partnership bringing UK scientific leaders and India experts of Ayurveda together to respond to an urgent unmet medical need.Collaboration is the only way to provide robust scientific responses to these research questions

CBPR Ayurveda feasibility trial is aligned with the WHO Roadmap & Blueprint, Global

COVID-19 Project tracker and Global trial registry, which aims to improve coordination between scientists and global health professionals, accelerate the research and development process, and develop new norms and standards to learn from and improve upon the global COVID-19 response.

Principal investigator, Dr. Vishwesh Kulkarni; University of Warwick, UK, CO investigator Dr Neha Sharma & Dr Jaydeep Joshi; Aarogyam (UK), Dr Abhimanyu Kumar; Jodhpur Ayurveda University, India and Dr Nagamani Krishnamurthy, UK India Partnership network,

(UK) had been the key team members for this first breakthrough UK based Ayurveda Study.

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