Introduction: Many environmental risk factors are associated with chronic inflammation.
The spread of COVID-19 across the world has impacted every one of us. The first case of
coronavirus was reported on 30th January 2020 in India.
Study Area: India has a tremendous capacity to deal with the coronavirus outbreak because of its
climatic conditions and its people having high immunity . Maintaining social distancing and hand
washing are not sufficient steps for preventing COVID-19. Indian system of traditional medicine
has the potential for enhancing immunity, which can prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus.
Material & Methods: A detailed study was carried out by analyzing national and international scientific
databases (PubMed, SciFinder, ScienceDirect, Scopus, Web of Science, and Mendeley), thesis,
and recognized books. Only Indian herbs with high immunity resistant power were analyzed.
Epidemiological studies with information on COVID-19 risk factors and precautions were also considered
for study purposes.
Results: Some herbs like Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi), Glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice), Curcuma
domestica Vahl (Turmeric), Tinospora cordifolia (Giloy), Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha), Cinnamon
(Dalchini), Shoot of Triticumaestivum Linn. (Wheatgrass), Andrographis paniculata
(Kalmegh), can help in boosting immunity for COVID-19 disease.
Discussion: Despite the shreds of evidence for the efficacy of these herbs in treating coronavirus induced
infections; the proper dose with ideal timing for such interventions need to be verified in clinical
trials. Researchers must explore the potential of herbs to reduce such epidemics and environmental