Forestry expert’s prescription for Chikungunya
Bhopal: When people in Delhi, its surrounding areas and in many other parts of India are in grip of malaria, chikungunya, and dengue, a former Indian Forest Service officer, who was borne in the Madhya Pradesh cadre, has put in the public domain a remedy, which he had offered to thousands of villagers in Chindwara district of Madhya Pradesh with huge success during the outbreak of chikungunya when he was posted there in the year 2005-2006.
Dr Ramgopal Soni, who has held important posts in Madhya Pradesh Forest department and has been Director Pench Tiger Reserve and Secretary Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, told Newsroom24x7 that the medication for Chikungunya is very simple and available with Pancaries (sellers of “Jadi buti” or herbal medicines).
Dr Soni’s prescription:
Take 50 gram panchang of Kalmegh (kadu chirayata also known as Bhuneem) Andrographis penniculata , boil in 1 liter of water till it is one fourth in quantity (quath). Cool it and strain it over a sieve (chhan len).
Take half cup of this quath 3 times a day .Fever will subside in two days but one has to take the medication for 15 days. This dose is sufficient to cure malaria and chikanguniya, affirms Dr Soni.
For Dengue Dr Soni prescribes – half cup of papaya leaves’ juice in the morning and evening and also kalmegh quath half cup in morning and evening.
To make the kalmegh quath more potent, Dr. Soni says put 25 gram of giloy and 20 leaves of Harsingar (parijat) Nectanthus arbortistis.
If these are not available, just Kalmegh is sufficient, says Dr. Soni.
For Dengue, one also has to take Papaya leaves’ Juice.
Kalmegh is available in Khari Bavali Market in Delhi and with sellers who sell ‘Jungli Judi booti”.