Category: Common Flu

Monkeypox – Symptoms, Prevention and Ayurvedic Treatment


Many human infections are caused by either bacteria or viruses, these are very common in all the most successful creatures on earth, their habitat is also changed according to the atmosphere like they are having different shapes and sizes on ice slopes and are different in deserts. Viruses are different from bacteria, they are even smaller than any micro-organism, this virus can only reproduce inside the body of the living host, and is very tough to win a battle with. Viral infections are the most serious communicable diseases that are known in medical science. A virus is a minuscule pocket of protein that contains genetic material and is much smaller than a bacterium. Viral infections can spread from one person to another by coughing, sneezing, vomiting, or getting exposure to infectious bodily fluids or from other physical activities. Monkeypox is also a viral disease that has the same family as smallpox. Usually these are not serious types. It causes rash and flu-type symptoms, this disease is caused by the Monkeypox virus which is a member of the orthodox virus genus and belongs to the family of Poxviridae. In this article, we are going to discuss the causes, symptoms prevention, and Ayurvedic treatment against the Monkeypox disease.


Monkeypox is a rare disease in which a virus is transmitted to humans from animals, it is clinically less severe. The monkeypox virus was discovered in 1958, it was firstly found in lab-tested monkeys that were used for research, this disease is more common in central and West Africa. But in May 2022, researchers found this virus reporting outside of Africa now in July 2022, about three thousand cases of monkeypox which is found in the US. Monkeypox has spread across several countries and is a communicable disease. At first, this was a disease of animal hosting, including a range of rodents and non-human primates. Monkeypox virus is a double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus and to a family of Poxviridae.

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Mode of Transmission

Zoonotic Transmission Animal to Human transmission can result from close contact or direct contact with blood, bodily fluids, or cutaneous and mucosal lesions, by infected animals. Eating inadequately cooked meat products are made from infected animal’s flesh.

Human-to-human exposure results from close contact like direct contact with an infected person, transmitted through respiratory secretions, or face-to-face contact. Transmission can also occur via mother to the foetus due to the placenta or during childbirth or after birth because they are exposed when it is held.

Signs and Symptoms

The incubation time of the monkeypox virus is five to twenty-one days. This infection can be divided into two periods.

Invasion period – that starts from the zero-day and goes up to the fifth day, characterized by

  1. Fever
  2. Intense headache
  3. Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) – these appear similar to smallpox, chicken pox, and measles.
  4. Pain in back
  5. Muscle aches
  6. Lack of energy (asthenia)

After a few days, a rash often develops, these start as painful flat red bumps, which further result in blisters filled with pus. Blisters crust over and fall off and in the last two to four weeks, this whole process can last two to four weeks. It can also be present in the mouth, vagina, and anus. Person-to-person it spreads from an infected person through close relations, it can spread from contaminated materials like clothing, bedding, etc.

In previous outbreaks, following symptoms usually seen like

  1. After your fever starts in one to three days, a rash appears and starts from the face then spreads to other parts of the body.
  2. Common on the hands, feet, arms, and legs in the following pattern like formation of macules, papules, and vesicles. Macules are just round lesions and papules are the raised bumps on the skin and when this structure starts to fill with pus then it is known as Pustules.
  3. People usually show these bumps formation in any part of the body.
  4. The infected person can spread the virus for up to 21 days. so try to protect the healthy persons near you with following measures that we are going to discuss in the above heading.

How Can We Prevent Monkeypox Virus?

The best way to help in prevention of monkeypox virus is –

  1. Avoid contact with infected animals that are having the chances of spreading their infection to one another.
  2. Avoid contact with infected materials that are used by an infected person.
  3. Cook all foods perfectly that consist of meat or other parts of the disease.
  4. Properly wash your hands, with disinfectant like soap and water.
  5. Use safety measures if you are coming into contact with the infected person.
  6. If a patient has touched the clean surface or where all are going to touch then thoroughly try to clean it with sanitizer.
  7. Personal protective equipment can also be used when you are in contact with an infected person.

Facts Regarding Monkeypox

  1. Monkeypox virus is a zoonotic virus that spreads from animals to healthy humans.
  2. WHO (World Health Organisation) has declared this disease a Public Health emergency of International concern.
  3. This disease was first discovered by 1958 and its first case was diagnosed in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  4. Monkeypox virus is the main cause behind the Monkeypox disease, this is a member of the orthopoxvirus genus in the family of Poxviridae.
  5. This disease can spread by direct contact between an infected person and a healthy person.
  6. This disease was first diagnosed in primarily tropical rainforest areas or central and West Africa and then spread to all other parts of the world.

Ayurvedic View

Ayurveda is a holistic science which helps to heal the body and neutralise all the doshas that are the main cause behind all the diseases that occur in the human body. Viral diseases and bacterial diseases are categorised under the Jeevanu roga that is a type of Agantuja roga. Jeevanu roga adds up various microorganisms that are developed in the external environment and enter into the human body. These are considered as the external factors that damage the body on a different basis.

These agantuka roga also shows symptoms like

Burning in the body (Daha), fever (jwara), itching (kandu), shoth (inflammation), etc.

These symptoms can be managed by being consulted by a general physician. Give proper history of having in contact with an infected person, infected animal or being exposed to the infected area. If you are already feeling these symptoms, then try to avoid contact with other healthy infected persons. Further medication has been prescribed below kindly have them if you are suffering from the monkeypox virus.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda for Monkeypox virus

Planet Ayurveda is an holistic medicinal manufacturing company that is a GMP certified prepared by 100 percent natural products. These products that are manufactured here, are totally free from colours, dyes, fillers, chemical compounds and various other harmful compositions. These products are made by classical methods that are written in Samhitas and in classical textbooks and made under the supervision of most experienced MD Ayurveda experts. Some of the effective formulations that are used to manage the Monkeypox virus disease.


Herbal Remedies for Monkey Pox Virus

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This single herbal formulation manufactured by Planet Ayurveda consisting of haridra (Curcuma longa), this is a medicinal preparation that is used to kill the various microorganisms that are not good for our body. Curcumin has various health properties like it is anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant or rejuvenating. This helps to purify the blood and kill the harmful substances that are present in the bloodstream.

Dosage : 1 Capsule twice daily, with plain water, after meals.


This is a classical mineral formulation that consists of shuddha gandhak (purified sulphur). This medicine is used to purify the blood and is good in pacifying the pitta dosha with rakta shodhak properties. This is used to alleviate various symptoms like fever, rashes etc, gandhak is also anti-inflammatory and used to kill the harmful microorganisms.

Dosage : 1 tablet twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water


This is a patent herbal formulation consisting of various herbs like haldi (Curcuma longa), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and many more herbs. These all are very useful in eradicating the harmful viruses and bacterias from the body and are very helpful in purification of the blood stream. These are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant or rejuvenating in nature that helps this formulation to give effective results against this disease

Dosage : 1 tablet once or twice daily with plain water after meals.


This is a classical herbal formulation consisting of badi harad (Terminalia chebula) Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) and many more herbs. These all herbs help to control the fever that is caused by the infections spread by Bacterias, viruses, or fungi etc. This is very helpful in lowering down the temperature of the body and is very helpful in healing the blisters, papules and Lymphadenopathy.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.

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The crisis of monkeypox virus is getting fatal nowadays. This viral disease is just spreading day by day from the infected persons to the healthy persons. One should adopt Ayurvedic medicine to combat this disease because in Allopathy medicines they just can suggest some preventions to the disease but cannot cure this from its roots. In Ayurvedic formulations we can manage the symptoms of this disease along with can also improve the strength and immune power of the patient that can also help to control any further infections in future.

Effective Herbal Remedies for Chikungunya Fever

Chikungunya was first detected in 1952 in Africa. Chikungunya word comes from the Makonde language meaning that which bends up. This is a reference to Chikungunya symptom where patient walks in a stopped posture due to joint pain. It is also known by the name Chicken guinea, Chicken gunaya. Presence of word chicken has lead a lot of misconceptions about the disease.It is a viral disease transmitted in humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Aedes aegypti mosquito (yellow fever mosquito) is the primary transmission agent of chikungunya. This mosquito is usually found in tropics and hence chikungunya is predominantly seen in Asian countries. It generally bites during the day time.

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Incubation period of Chikungunya disease is 2-6 days but the symptoms usually appear 4-7 days post infection. It has 2 phases- Acute phase and Chronic phase.

Acute Phase:

  • Characteristics of acute phase includes an abrupt onset of chills, fever reaching upto 40 degree celcius(104 degree F) . Severe joint pain and muscular pain is the main and most problematic symptom experienced by the patients suffering from chikungunya.

Chronic Phase:

  • Chronic phase is characterised by poly-arthralgia that can last from weeks to years beyond the acute stage. 95% of the infected adults are symptomatic after infection which can also lead to disability.

Ayurvedic View:

  • In ayurveda, it is known as sandhi jwara that literally means ‘fever of the joints’.Chikungunya fever is considered as vata dosha disorder.  In chikungunya, Ayurveda believes in enhancing the immunity of an individual. Thus, Immuno-modulator medications are prescribed that help to modulate the immune response of body against antigens which inadvertently affects the joints. Ayurvedic treatment helps to reverse the inflammatory process as well as prevents the tissue damage. Medicines to improve immunity, medicines to reduce fever and treatment to bring down muscle pain, nausea, fatigue, rash, headache are given in Ayurveda alongwith rejuvenation medicines.
  • Allopathic treatment options are only symptomatic for mitigating the pain and fever along with anti-inflammatory drugs, in such cases convalescence cause prolonged joint pain which may require analgesics along with long term anti-inflammatory therapy.

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  • Chikungunya fever is diagnosed on the basis of serological tests like ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays) for detection of antibodies like IgG and IgM and RT- PCR (Reverse Transcriptase polymerase chain reaction). These tests are used to detect the presence of virus in blood.
  • A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri has found that symptoms and blood test results of patients with chikungunya is similar to that of rheumatoid arthritis patients.

Symptoms of chikungunya:

  1. Severe joint pain
  2. Fever
  3. Rash
  4. Headache
  5. Nausea
  6. Vomiting
  7. Muscular pain

How Chikungunya spreads

  • Several varieties of viral infections are spread through droplets discharged into the atmosphere by the sneezing of the infected patients.
  • It is important to note that sometimes, post chikungunya affects multiple joints leaving a person debilitated for a long time so proper treatment is necessary.

Some key points about Chikungunya-

  1. It is a viral disease.
  2. Mosquito control is the only effective prevention technique.
  3. Usually non- fatal
  4. Currently, there are no vaccines available.
  5. Transmission is only through mosquito bite not through human to human.

Prevention of Chikungunya fever

  • Vaccine is yet to be developed. It is in experimental stage. Currently the only way to prevent disease is to avoid mosquito bites. It spreads from human to human only through a mosquito carrier.
  • Hence mosquito control is the best way to fight chikungunya.
  • Stangnant water must not be allowed in and around residential areas as it is the breeding site for the mosquito.
  • Since there is no cure for chikungunya in modern medicine. Ayurvedic treatment provides relief to a large extent without causing any side effect.

Herbal Remedies for Chikungunya Fever

  • There is no cure of chikungunya in modern medicine. They provide only symptomatic relief. Some of the Herbal Remedies for Chikungunya Fever by Planet Ayurveda are-


Giloy Capsules:

  • Giloy capsules are wonderful and effective herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda which is prepared from the pure extract of herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia).
  • Giloy is considered as anti-pyretic, immuno-modulator and anti-inflammatory thus provides relief in all kinds of fevers.

Dose: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

Joint Aid Plus:

  • Joint Aid Plus capsules of Planet Ayurveda has both anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties which is effective against both chronic and acute inflammations caused by chikungunya fever.

Ingredients of Joint Aid Plus Capsules-

  1. Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) – It is pure natural herb which is useful in treatment of various diseases like joint pain, muscular pain etc.
  2. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – It is useful in relieving symptoms of various diseases like stress, rheumatism, inflammation etc. and gives strength.
  3. Shallaki (Boswellia serrate) – It has anti-inflammatory property. It has positive results for joint pains. It is good choice for osteoarthritis, joint pain, gout and rheumatoid arthritis.
  4. Guggul (Commiphora mukul) – It has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It has pain relieving property.
  5. Sonth (Zingiber officinale) – It is also known as dry ginger. It has anti-inflammatory property. It is used in joint pain

Dose: 2 capsules twice a day after meals.

Curcumin Capsules:

  • Curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains Curcuma longa. It is considered as best anti-inflammatory agent due to the presence of curcumin in it.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily after meals.

Immune Magic Capsules:

  • Immune Magic capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared using a wonderful combination of the various useful herbs that are mentioned in an Ayurvedic texts and are frequently used for various other health benefits too. The herbs used in the preparation of this product include:
  1. Grape seeds (Vitis vinifera)
  2. Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrums)
  3.  Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
  4. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • All these herbs are used in their natural forms. This product is a great way to supplement the healthy diet in order to stay healthy.

Dose: 1 or 2 capsules twice a day after meals.

Tulsi Capsules:

  • Regular use of Tulsi capsules of Planet Ayurveda helps body to fight infections in a very effective way. It is a natural immuno – modulator.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice a day after meals.

All the products of Planet Ayurveda for Chikungunya are completely safe and natural without any side effects.