INTRODUCTION: World Health Organization (WHO) declared Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) as a ‘Public Health Emergency of the International Concern’ (PHEIC). At present, there is no confirmatory treatment for COVID-19 by Preventive and Curative aspects with no side effects. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To have a critical review of Ayurveda and Yoga in the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The newly emerged diseases can be studied with help of the basic principles of Ayurveda. Such diseases can be termed as ‘Anukta Vyadhi’. COVID-19 is such Anukta Vyadhi can be categorized under the ‘Janapadodhwamsa’. Hence, the Ayurvedic, as well as Yogic principles, can be implemented to manage the spread of COVID-19. The relevant Ayurvedic and Yogic texts are critically reviewed to study the principles mentioned in these ancient texts. DISCUSSION: Outbreak of COVID-19 has lead to high levels of Physiological illnesses like Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD), specific symptoms of Gastrointestinal System, Neurological manifestation like Cerebrovascular Lesions, Encephalitis and Psychological distress such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Acute Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder. The ancient treasure of Ayurveda and Yoga can be helpful in managing Physiological and Psychological disturbances. These principles can offer Sharira (Physical) and Manasa (Mental) Swasthya (Health), thereby helping to contain the spread of this pandemic.CONCLUSION: The Ayurvedic principles and Upakramas like Dinacharya- Ritucharya, Trayopstambha, Rasayana, Achara Rasayana and the Yogic principles of Ashtanga Yoga and Netikarma can have a promising role in managing the morbidity caused by COVID -19 pandemic.
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