Home remedies boom as India pandemic cases soar

30 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Home remedies boom as India pandemic cases soar

New Delhi housewife Sashi scoops Covid-19 “immunity-boosting” powder into a jug of water every morning for her family, joining a growing number of Indians who believe traditional supplements will help ward off the pandemic, reports AFP.

As India passes eight million cases—second in the world behind the United States—and the death toll exceeds 120,000, people are increasingly turning to ancient Hindu “ayurvedic” medicine.

And modern Indian consumer companies are cashing in on growing demand for alternative approaches, turning homemade therapies into packaged products such as turmeric milk and holy basil drops.


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