Interview of the Day
Dr. AK Agarwal
Dr. AK Agarwal, is a technocrat and a philanthropist. He is also chairman of Motherland International Foundation (MIF), which is a charitable organisation with a vision to rid society of social ills and to demolish myths and misconceptions regarding various negative issues plaguing it. In this interview he talks on his way to fight coronavirus pandemic.
Q. Besides being a prominent industrialist and technocrat, we also know you as a philanthropist. You silently do many things for the upliftment of society, for the cause of water, and also for specially abled persons. At this crucial juncture when the world is in the grip of Coronavirus, how do you look at your role? What are you doing to boost your own immunity?
A. By now it is plain that the coronavirus pandemic will be a global disrupter. It will affect economies and nations worldwide, and cut prosperity everywhere. In this turmoil, some nations and societies will fare better than others. There can be no winner in this battle against COVID-19, but only survivors. However, ultimately, we all have to ride out the crisis. You may be aware that it has been more like a tradition of formulating and processing herbal products in our family for generations, spanning now almost 150 years, and distributing them on a charity or complimentary basis for ailments as unique as viruses of varied hues. In fact, recently a start-up company ‘Nicki Naturizer LLP’ was floated and promoted by our company River Engineering Pvt Ltd. for the business of nutraceutical, partially keeping philanthropy in mind. In herbal philosophy, to keep “virus” at bay one needs to boost the immunity of the body. This also holds true in the case of COVID–19.
Q. So are you prescribing some herbs to boost immunity against Coronavirus?
A. Based on the experience, I give below one formula which may help as an effective counteragent of COVID-19. Formula – Take ginger, clove, black pepper, celery (ajwayan) and turmeric. Key ingredient is ginger. Clove/black pepper/ celery only in a little quantity. I think these ingredients are universally available. – Put them in water (2 cups) and then boil it on a slow flame; once it reduces to 1 cup then drink it in hot condition, like sipping tea slowly. – Take it thrice a day. – For the best of results, the last dose should be taken just before going to sleep at night. Everything after this is not desirable, be it tea or coffee or juice or water and others. The idea is that dissolved traces of herbs should stay in the throat during sleeping hours. However, if need arises, you can take hot or lukewarm water, slowly.
Q. Have you tested this medicine in any lab?
A. These are time-tested homemade remedies. My family experience is that it is strongly recommended against any kind of virus which adversely affect lungs and throat functions. Nicki Naturizer LLP is recommending this to all in India and abroad. But keep in mind that this formula is neither a medicine nor a food supplement. It is also not tested or registered or recognised by any national or international food or drug statutory body. The formula is not recommended for those who are below the age of 16.
Q. Any other tip that you wish to give to your readers?
A. Other lifestyle tips along with our formula are: Take plenty of lukewarm water 2 to 3 litres throughout the day; don’t take water soon after food or having food or a meal, or along with meal; take water only 90 minutes the meal; better to be a vegan(vegetarian); avoid milk products –- cheese or butter or milk or curd the time being. The above herbal formula with should be avoided for certain lifestyles tips should work as a good preventive measure to arrest the unrelenting march of COVID 19. Needless to mention your health counts to me as much as it does to yourself. Be affable and stay connected!