Post By Dr Shivakumar S Harti
All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), under the Centre's Ayush Ministry, has developed an immunity boosting 'Bal Raksha Kit' to protect children up to the age of 16 from the viral infection till the time a vaccine is available. As many as 10,000 kits were distributed free-of-cost on National Ayurveda Day on November 2, 2021. The kit aims to help boost the immunity of children to help them fight SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection and keep them healthy. It comprises a syrup made of basil, giloy, cinnamon, liquorice and dry grapes, which have amazing medicinal qualities, apart from Annu oil, Sitopaladi and Chyawanprash, which are known to increase immunity level among the children with regular consumption. It has been made under the strict guidelines of the Ministry of Ayush and manufactured in Uttarakhand by Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL). Apart from the ‘Bal Raksha Kit', AIIA previously created 'Swasthya Raksha Kit', 'Arogya Raksha Kit' and 'Ayu Raksha Kit'