New Delhi: Soon after Prince Charles’ spokersperson stated that the 71-year-old heir to the British throne did not take Ayurvedic medicine to be cured of coronavirus, The Heath Site.com ( a health portal) interacted with veteran integrative medicine practitioner, Dr Issac Mathai to know the truth. Notably, a debate has been triggered after AYUSH minister and BJP leader Shripad Naik, in a press briefing in Goa, asserted that Prince Charles’ recovery shows how Aurvedic and homeopathic drugs can help treat coronavirus. Also Read - Philippines Releases Over 15,000 Prisoners Amid Covid-19 Outbreak

“There are reports that even Prince Charles who tested positive for coronavirus was treated by Ayurveda and homoeopathy. Dr Isaac Mathai, who runs the Soukya ayurveda resort in Bengaluru informed me about it”, Naik had claimed, which was dismissed by Ella Lynch, the spokesperson for the Prince of Wales. Also Read - Singapore Reports 188 New COVID-19 Cases in 24 Hours, Total Tally at 44310

However, when The Health Site contacted Mathai and asked if Ayurveda can cure COVID-19, he said that integrative medicine, which includes Ayurveda, homoeopathy doesn’t have a cure for this particular virus, but both (Ayurveda and homoeopathy) have plenty of immune-boosting medicines which the Government of India also recommends. Also Read - All Teachers, Researchers, Staff to Work From Home Till July 31: HRD Ministry

Also, the outcome of integrative medicine has been very positive in treating flu and immune deficiency conditions. We use these medicines for preventive purposes too,” , The Health Site quoted Dr. Issac Mathai, MD and Founder, Soukya, a Bengaluru-based holistic healing centre as saying

He added,”The philosophy behind all the AYUSH disciplines is not treating the disease but dealing with the immune system. In fact, Western school of medicine also agrees that a strong defence mechanism will protect you against many diseases and ailments. So, you must do everything to boost your immune cells.”