Sivakumar J T Gowder*
Department of Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
*Corresponding Author: Sivakumar J T Gowder, Department of Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Received: February 03, 2020; Published: February 21, 2020
Coronaviruses are a group of deadly viruses that cause ordinary cold to even severe diseases such as- SARS- Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome; MERS –Middle East Respiratory Syndrome; pneumonia; and kidney failure. These coronaviruses are initially reported in the Wuhan city of China. Now, it is considered to be the most dangerous virus and is threatening across the world. Recently, researchers reveal the existence of a direct association between coronavirus and certain neurological complications (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.) in humans. Usually, these viruses are transmitted from animals to humans. For example, SARS – Transmitted from civet cats to humans; and MERS- transmitted from camels to humans. From available reports, scientists suspect that coronavirus may be transmitted from snakes since intake of snakes is more common in China.
Tamil Nadu (a state in the Southern Part of India), has typical food items that have potential medicinal value. Tamil Nadu is also a hub for all medicinal plants. From various sources, we can notice that there are medicinal plants or traditional medical system available in Tamil Nadu for the treatment of almost all types of diseases. “Rasam,” one of the famous food items in Tamil Nadu, is a kind of tasty soup that is more common in the villages of Tamil Nadu. This soup is an ingredient of garlic, shallots, horse gram, curry leaves, pepper, dry chillies, coriander seeds, jeera, dry ginger, asafoetida, turmeric, mint leaves, etc., in addition to other ingredients depending on the type of rasam people require according to their necessities. People also use tomatoes in preparing this item. We can notice, almost all the above ingredients have medicinal values, especially, antimicrobial activity in addition to serving as antioxidants. This rasam, not only rich in vitamins but also contains a wide array of minerals. Usually, this tasty soup can be served with rice or savoured after meal. In Tamil Nadu, especially in rural areas, people consider this rasam as a potential traditional medicine for cold and flu. In addition to it, people also consume this rasam to get rid of body ache and problems concerned with digestion.
Citation: Sivakumar J T Gowder. “Tamil Nadu Traditional Food – A Remedy for Coronovirus (Neuropathogen) and Other Infections”.Acta Scientific Neurology 3.3 (2020): 01-02.
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