Author(s): Asmita Parab, Sneha Parab, Susmita Paranjpe, Sonam Pasi, Shraddha Paswan, Harshal Ashok Pawar
The pandemic corona virus (COVID 19) hit India almost a year ago. This pandemic has impacted human life when the global focus has mostly been on testing, finding a cure and preventing transmission; people are going through a myriad of mental as well as physical health issues. Various home remedies were used by people to prevent the infection of COVID 19. Hence, we decided to conduct an online survey to evaluate the impact of this pandemic on physical and mental health and also to analyze various home remedies used by people for the prevention of the infection. The survey form was sent to 500 people out of which 312 responses were received. The responses were analyzed qualitatively as well as quantitatively to draw the conclusions. Many people used home remedies like vitamin C supplements, herbal kadha (Decoctions), etc. to prevent the infection. Within the limitations of this study, it was found that many people suffered from mental stress during this period due to various reasons and the physical health of people got impacted largely. We also asked about their knowledge of vaccines against COVID 19 and majority of the people will prefer to get vaccinated. Traditional medicines and home remedies is equally important as that of modern medicines. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent this pandemic and save lives – now more than ever. By getting vaccinated, one will not just be protecting themselves, but also those around them.