International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Special Issue 6, Part A (2021)
A review on Euryale Ferox: Daily dietary regime for Covid -19 patients
In recent pandemic of Covid-19 i.e. Corona Virus disease, patients who are affected by this disease shows symptoms related to different system of body in which most commonly affected parts are lungs which usually results in mortality of patients. It has also seen that older adults and those having COPD, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, and obesity are at increased risk for severe COVID -19 requiring hospitalization 1. This Covid 19 can also produce abnormally high blood sugar levels, even in people without diagnosed diabetes. It also causes fluctuation in Blood Pressure by affecting ACE and RAAS system. Fox Nut or Euryale Ferox is rich in protein, fibres and carbohydrates. The Euryale ferox seeds is a grain dish good for baby and also for an old man to prolong life. It has characteristics of strengthening the spleen, nourishing the stomach, supplementing the kidney 2. Thus, makhana can be used as nutraceutical supplement for Covid -19 Patients. In a daily diet, it is also believed to increase humoral immunity and cell mediated immunity to some extent. The Euryale ferox seeds and glutinous rice are used in 1:3 ratio to prepare rice dumplings in China. These act as super natural food in diet therapy 11. Euryale ferox has many bioactive constituents which performs anti-oxidant activity, anti-diabetic activity, Anti-hyper lipidemic activity, Hepatoprotective activity, anti-cytotoxicity, cardioprotective, anti-depressant activity and much more. Thus, Euryale ferox could be an ideal supplement for Covid -19 patients.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vipul Vikram, Dr. Shweta Mishra. A review on Euryale Ferox: Daily dietary regime for Covid -19 patients. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(6S):29-34. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i6Sa.8607