Last autumn, a big part of North India came under attack of Chikungunya Fever. Although the name of the disease is homophonous with chicken, but in reality it has nothing to do with the poultry bird. The word ‘chikungunya’ derives from a word in Kimakonde language, meaning ‘to be contorted’, describing the debilitating condition of arthralgia (stiffness and pain in the joints) which the patient afflicted with this morbid disease suffers from. Along with arthralgia, the other symptoms of the disease are high fever and red rashes all over the skin.
A viral disease, Chikungunya has no cure, the treatment focuses exclusively on relieving the symptoms. Even in the best of cases, the stiffness and pain in the joints remain for several months, severely hindering the ability of the patient to function in normal life.
Let us be honest, in the highly competitive world of today, where every work day matters, none of us can afford to be ill for a couple of months. The world is ready to pass us by, and as it is, most of us are holding on to it with a tether. In comes chikungunya, and you’re looking at months of economic recovery, after the physical recovery.
What can we do then? Three words. Better Immunity system. Ever heard of football players falling sick? Well yes, they do, but seldomly. And even when they do fall ill, they recover pretty quickly. Why? Three words, better immunity system.
It is true that it would be impossible for us to match the physical activity of football players in our daily lives. There are no parks in the neighborhood, and even if there are, there is no time! What is there though, are a number of natural herbs around us, that can strengthen our immunity system, with Basil (Tulsi) being a prominent member of this family.
Imbibed with all the natural benefits of Tulsi, comes our 100% ayurvedic Syrup, Jolly Tulsi 51. A natural immunity booster, it contains the concentrated liquid extracts of 5 types of Tulsi, which can really boost up your immune system, and make your body better equipped to fight the chikungunya virus.