Traditional Mongolian Mana-4, Norov-7 Medicine Used in the Treatment of COVID-19 Infection: A Comparative Study

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Jargaltulga Ulziijargal
Tseelee Saintuguldur
Munkhenkhjin Batmunkh
Zolzaya Narmandakh
Anar Bayarmunkh
Amarzaya Batchimeg
Baigal Narantuya
Purevsod Lkhagvasuren
Anujin Tuvshinjargal
Margad Tuguldur
Byambasuren Dashnyam
Regzedmaa Dalanbayar
Dorjbalam Gansukh

Abstract

Introduction


Due to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, many countries took explicit measures. As for Mongolia, we implemented policies such as strictenining quarantine, disseminating the infection prevention and control guidelines by social media, and using traditional herbal medicine for treatment. However, studies considering the benefits of this treatment were insufficient and misuse was common amongst citizens. Therefore, studying accurate results regarding these issues is necessary.



  1. Objective


We aimed to study the effects of using traditional Mongolian medicine, such as Mana-4 and Norov-7, by themself or in combination with conventional medicine in the treatment of Covid-19 pandemics.


Method


185 recovered COVID-19 patients from six districts of general hospitals in Ulaanbaatar were randomly selected as participants. The permission and questionnaires were obtained through Google form and the questionnaire was developed based on the “Traditional Mongolian medicine Guidelines'' and “COVID-19 Clinical Guidelines” issued by the Ministry of Health of Mongolia.


Result


69.7% of the participants used traditional Mongolian herbal medicine. The group that had both traditional medicine and European treatment recovered the quickest and 41,9% of them improved in a week (p <0.001). 89.7% of the total participants had frequent symptoms such as sore throat, nasal congestion, and dry cough. 57.1% of those who used the traditional treatment, the symptoms decreased 1.7 times than the other groups (p <0.05). Furthermore, the ones that took the traditional medicine inappropriately recovered 3.5 times slower than the group that used it appropriately (p<0.05).


Conclusion


In this study, it could be concluded that the recovery rate is faster when using traditional Mongolian medicine Mana-4, Norov-7, and non-traditional medicine together. Therefore, traditional medicine ought to be used in a broad spectrum with appropriate, convenient, and cost-effective methods.

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How to Cite
Ulziijargal, J., Saintuguldur, T. ., Batmunkh, M., Narmandakh, Z., Bayarmunkh, A., Batchimeg, A., Narantuya, B. ., Lkhagvasuren, P. ., Tuvshinjargal, A., Tuguldur, M., Dashnyam, B., Dalanbayar, R. and Gansukh, D. (2022) “Traditional Mongolian Mana-4, Norov-7 Medicine Used in the Treatment of COVID-19 Infection: A Comparative Study ”, Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Available at: https://jamsa.amsa-international.org/index.php/main/article/view/386 (Accessed: 25May2022).
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Scientific Posters (AMSA Intl Academic Competition)
Author Biographies

Jargaltulga Ulziijargal, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Tseelee Saintuguldur, International School of Mongolian Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Munkhenkhjin Batmunkh, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Zolzaya Narmandakh, School of Medicine, Etugen University, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Anar Bayarmunkh, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Amarzaya Batchimeg, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Baigal Narantuya, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Purevsod Lkhagvasuren, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Anujin Tuvshinjargal, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Margad Tuguldur, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Byambasuren Dashnyam, School of Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Medical Student

Regzedmaa Dalanbayar, International School of Mongolian Medicine, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Lecturer, MD

Dorjbalam Gansukh, +976 94111588

School of Medicine, Mongolian National Univerisity of Medical Sciences

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