There are many alternative remedies that are said to boost immunity and fight the coronavirus infection . Ayurvedic medicines such as Shilajit are also along them . However to prove that a treatment really works , one needs extensive trials and research . Anybody making specific medical claims needs to supply a quality body of evidence to show that it works consistently . Some of these traditional remedies are being examined scientifically at this time . The most important steps you can take now to protect yourself from COVOD -19 infection is to practise hand hygiene , use a mask and carry out social distancing.