Today thousands of Russians have stood the test of coronavirus. Fortunately, many have recovered, but they still have a long time to recover their health. Others escaped this fate, continue to live in fear: how not to pick up a deadly infection. Third, not to get sick, rushed to buy and add to any dish are the ginger…
And that actually helps from alternative methods of treatment COVID-19? What opportunities has herbal medicine to help ill by the coronavirus? What should be taken as prevention? And what herbs in the treatment of cases of coronavirus have used the wise Chinese, who managed so quickly to cope with the pandemic in a particular state?
The questions we asked renowned phytotherapist, MD, Professor Sergey TOURISCHEVA, whose medical practice and scientific research were associated with herbal medicine. (Sergey over 35 years in the profession, and his doctoral thesis is devoted to the use of biologically active natural substances in the treatment of cancer (some forms are known to have a viral origin).
Sergey is willing to share personal experiences of prevention COVID-19. I must say, the Professor immediately said, “the New coronavirus is a very dangerous infectious disease with a high mortality rate, so herbal remedy can be used only as an auxiliary, and in any case not to cancel the classical treatment.”
“The experience of herbal medicine can be used in the treatment of coronavirus”
— Sergey Nikolaevich, doctors around the world are still looking for effective way to deal with the insidious virus. Treatment more reminiscent of the method of trial and error. Can herbal medicine to make their contribution?
My clinical practice shows that sometimes neither the vaccination nor the modern medicine does not protect from severe viral infections, often occurring as viral and bacterial infection. Had without encroaching on the authority of official medicine, to resort to fitosredstv, especially in those cases where it was about the treatment of respiratory diseases. In particular, a good result given medicinal plants in the treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia and even the most severe forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
I think the experience can be used in the treatment of COVID-19.
— And what kind of grass you can count in the treatment of the new virus?
— There are many plants the direct and indirect antiviral action. By the way, many of them grow in our band: calendula, mugwort, St. John’s wort, marjoram, thyme, sage, licorice root, aloe, fennel, mint, sweet flag, elderberry, horseradish, garlic. In principle, every one of them that will be on hand, you can use in the fight against viruses and bacteria. Some enhance cellular immunity and stimulate the production of interferon. Therefore, the virus COVID-19 will be harder to overcome protective barriers of the body.
I note in particular antihypoxic (increases resistance to oxygen starvation of organs and tissues): burdock, nettle, hop, currant, Linden; improve protein synthesis: aloe, St. John’s wort, calendula, sea buckthorn, plantain; from adaptogens (increase the protective potential of the organism): nard, nettle, St. John’s wort, rosehips, burdock, chaga. Well established ginger, turmeric, cloves, cinnamon. Antipyretic and useful plants: chamomile, peppermint, tansy, centaury, licorice, lime, cranberry, raspberry; expectorants: nettle, clover, aloe, marshmallow, plantain, licorice, thermopsis.
“Do not bring the disease to the cytokine storm”
— What do you suggest to take into account in the preparation of such compositions of plants, as quickly as possible to help sick COVID-19?
— There is evidence of a significant autoimmune component in severe disease with damage to the lung tissue when there is a “cytokine storm”. In the fight against the virus, the immune cells secrete special substances called cytokines. The body begins to uncontrolled inflammation, which causes damage to its own tissues. Against this background, as is now known, the most common complications, reasons of death at COVID-19 are severe pneumonia and failure in the function of not only light, but also an acute heart damage, kidney.
In severe cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with the help of such charges (you can use any that will be able to find).
1. The collection for the prevention of exacerbations and minimize the symptoms of the disease: burdock root, birch leaf, plantain, agrimony, St. John’s wort, thyme, rhizome, chaga — in equal parts.
2. Eucalyptus leaves, the roots of bergenia and licorice — 3 parts; plantain leaf — 5; agrimony, knotweed, nettle leaf, clover flowers, calamus root — 8; roots of elecampane — 9.
3. Echinacea flowers — 2 parts; pine needles — 4; rosemary — 5; roots of elecampane — 6; plantain leaf — 7; bilberry leaf, raspberry, thyme, oregano, calamus root — for 8; St. John’s wort — 10 parts.
To apply: 2 tsp. collection pour a glass of boiling water (200 ml), simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, cool, strain, drink warm 1/3 Cup 3 times a day 30 minutes before meals (or 1 hour after eating).
Recently there is evidence that the course of coronavirus infection is significantly complicated by increased blood clots, caused by damage to the endothelium. Blood thinning fit: Melilotus officinalis, red clover, meadowsweet, Linden, chestnut, ginger, cranberry, garlic. Apply all of this can be in the composition of the charges, and separately. For example, infusion of clover (it grows in the suburbs): 1 tsp. herbs pour 200 ml of boiling water, simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, to insist 40 minutes, to filter. Drink 2 tablespoons three times a day. (Contraindicated in pregnancy, peptic ulcer disease, liver disease, blood.)
My advice: do not let your condition get to cytokine storm. Many doctors already on the freshest material talking about asymptomatic in the early stages at least 50% of those infected. And a significant part of celebrating ordinary catarrhal disease. In milder forms it is possible to manage and without hospitalization, using the usual home remedies, mainly herbal. The absolute majority recover on their own, not even knowing that they have the coronavirus. This gives us reason to rely on herbal medicine.
“Natural antibiotics will soon grow in the beds”
— Sergey Nikolaevich, in may in suburban dachas already appeared the hated Muscovites weed — nettles. And it seems that many consider a weed, trying to get rid of it. Your opinion?
And in vain: nettle is the strongest natural antibiotic. Proven that it not only enhances cellular antiviral immunity, fights bacteria, but even slows down the growth of tumors, reduces the pressure. It is quite possible to use in the fight against coronavirus.
And the burdock helps with lung involvement as a means of cleansing the blood of toxins. It is useful as the leaves and roots. Small fresh leaves of burdock can be cut in early June and to insist on vodka (1:5) in a dark place for 10 days. Take 10-15 drops 2 times a day. It is no coincidence that the same medicines based burdock used today in the treatment of serious diseases such as rheumatism, some tumors (fibroid, myoma), low back pain, diabetes, arthritis. The medications of rheumatism, as it is known today used in the treatment COVID-19.
…By the way, in China, the birthplace of the dangerous coronavirus infection in the treatment of severe patients used the composition of sage, red peony flower and safflower, as well as plant-based medicine, which included mint, licorice and honeysuckle. And alternative therapies there is supported at the state level.
In the middle Ages during a deadly plague in order to prevent people used the “fragrant herbs”, constantly chewed garlic, and put incense on a special sponge his nostrils and ears. And doctors to protect wore the suit “plague doctor”, by mask in the form of a crow, holding in its beak herbs, “frightening disease”. In the hands of the doctors had a scalpel, “to reveal swollen lymph nodes” and a stick “to ward off from myself… hopeless infectious patients”.
And now — attention!
For the prevention and treatment of mild forms of coronavirus — collection: St. John’s wort, plantain, chaga, pine needles — 3 parts; elecampane, agrimony, bilberry leaf, 2 parts. To apply: 2 tsp. collection pour a glass of boiling water (200 ml), boil on low heat for 10 minutes, make in the form of heat 3 times a day for 1/3 Cup 30 minutes before a meal (or one hour after a meal). Store in the refrigerator for 2 days.