a reply to: chrismarco
Well, I can tell you what I did when my husband brought something home... some kind of bug with the same symptoms as this Coronavirus. As soon as he
knew he caught something, I started taking extra Vitamin C (total about 2100mgs 2X per day) and olive leaf extract (1000mgs 3X per day), both of which
are proven anti-virals in clinical medical studies.
Oleuropein in Olive and its Pharmacological Effects
The Effect of Olive Leaf Extract on Upper Respiratory Illness in High School Athletes: A
Randomised Control Trial
Vitamin C Is an Essential Factor on the Anti-viral Immune Responses through the Production
of Interferon-α/β at the Initial Stage of Influenza A Virus (H3N2) Infection
The antiviral properties of vitamin C
This is a brand new study begun just this month in China to test Vitamin C directly against this Coronavirus strain:
Vitamin C Infusion for the Treatment of Severe 2019-nCoV Infected Pneumonia
I didn't expect to not "catch" it, because there is always some period of gestation between being exposed to a bug and becoming symptomatic. If my
husband was symptomatic, then I had already been exposed. My hope was to minimize the duration and severity of the illness, which I did. In fact,
though I did get a dry cough and sneezing and congestion, it was mild, and more annoying than anything. I never really felt sick. It didn't slow me
down much. The only glitch was when I didn't want to prepare Sunday dinner for the kids and get them sick -- so they made Sunday dinner! (um... I
should probably clarify that my "kids" are adults
I also had my husband take the same Vitamin C and olive leaf extract doses as soon as he became symptomatic. My husband did feel sick for about three
days, and one night he was very congested so we propped him up on pillows to sleep so he wasn't flat on his back, which can contribute to developing
pneumonia. He ended up missing just two days of work.
If the congestion/coughing had been worse, I would have set up the vaporizer in the bedroom next to his side of the bed, and added colloidal silver
and peroxide to the water. It's worked like a charm for me and mine many times. (Although, oddly enough, my daughter seems to do better with boiling
water poured over onions -- go figure!)
Many people swear by colloidal silver taken orally, but I use it mostly for external uses like cuts and bites. It works in the vaporizer because you
breathe it directly into your lungs and nasal passages, etc. I also use it for any digestive problems, because again, it goes directly into the
digestive tract. Combined with Avo and cranberry juice, colloidal silver clears kidney infections in a flash.
Note: Improperly manufactured colloidal silver taken internally can turn someone blue. My brand of choice is Sovereign Labs. When I tried to stock
up last week, it was sold out -- every size. So I bought Vitacost brand, which is probably a name brand packaged under their label. But I trust
Vitacost to provide a quality product. They've been around a long long time. I was buying from them mail order before the internet.
Finally, I also had my husband take turmeric, which is great for pain and inflammation, as well as chest congestion. He responds very well to
turmeric. I don't, so I don't tend to take it.
We also both take 5,000 IUs Vitamin D3 every day -- but we do that anyway.
These are the ones that we use. There are many many natural antivirals, anti-inflammatories, anti-anything.
It's also quite simple to check for clinical studies at PubMed
. There is a search bar at the top of
the page, type in anything and you'll get a list of clinical studies performed with their results. Also any clinical studies in process. Your search
can be as simple as "olive leaf extract + antiviral". If someone has studied it, you'll find the published study there!
Google searches (or your search engine of choice) are also effective at finding articles written about those clinical studies. Key words like
"clinical research + olive leaf extract + antiviral" will bring up both articles and the studies. Google also has a search engine for scholarly
papers (I think that's what it's called), which can refine results.
Likewise, add "contraindications" and/or "side effects" to your search, to find out what side effects to watch out for, and if there are any
substances which should be avoided while taking another substance. For example, turmeric is a natural blood thinner. For someone with pre-existing
blood issues, taking turmeric could cause further problems.
Finally, if I were inclined to use cannabis for its own amazing healing properties, I would focus on strains with certain terpenes. For example, the
citrus terpenes (limonene) are very effective against infections of all kinds -- viral, bacterial, etc. I would add citrus juices and fruits for
their terpenes. For some reason, oftentimes combining the same substances but from different sources ups the efficacy exponentially. So using a
citrus strain with a citrus juice would not only double their effectiveness alone, but triple or more... I learned that with taking iron, and it made
a huge difference for my anemia.
Okay. I'll stop here. Probably way too much information!!! But you asked... and this is what happens once I get started!
edit on 7-3-2020 by
Boadicea because: "source" to "choice"