Natural COVID-19 Resources for Health Professionals to consider
Disclaimer: This information is based on the most up to date research on Natural treatments for viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogens that are being studied for their efficacy in both treating as well as preventing coronavirus infections. The main focus is on COVID-19 as this is the central issue associated with the global pandemic. According to the WHO, there is no remedy or vaccine for COVID-19.But according to a recent report from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany) and virologists at Freie Universität Berlin: “laboratory studies confirm that aqueous and ethanolic extracts of specially bred Artemisia Annua are active against the new coronavirus that has caused the COIVID-19 pandemic.”
Artemisia Annua as an anti-COVID-19 remedy
When the school children of Madagascar came out of lockdown, they were allowed back on condition they drank a daily cup of COVID-organics – a herbal tea containing Artemisia Afra. South Africa was invited to partake in scientific trials to investigate the effects of the Artemisia/Afra plant against the COVID-19 virus. Nothing happened, but other African countries, especially Tanzania, Uganda and Cameroon have been using the tea. Recently, some of our local South African Inyangas and practitioners of traditional medicine were forbidden to wild harvest the plant and were accused of unsustainable harvesting. We can grow our own and use it for private consumption. Some bush doctors selling bundles of Artemisia Annua/Afra known as Lengana, Umhlonyane or Wilde Als on the streets were arrested. What is going on?
Information for Integrative Health practitioners on the South African Medical Academic website.
Sue Visser is a Healthcare researcher and product developer for Nature Fresh Health Products. She provides practical health solutions for Health practitioners with patients who seek medical guidance when using natural supplements, traditional medicine and herbal alternatives to conventional drugs. Doctors need to know that these remedies can produce the same effects as prescribed medications. This is especially the case with Artemisia Annua/Afra, Olive leaves and Black Cumin/Nigella Sativa/Kaloenjie. They compete with blood thinners, anti-diabetic remedies and high blood pressure medications especially. Patients who wish to include them for their effects on coronaviruses need help with adjusting their current medications.According to a number of studies mentioned in the hyperkined articles, their immunomodulating effects help to prevent cytokine storms. They support the development of leukocytes while protecting red blood cells from damage that causes hypoxia, hyperinflammation, clotting /bleeding and lung damage.Artemisia Annua/ Afra and olive leaves have been used successfully for many decades to treat malaria and they remain effective despite the failure of other remedies like Arteminisin (the isolated extract), chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. Products that contain Artemisia Annua/Afra plus olive leaves and Nigella Sativa (Kalonjie) can be used for both helping to prevent as well as provide symptomatic treatment for the COVID-19 virus.