Natural COVID-19 Resources for Health Professionals to considerDisclaimer: 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 remedyWhen 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. The dangers of Ivermectin that we don’t hear about January 2021 Sue Visser (natural health researcher) email@example.com www.naturefresh.co.za Ivermectin (Stromectol) is a veterinary medicine that is used for controlling mites, scabies, roundworms and other parasites. Recently, it was shown to reduce viral colonies of COVID-19 by 5,000 times within 48 hours of a single treatment in a cell culture infected in a laboratory. Ivermectin is already being used to both treat as well as prevent these infections in sample groups of the human population. Yet little is known of its safety profile, side effects or contra indications – despite what doctors tell us. Why is Ivermectin contraindicated by veterinarians for kittens and certain breeds of dogs? What happens when it penetrates the blood brain barrier? There is more to Ivermectin than meets the eye, regardless of the enthusiastic reception it gets from politicians and medical practitioners alike. Ivermectin is an avermectin – a naturally occurring compound derived from soil-based organisms known as actinomycetes. Streptomyces avermitilis in particular, comes from a fermented culture that is now synthesized to produce Ivermectin. It kills scabies, worms and other parasites that attach themselves to host animals by paralysing them to death. Their mode of action as a neurotransmitter is to continuously and irreversibly stimulate the γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA or inhibitory) receptor in the parasite’s (or your) peripheral nervous system. It thus deactivates impulses to nerves and muscle cells and causes a lockdown or paralysis. If glutamate is able to penetrate the blood brain barrier, why not Ivermectin? Many people are said to have a “leaky brain” as a result of parasites, gluten sensitivity plus EMF and other forms of radiation. During long cell phone conversations the integrity of the epithelium of the blood brain barrier is also temporarily breached. These gaps in the membrane may thus allow an influx of Ivermectin into the brain. Ivermectin kills parasites by permanently latching onto GABA receptors and shutting them down. This is why the BBB prevents external sources of neurotransmitters from occupying both dopamine and GABA receptors. This guarantees the constant interplay between neural synapses – the on and off signals. Overstimulation of a dopamine receptor with glutamate causes over excitation and neural burnout. Overstimulation on the opposing GABA receptor causes a shutdown and hence paralysis. Precautions that are outlined for veterinarians are: “Clinical signs of Ivermectin toxicity include dehydration, bradycardia, respiratory depression, cyanosis, mydriasis, vomiting, ataxia, tremors, hyper salivation, coma, and death. Ivermectin should not be given to kittens, as it can cross the BBB. (Even if we are told it doesn’t cross ours?) At higher doses, more animals show similar signs of Ivermectin toxicity. According to one study for instance, it caused testicular damage in rats, thereby impairing male fertility. Some dogs are unable to clear Ivermectin from their brain tissue with the result that they could die after a shot of Ivermectin. Collie dog breeds are very sensitive to a build-up of Ivermectin in the brain and cannot eliminate it. There is no guarantee that humans with a leaky brain on even higher doses of Ivermectin may not share the same fate. Dogs with a sensitivity to Ivermectin can show symptoms of toxic build up in the brain within 4 to 12 hours of exposure to the drug. Even dogs being treated preventatively for parasites with smaller doses can experience the following symptoms within 48 to 96 hours of exposure:
- Pupil dilation that is unresponsive to a flashlight.
- Loss of appetite, chronic bouts of vomiting that can lead to dehydration.
- An affected dog may also exhibit excessive drooling.
- Lack of energy that can progress to an inability of your dog to rise to their feet.
- Motor impairment as the drug begins to affect critical areas of the brain. Your pet may stumble or fall as they try to walk or stand. The dog may also appear disoriented and unresponsive to your voice or actions.
- Breathing may become shallow and laboured, and loss of consciousness may occur.
- The dog may experience seizures or fall into a coma. Without treatment, the affected dog may die.