herbal medicine for corona virus infections

HEATHER ZWICKEY, PhD

HEATHER ZWICKEY, PhD

HEATHER ZWICKEY, PhD

Heather Zwickey 
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Dr Heather Zwiickey is on the Faculty of NUNM teaching Immunology and founding the Helfgott Research Center.

Hear her excellent educational interview that offers a great deal of technical information about the COVID-19 virus.

I trust Heather's Wisdom!


LINK TO PODCAST


OR READ IT AS A JOURNAL ARTICLE

CHRIS SMAKA

HEATHER ZWICKEY, PhD

HEATHER ZWICKEY, PhD

Battle Ground Apothecary
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COVID-19

Chris Smaka runs the Vitalways herbal education program in Portland, OR and has written about the COVID VIRUS on his blog. His clear message doesn't tout unfounded cures and focuses on supporting health and vitality.  

Good Clean Herbalism!


LINK TO VITAL WAYS BLOG ON CORONA


LINK TO CHRIS' YOUTUBE VIDEO ON SUPPORTING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

DONNIE YANCE

HEATHER ZWICKEY, PhD

DR CHRIS HOBB'S

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Donnie Yance is a highly experienced  clinical herbalist who runs the Medieri Foundation in Ashland, OR and specializes in complementary therapies for cancer patients.  Donnie is an excellent researcher to help  us understand the safe and gentle nature of Elderberry for Viral Infections.

Thanks Donnie, this needed to be done!


LINK TO DONNIE'S ARTICLE DEBUNKING DANGER OF ELDERBERRY CAUSING CYTOKINE STORM


DONNIE'S VIDEO CHAT SHARING THOUGHTS  ON COVID

DR CHRIS HOBB'S

DR CHRIS HOBB'S

DR CHRIS HOBB'S

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Chris Hobbs

Chris Hobbs PhD is a 4th generation botanist/herbalist, a researcher and expert mycologist.  He is working on some COVID virus research for us.  Check back here soon as our resources grow.

We Love Chris's take on EVERYTHING!


LINK TO CHRIS HOBBS ADVICE FOR MAKING ELDERBERRY JUICE AT HOME.


AND CHRISTOPHER'S HOMEY, CHATTY INFORMAL PAPER ON HOW TO KILL THE CORONA VIRUS WITH HOME SAFETY IDEAS.

DR PETER D'ADAMO

DR CHRIS HOBB'S

DR PETER D'ADAMO

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Nettle Lectins

Dr D'adamo wrote the Eat Right for Your Type book several decades ago based on how various lectins and molecules in different foods affect glycoprotein receptors on various blood types differently.


Lectins are fascinating compounds with anti-cancer and immmune modulating effects. 


LINK TO ARTICLE ON NETTLE LECTINS

PAUL BERGNER

DR CHRIS HOBB'S

DR PETER D'ADAMO

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Paul Berger is an herbal author and educator  and directs the National Institute of Medical Herbalism.  This page provides links to a small number of articles on herbs that may be suitable for treating respiratory viruses.   


LINK TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL HERBALISM'S PAGE ON HERBS THAT MAY BENEFIT COVID INFECTIONS

ELDERBERRY SYRUP

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HEALING ARTS APOTHECARY WILL REMAIN OPEN!

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Elderberry

Sambucus nigrans, Elderberry, is a traditional medicine for viral infection and influenza.  It is NOT true that Elderberry medicines are dangerous for treating respiratory symptoms associated with acute viral epidemics.


See Kris Vaughan's Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Thanks Kris - Delicious Every Time!


LINK TO A PUBMED ABSTRACT ON THE ANTIVIRAL EFFECTS OF SAMBUCUS


HERBALIST ROSALEE CONCURS THAT  ELDERBERRIES ARE SAFE TO USE AT THE ONSET OF RESPIRATORY VIRAL INFECTIONS.

HEALING ARTS APOTHECARY WILL REMAIN OPEN!

HEALING ARTS APOTHECARY WILL REMAIN OPEN!

HEALING ARTS APOTHECARY WILL REMAIN OPEN!

Battle Ground Apothecary
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Corona virus
BG Healing Arts
Herbal Medicine

We Carry a large array of immune tonics, antivirals, Vitamn A, C, Zinc, Glutathione, Elderberry, Astragalus, Medicinal Mushrooms and More

 

We  will offer curbside service for our patients to refill their medications and our Battle  Ground Apothecary will remain open to assist you getting what you need.


We will also offer phone appointments and a limited number of in-person appointments for those with acute or urgent issues


.LINK HERE TO OUR MEDICAL CLINIC SITE.

DR GEO ESPINOSA

HEALING ARTS APOTHECARY WILL REMAIN OPEN!

FEVER IS YOUR FRIEND!

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Dr Espinosa has put together one of the most educational summaries  of the COVID virus that we have seen.  


The user-friendly narrative offers introductory material for the general public, yet dives deep to flesh out some details.  And best of all it offers some nutritional ideas for general and specific immune support.



LINK TO DR ESPINOSA'S PAPER

FEVER IS YOUR FRIEND!

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

FEVER IS YOUR FRIEND!

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Thank you Dr Shawna Eischens for sharing research papers on the positive effects of fever.  Resist the temptation to pop a tylenol or other med to bring down a fever because the febrile state is part of the body's healing immune response.


PUBMED ARTICLE ON FEVER MANAGEMENT


LINK TO PUBMED ARTICLE ON THERMAL REGULATION OF IMMUNITY


LINK TO ARTICLE ON THE CONS OF SUPRESSING A FEVER

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

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While it is too early to have clinical rsearch o herbal medicines for COVID-19, many herbs have reported activity for other Corona viruses.


Corona viruses include MERS, SARS and RSV, all responsible for inducing viral pneumonia that can result in ARDS - Acute Respiratory Distress.


Herbs often bind to the surface of respiratory cells and prevent the viron from binding and gaining entry, where it may replicate.


More  information Coming Soon.

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

HERBS FOR CORONA VIRUSES

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Among the herbs that Dr Stansbury and many of her professional colleagues are considering are:


Licorice - Glycycyrrhiza glabra

Mum -Chrysanthemum

Biscuit Root - Lomatium

Osha - Ligusticum dissectum

Wild Indigo - Baptisisa tinctoria

Honeysuckle - Lonicera spp

Elderberry & Flower - Sambucus

Pleurisy root - Asclepius tuberosa

King of Bitters - Andrographis

Picrorhiza scrophulariflora


LINK TO AN ARTICLE ON ACTIVITY TCM FORMULAS AGAINST COVID-19



And don't forget our tried and true aromatics!  Garlic, onions, ginger, cinnamon, thyme, rosemary, eucalytus, citrus, mustard, horseradish, cloves, mint...

Research on Respiratory Viruses

IV VITAMIN C

CYTOKINE STORM

IV VITAMIN C

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This is  a newsy rather than scholarly article, but many hospitals and clinicians report IV Vitamin C as a possible therapy for COVID-19.


Can you just take Vitamin C?  Sure!  It may not be a powerful therapy all on its own for viral pneumonia, but Vitamin C is a time honored immune and connective tissue nutrient.


HERE IS A LINK TO NEWS ARTICLE ON I.V. VITAMIN  C FOR COVID


AND ANOTHER ARTICLE


AND RESEARCH ON IV VITAMIN C FOR ACUTE SEPSIS


AND VITAMIN C'S IMMUNOMODULATORY ACTIVITY


VIT C'S ANTIVIRAL ACTIVITY


VIT C REDUCES LENGTH OF TIME ON A VENTILATOR


THE AANP (AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NATUROPATHIC PHYSICIANS) ENCOURAGES THE USE OF IV VITAMIN C FOR COVID-19

VITAMIN D

CYTOKINE STORM

IV VITAMIN C

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One of the roles of Vitamin D in the body is to support immune response.  Vitamin D may reduce infection susceptibility and supplementation may help, and at least do no harm in the treatment of respiratory viruses.



LINK TO PUBMED ABSTRACT


LINK TO A VIDEO ABOUT VITAMIN D FOR THE RESPIRATORY TRACT PRODUCED BY AN ENT GROUP



CYTOKINE STORM

CYTOKINE STORM

ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS FOR COVID-19?

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Cytokine storm is an end-stage phenomenon where a robust inflammatory response in the lungs leads to acute, and typically fatal respiratory distress.  This has been seen in other types of corona viruses and is  explanation of how viral pneumonia can be fatal in even young, healthy people.


LINK TO A TECHNICAL ARTICLE WHERE LAB TESTS ARE USED TO PREDICT THE LIKELIHOOD OF CYTOKINE STORM.


 A LINK TO PUBMED ARTICLE ON ELDERBERRY'S EFFECT ON CYTOKINES 

ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS FOR COVID-19?

ARE THE LOST OF TASTE AND SMELL EARLY INDICATORS OF COVID?

ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS FOR COVID-19?

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Anti-malarial drugs may lower tissue acidification and inhibit over activation of cytokine production such as IL6 and TNFa and limit a cytokine storm.  Antimalarial agents have many harmful side effects and clearence this drug class is iron dependent.   Complications may be more likely in low iron individuals. 


LINK HERE TO A NATURE ARTICLE DISCUSSING ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS


LINK HERE TO AN ARTICLE  DISCUSSING THE SERIOUS SIDE AFFECTS AND DANGERS OF USING ANTI-MALARIALS. 

ANTIBODY RESEARCH

ARE THE LOST OF TASTE AND SMELL EARLY INDICATORS OF COVID?

ARE THE LOST OF TASTE AND SMELL EARLY INDICATORS OF COVID?

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Antibodies are released by white blood cells to fight specific infections.  Antibodies from the blood of those who have recovered from COVID may provide useful information, as well as therapies.


LINK TO THIS SCIENCE ARTICLE DETAILING THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANTIBODY TESTING


HERE IS ANOTHER ARTICLE FROM THE FDA.GOV SITE


AND ANOTHER PUBLISHED IN THE JOURNAL NATURE


INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE FDA ON THE USE OF CONVALESCENT PLASMA

ARE THE LOST OF TASTE AND SMELL EARLY INDICATORS OF COVID?

ARE THE LOST OF TASTE AND SMELL EARLY INDICATORS OF COVID?

ARE THE LOST OF TASTE AND SMELL EARLY INDICATORS OF COVID?

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Reports are coming in that the loss of taste and smell may be early indicators of COVID-19 infection.  In the absence of freely available screening tests, perhaps  this is another  symptom to pay attention to.


LINK TO THE SCIENTIST ARTICLE









MIMI GUARANERI'S COMMENTS ON "FATSO"

MIMI GUARANERI'S COMMENTS ON "FATSO"

MIMI GUARANERI'S COMMENTS ON "FATSO"

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Dr Guaneri is a top-tier Cardiologist and Medical Director at Pacific Pearl La Jolla and advises members and friends on what to do to optimize your health and support your immune system.  See why Dr Guaneri calls the Corona virus "Fatso".  

Thanks Mimi!


LINK HERE TO DR GUARNERI'S VIDEO 

HERBAL STEAMS BY DR ORNA IZAKSON

MIMI GUARANERI'S COMMENTS ON "FATSO"

MIMI GUARANERI'S COMMENTS ON "FATSO"

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Dr Orna Izakson is a clinician and former director of the Traditional Roots Institute.  She has produced numerous video herbal walks and tutorials.


Here, see Orna demonstrate how to prepare an herbal Steam inhalation, a time-honored therapy for lung infections and symptoms.  While not a cure for acute COVID, we feel that the more knowledge and self-empowered tools in the home remedy toolkit, the better.

Thanks Dr Izakson.


LINK TO DR ORNA'S HOW-TO VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

LINK TO THE CDC AND OTHER SITES

MIMI GUARANERI'S COMMENTS ON "FATSO"

ORAL FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID CONFIRMED

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With so much rapidly changing information coming at us from all directions, don't forget to go straight to the CDC (Center for Disease Control).


LINK TO THE CDC'S COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE


LINK TO THE JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY WEBTRACKER

ORAL FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID CONFIRMED

ORAL FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID CONFIRMED

ORAL FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID CONFIRMED

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The COVID-19 virus appears to be particularly contagious as it is transmitted through contact and droplets, and survives a surprisingly long time on surfaces, and becomes established in the gut as well as the respiratory tissues.


HERE IS A LINK TO AN ARTICLE DISCUSSING ORAL-FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19

ROSEMARY GLADSTAR'S COUGH SYRUP RECIPE

ORAL FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID CONFIRMED

KATHY ABASCAL ON COVID AND CYTOKINE STORM

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Rosemary Gladstar, sometimes called the grandmother of the modern herbal movement, shares her onion cough syrup recipe in a short video.  Onions and Garlic have many antimicrobial effects and an ability to thin and expectorate mucous in the lungs.  


LINK TO ROSEMARY'S HOW-TO VIDEO FOR MAKING ONION COUGH SYRUP

KATHY ABASCAL ON COVID AND CYTOKINE STORM

ORAL FECAL TRANSMISSION OF COVID CONFIRMED

KATHY ABASCAL ON COVID AND CYTOKINE STORM

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specifc herbs for respiratory viruses, pneumonia, and acute

LIANHUA-QINGWEN GRANULES

DON'T FORGET THE ANTIFIBROTICS

LIANHUA-QINGWEN GRANULES

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 Lianhua-Qingwen capsule (LQC), is based on classical traditional Chinese formulae  used to treat viral influenza including against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002-2003 in China . 


LQC is composed of Forsythia fruits, Lonicera japonica flowers Ephedra, Armeniaca amarum  Isatis roots,  Dryopteridis, Houttuyniae, Pogostemonis, Rheum, Rhodiola and Glycyrrhiza along the mineral  Gypsum .


LINK HERE TO AN ARTICLE ON LQC FOR OTHER CORONA  EPIDEMICS

LIANHUA-QINGWEN GRANULES

DON'T FORGET THE ANTIFIBROTICS

LIANHUA-QINGWEN GRANULES

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 Lianhua Qingwen won 2nd Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and has been used in more than 1600 hospitals including Wuhan mobile hospital.  The formula is reccomended for viral infections and included in  public health manuals to implement immediately for influenza A, B, bird flu, Ebola, hemorrhagic fever and more. 

DON'T FORGET THE ANTIFIBROTICS

DON'T FORGET THE ANTIFIBROTICS

ENEMAS FOR RESPIRATORY DISTRESS?

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Severe respiratory distress and inflammation can leave the lungs scarred for life following full recovery.  Herbalists might employ our most powerful antifibrotics including Curucma, Scutellaria baicalensis, Astragalus, Ginkgo, Picrorrhiza and more.


Those with active illness might also consider resveratrol, alpha-lipoic acid, Vitamin C , Glutathione, and NAC in large and frequent doses.

ENEMAS FOR RESPIRATORY DISTRESS?

HERBAL FORMULARIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

ENEMAS FOR RESPIRATORY DISTRESS?

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Traditional Chinese Medicine has long linked the lungs with the large intenstine and some hospitals in China employ enemas for patients with ARDS.


ARDS induces increased intraabdominal pressure and induces a vicious cycle where intestinal hyperemia alters hemodynamics in a manner that worsen respiratory pressure and hypoxia.


Rheum, a laxative herb is often included in many traditional formulas for pneumonia and respiratory distress.


LINK HERE TO AN ARTICLE WHERE ENEMAS WERE SHOWN TO PROTECT AGAINST ARDS.

DR JILLIAN STANSBURY

HERBAL FORMULARIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

HERBAL FORMULARIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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Dr Jillian Stansbury served as the chair of the Botanical Medicine Department at NUNM in Portland, OR for several decades and has served as a primary care physican in the small town of Battle Ground, WA for 30 years.


Dr Stansbury also operates the Healing Arts Apothecary which will remain open as an essential business.  We are offering curside pickup, mail order, and phone consults.


LINK HERE TO THE MEDICAL CLINIC BATTLE GROUND HEALING ARTS AVAILABLE FOR URGENT SITUATIONS.

HERBAL FORMULARIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

HERBAL FORMULARIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

HERBAL FORMULARIES FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

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Dr Jilllian Stansbury has published a series of textbooks to tutor health professionals in creating precisely targeted herbal formulas.


Volume II covers the Respiratory System including cough, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress - ARDS.


Each chapter include a large volume of clinical and molecular research.


LINK HERE TO THE PUBLISHER CHELSEA GREEN FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DR STANSBURY'S TEXTBOOKS.