Herbs, garlic and other plants have been used since ancient times as natural treatments to protect against and heal many illness, including viral infections.
“Due to their concentration of potent plant compounds, many herbs help fight viruses and are favored by practitioners of natural medicine.
“At the same time, the benefits of some herbs are only supported by limited human research, so you should take them with a grain of salt.” (Kubala, 10/21/2019)
This post is for those of you who are curious about using some of these natural remedies and nutritional supplements as protection against the new coronavirus 19 and are looking for information on how they work and their effectiveness for this purpose.
The information I’m directing you to is an article called Natural Remedies and Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by Consumer Lab. (ConsumerLab.com, 3/15/2020)
“ConsumerLab.com, LLC (“CL”) is the leading provider of independent test results and information to help consumers and healthcare professionals identify the best quality health and nutrition products. It publishes results of its tests in comprehensive reports at www.consumerlab.com. CL also conducts an annual Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users. CL’s research is cited frequently by the media, in books, and at professional meetings. In addition to the products it selects to review, CL enables companies of all sizes to have their products quality tested for potential inclusion in its list of Approved Quality products and bear the CL Seal. Since its founding in 1999, CL has tested more than 5,600 products, representing over 850 different brands and nearly every type of popular supplement for adults, children, and pets.” (ConsumerLab.com, 2020)
The member-submitted question ConsumerLab addresses in Natural Remedies and Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19) is:
What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
This is a link to their answers to that question.
The article discusses findings on these substances and supplements known to have anti-viral properties with regard to their possible effectiveness against COVID-19:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Coconut Oil
- NAC (N-acetyl cysteine)
- Miracle Mineral Solution (Sodium Chlorite) and Chlorine Dioxide Kits
- Colloidal Silver
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ConsumerLab.com. (3/15/2020A). Natural Remedies and Supplements for Coronavirus (COVID-19). See: https://www.consumerlab.com/answers/do-natural-remedies-or-supplements-prevent-coronavirus/natural-remedies-coronavirus/?j=1310542&sfmc_sub=17857686&l=529_HTML&u=18020196&mid=7276525&jb=207&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exacttarget&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_term=&utm_content=holy_basil_expired_de_send
ConsumerLab.com. (2020). About ConsumerLab.com. See: https://www.consumerlab.com/aboutcl.asp
Kubala, J. (10/21/2019). 15 Impressive Herbs with Antiviral Properties. HealthLine.com. See: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/antiviral-herbs
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