chinese herbal medicine/herbal treatments thread. i will try to link papers and then find various herbs/foods that have the things listed in the paper
1. 'Chinese herbal compounds against SARS-CoV-2'
sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
summary: three major compounds found to prevent binding to ACE2 receptor (quercetin, puerarin, and kaempferol) this helps limit the virus from entering ur cells
quercetin (this was found to have the highest binding affinity to ACE2 receptor site) it is an antioxidant known as a flavonoid
important note: taking more than 1g/day has been connected to kidney failure and it is not recommended for pregnant people
puerarin (also highlighted in the first article) is found in the root of kudzu (i find that so funny lol)
sciencedirect.com/topics/medicin…
so those are the two highlighted compounds from the chinese herbal medicine study.
note: this is by no way a list of remedies to take, u will have to do ur own research for that. but try not to take too much of one compound, long term small doses is better usually
the chm paper highlighted a herb: Radix Bupleuri commonly known as Bupleurum.
important notes: this herb stimulates the immune system, if u have autoimmune diseases, it might make that worse. in addition, Bupleurum contains saikosaponins, cont
saikosaponins, in theory, might slow blood clotting and might prolong bleedings, if u have any issues or special consideration with the blood, please proceed with caution (i wouldnt take it without serious research and consultation)
now: Cannibinoids
research as early as 2020 has been connected to cannabis derived compounds and its effectiveness against COVID
this paper was just published 2 days ago
it highlights cbda and cbga as acidic compounds that prevent binding to ACE2 receptor
pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ac…
now, they also note that the amount needed is high to prevent infections, but they noted for cbda 7.7 ug/mL and cbga 8.4 ug/mL was needed to prevent half the infections of the exposed cells
most importantly, these compounds were shown to neutralize the new variants of concern (even omicron). u can read more in the section titled "Inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 Cell Entry"
CBD and reducing cell inflammation due to COVID: "Cannabidiol inhibits SARS-Cov-2 spike (S) protein-induced cytotoxicity and inflammation"
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pt…
CBD has been shown to reduce cell damage and cell death due to COVID. it has also been shown to reduce cell inflammation that is caused by infection
now this is a list of herbal remedies that has been shared by a herbalist @CapobiaNB
herbs listed in pdf part 1: list of herbs to fight COVID. anyone who needs list in text
herbs listed in pdf part 2:
(they have formulation later but the doses were on the order of 1-3 tbsp per day!! so not too much, low dosage over longer times is better!!)
if anyone needs the list of herbs in text form, just message me. the above picture is a list of herbs
@LordeBarrington shared a highly informative thread on preventive measures against COVID (highlighting ginger tea as an easy to access root to use)
this is about all the information i've seen on herbal remedies that might help either prevent infection or help recovery. stay safe yall

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