Coronavirus: Medicinals, Herbals and Supplements Megathread
According to the following paper vitamin D deficiency is major contributor to Acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS. The elderly frequently have a vitamin D deficiency because they are indoors. Also this may explain the radically different levels of intensive care incidents between for example S Korea and Germany versus Wuhan, Iran and Italy.
I have not readall of this thread but Chyawanprash is an Ayurvedic formulation that goes back 5000 years. You cannot get the original formula since 8 of the herbs are protected species. A number of companies make what they call CP . I have been using it for years and highly recommend it. The following link provides a great overview.
So far I’ve burned a number of Benjamins sourcing Stephen Buhner’s Anti-Viral protocol for SARS-II. Making this stuff seams like baking a souffle, but I’m no chef.
My question is how are folks prepping the #2 Tincture, specifically the coryceps and Astragalus? When I follow the instructions in the book (on pages 278, 265 respectively), dry weight to water ration of 1:5, the mixture starts to gel into pudding around 130 deg F. Ehhh? I stir like mad, but then turn off the heat as not to burn it, and give up trying to reach a boil. Next day it’s like pulling jello from a mold. BTW, I prepped them together in the same pot. I’ve tried this twice with same results.
Another item for clarification: What species of Astragalus are people using? The book pg 262 led me to buy Astragalus membranaceus, but Buhner’s March update recommends Astragalus mongholicus.
I’d like to know how to do this also.
Isn’t what you’re doing a decoction?
A tincture an alcohol extraction?
What happens when you add the alcohol to the cordyceps ?
I do also wonder of the instructions for that. I just tried it last night, and I added a bit more water thanhe said, which helped. I might make sure to double boiler it next time
The cordyceps buhner say not to just tincture, he says to heat first in the water portion, so like a decoction, then add the alcohol
“What happens when you add the alcohol to the cordyceps ?”
>>> When I squished the solidified coryceps and astragalus into the jar, (which was already 1/4 full with Don Qaui and Rhodiola and some 75 proof everclear, I stirred it up with a whisk and topped off the jar with more everclear. I’ve shaken it a few more times and seems to have all liquified.
“I do also wonder of the instructions for that. I just tried it last night, and I added a bit more water than he said, which helped. I might make sure to double boiler it next time”
>>> I was also pondering a double boiler, things just didn’t seem to working out right. I kind of wonder if the water should be boiled first, remove from heat and then stir in the cordyceps and astragalus, letting it sit over night. Then again I’m using powder for the two ingredients, and thinking hot water should help the ingredients release.
I wrote a whole post about Lactoferrin.
If you buy it as a supplement, make sure it has an enteric coating to survive the gastric acid.
I was told by a Physician from Korea that Buckwheat tea is high in Quercetin. I found this list of foods high in Quercetin and the food with the highest are Capers. Elderberry juice also ranks high on the list.
I take 9-12 grams of mushroom extracts from 8 species , daily , for a long time (OK, sometimes I take a few days break). I’m satisfied and convinced of the beneficial effects on my immunity and health but I don’t think it’s good for us to take mushroom extracts AFTER being diagnosed with COVID-19.
I love Chaga (that someone warmly recommend on this Megathread ) and Turkey Tail and use them daily , for my diseases , single version or in combination with other mushrooms but if I’m sick I think I’ll only stay with Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane which are clearly proven in all the studies on PubMed as decreasing inflammation in the body.
I think someone (more competent than me) should try to make a clear distinction between what we need to do before, during and after we have been infected.
I understood (I may be mistaken) that there are some universal supplements: Vitamin A, C, Quercetin, Zinc, Selenium, Cordyceps, probiotics that can be taken all the time
I love Curcumin as much as mushrooms and I take large doses of it daily. Now , I wonder if I’m doing right .
Eg : when can I take Curcumin, EGCG, Resveratrol, before or after I find out I’ve been infected?
must watch HCQ therapy