Chinese Herbal Remedies Used in Treating Coronavirus
We have seen that facing the challenge of global scale coronavirus pandemic, hospitals and medical staff are not ready to handle this situation. Western medicine scientists are unable to provide preventive and curative drugs yet. I am disappointed to watch TV and see those medical experts around the president Trump do not have the knowledge to offer him solutions. New York Governor Cuomo’s brother infected by the virus, like what he said on TV that the doctors cannot tell him anything.
In Chinese history, from Han Dynasty to late Qing Dynasty, more than 300 major plagues occurred. During that 2,000 years, the Chinese only depended on Chinese medicine effectively treat the disease and control the spread of the disease. Currently coronavirus pandemic is under control in China. In the last a few months, the COVID-19 patients were treated by both western medicine and Chinese medicine. Those who are treated by using Chinese medicine, all of them are cured, the number of death is zero.
In order to end this pandemic soon, everyone need to know how to avoid being infected, also if you are infected, what you can do to save your own life. Now you are doing social distancing, washing hands, even make face masks yourself like I did, there is one more thing you can do, using the herbs or food I shared in this blog to take care of yourself. People who are infected by the virus can use them, if you are not infected by coronavirus but you have some symptoms such as cough, tired, sore throat, or dry mouth. you can also use them to improve your health condition.
The reference are from Science of Chinese Materia Medica and Science of Prescriptions. There are many Chinese herbal remedies for treating seasonal febrile diseases, I picked up a few which are commonly used and easy to find.
N021 Xiao Chai Hu Tang Wan
Ingredients: Radix Bupleuri, Radix Scutellariae, Radix Codonopsis, Radix Glycyrrhizae, Rhizoma Pinelliae, Fructus Jujubae, Ginger
Clinical application: This herbal remedy is used to treat the febrile disease with symptoms of cold, upper respiratory tract infection, cough, alternate attacks of chills and fever, dry throat, bitter taste in the mouth, lack of appetite, fullness in the chest and hypochondriac discomfort.
N150 Shuang Huang Lian Wan
Ingredients: Flos Lonicerae, Radix Scutellariae, Fructus Forsythiae
Clinical application: This herbal remedy is used for antibacterial, anti-virus, clear toxic heat marked by fever, cough, and sore throat.
Ban Lan Gen herbal tea
Ingredients: Ban Lan Gen (woad root), Da Qing Ye (woad leaf)
Therapeutic effects: For any warm-febrile disease or epidemic febrile outbreak, especially for severe contagious disease. May be used for fire toxin anywhere in the body, especially in the throat or lungs.
Jin Yin Hua (honeysuckle) herbal tea
Therapeutic effects: For early stage of warm-febrile diseases with symptoms as fever, sore throat, and headaches.
Ban Lan Gen and Honeysuckle herbal tea can be found in many
Chinese supermarket stores.
A Chinese medicine doctor in China shared his own experience on social media. In February he was in Wu Han and was infected by coronavirus. On February 22, he started having fever, he took some antipyretics and Chinese herbal remedy. On the 6th day, he had mild cough and spitting phlegm with bloodshot. Two days later, he was having high fever and soreness all over the body. He knew his condition is getting worse. He peeled 8 whole garlic and cooked it in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. He ate the cooked garlic and drank 2 cups of garlic decoction then he went to bed. The next day all his symptoms were gone. He shared his story on social media and many people were recovered from coronavirus infection by using this food therapy.
Raw garlic has the function of killing bacteria, cooked garlic has the function of clear out fever and eliminate heat toxins.