Millions around the world are getting ill and dying from COVID-19. This has been happening since before the vaccine and even now. Every day, more and more people are taking interest in their health and looking for healing in herbs.
Every single plant produces its own chemical compounds that allow them to be of beneficial use to humans. Herbs have been used in many cultures to kill viruses and diseases, dating all the way back to the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and many more cultures.
According to an expert contributor at the University of Minnesota, “Archeological excavations dating as early as 60,000 years ago have found remains of medical plants, such as opium poppies, ephedra, and cannabis.” Herbs were being used to cure viruses and diseases back when there were no such things as pharmaceuticals or vaccines.
In Sale, Morocco, there was a study conducted from Mar. 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020. This study consisted of interviews with 30 different herbalists in Sale, to collect the characteristics, names, and remedies of specific herbs.
In the report it states, “In total, 20 plant species from 20 genera and 14 families had been most frequently used by herbalists from Salé Prefecture for the prevention and treatment of COVID 19. The most mentioned plant was Eucalyptus globulus Labill., followed by Azadirachta indica A. Juss,. and Ziziphus lotus (L.) Lam.” Herbalists from around the world are speaking up and participating in scientific research studies to prove that herbs do, in fact, help avoid and prevent the COVID-19 virus. Not only do the studies show that they avoid and prevent, but also show that they can treat and heal as well.
A survivor of COVID-19 by the name of Ayowande Adalemo interviewed with Beam News in Nigeria and stated, “Ever since we were young we’ve always been on the natural side of things. Fruits, herbs, vegetables.” After Adalemo found out he was positive for the COVID-19 virus he immediately started taking herbs.
In the same interview Adalemo explained that the main herbs that helped cure him were avocado leaves, neem, turmeric, ginger, and garlic. He states that they have antivirals and antioxidants that kill the COVID-19 virus.
As it turns out, these are some of the most common herbs for sickness and immune system health including turmeric, ginger, echinacea, and garlic. These herbal supplements are all 100% organic and contain different components that our bodies need such as vitamins, enzymes, minerals, amino acids, and natural hormones. Herbal supplements can be taken in a variety of forms including teas, capsules, oils, ground, cooked or raw.
COVID-19 continues to take lives and there are still so many unanswered questions. Today society continues to seek new ways to prevent COVID-19 and improve their health. One of the ways being herbalism, proven to be effective in healthcare for centuries. Multiple studies have shown herbs to improve immune and overall body health. This may be why the herbalism approach is gaining popularity in regards to COVID-19.