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Alkalizing Remedies for Coronavirus

| Modified on May 05, 2024
Alkalizing Remedies for Coronavirus.
Can alkalization help beat COVID-19? One Earth Clinic contributor from India, P. Raghavan, gives an in-depth review of the science behind alkalizing for coronavirus. He also explains which remedies, such as lemon water and mustard oil, might help prevent and aid in recovery.

Continue reading to learn P. Raghavan's alkalizing protocol for COVID-19 and let us know if you have ever tried any of these natural remedies.

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Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 10/08/2020


Coronavirus is very sensitive to the pH value of its environment.

There is an article available in the net titled “Conformational change of the Coronavirus Peplomer Glycoprotein at pH 8.0 and 37 degree centigrade”.

According to this article, the coronavirus was quite stable at pH 6.0. This means the coronavirus count will not change appreciably at pH 6.0. But the coronavirus was rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 at body temperature. The above article is associated with another coronovirus strain (not the coronavirus strain associated with COVID-19). But it gives some idea about coronavirus. If the pH level is less than 5.0, coronavirus will multiply very fast. There is a need to alkalize the body so as increase pH level of the body for treatment and prevention of COVID-19.

There is another article available titled “Testing Your First Morning Urine pH”. According to this article, if the first morning urine pH level is between 6.5 and 7.5, then overall cellular pH of the body is appropriately alkaline. Pocket pH meter is available online for about US $ 20 and it may be used to measure morning urine pH level.

A powerful alkalizing tea can be made using tomato, garlic and lemon juice and it is called Lemon- tomato tea. It is very similar to Jean's tomato tea. Tomato is rich in potassium, magnesium and antioxidant “Lycopene”. Garlic is rich in calcium, iron, potassium and zinc. It is also antiviral. Lemon juice is rich in citric acid (Vitamin C), potassium and magnesium. Lemon tea can be made as follows: To make one cup of this lemon tea, put 2 tomatos and 3 gloves of garlic after washing in a blender and then add lemon juice from one half lemon. Make a paste and then add water to bring it to one cup. Boil this liquid for about ten minutes and drink this lemon tea. It can be used as follows:


Consume one cup of this lemon tea in the morning, another cup in the afternoon and another cup at night. If one has a pH meter, then adjust the quantity of lemon tea consumed so that the morning urine pH level is between 7.0 and 7.5.


Consume one cup of this lemon tea in a day for about 3 to 4 days in a week. If one has a pH meter, then adjust the quantity of lemon tea so that the morning urine pH level is between 6.5 and 7.5.

I hope the information provided here will be useful.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Posted by Lawrence (Colorado and S California ) on 10/01/2020

This NOT a Cure. It constitutes "avoidance"; of, CoVid 19.

Dr. Otto (German) was awarded The Nobel Peace Prize (early 80s I believe; he did pioneer Body alkalinity)

why has no one wanted to strengthen the Immune system? Cause it ain't got no huge Profits like one uv them Vaccines

So, when my nasal passages tingle (and/or when I get that dry cough they warn us about) I mix:

  • juice of half lemon (or lime)
  • one tsp baking soda
  • slowly in 8 oz of decent water

and drink it. (sipping is 0k)

Symptoms go away in less than an hour.

How many times have I done this? Since Feb of 2020 when the Pandemic hit, I have done it four times, and Yes I am 86 years old and healthy!

Remember the Bubonic Plague was easily avoided when it hit. Hint: thieves oil! Or, might it have been the Fawsee Vaccine?

Your choice!


Replied by Nataliya

I could not resist to comment on Luke's lemon and soda water, this recipe helps me each time I feel under weather, and so true, I see improvement in one hour. If I do not have lemons, I use apple cider vinegar instead with the same fascinating result. Keep safe.

Replied by Donald

Willard's Water will increase pH to a more acid reading.

2 posts

Which of the Willard Waters are best to take, the dark or the original? What is the most effective dilution per gallon of spring water?

Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 07/16/2020


I am providing some additional information on alkalization for Covid-19. There is an article available in the net titled “Bengal Cops use mustard oil, lemon water to battle Covid, claims many recovered with the remedies”. From this article, it appears that mustard oil has antiviral properties. It appears that among natural substances that can alkalize our body, lemon and lime stand at the top. For anti virals, one can take aspirin, anti viral herbals, mustard oil, etc.

There is a question raised in Quora “Why is lemon water considered alkaline? Aren't lemon acidic?" There is an answer by Mark Roseman, Biochemistry Professor. It is as follows:

“Citrus fruits are acidic but do alkalize the body after metabolism. This water is mixture of acids such as citric acid, but also the sodium salts such as sodium citrate. This mixture is acidic since citric acid has pH = 3.1. Ingestion of the sodium salts, the acids produce sodium hydroxide as an oxidation products. This is sometimes referred to as “alkaline ash”. Sodium hydroxide is also known as caustic soda which has very high alkaline level (near pH = 14). There are chemicals that can alkalize the body. One such chemical is cesium chloride. Cesium chloride is used in the alternate treatment for cancer to alkalize the body. But it has side effects. When a person consumes cesium chloride, potassium level in the body will drop drastically.

A virus has a DNA (DioxyriboNucleic Acid) or RNA (RiboNucleic Acid) genome and is called a DNA virus or an RNA virus respectively. The vast majority of virus have RNA genome. Notable human diseases caused by RNA virus includes the common cold, influenza, SARS, COVID-19, hepatitis C, hepatitis E, west Nile fever, Ebola virus disease, rabies, polio and measles. Two diseases in the list are associated with coronavirus with different strains. They are as follows:

1) SARS ( Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) – Coronavirus strain SARS-CoV.

2) COVID-19 - Coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2.

There is an article available in the net titled “Conformational Change of Coronavirus Peplomer Glycoprotein at pH 8.0 and 37 Degree Centigrade”.

A peplomer is a protein spike on a viral envelope. These protrusions bind only to certain receptors on the host cell. The receptor of the coronavirus is the angiotension-converting enzyme 2 (ACE 2) on the host cell. Virus fusion to the host cell requires pH acidification. According to this article, the coronavirus was quite stable at pH 6.0 and 37 degree centigrade (half-life approximately 24 hours) ; but at pH 8.0 and 37 degree centigrade, the coronavirus has a half-life is approximately 30 minutes.

We will assume we have 1 trillion coronavirus inside our body and our body temperature is 37 degree centigrade. If the coronavirus has pH 6.0, body will have 0.5 trillion coronavirus inside our body after 24 hours. It will take 41 days at pH 6.0 to bring coronavirus count to zero. If the coronavirus was treated briefly at pH 8.0 and 37 degree C, it will take 20.5 hours to bring coronavirus count to zero as shown below:

1. 0.0 hour = 1 Trillion.

2. 0.5 hour = 500 billion.

3. 1.0 hour = 250 billion.

4. 1.5 hour = 125 billion.

5. 2.0 hour = 62.5 billion.

6. 2.5 hour = 31.25 billion.

7. 3.0 hour = 15.625 billion.

8. 3.5 hour = 7.812 billion.

9. 4.0 hour = 3.90l billion. ...........

10. 8.0 hour = 15.26 million...........

11. 12.0 hour = 59562. ..........

12. 16.0 hour = 232. ..........

13. 20.0 hour = 1. ...........

14. 20.5 hour = 0.

Alkalization has two benefits :

1) It interfers with the fusion of coronavirus with the host cell since it needs pH acidification.

2) It reduces coronavirus count drastically by brief treatment at pH = 8.0 at body temperature.

Even though the calculation shown above are for different coronavirus strain, it gives some idea what one can expect for Covid-19.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Anon

They say blood ph is necessarily maintained within a strict range automatically by the body. How does drinking lemon juice work if this is true? What is being alkalized?

P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, Tn, India)


Our body tightly regulate our blood pH level to be between 7.35 and 7.45 as explained by Art.

Regarding your other question, I can explain as follows:

Coronavirus normally resides in the respiratory system during infection. Coronavirus uses receptor in the host cell for attachment. Coronavirus uses the angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE 2) as receptor in the host cell. After attachment, the virus will do a fusion to the host cell by pH acidification. After fusion, coronavirus and its host cell form one infected cell. The aim is to bring pH level of body cells (both regular and infected) in the respiratory system to about 8.0. If the body cells are acidic (say pH level less than 5.0), coronavirus can multiply very fast. One way our body can become acidic if one takes a lot of medicines which are acidic. Many medicines are acidic in nature. These persons can alkalize their body using alkalization as a preventive measure.

I hope the information provided here will answer your questions.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Art
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You are correct that the blood pH is tightly regulated in a narrow range in the 7.4 pH area, plus or minus 0.05

Alkalizing can change some tissue pH levels as well as the pH of urine and saliva as well as conserve natural bicarbonate stores.


Replied by Tonya

Hello, I enjoyed your post regarding alkalization. I believe a PH of 8.0 would cause atopsis in cancer cells as well as a virus. Do you know the safest way to get PH to 8.0 for 3 days? The only way I know it's sodium bicarbonate or cesium (not so safe).

Thanks for any input you may have.
Best regards,


P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, Tn, India)


In my opinion, safest way to achieve pH to 8.0 for 3 days is lemon water / lemon juice. But if a person has ulcer problem, one has to add baking soda to lemon water or take baking soda in water. I am taking lemon water for the prevention of Covid-19.

But the quickest way to cure Covid-19 is baking soda inhalation. It will take less than one day to cure since baking soda is supplied to airways in the breathing system where coronavirus normally resides. But one has to do a very small amount at the start and increase the dosage gradually.

I hope the information provided here will answer your questions.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Posted by P. Raghavan (Virudhunagar, Tn, India) on 06/09/2020


A virus is a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of organism. When infected, a host cell is forced to rapidly produce thousands of identical copies of the original virus after virus enters into a host cell by fusion activation. Some virus undergoes Low-pH-Dependent fusion activation during entry into host cells. According to an article titled “Virus entry: What has pH got to do with it”, low pH helps viruses to activate their penetration mechanism. High pH forces viruses to stop their penetration mechanism. With respect to temperature, the activity of some virus types found to be more stable at 4 degree centigrade than at 23 degree centigrade. Any treatment for Covid-19 must stop this multiplication process a top priority.

There is an article available in the net titled “Conformational Change of the Coronavirus Peplomer Glycoprotein at pH 8.0 and 37 Degree Centigrade”.

According to this article, the Coronavirus was quite stable at pH 6.0 and 37 degree Centigrade (half-life, approximately 24 hours) but was rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 and 37 degree (half-life, approximately 30 min). Basically it says that the Coronavirus will be irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment if the body cell pH is at 8.0 at body temperature 37 degree centigrade. Coronavirus strain associated with COVID-19 is called: SARS-CoV-2. But the above article is associated with another Coronavirus strain in the Lab. Half-life is the required time to reduce to half of its initial value. I made a calculation using half-time and assuming initial count of 1 trillion caronavirus inside a human body:

1) If the pH of body cells are maintained at pH 6 for 24 hours, coronavirus count will be 0.5 trillion coronovirus at the end of 24 hours.

2) If the pH of body cells are maintained at pH 8 for 24 hours, coronavirus count will be almost zero at the end of 24 hours.

Many hospitals in my state give lemon water throughout the day and also give immunity booster herbal medicine called Kabasura Kudineer few times in a day to COVID-19 patients. Many COVID-19 patients recovered in about 4 to 5 days. According to an article titled “Ayush Kadha, lemon water: Delhi Police mantra to protect personnel from Covid-19”, after consuming lemon water and immunity boosting herbal medicine, none of the police personnel from east Delhi had been infected with the virus for a considerable time. Ayush kadha is an ayurvedic herbal immunity booster medicine. New Delhi is one of Covid-19 hotspots in India. There is also an article available in Earth Clinic titled “Aspirin and Lemon Tea for Coronavirus recovery” by Marcie. According to her, she recovered from Coronavirus using lemon water and Aspirin in about 2 days. Aspirin has anti viral property.


1) Wash a lemon to remove any contaminants on the skin and cut the lemon with the skin into quarters. Suppose a person consumes 8 cups of drinking water per day. Then add 8 cups of drinking water to the lemon pieces and boil for about 20 minutes. Drink this warm lemon water throughout the day. Lemon skin is a rich source of antioxidant called ‘Flavonoid', a polyphenols.

2) Take 3 tablets of aspirin per day: one in the morning, one in the afternoon and the other in the night.


1) Consume warm lemon water instead of regular drinking water for one day in a week.

2) Take one and half tablets of aspirin in that day: half in the morning, half in the afternoon and half in the night.

It will be very difficult to determine pH level of body cells. Different parts of our body have different pH levels. But we can determine pH level of urine which is a body waste. Urine pH level will be in the range of 4.6 to 8.0. The average urine pH level will be 6.0. When we alkalize our body, we are trying to bring average pH level of urine much higher than 6.0. One can determine the effectiveness of warm lemon water to alkalize our body as follows: First measure pH level of urine. Consume one cup of warm lemon water. Then measure pH level of urine in the next time. There will be significant increase in the pH level indicating its alkalization effect.

I hope the information provided will be useful.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Dan Z.
(Lodi, NJ, Usa)

Great info, P. Raghavan! I love the spirit of trying to relieve suffering that, your and others' posts exemplify on Earth Clinic - - A gift to the world! But to those not aware that regular use of aspirin can cause stomach bleeding, as Gary Null has repeatedly warned, even causing death, this is a temporary treatment to kill covid-19 .

P. Raghavan
(Virudhunagar, TN, India)

Dan Z. Lodi,

Main use of aspirin in this case is for its antiviral activity and easy availability. If a person cannot take aspirin, other antivirals like zinc, garlic, etc. can be substituted.

Best wishes.

P. Raghavan.

Replied by Dsa

Thank you for the down to earth advice, P.Ragavan.

But here I would like to ask for more advice in nebulizing NaCo3. Due to easy access, we will use Arm n hammer brand baking soda. Can you articulate the steps involved, the frequency and duration of application sir?

1. In terms of teaspoons, how many and the amount of distilled water, can we use mineral water? Will this produce an isotonic solution that will be gentle to the lung tissues and mucous membranes?

2. How many times a day do we nebulize? In one of the articles by Dr.Sircus, he recommends nebulizing glutathione but this is beyond the reach of the common man to think that you have to get pharmaceutical grade gluta. However, at OTC one can avail of Fluimucil which is acetylcysteine a precursor to glutathione. Can we use this together with NaCo3? I have not tried this combination though but NAC is antiviral and mucolytic.

3. But my immediate concern is sodium bicarbonate because it is within reach of anyone. Can you please add any supplements which are cost friendly and within reach? Thank you very much sir for your contributions.

Posted by Linda (EC Facebook) on 02/27/2020

Add high alkaline foods to your diet also.

Replied by Rose

I use peppermint oil in warm lemon water often. We also do 20mins inhaling over boiling peppermint oil. Please note that there are two types of peppermint oil. One can be ingested and one cannot. I also drink a lot of lemon tea.

(New York)

I have been doing two lung steams.

  • Distilled boiling water, sea salt, 2 drop eucalyptus essential oil. Eucalyptus oil is documented as being good for lungs.
  • Distilled boiling water, glutathione capsule Theranaturals. This was suggested by Stephen Buhner.

Use a cloth to cover your head over the bowl and you can adjust so the fabric cover nose and mouth and not eyes.

Both these steams help - basically homemade nebulizer!

I use a version of the lemon drink that includes the lemon peel, but it is pulverized in my blender. Lemon, and fresh ginger are potent.

Add 1/2 tsp per day of Elecampane which is good for lung conditions.