Natural Remedies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alternative Treatment and Prevention

| Modified: Sep 18, 2020
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Can alternative treatments help prevent or treat coronavirus symptoms? Since January, there have been hundreds of reports in the media that millions of people worldwide are seeking alternative or holistic remedies to prevent infection or to treat the symptoms of COVID-19.

While scientists at NIH and elsewhere around the world are testing vaccines and therapies, in the beginning of the pandemic, there was little evidence that natural or alternative remedies could either prevent or "cure" the illness caused by the virus. (1)

Thankfully, feedback has been reported from people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 and used herbs, supplements, and a combination of home remedies to strengthen their immune system and successfully heal from the viral symptoms.

Alternative Treatments for COVD-19

Earth Clinic readers report what natural remedies they think might help either prevent COVID-19 or help with symptoms.

At the top of the reader-recommended list are high dose Vitamin C and Colloidal Silver.

Other suggestions include supplements like Iodine, Selenium, Zinc, Monolaurin, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt, Oregano Oil. A Complex Carb diet is also recommended, as are alkalizing foods.

Author Bill Thompson (Candida, Killing so Sweetly) reports that potassium is an important supplement to take during Coronavirus recovery.  Bill also provides an extensive list of supplements and herbs that he is taking to prevent COVID-19.  You can read his protocol here.


The best prevention is to avoid exposure to the virus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following to help prevent the spread of this virus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your nose, eyes, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick, and keep children home from school when they are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Interactive Map of Worldwide COVID-19 Cases

Here's an excellent interactive map from John Hopkin's showing all the confirmed cases worldwide.

Continue reading below for comments from Earth Clinic readers.

Activated Charcoal

Posted by Erin (Chicago, IL) on 03/12/2020
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What about activated charcoal capsules for COVID-19? They saved our family from norovirus a few years ago.

Replied by Laurette

Are these to be taken orally and at what dosage did you take them?


Posted by C. Mason (California) on 05/04/2020
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Self Help Acupressure for colds and flus. Last Feb I was very sick, before doctors generally knew about Covid-19, ... One thing I did that helped relieve my symptoms/suffering was acupressure. What was helpful was a) it helped me with specific symptoms like coughing, sore throat, fatigue. b) its something i could use anytime, and as often as i needed... without any driving/appointments/insurance complexity... so I wanted to share it. I put the basic self help recipe for cold/flu here: It is also in French: Italian: There are many self help acupressure tips on and if you want to know more about the 'science'-y aspects, including an interesting interview with Cheryl Gasner, Nurse Practitioner and Co-Founder of the Stanford Integrated Mind Body Program... she talks about healing while receiving an acupressure session (by me)... there is a video on youtube called 'Sick'Em- Get Well Anyway' but the sound is a bit wobbly, so the written interview is better I think...

Replied by Deborah

Thank you, Cindy. This is wonderful. I just used the acupressure techniques, and viewed the website as well. Thank you so much for this wonderful, generously-shared work.

Replied by Deborah

Also Cindy, is the ‘' site no longer available? I can't seem to find it online anymore.

Many thanks.



Posted by Bill Thompson (Philippines) on 05/22/2020
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I really can't understand why the US President is taking Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). This drug has been recently undergone several high-profile trials (that have been completely ignored by the US media) both in China and the US. In 11 research papers on HCQ, it was found that HCQ was causing serious retinopathy problems (eye problems) as well as adverse heart events (heart attacks) which is why those 11 pieces of research did not recommend HCQ for COVID-19.

It's also well-known that HCQ is an anti-malarial drug that is normally taken together with Artemisinin in Asia.

Artemisinin has a unique way of killing pathogens -- including viruses. Artemisinin contains a weak peroxide bridge which, when it enters the pathogen, will immediately react strongly to the iron stores within the pathogen. Most pathogens, including viruses, are voracious for iron and have high stores of iron. When Artemisinin reacts with the iron, it produces excess hydrogen peroxide as a by-product within the pathogen, which immediately acts to destroy and kill the pathogen quickly.

So if it were me, I really wouldn't give HCQ leg room but instead I would always prefer to take Artemisinin at 500mgs once a day. Artemisinin, being a natural plant chemical -- not a patented drug -- with a long history of anti-malarial use, is also far safer with a fairly high safety profile.

Replied by June
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Yes! They are using this in Africa with success!!!

Christine T.

Thank you Bill for this important info. God Bless.

Replied by John G.
New Brunswick

Well the BS about Hydroxychloroquine is all a fraud. It does work. Get it started early with Zinc and your chances of ending up in hospital are very very slim. The WHO and Lancet and AJM had to retract their comments from 3 weeks ago as studies slammed them.

No money for Pharma so they push all the other crap where they can make Billions including Remdesevir made by Gilead ( Soros and Gates and Fauci ) ...seeing the picture now.

Dr Zalenko in NYC treated over 1500 patients successfully! His study is out this week . Hydroxy is safe and has been in use for 60 years so people, STOP buying into all the Media lies please.

San Diego

Well stated. I think listening to front line doctors that are getting results make so much much more sense that the main stream news smokescreen.


Here's an open letter from 3 doctors to Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding all the negative statements he has made about hydroxychloroquine. This letter contains all the answers to all the questions anyone could possibly have about this product. I just hope Fauci reads it. If he does, he will never let the public know because the letter exposes him and all his lies and its not a pretty picture. Warning, it is a very long letter but well worth your time.


Replied by John Groden
New Brunswick

Please read this .....Hydroxy does work. Gets ignored because there is Zero $$ in it

Replied by Art
634 posts


Are you sure this is the study you meant to link to?

This study that you linked to is for SARS CoV, not SARS CoV-2. This study was published in 2005 and SARS CoV-2 was not known about then. Notice that they used Chloroquine in this study and not Hydroxychloroquine which is said to have less side effects than Chloroquine. Still, Hydroxychloroquine has potential for some very significant side effects as outlined here:


M Marie

The OP is correct, HC works well with zinc, other countries have been using it and have had great success.

Replied by John
New Brunswick

Again you can get side effects with aspirin. Dr Zalenko in Nyc had no issues with it in very ill patients. He said that he sends more people to the hospital using Motrin and having bleeding ulcers from it than Hydroxychloroquine. Its been used for 60 yrs to treat Malaria and Lupus and too many people are listening to CNN and NBC . All of these side effects came to light when Big Pharma knew it was working to treat Covid and saw no money. The WHO and Big pharma are ultimately to blame as well. How about taking Vit C and Zinc and Vit D and you cut your chances dramatically from getting ill with this. The media has poisoned peoples brains over the past 12 weeks. I know they used Chloroquine in 2005 but it still has the same effect on the Covid strains. This will come to light when these studies get released OR it gets covered up again.

Replied by Sara
The Beaches

Sorry my cousin takes it for Lupus and got covid so...


Hydroxychloroquine will not prevent catching the virus. But it has demonstrated positive results in survival rates with early stage treatment.

Replied by John Groden
New Brunswick

Because you need to take hydroxy with zinc. Zinc is the critical piece as well. You can still get covid but the outcome should not be as critical.

Replied by Lel

Hydroxychloroquine is an ionosphere. It pushes zinc into cells. The zinc stops the virus from replicating.

Artemisinin is not an ionosphere.

I believe the studies you referred to used much higher doses than what is prescribed for COVID-19 and did not combine the hydrozychloroquine with zinc.

Replied by Tracy
Okc, Ok

The studies you refer to were addressed by the Frontline Doctors in a Press Conference in Washington. DC. The 11 studies you refer to used very high doses of hydroxcloroquin and that's why they were ineffective. When used in proper dosage, this drug is safer then aspirin. The Frontline Doctors are not the only ones using it with success. It was used at the Henry Ford Health Center in Mich with 2,500 people. Dr. Immanuel in Houston used it with 350 patients along with Zinc and irthymyicin. Not sure of the spelling??? Her oldest patient was 92. All 350 patients survived!!!

Replied by Tracy
Okc, Ok

The studies you refer to were addressed by the Frontline Doctors in a Press Conference in Washington. DC. The 11 studies you refer to used very high doses of hydroxcloroquin and that's why they were ineffective.

When used in proper dosage this drug is safer then aspirin. The Frontline Doctors are not the only ones using it with success. It was used at the Henry Ford Health Center in Mich with 2,500 people. Dr. Immanuel in Houston used it with 350 patients along with Zinc and irthymyicin. Not sure of the spelling??? Her oldest patient was 92. All 350 patients survived!!!

Replied by Laura

I don't believe Trump is taking Hydroxychloroquine. Remember he is sitting on a warehouse full of it.


Trump took it as a preventive. He hasn't mentioned taking it since that one time. The real reason this was not accepted or made available - and even BANNED by Democrat governors, was political. Anything the President says is always ridiculed by the Left and the media. Tens of thousands of lives could have been saved. This Dr. Zelenko combo has >80% success rate keeping people out of the hospital, but it must be started within the first couple days of symptoms before the viral load gets out of control.

Replied by Frances
Cabarlah, Qld., Australia
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Years ago Australians working in Papua New Guinea took daily chloroquine as malaria preventive. Hydroxychloroquine is more recent drug which on March 4th 2020, Australia declared this drug a 'poison'. Prof. Dr Didier Raoult and his team in Marseille France have used this HCQ for respiratory illnesses for decades. Apparently it needs to be used with zinc and probably quercetin to get zinc into the ACE receptors.

Replied by Mary Lou


Thank you so much for all your posts. I just started getting back out into the world and checked earth clinic for immune system builders and other help. I've spent hours going over your posts and Ted's and other comments.

Yesterday, (9/4/20) I found out a man in our Bible Study class tested positive for Covid. I am currently waiting on results from my test.

I just had started alkalizing again and implementing ideas from the posts on earth clinic just this week. Would you mind reviewing this to see if I got it right? Is this too much? What do you suggest?

I alkalize 2 or 3 times a day with this ACV recipe, 30-45 minutes before or after meals.

In a about ¼ cup water I mix the first two until the fizzing stops.

  • ¼ tsp Vitamin C,
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda

Then I add

  • 2 TBSP ACV,
  • 1 tsp MSM,

and increase water to about 8 oz

I add a dash of salt to help minimize the stomach upset.

I just started taking Lugol's Iodine – building up to 12.5 mg per day and have added the companion nutrients either separately or in my Multi Vitamin.

B complex every 2 days

Selenium 200-400 mcg per day,

Magnesium 400-1200 mg per day,

Zinc 25 mgs per day

Vitamin C 3,000 – 10,000 per day

I add Quercetic (800 mg) with Bromelain (165 mg), and Astragalus Root (400 mg).

In the mornings I drink coffee with 1 TBSP coconut oil and take 1 tsp Black Cumin Seed Oil, and 2 tsp Hemp Seed Oil. My first cup of coffee is regular and 2nd cup is decaf. (usually only 2 in the morning and 1 during the day or at night each with 1 TBSP Coconut Oil)

I also just started your Mineral Water drink.

  • 1/2 teaspoon natural sea salt,
  • 1/8 tspn borax, for women)
  • 1/4 teaspoon epsom salts
  • 1 litre of water,

Drink this over a couple of days.

4 days a week and rest 3 days

I am careful not to take Lugol's Iodine with borax. I take Lugol's in the morning and the Mineral Drink throughout the afternoon.

Either you or Ted mentioned that you take your supplements in bulk. That would be quite difficult for me as the sheer number of nutrients is overwhelming.

I'm having a difficult time finding multi-vitamins without magnesium stearate. Would you be so kind as to address this issue with any suggestions as to the best multi to take (if that's allowed to mention)?

Also I don't feel like I have Covid, but I'm wondering if I should get Artemisinin and take it anyway. I appreciate your suggestions on this one too.

Last question, my friend who has Covid won't go for all this that I'm doing, what would be the best suggestion for him if he will only do one thing? (They sent him home with Tylenol.)

Thank you for your response and for your patience for this long read.

Replied by Mary Lou

Update. My Covid test result was positive.

What do I need to add to the protocol I posted yesterday?

EC: Please read Art's posts in the Melatonin section of the coronavirus page.

Mary Lou

Thank you so much EC. I'd missed the Melatonin Section. Great Read. I have decided to order melatonin.

Replied by Nohora

Do you know anyone that has used it for covid?


Posted by Gabriel (California) on 03/13/2020
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India claims ability to prevent corona virus using traditional medicine. Here is a list of their methods:

Replied by Wanjiku
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Gabriel, on this one l need translation please, Prepare decoction by boiling Behidana (Cydonia Oblonga) 3gm, Unnab Zizyphus (Jujube Linn) 5nos, Sapistan (Cordia Myxa Linn) 7nos in 1 litre water until it reduces to half. Store it in a bottle and take sips as and when required. For prophylactic measures immune system need to be strengthen for this purpose Khamira Marwareed 3-5 gm once a day may be taken.

Black Cumin Seed Oil

Posted by Mogamat (South Africa ) on 03/15/2020
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Black cumin seed oil can prevent the coronavirus from spreading in your system and kill it. Recommendation of 1 teaspoon 3 times daily as a preventative measure. There is scientific research behind this.

I also read research where black seed oil (Nigella Sativa) cured the HIV virus to the effect of no HIV virus trace in the patients system.

The coronavirus may cause a cytokine storm syndrome, your body goes into overdrive to kill virus cells and that can become lethal. Black seed oil inhibits and protects you from this cytokine storm syndrome. If anyone has the virus and has bad symptoms, please try pure black cumin seed oil. It can help. If it's bad that please up the dose to deal with the symptoms. I would recommended 10ml 3 times a day that cured the HIV patient. Also boil the oil and breath it in it will help with the chest congestion / pneumonia even asthma.

Google Crede oils and search for black cumin or seed oil. This is a good brand. If anyone does try these who is infected with the coronavirus please provide feedback. The prophet (peace be upon him) said that black seed cures everything besides death. Thanks

Replied by Rob S.
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It was one patient in Africa and turmeric or turmeric Cur-cumin extract was included. I don't remember the exact dose but standard viral load tests were done before and compared to after treatment and the person was cured as no virus was detected after a few months.

I would suggest to increase absorption add a healthy oil my choice 100% Raw Coconut Oil and Berberine to further increase absorption + the other medicinal properties of coconut oil makes it the best choice at least that is what i would do if i was in the same situation but I take this everyday anyway along with others and everything stays away from me, i don`t get sick like i used to before taking them and don`t get a flu shot any more either and could not feel better.


Thank you for the black cumin seed oil recommendation. Could that be used in a nebulizer for asthma prevention/treatment or a steam heat atomizer?

Black Pepper

Posted by Natarajan Viswanathan (Mumbai, India) on 05/09/2020
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3 pieces of black pepper with a pinch of salt on every morning on empty stomach will improve immunity very much against many viruses. Nothing should be taken for one hour.After one hour one can consume his regular breakfast. Wonderful result you will see. This is a very simple remedy from Siddha Vaidya (siddha medicine) from India.

Bleach Bath

Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 08/17/2020
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Cristina Cuomo, the wife of CNN anchor and COVID-19 patient Chris Cuomo, said she was following the advice of her doctor, energy medicine and homeopathic physician Linda Lancaster, who suggested she “take a bath and add a tiny amount of bleach, and I mean a 1/4 cup of bleach which in an 80 gallon water tub is a ratio of 1:5000.”

Sticking to her guns, defended herself against backlash from people online after writing an in-depth blog post about her holistic treatments for the coronavirus.

Cristina wrote in an amended blog post after receiving negative comments. “Many of the treatments that I relied on are actually cheaper than conventional medicine, like the broth of cayenne pepper, ginger and garlic or the lemon and ginger tea or vitamin C.”

“I added a small amount—1/4 to ½ cup ONLY—of Clorox to a full bath of warm water (80 gallons), ” Cuomo wrote. Sodium hypochlorite in the form of Clorox, as a type of homeopathic bath, ” Cristina wrote, adding that her doctor says “there is no danger” in doing this detox treatment.

“Why?” she added. “To combat the radiation and metals in my system and oxygenate it.” Cuomo also noted that she is “feeling better and the virus is gone.”

Note: Calcium hypochlorite is used to disinfect swimming pools and public drinking water so your already using it daily in small amounts.

EC: Bleach baths have long been promoted by doctors for eczema. Earth Clinic has a few posts here and there about bleach baths.


Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 04/26/2020

Has anyone heard of chewing on Boswellia pellets then swallowing it, for curing the virus?

Replied by JN
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Mmsg, I have been taking Boswellia capsules off and on for 5 years. It helps with inflammation and infection. My understanding is that COVID-19 targets inflammation. I was sick for a week. No cough or fever but never had an illness like this before. I took Boswellia, among other things. At the first sign of inflammation, including headache, I take it. It can cause bloating and stomach distress so it's not something to be taken continually.

Camphor 1M + Bach Flower Remedies

Posted by bachomeo (India) on 04/04/2020
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Camphor 1M has been used by Dr. Rajan Sankaran, renowned homeopath from India, in many countries with success (see video interview of Barkha Dutt with Bajaj auto CEO Rajiv Bajaj). Also, I may recommend Bach flower remedy "Walnut' (for protection from outside influences and "Mimulus" (for fear of catching the virus). All members at home are taking the above Bach combination daily. Hope this helps.

Replied by Micha-El
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You know, I had a dream about using Camphor for this virus/thing. Research has shown that this has been used against plagues in Persia, almost a 1000 yrs ago. I steam with it, including Turpentine and Peppermint oil.


Posted by Tyler Vincent (Canyon BC) on 05/11/2020
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Cayenne capsules are LIFE SAVERS, prevents covid19 induced stroke, heart attack, and blood clots; 70% of fatal cases had blood clot, 40% of ICU and severe home cases have blood clots. Canadian & US doctors prescribe blood thinners to even mild covid patients, sent back home, to prevent blood clots. Topical Himalayan pink salt will remove pains from kidneys and lower back. See my video's:


I've had corona, now day 78. I'm 36; was a vaper until I got worst case corona cytokine storms, which have a 40% mortality rate. On day 58 I took two cayenne capsules, I was not prepared for what was about to happen. I felt the cayenne go into my lungs and completely clear them out. My lung pains and kidney pains are nearly totally gone now. Himalayan Pink salt finely ground in a coffee grinder placed under the kidneys in bed cured them over night. See my videos for more information. I had also posted previously about cocoa being effective for covid19... well it turns out cocoa also treats thrombosis which is caused by covid19, which causes blood clots. It also turns out cloves are the best iron reducer on earth, free iron oxidative stress is caused by covid19's attack up on hemoglobin as well, so get on cloves. See my videos for details.

Blood clot info: Unexpected Cause of Death in Younger COVID-19 Patients is Related to Blood Clotting

COVID-19 Is Causing Blood Clots and Strokes in Some Patients—but Doctors Don't Know Why

Doctors increasingly concerned about blood clotting risk in severe COVID-19 patients

Chaga + Vitamin C

Posted by John Bergeson (United States) on 03/20/2020
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Clif High said; daily Chaga mushroom tea and 2,500 mg liposomal vitamin C

Replied by Brenda
Wonder Lake, Illinois
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Will buffered vitamin C powder work?

Chinese Reflexology

Posted by Justin G. (Atlanta, GA) on 03/25/2020
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Something I have not seen posted here but which is certainly helping in china is acupressure/acupuncture/reflexology. Here are the points that I know of which help pneumonia, upper respiratory issues, coughing, MERS, and SARS: Ding Chuan (M-BW-1) B10 CV22 GB21 LI4 LU1 LU2 LU5 LU6 LU7 LU8 LU9 KD3 KD6 KD27 ST36 ST40 Also pranayama breathing (aka wim hof breathing) is good for breath and staying calm.

Atlanta, GA
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Warning: If you're pregnant, do not use LU7.

Cinnamon Oil

Posted by Tony (Canada) on 03/24/2020
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I've been killing viruses with just cinnamon oil. Rubbed on soles of feet and palms it sweeps through the whole body very quickly. Follows the nervous system. Recently hit by an aggressive viral lung infection, I found inhaling the fumes off the bottle for only 5 minutes destroyed it. It also really wakes up the brain.

Replied by M. Alfred
Lafayette, LA
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Hi Tony; Do you apply the oil directly to your feet and palms without diluting it and how much do you apply when you do it? Thanks so much.


Tony: Try Black Seed Oil, it has been used for thousands of years. I'm 90 years old living in Florida and expect to make it to 100. I have affirmed that no "plague" is going to come near my body. Please spread this information. Black Seed Oil will KILL all viruses except DEATH LOL

Coconut Oil

Posted by Frances (Cabarlah, Qld., Australia) on 07/02/2020
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Admin: It might be a time to encourage use of virgin coconut oil, being not only anti-inflammatory but also anti-viral.

Posted by Laurie (CT) on 03/30/2020
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Corona Virus and Coconut Oil: (I'm not a scientist or doctor so my terminology might be wrong) The most recent news reports that the COVID-19 CELL has a fatty outer layer. If this is true, is it good or bad to consume Coconut Oil during this time, in other words, because Coconut Oil is fatty, (I assume) does it help me or hurt me to continue oil pulling or taking CO in my food?

Replied by Tyler Vincent
Creston BC
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Dear Laurie, coconut oil effectively kills the corona virus by dissolving the outer lipid protecting the virus. This outer lipid is what keeps the virus undetectable by our immune systems. I cured near death acute respiratory distress syndrome in my lungs by nebulizing MCT coconut oil directly into my lungs. This saved my life. Eating coconut oil daily also killed it in my digestive tract. Here is my vlong: And here is some scientific literature on coconut oils effectiveness against Covid19.

faithville, Us

I read once that taking soy lecithin granules was like oil pulling. I think it was an article by TED. It emulsifies bad fats out of the body. Maybe it would eat the fat layer on the virus? I use it for choline and inositol for my brain and healing of liver.


Wow. YouTube removed this video! Didn't get to see it.

Illinois, Usa
147 posts

Google canNOT justify their claim to be protecting people from false information.

I think the international legal definitions of both Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide should be a required subject in school. They are NOT what most people think they are and every child should know them. Violations should be recognizable to everyone and no higher education degrees should be awarded unless the candidate is qualified to testify to its definition in any democratic justice system court.


Inhaling oil of any type can cause lipoid pneumonia and be very harmful. It is hard to believe that report is true.

Posted by Bill (United States) on 03/22/2020
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I got cured of the Epstein-Barr virus but following the directions I learned here at earthclinic: 2 tablespoons of coconut oil every 8 hours. The coconut oil was virgin coconut oil buy Nutiva that's the better stuff. I was fine in four days maybe it'll help with this virus called Coronavirus. I remember when I asked the doctor so what's the cure for mono which is Epstein-Barr virus. He replied there is no cure I said how long as it lasts is two weeks to two years, I headed straight for earthclinic. Come and found this link right here and was cured in four days no problem. Praise God!

Posted by Kalina (Hawaii) on 03/03/2020
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Monolaurin My doctor recommended this for viruses and it was effective when I recently felt a cold beginning. I googled "monolaurin Coronavirus" and found an article that stated monolaurin is effective against coronavirus which was written in 2012. Hopefully it will work against this Novel or Covid virus. You can buy monolaurin online.

Replied by F
United States

Is that the same as coconut oil?

Replied by Kalina
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Monolaurin is derived from coconut oil. My understanding is that this is the active ingredient that dissolves the fatty coating of the coronavirus cells. My doctor recommended 300 mg as a preventative and 2400 mg (divided into 3 or 4 doses throughout the day) if you have symptoms. He said he had 3 Covid patients and it worked for them.

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us

Coconut oil is easily taken in by the skin which is your largest organ. I use it after my shower most days. I had a lot of old oil and I heard the Lord tell me to start putting it on my skin a while back. I use a tablespoon Coconut oil is anti viral, anti fungal, anti microbial, and anti bacterial. The liver does not have to break it down like other oils. Bruce Fife wrote some great books on the benefits of this oil. I learned a lot. I put some on my hand that has been working way to hard outside this past few weeks and is worn and torn. Then I put a nice latex glove on it. Hope all the sores and pain stop NOW. Wrapped my sore toe in a comfrey leaf. Lots more work to get done before summer heats up. Hope all of you have a safe and Reflective fourth of JULY for We are FREE. Blessings, Charity

Coconut Oil + Astragalus

Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 04/07/2020
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For quite sometime I have been blending coconut oil into my morning coffee. My husband is now doing the same. He has never once voluntarily took coconut oil, but he has seen it work wonders for viruses in our kids. His work is considered essential so is around other people some and he is doing what he can to prevent covid19. Today I dug out my astragalus root. Years ago my youngest child had some angry looking tick bites and I was concerned about Lyme. I put him on 1 capsule of astragalus root a day to prevent Lyme. He took it for months. He was about 4. In the fall, while he was still on it, every member of my family got sick with a virus that he did not get. I think the astragalus was working as it is touted to do. I ordered some more astragalus root today and plan to get everyone in my family on that right now as a preventative. I must not be the only one with this idea as I am seeing it out of stock in several places that I order from. What I tell my kids, "It won't hurt. It might help." My version of the Hippocratic oath. ;) ~Mama to Many~

Replied by Rob S.
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Lyme disease hates coconut oil if I remember correctly but Stevie extract Lyme disease really hates this I do remember. I just put some in a bottle of water with some lemon juice or concentrate and drink thought the day all week long 24/7/365 add in coconut oil daily + whole turmeric + turmeric extract + black pepper extract + paprika to strengthen blood vessels and cayenne pepper 40,000 heat units + D3 +K2 +Black elderberry syrup + Zinc + Magnesium + Ionic Copper kills everything + Garlic oil + Oregano oil and a few other things and nothings bothers me, throw in a teaspoon or table spoon of real olive oil one time per week or more to regulate blood coagulation **Normalize**.**Adjust everything as needed** I forgot to mention that 2 grams of ground black seeds one time per day will regulate glucose in type 2 diabetics. You can get all this we are interested in for free in easy to search and understand but all science backed at

Replied by Mama to Many

I forgot to mention my coconut oil in coffee method. 6 ounces hot coffee 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon raw cacao powder 2 teaspoons maple syrup. I use a little battery operated milk frother to blend it up and it really does make it easier. I had been putting this all in the vitamix but that is kind of overkill for a cup of coffee and it's more to clean.

~Mama to Many~

Colloidal Copper

Posted by Jacquelyn (San Francisco ) on 03/24/2020 10 posts
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Nebulize Salt/Baking Soda Solution and Colloidal Copper! (also Hydrogen Peroxide option)


I live in San Francisco and recently acquired something that I believe to be Coronavirus. I had a sore throat for about a week, which turned into tightness in my lungs, and a very mild cough. Then all of the sudden one night around 2am I felt like I couldn't get enough oxygen. My hands and knees were shaking, I was cold and shivering, and had a low fever of 99.3. I was tested on Saturday but the results will not come in for 5-7 business days. I will update later to let you know.

BUT I wanted to let everyone I can know, what worked for me to treat it.

My mom had sent me some colloidal copper, 10ppm some time ago, and advised me to use it in a nebulizer for any kind of lung infection. I also have successfully used a saline solution many times before to help treat cold and coughs with the nebulizer.

So, when I was all of the sudden feeling like I couldn't breathe, I made my saline solution of:

1 cup distilled or boiled and cooled water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Only add the baking soda to the water once it has been cooled, and do not heat the water once the baking soda has been added. Heating the baking soda causes a chemical reaction in the baking soda which will transform it into something else that is irritating (I know from experience).

I put 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of this mixture in the nebulizer and nebulized for about 20 minutes.

Immediately after that, I put 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons of the 10ppm colloidal copper in the nebulizer and nebulized that another 20 minutes.

Within 20-30 minutes of this treatment I started to be able to breathe again, felt like I was getting enough oxygen again and I went to sleep. I have been doing this treatment twice a day (morning and night) since, and my lungs and energy are gradually improving, and I have not had any more shortness of breath episodes. It was genuinely frightening. I am 36 years old so I am also not in a particularly at-risk age group.

I would advise everyone to get a nebulizer and colloidal copper (10ppm colloidal silver might work too – though this recent study showed significant growth inhibition for bacteria but not viruses in colloidal silver , and make a salt/baking soda solution to keep in the cabinet in advance of catching this thing, because when it hits, it hits hard and all of the sudden, and you feel like there is no time.

If someone is very sick, nebulizing more often would be appropriate/necessary. 20 minutes of nebulizing every hour (ten minutes each solution), or 10 minutes of nebulizing every 15-20 minutes (5 minutes each) are possibilities, but can be varied as needed. When my daughter had a very bad croup last year the only thing that helped to keep that terrible cough down was nebulizing saline /baking soda solution every hour for 20 minutes.

Also, I have a friend in L.A. that I sent a nebulizer to recently. He told me he had been feeling something in his lungs for a few days. He only had H2O2 (3% hydrogen peroxide) on hand so I told him to try nebulizing some of that. He did that for 10 minutes 3 times over the next 2 days and it went away. I personally don't like nebulizing hydrogen peroxide because it makes me lose my voice, but I would definitely do it in a pinch vs. not getting enough air and having a virus take over my lungs! It also fizzles and converts partly to oxygen in your lungs so I believe it could help deliver oxygen directly into your lung tissues. It is harsher than copper though, as it's a fairly strong acid, and I don't think you would want to use it for extended periods of time because it might start to burn your lungs over time. So I recommend getting copper.

Also, if you have to use it on a baby, child, or someone else very sensitive, I would probably try mixing the copper and saline mixture together in equal parts, as the copper has a tendency to be a little irritating at the beginning of nebulizing and makes me cough a bit until my lungs adjust. For a baby or sensitive person this might be too much, and the saline solution helps to buffer it.

Also, do not use an enclosed mask (especially on a baby or someone who cannot communicate) with the saline solution. Hold it an inch or so away from the face or the salt condensates/crystallizes on the skin around the mouth and is also very irritating.

Some research showing these substances kill or inhibit viruses and/or reduce virus load in a sick person:



Baking soda:

Hydrogen Peroxide (CDC itself says 3% H2O2 kills coronavirus):

Replied by Nik

Hi Can you also please provide a link for the nebuliser you have experience with using. Thank you

San Francisco
10 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Nick, I have used both ultrasonic and compressor nebulizers. Pretty much any nebulizer should work. If you cannot obtain a medical nebulizer in time, you could also use a diffuser, vaporizer, mister, or cool mist humidifier, or anything that creates a fine mist without heating the solution (heating the liquid to create vapor removes most of the minerals). Just put your face/mouth directly in the stream of vapor of whatever device you have. You might have to put a larger amount of solution in a device that is not a medical nebulizer (because most of them won't work with just a teaspoon or two of liquid in them), and just turn it off after you are done nebulizing for 15-20 minutes and turn it again for your next treatment. I have the following two nebulizers, and both work well. For one of them, you have to put enough plain water in the bottom chamber so that it touches the bottom of the medicine cup, and then put the medicine solution in the medicine cup. The other nebulizer you only have to put medicine in the top. I also have an old compressor model that I have had since I was a child for asthma, which also still works. One of my portable ultrasonic ones has died that I got a few years ago, so maybe the larger compressor models have a longer life, but are noisier. I suggest you filter your search on ebay (or wherever you buy it from) to find local sellers in Australia if possible (or wherever you are located), because it will get to you faster that way and they take at least a month, maybe two, to come from China (at least here in the USA). USA stock Here are two compressor models: Here is a non-electric (hand-pump) model:

Replied by Kiwi

Does 3% can be used? or the Hydrogen Peroxide 35% Food Grade?


As many people on this website have said, NEVER EVER use 35% hydrogen peroxide directly. It is extremely corrosive and dangerous at that concentration. Wear gloves, clothes that cover any bear skin or a labcoat and safety glasses to dilute to 3% or even less. I have used 1.5% because I find it less irritating. If the following procedure looks complicated, buy 3% food grade because the last thing you want is a serious accident with 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide. Do this at your own risk:

The dilution method is to use C1V1 = C2V2. Lets say you want 50 mL of a 3 % solution. Then 35 x V1 = 3 x 50. Rearranging tells us V1= 4 mL (4.28 mL if you have an accurate measuring device) mixed with 46 mL of distilled water (or reverse osmosis filtered water that has been boiled and cooled to room temperature).

I use Bill Munro's method and purchased a nasal spray bottle-the colloidal silver bottles in the shops in Australia come in glass.

Coronavirus Testing Accuracy

Posted by Orh (Ten Mile, Tn ) on 07/15/2020

HI U OLE PATOOTS, ORH here, and this COVID 19 test story may not seem like much to you because of your low IQ. Our retired pharmacist friend came over Monday to pick veggies. She a delight, but had never grubbed for new potatoes. Our granddaughter used to love doing that. It was Easter egg time again. You just scratch around the plant until you come on a tender new potatoes that you put with your green beans. Talk about good eating. Anyways, she related that a good friend of hers is an ER nurse in one of the major hospitals in East Tn and they have had few COVID patients since this thing started. She decided to send in a never used sterile DNA sample to be tested. It came back positive for the virus. She related that to her trustworthy peers and they too, sent in sterile samples that came back positive. Good people, we have a game going on. I know what it is, and so do you. Myself, I just thought I was ready for what is coming.

We have canning jars by the hundreds, but decided we needed more 1/2 gallon jars to vacuum seal for things like flour and corn meal instead of taking up the room in the freezer. You will play heck finding them. They are gone. Folks ain't dumb. They know the Bolshevik's are doing exactly what Khruschef said in the '60's. "We will destroy you from within."

They are doing a dang good job. Me, I'm wanting to get this thing on before us old folks are gone. Delay this confrontation and they win, because the folks with balls will be gone and they can shoot.


Replied by Just Curious
Someplace Else

ORH - I'm quoting your post (Coronavirus Testing Accuracy):

They are doing a dang good job. Me, I'm wanting to get this thing on before us old folks are gone. Delay this confrontation and they win, because the folks with balls will be gone and they can shoot.

I'm just curious as to what you and your balls will be shooting, given the chance ...

And what do you think is going to happen that makes you so a'feared.

Here is another of your quotes: may not seem like much to you because of your low IQ - so, please, let us low-IQers know the score.

Much obliged.

Replied by Jasmine
San Jose, Ca

Just Curious, I'm guessing you're new around here.

ORH has been posting for many many years here on EC. This is just his style :) From what I've gathered from his posts, he's a straight shooter, homesteads, works hard, loves natural remedies and health care, loves the Lord, loves his wife (aka Tractor Driver) who he's been happily married to for 50 years I believe (just celebrated an anniversary)... or was it 60? Anyway, he likes to share things that he knows, things that have worked for him, and is quite the story teller. I don't know about others — but his posts always make me smile or chuckle. He's got a dry sense of humor in a way. Now in regards to what he's referring to specifically in the post you quoted... that's a whole other topic, but let's just say that if you believe the narrative that you're being told by the media, then you're not going to get it.

Replied by Anon

👉 you 👈 if you don't respect his rights. Was it really that obscure? Good thing you asked. You from Kentucky?

Replied by ORH
Ten Mile, Tn

Just Curious, ORH here, I fire for effect as all know that have been on EC for awhile. I say what I mean. Folks that don't understand that we in trouble have a low IQ. Do you agree that we are in trouble? If not, then you have a low IQ. That is not debatable. The next point is about balls. That is Testostertone. You either have it or you don't. At 83, I get mine put into my butt every 4 months. I will take you on whenever you say. We are becoming a country of pusseys. The men are feminine. My point is that we need to get this on while men are still men. Soon they will be whatever you are. About shooting......... most folks my age have hunted their entire life and can shoot a redbug out of a needles eye. These masked Antifa folks will have no chance when the hunters get involved. A cake walk. So Curious, have I answered your questions? At 83, I think we need to meet. Keep in mind that I don't play fair. ====ORH====

Replied by Tina

Hi Curious,

I wouldn't pay much attention. I come from a culture where the elderly are respected and allowed their opinions. But I know guns are never the solution. I also come from a country where a frail man practiced non-violence and got freedom from a colonial power. That's the real strength: the mind. A bullet just protects someone's fear not your belief. As for low IQ, anyone can assume you have low IQ for not believing what they follow. What matters is what you think of yourself. I love EC and the splendid people who post messages that provide real value to our health!

Replied by Charity
Faithville, Us

ORH, I think you spell it like it is, and use lots of extra words so you can't be pinned down. Like a part of you wants to be mysterious and entertaining but keep a seat at the table with the gang, while getting a word in edgewise. Different parts of US speak different and use markers that confuse others with no point of referenc . My IQ was always lacking so I don't bring that topic up much. You reference IQ frequently so it is priority for you. Maybe upbringing or culture or geographical. My dad said he was from the other side of the tracks, so I thought we were from the poor, but my sis does genealogy and we were from the stupid (lacking common sense) rich, not sure who squandered the wealth but I never saw it. No judgement but you fear not being manly or standing up but we lean not on our own understanding, power, wisdom, or might, thank God cause mine would get me in lots of messes. What is standing up(manly)but really kneeling down as we humble ourselves he exalts us. How do you win, by laying it all down, seeking him, and letting him tell us what is next and how to do it .Yes put your hands up in full surrender . He's got some balls, let me tell you. We owned a billiards business and that's where you determine where the 8 ball (lucifer) is going to go and when. God has these assignments that can make you sweat just thinking about them and then you have to go do them to please him, while keeping a right heart or it doesn't even count(in heavens account). Blessings, Charity

Replied by Just Curious
Someplace Else

Hey Jasmine - ANON - ORH - Thanks for your replies.

Yep, I know all about ORH and his stories about wemmins, shootin', testosterone, etc. He loves telling a tale or two. I ain't new here - been reading Earth Clinic since its inception.

I can assure you that I don't believe in what the mainstream media is saying. I don't even have a TV. I have been a critical thinker since I was a young 'un (a very serious young 'un). I know how to do research and won't be fed the pap that's out there.

I've also been into alternative news and real health since the 70s. Yes, I'm a senior - and, as they say, this ain't my first rodeo :)

I really don't think insulting the majority of EC readers (low IQ, men are more feminine these days - he actually said pussies -, etc., etc.) is a viable argument / statement.

It's just general name calling (don't need a high IQ to do that) and it makes him look like a "sh*t-disturber" (I think that's one of his self-proclaimed redneck expressions).

Sure, ANON, I respect his rights to say whatever he wants - that includes insulting folks because they don't think the way he does.

I think most EC readers/posters are either people who have a health problem and are looking for answers and people who have solutions and want to share what worked for them. Simple and good.

As for "obscure" - ORH is rather vague about things. Isn't he spreading "doomsday" as much as the mainstream media - just a different type of doomsday? Is he talking just about his neck of the woods, all of America or the entire world?

I do have to admit that I have a problem (yes, it's my problem - not his). I can't reconcile about people claiming to love the Lord but willing to take someone's life. Testosterone has nothing to do with it - although I think at 83, he should lay off the butt injections 'cuz it makes him riled up and tetchy.

It's a bit of a conundrum, isn't it?

I wish him well ... but then I wish everyone well!

I'm an "equal opportunity well wisher" - I guess that makes me a pussy :)

Don't worry - I won't post again.

Replied by Be Good

ORH is not a straight shooter, he's just insulting and attacking people. Saying women never should have gotten the right to vote, saying people have a low IQ because they don't agree with him, accusing another poster of being a gamesmen and not buying his line-- this is a person who thinks way too highly of himself. And just because he's been married for over 50 years means very little. He most likely has been abusing his wife mentally and emotionally for years and she didn't know any better. A lot of people stay in abusive relationships unfortunately. Since he constantly rambles on here, it's probably because he has no friends and people avoid him like the plague. Why? Because he thinks he's the smartest person in the room, he thinks he's always right, and if he talks how he writes, which is atrocious and incoherent, no one is going to want to be around him. It's so easy for him to get on the computer and type because his computer won't talk back to him. He's just another coward who hides behind a keyboard who lacks basic social skills. And how can you excuse his behavior just because he's been posting here for years? There are a handful of others (Art, Mama to Many, Bill, and Ted-- before his stroke) who have also shared their advice and they have done it in a professional and caring manner without ever hurling any insults. I love this site and recommend it to everyone I know because it's a positive and helpful place. Earthclinic Moderators, please preserve the integrity of your site by not allowing posts that insult, attack and belittle others. Thank you.

Replied by Soazburrolady
Southern Az

You conclude your post with a lovely sentiment, "not allowing posts that insult, attack, and belittle others". Perhaps you have missed the irony of the entire body of your contribution.
I happen to enjoy the posts from ORH and take no offense from his writings. The attack on the longevity of his marriage and assumptions regarding his relationship with his wife is particularly off the wall and presumptuous. Did you have anything of import to share regarding a health issue?

Replied by Anon

Challenge accepted 😘

❤Just Curious! ❤:

Your eyesight is just a little cloudy because you have overlooked some health advice.

These two ancient health enthusiasts John and Jeremiah co-wrote some information about how to have *perfect* health.

It's probably the book ORH referred to when making his decisions regarding metal poisoning.

Your eyesight should improve as soon as you read it:

Jeremiah's 31st chapter, verses 31 through 34

1st letter John wrote, chapter 2 verse 27

John's letter called Revelation, the 22nd chapter, verse 11

Jeremiah, chapter 8, verse 8

If it's still not clear, you'll need to consult Strongs Concordance to see that the word translated "vain" in 8:8 ACTUALLY means "deceit", aka "lies".

How's your eyesight, now :)

Costus Root Powder

Posted by Faeqa (Jordan) on 08/11/2020 62 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Costus with honey for covid 19:

This message is translated from Arabic Facebook group:

"I had covid 19 since a week.I had symptoms of the disease from a high fever, a violent cough, and pain in the joints. I have nearly died several times. I continued on the antibiotic nutrients without a result. Until I received a message via WhatsApp recommending me to use the Indian Costus with honey. I used it the first time and the symptoms started to subside, I used it the second time and the symptoms ended completely. Thankfully, the sense of smell and taste has returned and the cough has ended permanently. The fever disappeared."

EC: Costus is the root of the plant Saussurea lappa, a tall perennial plant that grows on high valleys in the Kashmir region. It is commonly used to lower blood sugar.

Here is a sample product on Amazon:

Replied by Ragaa

Do you mean qist al hindi in Arabic? I'm interested in alternative and herbal treatments. Iza bthibbi ismi 3l face Ragaa Shabib. Btshrf bm3rftk.

Replied by Faeqa
62 posts

Thank u, Ragaa Shabib. Yes, it is qist hindi in Arabi.

Dietary Changes

Posted by John K. (EC Facebook) on 02/28/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I cured myself of viral meningitis. I am ex design engineer, not a doctor. I had to troubleshoot myself... consequently I had to learn everything till I found. With luck my restored health.... this in a nutshell was my takeaway: COMPLEX CARBS cabbage and cauliflower zucchini broccoli 80 percent of your meal and more important then diets an fads then complete amino acids like moringa ..lean meat but you absolutely need healthy fat I use coconut oil flax seed chia seed meals .. Cut out all forms of simple sugar: The body is a filter to 3 bad actors: virus, yeasts and bad bacteria you starve them of sugar virus feeds on heavy metals you detox with cilantro spirilina and fruits like bananas... FOOD IS MEDICINE SAFEWAY IS POISON Find foods in these categories: Amino acids antioxidants antiimflamitories omega3 oliec acids trace mineral vitamins...

Most importantly right NOW,carry a bottle of oregano essential oil. It kills viruses if you use it in time... Google foods in all those categories and stop eating for taste...and build your immune now! Probiotics, capryl acid, and colostrum should be top of your list.

Replied by Nancy B.
United States

How do you use the Oregano Essential oil?

John K.
EC Facebook

China says the virus attaches like Hiv-1. Olive leaf extract is most efficient in fighting off HIV retrovirus when it is composed of at least 20 percent oleuropein and taken regularly at a 750-milligram dosage along with a well-balanced diet to help nourish and detoxify the body. While the results of olive leaf extract can vary based on the stages of HIV infection, it has been a proven inhibitor when used correctly. AFTER your done everything else I want to recommend decalcify your pineal gland. This will gain tremendous clear thinking deep sleeping and general welfare. Gotu kola ....

Disinfecting Nebulizer Tips

Posted by Robert V. (California) on 04/26/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I found this info helpful during short supply of many items for cleaning/disinfecting. It comes from the Cleveland Medical Clinic & posted as cleaning methods for nebulizer which is made of plastic material. The disposable is a weaker plastic & can only use the cold process. The cleaning method is a guide only, in case you are short of normal supplies. I think white vinegar is still available. Disposable nebulizers should use one of these cold disinfecting methods: Soak in 70% isopropyl alcohol for 5 minutes. Soak in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Soak in a one-part white vinegar to 3-part water solution for 30 minutes. After any of these cold disinfecting techniques, rinse well and air dry. Non-disposable nebulizers may be disinfected as described above. They may also be disinfected by any of the following heat disinfecting methods: Boil for 5 minutes. Microwave in a bowl of water for 5 minutes. Put in the dishwasher at 158 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Use an electric steam sterilizer (baby bottle sterilizer).

Replied by Rob S.
5 out of 5 stars

I was told by a nurse giving me instructions on using and cleaning mine to use vinegar, it`s all that`s needed.

J. Park

Robert, I have been using nebulizers and ultrasonic humidifiers for many years with Hydrogen Peroxide for common flu/cold and never have to disinfect them. The hydrogen peroxide itself does disinfect the humidifier or nubulizer as well as my lungs. So why do I need this additional step?


3% hydrogen peroxide or the 35% HP with food grade?

Replied by Tom
United Kingdom

J. Park,

Can I ask exactly HOW you use the Hydrogen Peroxide with the Nebulizer? I have some 3% food grade HP that I have bought and I also have a Nebulizer, I'm just a little unsure how much to actually put in the Nebulizer and how long and how often to use it for? Like, how many breaths do I need to take, do I breathe it in then hold it and release or do I breathe quickly etc?


Posted by Vicki (United States) on 02/27/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I successfully have used DMSO to stop “fever blisters/cold sores” many times since my 1st use of it in the early 80s to save teeth (fractured the enamel) in an automobile accident. It must be applied several times BEFORE blisters form, when the area is swelling, tingling and/or itching. This past year, I remembered my mother poking Vicks VapoRub up my nose as a child to open nasal passages. Since DMSO is a byproduct of paper milling (not petroleum industry), & has/is still used for nerve injury in expensive race horses, this past year I decided to try putting it IN my nose (like my mom did the Vicks) when I 1st started sneezing after being exposed to cold/flu virus. After putting the DMSO creme (remains at the bottom of a very old jar) the swelling in my nose & lips went down, the dripping running stopped & I quit sneezing). I have not had the flu or a “cold” since I started doing this at 1st symptoms & I have NOT had a flu vaccination since I retired from public education 8 yrs. ago. Please be assured I am NOT RECOMMENDING this. Just relating my personal experience. I advise EVERYONE to do their own research & make their own decisions as to health care & I do advise seeing a licensed medical person for any symptoms of illness.

Elderberry Extract

Posted by Kenneth Burnett (United Kingdom) on 06/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Elderberry Extract ( Capsules) , the active ingredient in Elderberry stops Viruses in their tracks, it stops it proliferating in your body. I knocked out the "Virus" in 5 days using this and high doses of Vit C, 2 to 4 grams a day, spread out during the day, not all at once. Coconut Oil (3 teaspoons a day or as often as you want if you have a sore throat), and a high dose multi B vitamin complex. I never even had to take any Paracetamol.

Replied by Bo. K
Dom Rep

Thats great to hear. Elderberry is something I wish I experimented with. One thing I want to point out, if you are using elderberry more than 4 days and you are getting worse, I would stop it immediately and switch to lysine. Elderberry is very high in arginine. One Dr who was using it as a prophylaxis started breaking out in cold sores. Theoretically it can be the same for this virus.