Natural Remedies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alternative Treatment and Prevention


Posted by Mary (NY NY) on 03/28/2020
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Below is a link to an article about a biomedical engineer that created a mask coated in salt that he says could neutralize viruses like the coronavirus in 5 minutes. He said because the molecular structure of salt is crystalline, its hard, sharp corners can pierce viruses, rendering them unviable. His team has been testing salt-coated masks in the lab for the past few years, and found that they can inactivate three strains of the influenza virus. Here are the ingredients of Gatorade from Wikipedia: water, sucrose (table sugar), dextrose, citric acid, natural flavor, sodium chloride (table salt), sodium citrate, monopotassium phosphate, and flavoring/coloring ingredients. Some Gatorade flavor variations used to contain brominated vegetable oil as a stabilizer. The main ingredients are the same as table salt - sodium and chloride. For a dozen days Carl Goldman was reduced to a 20- by 30-foot containment room on the Diamond Princess and his only visitors came bearing coronavirus testing kits and bottles of Gatorade while dressed head to toe in hazmat suits. Here's the link: Based on the information above, sodium chloride found in nasal sprays, table salt and Gatorade have the potential to kill coronavirus. Adding anti-fungal agents like garlic, coconut oil or nystatin could help with cases of COVID-19 patients that also have fungal infections. Adding anti-bacterial agents like garlic and coconut oil or antibiotics could help with cases of COVID-19 patients that also have bacterial infections. Coconut oil contains lauric acid which has been demonstrated to cross the blood-brain barrier.

Replied by Jerome A. Jacobsen
Hollywood Hills, CA
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Saw this research too a few months ago in looking for alternatives for healthcare professionals who are running dangerously low on PPE. While we await N95 masks, it is worth it (nothing to lose) to get this inormation to the designers who are rapidly sewing these masks together - or to the wearers themselves who a reusing them as a last resort - so that they may have a fighting chance to kill the virus with the sharp crystal edges afforded by the sodium solutiions. Will draft and send recommendation to the manufacturers and sports teams to encourage the incorporoation or recommendation to incorporate upon arrival by hospitals and medicant al staff. Again, it's worth trying as these valiant angels fight for human lives, and there is some really good supportive science here. Staff can also track effectiveness by infection rates. Please write me if you want to comment or support this effort to inform. [email protected]

Tyler Vincent
Creston BC
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I survived an acute case of covid19, that lasted for about 30 days. At 35 days I still see lingering effects. I had severe acute respiratory distress and my lungs were hit hard by cytokine storms, I am lucky to have survived. I came up with a treatment that saved my life, that is nebulizing coconut oil (MCT oil in particular) directly into the lung. This does not kill corona everywhere in the body but the only place it is known to kill you, in the lung. I also took high dose vitamin C and am now a week into dosing BHT, monolauren, Wobenzym (prevents inflammation which is what kills people, suppresses cytokine auto-immune storms, and speeds up tissue healing / recovery), green tea extract (EGCG), NAC, and Quercetin Bromelain with stinging nettle (stinging nettle is known to inhibit sars viral replication in lungs of mice), and lots of nitric oxide containing foods, NOS reduces viral replication by 82% according to studies done with previous sars strains. There is even a direct to lung NOS gas inhalation clinical trial being undertaken by Chinese hospital. Here is my Vlog, check the other videos on my channel, check comments and description for way more information:

Salt + Calcium Carbonate

Posted by Melanie (Philippines) on 05/01/2020
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Hi! Would you know a safe dose for kids?

Replied by James Wallace

About a gram is not of salt is about the size of a salt packet you get from a fast food restaurant. Before the low sodium craze, as a child, I remember using half the packet on my fries and the other half on my burgers at McDonalds ( so as not to “waste” any of the salt. Wasting was a sin to my parents). So if I could take it back then any kid should be able to. Plus it's a one time thing when you first fill the chills. The problem with children is they may not recognize the chills or communicate that they have the chills soon enough. Before I added the calcium to the protocol I encountered a virus that was too strong for just salt alone and the chills came back. An hour and a half later I repeated the salt and added the calcium, but by that time the virus had taken hold and I got sick with the flu. That was my last flu.

Posted by James Wallace (Seattle, WA) on 04/07/2020
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Downgrading Coronavirus I have not had a cold, flu or fever since 2004. I did this by tasting about a gram of table salt and chewing a 500 mg tablet of calcium carbonate at the first sign of the chills. If you think back to any cold or flu you've ever had the chills were the first symptom. One of the first symptoms of the covid-19 virus is the chills. It is my belief that the chills are caused by the rapid firing of the sodium/potassium pumps of the cells. The virus does this to feed off of the residue energy from the break down of ATP (called Na/K ATPase). When I taste salt and calcium my body interrupts that there is an increase of sodium and calcium. When sodium and calcium are increased the sodium/potassium pumps are inhibited from spinning out of control. This cuts off the virus's fuel and the virus starves. By tasting the salt and chewing the calcium you cut off the virus's fuel. Without this fuel I have found that none of the other symptoms from colds or flus have happened to me. If the salt and calcium works (as it has worked for me for 16 years) a person who uses it would not be sick. but, they would still have the virus. They would still spread the virus, but since they are not sick they would not have to go to any hospital and thus not overload the system. I must caution this salt and calcium thing is a one time thing. You feel the chills, taste the salt, chew the calcium and if the chills are killed, it worked. If the chills are still there (after about 15-20 minutes) it didn't work. But at least it cost you near nothing and you have caused yourself no harm.

Replied by Peter

James, Thank you for the great tip!

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Great post, thank you!

Kauai Sis

James, So you ingest the salt or spit it out (since you said “taste the salt”)? And what about calcium powder from a capsule?

Los Angeles

Hi James, What kind of chewable calcium does one use, and where can we buy it? I take calcium-magnesium capsules, but that must be different. Margeaux


James, Do you mean put a gram salt (at one time ) and let salt melt in your mouth and chew carbonate at the same time?

Suzanne Leake
United States
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This type of remedy is right up my alley. Simple and easy. I ordered the chewable calcium carbonate and I happen to have salt on hand. Thank You


Hi James, You are correct. Of particular importance in salt is Chloride (CL). A certain chemical, hypochlorous acid (HOCL) found in bleach, kills coronaviruses. Cells lining the nose and throat can produce HOCL when they are bathed with chloride. The process was clearly presented in 2018 by Dr. Sandeep Ramalingam and his colleagues, who said, “Antiviral innate immune response in non-myeloid cells is augmented by chloride ions via an increase in intracellular hypochlorous acid levels.” White blood cells also produce HOCL, which plays a critical role in the initial immune response to a variety of infections, including COVID-19. One of the easiest ways to accomplish the exposure to HOCL is to use sodium chloride, better known as salt or saline. The more chloride presented to the cells, the more HOCL they generate. Table salt or sea salt contains chloride which kills coronaviruses. Sea salt would be beneficial for people with high blood pressure. Note: The RDA for sodium for an average adult is 1,300 mg with a tolerable UL Intake per day of 2,300 mg. Sodium chloride or table salt is approximately 40% sodium. 1 teaspoon salt = 2,300 mg sodium. Do not exceed 1 teaspoon salt over the course of a day.

Star Anise

Posted by Randy Hitt (United States) on 05/02/2020 1 posts
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Viral medicine is made from star anise.

Star Anise + Elderberry

Posted by Michele (EC Facebook) on 02/28/2020
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I've got plenty of my Flu Brew, which is a blend of Star-Anise and elderberry. The active ingredient in Tamiflu is shikemic acid, the best source for it is Star-Anise, pair it with the natural source of quercetin and you've got a powerful antiviral.

Replied by CMontgomery
Knoxville, TN
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NAY BE CAREFUL with the Elderberry here! It is pro-inflammatory. Whereas Elderberry is good for upper respiratory infections, it is NOT the way to go here for lower respiratory issues because it increases cytokine production. Cytokines are part of the body's inflammatory response and apparently the main "killers" with this virus from what I have read. Cytokines can burst cells and promote fluid buildup in the lungs in lower respiratory infections, which this virus can apparently be in many people. This was also the case in the Swine Flu and the Bird flu. You don't want to induce a cytokine storm in your lungs. Better, safer options would be anti-inflammatory supplements like Turmeric or Quercetin.

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I don't take elderberry unless it's in the flu brew, too much of anything is bad, I dont care what it is. Thanks though, hopefully others heed your heads up. Stay well

Suggested Videos

Posted by Anon Canada (Canada) on 06/12/2020

Dr. Matthias Rath has a YouTube video on “Ending the current pandemic and preventing future pandemics” that is extremely important to watch. Like he says, we are at the crossroads and, if we don�TMt do something now, our future will be based in fear with ever-increasing erosion of our fundamental liberties because we willingly handed over our fate to the pharmaceutical investment business (very big business that will profit only the privileged few). His message is simple: take vitamins and micronutrients to build up your immune system. Eat real food – grow it if you can (think sprouts – even I can grow sprouts!). Please watch it – be informed – not only for yourself, but for your loved ones and the future generations. Otherwise, it isn�TMt much of a legacy we�TMre leaving for them, is it?

Sweet Wormwood Tea

Posted by June (Cincinnati ) on 05/30/2020
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Please see the treatment from Madagascar, also used in Tanzania. Very easy to google this. They are using Sweet Wormwood Tea with great success. Just buy the supplement, empty a few capsules into boiling water with honey and sip.


Posted by Vicki (United Kingdom) on 04/23/2020

Any thoughts about the use of dihydroquercetin (Taxifolin) anyone?

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by JMartha (FL) on 03/09/2020

Just read about the Chinese provinces where traditional herbal medicine was used initially, and mortality rates were only .1 percent instead of pushing 3 percent in “western medicine only” regions: TLDR: “Hubei did not routinely treat patients with herbal remedies. Guangdong, and coastal Zhejiang, meanwhile, had some of the highest numbers of patients after Hubei. Patients there were given herbal drinks to relieve symptoms even before they were testing positive… Guangdong had reported a mortality of just 0.1 per cent of infected people – compared with Wuhan's rate of 2.6 per cent – and none of the 1,155 confirmed patients in Zhejiang had died… the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai generated a list of about a dozen herbs that could suppress the virus by simulating on computer how they would interact with the viral strain.” Maybe someone knows a way to find out about these treatments?

Posted by Lisa B. (Chester, MD) on 03/05/2020
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Learn about Chinese herbs that are protecting healthcare workers and which herbs to take at every stage of the virus - even to prevent and stop cytokine storm.

Replied by Bill Thompson

I would be the first to admit to having no faith at all in any coronavirus vaccine that has been fast-tracked as a cure by any drugs company. In fact, I would never ever have a vaccine because I already know from personal experience that vaccines don't work and are dangerous. Especially vaccines against virulent viruses. There is already considerable evidence from research which has revealed the serious problems and dangers that are always associated with anti-viral vaccines. Here is some of the that critical research:


Posted by Keoni Walaka (Gainesboro, TN) on 03/31/2020
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I would suggest taking Turmeric, virgin organic coconut oil, and zinc (ie Zicam) as all of these are anti-viral. Turmeric is even recommended as a treatment for Ebola and other very serious, hard-to-treat virsuses.

Replied by Norma
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I have turmeric how do I use it ? I have the raw powder

Posted by Keoni (United States) on 03/21/2020
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Due to this being a virus and success of Turmeric as an anti-viral, particularly the flu, I looked on-line. Looks like this has some validity. I take a teaspoonful of turmeric with some pepper for anti-inflammation periodically anyway. Just thought this might be of interest to others in light of its success against other viruses.

Replied by Nadine
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I read somewhere curcumin should not be used with coronavirus.

Ultraviolet Light Therapy

Posted by riverbow (Alberta, Canada) on 05/03/2020

What they do not want you to know.

Posted by ORH (TEN MILE, TN) on 04/24/2020
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ORH here,,,,,,,,, interesting that ultraviolet light is now being discussed for COVID 19 because me and my Tractor Driver have been been getting UBI's for the last 10 or 11 years. We start in Oct. and do the procedure monthly until March instead of a flu shot. This year we had one this week. This procedure was done up until the 50's when Anti-biotics came out. 50 cc's of blood are removed and passed twice before an ultraviolet light and re-injected in your arm. The procedure has been modified to add hydrogen peroxide after the first pass and the blood turns from vein purple to brilliant red. This procedure causes your stem cells to produce more white bloods cells to fight off toxins. The effect lasts about 3 months. Toxins cannot build an immunity to this trick as they can with anti-biotics. So the smart alecks that put Trump down for mentioning Ultraviolet Light are the ignorant ones. I would venture to say that few MD's are aware of this once standard medical procedure. Too cheap and too effective. We have once again outsmarted ourselves. ====ORH====

Replied by Kaycee
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What is UBI?

Oregon, US

Scroll down a bit on this website to a 2-minute video. It's a verification that UV light is taken seriously by many, including this particular company:

Vinegar and Honey

Posted by Gabriel (California) on 03/12/2020
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How to Prevent the Corona Virus Naturally This post will say how to prevent the corona virus naturally using simple foods that anyone can buy in a supermarket. The book is partially based upon the Canon of Medicine's advice during pestilence by Ibn Sina. First id like to mention I have no medical degree. So what is written below is simply what I think and is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. Most of the things below, even if they don't help, hopefully, can't harm.

Most of these advices I double checked with someone who was traditionally trained in Unani(Ancient Greek/Arabic) Medicine in Pakistan. He stated that they are good advice but only God knows how effective they will be.

You will need the following, God willing: Raw Honey Vinegar Squash(the vegetable). Incense And willpower to follow through with a few steps: Honey mixed with vinegar is a classic remedy used in greek medicine (known as oxymel.) Honey is known to be good for coughs. Eat a teaspoon of honey everyday for prevention. Squash/pumpkin/gourd was the vegetable eaten by Jonah when he was sick after being ejected from the whale. It is said that it is good for fevers and coughs. Ibn Sina states to use incense in one's home during times of pestilence to purify the air and to put vinegar in one's foods. [Canon of Medicine] It is known that vinegar protects from lots of things. Quit smoking cigarettes if you smoke. Quit chewing tobacco, or smoking opiates, or anything like that. The provinces where it broke the most in Iran are said to have the highest opiate intake in the world. Quit drinking alcohol if you drink, especially wine. Relax, stay at home.

Replied by NJ

Why especially wine? Thanks.


What type of Vinegar Gabriel, or anyone? Thank you much, Earthclinic is my go-to for alternatives, Denise

Wet Sock Treatment

Posted by Judy (EC Facebook) on 02/27/2020
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Do wet sock treatment to boost immune system....

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Posted by Brad (Auburn, CA) on 03/31/2020
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Looks like Zinc in vital against Coronavirus. This is from a study about Chloroquine which actually drives Zinc into the cells, killing the virus. The thought is that the people having a hard time with Corona are potentially zinc deficient. Chloroquine enhanced zinc uptake by A2780 cells in a concentration-dependent manner, as assayed using a fluorescent zinc probe. This enhancement was attenuated by TPEN, a high affinity metal-binding compound, indicating the specificity of the zinc uptake. Although that study was focused on cancer cells, we also know that zinc blocks coronavirus RNA polymerase activity, which is what the coronavirus uses to replicate. This paper, published in another PLoS journal, specifically talks about “zinc ionophores” blocking the replication of coronavirus in cell cultures: “Zn(2+) inhibits coronavirus and arterivirus RNA polymerase activity in vitro and zinc ionophores block the replication of these viruses in cell culture.”