There has been much controversy surrounding the cure and vaccine of the new Coronovirus Covid19. Although there hasn’t been a vaccine created yet, but a question that everyone needs to the know the answer for, is there a cure for Coronavirus ?
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), is a medication used to prevent and treat malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is also being studied as an experimental treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
As of Feb. 23, seven clinical trials had been registered in the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry to test whether COVID-19 infections could be treated with hydroxychloroquine. In addition, the University of Minnesota is studying whether taking hydroxychloroquine can protect people living with infected COVID-19 patients from catching the virus themselves.
In one heavily referenced study, conducted in France, a small number of patients with COVID-19 received either hydroxychloroquine alone or hydroxychloroquine in combination with an antibiotic called azithromycin. The authors reported that detectable concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 fell significantly faster in the study participants than coronavirus patients at other French hospitals who did not receive either drug. In six patients also given azithromycin, this promising effect appeared to be amplified.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved Hydroxychloroquine for emergency use and distribution. “It is reasonable to believe that chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate may be effective in treating covid-19,” the FDA’s chief scientist, Denise Hinton, wrote in a letter granting emergency approval.
Health experts warn however the drugs’ well-known side effects could become commonplace with wide use. In particular, they say, patients with existing heart problems or taking certain drugs, such as anti-depressants that affect heart rhythm, are at risk of a fatal episode. Experts recommend screening before the drugs are prescribed to prevent drug-related deaths.
After months of suffering from the global spread of the coronavirus and a mounting global death toll, a glimmer of hope arrives. Researchers announced that dexamethasone, a cheap, widely available corticosteroid, significantly reduced deaths of severely sick COVID-19 patients in a major clinical trial. Although full trial data have not yet been released, several outside commentators hailed the result as a “breakthrough.” (Trusted Source)
“These are really surprising, but really very convincing results,” says Martin Landray of the University of Oxford, one of the principle investigators of the Recovery trial in the United Kingdom that evaluated the steroid
Are there any Natural Alternatives for Preventing or Curing Corona ?
Arsenicum Albium 30c
The Indian government’s Ministry of AYUSH, which promotes alternative medicine systems in the country, released a health advisory on January 29 that advocates the use of homeopathy and traditional remedies, such as Indian systems of medicine, to ward off infections of the newly circulating 2019-nCoV coronavirus. This includes the use of a homeopathic preparation called Arsenicum album 30C and two drops of sesame oil in each nostril each morning for prevention, and Unani medicines (treatments based on the teachings of Hippocrates and Galen). You can easily get hold of Arsen Alb. 30C online.
Nigella Sativa (NS) is a popularly used medicinal plant throughout the world in various traditional systems of medicine like Unani, Tibb, Ayurveda and Sidha. Native to South and West Asia, NS is also known as Black Cumin, Nigella, Kalojeere, and Kalonji.
The medicinal properties of NS also known as Al-Habba Al-Sauda and Al-Habba Al-Barakah in Arabic were mentioned by Avicenna (Ibn Sina) in his book “Canon of Medicine”.
The antioxidant, anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties of black seed oil come from three powerful natural phytochemicals present in it; Thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and Thymol. TQ can reduce inflammation and swelling while Thymol is a disinfectant and anti-microbial. Another compound called nigellone is an antihistamine agent that gives the oil its anti-allergenic properties.
Immune modulation is the regulatory adjustment of the immune system. Nobody knows how long will the COVID-19 situation last. Reports have suggested that one of the three methods that can prevent the infection is immune modulation; vaccine and improvement in human behaviour, personal hygiene being the others.
Thymoquinone (TQ) is an abundant component of Nigella Sativa seed oil extract. TQ is known to inhibit TNF-α-induced inflammation. TQ is known for its lymphoprotective activity and immune modulation. Another major concern for doctors has been the effect on kidney and testes.
TQ is not only a pulmonary protective but also a nephroprotective in diseases caused by inflammation and oxidative stress, additionally it’s also known for its testicular protective function.
The component TQ in the seed oil of Nigella Sativa is known for its intense immune-modulatory benefits. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-modulatory actions of Nigella Sativa have resulted in preventive and bronchodilatory effects on obstructive respiratory diseases.
A study published in the Journal of Molecular Biology Reports in 2014 concluded that treatment of cells with NS extracts prior to infection with CoV decreased replication of the virus.
This is the time that doctors and scientists take note of this natural wonder and other key vitamins that support a healthy immune system function and try to decelerate the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can find various forms and brands of Nigella Sativa online.
As Homeopathy and Natural remedies and the right Vitamins are aimed at strenghtening your bodies immune system function to fight off diseases, should we not take advantage of this knowledge to protect ourselves and our families ?