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Permies have been talking about the outbreak of Cornonavirus since late January. Lots of good information has been posted all over the forums. This wiki is an attempt to bring all of the posts regarding medicinal herbs together in an easy to reference Wiki. If you have a link to a post you think fits, post below and I will try to get it integrated. The format will evolve over time, so if you have organizational suggestions, please post them below.

Some cautions to keep in mind. The SARS-COV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 is called "novel" for a reason. Its new and we don't know much about it. So take all of this information in with that in mind. Please note that this wiki is focused on medicinal herbs. I will be pruning discussions in this thread that are not focused on that topic.

General Information
lesley verbrugge has an information packed post about Stephen Harrod Buhner and his two books Herbal Antivirals and Herbal Antibiotics. Sue Reeves also posts some additional info from Bruhner about which herbs he reccommends as well as where to get them.

Sharol Tilgner, who is an Nanaturopathic Doctor, has some useful cautions about herbal immunomodulator vs anti-viral herbs. Dr Tigler has been a featured author on Permies before with her book Herbal ABC's: The Foundation of Herbal Medicine.

Carla Burke has a post that describes how she integrates various herbal remedies into her daily routine for sickness prevention and treatment.


Fire Cider
Trace Oswald is trying to make her own homemade batch of Fire Cider. Fire Cider is a tonic made from apple cider vinegar, honey, a tons of pungant culinary herbs. There is even a natural medicine PEP BB for Fire Cider making.


Kudzu
r ranson brings up that Kudzu has been used in many asian medical traditions as booster of circulatory and immune systems. This might be good news for the southern US which has so much of it that people are asking for Permacutlure ways to manage Kudzu.

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Some protease inhibitors Webpage may help slow SARS-CoV2 spread, since the virus depends on a serine protease present on susceptible cell walls to prepare to enter each cell. TMPRSS2 is a name for this serine protease.
One such inhibitor suggested, bromhexine, comes from Justicia adhatoda, also known as Webpage Adhatoda vesica . This plant is related to Justicia americanaWebpage, which itself is hardy to zone 4, unlike much of the rest of the genus. It ranges into Missouri nativelyWebpage.

I have no idea whether American water-willow helps prevent COVID-19, though.

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The things that I’ve heard of being useful are 1. Anything with loads of sulfur, such as garlic and wild mustard, and 2. thyme. All of these things were useful for us personally, and wild mustard has helped me get my sense of smell back after the disease as well.
 
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I suggest you also read
http://meulengrachtforum.altervista.org/forum/index.php/topic,1289.0.html
 
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I chew on organic cloves at work if I'm going to be near people.  One of my co-workers used to be a monk, and he said that this is what they used to keep viruses at bay.  It can't hurt, and I'm rarely sick. I also use Thieves Oil like many women would use perfume.  Smells great!
 
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There is some information that Sweet Annie (Artemisia annua), should be pretty useful in softening corona symptons and improving the outcome. Even more so when combined with coffee. See: https://www.dw.com/en/germany-scientists-test-artemisia-plant-against-coronavirus/a-53944514 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq5CX-kbVQc
There is also a clinical trial ongoing: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04530617

And not a herbal remedy, but in my opinion still fitting in the self treatment space: Wim Hof is suggesting that following his method (breath-work meditation plus cold water exposure) will help improve the immune system response when infected with covid, as he has shown previously in the E. coli study, and he would also want to show it with corona if someone is willing to make a study out of it. There is of course not very much scientific evidence on it but I am personally following the Wim Hof Method loosely (taking cold showers and meditating very infrequently, mostly when I am not feeling so well), and I am in full support of what he is teaching. Also just saw, there is an article in the times about this: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cold-comfort-can-the-wim-hof-method-combat-covid-he-thinks-so-5mmh8ks56 I can not read the whole article myself and I assume most will not be able to, but just for a quick reference.
 
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Another overall resource: https://www.americanherbalistsguild.com/covid-19-resources and more specifically: https://www.eclecticschoolofherbalmedicine.com/covid-19/ - the first few paragraphs here are just standard text but then it comes with specific herbal suggestions.
 
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Again not herbal, but still natural/"food as medicine", a report on the potential benefits of vitamin D for helping with covid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha2mLz-Xdpg

Here a better video about how the wim hof method may help with covid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSS3dWLNyA

On the herbal side I have also seen another article looking at how some traditional herbs may or may not help with covid: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2020/2560645/
 
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Some interesting informations on medicinal mushrooms for covid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_2XEv_Xw-g and not covid specific but more supporting background on how they can be used as medically: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXHDoROh2hA

And here one on diet (as well as exercise and metabolic health) seems to relate to covid outcomes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r__rOU2G_P8 and another one with interesting information, though I do not necessarily agree a 100% with all of the recommendations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihpHtLLo-ms & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihpHtLLo-ms
 
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Licorice against COVID? suggestive preprint, not yet peer-reviewed: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.18.423104v1
 
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Another interesting one, even though a bit older. Seaweed extract showing better antiviral activity than remsividir (one medication currently used to help with covid) : https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/07/200724104228.htm
 
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Edited copy of earlier post:

Brian Cady wrote:
Some protease inhibitors Webpage may help slow SARS-CoV2 spread, since the virus depends on a human host serine protease present on susceptible cell walls to prepare to enter each cell. TMPRSS2 is a name for this serine protease.
One such inhibitor suggested, bromhexine, comes is derived from a compound  from Justicia adhatoda, also known as Webpage Adhatoda vesica . This plant is related to Justicia americanaWebpage, which itself is hardy to zone 4, unlike much of the rest of the genus. It ranges into Missouri nativelyWebpage.

I have no idea whether American water-willow helps prevent COVID-19, though.

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