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.
Some protease inhibitors Webpagemay 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 WebpageAdhatoda 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.
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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Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. – Martin H. Fischer
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