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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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