Other Options/Alternatives for Covid-19-Scientists

According to the scientists in Nigeria, they’ve found out so ,many home remedies for Covid-19 which has actually helkped in some victims who tested postive on Covid. Also, Experts agree that most viral illnesses do not need special medication, the immune system fights off viral diseases, hence the need to build immunity If people are rejecting the vaccine due to one reason or the other, they should be provided with alternatives. Farombi said that good nutrition and regular consumption of certain food substances and plant-based agents are capable of helping people maintain good health and robust immunity to challenge any invading virus.



He said: “Despite the fact that the vaccines are effective and working well, I believe there are other options that can be adopted by people to boost their immunity and help them cope with the disease. We have indigenous food substances and natural products available to people that have been shown experimentally to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “They also serve as immunomodulators. They can be taken regularly as prophylaxis or as preventive measures against COVID-19 and other viral illnesses. These agents have been part of our diet and practices since ages to manage, prevent and fight various diseases. These naturally occurring agents are still useful and valuable in the fight against COVID-19.


Bitter Kola: This has been well investigated and active compounds characterised from it to show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial activities. It has been proved to act as anti-influenza (flu) agent experimentally.


Zinc: This is a mineral and very useful in the body to prevent viral replication and acts as immune booster. Happily, some of the agents discussed naturally contain zinc apart from the fact that it can be obtained as over-the-counter supplement.


Onions: This is another food agent available to people. Onions contain Quercetin which is a zinc ionophore. This compound in onions allows zinc to penetrate the cell walls to interfere with the replication of the coronavirus thus reducing the damage it can cause to the body system.


Ginger: This is well investigated to be a very potent anti-inflammatory agent on account of active principles like 6-Gingerol and Shogaol. Again, ginger contains a lot of zinc. Regular intake of ginger will be useful as anti-inflammatory agent and also help to boost immunity.



Turmeric: This is common and the main active agent in it is called Curcumin with well-proven anti-inflammatory property in several models.

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Black pepper: This is commonly available and studies have shown that it contains an agent called piperine which increases the absorption of turmeric and curcumin by as much as 2,000 per cent, according to research.


Garlic: Garlic has been around for ages and known to have very strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also serves as blood thinner or anticoagulant.


Citrus fruits: They contain copious amount of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is also known as antiviral vitamin. Vitamin C is very useful in managing COVID-19. Citrus fruits like lime, lemon and oranges will prove useful.


Bitter leaf: The anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic (fever-lowering), anti-nociceptic (pain-reducing); antibacterial and immune-boosting capacity of bitter leaf have been extensively investigated with proven efficacy in several models. Above all, we must also continue to keep to non-pharmaceutical procedures of hand-washing, wearing of face masks, keeping social distance and avoiding crowded places as much as possible to stay safe to overcome this dreaded disease.


These are common home remedies that has saved a lot of lives, and it can save yours too, only if you can apply more use of these common remedies at home all by yourself without being lazy.



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