In the early days of the spreading of the Coronavirus, there was very little understanding of what was happening, or what we could to help stop it spreading. At that moment, it was powerful to remember that we have natural ways to help our body’s immune system respond to such threats.
Below are ways that we can
1 :: Warm Drinks
Drinking a lot of warm drinks such as coffee, soup and teas, for example, will help to move any virus germs from the mouth down into the stomach where your gastric juices can neutralise it. It is also suggested that drinking warm water every 20 minutes would help with this. Avoid cold drinks.
2 :: Gargle
Gargling antiseptic fluids in warm water once a day will help keep the mouth and throat virus-free. Add some vinegar (preferably Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother in it), lemon juice, or natural sea or pink Himalayan salt to warm water and gargle for at least 20 seconds.
3 :: Clean your clothes
The virus is thought to attach to hair and clothing but can be killed by any detergent, soap or direct sunlight. It is advisable to bathe or shower on entry to your home, before sitting down anywhere and to wash clothes or hang them in direct sunlight, daily. Adding a few drops of tea tree essential oil to your washing machine’s final rinse (in the fabric softener compartment) will also help as it has anti-viral properties.
4 :: Take Care with Metal Surfaces
Washing all metal surfaces carefully with soapy water, detergent or tea tree spray helps to prevent the spread as the virus remains viable on metal surfaces for up to 9 days. This means wiping down door handles and taps as well as any other metal surfaces you may commonly use in your home.
5 :: Lungs
6 :: Personal Hygiene
Wash your hands for 20 seconds every 20 minutes with any foaming soap.
7 :: Vitamins
Elevate your levels of zinc as well as vitamin C by eating a lot more fruit and vegetables.
8 :: Avoid Other Bugs
Do you very best to avoid getting the flu, or a cold, or any other bugs that compromise the respiratory system.
9 :: Act Quickly If…
If any soreness appears in the throat attack it immediately with all the above methods. The virus enters via the throat and remains there for three to four days before progressing to the lungs.
I’ll also share here a recipe by a colleague for a natural throat syrup.