That one needs no translation! It's the gold standard, IMHO (and Shannons, too, if its ok I point that out and I'm not mistaken!) for preventing cytokine storm-keeping the viral titers low!
My focus has changed from one limiting inflammatory response to keeping the virus at low levels. It means aggressively and pro-actively going after the viruses.
I am currently working on a formula for lowering the numbers in the nose and throat through lavage and spray. I invite comment on the herbs chosen.
The idea is to make a tea using,
bromelain (eats the spikes off the viral coat)
one drop of tea tree or eucalyptus oil (viricide)
garlic (viricide) fresh and very gently simmered in tea
nettle, (prevents the manufacture of prostaglandins, also useful for coughs)
lemon balm (viricide and sooths nasal passages)
thyme oil (viricide)
I am also considering adding,
skullcap (scutellaria baicalensis, anti-inflammatory, and antihistamine, aids in treating allergies or allergic rhinitis, particularly when used with stinging nettle)
olive leaf (anti-viral)
polygonum cuspidatum ( called Hu Zhang in Chinese, contains resveratrol a neuraminidase inhibitor, difficult to absorb through the gut this should allow it to be taken up directly into the bloodstream hence, bypassing the first pass through the liver)
yerba santa (one of the best decongestant herbs as it decreases secretions as well as allays inflammation. Also strengthens weak, irritated and leaky membrane capillaries)
I welcome any thoughts. __________________