The world today is at a standstill, imprisoned by a mysterious virus, COVID-19, of unknown origin. There is only speculation as to where it came from.
Countries are scrambling to create a vaccine that can take several years to make. Usually, vaccines take much longer to make than one or two years. It’s more like 5 to 10 years.
AND VACCINES ARE NEVER 100% FOOL-PROOF. In other words, you are not guaranteed 100% protection from COVID 19 with a vaccine.
In the meantime, people must find natural ways to protect themselves and prevent COVID 19. It is a matter of survival. We are made to survive, not to sit there and wait for something that will either come too late or never come at all.
What Methods Are Scientist Working On To Prevent COVID 19
There is a particular method that may be mimicked with the use of a natural substance. The method is called “ACE2 Inhibition.”
ACE2 stands for Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2.
Here how this works in plain language. All coronaviruses, including COVID-19, have spikes on their out layers. This is why it is called “Corona.” In Latin, the word corona means crown. Yes, just like the spikes of a Queen’s crown.
There are many coronaviruses. COVID-19 just happens to be the newest form known. And all coronaviruses are considered RNA viruses. COVID 19 is also known as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). It is a SARS-CoV virus.
Now, the cells in your lungs. have ACE2 Receptors outside their outer layers.
These ACE2 Receptors are, basically, the Coronaviruses doorway into your cells. To enter a locked door, you need a key. These viruses are sneaky lockpickers. They use their spikes to open the ACE2 Receptor doors to enter your cells, and take over and wreak havoc. Please look at the short video below for a clear explanation:
A technique scientists are working on is to inhibit (restrain) the Coronaviruses’ spikes from opening ACE2 doorways.
If the virus is unable to enter your cells, it will linger and float around, weakening in the process, enabling your immune system to come and destroy it.
ALL CORONA VIRUSES AND NOT JUST COVID 19, INVADE AND TAKE OVER YOUR CELLS IN THIS MANNER.
Now that we are familiar with this technique that scientists are working on, do natural substances exist that may prevent COVID 19 by being the gatekeeper and protector of the ACE2 doorways?
The answer is YES! Such substances do exist. Please do note that nothing is ever fool-proof. However, the following natural substance, licorice root, has many essential health benefits but has some side effects—Speak to your doctor before deciding to take it. You can find the benefits and side effects here.
A Potential Substance That May Prevent COVID 19 (With Scientific Evidence)
The Chinese Herb licorice root contains a particular component that has been proven to have the ability to treat SARS-CoV.
It was discovered that during the first SARS outbreak in 2002, a particular group of people did not get infected even though they were exposed to the virus.
After further investigation, it was discovered that this particular group of people drank licorice root as part of a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concoction.
After further research, it was discovered that a specific component is what caused the protection against the powerful SARS virus of 2002. The name of the component is “glycyrrhizin.”
There have been studies conducted on glycyrrhizin, and the results of one particular study showed that it inhibits the replication of the SARS virus.
As for COVID-19, studies done on humans that were infected with this virus were given particular TMC concoctions (The study was peer-reviewed here) that helped them recover faster. Interestingly, all of the concoctions had one common denominator: LICORICE ROOT
It has also been acknowledged by Pub-Med (An arm of the National Institute of Health “NIH”), a renowned and reliable source, that TMC “could be an alternative approach for prevention of COVID-19 in high-risk population.”
Other studies showed that is can be the gatekeeper of ACE2 Receptors, as described earlier. It can block the coronavirus from absorbing into a human cell.
Although COVID 19 is not identical to the first SARS virus of 2002, they do still have similar ways of attacking and penetrating a human cell – via the ACE2 Receptors.
Licorice root is a herb, a natural plant that is consumed by many people throughout the world. It will not hurt you if used properly. Please follow the instructions that come with it when you purchase it. The harm always comes when you overdose on substances. More is not always better.
If you are not sure about how to take it, speak with your doctor before deciding to use it. You can also discuss if it will affect any underlying medical conditions you may have.
Keep Immune System Strong
While using licorice root, it would be a good idea to eat foods that are known to strengthen the immune system. Boosting immunity while using licorice root is a double bang against the virus. The glycyrrhizin in the licorice root can block the virus from penetrating your cells while a boosted immune system can search and destroy the virus.
I suggest foods that are high on the ORAC-Scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)
This scale measures the foods with the best antioxidant strength. Antioxidants search and destroy free radicals that cause harm to your body.
The top-rated food on the ORAC scale is Matcha Tea. This tea boosts your immune system like no other food.
There is one other substance that I highly recommend to help boost your immunity. It is called “Schisandra.” It is a Chinese Medicinal herb.
The fantastic thing about Schisandra is that it does much more than just boost immunity. It also has been proven to kill the SARS virus.
Someone patented Schisandra and the way it fights SARS. This is an excerpt in the patent:
“Schisandra Chinensis is studied, we find that Fructus Schisandrae Chinensis has the effect that suppresses sars coronavirus main protease activity…”
Protease is an enzyme that helps SARS coronaviruses to replicate. In other words, Schisandra can stop protease from reproducing or multiplying.
It must be kept in mind that coronaviruses have similar ways of replicating, and this is why Schisandra has been patented to fight them.
During this stressful time, it is of utmost importance to remain calm and thoughtful. We must change our lifestyles to lower stress, eat right, and be vigilant of our surroundings.