Worldwide, there is currently a palpable concern with the coronavirus outbreak.
This virus can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever with a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath. The outbreak is associated with Hubei Province, including Wuhan City, China but cases of this coronavirus have now been reported in some other Chinese provinces and several other countries.
There is a lot of fear about this outbreak, and a lot of misinformation being shared that is feeding anxiety.
Here is what we scientifically know about the Corona Virus (via Vic Health) :
Australian health authorities have declared the people at highest risk of developing novel coronavirus are:
It’s important to note that at this point in time, no human-human transmission has occurred in Australia, although such cases are expected, and have occurred in China.
People with compromised immune systems, the very old and young and those with diagnosed heart and lung conditions are most at risk of developing complications if they contract an infection like this.
Healthcare workers are potentially at risk of infection if they are in close contact with a case of novel coronavirus infection. As a precaution, advice has been provided to healthcare workers on simple steps to reduce the risk of transmission.
Currently, there is no specific allopathic treatment for disease caused by novel coronavirus. While this may cause stress and anxiety in many individuals, there are many things we can do holistically to prevent infection and treat the symptoms.
What we can do is work with our mind and body through natural remedies to greatly strengthen our immune system.
We have a doctor within us, and that is the immune system. If our immune system if strong, then we can fight and prevent any infection.
Here are some top Ayurvedic recommendations:
Stress shuts down the function and power of our immune system. Meditation is the best tool to manage stress and therefore creates a positive mental environment for the immune system to thrive.
Meditation has been shown to stimulate immune system brain-function regions and boost the T Cells and Antibodies (our immune soldiers).
Twice daily meditation is your best support for optional immune function.
Pomegranate Peel home remedy:
Pomegranate peel is for controlling any viral infection and to strengthen immunity for prevention. Being an antipyretic, it is used to reduce fevers and build strength in those with infections.
This remedy is recommended by my Ayurvedic Teacher, Dr Smita Naram, to protect the body and strengthen immunity to prevent infection. She recommended this with the SARS outbreak and has highly recommended it now for management and prevention of Corona Virus.
If anyone is travelling in affected areas or has encountered someone with the virus, this is a powerful medicine to boil up and sip throughout the day.
Use the peel from pomegranate fruit.
Herbal Tea for cough, cold and flu
If you experience weakened immune function or are susceptible to coughs, cold and flu, then drink this brew throughout the day:
Follow these tips to manage symptoms, infection and inflammation. Great for strengthening immunity.
Please speak to a qualified health practitioner for specific recommendations based on your induvial presentation.
General herbal and nutrient support for infections and immunity are:
Please note, this is a rapidly changing situation. Please go to: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus for updates.