The best offense is a good defense!
One of the hottest topics in the world today is the emergence of a deadly strain of the coronavirus which first appeared in Wuhan, the capital city of China’s Hubei province. This new viral strain referred to as 2019-nCoV is the deadliest form of coronavirus and has claimed over 700 lives and infected over 34,000 people in China alone.
Conspiracy theorists and internet trolls have contributed to the fear surrounding 2019-nCoV and have passed plenty of misinformation concerning the virus, exaggerating its spread and casting doubts over its origin. With all this misinformation going around, you are likely to feel safer if you know how to protect yourself and prevent this viral infection.
Consider the following best practices for the prevention of coronavirus
- Regularly wash your hands with antiseptic soap and water after using the bathroom, sneezing, coughing or before eating. If your hands aren’t visibly dirty, you can use an alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Don’t cough into your palm, instead use a tissue and dispose of it after use.
- Maintain a distance of about 3 feet from people to avoid breathing in the virus if they are infected and cough.
- Ensure you clean contact surfaces regularly within the day
- Don’t touch your eyes, mouth, nose or ears.
It’s important to note that there is no cure for the 2019-nCoV so the best we can do for now is to prevent the infection by trying not to be exposed to the virus.
Strengthening the Immune System
A weak immune system increases the risk of you contracting the virus if you get exposed to it. Here are some ways you can strengthen your immunity
Studies suggest that monolaurin dissolves lipids in the protective membrane that surrounds many viruses and bacteria, which makes it easier for the immune system to destroy the microorganisms responsible for the infection. However, the clinical efficacy of monolaurin against the 2019-nCoV is yet to be proven.
Formulated by renown herbalists, Naturaura's 4 Season's Wellness Tea contains antiviral and immunity building herbs Forsythia (Lian Qiao) & Chinese Skullcap (Huang Qin). Research on these herbs has shown a broad-spectrum antimicrobial effect and significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. This is our top staff pick, and we all keep it in our pantry in preparation for what life throws at us all 4 seasons of the year.
Wellmune is another natural remedy that has been effective in the prevention of colds and cases of flu. This natural ingredient is proven as a practical way to enhance immunity. Patients who regularly consume Wellmune experience a higher level of physical and emotional well-being resulting in an improved quality of life.
Astragalus is a traditional Chinese dietary supplement that can be applied to a variety of health conditions. Its most popular applications are for the treatment of upper respiratory tract infections, common cold, and diabetes. It can also be used to relieve mental and physical stress which can otherwise reduce immune response. In treating acute respiratory viral infections, Astragalus helps to reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms.
Serratiopeptidase or Serrapeptase is a digestive enzyme that in recent experiments, has exhibited antiviral properties due to its ability to digest proteins from the outer layer of viruses. Its effect on coronavirus is yet to be clinically evaluated, but it’s still a useful addition to your list of natural remedies.
While the above immune-strengthening natural medicines have no proven clinical efficacy against 2019-nCoV, they help to make the body better equipped to defend itself.