Homeopathy is rubbish. Completely made up. Nonsense. Woo woo.
Herbal medicine however – despite also being widely practiced by hippies – can be different. In many cases, modern medicine looked at what herbalists did way back when, found out what chemicals were in there, isolated and refined them and made… well… modern medicine.
Thus, I never write off a herbal remedy at first sight, like I – entirely justifiably – would with homeopathy.
I’ll always give it a second look.
But then, aromatic spices for Coronavirus…? Really?
Ye, apparently cloves are the way forward in treating this infection.
Who knew? Not me.
There are a lot of new research papers out there as the scientific community scrambles to learn more about SARS-CoV-2, but I’ve yet to score a hit on PubMed by adding “cloves” to my search terms. Maybe it’s coming.
And not just any cloves, but “surgical cloves”. These are obviously cloves which have been raised in aseptic conditions with the sole aim of being used in operating theatres and other medical situations. Just grabbing cloves from your spice rack is wildly foolhardy – who knows what risks you may be taking in not using surgical cloves for treating your sniffles.
This is the deady coronavirus we’re dealing with here, not bloody Glühwein.
At present, I have no evidence that surgical cloves offer any sort of protection against this new respiratory virus, but my research has indicated that pharmaceutical cinnamon sticks were once used (with limited success) in the treatment of malaria, and that medical-grade star anais has absolutely no effect on Ebola.
It’s time to ask yourself: Is your local council doing all it can to protect you against Covid-19? Free masks and spices seem to be the way forward, but Jacqueline is right – there’s no point simply stockpiling these things in the local mask and spice depot: they need to be supplied to the community and people to protect our selfs.
From this Virus 😉