With the coronavirus on everyone's radar, Elderberry is all the rave right now but I need to warn you! Elderberry will increase your chances of death when used while you have the coronavirus! Elderberry activates the healthy immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production. Now let’s keep in mind that it’s been discovered that the many people that are dying from COVID19 is because of a “Cytokine STORM” … meaning adding more cytokines is even deadlier!
You see, children’s immune systems are still developing, this is why they are shielded from this type of dangerous immune response – called a cytokine storm – when they get the coronavirus or similar diseases. During the SARS outbreak, two studies found children produced relatively low levels of inflammation-driving cytokines, which may have been what protected their lungs from serious damage.
So, the results are in and apparently show that lowering cytokines (TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6) is what matters! This is what can target the coronavirus. This means any herb that stimulates cytokine IL-10 like elderberry is harmful!
"Elderberry Extract and its formulations activate the healthy immune system by increasing inflammatory cytokine production"
"Elderberry also enhances cytokine response, which may not be so good when one of the complications of pandemic influenza is cytokine storm.”
In most moribund [dying] patients, 2019-nCoV infection is also associated with a cytokine storm…”
☠ WARNING ☠
So, since it’s cytokine IL-10 that you do not want to raise, we should avoid buying these supplements (save your money) as they have been show to cause an increase in the production of cytokine IL-10.
Black Cumin Seed Oil
Here are the supplements that I can recommend:
Nettle Root (not the leaf) : the lectins in the root are found to bind to n-acetylglucosamine residues present at the glycoproteins preventing virus attachment to cells. If you contract the virus take 3 300 mg capsules 3x a day (so 9 total)
Kids should not take this as it will affect their hormones and they don't need to take it anyway because they aren't in danger of the virus.
Anyone over 45 that's exercising or anyone over 65 that's in danger of contracting the virus should take this as soon as they start to exhibit symptoms. It needs to be taken early on when you contract the virus.
Turmeric root works by limiting the production of molecules called cytokines, which cause inflammation.
Olive Leaf: the positive effect of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) on modulating postprandial plasma lipopolysaccharide, proinflammatory cytokines, TXB2 and LTB4. I recommend taking olive leaf in conjunction with EVOO because the active ingredient is found in higher concentrations in the leaf, making it more medicinal than just consuming olive oil.
So, to sum it all up, Turmeric root, Devil's claw, Olive Leaf, Green chiretta (aka Andrographis paniculata) and ginger are the best herbal supplements to take for right now.