Improved ME from 2 to 6
- Eastern NC USA
I found this summary from herbalist Stephen Buehner which lists herbs he feels are effective against coronavirus-19. I have used shitake mushrooms, cinnamon and licorice myself during infection and subjectively felt benefit.
The SARS-group of viruses attach to ACE-2 wherever it occurs on the surface of cells (including the cilia in the lungs). [Herbs that protect ACE-2 are 8 Glycyrrhiza spp (licorice), Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese skullcap root), Sambucus spp (elder), luteolin, Aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut), Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed root), Rheum officinale, and plants high in procyanidins and lectins (e.g. cinnamon)].