I'm wondering if licorice may be able to partially reduce the viral triggers of some mitochondrial fragmentation. I seem to be noticing increased energy when I dose it around 3/4 cup at 3x/day religiously. If you want to make a week's worth of licorice tea fill a fine meshed tea ball with one teaspoon of licorice powder and steep in 0.75 L of boiling hot water for 5 minutes, remove the ball and give four squirts of lemon juice to stabilize. Cool and transfer to a bottle. Make sure you supplement potassium as it is depleting. I recommend V8, light salt and bananas as good sources.