General Approach to Treatment:
Overall, in my opinion, the most effective herbal approach to SARS-CoV-2 would address three
different situations: 1) reducing chance of infection; 2) treatment of active infections; 3) treating
post-coronavirus syndrome. Here are my suggestions:
Reducing Chance of Infection
Besides all the endlessly cited (and now tiresome) admonitions about hand washing, masks, and
self-isolation (and repeated ad nauseum by too many medical practitioners of various sorts),
actively supporting a strong immune system is the best place to begin. Secondly, I think the daily
intake of a systemic anti-inflammatory, an anti-coagulant, and L-malic acid will help the system
be prepared if an active infection does occur. Thus:
Pre-infection Immune Formulation: Eleutherococcus senticosus (2 parts), Astragalus
(2 parts), Cordyceps (1 part), Rhodiola (1 part), Glycyrrhiza (1 part). Dosage: 1 tsp 3x daily.
Systemic anti-inflammatory: The best I know of is a formulation of Mangifera indica
standardized to 60% mangiferin. Its anti-inflammatory actions are very specific for the kinds of
42 inflammation seen in damaged lungs and other organs. There are a great many very good studies
on mangiferin and its actions in various organs for the treatment of systemic inflammation (see
google scholar). The only good source in the United States is Green Dragon Botanicals in
Vermont. Dosage: 1-3 capsules 3x daily.
Lumbrokinase: 1 capsule am and 1 capsule pm.
L-malic acid: 600 mg daily.