As our beautiful Sun’s golden rays dwindle and our days are shortened, we usher in a crisp, cool breeze and with that breeze, cold and flu pathogens. Did you know that your immune system is well equipped to defend against and even prevent cold and flu symptoms? Yes! According to an NIH Clinical Trial the human immune system is designed to protect individiuals from external sources of infection and internal cell mutation. The clinical trial was conducted by All Natural Medicine Clinic, LLC. The study is still under way until the end of December, but the results thus far are absolutely incredible!
The clinical trial named;
Medical Herbs Inhibit Inflammation Directing T Cells to Kill the COVID-19 Virus can be read in full here
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 1, 2021|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||December 2022|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||March 2023|
The human immune system –
The human immune system, when functioning properly, can prevent the body from succumbing to infections from external sources and from internal cell mutations, including the COVID-19 virus and cancer cells. That is, the defense system comes from nature. This clinical study proves that the immune system can respond to those antigens and kill them if the immune system is given a chance. However, the human immune system can become compromised through inflammation and subsequently unable to successfully prevent infection and cancer.
Illness strikes –
When COVID-19, or the FLU (both cause cytokine storms) invade the host, it causes an immune-storm (cytokine-storm) that can directly damage the organ(s), leading to death. The virus is an antigen – a trigger – but it is not the actual reason that causes organ failure and death; instead, it is the body’s over immune reaction that is the cause. In attempting to protect the body, the immune system overreacts to the antigen, which includes the infected cells, which causes a cytokine-storm, and the subsequent and rapid shut down of the infected individual’s organ(s)’ structure, leaving the body without sufficient strength or time to fight back.
How do herbs help?
When the medical herbs join the body, it can slow down the immune reaction. Medical herbs benefit the physical body; they protect the cells and organism structure and mediate the immune response, allowing the T cells to kill the virus (mutated or not) internally. Such success has been achieved by the All Natural Medicine Clinic during pre-clinical trials.
What herbs slow or inhibit the storm?
Curcumin; commonly known as the turmeric spice. It is a natural antioxidant, possesses anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and hepatoprotective activity, and also inhibits tumor cell proliferation. Curcumin is also an immunomodulator (Hewlings and Douglas, 2017; National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2020d).
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Eugenol; Although eugenol is also called clove oil, as it is the main component of clove buds, (Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. and L.M. Perry), it is found many other plants like cinnamon bark and leaves, tulsi leaves, turmeric, pepper, ginger and organic herbs like oregano, thyme, basil, bay, marjoram, mace and nutmeg (Khalil et al., 2017; National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2020e). Eugenol is known to possess multiple beneficial pharmacological properties. It is a potent antioxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial, anticonvulsant and anticancer agent. Additionally it possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties and is an immunomodulatory agent (Pramod et al., 2010; Dibazar et al., 2015).
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Gallic acid is a phenolic secondary metabolite found in abundance in plants; in the bark, wood, leaf, fruit, root and seeds. It is a natural antioxidant that also has anticancer, antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies revealed that gallic acid suppresses the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1, IL-6, IL-12, IL-17, IL-23, TGFβ, TNFα and chemokines CCL2 and CCL7 in TNBS-induced ulcerative colitis and RA FLS. This anti-inflammatory activity of gallic acid is exerted by inhibiting of NF-κB pathway (Huang et al., 2019; Zhu et al., 2019).
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A constituent of fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), Gingerol, is also found in the rhizomes of several members of the Zingiber species. Gingerol possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-metastatic, anti-angiogenic, anti-diabetic, analgesic and antipyretic activity. Additionally, gingerol is also known to possess immunomodulatory properties and anti-allergic activity (Sharifi-Rad et al., 2017). 6-gingerol was found to exert an inhibitory effect on the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1β, IL-12, TNFα in LPS-stimulated macrophages, without interfering with their antigen presentation ability (Tripathi et al., 2007). In another study, treatment with an effective dose of 50 µM of 6-gingerol was found to reduce the V. cholerae-infection triggered levels of cytokines IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-6 and chemokine CXCL8. The respective mRNA levels were also reduced.
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What is the point of this clinical trial?
This clinical study’s goal is to demonstrate that the immune system can be rebuilt and retrained, using natural medicine (i.e., medical herbs), to kill the virus without causing the immune storm, and to explore the mechanism by which these medical herbs, which have been used for thousands of years for healing, achieve results.
Frontiers | Calming the Storm: Natural Immunosuppressants as Adjuvants to Target the Cytokine Storm in COVID-19 (frontiersin.org)
Medical Herbs Inhibit Inflammation Directing T Cells to Kill the COVID-19 Virus (COVID) – Full Text View – ClinicalTrials.gov
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