Below are some recommendations to boost your immune system to fight against viruses, and to preserve blood health.
PERSIMMON LEAF TEA
Persimmon leaves are high in Vitamin C and quercetin, which has antiviral, anti-blood clotting, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These are all important in the treatment and prevention of respiratory infection symptoms (like the ones that accompany Covid-19). Recent studies found that quercetin appears to inhibit spike proteins from entering human cells, also blocking their assembly and replication.
8 persimmon leaves
5 cups of water
Slightly rinse the leaves to wash off any dirt. Place all the leaves and water into a saucepan. Boil and quickly turn down to simmer at low for 30 minutes. Turn off the fire and with the cover still on, let it soak for another 5-10 minutes.
Pour tea into cups and enjoy!
You can drink this tea very frequently, as much as 3 times per week. It is a mild tea with no side effects that we know of.
We also highly recommend goat milk as another immune system booster against the virus. That is because it is high in colostrum.
Colostrum is found in breast milk and supplies the newborn with immune defense properties before the baby gets to develop on its own. Colostrum concentration will taper off when the infant gets older, and as the child’s immune system and gut system become more established. Colostrum reduces inflammation. It is also anti-microbial and improves overall health and metabolism. It helps to fight against cancer. Colostrum is critical in the development of a healthy and strong immune system.
Goat milk matches much better to human body than cow’s milk and it is friendly for people with lactose intolerance. That is because bovine colostrum is cow colostrum while goat colostrum is capra colostrum.
Goat milk has been proven to trigger innate and adaptive immune responses in an in vitro human system. It also inhibits the endotoxin-induced activation of monocytes. The presence of microbiota in goats milk may normalize the human intestinal microbiota with massive protective effects at intestinal mucosal sites, including the possible triggering of intestinal T regulatory cells.
Goat milk has a high concentration of Vitamin D. In one serving of Vitamin D fortified pasteurized milk, about 15% of it is Vitamin D. Vitamin D enhances production of anti-microbial peptides by cells in our immune system. It helps to reduce excessive production of cytokines (known as cytokines storms) which contributes to deaths in Covid-19 patients.
Doctors and researchers in Spain administered large does of Vitamin D3 to Covid patients and found that those who were given it seemed to fare significantly better than those who were not.
If you do not like drinking milk, egg yolks are a wonderful substitute and are also an essential source of Vitamin D. Adding this to your daily breakfast is also important.
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