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Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Islie: 12:36pm On Apr 13, 2020
UI Lecturer Writes Paper On How To Boost Immunity, Prevent COVID-19

Idayat Gbadamosi, an associate professor at the University of Ibadan, has written a yet-to-be-published paper on possible herbal ways of preventing the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Gbadamosi, a well-published expert in ethnobotany and medicinal plants, says her publication is “targeted towards boosting the immune system to help fight the coronavirus,” clearly stating that it is “not by any means a cure for COVID-19 infection”.

The reader, who has been published in the New York Science Journal and the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, argues that “while countries such as the USA and Europe are battling with insufficient testing equipment and space, Nigerians should turn to nature and explore the benefits of medicinal plants as immune boosters and anti-infectives with a view to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 infection”.

Based on her expertise, Gbadamosi says “the prevention of infectious diseases relies on the use of botanical detoxifiers, immune-boosting remedies, natural antioxidants, plant haematinics, and spices”.

“Based on the fact that COVID-19 is a viral infection, the use of antiviral medicinal plants might be useful in its prevention and management.”

Working with the symptoms of COVID-19 infection, which includes fever, cough, body pain, flu, cold and shortness of breath, Gbadamosi proposed “plants with antimalarial effect, cough remedy, herbal analgesic, and medicinal plants” that could be useful in the prevention of the COVID-19 infection.

In the paper shared with TheCable, some of her recommendations include:

Botanical detoxifiers: Two botanicals that are valuable detoxifiers are Neem (Azadirachta indica) and Turmeric (Curcuma domestica). Neem is a plant best known for its ability to cleanse the skin, the liver and controls blood sugar. It is readily available in Nigeria and it has a vast array of healing properties. It gently purifies the blood and promotes healthy blood circulation.

Turmeric is the king of all spices with powerful antioxidant properties. It has an array of pharmacological effects in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism, cancer, obesity, infections, etc. It contains curcuminoids and it is a free-radicals fighter. Daily consumption of turmeric could prevent many degenerative diseases. Turmeric could be made bioavailable if prepared as a powder in combination with Aframomum melegueta (Guinea pepper).

Herbal immune boosters: Guava (Psidium guajava) leaf, mango (Mangifera indica) stem bark and leaf, lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus) leaf, ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome, garlic (Allium sativum) bulb and cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) stem bark are immune-boosting herbs that can be prepared in powdered form or as a decoction for oral administration. Generally, spices other than pepper are rich in antioxidants, antimicrobials; they also have anticancer properties.

Research has confirmed that eating a small amount of ginger (Zingiber officinale) daily for 11 days or more can reduce muscle pain and inflammation; ginger also aids digestion. Generally spicing food up a little adds more than just flavour. Other useful spices are onions (Allium species), black pepper (Piper guineense), guinea pepper, clove (Syzygium aromaticum) and green onions (Allium ascalonicum).

As an example, an immune-boosting recipe is as follows: Prepare a decoction of powdered turmeric (125 g), ginger (20 g), garlic (2 g), guinea pepper (a pinch), clove (a pinch), black pepper (a pinch) and coconut water (5 cups) by boiling for 20 minutes. Allow the extract to cool and filter using a fine sieve. Then add lemon (4 teaspoons) and honey (teaspoons) to the extract. Drink ½ teacup of the extract before breakfast or in between meals once daily. One preparation can last for a week if refrigerated.

Natural antioxidants: Fruits and vegetables have antioxidant properties. In addition to vitamins A and C, they contain a polyphenol (quercetin) that have strong H+ donating activity. Phenolic acids generally act as antioxidants by trapping free radicals and some plant-derived compounds are better antioxidants than BHA (Butylated Hydroxyl Anisole).

Consequently, natural antioxidants may be useful in the treatment and prevention of chronic infections and diseases. Some Nigerian vegetables are bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina), jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius), spinach (Senecio biafrae), African lettuce (Launnaea taraxacifolia), and pumpkin plant (Telfaria occidentalis). The message is let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.

Plant haematinics: Sorghum bicolor leaf (red guinea corn) and Theobroma cacao stem bark (Cacao tree) are used in combination as haematinics for the treatment of anaemia, menstrual disorder and other blood-related infections and diseases. The tonic is prepared in the form of decoction, in which the two plant materials are washed thoroughly and boiled in clean water for 20 minutes. The extract can be taken orally after food.

Antiviral botanicals: The indigenous people of Nigeria are knowledgeable in the management of viral infections. Cassia fistula (purging cassia), Phyllanthus amarus (stonebreaker), Lagenaria breviflorus (wild colocynth), Citrullus colocynthis (bitter apple) and Syzygium aromatic (clove) are used for the management and treatment of viral diseases.

Although there is a scarcity of information on scientific validation of antiviral activity of medicinal plants, information on the antiviral activity of some of the above named is available in literature. The plants are prepared as powder, decoction and infusion for therapeutic purposes.

Antimalaria and analgesic herbs: Chincona officinalis (red cinchona) stem bark, Nauclea latifolia (African peach) root, Alstonia boonei (stoolwood) root, and Morinda lucida (brimstone tree) root and leaf are used as antimalaria remedy. Chincona officinalis and other Chincona species contain quinine (hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine) and other alkaloids that are effective for the treatment of malaria fever.

The remedy is usually prepared as decoction or tincture for oral administration. Microdesmis puberula and Calliandra portoricensis (powderpuff) are used as analgesic in malaria, arthritis and rheumatism.

Herbal cough remedy: Garcinia kola (bitter kola) and Bryophyllum pinnatum (miracle leaf) are used traditionally for the treatment of cough. G. kola seeds are soaked in lemon juice in a bottle. One teaspoonful of the remedy is taken three times daily after food.

The leaves of B. pinnatum are put in hot water to make tender and squeezed. Add honey to the leaf juice and drink 100ml of the remedy two times daily after food.

Herbs for respiratory tract infections: Spondias mombin (yellow mombin), Garcinia kola, Calotropis procera (apple of Sodom), Nymphaea lotus (water lily) and Abrus precatorius (water lily) are used for the management and treatment of respiratory tract infections.

The remedies are prepared as leaf juice, infusion, decoction and traditional soup for therapeutic purposes. As an example, an infusion of bitter kola and garlic in clean water is used for the management of respiratory tract infections.

https://www.thecable.ng/ui-professor-writes-paper-on-how-to-boost-immunity-prevent-covid-19

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by ignis: 1:18pm On Apr 13, 2020
We are gradually going back to herbal medications used by our strong and ever healthy fore fathers.

The orthodox medicine has failed us. Nowadays we consume more junks and less nutritious herbs thereby exposing our immune system to ordinary virus like COVID-19. Truth be told, the traditional herbal medicines are more effective that the lab prepared chemicals called drugs, which have adverse side effects.

Little wonders our fore fathers live healthy and strong even upto above 120 years. Nowadays we struggle to live upto 80 years old. Most people who lived upto 80 years old in this our generation look very weak and pale.

The earlier the black man goes back to herbal medicine, the better for us.

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by hisexcellency34: 1:18pm On Apr 13, 2020
Forget it. All these theories no dey work.
People are being robbed day and night in Agege, Abule Egba, Ikeja and so on because of lockdown and government seems powerless to defend them. They are keeping vigils, taking their destinies in their hands
The situation will be worse in the next coming days as Buhari has declared indefinite lockdown

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Crownwahley(m): 1:18pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by HITMEUP4ANYBIZ(m): 1:18pm On Apr 13, 2020
Any Deal ? grin

I’ve been taking tumeric, Ginger and lime juice over 2 years and I can confirm the efficacy

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Perfecttouchade: 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
With a good immune system and well maintained hygiene , we are gonna win the war against the Virus..keep safe till we are all Safe

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by AaronDavid: 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
Ok
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by shakyum: 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by chrisifeanyi: 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by israelmao(m): 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
How do we translate this theory into practical? Every second counts now because thousands are dying of Coronavirus every fraction of second.

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Nodogragra4me(m): 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
Being saying it from day one: detoxification is your number one defence against the virus. Boost your immune system and will leave you alone

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by medTechworld(f): 1:19pm On Apr 13, 2020
cool
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by obembet(f): 1:20pm On Apr 13, 2020
hisexcellency34:
Forget it. All these theories no dey work.
People are being robbed day and night in Agege, Abule Egba, Ikeja and so on because of lockdown and government seems powerless to defend them

Supposing na white man write the book, u would have appreciate it and get a copy.

Black is the problem of black

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Ololanla: 1:20pm On Apr 13, 2020
Not a bad idea
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Prettychichi21(f): 1:20pm On Apr 13, 2020
All in a bid to be FTC , look at how you guys refused to read the tips that someone wrote that would be better for us all. People no longer read undecided Tueh!

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Nobody: 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
Nice tips. At least some people are making research. Not like our empty government who careless about us

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by kingthreat(m): 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
I hate all viruses, flu virus, HIV, Coronavirus, Corruption and Bad leadership. They just dont stay there. They make copies of themselves.

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by scantee(m): 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
Who get strength to read theories? Na person way de hungry de read that? � �

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by lekzy116(m): 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
That long story is a scam, if she knows that those measures can truly produce result, let her submit herself for experiment grin

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Flame4chi(m): 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Christy8906(f): 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
Good day all, pleas I am orphan with no body to help, since this lock Down I have been finding it difficult to feed , please no amount is too small.
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by willsonzzy: 1:21pm On Apr 13, 2020
This Nigeria lectures and their ways of reasoning
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by HolyTitus(m): 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
Too long
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by zinodizt: 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
Great work
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Ruggedniggaone: 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Omobada(m): 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
Weldone oga lecturer...

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by nairaman66(m): 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
Nice, very good tips!

My tips- 2 spoon of Apple cider Vinegar, honey 3 spoon, 1 lemon. Mix everything and add mildly hot water. Drink every morning.. grin

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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Iamgrey5(m): 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
Good work
Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Roon9(m): 1:22pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by Houseofglam7(f): 1:23pm On Apr 13, 2020
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Re: Idayat Gbadamosi: Ways Of Fighting Coronavirus With Herbs By Boosting Immunity by studentofTruth: 1:23pm On Apr 13, 2020
hisexcellency34:
Forget it. All these theories no dey work.
People are being robbed day and night in Agege, Abule Egba, Ikeja and so on because of lockdown and government seems powerless to defend them. They are keeping vigils, taking their destinies in their hands
The situation will be worse in the next coming days as Buhari has declared indefinite lockdown

There's extreme hunger in the land. The government should lift this lockdown. Obviously, they're not achieving the intended social distancing.
Hungry robbers go in groups, and people gather together to keep watch — where's the social distance? Lockdown is not an option for Nigeria.
I wonder who told them they could ever achieve that in a society where over 60% depend on daily income to feed.
Closing primary and secondary schools is enough because children are involved.
The best option for Nigeria is to enforce compulsory facemasks and hand gloves! That's what is happening in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and these countries have achieved better control than the rest, despite recording their first cases from the very beginning.

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