The spread of the Corona virus has scared a lot of people, and everyone is seeking the best way to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus. With the rampancy of information all over, it is hard to determine what you should do and avoid. There are organic ways that one can adopt to protect their children from this novel virus. Here are a couple of natural ways that you can protect your child from the COVID-19 virus.
Follow All Recommendations Given by WHO
The best way to protect yourself from any virus is by avoiding exposing yourself from it. The virus spread from one person when they are in close contact (within 6 feet) and via respiratory droplets from coughs and sneezes of an infected person. So, here are measures that you should consider for protection from COVID-19.
Clean Your Hands Well
It would be best if you considered washing your hands with soap and water for at least twenty minutes after you have been in a public place or after coughing, sneezing, and blowing your nose. If you cannot access soap and water, use a hand sanitizer that contains sixty percent of alcohol. Cover and rub all surfaces of your hand until they dry off. Finally, do not touch your nose, mouth, and eyes with unwashed hands.
Keep Distant Contact
You should avoid staying close to those who are ill. Distance yourself from other people if Covid-19 has already spread in your community. This is essential for people with a high risk of falling ill.
Other preventive measures that you should take note of include:
- Remain at home if you are ill
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue if you are coughing or sneezing. You can as well use the inside of your elbow
- Dispose of all the used tissues in a trash bin
- If you are sick, you should wear a face mask. You can also use the face mask even if you are not ill, but you are attending to a sick person
- Clean and disinfect areas that are frequently touched. This includes light switches, doorknobs, countertops, desk, phones, faucets, and sinks
- Clean dirty surfaces including your baby’s high chair with detergent and soap before you disinfect them
Use Lemon Balm
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family and hails from Southern Europe. This type of lemon has been historically valued as an essential medicinal herb. It can help in protecting your child from the Corona Virus by boosting his or her health. The fruit is highly antioxidant, which is the main factor behind its ability to boost immunity, thus protection from COVID-19.
Lemon balm can be used to make tea by squeezing its juice in hot water and taking it as it is. Their leaves are also useful in boosting your health. All you need to do is boil the leaves in water and drink it.
Try out Astragalus
Astragalus has remained as a traditional Chinese medicine that can treat viruses. It goes by the name Huang Qi in China. It has maintained the reputation of slowing down the severity of common cold symptoms and raising the white blood cell counts to people suffering from chronic leukopenia.
It has also proved to boost the immune system through research in animals. Notably, this traditional herb stimulates your white blood cells, which in turn engulfs and destroys any invading cellular debris and enhances interferon production. Interferon is a crucial compound that the body produces to fight off viruses.
Astragalus is available in dried root and is sold in Chinese groceries and health food stores. Add slim slices of the root into your soup or tea. Using the astragalus in your tea or soup will add a pleasant sweet taste. It is also available in capsules or tablets, liquid extracts, and tea bags.
The recommended dosage for astragalus intake is 250-500mg, three or four times in a day. If you want to boil it in water, you should use 6 grams of the herb in 12 ounces of water three times every day.
Garlic Works Magic
Garlic has been a household vegetable for a lot of years. It is known in boosting one’s immune function plus other benefits. In its boosting of the immune system, it contains a compound known as alliin, which is the main active ingredient.
Allicin consists of sulfur, which is responsible for its distinctive smell. Allicin is unstable and usually converts to other sulfur-containing compounds, which leads to its medicinal properties. These compounds have a reputation for fighting disease and boosting specific types of white blood cells, which fights off viruses.
There are several ways that you can use garlic. These ways include:
- Cooking it in your food. Garlic works well in your broth and any meal that you prepare
- Use garlic oil and infuse it with your meal. You can get the garlic oil from a health or food store
- Brew a garlic tea. Garlic tea might be nasty hence the need to add a bit of honey to sweeten your tea
- Add garlic powder into your food. A half or one teaspoon of garlic powder can go a long way into benefiting you and your children
- Try using garlic supplements. Make sure that the supplements that you are about to take are verified and follow the right dosage as well.
This is another common household vegetable that has been used for quite a long time. Herbalist recommends it due to its wide range of benefits to the human body. When it comes to protecting your child from the Covid-19 virus, ginger can be an effective remedy.
According to research, ginger helps in stimulating the respiratory cells to secrete anti-viral protein known as interferon-beta and secretion of mucous, which helps in clearing congestion.
Ginger can be used both in food and in your tea. In food, you need to blend or mash it and add it to your meal. In your drink, all you have to do is boil it, add honey and lemon and take it. You can also find ginger supplements, which you should give your child according to the prescribed dosage.
Use Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass is referred to as a superfood due to its numerous health benefits. It contains a lot of nutrients that can help in protecting your child from the Corona virus. With the presence of enzymes, you will be almost certain of your health boost.
Enzymes help in boosting your digestive system, which is the primary point of your immunity. Therefore, if your digestive system is working efficiently, this works as a suitable barrier for viruses and any other pathogens.
Wheatgrass can be grown at your home; hence no need to worry about its availability. All you need to do is have a tray where you can grow them and cover it with a plastic lid to achieve a greenhouse effect. Once the wheatgrass has grown, you should blend it and take the juice with honey to sweeten it.
Go for Pineapple Juice
Pineapple contains a large amount of enzymes compared to any other type of fruit. Therefore, it will help in boosting the immune system of your child, as described above.
Preparing pineapple juice is pretty simple since it is a common fruit in our household. Also, consuming it is quite easy since it has a naturally sweet taste.
Vitamin C Helps a Lot
Fruits, especially citrus varieties such as oranges, grapefruit, citron, tangerine, and lemons, are well known for their richness in Vitamin C. Therefore, you give your children these fruits to boost their immunity, thus protection from COVID-19.
You can also use Vitamin C supplements and have them work entirely well. Please take note of the dosage provided while taking the supplements.
Source: MedicineNet Health News
The spread of the Corona virus is a reality. However, if you take heed of the organic ways provided above, you will reduce the chances of the infection and have your child well-prepared for the pandemic.