Scratching the Surface
by Ruth W.
(South Eastern USA)
Thank you for your devotion to finding alternative prophylaxis and Rx. for covid. You have Mercy. And with Mercy Stands Justice. You are justifiably merciful!
I am a nurse. I have been in the field of nursing for over forty years. I have done clinical bedside nursing, hospice, and finally towards the last decade, catastrophic case management.
I became aware of the virus back in late January. Knowing it had four separate inserts of HIV, I understood the gravity of the situation.
I went about doing my own research, firstly to protect myself, my family, and mankind. Thus I too have Mercy and wanted none to perish.
My research also landed me on the article from Pubmed, (Jan 2014) regarding Anthemis Hyalina, Citrus Sinensis, and Nigella Sativa.
I have been taking Nigella Sativa oil since February and have provided it to my family. In addition, I decided to try my green thumb at growing it and bought seeds from two separate suppliers. Sadly my geographic area tends to be a bit too humid for it to thrive. However, one of the plants(blue flower) has some seed pods on it, the other plant, (white flower) is barely making it.
In addition, I planted Chamomile, (although it is the Matricaria recutita) often known as German Chamomile. Several plants have provided some flowers and I have those drying.
Other plants I considered were Oregano, thyme and Monarda, and Feverfew.
The feverfew is doing well and has provided a great tea relief for headaches. My Wormwood, (Artemisia) has not thrived, (although I had it growing thirty years ago, further North, mainly as an ornamental)
Monarda, (also known as Bee Balm) is fairly common in the continental United States and can be found wild. The interesting component of this plant is Thymoquinone. Which of course is also found in Nigella Sativa.
Thus, I planted that as well and it has produced flowers that are now drying on my kitchen table. I have also started myself on some Salvia Miltiorrhiza, (Dan Shen).
Further research has to lead me to the Linden Blossom, (Tilia Cordata), which has compounds that reduce the ROS, Reactive Oxygen Species, (oligomeric procyanidins, and precursor epicatechin) I can expound on this further if anyone out there is interested in my personal research.
What I would like to know from you if you can help me, is how different is the Anthemis Hyalina from the German Chamomile? Or the Roman Chamomile? I did find an article in the Iranian Journal of Medicinal and Aromatic plants, Spring 2008, Volume 24, Number 1(39)pages 31-37. One of the major constituents that stood out to me was the cis-Chrysanthenyl acetate, as well as the b-caryophyllene. And of course the germacrene-D, myrcene, a-pine, etc.
Is the Anthemis Hyalina just endogenous in your area?
I will close now and praise you for your efforts to help humanity.
I look forward to hearing back from you.