Scratching the Surface

by Ruth W.
(South Eastern USA)

Hi Saqib

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.

Ruth W.

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Jul 23, 2020
Digging Deeper
by: Ruth W.

Dear Saqib,

Thank you for responding to my questions regarding Anthemis Hyalina.

I am thrilled to read that my garden chamomile is similar to the Anthemis Hyalina.

I have it growing, drying, and diffusing all around my house. I mixed some essential oils of German Chamomile and Monarda which resulted in a pleasant aroma. And we know they are both anti-viral.

I realize each geographic area in the world will grow plants of similar species but have different compositions and constituents. Each year will have different compositions of the same plant secondary to the sun, water, soil, etc. That is what makes the world of plants so resistant to germs.

God put them here for us to use. God blessed us with the herbs to use as food and medicine.

Yes, pharmaceuticals do have a place, but using plants first can help us avoid getting in a medical situation where we might need pharmaceuticals.

Would I use Budesonide if I absolutely could not breathe? Of course, I would. Budesonide, now generic, is a corticosteroid that is proving to be a major treatment in the virus.
Dr. Richard Bartlett has had great success with the inhalation of the medication for patients that are having impaired respiratory function.

So I am not totally against pharmaceuticals. They have a place.

What I am personally having difficulty grappling with is the with-holding of valuable life-saving information. This has crippled our response to healthcare.

This virus, (yes it is contagious) with it's RO factor, does not have to be a death sentence. And it does not have to shut down the world.

Praise to you. Blessings abundant!

Jul 22, 2020
Thanks for Sharing Valuable Information
by: Saqib Ali Ateel

Hello, Ruth W.

Welcome, and thanks for your contribution. Your words encourage me to bring more content from the authentic sources for our viewers. You have raised a couple of questions which I shall try to reply with the best of my knowledge.

First, you have asked the difference between Chamomile and Anthemis Hyalina. Most of the studies consider them the same.

Chamomile is a common name used for various species in the family of Asteraceae. It is one of the largest families of the flowering plants having the estimated size comprising of 1314 genera representing 2100 species. Anthemideae is the largest tribe of the family Asteraceae comprising of 109 genera and 1740 species. Some species belonging to tribe Anthemideae of family Asteraceae having a high content of pharmacological action, are considered having remedial applications in alternative medicine

Chamomile has many names in different parts of the world like Baboonig, Babuna, Babuna camornile, Babunj, German Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, English chamomile, Camomilla, Flos chamomile, Single Chamomile, sweet false Chamomile, pinheads, and scented mayweed, etc.

However,  only two; German and Roman chamomiles are considered useful in alternative remedies. The botanical name of the German Chamomile is Matricaria Recutita L. The botanical name of the Roman Chamomile is Chamaemelum Nobile L.

Generally, we take Anthemis Hyalina equivalent to German Chamomile, despite having deep family, tribe, and species relations. The best-known botanical name for true Chamomile is Matricaria recutita (syn. Matricaria chamomilla, Chamomilla Recutita (L.) Rauschert, belonging to the genus Chamomilla and family Asteraceae.

Your second question is whether Anthemis Hyaline just endogenous in our area. Frankly speaking, it is widely spread all over Europe, SW Asia, N, and NE Africa and extending into extreme southern Arabia and tropical east Africa. In Pakistan, dozens are varieties spread in the mountains.

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