A suggestion to the MOH: maybe some of these herbs could be distributed together with the vaccine for those reluctant to take it: a better choice than giving Chunt and Cola…[in Bne Barak]
There is no evidence that immunomodulating herbs discussed here
would cause excess immune stimulation, exacerbating a cytokine
storm. Likewise, concerns raised over potential adverse effects of NSAI drugs on SARS-CoV-2 do not apply to herbs discussed above.
The immunomodulatory botanicals discussed above demonstrated
properties that improve parameters of the immune response, without evidence of risk of over stimulation, and may have the potential to decrease the risk of a cytokine storm. Adaptogens mitigate the adverse effects of physical and psychological stress and improve immune function and could provide real benefits. They are useful for the prevention and convalescence from viral infections. While no studies have yet been conducted on the impact of adaptogens on SARS-CoV-2 specifically, their effects on innate immunity, nonspecific antiviral, antiinflammatory, detoxifying, and cytoprotective activities may apply here. Vaccines are becoming available but may not provide complete protection. Some botanicals have been shown to increase seroconversion and thus vaccine efficacy