Did I cure myself of Covid-19 coronavirus?
I have been proposing the use of coconut oil as a potential cure for covid-19 for some months now. Many of my friends are taking coconut oil to prevent infection by the coronavirus.
At the time of writing, I am 62 years old and a diabetic which means I belong to the highly prone to covid-19 segment of the population.
Unfortunately, over the last two to three weeks I dropped my intake of coconut oil to about once a week. During this period there was a spike in covid-19 cases and there was a case reported in Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. I thought nothing of it and kept going to the mamak (Indian Muslim) coffeeshop for breakfast. Yesterday, 18th October 2020, Petaling Jaya is declared as a Red Zone.
By Thursday 8th October 2020 I had a severe sore throat. That sore throat lasted almost two weeks. I experienced difficulty breathing and was out of breath, without exerting myself physically, on at least 3 occasions. I began to feel tired easily and could sleep after breakfast and after lunch even though I had a full night's sleep. I had headache and neck ache once or twice during this time. That is interesting because I don't remember having a headache for over 40 years. These were some of the symptoms of covid-19 but I did not have a fever. My temperature was between 35.6˚C (96˚F) and 36.7˚C (98˚F) when measured at the shops. I saw one guy at the mamak coffeeshop with a temperature of 37.3˚C (99.14˚F) two days ago.
Symptoms of covid-19
Symptoms of covid-19 are fever, cough, tiredness, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, chills, sore throat, runny nose, headache, chest pain, pink eye (conjunctivitis) and sometimes a loss of taste and or smell as given at mayoclinic.com
Self-treatment for covid-19
- I didn't see a doctor as I didn't have a fever but I kept away from people for about 7 or more days . Then I looked back at my proposals that covid-19 could be cured with coconut oil and began taking 1 to 1.5 tablespoons 3 times a day after meals. For those of you who do not know what 1.5 tablespoons is, it is 3 spoons you use to have your breakfast, lunch or dinner or 3 desert spoons.
- I began to take Pankaja Kasthuri 3 times a day after meals. I would consume 30g to 40g each time even though the dosage written on the bottle is 15g twice a day.
- I took about 1.5g to 3.5g of onion powder and the same amount of garlic powder once a day.
- I took Sour Kana also know as Asam Boi or Sour Plum for my sore throat.
- I was on daily dosage of vitamin C, 1000g, time release with zinc and vitamin E. Didn't take vitamin D as Malaysia is a very sunny country. Once in one or two weeks, or less frequently, I would take Cod Liver Oil tablets.
Reason for taking herbs
1. Coconut Oil
One can consume coconut oil or virgin coconut oil, because the most important ingredient is the Lauric Acid in coconut oil. That means one can take Palm Kernel Oil too as a substitute for coconut oil. Palm Kernel Oil has many health benefits. Coconut oil was promoted by Dr. Enig many years ago. She explained that it adjusts your metabolism. If you are overweight it will slowly lower it. If you are underwieght it will slowly increase it. She explained that coconut oil can destroy viruses with lipid cell walls. This is achieved when the virus replicates itself. During replication those viruses will acquire lipids in one's body tissues. If they use lauric acid to build their cell walls, the lauric acid would eventually fall off and those viruses would be destroyed. This is a mechanical reaction and not a chemical reaction so the virus cannot mount a defense against lauric acid. This is the reason that coconut oil can be used to treat many viral infections.
2. Sour Kana or Asam Boi or Sour Plum
Sour Kana or Asam Boi or Sour Plum as it is known, is a preserved fruit and is preserved in salt and not sugar. When you keep it in your mouth the salt in the sour plum will wash down your throat and kill off any infection there. I think it is much better than gargling your throat with salt water.
Furthermore, I have used sour plum with cloves to reduce the pain from cavities in my wisdom tooth. Actually, a few years ago, I went to see several dentists and all of them told me that they didn't have the 'big' x-ray machine to x-ray my wisdom tooth as they could not find the cavity. After weeks of searching for a dentist with a 'big' x-ray machine I decided to check out Sunway Medical Center. They had one there that would x-ray my whole jaw from side to side. The dental surgeon there found out that the cavity opening was in between two teeth and could not be seen by visual inspection. She extracted the infected tooth.
So, over those weeks I had placed a sour plum and two cloves right next to the tooth to kill of the infection and reduce the pain. Using cloves is an Ayurvedic treatment. I added the sour plum for extra oomph. I even slept with the sour kana and cloves in my mouth next to that wisdom tooth.
You could use any fruit preserved in salt to heal your throat. It doesn't have to be sour kana as long as it is not preserved in sugar. Within days my sore throat reduced a lot.
3. Pankaja Kasthuri
Pankaja Kasthuri is an Ayurvedic treatment for lung problems from India. It is manufactured by an Indian pharmaceutical company and their products are exported all over the world.
Two or three years ago I had a constant cough. The doctor, at the clinic near my place, put me on antibiotics and but that didn't work. Then he put me on another different antibiotic and that didn't work either. Then a friend told me about Pankaja Kasthuri. I was skeptical at first but she told me that her friend was cured of asthma within two days of taking Pankaja Kasthuri. I tried it and to my amazement my coughing stopped within a week. It took longer than expected as I was not taking the recommended daily dosage but much lesser amount. I hadn't coughed since then! Now, I recommend it to everyone.
I wrote to Dr. J Hareendran Nair, Pankajakasthuri Herbals India (P) Ltd., Poovachal, Trivandrum, Kerala,India, Pin Code - 695575 on August 5th 2020 to ask them to test out coconut oil and Pankaja Kasthuri as a cure for covid-19.
Today I have tested it out with other herbs and found it successful. I think it is a miracle cure for many lung ailments and that is why it should be part of the treatment for covid-19. Pankaja Kasthuri can be bought at most Indian grocery shops but be careful of the Chinese as they will rush to India and Sri Lanka to take control of the supply. They have done this before. I was informed of this by a supplier of Sri Lnakn herbs. Then they will push the price up so that it is too expensive for the others to buy and will kill off the Indian retailers in Malaysia and other parts of the world.
4. Onion powder and garlic powder
The healing properties of garlic are well established. According to livestrong.com & healthline.com :-
Garlic powder has iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B6.
The Benefits of Garlic Powder are :-
- Support the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
- Support the prevention and progression of cancer
- Reduce blood glucose levels and support the prevention of diabetes
- Support liver health
- Support immune system function
- Contains Antioxidants That May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
- Can Combat Sickness, Including the Common Cold
I don't think there is any allicin in garlic powder nevertheless it is hugely beneficial. Please do check out this article too ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.
As for onion powder, I decide to take this too as I have read of many cases where people have cut an onion into half and left it in the room to remove diseases and it has successfully prevented any infections of the occupants. That was the main reason I decided to try onion powder in my diet so that it could remove any infections in my body.
Today, searching the internet for explanations, I found out there are genuine health benefits of onion powder. Onion powder prevents infections, treats cough and cold, reduces risk of cancer, manages diabetes, alleviates heart problems, promotes bone health & good for hair. Please read netmeds.com for more details.
The dosage I was taking and its costs
The dosage I was taking is shown in the table below:-
|Item||Herb||Daily Dosage||Units||Cost (RM)||Cost (US$)|
| || || || || || |
| ||Daily Cost|| || ||RM14.08||$3.39|
| ||Cost over 2 weeks|| || ||RM197.06||$47.48|
- I was taking 1 to 1.5 tablespoons (20g) of coconut oil after every meal. This was a maximum of 4.5 tablespoons or 20gx3 = 60g (66 mL) per day. I was informed 3 Indonesians consumed 150 mL in one day and were cured of covid-19 the next day but I didn't want to try such a large dosage.
- The recommended dosage of Pankaja Kasthuri is 15g twice a day. I was taking 30g to 40g, 3 times a day after each meal.
- I was taking onion and garlic powder once a day. I did not test for twice or three times a day. I started of by taking 1.5g to 2g, about half a teaspoon, per day for each of them and increased it to 3.5g, about a heaped teaspoon, for each of them after 5 to 7 days.
- I found that one sour plum was sufficient per day. On occasions I would take two sour plums per day. I was taking 1 or 2 of these salt perserved fruits per day to disinfect my sore throat.
It is amazingly cheap. It cost me under RM200/- (US$50/-) for two weeks of self-treatment which is half the price of a covid-19 test and my initaly queries indicated no one tests for antibodies in Malaysia but I may be wrong about that. Need to check about antibody testing again. Actually, the self-treatment lasted about 10 or 11 days. Therefore it cost me about RM150/-(US$36/-). Of course, if you hunt around you can get Pankaja Kasthuri for about RM24 (US$5.80) per bottle instead of RM30/- (US$7.20/-) that I paid for.
There are sources of coconut oil or virgin coconut oil which are much cheaper.
If you buy in bulk costs go down even further.
Warnings about the coronavirus
From my experience I realized that the coronavirus has phenomenal replicating power and is very fast at replicating. I suspect that its ability at replicating quickly makes it difficult for the immune system to defend the body as it can overload the immune system until there is no defense left. Everything is used up and there is nothing to defend the body from subsequent coronavirus attacks. This will be the weakness of any vaccine.
Are vaccines the answer?
I wonder if vaccines are the answer. Many countries are claiming that they have a working vaccine. These vaccines will be too expensive for many poorer countries and the poor.
No one has proven if the vaccines have no long-term effects and if you can or cannot get infected with the coronavirus again.
Did the pharmaceutical companies overlook something? I think the real answer does not lie with a vaccine for the coronavirus but in a drug or vaccine that stops viruses from replicating. Such a drug or vaccine will be a kind of universal drug and will destroy a huge variety of viruses from common cold to SARS to Nipah to Herpes to HIV to shingles to Rubella . . . etc.
Don't you think I should be awarded a Nobel Prize for warning about vaccine issues, better alternative solutions and discovering a low cost effective cure for the coronavirus?
- Dr. Peter Achutha, 19th October 2020