• Anne Putra

Notes from Botanical Biohacking on COVID-19

Here are some notes on the Coronavirus from one of my favorite podcasts Botanical Biohacking I've added the links to them below.

Corona Virus prevention methods with TCM

COVID-19 - Damp plage

Treat with herbs that clear damp


San Ren Tang

Huo Po Xia Ling Tang

Hou Xiang Zheng Qi

+ small dose of Ba Shao to relax muscles and facia

Heat (fever) go away once damp is cleared because there is no longer a suitable host


Ginger and garlic too cooking (not raw)


Damp forming foods

Daily Activities

Sauna 3-4 times per week


Exercise to the point of thirst and sweat

Herbal Mistakes

Huan Qi (astragalus) or Ren Shen (ginseng) Qi boosting herbs can aid linger pathogens in the body and act as a steroid to them. They can also prevent healthy water metabolism in a constitutionally damp body.

Herbs that are too heat-clearing like Yin Qiao San (anti-inflammatory or antiviral) can cause dysbiosis and cold and damp in the gut forming a condition called “hidden ice” we want to aromatically transform dampness instead.

Herbs such as Ma Huang this can cause the condition to turn more hot and dry



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