Coronavirus: Propolis & Aswaghanda

 

Ashawaghanda & Propolis, two of my favorite probiotics & supplements!

What is Ashwaghanda you may wonder?

Ashawaghanda, withonia somnifera also known as winter cherry or Indian ginseng contains withanolides which are immunomodulating, antimicrobial and antioxidant. They are also hormone regulators and have anti stress effects and are very beneficial to the joints, liver, brain and cardiovascular system.

A healthy immune system is vital to handling stress & assisting the body in combatting bacterial & viral infections.

Aswaghanda is used in Ayurvedic medicine for anti aging, boosting the immune system, regulating the thyroid, enhancing cognitive & sexual health, sports performance, increasing blood oxygenation and reducing metabolic stress. Gives your body a lot of energy too!

I personally like to take a full-spectrum organic Ashwaghanda extract or powder, 600mg/day. This can be blended with raw honey & propolis(1gram+) as a daily supplement or added to a smoothie.

Propolis contains Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE, bioactive ingredient of propolis).

Both of the compounds contained in propolis(CAPE) & ashwahganda(withanolides) show significant promise in binding with specific proteins & inhibiting the activity of coronaviruses.

Below you will find interesting research about the bio active components of Propolis containing Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE) & Aswaghanda containing Withanone (Wi-N) as protein binders with SARS-CoV-2

https://www.tandfonline.com/…/full/10…/07391102.2020.1772108?

Bee healthy and safe, friends!

 

Frederique Keller

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