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fredburks posted a new Topic in Personal/Spiritual Growth:

What if a key purpose in life

is to expand our consciousness

and to expand our capacity to love?


And what if there are divine forces

whose role is to challenge us on this?


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Teamur Antia posted a new Topic in WingMakers Forum:

See if this resonates with you. I feel there is some connection to the WingMakers here...

  • Starmonkey's picture
    7 months ago

    Yes, it does somewhat resonate. Jives with a lot of what we were exploring on the former

    Inner earth stuff, former creations or worlds, several drops in consciousness...

    They will be coming back, if that's what humanity chooses. Maybe small pockets here and there, or they could show up to escort some of us within, if most of humanity isn't going to make it.

    I've always been close to nature, but I need to master some emotions to prepare myself for more.

  • Starmonkey's picture
    7 months ago

    You watch Carnival Row? Or read His Dark Materials? The Secret Commonwealth...

  • fredburks's picture
    7 months ago

    Cool stuff! Where myth and reality intertwine...

  • Teamur Antia's picture
    7 months ago

    Watched it all. Thank you for the good references!

  • Starmonkey's picture
    7 months ago

    Back to the GREEN! Tara, that is...

    I hope they do another season. Was quite interesting with the subtle dynamics. And the steampunk technology. Something was up with the timeline and dates in there as well...

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nickmiller73 posted a new Topic in General Discussion:

I am so confused right now on so many levels.  There is so much information and misinformation it would make anybody's head spin.  As a truther, or whatever you want to call it, there is even more.  I am on a sorta overload and feeling helpless.


Then I come here and nothing.  I guess it isn't a huge suprise with how slow it has been here at the G Spot lately, but still.  With the seeming renewed interest in some members and the world going to shit (or the veil lifing at extreme rates).  


  • onesong's picture
    9 months ago

    Dear Nick, I wrote the following for a few weeks ago. You're not alone in the overwhelm just don't stay there! It's a time full of changes for everyone. A time to really discern what are 'wants' and what are 'needs', what nurtures us and what could destroy us, a time to give full attention to our inner intuition and guidance.  Move from heart space not head space is where I'm at.  I look in from time to time, but the energy to post with the energy that is moving all around us-well it feels challenging but here goes.....

    I have so many questions, so many feelings in this moment. It becomes hard to separate them, so many changes happening so rapidly. Most of my life I've adapted pretty well to change. I have no fear of it. I'm learning more patience everyday. Things rarely occur exactly as we think or plan, and so I practice being less attached to outcomes and more attached to allowing and flowing with change. Still, the collective energy of this time in history feels like such a huge challenge for all of us.

    I Pray for all of us. I'm sure I am not alone in that.  I see fear on so many faces. Eyes that will no longer meet another even at a distance, as though we have already forgotten common civility. Divorce rates rising as we quarantine. Children unsure of their own safety as they catch glimpses of the world around us via the media. So difficult to explain when we can't always wrap our own heads around what is occurring. None of us know what will come. A Higher Power than ours will orchestrate that.

    I hold All life Sacred. All Life - from creepy crawly, winged, furred, finned, hooved or human.                            I hold that vision. I struggle with what is occurring in our world because I don't want to add energy and power to it. Instead I pray for our Highest Good. I pray for our awakening, actually a very rapid quickening is what it feels like we need. How can we not change? We must change to thrive, not simply survive. We must overcome what in our own belief systems conjure so much fear and hatred of each other. We must look carefully and deeply within ourselves before assuming we know what another is living.

    Facing our collective past while being sensitive to what has occurred that we cannot change, we must acknowledge our past mistakes as HUMANKIND - one race. We can no longer allow or continue to proliferate the same behavior as we have before. Understanding the ways we perceive things differently, understanding and really seeing the injustice in any action that creates separation, poverty, hatred.

    We cannot meet what has happened to us in the past. NOW is where we MUST meet.

    Just one example-On May 21, in Detroit a beautiful four year old boy was struck and killed by drive by bullets. His name was 'Messiah'. As I watched his grandmother weep while speaking of him, she was not alone. My tears fell and my heart bleeds for her as well. It doesn't matter that I am a white woman and this was a black child. My heart still breaks. The grandmother I am, recognizes the weight of her loss. The weight of the worlds loss.. My heart bleeds as I watch children dying in the streets in many parts of the world not just my own. It doesn't matter what 'color' they are. It doesn't matter what religion they are. Our children, ALL children, deserve the promise of a future where they can prosper and grow without fear on every corner. Where fathers, mothers and children are not afraid of being shot in the streets because of their color, where women are revered not raped, where children don't go to bed with hungry bellies.

    A world where men in high office serve to protect, and unite their people not incite dissent and division.

    How did we get here? It's not a place any of us want to stay. I was 9 when the Detroit riots occurred. My grandfather was a suburban police lieutenant. I remember sitting up with my grandmother on those nights, her carefully listening to the police radio in their home. I remember the fear in her eyes. I remember the fear in the streets. The anger everywhere. That was 53 years ago. Have we learned so little?

    M.Scott Peck in The Road Less Traveled said, “There really are people and institutions made up of people, who respond with hatred in the presence of goodness and would destroy the good insofar as it is in their power to do so. They hate the light and instinctively will do anything to avoid it, including attempting to extinguish it. They will destroy the light in their own children and in all other beings subject to their power. Evil people hate the light because it reveals themselves to themselves. They hate goodness because it reveals their badness; they hate love because it reveals their laziness. They will destroy the light, the goodness, the love in order to avoid the pain of such self-awareness.”

    My grandson had this to say, as part of his 4th grade homework last week. A diamante poem. 


                             Angry, oppressive

                      Rioting, screaming, hurting

                    Panic, alarm, heroism, bravery

                    Caring, calming, communicating

                                 Peace, Love


    Parents, grandparents...please see and feel what our children are feeling. We all need to be their heroes. We need to show Love in the face of fear.  If you have ever worked or played with a group of very young children, you have seen Love in action. They don't see color, they don't yet know hatred and separation. We need to take many lessons from them.

    I have so many feelings, so many thoughts, it's hard to even speak to all of them. I hope my heart speaks to yours through and in these words.

    I have faith in the Power that created ALL of us. I pray for Peace and the conviction to stand my ground as an advocate for Love, Light and the future of All of Earth's children. Covid has killed enough of us, fear and hatred should not take more. Love, communication and cooperation just might save us. We remain 'the ones we've been waiting for' and the time is now. God said, “Let there be LIGHT.” and there was (IS) Light.


  • fredburks's picture
    9 months ago

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful piece, Kristyne.

  • 9 months ago

    yes. thank you Kristyne.  It was very well put and timely.

  • Starmonkey's picture
    9 months ago

    You can always directly message members to their email...

    Thought I'd check in. Similar sentiments EVERYWHERE, but I'm not worried.

    Exciting times!

    Rainbow Gathering in Idaho this year. I'm observing silence for peace on 7/4 morning until at least noon. Holding it down.

    Intense astrology with lunar eclipse this weekend and leading up to conjunction house cleaning in December. Say goodbye to the old world! It's shifting fast. Being slowed as much as possible, to help greater numbers wake up and avoid more death and suffering. But it will continue to pick up momentum.

    Focus on Self, healing, wholeness, integrating, taking responsibility and being accountable. INTEGRITY.

    Nothing to do, nothing more to say. Be quiet and LISTEN.

    It's joyous, really. Just lots of attachment and fear of the unknown. I've become a quack counselor to a few on and im trying to bring some over here to share...

  • Starmonkey's picture
    9 months ago

    It's tiresome, being a WingMaker. Hopefully this gains support and gets more easeful soon...

  • 8 months ago

    Kristyne's words say it all, "Parents, grandparents...please see and feel what our children are feeling. We all need to be their heroes. We need to show Love in the face of fear." 


    These words are exactly what I needed. 

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onesong posted a new Topic in Healing/Health:

I'm not a certified Herbalist or an M.D. but there is much sense in these articles and suggestions regarding non traditional treatment or prevention. Please inform yourself, use discretion or get professional advice but most of all-DONT GIVE IN TO FEAR.  Eat well, sleep well, play, laugh, pray, meditate, BE well. In Spirit you are already healthy, healed and whole. BE THAT.               love kristyne

  • onesong's picture
    1 year ago

    The fear must cease; part two

    10 Herbs to Help You Fight the Flu

    *See Herbal Protocol below the list of herbs to determine which specific herb to take during each phase of the flu.

    1. Astragulus, Astragulus membranaceus, huang-qi

    Part used – Root

    Actions – Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, adaptogen, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, diuretic, hypotensive, immune modulator, immune stimulant, tonic. Cytokine inhibitor. Reduces autoimmune response and protects endothelial cells.

    Properties – Sweet, warming, immune tonic.

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 2 & 3) Taken as a tincture, tea, powder, capsules, or in food. Tincture: 1:5 @ 50%, 30-60 drops, up to 4x/day as a tonic. As a preventative for the flu or chronic illnesses, 1 teaspoon, 4-6x/day, and for acute conditions every 3 hours. Tea: 2 oz. herb in 1 quart of hot water, cover and let stand 4 hours, strain and drink throughout the day. Powder: 1 tablespoon, 3x/day. In acute conditions, 2 tablespoons, 3x/day. Food: Can be added to soup stocks and immune enhancing broths (has a tendency to shred so be sure to strain well).

    Uses – Active against influenza A, other viruses, and respiratory infection. Immune potentiator and modulator. Enhances spleen function (spleen deficiency). Is considered a superior immune tonic in Chinese Medicine. Normalizes white blood cell count. Useful in reversing immunosuppression from any source.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications – No known toxicity, or side effects. Contraindicated for some people in late stage Lyme, as it can exacerbate autoimmune response. May increase effects of interferon and acyclovir. Synergistic with echinacea and licorice. Not for use in people with organ transplants.

    2. BonesetEupatorium perfoliatum ­– not native to China

    Part used – Aerial parts in flower or just before flowering.

    Actions – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, cytotoxic, diaphoretic, febrifuge, immunostimulant, smooth muscle relaxant. TNF-a, and cytokine inhibitor.

    Properties – Bitter, sweet, cooling, adaptogenic tonic

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 1 & 2) Dried or fresh root tea or tincture. Tea: cold tea - 1 oz. dried herb in 1 qt. boiling water and let steep overnight. Strain and drink throughout the day. Take cold as a liver tonic and for mucous membranes, take hot to reduce fever. Hot Tea: 3 0z. dried herb to 1 gallon of hot water. Steep 30 minutes. Drink hot with honey, 8 oz. every 2 hours. Tincture: Fresh herb in flower, 1:2 @ 95%, 20-40 drops in hot water up to 3x/day. Dry herb use 1:5 @ 60%, 30-40 drops in hot water up to 3x/day. For acute flu or bacterial upper respiratory infections take 10 drops of tincture in hot water every ½ hour, up to 6x/day.

    Uses – Reduces fever and body aches accompanying the flu. For general debility, pneumonia, cough, epidemic influenza, colds.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications – Mildly emetic when taken in large doses. Possible allergy due to plant being in the ragwort family (chamomile, feverfew, etc.). No known drug/herb interactions.

    3.Chinese skullcap, Scutellaria baicalensis, Huang Qin

    Part used – 3 year growth root as a dried root powder.

    Actions – Antiviral, anodyne, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antifungal, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antitumor, astringent, cholagogue, diuretic, hepatoprotective, nervine, splenic protective, expectorate, and lymphatic. Hemagglutinin, neuraminidase, TNF-a, IFN-y, cytokine, and viral RNA release inhibitor. Reduces the virus’ ability to inhibit the production of macrophages (white blood cells) by stimulating monocyte and dendritic cell maturation.

    Properties – Bitter, cooling, dispels heat, expels damp heat.

    Preparation & Dosage –  (Phase 2 & 3) Taken in tea, capsules, or tincture. Tea or Capsules: Root powder, 3 grams every 3-4 hours, or 1 teaspoon 3-6x/day (may be dissolved in water, taken in tea or put in capsules). Tincture: Root powder tincture, 1:5 @ 50% ¼-1/2 teaspoon 3x/day. In acute cases double the dosage.

    Uses – Viral infections, especially pandemic influenza and encephalitis, respiratory infections, pneumonia, infections that affect the CNS (Lyme, meningitis, etc.), fevers, seizures, convulsions, sleep disturbances, headache, hypertension. Root tincture specific for reducing inflammation in the brain, reducing cytokine cascades initiated by viral agents.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications – May interfere with the metabolism and effectiveness of drugs and herbs, increasing their uptake in the body. May increase the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs.

    4.Cordyceps, Cordyceps sinensis, dong chong xia cao

    Part used – Caterpillar body, fruiting body.

    Actions – Adaptogen, anti-asthmatic, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antipyretic, antitumor, antitussive, bronchial regulator, cardiotonic, expectorant, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, immunomodulator, neuroprotective, renoprotective. TNF-a, IFN-y, cytokine inhibitor. Reduces the virus’ ability to inhibit the production of macrophages (white blood cells) by stimulating monocyte and dendritic cell maturation. Cilia-protective. Reduces autoimmune response and protects endothelial cells.

    Properties – Sweet, neutral, warm, adaptogen tonic.

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 2 & 3) Taken in tea or tincture. Tea: Powder, 3-9 grams/day, or as high as 50 grams (2 oz.)/day for acute disease conditions, drink in warm water. Buhner recommends 3-4 tablespoons of the powder 3x/day. Tincture: 1:5 @ 50%, tonic dosage ¼-1/2 tsp., 3x/day. Double for active infections (1 tsp. 6x/day). Can also be infused in an alcohol liquor. The best results occur with 6 grams daily as a baseline for acute conditions.

    Uses – Respiratory viral infections, CNS inflammation, unproductive or chronic cough, asthma, joint inflammation, low libido, altitude sickness, thick mucus in the lungs that will not move, tinnitus. Increases kidney strength. Tonifies the lungs.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications – No known side effects. Synergistic with closporine and antidiabetic medications affecting dosage requirements.

    5.Elder, Sambucus nigra – not native to China

    Part Used – Ripe berries & flowers.

    Actions – Antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, antioxidant, moderate immune stimulant. Neuraminidase, TNF-a inhibitor. Reduces the virus’ ability to inhibit the production of macrophages (white blood cells) by stimulating monocyte and dendritic cell maturation. Increases T cell count. Cytokine modulator.

    Properties – Sweet, cooling, dispels wind-damp-heat.

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 1 & 2) Taken as a tea, tincture, or decoction. Can be made into jams and jellies. The berries must be heated during preparation to reduce cyanogenic compounds. Flower tea: 1 oz. flowers (dried or fresh) in 1 quart of hot water, cover and let stand until cool, drink freely. To make an Elderberry syrup (Thea's Gyspy Cold Care) for colds and flu please visit

    Uses – Respiratory infections, and influenza.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications – Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, depending on the part of the plant you are using and how it is prepared. There are few reports of side effects. Start with low doses and work up. No known drug/herb interactions.

    6.Ginger, Zingiber officinale, gan jiang (dried older rhizome), shen jiang (fresh, young rhizome)

    Part used – Fresh (not dried) root (rhizome). “Baby” or young ginger can be obtained at your local farmers markets and frozen for later use.

    Actions – Fresh raw: Antiviral, analgesic, antibacterial, antidiarrheal, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antitussive, carminative, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic, hypotensive, immune stimulant, mucolytic. Hemagglutinin, TNF-a, neuraminidase, cytokine inhibitor.

    Properties – Pungent. Dried root is hot & drying, fresh root is warm & moistening. Dispels wind-cold.

    Preparation & Dosage –  (Phase 1) Taken as a fresh juice, tea or tincture. Fresh juice: ¼ cup fresh pressed juice in 8 oz. hot water to which lemon, lime, honey and cayenne may be added. Drink every 2-3 hours at the onset of a cold or flu. Tea: Use the leftover plant matter from juicing to make a tea by steeping in hot water for 4 hours, strain, drink as above. Tincture: Fresh root, 1:2 in 95%, take 10-20 drops up to 4x/day

    Uses – Viral infections including colds & flus, digestive aid, calms nausea, improves circulation, reduces diarrhea and stomach cramping, reduces fever through sweating (diaphoretic), reduces chills and inflammation, thins mucous, reduces coughing, pain relieving, relaxes blood vessels, synergistic with other herbs.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications –  Large doses should be avoided in pregnancy (emmenagogue), but the dried root can be used to ease morning sickness. May aggravate gallstones. May rarely cause gas, bloating, heartburn, nausea (usually from using dried, powdered root.) Synergistic with antibiotics, usually increasing their potency.

    7. Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra, gan cao

    Part used –  Root (3 year old roots or older).

    Actions – Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, mucoprotective, adrenal tonic, analgesic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative, antispasmodic, antitussive, cardioprotective, demulcent, estrogenic, gastric secretion inhibitor, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, immunomodulator, immune-stimulant. Upregulates the production of type 1 interferon and increases T cells, which reduces the influenza severity. TNF-a inhibitor. Reduces the virus’ ability to inhibit the production of macrophages (white blood cells) by stimulating monocyte and dendritic cell maturation. Cytokine inhibitor, strongly inhibiting cytokine cascades. IFN-y modulator. Binds HMGB1 inactivating its actions in the body. Increases T cell count.

    Note: As an immune-stimulant, it stimulates interferon, and enhances antibody formation. As an immunomodulant it will reduce interferon levels if they are high and upregulate if low.

    Properties – Sweet, neutral, cooling, clears-heat, harmonizing qi tonic

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 1, 2 & 3) Taken as tincture, tea, infusion, or decoction. Best used in combination formulas. Tincture: Dried root, 1:5 @ 50%, 30-60 drops up to 3x/day. Acute dosage for viral infections, ½ - 1 tsp. (approx. 50-100 drops) 3-6x/day (blended with other herbs) for a maximum of six weeks. Infusion: ½-1 tsp. powdered root with 8 oz. water, simmer for 15 minutes uncovered, strain, drink up to 3 cups/day. In acute conditions drink 1 cup every 2 hours. Decoction: 6 grams root powder in 16 oz. water, bring to a boil, uncovered and simmer until reduced to approx 8.5 oz., then add enough water to bring volume up to approx. 32 oz., drink throughout the day.

    Note: Do not use deglycyrrhized licorice if using as an antiviral. Look for between 2.5 & 4% glycyrrhizin content. 2.5 % should render approx. 50 mg glycyrrhizin.

    Uses – Influenza of all kinds, respiratory viral infections, pneumonia, and coronaviruses. Moistens the lungs and reduces coughing. Sore throats as a gargle. Eases abdominal cramping.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications –  Long-term use can lead to numbness, dizziness, headache, hypertension, potassium depletion. This herb should rarely be used in isolation or in large doses for longer than 4-6 weeks, especially if you are pregnant. It is contraindicated in hypertension. Short term use in low doses, especially when combined with other herbs is very safe. Is synergistic increasing the potency of other herbs. It should not be used in combination with estrogenic pharmaceuticals, hypertensive drugs, cardiac glycosides, diuretics, corticosteroids or hydrocortisone.

    8.Lomatium, Lomatium dissectum – not native to China

    Part Used – Root

    Actions – Analgesic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, expectorant, mucous membrane tonic. One of the most potent M2 inhibitors known.

    Properties – Bitter, cooling, clears-heat and dampness.

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 1, 2 & 3) Taken as a tincture or infusion: Tincture: Fresh root, 1:2 @ 70%, 10-30 drops up to 5x/day. Acute dosage, 10-30 drops every hour. Same dosage for dry root, 1:5 @ 70%. Infusion: Cover 2 tsp. powdered root with 8 oz boiling water, cover and let steep for one hour, strain and drink up to 3x/day.

    Note: Common influenza tincture blend (as recommended by Stephen Harrod Buhner) is equal parts lomatium, red root, licorice and pleurisy root. In acute conditions take 1 teaspoon, 6x/day. Have also been traditionally eaten as food.

    Uses – Upper respiratory viral infections, all influenza strains including coronaviruses, pneumonia, eases coughs. Is synergistic when combined with other herbs including: red root, and licorice. May be used as a single.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications –  No known toxicity. May cause an allergic rash (1%) in some people (more commonly with fresh, not dried root), and will pass on its own within a week. Contraindicated in pregnancy. No known drug/herb interactions.

    9. Red Root, Ceanothus americanus – not native to China

    Part Used – Root

    Actions – Lymphatic, tonic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, alterative, antiseptic, expectorant, antispasmodic, and blood coagulant. Increases T cell count.

    Properties – Aromatic, slightly warm, not widely used in TCM. Has a long history of use in the Americas primarily as an astringent.

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 1, 2 & 3)Taken as a tincture, tea, or strong decoction. Tincture: Dry root, 1:5 @ 50%, 30-90 drops up to 4x/day. Tea: 1 tsp. powdered root in 8 oz. water, simmer 15 minutes, strain. Drink up to 6 cups daily. Decoction: 1 oz. herb in 16 ounces water, cover and simmer slowly for 30 minutes, take 1 tablespoon 3-4x/day. Make a strong tea as a gargle for throat inflammation and tonsillitis.

    Uses – Clears lymph. Useful for coughs including whooping cough, and bronchitis.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications –  No known side effects. Contraindicated in pregnancy. Should not be used with pharmaceutical coagulants or anticoagulants.

    10. Rhodiola, Rhodiola rosea, Hong Jing Tian

    Part Used - Root

    Actions - Adaptogen, yin tonic, antidepressant, cardiotonic, endocrine tonic, nervous system tonic, neuroprotective. Neuraminidase inhibitor. Protects cells from hypoxia, significantly reducing lung damage. Prevents hypoxia-induced oxidative damage, increases intracellular oxygen diffusion and the efficiency of oxygen utilization. Reduces autoimmune response and protects endothelial cells.

    Properties - Sweet, cooling, adaptogen tonic.

    Preparation & Dosage – (Phase 2 & 3) Tincture or capsules. Tincture: Dried root 1:5 @ 50%, Tonic dose: 30-40 drops, 3-4x/day. Acute dose ½-1 teaspoon 3x/day for 30 days then back to tonic dose. Capsule: 100 mg., 1-2 per day. In acute conditions up to 1,000 mg. daily. Standardized to 2-3% rosavins. Take just before meals.

    Note: 1 teaspoon is approximately 100 drops. Check out this useful measurement chart.

    Uses – Increases physical endurance and the ability to respond to stress. Useful for chronic fatigue syndrome, colds and flu.

    Drug/Herb Interactions & Contraindications – May cause nervousness, don’t take at night. No known contraindications or herb/drug interactions.

    Other Important Herbs:

    1. Angelica - Neuraminidase inhibitor. Directly inhibits HMGB1

    2. Cleavers – Lymphatic with some of the same effects at Red Root. Fresh juice of the plant is best.

    3. Echinacea Angustifolia – (Phase 1 & 2) Antiviral, found to be effective against swine origin flu. Inhibits receptor cell binding activity of the virus and strengthens protective power of the mucous membranes making it harder for the virus to penetrate.

    4. Umckaloabo – A potentially life-saving herb. The main cause of death in an influenza virus infection is pneumonia. Learn how Umckaloabo prevents this at Wisdom of the Plant Devas.

    Additional Support:

    1. Vitamin D3 –Vitamin D3 deficiency among ICU patients increases mortality by more than 70% compared to those who are not deficient. Dosage: 3-6,000 iu/day

    2. Quercetin – Neuraminidase and HMGB1 inhibitor.

    3. Zinc – Increases T-cell count. Has been shown to be active against a number of viruses and is supportive in treatment of influenza. Studies have found zinc supplementation can triple the survival rate for children with pneumonia and reduce the duration of the common cold in children and adults. Dosage: 10-25 mg./day, 25-40 during acute conditions. Works synergistically with selenium, 200 mcg/day.

    4. Eucalyptus Essential Oil – Olbas, or Eucalyptus inhalation to reduce coughing and improve airflow.

    5. Cherry bark syrup for cough. Recommended: Planetary Herbals, Old Indian Wild Cherry Bark Syrup, developed by, Michael Teirra, O.M.D., R.H. Founder of East West School of Planetary Herbology along with his wife Lesley Tierra, L.Ac., R.H.

    Herbal Protocol

    Note: The information contained in this post is for educational purposes only. You should seek medical attention at the first signs of an infection, and be under the care of, and in communication with a licensed physician, even when you are using herbal alternatives. Be sure to disclose any herbs or supplements you may be taking. The recommendations made in this post are based on the work of, Stephen Harrod Buhner, Paul Bergner, and my own clinical experience.

    Phase One – Early onset: Take at the first signs of infection, equal parts redroot tincture and licorice root extract, 30 drops, every hour until symptoms are resolved. Fresh ginger can be juiced, drink warm added to whatever liquids you are drinking. Drinking it in hot water or tea is diaphoretic helping to lower a fever. Use up to 2 oz, 2xday. Elderberry syrup as directed on label. Echinacea angustifoliainhibits the virus, 20 drops every other hour. Hold in mouth, then swallow slowly so tincture comes in contact with mucous membranes. Only useful in stage one. Lomatium tincture dosage, 20 drops every hour until condition improves. Boneset tincture or tea for body aches and fever. While some may recommend raw garlic at this stage, it may be too hot and pungent for this condition and it destroys good gut bacteria along with the bad. Learn more in Wisdom of the Five Flavors: The Energetics of Healing with Food and Herbs.

    Phase Two – Moderate infection: A combination of Chinese skullcap, licorice, lomatium, cordyceps, astragulus, rhodiola, boneset, and elder. Antiviral Tincture Formula: Equal parts Chinese Skullcap, licorice, lomatium, redroot. 60 drops every hour. Immune Tincture Formula: Equal parts astragulus, cordyceps, and rhodiola. 60 drops 3x/day.

    Phase Three – Severe infection: Double the dosage of Antiviral and Immune Tincture Formula.


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  • fredburks's picture
    1 year ago

    Thanks for all of the useful and detailed information, Kristyne! Much love and a warm, germ-free hug, Fred

  • 1 year ago

    Thanks for the great anti-viral herbal information. I got into herbalism last spring after watching a docu-series so I am happy to see I have a lot of these herbs in my home already. :) Be well!

  • Wendy's picture
    1 year ago

    Hi Kristine,

    I've been making a lot of sugar free lemonade sweetened with stevia lately, to keep the vitamin c up. Wondering if you know anyting about Cinchona bark. I bought some recently thinking it might help if I do get corona virus (although now I wonder if it's actually real). I believe it is the derivative herb of the medicine that was traditionally used for malaria. I have no idea how much I would take, etc. if it was actually needed.



  • onesong's picture
    11 months ago

    Sorry I've not looked in sooner Wendy-I have not used Cinchona.  For fever the monographs I have suggest it, but there are some side effects and many drug and food interactions so check it out online or in a good herbal text. If using, 1 tsp of bark boiled for ten or fifteen minutes to make a cup would generally be a dose and most herbs are taken 2-3 x a day.  Like I said, don't have experience with this do your research.   Be well and happy!!   The times they are a changin' guess we're going along for the ride.            kristyne..  

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