Natural substances which have been studied for Coronavirus infections include:

  • Black Tea
  • Cinnamon
  • Resveratrol
  • Garlic

Interestingly, we already know that drinking green and black tea has hundreds of evidence-based potential health benefits, including slashing MRSA infection risk in half. It is doubtful that anything of pharmaceutical origin (patented chemical or synthetic biological agents) could reproduce the efficacy, and certainly not the safety, of something as simple as this daily, lifestyle-based intervention.

So, what happens when you add in other immune-supportive agents? What about vitamin C, which we covered in multiple previous posts, which appears to be so effective that the Chinese government and medical authorities are using it to treat Coronavirus infected patients, and in early reports, saving lives? (This information is so threatening to the medical establishment that they are banning Dr. Andrew Saul’s attempts to let people know about the life-saving potential of vitamin C therapy. Video below for more details).

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Clearly, the concept that deadly, invisible germs “out there” are out to get us, and that exposure equates infection equatespossible death, is a concept so frightening that arguably it is causing the very immune-crashing conditions required to contract an actual deadly infection! In fact, I almost decided to write an article titled, ‘What Should We Care Most About: Weaponized Germs or Weaponized Germ Theory?”, in order to address the psychobiological implications of the Old versus New Biology viewpoints, focusing on the implications of the the microbiome, and how waging a war on germs is equivalent to attacking the very microbial infrastructure of our own health and well-being (i.e. the virome is an important part of why we don’t succumb to deadly infection). I decided to focus my attention and energy on getting out potential solutions, but if you are interested in learning more on the topic of why “germ theory” is misleading us, and being used to control the masses, you can watch or listen in on my latest discussion with Charles Eisenstein here, or read the following articles:

Back to immediate solutions. Garlic, of course, has many other potentially life-saving applications, which inspired me to write an article on the topic titled, “The Live Saving Properties of Garlic Revealed,” with a relevant excerpt here:

As far as the research goes, garlic has immensely powerful anti-infective (i.e. suppressing dysbiosis and opportunistic overgrowth of microbes) properties, experimentally confirmed to kill the following:

  1. Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)[1][2]
  2. Thrush (Fungal overgrowth in oral cavity)[3]
  3. Pseudomonas Aerigonosima, including drug-resistant strains.[4][5][6]
  4. Cytomegalavirus Infections[7][8][9][10]
  5. Mycotoxin-associated aflatoxicosis[11][12]
  6. Helicobacter Pylori infection[13]
  7. Candida (Yeast) infection[14][15][16]
  8. Klebseilla infection[17][18]
  9. HIV-1 infection[19][20]
  10. Vibrio infection [21][22]
  11. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant[23]
  12. Clostridium infections[24]
  13. Viral Infections: Herpes Simplex 1 and 2, Parainfluenza virus type 3, vaccinia virus, vesicular stomatitis virus and human rhinovirus type 2.
  14. Group B Streptococcus Infection[25][26]

This is an impressive smattering of research, but it is likely only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to garlic’s ability to fight infection. Of course, if you wish to view the study references directly, you can find a total of 433 of them here, relevant to garlic’s potential therapeutic role in over 250 different conditions: Garlic Research Database.

Garlic has been specifically studied for Coronavirus infection. In 2016 in Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine, researchers used the pathogen free embryonic egg model to ascertain the anti-Coronavirus potential of garlic extract, with the intention of finding a pharmaceutical alternative to Coronavirus-associated infectious bronchitis “IBV,” which affects the poultry industry, but which the researchers suggested may be an appropriate model for other coronavirus diseases like SARS and MERS. The study concluded: “The garlic extract had inhibitory effects on IBV in the chickens embryo.”

Even if garlic were only used to prevent bacterial infections, secondary to Coronavirus immunosuppression, or as an expectorant, given it has mucous-dissolving properties, it may provide significant value in those stricken with the condition. This is why I describe the immense therapeutic value of chicken soup in my upcoming book REGENERATE, which I believe puts the pharmaceutical antiviral drug Tamiflu to shame — primarily because it does not have life-threatening side effects like the drug.

All that said, it is important to remember that finding specific “magic bullets” for specific conditions, is the whack-a-mole approach that isn’t necessarily going to address the root-cause reasons why some people become sick after exposure, and many more do not. We must remember that immune status determines susceptibility to infectionand just like exposure does not equateto infection, nor does vaccination equate to bona fide immunity. Nothing — even natural interventions — is going to guarantee complete protection. That said, immune supportive foods and lifestyle practices, are going to have a generally protective effect that is also going to increase your baseline happiness, resilience, and sense of well-being. The key here is not to try to fight fire with fire, but remain as relaxed and equanimous as possible, because as I recently posted in the meme below, global, nebulous, global-media driven fear is arguably one of the most immunotoxic forces on the planet.


Here are additional resources for supporting your immunity:


Immune supportive Agents

Vitamin C


Sayer Ji is founder of, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine,Co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, Vice Chairman of the Board of the National Health Federation, Steering Committee Member of the Global Non-GMO Foundation.