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Post COVID & Long COVID - Aftercare with Naturopathy

A small virus that changes the world!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been with us for more than a year now. Many people around the world have suffered from an acute illness, some not even aware of it. The economy is suffering from business closures and production stops, and individuals from contact restrictions, curfews, and mandatory protective masks in everyday life. This virus has caught us all stone cold. For years now, the voices have been growing louder that a major viral pandemic was upon us. Climate change, growing populations, and a decline in hygiene awareness were all put to rest. For years, SARS pathogens have caused a stir around the world again and again, its origin was also already in China in the early 2000s. That it should be so far then at the end of 2019 and this SARS-CoV2 Pandemie would break loose, probably nobody knew. Since the beginning of March 2020, we have also had to deal with it. COVID-19 takes influence everywhere and seems to be omnipresent. Every day we are gaining more experience about routes of spread, sources of infection, the actual disease, but also the complications that this disease can bring.

COVID-19 / Corona as a vascular disease.

COVID-19 manifests as a vascular disease, which means that small capillaries, veins and arteries become inflamed and altered. The consequences are blood clots, thromboses, embolisms and strokes. It often manifests in the lung area, because that is where the finest capillaries in the body are found. All the symptoms of pneumonia are derived from this, such as breathing difficulties and lack of oxygen, but also general exhaustion, fever, cough and chills. As a result of the experience gained worldwide in recent months, the acute case can be managed more and more effectively. Hospitals have adapted to this and adjusted and expanded their intensive care spectrum. What is now becoming more of an issue are the long-term consequences and manifestations caused by COVID 19. They are described under the terms Long-COVID, Post-COVID and After-COVID syndrome summarized. The leading symptoms are tastelessness, odorlessness, fatigue, and shortness of breath, however, also occur Headache & Migraine, diarrhea and hair loss occur. Women are currently affected more often than men. 

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With natural methods such as the individual spagyric sprays from Zimply Natural, complaints can be treated and sustainably alleviated.

Prevention is half the battle!

The most important question for you is how can you try to prevent infection and illness with SARS-CoV-2? GAs a general rule, you should avoid anything that could harm your Immunesystem weakens and makes you more susceptible to infections. Stress is certainly at the forefront of this. Take your time out, regenerate, sleep enough, eat healthy and move! An adult human should consume about 30ml/kg of neutral fluid (water, thin herbal teas and spritzers), i.e. a 75kg adult around 2-2.5 liters. To do this, you need a good, mixed diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, high-quality plant and animal protein, and carbohydrates from whole grains. Cook yourself, pay attention to what you tolerate and do not skimp on herbs and spices. Herbs and spices are healthy, they boost your metabolism, stimulate your immune system and are often anti-viral. Black freshly grated pepper perfuses the mucous membranes and stimulates them to absorb vitamins from food. Ginger is known for its circulation-enhancing effects. You can brew it with pleasure as a tea and drink it, do inhalations to care for the respiratory tract or cut it into the food. Alfons Schuhbeck is also so enthusiastic and convinced about this root that he even puts it on his famous roast pork! Thyme is another herb that is said to have excellent antiviral properties. It is often a component of cough tea mixtures or cough syrup. It tastes very good when used in the kitchen as a component of a Mediterranean stir-fry. Just try it! 

Studies have also shown that a potential association between SARS-CoV-2 infection, or severe COVID-19 disease progression, and the Vitamin D value of the patients may exist. Basically we know that Vitamin D plays a role in the immune system and it makes sense to make sure that this value is within a healthy range of 40-80mg/ml. Especially in winter this plays an important role, since Vitamin D is formed by the body depending on the sun and, as is known, little of this is available in winter. The vitamin D value should be measured in the blood and the requirement determined individually by means of a calculator. Consult your trusted doctor or alternative practitioner. He will recommend the dose and product to you!

What helps against Post-Covid? Use natural medicine!

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Cistus (cistus incanus) for Post-COVID & Long-COVID

From the Cretan cistus (Cistus incanus) is known to make the mucous membrane less sensitive to viral infections. You can buy this plant as a tea, pastilles or tincture and use it prophylactically. 

Most colds are due to high oxidative stress, which allows viruses to overcome the immune system and cause infection. Cistus has a strong antiviral effect and also has a very high antioxidant potential. This makes it the optimal medicinal plant for colds. Its effectiveness in true influenza has been proven in studies.

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Annual mugwort (Artemisia annua) in post-COVID & long-COVID.

Mugwort is antimicrobial. Its ingredients act against bacteria, viruses and fungi. They kill them and soothe the inflamed area. This allows the symptoms to recede and the body to recover.

The Mugwort is considered antipyretic. The artemisin it contains sets off a reaction that destroys the pathogens and causes the infection to subside. As a result, the fever goes down and the body can recover from the strain.

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Echinacea angustifolia in Post-COVID & Long-COVID

An all-time gift for the immune system is also the Sun hat or Echinacea. It was already used by the North American natives as a remedy for colds. 

Echinacea is one of the most important plants when it comes to the immune system, infections and prophylaxis of the same. Its wound healing effect on infected skin lesions has been studied and explained.

It is available as drops, tinctures or even teas! Highly recommended at this point is the spagyric immune spray from Zimply Natural. From over 100 medicinal plants this is mixed individually for you and impresses with a very high quality!

As a friend of essential oils (caution: allergies!) I would like to recommend Niaouli oil. I myself like to apply it in the cold season by simply rubbing it under my nose. It is antiviral and has a disinfecting effect. Of course, you can also vaporize it in a fragrance lamp or make it into a room spray.

What to do in case of Post-COVID and Long-COVID?

The second point I would like to raise is the issue of post-COVID syndrome. What can you do if you had a COVID disease and you suffer from the long-term effects? Many patients report being traumatized by the acute COVID-19 event they experienced. Emergency medical care in a clinical setting is generally not quickly forgotten, but if it was accompanied by acute fear of death, certainly not. 
In the course of the last few months, self-help groups have been formed in which you can exchange information with other sufferers. This does a lot of people a lot of good. If this is not enough, I strongly advise you to seek professional help from a trauma expert. Usually these are psychotherapists or alternative practitioners for psychotherapy who have specialized in this field. 
Maybe you were not lucky enough to be affected by COVID-19 yourself, but the whole situation, the uncertainty of this time is emotionally upsetting you?

I can only advise you to make the best of it. Consciously let yourself feel good, book a massage or go to a place where you can recharge your batteries. Nature is always happy to help. Use the summer to regenerate yourself and to get rid of the Anti-Stress of the past winter behind you. ZIMPLY NATURAL has a fine anti-stress blend that can help you get back on track. It brings you back into your power! Do something for yourself!

Rose root : A gift for stress and mental stress

As a plant I would like to give you the Rose root (Rhodiola rosea) recommend. It is a true gift for stress and mental strain and has a long tradition in Russia and the Baltic States. Rose root can be purchased as a ready-to-use preparation (e.g. as a tea). In case of persistent physical exhaustion, you should definitely consult a doctor or alternative practitioner and get advice on what can be done. Viral diseases often place a heavy burden on the lymphatic system and thus cost the body a lot of strength. It makes sense here to get professional advice. A tea mixture of juniper berries and linden blossoms has proven itself as a home remedy. The tea is cleansing for the lymph, diaphoretic and expectorant. You can combine the tea with drinking cures, vitamin infusions (B vitamins, vitamin C) and sauna sessions. 

A visit to the spa is not only a pleasant pastime, it can also be therapy. Many spas still offer you sulfurous water for sitz baths. Use them! They cleanse the body and stimulate detoxification. The famous sulfur springs of Saturnia in Tuscany have built their 'excellent reputation over thousands of years and not without reason! Today they are still among the most important spas in the world!


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