Professor of Chemistry at Tanjungpura University Prof. Dr. Thamrin Usman revealed to the Pontianak Post, yesterday (March 5, 2020) that he believes that Kratom, and other tropical plants native to West Kalimantan, Borneo.
The link to the article in Indonesia’s language is below but here is the Google Translation of the article in its entirety.
PONTIANAK – The action of buying masks, sanitizing hands and vitamins or herbal medicine has caused anxiety in the community. The people of West Kalimantan actually need not worry about running out of these goods. Because the diversity of tropical plants in West Kalimantan have a lot of compounds that can strengthen the immune system and ward off corona. This was revealed by Professor of Chemistry at Tanjungpura University Prof. Dr. Thamrin Usman to Pontianak Post, yesterday (5/3).
“Our biodiversity is very superior. To increase the body’s immune power, usually with Vitamin C which gives a warm effect such as ginger and other spices. Whereas to ward off Corona can use virgin coconut oil or virgin coconut oil (VCO). This material has been proven to increase the body’s immune system ( immune booster ), “he said.
In addition, he said, it was reported from researchers in Wuhan that Chloroquine (Cq) can be used for the treatment of patients with Covid 19. The content of the Cq molecule is in kratom leaves that thrive in West Kalimantan. “By looking at the chemical structure of Chloroquine molecules that contain secondary and tertiary amine compound structures, it can be considered to use kratom leaves. Because the Mitragynine compound in kratom is actually a secondary and tertiary amine compound, “he said.
In addition, the solution to the limited antiseptic on the market, Thamrin suggested using betel water. It can also be clove oil and lemongrass oil. Cheap perfume that has ethanol can be sprayed onto the hands as an antiseptic.
This is because the chemical structure of the corona 19 virus is composed of lipoprotein compounds so for safety of the skin on the outside of the human body. As for the mask, you can use scented tissue that is folded like a fan. Then given a rubber band. (ars)
So that means that by consuming Kratom, the Doctor suggests that it could help with boosting the body’s ability to fight off viruses and other pathogens including Novel Corona virus. This is not any sort of claim, just repeating what the doctor said publically.
Here is the deal guys… Whether it helps or not, we’ve known for a long time that Kratom is beneficial in many ways! This is just one more piece of evidence to help us promote the safe, responsible use of Kratom in the United States and abroad!.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have been warning the public to use common sense when dealing with the threat of this “pandemic” as it’s being called. But honestly, is that what the public are doing? NO, they are panicking and buying the entire store’s worth of Toilet Paper and eggs like it’s the End of the World “as we know it!”
But year after year, virus after virus, we are faced with another “terror” that usually originates from China, we have the same response… PANIC. And yet, while people do die and it’s a tragedy, it’s never this global outbreak pandemic that kills half of the world.
With a death rate of less than 4%, COVID-19 is FAR less dangerous that the H1N1 Flu which took the lives of over 200,000 people world-wide and even killed a family member of minel And yet, I believe the hysteria about coronavirus is far worse than it was with H1N1. Why is that?
Perhaps the media is trying to feed the fear monster? They make billions on selling the world the terror of a new super-virus and yet is that what it really is? I don’t think so.
Let’s use common sense, just like the CDC suggests:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
- Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain social distancing
Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.
Practice respiratory hygiene
Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.
Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider
Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.”
That being said, does that induce a sense of terror? No, they make sense to me. But the media headlines say things like: SF officials urge residents to limit outings, avoid large gatherings to prevent spread of coronavirus. And much scarier ones.
But let’s be honest here, Kratom isn’t gonna solve the crisis, but is it really a crisis? Do we all freak out when 2 people get the flu in San Francisco? With higher mortality rates than the coronavirus, the flu kills tens of thousands a year just in the US alone.
So let’s put it all into perspective here. Drink your Kratom, wash your hands, use sanitizer, and keep CALM AND KRATOM ON my friends!