Some possible OTC drugs/herbal substances and vaccines for treating coronaviruses


Homologous protein domains in SARS-CoV-2 and measles, mumps and rubella viruses: preliminary evidence that MMR vaccine might provide protection against COVID-19

The report MMR Vaccine Appears to Confer Strong Protection from COVID-19: Few Deaths from SARS-CoV-2 in Highly Vaccinated Populations reveals that nearly all countries with few or no deaths from COVID-19 have also had large measles-rubella vaccination programs in recent years.

Coronavirus vaccines have been available for animals as far back as the 1950's

The researchers think these cells were likely triggered by past infection with one of the four human coronaviruses that cause colds; proteins in these viruses resemble those of SARS-CoV-2


A throat lozenge containing amyl meta cresol and dichlorobenzyl alcohol has a direct virucidal effect on respiratory syncytial virus, influenza A and SARS-CoV.

Virucidal action of sore throat lozenges against respiratory viruses parainfluenza type 3 and cytomegalovirus.
Includes hexylresorcinol

European and North American Elderberry = sambucus nigra

Sambucus FormosanaNakai vs. coronavirus

Elderberry might inhibit coronaviruses

Ginger Tumeric and Green Tea Extract
The experiments described below were designed to determine the effect of QR448(a) obtained from Quigley Pharma, Inc. a subsidiary of the Quigley Corporation (Doylestown, PA), on IBV in vitro and in vivo. QR448(a) is a synergistic blend of botanical oleoresins and essential oils in a liquid emulsion of pharmaceutical grade excipients. The exact composition of QR448(a) is available from Quigley Pharma, Inc.

Avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus susceptibility to botanical oleoresins and essential oils in vitro and in vivo

Protective effects of hypericin against infectious bronchitis virus induced apoptosis and reactive oxygen species in chicken embryo kidney cells.


we tested a commercially available nasal spray containing iota-carrageenan in an influenza A mouse infection model. Treatment of mice infected with a lethal dose of influenza A PR8/34 H1N1 virus with iota-carrageenan starting up to 48 hours post infection resulted in a strong protection of mice similar to mice treated with oseltamivir. Since alternative treatment options for influenza are rare, we conclude that the nasal spray containing iota-carrageenan is an alternative to neuraminidase inhibitors and should be tested for prevention and treatment of influenza A in clinical trials in humans.

Iota-carrageenan from red seaweed inhibits SARS-CoV-2 in laboratory conditions

Health Alert! Chinese Killer Coronavirus and Colloidal Silver

University Study Shows Ionic Silver Effective Against SARS; Supports Previous Research Findings on SARS Virus

Silver Nanoparticles as Potential Antiviral Agents

Zn2+ Inhibits Coronavirus and Arterivirus RNA Polymerase Activity In Vitro and Zinc Ionophores Block the Replication of These Viruses in Cell Culture

Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine act as zinc ionophores which help zinc enter cells. Once in the cell the zinc interferes with a virus enzyme and prevents reproducion of the viral RNA. It appears that quercetin (a flavonoid) and EGCG (in green tea) also act like zinc ionophores. Quercetin and zinc supplements are available.

LA doctor seeing success with hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19

Quercetin as Zinc Ionophore and COVID-19 Outpatient Management

Zinc Ionophore Activity of Quercetin and Epigallocatechin-gallate: From Hepa 1-6 Cells to a Liposome Mode

Could an old malaria drug help fight the new coronavirus?

Adverse, even fatal, reaction to quinine runs in families

Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spreads

Does nicotine protect us against coronavirus?
Maybe a nicotine patch would be better than smoking

According to this nicotine exposure increases the risk of COVID-19 entry into lung cells

Famotidine Use is Associated with Improved Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: A Propensity Score Matched Retrospective Cohort Study
Famotidine = Pepcid AC

New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

Whites have a lower insidence of TB because of higher resistance due to natural selection. Look at the bottom half of this page:

Maybe this applies to some viruses including the coronavirus.

Your genes could determine whether coronavirus puts you in the hospital and we re starting to unravel which ones matter

Fresh air and sunlight

"Three things the virus does not like: 1. Sunlight, 2. Temperature, and 3. Humidity," Nicholls said in response to a question about when he thinks confirmed cases will peak, the transcript showed.

"Sunlight will cut the virus' ability to grow in half so the half-life will be 2.5 minutes and in the dark it's about 13 to 20 [minutes]," Nicholls said. "Sunlight is really good at killing viruses."

I open the windows as much as possible and use a hepa filter in my bedroom at night. I sneeze and cough a lot less and the sinus and lung infections (strep?) I've getting once or twice a year aren't as bad. Open the windows and the curtains to let in fresh air and sunlight.

Resveratrol has been shown in studies to inhibit viruses, including flu, Epstein-Barr, RSV, and other common viruses. It is thought to inhibit viral replication. Cell studies show that resveratrol inhibits the MERS coronavirus, but it isn t clear whether this holds true in people

Bismuth Complexes Inhibit the SARS Coronavirus
would bismuth salicylate (Pepto Bismol) work?

Coronavirus: Anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin kills COVID-19 in lab within 48 hours

The approved dose of ivermectin alone not useful in treating COVID-19

Results: The cohort (including 704 ivermectin treated and 704 controls) was derived from 169 hospitals across 3 continents with COVID-19 illness. The patients were matched for age, sex, race or ethnicity, comorbidities and a illness severity score (qSOFA). Of those requiring mechanical ventilation fewer patients died in the ivermectin group (7.3% versus 21.3%) and overall death rates were lower with ivermectin (1.4% versus 8.5%; HR 0.20 CI 95% 0.11-0.37, p<0.0001).

Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

There's different species of Eucalyptus and essential oils may vary in composition.

Lemon Eucalyptus bug repellent

Eucalyptol (1,8 cineole) from Eucalyptus Essential Oil a Potential Inhibitor of COVID 19 Corona Virus Infection by Molecular Docking Studies

Halls Extra Strong Mentho-lyptus cough drops contain menthol and eucalyptus oil.

Methods and apparatus to prevent, treat and cure infections of the human respiratory system by pathogens causing severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Methods and apparatus to prevent colds, influenzaes, tuberculosis and opportunistic infections of the human respiratory system

Download - Factsheet - Tea Tree Oil Antiviral Properties May 2020.pdf 308 kB

In this video, they show the sanitation problems in China, which probably contributes to the spead of disease. Also, China is very crowded. Western countries tend to have better sanitation and disease control. If the virus doesn t spread too fast, they might have a vaccine and approved drugs before it gets too out of control

The other virus that kills during flu season

iodine and hydrogen peroxide nebulizer and vitamins

I found that dilute Lugol's solution works good for sinus infections and poison ivy.

Lugol's solution at the bottom of this page:

Coronavirus Epidemic Update 32: Important Data from South Korea, Can Zinc Help Prevent COVID-19?

Coronavirus Epidemic Update 34: US Cases Surge, Chloroquine & Zinc Treatment Combo, Italy Lockdown

Coronavirus Epidemic Update 30: More Global COVID-19 Outbreaks, Vitamin D May Aid Prevention

10 ways to boost your immune system against the novel coronavirus COVID-19

Vitamin C

Nutritional Treatment of Coronavirus

New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C


Here's an interesting story of a man who was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis in 1897, went to South Africa and was given an herbal preparation containing Umckaloabo (Pelargonium sidoides - an African geranium) to treat his tuberculosis. Later, he tried to sell it and was accused of being a quack by the British Medical Association

There's scientific support that Umckaloabo boosts the immune system and you can find products containing it on Ebay and

Efficacy and Tolerability of High-dose Pelargonium Extract in Patients With the Common Cold


Facebook and YouTube censored a video featuring "America's Frontline Doctors" calling out a "massive disinformation campaign" on the treatment of the coronavirus. The event was initially live-streamed on Facebook by Breitbart News and was removed by the platform after accumulating 17 million views within hours.

Note starting at about 22:45 where they show some psychopath in public ranting about keeping your Covid to yourselves, Trump, etc.
Silenced Frontline Doctors Hold Capitol Hill Press Conference to Challenge Big Tech

Doctors gather in DC July 29, 2020

retracted article



Antiviral Effects of a Probiotic Metabolic Products against Transmissible Gastroenteritis Coronavirus

Lactobacillus acidophilus induces virus immune defence genes in murine dendritic cells by a Toll-like receptor-2-dependent mechanism.

L. reuteri

A considerable amount of research has been done to determine the beneficial effects of L. reuteri against viruses and/or fungi. There is evidence showing the benefit of L. reuteri against pneumoviruses, circoviruses, rotaviruses, coxsackieviruses, and papillomaviruses (Shornikova et al., 1997a,b; Preidis et al., 2012; Ang et al., 2016; Brenner et al., 2016; Piyathilake et al., 2016; Karaffova et al., 2017). It has been suggested that L. reuteri ameliorates viral infection by regulating the microbiota and secreting metabolites that have antiviral components (Ang et al., 2016). Furthermore, some studies suggest that L. reuteri may have antifungal properties as well, where L. reuteri antagonizes, stops the growth of, and eventually kills various species of Candida (Jorgensen et al., 2017).

In mice, intranasal inoculation of L. reuteri or L. plantarum have been shown protective effects against pneumonia virus lethal infection (18)

Whey protein enhances immunity