Covid–19 Tricks the Body…But Herbs may Help..Sanjivni Amrit Regime
By Prithu Nath
Sanjivni Amrti Regime has used many blood thinning Herbs and Supplements to mitigate the issue of Covid-19 induced excessive Blood Clotting. The high frequency and wide variety of aPL antibodies observed in patients with COVID-19 cannot be ignored.
Herbs can improve the fluidity of our Blood and also improve the Lipid Profile thereby helping our body to cope with the possibility of Covid-19 induced excessive clotting. More than 15 Herbs have been used in Sanjivni Amrit Regime to Help Mitigate these issues as best as one can and the stoppage of all foods that cause the thickning of our blood plus auto immune disorders has been a part of the Regime.
Garlic can reduce High Homocysteine & cholesterol Levels:
The powerful antioxidant properties of garlic prevents free radical damage to the arterial lining and prevents the formation of scar tissue on the arteries. This stops the initiation of plaque build-up. Garlic has also been shown to reduce homocysteine levels in the blood. High levels of homocysteine are directly linked to high cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease.
Garlic Decreases Platelet Aggregation:
Garlic has the ability to decrease platelet aggregation. This means that garlic doesn’t let your blood cells stick together, and allows them to move more freely through your system. Consider eating more garlic instead of Aspirin to lower blood pressure and increase circulation.
Vitmain A & E also help to increase the fluidity of the Blood.
Herbal Ghee or Arjuna Induced Ghee Helps in the improvement of Fluidity of our Blood and the stoppage of all refined oils is a part of the Sanjivni Amrit Regime.
People with Hughes/antiphospholipid syndrome should be aware that many natural herbal remedies, herbs and spices can either thicken or thin your blood. This should not stop you using them, but you need to be
aware that they can interact with anticoagulation medication, such as aspirin or warfarin, and may affect your INR. As with foods that contain Yitamin K, it is important that you take any supplements regularly
Thromboses are severe complications of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) caused by the novel severe acute respiratory system coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2). The mechanism of COVID‐19‐associated thrombophilia is unknown; increasing global reports of antiphospholipid antibody (aPL)‐positivity in COVID‐19 suggest that the virus may induce antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), a separate autoimmune thrombotic illness.
Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system of a person mistakenly attacks one’s own body creating the antibodies which makes the blood much thicker and more likely to clot. This can lead to formation of blood clots in organs of the body like the brain, kidneys, lungs or sometimes in legs. This syndrome is an acquired autoimmune disorder which is mainly manifested through recurrent thrombosis in veins, arteries or miscarriages. It is one of the major causes of still birth and miscarriage in women who are pregnant while suffering from this syndrome. Sometimes it is also known as Hughes syndrome.
17 herbs were described to be effective on lipid profile as lowering serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-C as well as increasing serum HDL level. Some herbs such as celery could even affect the hepatic triglyceride concentrations. Although all shown herbs had similar target points on serum lipids, but the physiological affectivity mechanisms of drugs was widely different, including changes in lipid oxidation (basil, dill), induce of inhibiting lipid accumulation by lipid catabolism (blueberry), inhibition of lipid production (celery), Inhibition of adipocyte differentiation and lipogenesis (dandelion, grape, and green tea), reducing lipid peroxidation (evening primrose oil and ginger), activation of lipase enzymes (fenugreek), up-regulation of adiponectin expression in adipocyte cell (ginseng), and decrease in hepatic HMG-CoA reductase activity (nigella). In fact, different parts of lipid metabolism pathways can be affected by various types of herbs. According to similar effects of chemical drugs on lipid metabolism process, interaction between these drugs and herbs is expectable.
|Name of herb||Biological effects|
|Basil||Lowering LDL and total cholesterol, increase of HDL|
|Blueberry||Lowering triglyceride and LDL levels|
|Celery||Decreasing serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-C and hepatic triglyceride|
|Dandelion||Decreasing serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-C and increasing HDL-C|
|Dill||Decreasing serum triglyceride|
|Eugenol||Decreasing serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-C and increasing HDL-C|
|Evening primrose oil||Decreasing serum triglyceride, total cholesterol|
|Fenugreek||Decreasing serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, HDL-C|
|Ginger||Decreasing serum LDL-C and increasing HDL-C|
|Ginseng||Decreasing serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, LDL-C and increasing HDL-C|
|Grape||Lowering oxidized LDL and elevate HDL-C level|
|Green tea||Suppresses adiposity and affects the expression of lipid metabolism genes|
|Nigella||Decrease in triglyceride and increase in HDL-C|
|Psyllium||Decrease inVitmain A & E also help to increase the fluidity of the Blood. LDL|
LDL-C: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; HDL-C: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol
Signs and Symptoms
As this syndrome causes production of abnormal antibodies that makes the blood stickier. This can lead to life threatening or serious problems. However some of the common ways in which it is presented are listed below:
- Usually the Deep vein thrombosis or commonly called blood clots can be seen in this disorder. Patients may suffer from swelling, pain and redness in the legs. It can lead to major complications like Pulmonary embolism when these clots travel to the lungs.
- This disorder can lead to various complications in pregnancy like repeated stillbirths, miscarriages, high blood pressure, and premature delivery.
- Even a young person suffering from Antiphospholipid syndrome can suffer from stroke without having any previous cardiovascular risks.
- Blood clots in the brain can lead to Transient ischemic attack.
- Rash like patterns may appear on the skin of some patients.
- Chronic headaches or migraine.
- Visual disturbances.
- Mobility and balance problems.
- Difficulty in thinking clearly or concentrating.
By reviewing all published manuscripts on beneficial effects of herbs on serum lipids level, 17 herbs were described to be effective on lipid profile as lowering serum triglyceride, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol as well as increasing serum high-density lipoprotein level.
Following Herbs are known to thin our Blood and Sanjivni Amrit uses many of these in the Regime.
Borage seed oil
Chinese wolfberry (lycium barbarum)
Chondroitin plus glucosamine
Cod liver oil
Evening primrose oil
St John’s wort
Wintergreen (methyl salicylate)
Antiphospholipid antibodies are a group of immune proteins (antibodies) that the body mistakenly produces against itself in an autoimmune response to phospholipids. Tests can detect these autoantibodies that bind to phospholipids and, in a way that is not well understood, increase the risk of excessive blood clotting.
COVID-19 tricks body into attacking blood-clotting proteins
The excessive blood clotting seen in severe COVID-19 may in part be caused by the virus tricking the body into attacking itself. In patients with severe cases of the virus, the immune system produces high levels of a type of antibody that mistakenly attacks important proteins called phospholipids, which help keep blood from clotting, researchers say. In a study of 64 COVID-19 patients published on Wednesday in Clinical Infectious Diseases, those with severe disease consistently had more antiphospholipid antibodies than those with mild disease, regardless of gender or age. “Our data strongly suggest that when our body fights the new coronavirus in our lungs, it also starts to fight its own proteins that keep our blood from clotting,” coauthor Dr. Omar Hasan Ali of The University of British Columbia told Reuters. This problem has been seen before, in a rare autoimmune disease called antiphospholipid syndrome that is usually triggered by infections. (https://bit.ly/3l7JaNx)