My Adopted Brother Died of Cancer

It was a good death

In  late April 2022, I received a message from my “adopted brother”. He was admitted to the government hospital and was down with cancer.

He was a smoker but had stopped smoking some two years ago!

I had a chance to talk to his doctor who told me my brother had anaplastic thyroid cancer. In addition, there were extensive metastases in his lungs and liver.  Without doubt – by just looking at the CT scan images (below) – I knew that his days were numbered. No treatment would be able to save him.

The following are records of our conversation during the last few days before he died. I hope you can learn some lessons from this.

Chris: The doctors said they want to do biopsy for the lung and liver to confirm if it is cancer or not. NO, I would not do that if possible. That is why I say I need to see the CT pictures.

Brother: 3:39 pm, 22/04/2022]: Ok. I will try  my best.

B:  4:20 pm, 23/04/2022]: Hi Ko Dam. Tomorrow  they are going to extract some samples from the swelling near the base of my throat.

C: Your lung is bad — yes– I expect that because of the long smoking. I have all the herbs for lung, lymph, liver and thyroid.

B: 11:50 am, 24/04/2022: Sorry reply a bit late.  They are taking blood samples from me. Thank you so much Ko Dam.

C:  Now,  the question is what treatment the doctors are going to give you? Generally it is chemotherapy – 6 x and then radiotherapy. For the thyroid it is radio-iodine to drink. This is okay… you don’t dink every day. For chemotherapy,,ask the doctor can cure or not?  For radiotherapy — ask, can cure or not? Also with chemo and radiotherapy — you suffer from the effects of treatment or not? I would not do chemo or radiotherapy (radioiodine for the thyroid — ok). BUT I cannot say you must follow me.You have to decide what you want to do. Of course I have herbs for your lung and liver …no problem .. I shall help you with that.

B: They did not say anything yet. Just now they took samples from my throat.  I will follow your advice completely.

C: Can you breathe okay now — without oxygen?

B: When I go to the toilet I feel ok.

C: Listen to what the doctor want you to do. Ask questions and then don’t commit to anything yet. Say you need time to discuss with your family first and to prepare. No need to rush. My main concern is your breathing now.

B: 24/04/2022: Ok.

C: When are they going to let you out of the hospital?

B: 24/04/2022: Don’t know yet.

C:  How are you now? Breathing still need oxygen?

B: 7:27 pm, 24/04/2022: They still insist that  I use the oxygen.

C: Okay, but without oxygen — are you ok?

B: 7:34 pm, 24/04/2022: If I walk around more I do feel a bit tired.

C: I am going to send you many herbs …bitter, not good taste …can take or not. Then must take care of diet – no meat, fried food, hawker food, etc.

B: 8:06 pm, 24/04/2022: Have to take. No problem.

C: let me know as soon as you know what doctors want you to do.

B: 8:07 pm, 24/04/2022: Ok. Will do.

B: 10:16 am, 28/04/2022: This is the report for the samples they obtained from the thyroid the other day. They will send the surgical team to talk to me later.

C:  Okay, just listen but tell them you need to seek second opinion or advice from family members before doing anything.

B: 10:48 am, 28/04/2022: Ok.

C:  I sent out the herbs already and I hope by Saturday it should get to you. Attached is the instruction on how to use the herbs. I sent the herbs for one month first,  see how you react to the herbs. Then I shall send again if everything is okay.

(Note:  the herbs here delayed due to the Raya holidays and arrived a day after he died)

B: 0:05 pm, 28/04/2022: Ok. Tqvm Ko Dam.

 B:0:19 pm, 29/04/2022: Hi Ko Dam. Going to be discharged today. In the process of doing the paperwork.

C: 0:21 pm, 29/04/2022: What did the doctor say?

B: 0:23 pm, 29/04/2022: He gives a discharge cause I have no money.

C: What do you mean? Why, staying in GH also have to pay?

B: 0:39 pm, 29/04/2022: They asked me if I have any savings to the tune of RM10,000. I said  I don’t  have the money. Maybe this is for the operation and chemo. I can breathe ok.

C: Now what is important is your breathing –  can you breathe okay?  Your lung is not good. Make sure you can breathe … if cannot you need to use oxygen.

B: 6:52 pm, 29/04/2022: Ko Dam arrived home safely now.

B: 3:13 pm, 03/05/2022: Less coughing. But still weaķ due to low oxygen.

C: My concern is your breathing … low oxygen … can you get oxygen from somewhere?

B: 3:17 pm, 03/05/2022: Now I use portable oxygen. Tomorrow rent the permanent one. We rent from the pharmacy.

C: How are you today? Is your breathing okay?

B: 0:04 pm, 05/05/2022: Okay thank you. I’m on the oxygen machine.

C:  Do you need to use the machine all the time of the day?

B: 0:28 pm, 05/05/2022: Yes.

C: Who is going to cook the herbs for you?

B: 0:29 pm, 05/05/2022: Wife.

C: She is working from 10 am to 10 pm?

B: 0:32 pm, 05/05/2022: Stop working until I get better.

C:  Without oxygen — you cannot breathe?

B: 7:23 pm, 05/05/2022: Yes.

C: So 24 hours must use oxygen?

B: 7:24 pm, 05/05/202: Yes

Daughter: 1:31 am, 06/05/2022  Hi Ku Dam . I’m Alicia. My father just passed away.

A Good Death – The Ultimate Healing  

My attempt to try and “save” my adopted brother failed. He did not have the chance to even “receive” the full range of herbs that I sent him.

To be honest, deep down in my heart,  I knew well in advance that this would be the ultimate result – death. And this is case it was a good death. And I am grateful for this.

Death is one thing in life which is beyond our control. It has always been my wish that when the time for me to die, let me go Lord in peace, without suffering. That is also what I ask for.

The doctor sent my brother home because he could not cough out RM10,000. I am glad that my brother declined further medical intervention. If he had RM10K, he might just ended up dead on the operation table – who knows? Or even if the operation is a success, can he be cured? NO way. He might end up suffering.

This suffering is not confined to the sick. It affects his wife and daughter as well. It ends up everyone having to suffer. Is it worth it?

You might say I am very pessimistic. You do not provide hope. I understand. But I am also realistic. In my brother’s case he had anaplastic thyroid cancer. In my 27 years of caring for cancer patients I have seen NO more than half a dozen of such cases. This is what the internet says:

Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, also known as undifferentiated thyroid carcinoma, is a rare, highly aggressive malignant tumor accounting for 2 to 3 percent of all thyroid gland neoplasms. Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma continues to be one of the most deadly diseases worldwide and carries a very poor prognosis.

On top of this aggressive, rare cancer he also had metastases in his lung and liver. His metastasis was very serious indeed. There is no way anyone can pretend to be a “hero” trying to save him. Added to that was the metastasis to the liver. I was not able to know how extensive it was because I was not able to see the CT scan of his liver.

So again, I am being realistic. But that does not mean that I give up on him and leave him to die. Don’t get me wrong – what we can do is to make his life better. I know that our herbs may be able to do that. So,  I sent him a boxful of herbs but the transit was delayed due to the festive season. My brother died.

No, life is not cheap. It is precious but what is the use of living if you are just a “vegetable”? 

No question about it,  my brother’s sudden death is very “hurtful” for those around him. It was a great loss for his wife and only daughter. Let us grieve for the loss of our loved one. But, I believe, we need to be realistic and accept the fact that it is better for him to go rather than drag on with his suffering.

About a week ago I received an email from someone in Penang. The writer wanted to bring her 65-year-old mother for surgery or/and chemo, in spite of extensive cancer in her live. There was also cancer in her bones.

This was my reply:

I have seen thousands of cases –  where chemo had failed them miserably. Then they come to see me for help!  Your mom’s case is way too advanced — nothing can cure her. So learn to live with it and not fight it. If you fight you die faster ending up miserable besides finding a big hole in your bank account.

But it is up to you. Some people don’t believe in herbs but some do. Some people believe that the doctors know best. Well, it is all yours to decide. 

My final comment – No one on earth can cure such serious cancer. So if you have to die, better die in peace without any suffering. If you fight it will be like Iraq or Ukraine …. bomb, bomb, bomb. Who win?

The writer replied:

I understand that my mother’s sickness could not be cured. But we are hoping the best that at least she can have a better quality life then just waiting to die with it. Is it possible to remove the tumour and eat herbs to maintain/control the cancer? I’m not a doctor. This is just my guessing. 

You may not agree with my take. That’s okay. If you wish to fight a war, go ahead.

To me, there is no better death than to be able to smile, fold my arms together and go in peace! There is no need for anyone to display any “heroic” act in trying to save me. Let’s be realistic.

Our Ko-Gen Herbal Tea is Effective for Covid

These are the whatsapp messages I received lately.

Khadijah: Prof, MW, our lymphoma survivor, bought Ko–Gen for his daughter who tested positive for covid. The following conversation is for your information.

MW: Hi Kak, a belated selamat hari raya ya.  I need 2 boxes of the covid herbal tea.

K: Someone got covid?

NW:  Yeah my youngest daughter.

K: How’s your daughter?

MW: Still has heavy cough and sore throat.  I told her to drink the herbs. FYI my daughter is out of her quarantine already.

Prof medicine works, she was coughing the first couple of days, throat were dry, after drinking the medication her throat feels a lot better.

K: Alhamdulillah. I’m reporting this to Dr Teo.

QUESTIONS FOR PERSON INFECTED WITH COVID

· Age:  29, female.

· Vaccination:    Yes. Two doses of AstraZenica plus booster dose.

· Symptoms suffered:

1. Chills

2. Cough

3. Sore throat

4. Runny nose

· When did your problems start?  8 May 2022.

· Did you do any test to confirm if it was covid or not?  Yes.

· What test did you do:  Home-kit.

· Were you on any doctor’s medication?  No.   

· When did you start taking Ko-Gen herbal tea?  9 May 2022.

· What happened after 1st dose of Ko-Gen =  0 % better.

· What happened after 2nd dose of Ko-Gen =  20 % better.

· What happened after 3rd dose of Ko-Gen =  40%  better.

· What happened after 4th dose of Ko-Gen =  60%  better.

· In total how time did you toke  Ko-Gen?  5 times.

· How are you now? Health 80%  restored.

· Did you do any test after taking the herbs – to know if you are still positive?  Yes.  Still positive even after taking the herbs.     

· Do you think Ko-Gen helped you? Yes.

· Did you have any problem with the taste of the herbs? Bad taste.

 · After your full recovery do you still have lingering problems such as: ache, cough, lack of energy, etc?  Still coughing and sometimes tired.

For your information.

Long Covid affects 10-15 pc of people (https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2022/02/774666/khairy-long-covid-affects-10-15-pc-people)

  • About 10 to 15 per cent of people who have been infected with Covid-19 develop prolonged post-infection symptoms known as Long Covid.
  • Long Covid presents a vast spectrum of symptoms, where some patients might suffer from shortness of breath and others reported prolonged fatigue, requiring a different treatment.
  • Those suffering from Long Covid would usually experience symptoms from four to 12 weeks after recovery, with some patients experiencing such symptoms for even longer.

Long Covid patients take about six months to recover (https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/05/10/long-covid-patients-typically-take-about-six-months-to-recover-says-kj)

  • Statistics have shown that 60% to 70% of Long Covid patients recover after six months from infection.
  • As many as 30% to 40% of patients are able to return back to work within three months of infections, and 60% to 70% of patients within six months.

Lessons That I Learned After My Family – 4 Adults and Two Children – Were Infected With Covid

In my earlier article , I wrote that my initial reaction towards Covid-19 was: Don’t bother about it – don’t get involve. Let those who know solve that problem!

 What woke me up to this issue was when a friend from Indonesia wrote to say that he was down with Covid-19 in spite of being vaccinated twice with Sinovac. I was really sad to hear the news. Then, I got a message from my cousin brother in Kelantan. He survived Covid-19 but ended up with “kidney failure” and wanted me to prescribe him herbs. Then there was this tragic sms from a close friend. A young man who I knew since a baby was diagnosed with covid. His son was also infected with covid. They went to the government hospital for help but was told go home – not serious! Not satisfied, the young man and his son tried to get help from a private hospital. He was told that each person had to pay RM50,000 upfront before being admitted. This meant he had to cough out RM100,000 for his son and himself  before even getting any help .  He went home. Some days / weeks later he died but his son survived. I hope no one would accuse me of spreading “false news”.  This was what I was told. With respect, I am not accusing anyone of any wrong doing. It is that, that was the way things were in the earlier days of the epidemic. Then, it could cost a bomb if you had to go to the private hospital.

Because of these, I was very sad and agitated. Is this how the world operates now? I stopped my daily routine of book writing and gave my full  attention on how to help patients with covid!

I started to read and learned from scratch.  Then I gathered together the types of herbs that are known to be helpful for covid recovery based on reports of medical researchers in China (I don’t read Chinese, these are all in English).  I was really surprised at the amount of information available out there.  You just need to read TO KNOW, that is if you really want to know!

I believe I have made the right move. Many people are being blessed by the positive outcomes after they took the herbal tea for their covid infection.

In my earlier article, I shared how we were able to help our two grandsons  who were down with covid (https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2022/03/07/our-two-grandchildren-were-positive-for-covid/). Now let me share my experience in helping the four adults in the family who also had covid.

Case Study 1.

Son-in-law, 38 years old, was tested positive on 2 March 2022.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Moderna. Last vaccination Aug 2021.
  • Symptoms suffered:
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Runny nose
  • Body/muscle ache
  • Doctor’s medication:  Paracetamol
  • Started on herbal tea on 2 March 2022.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea:  Same.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Better.
  • After 3rd dose of herbal tea:  Better.
  • Total number of doses take:  3  (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?    Day 4 – health 80%  restored, day 7 – health 95% restored. Tested negative for covid.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: No.

Case Study 2.

Daughter, 38 years old, was tested positive on 4 March 2022.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer in February 2022.
  • Symptoms suffered:

1. Cough

2. Sore throat on 2 March (2 days before tested positive)

3.  Runny nose (slight)

4.  Loss of voice, thick phlegm on 4 March

5. Tired

  • Doctor’s medication:  Antihistamine.
  • Started on herbal tea on 2 March 2022 after having sore throat although tested negative.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea:  Sore throat better.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Sore throat better but felt worse at night. Lost voice in the morning.
  • After 3rd dose of herbal tea:  Loss of voice. Less tightness in throat. Slept well without discomfort.
  • Total number of doses take:  6 (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?    On day 6 health 90%  restored, no more sore throat. Tested negative on 13 March 2022.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: Cough from backdrip.

Case Study 3.

Medical doctor son, 34 years old, was tested positive on 5 March 2022, initially with no symptoms.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer on 31 October 2021.
  • Symptoms suffered:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Runny nose
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Doctor’s medication:  Paracetamol
  • Started on the herbal tea on first day of symptoms, 6 March 2022.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea:  Symptoms still persisted.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Symptoms still persisted.
  • After 3rd dose of herbal tea:  Symptoms improved.
  • After 4th dose of herbal tea:  Symptoms resolved.
  • Total number of doses take:  4 (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?    Health 100%   restored. Still tested positive for covid.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: No.

Case Study 4.

House helper, 57 years old, was tested positive on 4 March 2022.

  • Vaccination:  Twice with Moderna and boosted with Moderna in December 2021.
  • Symptoms suffered:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
  • Body/muscle ache
  • Unable to sleep
  • Loss sense of smell on day 5
  • Doctor’s medication:  Panadol and antiseptic throat spray.
  • She opted not to take herbal tea due to its bitter taste.
  • She decided to take herbal tea after the loss of sense of smell on day 5.
  • After 1st dose of herbal tea on Day 6:  Sore throat eased.
  • After 2nd dose of herbal tea: Sense of smell began to come back.
  • Total number of doses take:  2  (1 dose per day).
  • How are you now?  Health 90% restored on Day 8 but still tested positive for covid.
  • Do you still have any lingering symptoms: No.

Here are more lessons that I learned after helping them overcome their covid infection.

1. No need to panic, if you are well prepared for it.

With the high number of covid infections each day, let us face reality. It is a matter of WHEN not if or will a member of the family “brings home” covid from somewhere and infect the whole household.  We know that and  we are well prepared for this eventuality!  What about you who are reading this article?

Some months back,  I have formulated five different types of herbal tea that are shown to be helpful for covid patients. Many people have already taken them. After a few days taking the tea, their symptoms were gone and their health were restored.

In anticipation of this infection to happen, my children have stock up enough herbs in their home. In other words, we were prepared and we did not panic.

2. Know yourself, know the enemy.

Many of you may think that I am biased against modern medicine because I only talked about herbs. I am not anti-medicine. My advice to all is – If you have any health problems, go and seek the help of your doctor! But when modern medicine has nothing to offer you, don’t lose hope. You may find the answer to your problems in traditional herbs! That is my job – to help you if you need help. But first, let us get our game-plan right. Let us be absolutely rational in what we want to do.

Sun Tzu of Ancient China taught us this – If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. In short, it means that information is important. We need to seek knowledge to help ourselves. Over the years, I have learned that ignorance kills.

To seek information is to read. You need to read from different sources to get a balanced view. Unfortunately, NOT many people like to read. If you don’t read, you don’t know!

3.  Medical treatment plan for covid patients in Malaysia.

According to the website of the  Ministry of Health (https://covid-19.moh.gov.my/semasa-kkm/122020/treatment-performance-of-covid-19-patients-in-malaysia):

  • There is no specific medicine to treat covid-19.  Take note of this!
  • Currently, patients are being treated according to 5 levels of severity below:
  • Category 1:  No symptom
  • Category 2:  Symptomatic without lung infection
  • Category 3:  Symptomatic with lung infection
  • Category 4:  Symptomatic with lung infection and need oxygen supplementation
  • Category 5:  Critical patients with multiple organs complications
  • Patients in Category 1 – generally, there is no specific treatment.
  • Patients in category 2 and 3, are given symptomatic treatments such as medicines to relieve fever, cough and flu.
  • Patients in Category 4 and 5, need to be treated in the hospital. The use of more specific types of medications such as anti-virals, immuno-modulatory (to reduce inflammatory response) and anti-coagulants (to prevent clotting) are used. In addition, patients may need breathing support, mechanical ventilation, etc.

The following breakdown will give us an idea about the severity of the covid infection as of 2 December 2020.

Category 1 72   percent
Category 219    percent
Category 3   6   percent
Category 4   2   percent
Category 5   1   percent

The data showed that most covid patients are in category 1 and they are asymptomatic or with mild symptoms. Category 2 are those with symptoms but without lung infection. Both these categories (1 and 2) made up 91% of covid patients.

The website of the WHO carried this message (https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus#tab=tab_1)

  • Most people infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.
  • However, some will become seriously ill and require medical attention.
  • Older people and those with underlying medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, or cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
  • Anyone can get sick and become seriously ill or die at any age because of covid. 

Going back to the Ministry of Health website again (cited above).

  • The total number of patients with serious covid cases (Category 4 and 5,who have

received critical care treatment throughout Malaysia)  is 1,164.

Did all these patients with serious covid die of it? The answer is NO.

  • 62% of patients have recovered and were allowed to go home.
  • 18% of patients died due to covid complications.

According to the Health Ministry, the death rate due to covid in Malaysia  was only 0.5%, much lower than the global death rate of 2.3%.

Relax and reflect on numbers above. What do they tell you?

  • 91% of covid patients do not suffer from severe or life-threatening disease — only 3% are. 

Question: So, why panic? Why do we have to fear it so much?

Is covid a big deal?

Looking at the statistics, you may want to ask:  Is covid a big deal?  Why are we made to fear it so much? Because of that our whole world had been turned “upside down”. We were subjected to total lockdown, movement control, quarantine, etc. resulting in loss of jobs, many businesses went bankrupt, airlines grounded, etc, etc.?

In the internet a reader asked Kathryn Applegate this same question: What’s the big deal about COVID?  (https://biologos.org/post/whats-the-big-deal-about-covid-a-friendly-correspondence). He wrote:

Hey friend! So I still find myself trying to figure out exactly what to think about all this COVID-19 stuff, and being somewhere between, “COVID-19 is the greatest threat to humanity” and “NBD (no big deal). It’s like a bad flu, and the flu is probably worse.”

That said, conversations about this are unavoidable and I really do want to be better informed and know what I’m talking about, which seems hard. I hope this doesn’t make it sound like I’m taking COVID-19 lightly, and I certainly hope that I am not, but in conversations I find it hard to muster any genuine sense in me that this really is the significant danger it’s being communicated to be. I trust that there’s more to it, but I’m having a hard time understanding. If anything, as more and more people get it, it seems like there’s an increasing string of voices saying, “I got it, it wasn’t too bad,” which is certainly not helping the general sense of “COVID-fatigue” that the country is facing. Anyway, you’re a reasonable person and my friend,  …. what do you think about all that? Where do you look for an answer to the question, So really, how bad is this?

Kathryn Applegate replied: My short answer is, I think it’s a very big deal. I want to do everything in my power to not spread it, and I’d also like to avoid getting it.

Dr. Deb of Australia (https://www.thetraveldoctor.com.au/why-is-covid-19-such-a-big-deal/) came up with two reasons why covid is such a big deal.

  • This is not about whether you will get sick and die from COVID-19.  Most people will not.
  • This is about two things – one, that is about you. Two, it is about helping those less fortunate than you in the society.

Covid is very contagious. It is the job of everyone in society to try and help stop the spread of this virus. Big gatherings spread it quickly. Schools spread viruses. 

We need to protect the medical system so that it is not overwhelmed with covid cases to the extent that doctors/hospitals are not able to treat other more serious but treatable cases.  Many persons will die from other treatable problems if they cannot get treatment in the hospitals because covid cases had overwhelmed the medical system.

 4. Herbal tea helped!

  • We are told that there is no specific treatment for covid patients in Category 1.
  • Patients in category 2 and 3, are given symptomatic treatments such as medicines to relieve fever, cough and flu. In most cases, the best possible medicine is Panadol.

After I got involved in helping patients with mild covid problems (Category 1 & 2) I know that herbs do help. TCM herbs worked for covid patients in China and they also work for people in this part of the world. (Read more here: https://cancercaremalaysia.com/category/covid-19/).

But whether you want to take herbs or not is your choice! Make your own decision.

From the four case studies above, I learned the following:

1. The symptoms experienced by covid infected persons appear to be mild but I dare say they are disturbing and uncomfortable enough to frighten you. 

2. The above three adults were about the same age – 34 to 38 years old. Each of them presented with different symptoms. Covid affects different people differently.  All of them have been fully vaccinated and yet they still get covid.

3. As for treatment – you have a choice!  See your doctor and most likely you  will be given Panadol. Or as in the above three cases, take Ko-Gen herbal tea.

4. Is Ko-Gen herbal tea effective? Yes, no doubt about it at all.  The symptoms  improved or disappeared after taking just one, two or three doses of this tea. By the fourth day,  generally their health were restored to almost normal.

5. The person who had the most symptoms was the house helper (57-year-old lady).  Initially she did not want to take the herbal tea. She relied on her medication and antiseptic throat spray.

On day 5 since the onset of the symptoms, she lost her sense of smell. NONE of the family members who took herbs had this symptom. Realizing this, the house helper decided to give the herbal tea a try. She took the herbs and her sense of smell came back and her sore throat improved. Bravo!

6. The most important lesson I learned from these four cases is that you don’t need to die if you have covid – i.e. if you have mild symptoms (such as in Category 1 or,2). So relax and don’t panic, you will get through it okay! Second, you don’t even need to take herbal tea if you don’t want to. You can still survive but you may need to suffer a bit more or longer!

 For example: A 65-year-old man was admitted to a hospital in Jakarta due to covid. His condition did not improve and he was still suffering from the various symptoms. His daughter knew about Ko-gen herbal tea and decided to let her father try it. I was told that after three days on the tea, the father became well and  was discharged from the hospital. Then there was another person, 16-year-old,  who was placed in the isolation ward of a hospital in Surabaya, Indonesia, due to dengue and covid. She took the Ko-Gen herbal tea and became well a few days later!

So, whether you believe or not, whether you want to take the herbal tea or not, it is entirely your choice. Don’t be conned by others – follow what your heart says.

5. Beware of long covid, the lingering symptoms.

After recovery, does it mean you are all done with the virus? Unfortunately the answer may be NOT YET. It is reported that 1 in 10 people may still have lingering post-covid symptoms – referred to as “Long Covid”.

Bjorn Blomberg of the Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Norway carried out a long-term study of  home-isolated patients after being diagnosed with Covid-19. He said 55% (136/247) experienced persistent symptoms at 6 months. These symptoms were:

  • Fatigue (30%)
  • Disturbed taste and/or smell (27%)
  • Concentration impairment (19%)
  • Memory loss (18%) and
  • Dyspnea – shortness of breath (15%).

 ( https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01433-3#citeas).                                                                                                               

Long covid affects the person’s ability to work. In some others, it affects their mental health.

 Thank God, no one in the family had  any lingering symptoms after their recovery from covid. But all the same, we need to be vigilant.

7. I am confused: Cheap but good – is it not better than expensive stuff but just provides the same function?

More than two decades ago, when I was still a professor in the university, I bought a watch that cost RM100. I am still using it today. It works fine, although sometimes it stops because the battery ran out of energy!

Not long ago, I read in the mass media that certain people paid almost half a million ringgit for a watch! Or ladies brought a hand bag that ran into thousands of US dollars a piece!

 The herbal tea used for covid as discussed earlier costs only about RM6.60 per cup (that is US$1.58). Starbuck coffee is said to cost anything from RM9.00 to RM15.44 per cup in Malaysia. So herbs for covid costs less than a cup of coffee!

One patient once told me – Your herbs are so cheap, it cannot be good! How can it be good – cheap stuff!

For those who want to pay a bomb, here is the good news! Merck has just come out with a drug for covid, called Molnupiravir.  It cost US$700 or RM2,925 per course. Pfizer came out with Paxlovid.  It is cheaper,  priced at US$530 per course – that is MR2,215.

The shocking “truth” that I learned is that the cost to produce the drug is only US$17.74. And the drug company is selling it to the US government for US$712?

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/

What is most baffling to me is this – those Power That Be in the developing countries, why do they accept or tolerate such extravagance?  Do you  need to spend that kind of money to help those poor, covid-infected  folks in your country? Why don’t you spend some time learning what herbs can do to help your own people? It might turn out to be much, much cheaper! Don’t let the drug companies take you for a ride. I need help to understand this!

Perhaps we need to read the following four articles by A. Kathirasen in Free Malaysia Today to get a faint glimpse of what actually is going on in the medical world.

Part 1: People suffer, big pharma profits

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/04/people-suffer-big-pharma-profits/

Part 2: Big pharma: Kickbacks to politicians, health officials

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/08/big-pharma-kickbacks-to-politicians-health-officials/

Part 3. Creating diseases for profit

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/10/creating-diseases-for-profit/

Part 4. Dirty secrets of medical research

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/03/11/dirty-secrets-of-medical-research/

As I am just about done with this article, I received this message in my mail box: Being healthy is NOT good business … It takes away customers. Wah, that’s a another huge topic for discussion but let me stop here. There is no need to trouble trouble unless I want more troubles! Take care of yourself and stay safe.

He Recovered from Covid After 8 Days

He took care of himself!

John (not his real name) is 38 years old. He, his wife and two daughters live in Johor. I received a message from John in my Facebook asking for more information about our herbal tea, Ko-Gen, which is used to help people with covid.

Before providing my advice, I requested John to answer some questions so that I can understand what is going on.

  • Vaccination:  Yes.
  • Received: Pfizer  – 1st dose on 3 July 21,  2nd dose on 20 August 21 and booster dose on 23 January 22.
  • Symptoms:
  • Fever or chills for the first 2 nights.
  • Cough for the first 4 days.
  • Headache for the first 2 nights.
  • Runny nose the first 5 days.
  • Muscle or body aches for the first 2 days.
  • When did your problem start?15 March 2022.
  •  Home-kit and Rapid Antigen Test in Clinic indicated positive for covid.
  • You did not see any doctor at all? If no, why not?

No. This is because there’s no medication for COVID-19 for now.

  • What did you do to help yourself with the symptoms?

1.   For the first 2 days, I took paracetamol 650mg.

2.   For my cough I took Ascentia Androchi capsule.

3.   I also took supplements  – Vitamin A, C, B6, B12, D3, E, zinc, magnesium.

4.   I gargled with Gengigel mouth wash twice a day.

My reply to John.

  1. From the above, your symptoms are not serious. I believe you can recover without having to take any herbs.
  2. Since you are improving, do you want to wait for a few more days and see if you are okay?
  3. I think your problem is the cough. Is the cough due to itchy throat? Is it dry cough or cough with phlegm? What colour is the phlegm?

Dry cough.

  • How many of you are in the house? Is there in any other people in the house who also get covid?

Only me.

  • Do you really need the herbs? I am not sure. I think you may just recover without taking any herbs. Just drink fresh coconut water. It will help you!

Thanks for the information. I took coconut water and shall take more later.

6.     I also have a person from Sarawak — you can read his story (https://cancercaremalaysia.com/2022/03/29/sixty-six-year-old-sarawakian-recovered-from-covid/). He recovered without taking any herbs!

23 March 2022

Hi Professor,

Today is the 8th day of my quarantine. No more symptoms. This morning I went outside for a slow walk about half hour to get some fresh air. Also had 1 coconut water today. But I still isolate myself up to 10 days to play safe.

  • Are all those symptoms you had earlier totally gone?

Yes. All of the symptoms are gone for now.

  • When you were tested positive for covid — what was your first reaction? Did you panic / afraid?

Yeah I was very afraid and panic, because I was afraid I would infect my wife and daughters too. That’s my main concern actually. (Note: Wife and daughters are not positive for covid).

  • Now that you are okay – recovered. What do you think you would do if any of your family member / relative / friend is tested positive?  Do nothing like you? 

I will advise them to take all the supplements, and try your herbal tea.

Chris: I believe in the next two days, if you do the test again, it would be negative. It may take about 10 days for the test to indicate you are negative.

23 March 2022

Hi Professor,

Today is the 9th day of my quarantine. Tested negative today. I shall continue with my supplements.

Comments

1. Vaccination did not prevent you from covid infection.  

This is the reality which all of us need to know. John had received three doses of Pfizer. The booster jab was on 23 January 2022. Barely two months later, 15 March 2022, John got infected with covid.

2. Panadol and cough syrup.

Did he go to seek doctor’s help after being infected? The answer is no! The reason being it is common knowledge that the doctor cannot do much to help him. The 2-year-old plus boy in Johor was prescribed Panadol and cough syrup after seeing the doctor for his covid infection. My friend in Sarawak became his own doctor and he just bought Panadol for his fever and cough syrup for his cough. So, this is the situation today.  While this is the right thing to do today, please know that if you develop  more serious conditions like difficulty breathing or lack of oxygen, it is best that you go to the hospital for help.

3. Do something to help yourself. Don’t panic!

John did not just ignore his problems. He took care of himself. He took paracetamol, vitamins A, C, B12, D3, E, zinc and magnesium. He cleaned his throat by gargling with Gengigel (or salt water if you like). He also took herbal capsule. From the internet I learned that the capsule consists of two herbsAndrographis paniculata and Echinacea purpurea.

Andrographis is known locally as hempedu bumi or akar cerita. In Chinese, it is known as Chuan Xin Lian or Ku Dan Cao. In Indonesia, it is known as sambiloto or sambiroto.

Andrograhis is a common herb that grows wild in the garden. I have some plants growing along the fence of my house. It has a very bitter taste. This herb is used in traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian medicine as a remedy for sore throat, flu, heatiness, high blood pressure and diabetes. It can be taken raw or steeped in drinks. Commercially, it is dried and pounded into powder and blended with other herbs and sold in capsules. (https://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/09/bitter-medicinal).

Echinacea purpurea is also known as Purple coneflower. Itis native to central and eastern United States. Echinacea is commonly used to prevent colds and other respiratory tract infections. Taken orally, it is also used as an antiseptic, antiviral, and immune stimulant. Echinacea is hugely popular in Europe and among the top several herbal products in the United States

So, John did a good job by becoming his own doctor and took this herbal capsule. Is this not the reason why he got well? I believe so. And that was the reason why I did not “push or rush” to get John to take our Ko-Gen herbal tea. He was benefiting from what he was doing.

For those of us living in the developing or poor countries, we can learn how to help ourselves with the herbal plants that are found growing wild around our homes, i.e. if we have that knowledge. Unfortunately, most people don’t believe that herbs can help make them well – they prefer the so called scientifically proven drug that cost a bomb!

Can we learn something from these news cuttings?

The current policy of the Hong Kong SAR government is that all cases are centralised and managed in the public Hospital Authority system, exclusive of private sector or TCM partners.

It is recommended that the Hong Kong SAR government may follow the policy in mainland China to provide TCM as a complementary treatment for in-patients with milder disease as part of the healthcare team responding to COVID-19.

In addition, TCM can be offered to patients in the pre-diagnosis and rehabilitation periods for health promotion.

There is nothing to lose when patients and citizens see that holistic or integrative medicine is provided by the public system. When further evidence of efficacy is established, TCM can be promoted in the other TCM clinics to serve the public.

The TCM practitioners in Hong Kong have important roles in treating patients with suspected COVID-19 in the community. https://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v26n3/268.htm

Sixty-six–year-old Sarawakian Recovered from Covid!

In my earlier articles I wrote about patients with covid who recovered from their infections after taking herbal tea. Now, in this article, you’ll  see that I learnt that you may not need any herbal tea to recover from your covid! 

This is a case of a 66-year-old man from Sarawak. Let’s call him James (not his real name). He has been fully vaccinated with 3 doses of Pfizer. The booster dose was given about 3 months ago.

Tuesday 15 March 2022

His problems started with a bit of itchy throat and very light cough on day 1. On day 2, he developed a bit of fever and sore throat.

The following were his symptoms:

  1. Fever.
  2. Cough. Itchy dry cough with no phlegm.
  3. Headache. Slight.
  4. Sore throat. Slight.
  5. Runny nose. A bit.

Home Antigen test indicated  positive for covid.

 Were you on any doctor’s medication? No. But I am on daily hypertension medication.

 I reported my case in MySejahtera and they asked me to visit the CAC (Covid-19 Assessment Center) on Day 3.

What did they say on Day 3?  On Day 3 they gave me a standard covid assessment and recorded my case. They then informed me to come back to them immediately if my symptoms get worse or call their emergency number. They gave me another appointment to come back on Day 7.

What did they say on Day 7?  On Day 7, they gave me another assessment. They gave me my home quarantine discharge letter and told me that MySejahtera will be reverted to green at 12.00 midnight.

What medicine did you take? I took Panadol (till Day 3 only ) and also cough syrup which I bought from the pharmacy.

Did the medicine help you? The Panadol helped control the fever. The cough was getting better but there was still cough now and then.

Actually, I am a bit worried that my present cough may develop into a chronic one. I remember your Cough 11 used to helped me stop my prolong coughing.

Recovery without any further treatment

How are you now?  On Day 7, my health was 90% restored.

When did you feel you have recovered? On Day 6.

Using the self test kit, I was negative on Day 6 and Day 7.

After the recovery, do you still have any lingering symptoms such as cough, lack of energy, pain, loss of smell?

Now on Day 7,  I had just a bit of cough, itchy throat but with no phlegm. I hope to receive your Cough 11 asap and with that I hope my cough will go away soon.

Monday 28 March 2022

Dear Dr Chris, Thank you very much for your concern. I am happy to inform you that I have recovered from my cough 2 to 3 days after taking your Cough 11. Thank you very much.

Day 9 afternoon:  I take your Cough 11. That night, I can immediately feel that my cough has gotten much better. I can sleep much better.

Day 10 : I can feel my cough was improving much faster.

Day 11 (today): I can see that my cough has nearly recovered. Just a very little cough now and very occasionally. I believe that by tomorrow I should be considered recovered from my cough and hence all the symptoms of my Covid experience. (Note that I have already self tested Negative from Day 6),

Comments

1. According to the Sarawak State Disaster Management Committee website (https://sdmc.sarawak.gov.my/covid19/) the number of Covid-19 cases in Sarawak as of 21 March 2022 were as follows:

The total number of new positive cases were 813, made up of the following:

  • Category 1 = 285 – No symptoms.
  • Category 2 = 520 – Slight symptoms.
  • Category 3 =     0 – Lung infection.
  • Category 4 =     2 – Lung infection and requires oxygen.
  • Category 5 =     6 – Lung infection and requires ventilator.

Look hard at the above numbers. What can you learn from this data? Yes, 813 people were down with covid but only 8 of them were considered “serious.” Will ALL these 8 people die from covid? No. Some would be able to recover if they get into the hospital in time.

So is covid such a scary monster ready to gobble us up if we go out of our house? Various countries put in place different ways to control this epidemic. Unfortunately, some went nowhere – the number of infections went up instead of down. It appears that some countries seems to “give up” and are now taking a more sensible option – let’s live with it. Yes, if you study the above data, I think it is a sensible proposition indeed – just learn to live with it! And at the time spend some efforts and resources to find ways to make the lives of those infected a more pleasant (not dreadful) experience.

 2. No need to panic!

I asked James this question: When you were first tested positive — how did you feel inside you? Afraid? Panic? What is in your mind at that time?

This was his answer: I felt worried. This was because I was with a few senior friends whom I thought might experience more complications than I if they do get infected.

I immediately informed them of my situation and reminded them to take care and get tested. Luckily they were all tested negative on day 1 and day 3. What a great relief for me!

Indeed this is a responsible behaviour. We need to be concern about other people too – not just thinking of own well being only. So, there is no need to panic. Fear and anxiety can make you perform irrational actions. So don’t be afraid and at the same time don’t be “conned” by those with Vested Interests. Know what you are doing.

James became his own doctor. He took Panadol to bring down his fever and bought cough syrup from the pharmacy to take care of his cough.

I asked James: Did you feel you can recover from this infection?

His answer: Yes, I believed that I could recover.  I could feel that I was having mild symptoms and was feeling rather okay.  However, I remembered that even when I had a normal flu/cough I used to take a longer time to recover. I have not had a flu/cough for quite a long time already.

3. Earlier I commented that actually there is no need to take my herbs! You can still recover from your covid! What do you think about this advice?

Good morning Dr Chris,

Let me try to share my thoughts.

Now after I myself had experienced the covid, I gradually realised that there are many people, some of whom are acquaintances, who also had the covid. In general most of them recovered without much problems but we do hear of some who took longer to recover. Now and then we also hear of some unfortunate and serious cases. 

(These of course are the norms we all know but the only difference is we hear of them happening to those we know. Meaning the cases are getting “closer and closer to us” and may happen to those that we know now instead of just reading about statistics and reported cases in the news).

Those who recovered usually said that they take this and take that and so on. In my opinion, they may all contributed in some ways to their recovery, whatever they took, but I believe that some of what they believed helped them may be just fallacy.

1. I think my experience is just one of the many possible outcomes of a covid infection. There may be many who experienced similar outcomes but we cannot be sure that we will be having that same outcome.

2. The CAC (Pusat Penilaian Covid-19 ) said that if more severe symptoms were to appear, then we need to contact or visit them immediately. Luckily no more symptoms appeared. Well, what would have been the outcome if more symptoms appeared?

3. The ‘basic medication’ are panadol and cough syrup, I believe everyone knows and takes them. I only depended on them and recovered in 7 days.

4.  What if just taking the ‘basic medication’ is not enough? Would you only then prescribe them the herbs (Ko Gen) that you have? 

5. I believe in “prevention first” and then cure later when necessary. So, my personal recommendation for another similar experience would still be to take your herbs. Yes?

6.  There are many people who believe in herbal treatments. I believe that they should be recommended to take the herbs from the beginning.

7.  There are so many health variables that determine the possible outcome. Some of course took many additional supplements which they believed helped them.

8. Well, so much from me and thank you very much for the herbs.

My short response to this: I think if you start taking the herbs immediately after being infected with covid, you may recover faster and/or you suffer less from those covid symptoms. All those who took the herbs were happy! On top of that, it does not cost a bomb! Very affordable.

The Herbal Tea Helped Her Recover From Covid-19

This is a case of a 32-year-old female who is currently working in Singapore.

17 March 2022

She suffered the following symptoms:

1.    Fever or chills

2.    Cough

3.    Headache

6.    Sore throat

7.    Fatigue

8.    Runny nose

9.    Muscle or body aches

10.  Loss of appetite

Home-kit and Rapid Antigen Test showed she was positive for covid.

In spite of the above symptoms she did not see any doctor for medication. She was solely on herbs.

She has been fully vaccinated and received the following:

Pfizer –  1st dose on 27 Jan 2021

2nd dose on 17 Feb 2021, and

Booster dose on13 October 2021

Herbal Tea

18 March 2022

• Took the first dose of herbal tea (Ko-Gen) on night of 18March 2022.  

Went straight to bed after that, didn’t cough as bad as the  previous night and could sleep better.

Woke up the next morning feeling better.

Fever still on and off and throat feeling tight.

19 March 2022

•   Took second dose of herbal tea.

Not coughing as much but started to have phlegm, feeling more energetic and appetite  increased.

But still tired and dizzy.

No more fever.

Throat recovering but still feeling tight and dry.

20 March 2022

•     Took third dose of Ko-Gen.

Throat back to normal. Not tight anymore.

Not as tired as day before.

Still coughing with phlegm.

21 March 2022

•     Took fourth dose of Ko-Gen.

On and off light headed.

Occasional cough.

Phlegmy throat.

Felt lethargic / lack of energy.

22 March 2022

•     Took  the fifth dose of herbal tea.

Felt like I’ve recover but test kit is still showing a very clear positive.

Still clearing throat and a bit light headed.

23 March 2022

•   Took the sixth dose of herbal tea.

Test kit showed negative.

Still coughing occasionally.

A bit dizzy and lack of energy.

How are you after 6 days of herbal tea?  

Health about 80% restored. Left with occasional cough and slightly light headed.

Do you think Ko-Gen helped you?  

Yes. Especially after the first dose.

Did you have any problem with the taste of the herbs?

Ok with the taste. Not as bad as I thought it would be.

After your “recovery” do you still have lingering problems?                                                                                                          Yes, occasional cough, slight dizziness and lack of energy.

Comments

1. Three vaccinations did not protect her. She had received three jabs of Pfizer. These did not protect her from covid infection. She is not the only one who suffer this fate. My two sons, daughter and son-in-law have all been fully vaccinated and they too had covid. What and when is the end game?

2. Fourth booster shot? The drug companies – Pfizer and Moderna have come out with a scheme for a fourth booster shot. Now, the 4th booster has been offered in Israel, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, Hungary, etc.

Of course the drug companies are very happy if the idea catches on – more vaccines, more profit. If possible, give the whole world the fourth jab!

But what does “real, truthful” science has got to say about this fourth booster shot?

In an article Three, four or more: what’s the magic number for booster shots? (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00200-9) it says:

  • Some countries are now offering fourth doses, but scientists say that endless boosting might not be a viable strategy, nor is it how these vaccines were meant to be used.
  • Danny Altmann, an immunologist at Imperial College London said: “We’re in totally uncharted territory for vaccinology. We’ve stumbled into a de facto programme of frequent mRNA boosters as an emergency measure, but this really doesn’t feel like the way to go.”

In another article in Nature, it is said that the a four-dose course of the Pfizer vaccine was 30% more protective against infection than a three-dose course. But for Moderna, that extra efficacy was only 11% (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00486-9).

Miles Davenport, a computational immunologist at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia said: “Science seems to tell us that the current mRNA vaccines have already hit a “ceiling of immunity” after the third dose.”

3. Learn to live with covid. Let us face reality. Three shots of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca did not prevent any of my family members (and other families as well) from getting covid.  What do you think the fourth jab can do to you? 

Let’s take a pause and find another path! Let’s learn to live with the virus.  Let’s learn to be prepared for it and know what to do, when the day comes when we are infected with it. There is no need to panic or let our world turns upside down. My elder grandson took a cup of herbal tea and he recovered. His younger brother took two cups of tea and he too recovered. My two sons, daughter and son-in-law also took the herbal tea and they recovered within a week or so. Getting covid and recovering from it so no big deal at all, as you can learn from this case.

They were prepared for such eventuality and they did not fear it when covid struck them. In fact, we all saw this episode as a blessing!

Studies have shown that people who recover from covid develop some immunity against the virus. However, the level of protection and how long it lasts differs from person to person.

An article in JAMA (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2782139) said:

  • After an infection with SARS-CoV-2, most people—even those with mild infections—appear to have some protection against the virus for at least a year, 

A scientific brief put out by WHO on 10 May 2021, Covid-19 natural immunity said:

  • Natural infection may provide similar protection against symptomatic disease as vaccination.
  • Available scientific data suggests that in most people immune responses remain robust and protective against reinfection for at least 6-8 months after infection.

The website of the National Institutes of Health (USA) said:

Mother and Daughter Down With Covid

They took herbs and recovered

This is a case study of a 54-year-old mother and a  27-year-old daughter. Both had received 3 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine. They received their booster shots in January 2022.

Saturday 12 March 2022

The mother showed the following symptoms:

  • Feverish, slight.
  • Headache, a bit
  • Difficulty breathing – a bit tight
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches

The next day, Sunday 13 March 2022, the daughter had the  following symptoms:

  • Sore throat
  • Slight numbness in the leg
  • Disturbed sleep.
  • A bit of body ache

They did not go and see any doctor. Why? According to the mother, What is the use? The doctor is not going to be able to do anything. From the above symptoms they suspected they had  been infected with covid.

Indeed, a home-kit test showed that they were covid positive.

There is a Chinese Association (NGO) in their hometown which gives out herbal tea to those who are in need of covid remedy. Each person is given 3 packets of the herbal tea (photo below) which has already been boil. A person needs to drink half a packet, twice a day. She was also told that after drinking the 3 packets her problems would be resolved. This herbal tea is given free of charge.  

She took the tea as recommended but in the evening of Tuesday 15 March 2022, both mother and daughter decided to switch to our Ko-Gen herbal tea. Our herbal tea comes in the form of raw herbs that needs boiling. 

Wednesday 16 March 2022

After the first dose of herbal tea, the mother said her body felt lighter, she started to sweat and she felt better. She had more energy and was able to start cooking in the kitchen again. However, she had cough with white phlegm.

Daughter: She felt better and could work online at home but she had cough due to itchy throat. Also her sleep was better.

I told the mother to take Cough 5 for her cough with white phlegm and Cough 11 for daughter’s “itchy” cough.

Thursday 17 March 2020

After 2nd dose of herbal tea the mother developed more cough and her leg felt achy.

Friday 18 March 2020

After 3rd dose of herbal tea the mother felt much better. She had less cough with less phlegm. Ache in the legs also improved.

After taking Cough 11, the daughter’s cough improved.

Saturday  19  March 2020

The mother felt good but her test result was still positive.

The daughter seemed to recover. There was a bit of cough in the morning but by night there was no more cough.

Sunday 20 March 2020

After 5 doses of Ko-Gen, the mother felt her health had recovered by about 80% -90%. There was still a bit of soreness in the waist and leg, a bit of nose block but there were no more cough and sore throat.

The daughter had no more problem – fully recovered!

Comments

1. Both of them have been vaccinated and their booster shots were given in January 2022. About two months later they were infected with covid. It is now evident that even if you are fully vaccinated, you can still get covid. So we need to learn how to take care of ourselves. No one can help us to avoid this infection.

2.  The mother had two reactions after taking the herbs.

  • For the first 2 days the mother to sweat after taking the tea. After that she felt relief. But after the 3rd dose there was no more sweating as her health was restored.
  • The mother said after taking the tea she experienced good bowel movements like the intestine was being cleansed. But it was not diarrhoea.

3. Just as a matter of curiosity: Where did she get the virus from? No one can give an answer with certainty. We can just guess. Consider these possibilities:

  • Mother often goes to the wet market and walks around looking for whatever foodstuff to buy. At home she shared the apartment lift with many others. However, when outside she always wears face mask.
  • A few days before being tested positive for covid, the mother visited a close relative. At that time, this relative appeared to be healthy. However, this relative was tested positive for covid 2 days later.

Covid is very contagious and it spreads in many unsuspected ways. We just need to learn how to take of ourselves the best we can or know how.

4. It is most heartening to note that there are various associations, NGOs or religious bodies which are giving out free herbal teas to those in need. We should salute for their noble and generous efforts. Good work and keep it up!

5. Indeed covid seems to be everywhere these days. The good news is that only about 0.68% of covid cases are considered “serious” (i.e. in categories 3, 4 and 5) that need treatments in the hospital.

A majority of cases are in categories 1 and 2 which do not require hospitalization. For these people, sometimes they may not need any medication to recover from this infection. Just stay at home and have a good rest. With time they will get well. But some people may opt to take herbal tea to help them recover, as in the above story. It is your choice!

This case clearly shows us that when you are infected with covid, know that herbs can help you!

Four In the Family Tested Positive for Covid

They recovered after herbs

In the morning of 28 February 2022  I received a message from a friend in Jakarta, Indonesia. His two grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law  were all tested positive for covid. He needed help. I managed to get a herbalist in Jakarta to formulate Ko-Gen herbal tea for them.  This  is the fourth time I did this for Indonesian patients who needed help .

The Problem:

All in the family were infected with covid.

  • Grandson, 4 years old.
  • Grandson, 5 months.
  • Daughter, 36 years old. She is a medical doctor. She is still breast-feeding her baby.
  • Son-in-law, 36 years old. Also a medical doctor.

1. Children with Covid

  • Grandson, 4 years old. He had fever for 2 days.
  • Grandson, 5 months. He had fever for a day.

The two children did not take the herbal tea because it is too bitter for them.

Sunday 6 March 2022

Grandfather: Her children are already active – playing again. Even without the herbal tea, they got better! Covid for  children is not bad as the parents (old person).

Chris: No need for children to take herbs and they are still okay!

2. Daughter and Son-in-law with Covid

PCR test on 27 February 2022 confirmed both of them were covid positive.

Both had similar symptoms:

  1. Whole body ache
  2. Sore throat
  3. Dizzy
  4. Felt like having flu

The doctor prescribed  only vitamins and Panadol since the mother is still breast-feeding her baby.

Friday  4 March 2022

She received the herbs sent by her father from Jakarta and started to drink the first dose.

Saturday 5 March 2022

Took the second dose of Ko-Gen herbal tea.

Father:  When I talked to her, I could feel that her voice sounds like a person with a cold.

Sunday 6 March 2022

She took the third dose of Ko-Gen herbal tea. 

Father: When I talked to my daughter this morning, her  voice is already normal!  She told me that her conditions had improved from day to day.

Monday 7 March 2022

She took the fourth dose of herbal tea.

Father:  From her voice, I know that she is now normal. She has no more sore throat.  

Her husband also took the herbs but he was not fully recovered yet.

He still has a bit of phlegm in the morning.

His voice was still like a person who got flu.

My daughter seems to recover faster than her husband.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

My daughter:  90%   recovery.  Okay now. No more problem. Her voice is back to normal since 2 days ago.

Son-in-law :  80 % recovery. Body ache and dizziness all gone.

Grandchildren : Okay.

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Father:  Today I talk with my daughter. She is already normal. No more complaints.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Father: Yes, my son-in-law is already healed.

Chris: To confirm, both  your daughter and son-in-law had been vaccinated?

Father: No, my daughter did not get any vaccine. Only my son-in-law is vaccinated, 2 times with Sinovac. My daughter who did not get the vaccine recovered earlier.

Chris: Now, we know herbs help a lot.

Father: Yes, very good!

Comment

1. Money, money ! Each packet of herbs cost RM 35. The whole packet is used to make the tea for each day.  This was the fourth time we bought the herbs from this herbalist, meaning before this there were three other patients who also bought this herbal tea from the herbalist. Previously the cost of each packet was only RM27! With increased demand, this time the herbalist decided to charge RM35 per packet! Logical?  

Take comfort, it is not as bad as selling oral covid medicine at US$721 when the cost to produce the drug is only US$17.75!

2. Fear of covid?  My advice is – Don’t panic! As with the case above, if we are tested positive for covid we may recover rather quickly,  if we know what to do to take care of ourselves.

3.  The first question I asked my friend before I went into a frenzy of getting herbs for his daughter’s family was: Does she want to take the herbs or not. I am fully aware that both the daughter and her husband are medical doctors. If they don’t believe in the medicinal value of herbs then there is no reason to “waste” time. Yes, the daughter wanted to take herbs!

4. Let’s ask some honest questions.  One way to learn and know the truth is to ask questions.

Real science points out flaws in its own research

Phony science pretends there were no flaws. Tim O’Shea

The above case study is very simple and straight forward.  And it can happen in many other families. But do you ever ask these questions below and see what your heart says.

a. The two boys – 5 months and 4 years old – they got covid. Why? The clever answer would be: Because they are not vaccinated. Do you agree with this?

b. The 36-year-old mother also got covid. Why? Same clever answer: Because she was not vaccinated.

c. The 36-year-old father also got covid. Why? The same clever answer is not valid anymore because he was vaccinated twice with Sinovac. 

The first truth we need to know  is that vaccine does not prevent anyone from getting covid. Even if you have been vaccinated you can still be infected with covid, as in this case. And this is not the only case. There are many cases like this. The four adults in my children’s family have all been vaccinated and all of them were down with covid at the same time like my 2 grandsons who have NOT been vaccinated. So, it does not matter whether you are vaccinated or not, you still get covid. That is the reality.

d. So, why are we asked to go for vaccination? Here is a clever answer to this question:

  • Vaccination with two doses helps prevent infection. Take note, can help prevent only!
  • But for those that do still get infected, vaccination lessens the impact of the virus by reducing disease severity, transmission of infection and death.  Do you buy this answer?

e. Booster jab.

We are asked (or cornered into getting) a third dose.  What is the use of the third booster dose? There are two clever answers for this:

  • The protection offered by vaccines starts to weaken after 5 months for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
  • Getting a booster shot extends the protection, even against the delta and omicron variants.

(https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/booster-shots-and-third-doses-for-covid19-vaccines-what-you-need-to-know).

So the booster is supposed to strengthen the function of the earlier two jabs. Answer well taken but how do you explain why my daughter  was infected with covid on 4 March 2022,  after she received her third booster dose in February 2022?  Does the booster shot really “made her stronger” against the virus?

On 3 March 2022 my eldest son received his third AZ booster dose and on 12 March 2022, he was down with covid?  Why? Did the booster really make him stronger?

They said the booster can boost prevention.  But that is not true. We need a much more credible answer than that! In real life it does not pan out that way!

f.  Is the recovery from covid faster in non-vaccinated or vaccinated person? Let us look at the fact of this case study.

  • Daughter, 36 years old. She is not vaccinated.
  • Son-in-law, 36 years old. He is vaccinated twice with Sinovac.

On Friday  4 March 2022: They started taking the Ko-Gen herbal tea for their covid infection.

On Monday 7 March 2022: The father reported the following results after taking the fourth dose of herbal tea.

  • I know that my daughter is now normal. She has no more sore throat.  
  • Her husband also took the herbs but he is not fully recovered yet. He still has a bit of phlegm in the morning. His voice was still like a person who got flu.
  • My daughter seems to recover faster than her husband.

Take note: The non-vaccinated person recovers from her covid infection sooner than the vaccinated person. Can this be true?

Looking back at the cases of my children.

  • My son-in-law, 38 years old, was tested positive on 2 March 2022. He completed his two Moderna vaccination in August 2021. He did not receive the third booster jab.   After three doses of the herbal tea his health was restored to about 80%.  Then he was tested negative for covid.
  • My daughter, 38 years old, was tested positive on 4 March 2022. She received 2 jabs of Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer in February 2022. She took 6 doses of herbal tea to restore  90% of her health. She was still tested positive for covid after 8 days.
  • My son, 34 years old, was tested positive on 5 March 2022, initially with no symptoms. He was vaccinated twice with Pfizer and boosted with Pfizer on 31 October 2021. The symptoms started on 6 March and he took 4 doses of herbal tea. His health was 100% restored.

Where is the logic here? My impression is that if you are a non-vaccinated person, it will be “hell” and your recovery would be delayed. But that is NOT true as shown in this case study.

Then you have the case of my family members.

My daughter was supposed to be the most “fortified” because she had just received her booster jab. The reality is her recovery was the slowest among the three of them.

Indeed this is something new that has never ever crossed my mind.  I need more data to confirm this observation and understand what the real “truth” actually is. Can someone come up with a sensible answer and not just a clever answer? I tried to search the internet for an answer. I found none!

In the search for new knowledge, I am always reminded by the great words of Rabbi Harold Kushner below:

There is the morality of cleverness and wit, in which success means getting the better of the other person by means of a slick business deal or a clever answer

Then there is the morality of righteousness, in which the highest good is thoughtfulness toward others.

The worst sin is hurting another person.

Note: In writing this comment, let me assure you that I am not against anyone receiving any vaccine. Go ahead and follow what your heart says.  My wife and I have also received 3 doses of AZ – without them, according to the man-made SOPs, we would not be able to go out, and end up totally confined in our home! (Soon, this SOP is not valid anymore!). We were warned that if we do not take the third jab (by 1 March but now extended to 31 March), the earlier two jabs would be invalidated and we would then belong to the “unvaccinated” group! Is that logical? (I don’t know if this SOP is going to be implement come 1 April).

Secondly, my discussion here is to make you think! If you just become a “pak turut” (mister follower) you cannot progress. So learn how to think critically!

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody else has seen

And thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The end game is, everyone of us wants to be healthy and remain safe. If we got covid, we want to recover well and as soon as possible.  How do we achieve that?

A 29-Year Old Down With Covid

Recovered after 4 days on herbal tea

Report by Khadijah Shaari

  • Age: 29 year  old, male.
  • Vaccination:     Yes.     
  • Received:    AstraZenica   Two jabs. The second dose was on 3rd September 2021
  • Had the following symptoms:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unable to sleep well
  • Did you do any test to confirm if it was covid or not?    Yes.
  • What test did you do:    Home-kit and PCR

Therapy:  Ko-Gen Herbal Tea

  • When did your problem start? Started with fever and sore throat on 6th March 2022.
  • When did you start taking Ko-Gen herbal tea? On  3rd day of symptoms.
  • What happened after 1st dose of Ko-Gen? Fever and slightly better.
  • What happened after 2nd dose of Ko-Gen? Fever and better.
  • What happened after 3rd dose of Ko-Gen? Fever and better.
  • What happened after 4th dose of Ko-Gen?  All symptoms gone except a bit of cough.
  • In total how many times did you take Ko-Gen? 4 days / doses.
  • On the 4th day I had no symptoms but I still took the Ko-Gen. Health 100% restored.
  • Did you do any test after taking the herbs – to know if you are still positive?  No. I did not do the test since  I had no more symptoms. Only minor cough.
  • Do you think Ko-Gen  help you?  Yes
  • Did you have any problem with the taste of the herbs?   OK
  • After your  health was restored,  did you have any lingering problem? I have a lingering cough.

Note:  Every time I took the Ko-Gen I had increased fever. Once the fever subsided I felt better. On the 4th day of taking  Ko-Gen, my symptoms had disappeared. But I still took the herbal tea just to be sure. After the 4th day of Ko-Gen,  I had no increased fever or reaction.

Sixteen-Year-Old Down With Dengue and Covid

Health Restored After Herbs

A 16-year-old Indonesian female was admitted to the government hospital in Surabaya, due to dengue fever. Later she was tested positive for covid  and was moved to the isolation ward with many other patients.

Here are her answers to our questions:

  • When did your problem start? 25 February 2022.
  • Did you do any test to confirm if it was covid or not?    Yes. Both Rapid Antigen Test and PCR were positive.
  • Doctor said you had covid and also said you got dengue? Yes. The cause of my covid infection was due to the dengue fever that I had.
  • Were you on any doctor’s medication? Yes.
  • What medicine? I forgot the name.
  • When in the hospital, did you need to use oxygen? No, just infusion.

Herbal Therapy while in the hospital.

  • When did you start taking the Ko-Gen herbal tea?2 March 2022.
  • What happened after 1st dose of Ko-Gen?  30% better.
  • What happened after 2nd dose of Ko-Gen?  45% better.
  • What happened after 3rd dose of Ko-Gen? 60% better.
  • What happened after 4th dose of Ko-Gen? 70% better.
  • In total how many times did you take Ko-Gen? 6 times.
  • How are you now? Health 100%.  I forget the exact date, but it was a few days after being released from isolation. Oh yes, I was isolated for 1 week while in the hospital.
  • How many days were you in the hospital? Exactly one week.
  • Did you have any problem with the taste of the herbs?  Bad taste, too bitter for me.

Comments

1. This 16-year-old patient had covid. She had received two vaccinations with Sinovac before this infection. What does that mean? Simple – vaccination does not protect you from covid! So understand that.

2. Her  sister learned about the herbal tea for covid and decided to ask the patient to take the tea while she was still in the hospital. Yuk, the patient said. The hebal tea has such a bad taste – it is too bitter for me! Well, most people want things the easy way out. Do the minimum and hoping for the maximum. I have no apology for such attitude. Anyway, she had no other way out. She still had to drink the herbal tea!

Do you think the Ko-Gen herbal tea helped you?  This was her answer: Yes. I was in the isolation room with other covid patients and I was the earliest patient to be discharged from the hospital. I improved quickly after drinking Ko-Gen.

3 Drank herbal tea while in the hospital? Is that right? And she was better and was discharged? Believe that?

Two-plus-year-old and His Dad Down with Covid. Took herbs and recovered

Thursday 3 March 2022

 Ireceived an email from Johor. Some years back, this person came to seek our help on behalf of his father who had cancer. His email:

Hello Professor,

It’s been a while since we last chat. I hope all is well on your end.

My 2 years and 4 months boy is infected with Covid.

Due to my boy being of young age, it’s difficult for us to keep him isolated. So I  do expect my family to be infected although we don’t have any symptoms now. 

I am in JB now. Can you please send me some Ko-Gen herb? My boy does take TCM herbs with  the help of honey water. I would like to try your Ko-Gen herb.

Reply:  I am asking my son to rush the herbs to you. I am sending 2 packets. Keep one packet as standby. There may be many others who need it.

Friday 4 March 2022

Thanks for the thought, Professor. Indeed, I do need the extra pack as standby. Appreciate it.

Sunday 6 March 2022

I took the package from the courier centre. 

Can I confirm 1 more time, for my boy. It’s 1 tablespoon with 3 bowls water boiled into 1 bowl?

This morning, my Covid test is positive.

1. Case of the 2-year-4-month-old Boy

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

He developed high fever (38.5C).

Doctor prescribed him: Paracetamol, cough and flu medicine. Paracetamol to keep his fever in control.

Had the following symptoms:

1. Fever

2. Cough

3. Fatigue

4. Runny nose

5. No appetite

Did you do any test to confirm if it was covid?   Yes. Both home test kit and PCR confirmed covid positive.

Did the doctor medication help? 

  • My son’s fever was under control. No more fever after 2 days.
  • Cough and runny nose persist. 
  • He is still not very active.
  • His appetite is not very good. Eating 50% of usual intake. 

Sunday, 6 March 2022

Started on Ko-Gen herbal tea.

Dosage: 1 tablespoon – boiled. He can take with encouragement and honey.

Monday 7 March 2022

Chris: Today is second day on the herbs. How is your son doing?

  • Son is back active.
  • No more runny nose.
  • Still got a bit of cough.
  • Appetite is improving.

Chris: Your son brought the covid home? Where do you think he got it from?

He likely brought it back from school.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • My son almost 100% recovered except a bit of cough –  only 2 to 3 times a day.
  • No phlegm. Not bad cough.
  • I expect it will clear off in a day or two. 
  • He doesn’t look sick anymore. 

Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Son looks like 100% recovered. No more cough for past 24 hrs. 

Thursday 10 March 2022

Chris: You boy is okay now?

  • Boy is 100% ok. 

Friday 11 March 2022

  • Today test my boy using home test kit. Result still positive. 

I am not bothered about it as long as he can eat, can sleep and is active with no symptom. 

2. Case of 39-year-old Father

Both me and my wife are vaccinated with 3 dose of Pfizer.

Sunday 6 March 2022

Test indicated positive for covid.

The symptoms are:

  1. Sore throat
  2. Runny nose
  3. Cough

Started on Ko-Gen 2 herbal tea.

Dosage: 6  tablespoons – boil in 3 cups water reduced to 1 cup.

Monday 7 March 2022

  • My sore throat is gone.
  • Cough and runny nose become more obvious but I feel better.
  • Today I am taking 2 times of Ko-Gen 2.

Tuesday 8 March 2022

  • My runny nose stop.
  • Cough still persists with some phlegm.
  • New symptom, feeling thirsty most of the time.
  • Overall feel better each day. 

Wednesday 9 March 2022

  • Took coconut water yesterday after your advice.
  • Today cough subsides. Cough not too bad. May be 3 – 4 times a day. Still with some phlegm. 
  • Sore throat is gone.

Thursday 10 March 2022

  • Symptom not much different from yesterday.
  • Will still Cough occasionally (2 – 3 times/day) with phlegm.
  • Energy level is good.
  • Thirsty feeling or rather heaty feeling still around. 

Friday 11 March 2022

Very much the same like yesterday.

Saturday 12 March 2022

Today cough and phlegm seems to go away. 

I realize I shouldn’t use the word thirsty. It’s actually dry mouth and lips which require constant moisture with water. A sip of water or gargle with water will work. Today this symptom seems to reduce too. 

The heaty feeling is reduced as well. Heaty feeling is because of ulcer on lips and few “cut feeling” on tongue. 

Wife is ok. 

Monday 14 March 2022

Hi Professor,

  • Today is first day that all symptoms are gone.
  • No more cough and heaty feeling.
  • My boy is doing very well. 

Took Ko-Gen 2, total of 6 times .Took Ko-Gen 1, total of  4 times (1 time each day).

Example day 2 after I took Ko-Gen 2, sore throat is gone. During Ko-Gen 2 I don’t feel much of heaty or dry lips symptom.

Comments

1. Fear due to lack of knowledge.

I admit I have a lot more to learn about this covid problem. At first, my impression was fear – yes, with all the dreadful statistics and man-made SOPs to abide with and the punishments that went with if you fail to comply, (probably due to ignorance or confusion) who is not afraid?

Then, I thought old people are most vulnerable and old people like me can die if they get covid. Good that I am wrong too on this point!

2. Covid in children and the elderly.

 If you look at the statistic put out by the Ministry of Health below  only 5.9%  of those who got covid were between 60 to 69 years old. Covid affected only 2.6% of patients who were between 70 to 79 years old. Hurray, I am 78 years old! My wife and I are still covid-free  but when will covid strike us?

Covid Cases by Age Group (https://covidnow.moh.gov.my/cases/)

What is new to me is that covid also infected babies and young children. I have a case where a 5-month-old baby was positive for covid together with his 4-year-old brother. My grandchildren are 4 years old and 6 years old – they too got covid. From the above data, it appears that young children are more vulnerable to covid than old folks like me.

3. Covid – is it a big deal?

The other wrong impression I had was that if  young children are infected with covid, it is “hell” serious and life threatening.  They are young and they don’t know how to take care of themselves. I am wrong on this too. Some children don’t even need treatment to recover from covid. Some like my grandchildren recovered after one or two days after drinking the herbal tea for covid.

In the case presented here, he is only 2 years and 4 months old. He has not be vaccinated like his father and mother. He developed high fever with cough, fatigue, runny nose and loss of appetite.  Yes, the doctor prescribed him medication. While his fever was brought under control (with Panadol), he still suffered from the other covid symptoms. That was when his father wrote to me asking for help.

He took a tablespoon of Ko-Gen herbal tea. The father wrote:  My son is back, active. No more runny nose. His appetite is improving. But he still has a bit of cough. After three days the father wrote to inform me that his son is already back to normal — 100% okay.  Bravo!!!! So, my message is there is no need to panic (unless it is a severe case).

4. Covid cases among kids are rising!

The  Straits Times of 17 February 2022 reported that there was an 160% increase in Covid-19 infections among kids below age 12 in Malaysia (https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-says-160-increase-in-covid-19-infections-among-kids-below-age-12).

The website Code Blue (https://codeblue.galencentre.org/2021/10/05/covid-19-cases-among-under-12-children-exceed-teens-elderly-in-malaysia/) reported that Covid-19 infections among children below the age of 12 were almost double the number of cases among adolescents and the elderly in August and September 2021.

This sharp rise in the number of paediatric cases, which also includes admissions. may be due to the recent opening of schools.

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove  of WHO explained  Children & Covid-19 (https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/media-resources/science-in-5/episode-22—children-covid-19?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmpyRBhC-ARIsABs2EAraRdPZREQykZ7vzC978pMDJgyGx9DGXhcGuDMdinVFKDPi245hpBwaAnICEALw_wcB).                                  

  • Luckily, children and adolescents tend to have more mild disease compared to adults.
  • Especially in the youngest children, they tend to be more mild, which means they don’t have as many symptoms as adults do.
  • Some children may have gastrointestinal symptoms like diarrhoea or vomiting, but they tend to be more mild.
  • And even most children tend to have asymptomatic infection, which means they don’t have any symptoms at all.

Similarly, the website of NIH (https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/special-populations/children/) pointed out that:

  • SARS-CoV-2 infection is generally milder in children than in adults, and a substantial proportion of children with the disease have asymptomatic infection.
  • Most children with SARS-CoV-2 infection will not require any specific therapy.

Also take note, this 2 year-old plus boy has not been vaccinated! But his 39-year-old father had received Pfizer vaccines twice plus the booster. He too had covid. Why?

The same happened with my grandsons. They are not vaccinated and were infected with covid. Their parents have been vaccinated and they too got covid! So, what does that mean? 

Do you ever wonder why the so-called “scientifically” proven vaccine do not protect them?  Another big debate on this topic! But I  would not go into it.

5. The most vulnerable group!

The age group that attracts the  most covid infections are those between 18 to 39 years old.  They made up about half (50.9%) of all covid cases.  I did not know this! Why? Because they often like to go to nightclubs?  And that is why they ban or do not support/encourage such outlets?

But whatever statistics say, there is no need to live in fear or there is no need to panic if you are infected with covid. You can get over this problem easily if you do the right thing.

 Also let us accept the fact that sooner or later, you “healthy” people, may also be infected with covid. So let us just be prepared and in the meantime read and learn more about this covid.

Covid can cause brain shrinkage, memory loss, Oxford study finds

Read more: https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2022/03/08/covid-can-cause-brain-shrinkage-memory-loss-oxford-study-finds/

LONDON: Covid-19 can cause the brain to shrink, reduce grey matter in the regions that control emotion and memory, and damage areas that control the sense of smell, an Oxford University study has found.

The scientists said the effects were seen even in people who had not been hospitalised with Covid and whether the impact could be partially reversed or if they would persist in the long term needed further investigation.

https://560711ec9e79eac0094d71c5649462be.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html “There is strong evidence for brain-related abnormalities in Covid-19,” the researchers said in their study, which was released on Monday.

Even in mild cases, participants in the research showed “a worsening of executive function” responsible for focus and organising, and on an average brain sizes shrank between 0.2% and 2%.

Our Two Grandchildren Were Positive for Covid. 

Recovered fast after taking herbal tea                                                                                                         

Our grandsons: Jo is 6 years old and Matt is 4 years old.

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

Jo had started his fever around noon and the home test kit confirmed him positive for covid. We gave him Panadol. That evening, his younger brother Matt also started running a fever. They had runny nose with the occasional cough.  That night the boys went to bed with fever patches and Panadol. Matt ended up running a high fever through the night and had to be sponged.

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Jo appeared to recovered. No more fever but had runny nose. He was busy playing with his new Legos.

Matt’s fever would surge whenever the Panadol wore off. I think this tired him out.We continued to give him Panadol and sponge and herbal tea. He continued to have fever that night.

Thursday 3 March 2022

Both still taking the herbal tea once a day.Jo seemed to be over the hump already. His appetite is back and said he doesn’t feel sick anymore. Matt’s fever would come and go, and through the night.

Friday 4 March 2022

Both of them were okay! Back to normal.

Saturday 5 March 2022

Look at our heroes here!

Comments.

1. We were prepared. Based on what is going on now, it is just a matter of when our family members are going to be infected with covid. So, it is no surprise that Jo and Matt caught covid. The preschool that they go to were reporting positive cases of teachers or students every few days.

On the same morning that we were informed about Jo and Matt being positive, I received a message from a friend in Jakarta, Indonesia. His two grandchildren, daughter and son-in-law (both are doctors!) were tested positive for covid. He too needed help. I managed to get a herbalist in Jakarta to formulate herbal tea for them.

Then yesterday morning, I received an email for Johor Baru:

Hello Professor,

It’s been a while since we last chat. I hope all is well on your end.

My 27-month-boy is infected with Covid. He developed high fever (38.5C) since 2 March 2022. Doctor prescribed some paracetamol, cough and flu medicine for him. 

Given his young age, I wonder if you have any suitable herbs that I can give him to relieve his symptom instead of relying on the paracetamol? 

Symptoms: fever, cough, fatigue, runny nose and lack of appetite. Both home kit and PCR tests confirmed covid positive. Both me and my wife have been vaccinated with 3 doses of Pfizer. 

This morning, while writing this article, a friend came to our house to ask for herbal tea – one of his family members has covid.

Covid cases appears to be everywhere now and my feeling is that it is not going to go away anytime soon. But, don’t worry so much.  There are herbs that can help you get over it. 

When it comes to our family members, we were well prepared. We ask our children to stock up the Ko-Gen herbal tea as standby. So when covid happened we did not  panic!

2. My first case of covid infection in children. In early October 2021 I received a sms from a doctor who was once head of a hospital. This was the message:

Want to ask, do you have herbs for covid? Any advice for children with covid?

Symptoms: Fever, cough.

Stage: 2.

My grandson, age 8.

Not on ivermectin.

We prescribed Ko-Gen herbal tea. On 11 October 2021, we got this feed-back.

Excellent. My daughter-in-law (also a doctor) and my grandson with high fever and bad cough. Took the (covid) herbs and they felt relief. Fever plus cough subsided. They only took one dose and the next day the covid symptoms cleared.

Retested covid PCR recently. It was negative for both of them.

I was really happy to be able to help many friends overcome their problems with covid. The herbs that I used are common herbs which are well documented in the TCM medical literature. No big deal, just study them and you can find the answer!

3. With confidence, grandparents could sleep well! For Jo it was one day of fevers and he was back to normal. For Matt it was two days.Thank God for this wonderful blessing!

To see the positive side of things, to be able to face this situation with much confidence (and preparedness) helps to evaporate the fear of this diagnosis. There seems to be no big deal being infected with covid!

So why is the world “turned” upside down because of this fear? Is here a need to punish the ordinary ignorant folks with hefty fines or even sending them to prison just because he/she violates certain SOP.

The solution to our present problem is not to punish but to be humble enough to learn – If you don’t know, read and learn from others! Seek and you shall find the answer!  Don’t let others with Vested Interests take you for a “wild ride”!

I have read many comments on covid in the internet, but I have to refrain from sharing them here. Those with Vested Interests would not like it.

The two children in my nephew’s family were down with Covid.

 Health restored after four days on Ko-Gen herbal tea

Report by Khadijah Shaari

•     Arif is 8 years old while Alyssa is 11 years old.

•     Vaccination: No.

•     Suffered the following symptoms:

1.     Fever or chills

2.     Cough

3.     Headache

•     Besides the above … any other problems? No.

•     Did they do any test to confirm if it was covid or not?   Yes.

•     What test did they do:  Rapid Antigen test.

•     Were they on any doctor’s medication? No.

Started on Ko-Gen herbal tea.

•     When did their problem start? Friday 25 February 2022.

•     When did they start taking Ko-Gen herbal tea? Saturday 26 February 2022.

•     What happened after 1st dose of Ko-Gen. Better? Yes.

•     What happened after 2nd dose of Ko-Gen. Better? Yes.

•     What happened after 3rd dose of Ko-Gen. Better? Yes.

•     What happened after 4th dose of Ko-Gen. Better? Yes.

•     In total how many times did they take Ko-Gen? Four times.

•     How are they now?  Health 100% restored.

•     Did they do any test after taking the herbs – to know if they are still positive?   Yes.

•     Are they still   positive / negative after taking the herbs? Negative.

•     Do you think Ko-Gen — helped them?   Yes.

•     Did they have any problem with the taste of the herbs?   Yucky! Bad taste!

Note: Yeong told me today 2 February that he spoke to Alyssa over the phone … what did she say about herself? She is feeling good, and Erfan too. In fact both of them helped to look after the parents who were still positive at that time. Mostly they played Monopoly to pass the time. Yesterday, 3rd March, Erfan participated in a mini chess tournament where he came  up third. He was runner-up during the previous one. Overall both are very  cheerful despite their  ordeal, being quarantined and missing the Saturday morning walks  and qikung with Pah Char and the  weekend sleepover at our house a few doors away.

Down With Covid Symptoms – 5 Days On Herbs, Health Restored 100%

On the evening of 7 February 2022, I received a Whatsapp message from Laura (not her real name), a 36-year-old lady from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Chris: Do you have flu? cough? Any phlegm comes  out? What color? Do you feel thirsty? Feeling hot inside?

Laura: Only thirsty. Not really phlegm. Yes I have flu, cough, sore throat, fever.

I just read. Now Jakarta has serious problems with Covid. Did you see any doctor ? Take any medicine?

Yes I did yesterday. Wait for another a week if health condition same then do the PCR.

Do you have any Chinese medicine shop around where you live?

I think yes but not sure. I can find out. Any medicine for me uncle?

Yes. I have been giving herbs to people with such problems.

And maid also started to have sore throat. She said painful.

If there is Chinese medicine shop, I shall send the formula. You can ask them to mix the herbs for you. Come home and boil for everybody to take it.  You can boil each packet of the herbs in 3 glasses of water. Boil to become only 1 glass and drink. Then can boil again one more time and drink. Please do it as soon as possible. Usually after one or two drink you will be okay.

Please uncle. Tomorrow, I shall find out. Thanks uncle.

How are you today? Managed to get the  TCM herbs for Covid?

Hi uncle. Yes ordered already. After work then I get it. This one Is RM27 per packet. I’m buying 3 packets first.

Hopefully this one works for me.

Don’t throw away the boiled herbs. Add 1 glass water and boil again. Tapis and let your maid drink.

Last night whole night couldn’t sleep. Flu, nose block.

Hope you like the tea — ya? Let me know tomorrow how you are — better or not?

The taste is bitter hehhe. Will update tomorrow, uncle.

Good take care and see if you feel better tonight after taking the herbs.

9 February 2022

How did you feel after taking one time of the herbs?

Yes uncle. Now only flu. My nose not blocked anymore.

Temperature? Runny nose? Mata berair? Body hot?

Body & temperature normal. No fever, No mata berair, runny nose yes. But today I got headache since this morning. Badan tak sakit. Now only flu.

Got improvement?

Yes, last night I could sleep.

Today, take the tea one more time, ya

Yes will do uncle.

Okay,  about your maid. She also had some problems. She  took the second boil of the herbs. What happen today after taking the tea? Is she better?

Maid after taking herb, she’s okey. Maid no flu. Now only me still with headache.

How bad is your headache?

Only right side. My flu almost gone.

Oh, you had migraine headache before?

Sometimes.

If headache is very bad, you can take Panadol and see if the headache goes away.

You already got vaccine — two times?

Done uncle – Sinovac.

10 February 2022

 Morning Uncle & Auntie. Today I feel better. No more flu and sakit kepala. But I shall continue drinking the tea until full recovery.

Feel like normal? You took the 2nd packet of herbs, yesterday? For the Covid herbs, today take 3rd packet. Buy 2 more packets … cukup la. Hope full recovery after that.

Last night, no headache or this morning no headache? Did you take Panadol for the headache?

Last night had headache and  took Panadol as uncle advised.

So you took Panadol — how many pills last night?

Just one pill only.

After panadol no more headache this morning?

No more. And now start again.

 [f no headache are you okay now – no flu, sore throat?

Yes uncle I’m good. Only for headaches

Friend’s Father in Hospital Down With Covid

Btw uncle, my friends … his father also has Covid. Now in hospital. He also took uncle’s herb and getting better.

It is okay to help your friend too …. and if possible we also want to know how effective.

Btw … how old are you? How old is your friend’s father?

I’m 36 uncle. My friend’s father is 65. Thanks uncle.

Take care.

12 February 2022

How are you now? After second time taking the tea, no more problem only headache. Then took Panadol. No headache and could sleep well. Then you took third dose of the tea …. apa jadi?

Hello uncle, I’m good now. Yes only my headache. I didn’t take the Panadol. Still continue the herbal.

All the flu, fever, cough – gone now 100%.

Yesterday I went to Dr. Check and ask what going on with the headache. Then Dr said because of gastric. Because

after drinking  the herbal, sweating and always hungry. Now I have to eat often and take the gastric medicine. Then headache is gone.

What about the father of your friend who took the herbs? Did the herbs help him?

Yes uncle. Same like me. All flu, fever and cough gone. Now only can’t smell anything. And when eating tak ada rasa. Can’t feel rasa makan.

Ask him take a few more days of the herbs like you.

Totally he took 5 times.

So in total you took 5 times already by today?

Finish by today drink malam nanti. Yes now 100% good.  Covid problem gone.

Okay. Be careful. Covid can come back again.

Yes uncle, I also tak kerja for 5 day already. I stayed home. Because boss said also takut with me spreading to other staff.

Okay, good. Sometimes test negative but sometimes positive…cannot be sure.

22 February 2022

Comments:

If you are down with flu or Covid-19, you have two options:

1. If you believe that doctor’s medication is scientifically proven then you can try these:

  • Merck came out with Molnupiravir, It cost US$700  or RM2,925.
  • The COVID-19 pill, Paxlovid by Pfizer is cheaper! It is priced at US$530 per course … that is MR2,215.

2. Laura did not go for the above “scientific medicine”. She preferred to try “her uncle’s herbal tea.” She bought 5 packets of herbs from an old lady  (Chinese sinseh) in Jakarta. Laura took the herbs and within 3 days she got better! Each packet cost her RM27. So in total, Laura only spent RM135 and her problems were taken care of.

I am glad that Laura had a choice – to spend RM135 or RM2,000 to 3,000 to make her well. Those of us living in the developing countries, you have a choice!

Let me share with you what I have learned from the internet. Take time to reflect on these ….

1. The cost to produce the drug is only US$17.75 and the drug company is selling it to the US government for US$721?

https://theintercept.com/2021/10/05/covid-pill-drug-pricing-merck-ridgeback/

WASHINGTON: Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna are making combined profits of US$65,000 every minute from their highly successful Covid-19 vaccines while the world’s poorest countries remain largely unvaccinated, according to a new analysis …. the People’s Vaccine Alliance (PVA), a coalition campaigning for wider access to Covid vaccines … based its calculations on the firms’ own earning reports. The Alliance estimates that the trio will make pre-tax profits of US$34 billion this year between them, which works out to over US$1,000 a second, US$65,000 a minute or US$93.5 million a day.

“It is obscene that just a few companies are making millions of dollars in profit every single hour, while just two percent of people in low-income countries have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus,” Maaza Seyoum of the African Alliance and People’s Vaccine Alliance Africa said. (https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2021/11/745882/pfizer-biontech-moderna-making-us1000-profit-every-second-analysis).

2. The New COVID Antiviral Pills: What You Need to Know. This article is written by Dennis Thompson (https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20211229/the-new-covid-antiviral-pills-what-you-need-to-know#1).

  • New antiviral pills for COVID-19 recently authorized for emergency use in high-risk people by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should give doctors an easier means of keeping people out of the hospital.
  • But the initial hype is giving way to reality. Dr. William Schaffner, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases said: But I come down to the real world and say we’ve got to do this right. It’s not like waving a magic wand, and there’s been a bit of that in the hype, in the excitement through the media.
  • Pfizer’s pill, Paxlovid, and Merck’s molnupiravir won’t be handed out to everyone who tests positive for COVID. They’re approved for people with mild or moderate COVID who are more likely to become seriously ill — mainly those 65 and older or folks who have chronic illnesses like heart diseaselung diseasediabetesobesity or compromised immune systems.
  • People infected with COVID will need to start taking either antiviral pill within five days of their first symptoms drugs to have any hope of quelling their illness.
  • Both antivirals require a five-day course of treatment. People taking Paxlovid will need to take three tablets at the same time, twice a day. Folks prescribed molnupiravir will need to take four capsules twice a day.
  • People really have to be told, you can’t stop at day three and expect any benefit. You’ve got to take it all the way through.
  • I can tell you not everybody will do that. They really have to be encouraged to do that.
  • There are other concerns beyond the fact that the drugs won’t work if the regimen isn’t fully carried out
  • Both pills come with a complex list of health concerns that limit the patients to whom they can be prescribed:
  • Paxlovid can be prescribed to kids 12 and older but molnupiravir can’t, because it might interfere with bone growth.
  • Molnupiravir can’t be prescribed to pregnant women because it carries a risk of birth defects. Men taking the drug are advised to use birth control for at least three months after the last dose, as the effect on sperm is not fully understood.
  • Paxlovid isn’t recommended for patients with severe kidney or liver problems.
  • Both drugs can interact with other medications a person is taking.
  • It’s not like going to a machine, putting in a quarter and getting out a candy bar. It’s a serious prescription of a medication, and the health care professionals need to do some screening and education.