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.
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.
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.
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.
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.?
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.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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:
Cough. Itchy dry cough with no phlegm.
Sore throat. Slight.
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),
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.
This is a case of a 32-year-old female who is currently working in Singapore.
17 March 2022
She suffered the following symptoms:
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
• 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.
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.
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?
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.
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:
Headache, a bit
Difficulty breathing – a bit tight
Muscle or body aches
The next day, Sunday 13 March 2022, the daughter had the following symptoms:
Slight numbness in the leg
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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:
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:
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:
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
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.
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?
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).
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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,Paxlovidby 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?
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.
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 disease, lung disease, diabetes, obesity 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:
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.
Mark (not his real name) is 26 years old. On Thursday 10 February 2022, he met up with his cousins for dinner at his family home in Kuala Lumpur.
Three days later, Sunday 13 February 2022, Mark was down with the following symptoms:
Aches throughout his whole body.
Cold sweat and occasional chills.
There was no sore throat. And he was also able to sleep.
Khadijah (Mark’s auntie) sent him a package of herbal tea to help him with these problems.
15 February: Mark started to take the herbal tea. This was on the third day after his symptoms showed up.
16 February: On Wednesday evening, Mark called me from Ipoh. He told me he had caught Covid-19 and had taken the herbal tea twice. He felt better. In fact after the second day on the herbs his health was almost back to normal.
17 February: I received a call from Yeong in the evening and was informed that Mark was doing fine and was working around the house! He even managed to catch a large cobra that had slithered into the house compound!
Let me complete this story by asking Mark some questions:
How many of you were at the dinner?
There were 12 of us having a small reunion dinner. Out of the 12, four of us were vaccinated with 2 doses of Sinovac (my cousin Jack, 2 others and myself) and the rest had three doses, some AZ, some Sinovac (booster shot).
My cousin Jack had caught the virus from an unknown source. On that night, he passed it to me. We were the only ones to have caught the virus. Thankfully, everyone else tested negative including my high risk parents.
2. All of them were your relatives?
Everyone that was present at the dinner are family members.
3. Did anyone at that dinner realize/know that he/she was infected with Covid-19?
Obviously not, no one was aware. My cousin Jack had his symptoms appear the very next day after the dinner. He had fevers, chills and a really terrible ulcerated sore throat which impacted his ability to eat and even talk. He notified everyone about his troubles and took an RTK Covid-19 Test. He was tested positive. He proceeded to self quarantine and called in a doctor to attend to his Covid-19 troubles.
4. Where was the dinner – home or restaurant?
We had dinner at my parents house in Kuala Lumpur. I left for Ipoh right after dinner that night.
5. Two days after the dinner you were down with Covid?
I started to have Covid-19 symptoms on the 3rd day after the dinner. It started when I woke up on that Sunday morning. I was feeling really terrible and immediately knew something was not right
6. Did you do any test to confirm if it was indeed Covid?
I went through multiple RTK tests which all turned out negative. I decided to go for a drive thru PCR test at BP healthcare which indicated I was positive for Covid.
7. Did you go and see any doctor? If so, any medication by doctor? What did the doctor say?
I consumed 1000MG of Vitamin C daily and took some Panadol Actifast to tackle the fever. Do note I am Vaccinated with 2 doses.
8. Two days with all these symptoms, how would you describe your condition? Bad? Just mild problem? Nothing to worry about?
I had a terribly high fever, up to 39.8°C. I had terrible body aches and a really bad headache. There were times when I felt chills and cold sweat, had slight nausea and even diarrhea. All of which subsided slowly over time.
9. After taking the herbal tea, you got better. Did all the symptoms disappear totally?
I took the herbal tea on the 3rd day of the onset of my symptoms.. I felt the herbal tea helped and my symptoms started to disappear.
10. Did you still suffer “long Covid” symptoms — such as lack of energy, lingering pain here and there, headache, poor memory, etc.
I do get the occasional feeling of heavy breathing – like a weight on my chest but it is subsiding. It has been nine days since my symptoms showed up. I have no more fever, no more blocked nose, no more chills and no more diarrhea. I feel almost normal once again.
11. How do you described your health now?
I would say I am 95% of where I was before I got the virus. I am confident I am going to be able to have a 100% recovery. It is amazing to know it’s been less than 10 days since I fell sick and I am almost back to full health.
Some Facts for Your to Chew On
1. For the past two years we all were living in fear. We were told that a dreadful Covid pandemic had killed many people. Is such fear warranted? Or is this Covid just another version of a more serious type of flu?
2. Why was this deadly fear instilled into us?
The reality is, after two years facing Covid, many countries are opening up despite the rise of Covid cases. Are we tired? Fed-up?
The lockdown, the movement control etc, etc. did not seem to bring the Covid cases down! But the fear for Covid seems to have subsided. Life is becoming normal again despite of the fact that there are 25,099 new Covid cases today!
3. The good news is that you don’t just “drop dead” if you happen to get infected with Covid-19. Mark’s story is one of the many proofs we have that make life more bearable and enable us to carry on with our daily activities.
4. There is another “good news”. In case you are infected with Covid-19, you have a choice of two paths to take:
a) You can take a very fanciful expensive ride out of your problem by taking super expensive covid pills offered by the drug companies.
Merck came out with Molnupiravir, an anti-Covid pill. It cost US$700 or RM2,925 for a five-day course of treatment. One course of the treatment lasts five days, with four capsules taken twice a day for a total of 40 pills.
The COVID-19 pill, Paxlovidby Pfizer is cheaper! It is priced at US$530 per course .. that is MR2,215.
So for those who like to spend and want to feel “safe”, there is nothing to worry! Just go for an expensive joy ride!
b) Fortunately for those poor people in the developing countries, if you don’t have that kind of money to splurge, there is another way out. You can take a “donkey ride” out of this problem. Take herbs for your flu or Covid problems like Mark did.
I call this a “donkey ride” because it is not made to be fanciful. It is a poor man’s way of taking care of his health – using the knowledge that is handed down by his forefathers when life was still hard and primitive.
But the good news is – this donkey ride will take you to the same destination — equally safe, equally fast (or even faster) at the price of peanuts (or bananas)!
Mark took 2 glass of the herbal tea that cost him less than RM25. Compare that to RM2,000 to RM3,000 price tag if you were to take that fanciful journey offered, promoted and sanctioned by those with Vested Interests.
A debate is raging over the cost of drugs in the United States and around the world. For at least three billion people in India and China, drug costs are determined by the manufacturing price, plus a modest market profit for suppliers and pharmaceutical wholesalers and retailers. Not so in the more “regulated markets” of North America and Europe.
My own investigation of multiple India suppliers puts the manufacturing cost of the raw material for molnupiravir (pill by Merck) …. at about $2.50 dollars a treatment. The total price per treatment in the non-regulated markets will be no more than $20, factoring in the cost of manufacturing the pill, and a modest profit for all the intermediaries between the manufacturer and the patient. That is 35 times less than the Merck/Ridgeback government price, which is about $700.
Horray, for those who have the money, enjoy your expensive ride! In life, sometimes we need some thrills and fun.
Here is the answer: If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms, you might have Covid-19. Keep track of your symptoms.
1. Stay home.Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care.
2. Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you feel better.
3. Stay in touch with your doctor. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs.
4. Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.Separate yourself from other people.
Good advice indeed! Let us hope that the problems would just go away!
No need to do anything?How do you feel about this advice – don’t do anything?
To be honest, I would be terrified! I would want to do something for myself, provided of course, what I am going to do is not outright stupidity!
So, when Am complained of sore throat, headache and cough I thought taking herbs would not cause him any harm.
We were not sure if Am just got flu and not Covid – even though the initial test he did at home did indicate that he was positive for Covid.
One question to ask: How often did Am get flu —- for this year alone, did he ever have flu? And when he got flu — what were the symptoms?
Am said he had been well all year long. He was healthy!
So, the headache, sore throat and cough together with the positive test result on 20 November 2021 rightfully caused alarm. Since there is no medication for mild case of Covid (or flu), the next logical thing to do is for Am to take herbs. Am did just that. And the herbs helped him!
When Covid-19 struck this part of the world in early 2020, I had the impression then that it would be over within 3 to 6 months and things would be back to normal. That was naive! As everyone know the problem dragged on and on and it has been more than a year and our CA Care centre still remained closed … and it will remaine closed for perhaps another year ? We don’t know. My second impression of Covid-19 was that after the “flu” is cured there is nothing else to worry about any more.
Unfortunately the story of Covid does end after you are discharged from the hospital (i.e. if you do not die from it).
In an article Confronting Our Next National Health Disaster – Long-Haul Covid published on 30 June 2021 in The New England J of Medicine, doctors Steven Phillips & Michelle Williams wrote:
… restoration of normality does not apply to the 10% – 30% of those who are still experiencing debilitating symptoms months after being infected with Covid-19.
Unfortunately … “long-haul Covid” (or “long Covid”) is our next public health disaster in the making.
(It is) estimated that 114 million Americans had been infected with Covid-19 through March 2021. We can conservatively expect more than 15 million cases of long Covid resulting from this pandemic.
Long Covid is not a condition for which there are currently accepted objective diagnostic tests or biomarkers …. Rather, according to the CDC (USA), long Covid is “a range of symptoms that can last weeks or months…[that] can happen to anyone who has had Covid-19.”
The symptoms may affect a number of organ systems, occur in diverse patterns, and frequently get worse after physical or mental activity.
So after Covid-19 hospitalization, some patients may suffer from l ong Covid.
Let me stay with you the story of my Indonesian friend, Jack (not his real name).
On 7 June 2021 Jack wrote me an email:
Dear Dr. Chris,
How are you there? Thank God, we’re okay here, but people around us not okay. Friends and relatives, got COVID one by one. Sadly some of them couldn’t survived. In situation like this, staying at home is the best we can do. But unfortunately in Indonesia, many people could not keep staying at home.
My friend in Surabaya … was under depression, since people around him got infected and some died of COVID.
Take care Dr. Chris. God bless you and your family.
Ten days later, after receiving this “happy news” I received this sad news.
On 17 June 2021 Jack wrote:
Dear Dr. Chris,
Just for your information, I am infected by corona viruses. Today is my 4th day of having this illness. My condition looks stable, got fever (around 37,5 to 38,0), cold, cough, tiredness. I’m also losing my sense of smell. Hope things could be better tomorrow. Take care Dr. Chris, God bless you and your family.
On 18 June 2021 Jack wrote again:
Dear Dr. Chris,
Really need to be careful, never ever release your mask wherever you are. My son released his mask when he out for lunch and get infected although the restaurant was not crowded, almost empty. He then infected me. I’d received 2 doses of SINOVAC vaccine two months ago but still got infected and my condition today looks worse than yesterday. I pray that God take care of you and your family there.
Update from Jack on 21 June 2021.
Dear Dr. Chris,
I was admitted to hospital since a couple days ago. I was very weak and not able even to talk. My oxygen saturation dropped to 91, so my friends urge me to go to hospital. Thank God, my condition now is much better. Can talk and saturation already in normal range. I pray that you and Mdm. Im always in our God protection.
On 26 June 2021 Jack wrote:
Hello Dr. Chris, thank you for your prayer. I’d discharged from hospital a couple days ago but condition is still weak. Can do nothing, keep feeling tired. But condition now is improving, much better than when I was at hospital. Lost around 5 kg within 4 days at hospital.
After being discharged from the hospital Jack did not recovery totally. From my reading I learnt that Jack is one of those who suffers from Long Covid. This is this email.
10 July 2021.
Dear Dr. Chris,
How are you there? Hope everything is okay. It’s been more than 2 weeks after I was discharged from hospital. My condition is improving but still weak, especially in the morning. I have to struggle to wake up. Usually I wake up around 06:00, but after got Covid I wake up around 08:00 or 09:00. At school I cannot work as usual. I get tired easily. It’s really a sad news. Many people around us got infected and passed away. Almost all hospitals in P. are in full capacity. Many patients cannot be admitted and have to stay at home. Some of them cannot survive.
Even though I was all along not interested with problems of Covid, I could not help but have to try and help Jack who has always been helpful. So I started to read and understand what the problem is all about. The next logical thing to do is read what I can about how the Chinese deal with Covid in Wuhan and the rest of the country.
I asked Jack if he was willing to try some herbs. Luckily Jack was happy to try. I sent him the formulae so that he could just get the herbs from the Traditional Chinese Medicine shop in his hometown. This is the quickest way to get things done! Bravo! Within just 3 days Jack’s health was restored.
Study the chart below, which Jack prepared:
What happened to me.
27 March 2021 (1st dose) 10 April 2021 (2nd dose)
I had 2 doses of SINOVAC against Covid-19.
13 Jun 2021
I was infected by corona viruses, when having conversation with my son in my room without using mask (he was probably infected after going to a restaurant where he bought food on the same day).
14 Jun 2021
Started to have: high fever (almost 40 degree Celcius),severe headache dizzinessmuscle achetirednessred eye.
15 Jun 2021
Feeling better but still got headache, dizziness, tiredness and fever although not as high as previous day. Went out to public laboratory to check for Covid-19, and the result was Covid-19 positive.
16 Jun 2021
Condition still the same, still got headache, dizziness, tiredness, nausea, and fever around 38 degree Celcius.
17 Jun 2021
Today is my 4th day of having Covid-19. I was very weak and not able even to talk. My oxygen saturation dropped to 91.I’m also losing my sense of smell. My friends (who are doctors) urged me to go to hospital. Even though my condition was weak I was still conscious. I even went to the hospital by myself.
17 to 21 Jun 2021 in hospital
In hospital they did an x-ray, did some blood test and directly gave oxygen. They injected some medicine that I forgot to asked what that was. I was on oxygen since the first day in hospital until I was discharged. I considered myself very much better compared to another patients in the same room. I guess that was the reason why the doctor discharged me. There were many people in the line waiting for my place in hospital.
21 Jun 2021
I was discharged from hospital — but my condition was still weak. Could do nothing, kept feeling tired. But condition now is improving, much better than when I was at hospital. Lost around 5 kg within 4 days at hospital.
10 July 2021
It’s been more than 2 weeks after I was discharged from the hospital. My condition was improving but still weak, especially in the morning. I had to struggle to wake up. Usually I wake up at around 06:00, but after got Covid I wake up around 08:00 or 09:00. At school I cannot work as usual also. Easily get tired.
17 July 2021
I bought the herbs yesterday. Today I’ve drunk the concoction two times. It’s Rp110.000 per pack (around RM33 per pack). I bought only 2 packs.
18 July 2021
I woke up around 5am and couldn’t sleep anymore. I was not feeling tired or sleepy like before. I had more energy to do my activities. I also took the second herbs pack yesterday and bought another pack.
19 July 2021
This morning I woke around 5:30am. Feeling fresh, healthier and energized. Today I can go my office on time and preparing the third pack of herbs here. Your formula works. Thank you very much Dr. Chris.
The following is an evaluation of Jack’s over-all health condition.
Scale of 0 – 10
1. Health level after discharged from the hospital
2. After couple of days after discharge, felt better but still feeling tired.
3. After taking the herbs for 2 times / day ( 1 packet) . Not feeling tired like the previous days.
4. After taking the herbs for 4 times / 2 days (2 packets). Felt better.
Stopped taking herbs after 6 times, i.e. 1 packet twice/day. I took herbs for a total of 3 days. Today still feeling okay, can wake up early in the morning and not feeling tired anymore.
Since Jack’s main problem was lack of energy, the herbs that he took was trying to boost his energy and qi. To my great surprise it worked like “magic.” Praise be to God for this blessing.
That settled, I felt that Jack needed some supplements to further boost his energy and also his immune system. So I suggested that Jack two supplements and see what happened!
Energy Level 0 – 10
23 Jul 21
Took SP around 12:00. I felt more energize than before. I tried to do extra work at school and I was able to work until 20:00. Before that, I stop working around 17:00 or 18:00.
24 Jul 21
Still the same like yesterday, feeling better, stronger than before taking SP.
25 Jul 21
I felt fresh and stronger, so I decided to take a walk for 6 km in the morning together with my son. After that I felt a bit tired and sleepy but could not sleep. Last night I slept very well and woke up a bit late this morning.
26 Jul 21
Today is the 4th day I took SP. Feeling a bit tired. I guess it is because of the 6 km walk yesterday.
27 Jul 21
SP + SG
I start to take SP and SG today.
28 Jul 21
SP + SG
I feel okay.
29 Jul 21
SP + SG
I have mild flu symptoms, so I asked for sick leave to rest at home. Still taking SP + SG
30 Jul 21
SP + SG
I feel better today and start to work again at office. Taking SP + SG makes me feel full. I can even skip my lunch but still feel healthy and fresh.
Note: What are SP/SG? To avoid being accused of doing a commercial or spreading propaganda or trying to sell supplements here, I shall withhold what these are.
Since asking Jack to take SP to boost his energy, I have a few people who had Covid. They too found that SP was very helpful.
What do I learn from my limited experience here? In life, there is always a way to solve a problem if you are prepared to learn from what others before you do!
Update: On 14 September 2021, I received this email.
Thank God, I’ve fully recovered. Many thanks for your help Dr. Chris.
My relative condition also has recovered. He told me that your supplement works. He feels better/stronger after taking around 10 packs of your SP, M and SG.