As all of us might already know, a recent virus outbreak has taken several countries in a storm of panic and chaos which is known as Coronavirus. Coronaviruses come from a large family of existing strain of viruses which may cause major health problems in all living beings – animals and most especially humans. It is because humans move around the most and can spread the virus at a faster rate.
For humans, most coronaviruses are commonly known to cause infections in our respiratory system making us susceptible to illnesses like the common cold and Influenza. Often, these viruses can worsen and lead to more serious diseases like the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS. The most recent is the one that is overwhelming the world’s population is scientifically termed as COVID-19. Countries like Korea, Japan, Italy, Spain, United States, have been reported with cases of COVID-19 and is continuously rising in numbers.
COVID-19: What is it?
The COVID-19 is an infectious disease that is caused by the Coronavirus that was discovered very recently. Little was known and expected about the virus before its outbreak in Wuhan, a province in China, on December 2019.
The symptoms that are commonly diagnosed in COVID-19 are fever, fatigue, as well as dry cough. Some patients may also experience body aches and pains, nasal congestion, sore throat, runny nose, and sometimes diarrhea. Usually, the symptoms are mild and may not show immediately but if left untreated, it will worsen gradually. There are even cases where people won’t know they have the virus since they don’t show symptoms and are usually healthy until they get tested.
Fortunately, it is learned that about 80% of people who gets infected recover from the disease without requiring emergency treatment. In an estimate, 1 out of every 6 people who becomes infected with COVID-19 would get seriously ill and are eventually diagnosed with pneumonia. People with underlying health problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, have a higher chance of getting seriously ill and these are usually older people aged 60 years and above. It is also discovered that approximately 2% of people have actually died from the disease. Nonetheless, people who start experiencing symptoms like fever, cough and difficulty breathing should report their condition to their local health centers and get medical help immediately.
It is also known that COVID-19 can be transmitted from one human to another. The virus is transmitted through droplets from a person when he or she coughs or sneezes. When these droplets land on objects and surfaces that a person gets into contact with, that person will eventually become infected. Others who touch contaminated objects or surfaces then touch their face, mouth, nose, and eyes can also become infected with the virus. Because of this, people have been advised to stay away from and infected person and keep a distance of more than 1 meter (or 3 feet).
At this time, the search to cure this virus through vaccines is still ongoing as scientists and medical specialists are still studying the movement and growth of this Coronavirus. Unfortunately, antibiotics also do not work against the virus as these are over-the-counter medications that fight only bacterial infection and not the virus itself.
Local authorities have advised that the best prevention from the virus right now is to be vigilant around people and be mindful about personal hygiene. This means washing and sanitizing the hands constantly and wearing masks when feeling sick. Staying home is also a good preventive measure and going out should only be for good reasons like picking up necessities. Another wise measure is to drink lots of fluids and taking good doses of vitamins for stronger immunity. However, if you’re into natural treatment, cooking up herbs and wholesome meals are also good options. One of these you can try is edible bird’s nest.
Is edible bird’s nest an effective treatment for COVID-19?
Right now, as there is no known cure or vaccines for this virus so it would be pointless to claim that edible bird’s nest can actually cure COVID-19.
However, since edible bird’s nest has already establish a reputation for containing plenty of health benefits.
In fact, a research in 2006 was conducted to study the antiviral and antibacterial efficacy edible bird’s nest coming from natural caves and house-cultured locations. It was shown in the research that edible bird’s nest extract could effectively suppress infection from influenza and isolate them of their strains− human, swine, and avian. It then directly binds itself to the influenza virus and stop the growth of the virus from getting into our system. In other words, edible bird’s nest have been deemed a valid safe and natural source of preventing influenza viruses.
Nonetheless, since edible bird’s nest have not been proven yet to be a plausible cure against COVID-19, our best bet of consuming it is to gain its immunity boosting and antiviral effects against influenza. So, if you’d like to be certain, consume some edible bird’s nest to prevent the virus from infecting you.
Along with that, it is also wise to continuously wash or sanitize hands when we’re outside and avoid folks who are infected.
Where to get edible bird’s nest?
There are plenty of merchants who sell authentic and edible bird’s nest at good deals. However, it is important to make sure that you choose the genuine ones. Here at Cai Shen, we can guarantee our high-quality edible bird’s nest as they are produced following standard and rigid procedures and also at the best prices.
So, get yourself some edible bird’s nest and live a long and healthy life!