Covid-19 and Malaria Treatment Link: Native Amazonian Plant Medicines, Nutrition and Consciousness-Based Healing

posted by Roman Hanis on March 31st, 2020

It was recently announced by the official medical sources of various countries that the same pharmaceutical used for malaria outbreaks can be effective in treating more serious cases of Covid-19 (There are currently more than 20 ongoing clinical trials in China and more scheduled to start in England, Thailand, South Korea and the United States). 

Incidentally, Paititi Institute’s original location was in the lower Amazonian basin of Peru where Malaria outbreaks are common. The native elders of various tribes as well as mestizo curanderos shared with us over the years an array of ancestral remedies we personally experienced to be very effective to recover from many ailments. Some of the remedies we share here we found to be much more effective than Chloroquine, Primaquine and other pharmaceuticals and with no negative side effects.

Some people in our long term community may remember how our institute has effectively tackled an epidemic of malaria back in 2014.

When a malaria epidemic occurred in our region as a direct causal factor of mass-deforestation, 12 settlements across a 6 kilometer radius were impacted. We then implemented ancestral remedies in our own center which proved so effective in resolving the malaria, people in the nearby settlements began implementing them as well. Within a month, the news travelled far and wide by word-of-mouth and the 2.5-year epidemic in the whole region was eradicated completely.  

Here are the completely natural indigenous healing recipes that may be very useful in the current endemic which we have implemented successfully ourselves. These ingredients are easily accessible in most places around the world.

Cooked Lemon/Lime Remedy

The following recipe will make 2 portions (the daily dose for one person).

Cut up 5 limes into small pieces and place in a pot (complete with skin and seeds). Add 3 cups of water, boiling for about 30 min until the concoction acquires a very bitter flavor. Cover pot while boiling so that you do not lose too much liquid. Before drinking squeeze all the liquid and pulp out of the limes and discard the limes.

One portion is 1 to 1.5 cups each. We have found that two portions per day is required – one in the morning and one in the evening work the most effectively.

Drink 30 min to 1 hour before food. This is preferable for the remedy to not interfere with digestion. Some form of probiotics such as sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha or massato (traditional Amazonian drink) can be beneficial to replenish the positive gastro-intestinal flora.

The cooked lime in our experience helps to eliminate the pathogens from the blood system of the affected individual before they have a chance to penetrate more deeply into the cells of the organism, and reproduce. Therefore twice daily (morning and evening) intake while in the epidemic zone is essential for the remedy to be effective.

We have found that this tea stays good for about 24 hours without refrigeration. When we prepared this at our center we made one large pot per day with enough for everyone present to have their 2 portions. As you can imagine we went through a lot of limes. Luckily they grow well in the Amazon!

A note about Limes vs. Lemons. In Peru limes are called “limon” so at our center we call this remedy “Cooked Limon.” We have found that medium size limes work best from our experience however we have used small limes and lemons and these are also good.

Turmeric Tea

Fresh turmeric root is best but if you cannot get your hands on fresh root, dried powder will work fine.

Bring your water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. For every cup of water, add about 1/2 Tbsp of grated fresh turmeric or 1 tsp of dried powder. Add a pinch of black pepper to make the healing properties of Curcumin and Quercetin (active ingredients in Turmeric) many times more bioavailable. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add about a 1/2 tsp of coconut oil or ghee. You may also wish to add a little honey after the tea is removed from the heat.

Drinking turmeric tea throughout the day can help boost the immune system, increase metabolism, provide essential hepato-protective qualities for the liver, and is a potent anti-inflammatory. We find it very beneficial drinking this tea daily during challenging times such as these!

Zinc and Vitamin C in Whole and Wild Foods

Zinc has been found to help fight viral attacks. Additionally a simple search of symptoms for Zinc deficiency will yield official medical information with results almost identical to the common symptoms of Covid-19.

Both Zinc and vitamin C play an essential role in metabolization of nutrients, upkeep of your immune system and regeneration of body tissues.

Your body doesn’t store zinc, so you need to eat enough every day to ensure you’re meeting your daily requirements.

It’s recommended that men eat 11mg of zinc per day, while women need 8mg. However, if you’re pregnant, you’ll need 11mg per day, and if you’re breastfeeding, you’ll need 12mg. We encourage you to research how much zinc containing food you will need to eat to reach your daily necessary level of zinc. 

Natural sources of Zinc among others include:

  • Shellfish are healthy, low-calorie sources of zinc. (If you are pregnant, make sure shellfish are completely cooked before you eat them to minimize the risk of food poisoning.)
  • Legumes like chickpeas, lentils and beans all contain substantial amounts of zinc.
  • Whole grains like wheat, quinoa, rice and oats contain some zinc.
  • Some seeds like hemp, pumpkin, squash and sesame seeds contain significant amounts of zinc. 
  • Eating nuts such as pine nuts, peanuts, cashews and almonds can boost your intake of zinc.
  • Amazingly enough cacao is a substantial source of zinc – 3 bars of 80% chocolate will allow you to meet your daily dosage of zinc. Eating that much chocolate will likely cause some spleen/pancreas/liver dis-balance so best to get your zinc from diverse sources.

However, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds contain phytates, which bind to zinc and reduce its absorption. That’s why indigenous people in Peru and other parts of the world sprout, soak or ferment food-based sources of zinc which can increase the mineral’s bioavailability, reduce phytic acid content. This ancestral wisdom approach prevents mineral depletion, and aids in overall digestion.

In general, wild plants contain more vitamins and minerals than store-bought produce, since many plants and vegetables grown in wild soils contain many more vitamins, minerals and essential nutrients than those grown in mass amounts. 

Cultures all over the world have harvested wild plants for their medicinal benefits. We encourage you to check reliable sources and get to know the wild medicines that grow in your own backyard or local area! Here are just a few well-known sources of vitamin C that are available in many parts of the world:

Rose Hips, Eastern White Pine Needles, Balsam Fir Needles, Wild Garlic, Camu Camu, Sumac Berries, Elderberries, Lamb’s Quarters Greens are all great sources of vitamin C.

There are many great natural health suggestions from amazing holistic practitioners around the world and we are inspired to add these ancient tips that have been instrumental in our lives. Finally, within all the living wisdom healing approaches we work with, it is of utmost essence to maintain a heart-centered presence and not give-in to fear based scarcity mentality. Our online optional donation based Vital-force Wielding Practices are here to support you with consciousness healing HERE >>

Take good care of yourself and be well – your well-being is vital to the critical mass consciousness standing in the front line of global resolution of this endemic and suffering in general.

With Loving Awareness,
The Paititi Family


***All information provided here is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here or elsewhere.