Suramin and Pinus Strobus Essential Oil: COVID-19 and Long Haul COVID Treatment
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Suramin is a medication that has been used to cure autism as well as African sleeping sickness and river blindness. Dr. Metharmem Haresh also uses this medicine to cure COVID, particularly complicated COVID cases. Dr. Haresh sent us information about this important alternative anti-COVID medicine which will certainly be valuable not just to people with active COVID infections, but also people with Long Haul COVID symptoms and also individuals who develop health issues related to the COVID vaccine.
Suramin is also relevant as a medicine that could help people overcome post-COVID vaccine health problems. Suramin prevents attachment of the COVID virus to human cells. It also prevents entry of the virus into the cell as well as release from human host cells. It does all this by interacting with the COVID virus capsid proteins and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, an enzyme that’s essential for the COVID virus to survive.
Suramin cannot be given orally. It must be injected into a vein. Subcutaneous or intramuscular injection could cause tissue inflammation and tissue death. It is sold by the pharmaceutical company Bayer under the brand name Germanin.
Below are the side effects that have been reported with suramin treatment:
- Skin tingling
- Blurry vision
- Soreness in the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet
Once it is injected into the body, Suramin has a half life of 41-78 days with an average half life of 50 days. Suramin is said to be about 20 times more powerful in treating COVID-19 than remdesivir.
Suramin has been used to treat the following diseases:
- T. b. Rhodesiense
- T. brucei gambiense
- Surra, T. evansi
- River blindness
- Trypanosoma cruzi
- Plasmodium falciparum (malaria)
- AIDS / HIV
- Herpes simplex
- Chikungunya virus
- Dengue virus
- Zika virus
- Ebola virus
- Non small cell lung cancer
- Breast cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Brain tumors
- Prostate cancer
Natural Sources of Suramin: Pine Needle Essential Oil as a Natural COVID-19 Treatment
There are several compounds found in Eastern White Pine Needles (Pinus strobus) that have strong medicinal effects counteracting the COVID-19 virus. Suramin is one of the constituents, but the Essential Oil of Pinus strobus also contains the following beneficial components:
- Shikimic Acid (see earlier discussion about this component of star anise essential oil)
- Germancrene D
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Natural Suramin as a COVID-19 at Home Treatment Using Pine Needle Essential Oil
Pine needles specifically from the Pinus strobus tree have been used for centuries by native Americans and other indigenous peoples to treat respiratory infections. Pine needle essential oil reduces blood clots that can cause pulmonary embolism, stroke, excessively heavy menstruation, and heart attack. It contains high levels of vitamin A which improves red blood cell production, hair and skin regeneration. It is regularly used as an expectorant for coughs and to treat chest congestion. Pinus strobus essential oil is also good for treating sore throats.
I have not been able to find information about the suramin content of Pinus sylvestris trees. I have also not yet been able to find research regarding the use of Pinus strobus for autism treatment. However, Pine Needle Essential Oil has been used by Dr. Haresh to prevent and to treat COVID in his patients.
Pine Needle essential oil and pine needle tea can increase metabolism, which isn’t surprising given its suramin content, but I’m vastly oversimplifying a complex topic regarding cellular metabolism. Pure suramin is a medicine that has been used in antipurinergic therapy for patients who have metabolic diseases affecting cellular energy production. Pine Needle essential oil, in contrast contains suramin along with other substances like shikimic acid. At any rate, pharmaceutical suramin is derived from this essential oil that may be valuable as an alternative treatment for long haul COVID, chronic fatigue syndrome, and the various other metabolic disorders that seem to be caused by a Cell Danger Response that has been explored in depth by Dr. Robert Naviaux. Dr. Naviaux is unique in that he has had successful treatment outcomes for autism and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Suramin inhibits the replication of the COVID-19 spike protein. In other words, it prevents the COVID virus from entering the human cell to reproduce. It works by inhibiting the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, which is essential in order for the virus to remain virulent. But suramin can also prevent virus transmission of COVID variants by vaccinated individuals which is likely to become important in the future as people become more and more concerned about preventing infection with COVID variants.
Suramin, the pharmaceutical, was originally derived from pine needle oils in 1837.
How to prepare Pine Needle Tea COVID-19 Treatment
- Boil water.
- Pour the water into a mug.
- Put 3-5 drops of Pinus strobus essential oil in a cup of water.
- Drink the tea 3-4 times throughout the day.
In 2017, Dr. Robert Naviaux, professor of medicine, pediatrics, and pathology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine published a report of a clinical trial in which he used a single intravenous dose of suramin to radically improve the symptoms of a small group of autistic children. Their improvements from this single injection lasted for 5 to 8 weeks. After this incredible discovery, Dr. Naviaux developed innovative treatments for autism as well as related diseases and disorders, some of which are surprising. Indeed, many COVID sufferers develop Long Haul COVID Syndrome which is notably similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Dr. Naviaux has learned through his research that Long Haul COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are related to autism in that these diseases impact the mitochondria of human cells, ultimately lowering the available cellular energy to the detriment of patients.
Dr. Naviaux’s research has positively changed the lives of many people through his innovations and as a result of his willingness to follow research leads that consensus science has scoffed at. His Cell Danger Response theory explains why a substance like suramin functions to overcome COVID and Long Haul COVID issues as well as post-COVID vaccine health problems. The Cell Danger Response theory holds that autism, Long Haul COVID, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, PTSD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis, and traumatic brain injury are all caused by a metabolic dysfunction that can be treated.
Other Important Links:
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Naviaux, R. K. (2018). Antipurinergic therapy for autism — An in-depth review. Retrieved September 29, 2021 from https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1567724917302623
Chantal Sicile Kira (2009). Autism and Hope, South of the Border. Retrieved September 29, 2021 from http://banderasnews.com/0904/vl-autismandhope.htm
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