4 Powerful Home Remedies for Covid

By Herbalist M. Salim Khan

Home Remedies for Covid

This article continues from its predecessor which explained the historical role of herbal medicine in treating viruses


In this article I wish to list 4 powerful home remedies which have a potential to boost your immunity to safeguard against the onslaught of the Covid virus.


First of 4 Home Remedies for Covid

Black Seed – Nigella Sativa



The first of these is the Black Seed, known as ‘krishna jiraka’ in the sanskrit, and ‘hei zhong cao zi’ in Chinese.


Sacred & Academic References 


Prophet Muhammad pbuh stated:


“This black cumin is (a source of) healing for all diseases except death”.




The Black Seed finds mention in the Bible too. Its usage has been recorded since at least 1,325 years BCE. The famous Greek physician Hippocrates is also reported to have referenced it. 


To quote an extract from important academic research:


“… black cumin’s healing powers are completely real, and they do not seem impossible once one understands that they all stem from one source – the plant’s ability to stabilise and strengthen the body’s immune system.”


[Schleicher and Saleh]

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The mizaj (temperament) of the Nigella sativa seed is hot and dry. The seed strengthens and stabilises the body’s immune system and supports metabolism and digestion. It is also known to help in lowering blood sugar.


Preparations and Dosage 




1/2 to 1 tsp for adults (1/6 to 1/3 tsp for children) 





1/2 to 1 tsp for adults (1/6 to 1/3 tsp for children) 


For prevention of Covid use once per day 


For management of Covid use thrice per day 



  Second of 4 Home Remedies for Covid  Mel – Raw Organic Honey  

Mel – Raw Organic Honey “And your Lord inspired the bees: ‘Make [your] homes in the mountains, the trees, and in what people construct, and feed from [the flower of] any fruit [you please] and follow the ways your Lord has made easy for you.’ From their bellies comes forth liquid of varying colours, in which there is healing for people. Surely in this is a sign for those who reflect.” 


The Noble Qur’an (16:68-69)


Honey (botanical name Mel, ‘asl in Arabic, ‘shahad’ in Urdu, ‘mì táng’ in Chinese) is produced by bees called Apis (honeybees). It can be found in its typical amber colour but may also be red, brown, and even nearly black. 


Honey has many uses, notably for helping in coughs, colds, and the digestive system.


Honey has been documented as being used as a medicine throughout Europe, as well as through areas of Arabia and China. There are hundreds of studies all over the world confirming the usefulness of honey as a food and medicine.


Preparations and Dosage 




1 tsp for adults (1/3 tsp for children) 


For prevention of Covid use once per day 

For management of Covid use thrice per day 


Black Seeds and Honey Preparation 


Mix 1 part black seed powder with 3 parts of raw organic 




 1/2 to 1 tsp for adults (1/6 to 1/3 tsp for children)





Third of 4 Home Remedies for Covid

 Zingiber officinale – Ginger  

“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mizaj (mixture or temperament) is of Zanjabeel (ginger)”. 


The Noble Qur’an (76:17)


Ginger is known as ‘zanjabeel’ in Arabic, ‘adrak’ in Urdu, ‘gringavere’ in Sanskrit, and ‘jiang’ in Chinese. Its taste is pungent and odour aromatic. The mizaj (temperament) of fresh ginger is hot and moist, while the temperament of dried ginger is hot and dry.


Due to the mizaj of ginger being hot, it is an excellent medicine to use in any cold or phlegmatic condition, such as cold or flu. For colds and flu, bacterial or viral, ginger will be found most helpful, as it promotes heat, induces perspiration and destroys germs and poisons.


Fresh Ginger


5g for adults (1.5g for children)


Dried Ginger Powder


1g for adults (0.3g for children)


For prevention of Covid use once per day 

For management of Covid use thrice per day 



Fourth of 4 Home Remedies for Covid

Olea europaea – Olive Leaf


Sacred and Academic References


“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things.” 


The Noble Qur’an (24:35)


In revelations at the end of the New Testament it is written, “a tree of life whose leaves were for the healing of nations”. 


[Revelation 22:2]


The famous herbalist and author of ‘Olive Leaf Extract’, Dr. Morton Walker, states:


“I am convinced that olive leaf extract is destined to become the most useful, widespread, antimicrobial ingredient of the 21st Century.” 


Dr. Morton Walker 


Preparations and Dosage 

Olive Leaf Tea

5g in 250ml water for adults (1.5g in 100ml for children) 


Olive Leaf Capsules / Powder 


500mg (150mg for children) 


Olive Leaf Tincture


5ml (1.5ml for children) in warm water 

For prevention of Covid use once per day  For management of Covid use thrice per day