I am writing this blog because there are certain prominent web sites claiming Moringa is the 'cure' all for every disease in the PDR including Ebola. One of them was using one of my articles I wrote as his own work. His website has cure written everywhere. He creates videos and Ebooks and hype. There are many out there.
You need to watch out for sites that use the word 'CURE' all over their pages or market Moringa as the only product is the world worth your time and money. God created many different herbs for healing. Moringa is first and foremost nutritious food.
I sell Moringa but many of these health claims are sales pitch and overstated. Those sites are misleading people in dangerous, critical ways. I am a Master Herbalist, not a salesman. It is my first obligation to my readers to speak the truth even if I don't sell as much product. I am a healer first and I sell Moringa second. Just because it's printed does not make it truth. You can market the worst product with great ads. You can fail with a better product for lack of proper marketing. In that marketing, there should be ethics and morals in its application. That is true less of the time on the internet.
Here are the reasons why these websites are misleading you by using the word 'cure' and stating that Moringa could 'cure' Ebola.
These websites are using 'the fear of Ebola' to sell products that in the case of Ebola, are NOT going to save your life.
#1: Herbs and or Moringa do not cure in themselves. Herbs and alternative therapies are used as tools by your body and its built-in immune system to defeat the bad guys. Your body's immune system defeats the invader with various built in weapons such as white blood cells and T-cells. Age, diet, and overall health are three factors which determine if you get well and how soon.
There is not one herb that is the 'ONE' for every health situation. It may take several herbs in combination. In some cases none of them may work. An example is in cancer or other life threatening cases. Different diseases, various bacteria, virus, and other problems respond to herbs and alternative medicine on an individual basis. It may take experimenting to find the right one for your problem. The amount you need of that herb various with the person, their age, weight, overall health, and the health of their immune system. The problem with Ebola, there is no time to find the right herb or dosage. It takes over the system rapidly.
Herb programs must be individually designed according to each person and their particular health problem. Often, you need the expert advice of a holistic healer or holistic doctor to help you do that.
#2: Each herb or combination of herbs affect the body in different ways; some herbs build up the body systems; different herbs cleanse the blood or intestinal system; herbs such as garlic are natural immune boosters; Garlic, goldenseal, oregano, and myrrh are shown in research studies to actually kill different virus and bacteria. Tea tree oil is another one which kills bacteria. So there is not just one herb that fits all.
Example: My husband got a staph infection after an injury to his arm at work. The only herb that worked on that MRSA infection was Goldenseal powder directly packed into the wound. The tree oil worked but not enough to wipe it out. So the right herb for the job is important. You must give herbs in this case both internally and on the wound itself. If this does not stop the infection quickly, then go to Urgent Care. Staph needs to be treated quickly and effectively.
In his case, the medicine given to him at urgent care did not work. Two doctors misdiagnosed the infection and gave ineffective medicine. We then tried Goldenseal which stopped the infection in two days. This was after giving standard medicine several weeks to do its job. Now we pack any wound he gets at work immediately with Goldenseal powder. The tea tree oil was not as effective. Right herb for the right job. This took time and time is what you don't have much of with Ebola.
Ebola: This disease hits fast and kills. The fever and vomiting are two of the symptoms so herbs taken internally are going to get thrown up as well. This disease takes over the blood stream and organs, killing the patient in a matter of days.
My first move would be a call to the hospital. Then next I would seek treatment at a hospital with the proper equipment for Ebola. If you treat it at home, you are exposing others to the sickness. Once the illness takes over, you will not be able to treat yourself either alone.
If you are living in that country with no access to medical care, I personally would isolate myself, then use massive amounts of Vitamin C, garlic, Oregano, and Goldenseal. If there is a similar native herb with healing ability, I would try that. It could work...or you could die. There is a good chance, the herbs would not be strong enough against Ebola. If you began taking them before the disease sets into the system (before symptoms begin), you would have a better chance than once the vomiting sets in. The horrible vomiting and fever leads to dehydration which can kill in itself. It is like sending a team of 10 against thousands with better weapons.
Your immune system health is critical! Without a working immune system, herbs or standard medicine will not save you.
Fatigue, heat, and other factors lowers immune function. That is why health professionals fall to the disease. They are fatigued from days and weeks trying to save people. Their emotions are exhausted from watching people die and dealing with the horrible symptoms such as bleeding from the eyes.Can you imagine watching people die, bleeding out despite all that you do to save them?
The problem with treating Ebola alone or at home: it is passed by contact with body fluids like urine, sweat, and vomit.
Unless you are using protective clothing, you and other family members will end up getting it too and dying. The vomiting itself will cause dehydration in the patient. If he is unconscious, getting fluids down the patient would have to be by IV. You can choke them to death or get fluids in their lungs if they are unconscious. If you think you could have Ebola, call emergency first, then go. If you go to ER without them knowing that you could have this illness, you take the chance of exposing everyone in the ER and waiting room to Ebola.
Why Herbs often fail in fast moving diseases such as Ebola
Wrong herb....virus and bacteria is not affected! By the time you figure out what herb in what quantity may work, you are close to death.
Poor quality herb product: herb's medicinal value is worthless
Not enough herb: The dosage does not match the severity of the disease
Herb Not taken often enough: Herbs must be taken four times a day or more in large doses. If you are throwing up, nauseated and weak...this will not work well.
Vomiting: Herbs don't stay down long enough to work: digestion is failing so herbs are not utilized. If you are in stomach pain, nothing in the stomach works.
The virus or bacteria takes over the body, overwhelming the immune system, and any herb given. It goes and destroys the different organs and systems quickly.
With Ebola, IVs are needed to bypass the digestion system. You must get water into the patient to replace lost fluids. Nutritional elements can also be added to the IV such as potassium to help the body to fight.
What part could Moringa play in Ebola and other wasting diseases like AIDS.
When stricken with a life threatening disease, you lose weight, you don't feel like eating, and you are weak.
In a case like Ebola, the most effective administration of fluids in by IV. It is hard to get enough fluids including Moringa in a drink down a deathly ill person by mouth to do the job. Water is what they need first to replace the fluids lost in the fever and vomiting.
Moringa given as a drink or in a soup could help the patient to build up strength, build up the immune system. and recover from the effects of being sick, once the crisis was over. Moringa would be one part of a program to build up the patient once the worst is over.
The nutrition in Moringa could reduce the days needed to recover. This is where it would be the most valid or before the person got sick. If your immune system and nutrition is optimal you can fight off illness more effectively and recover more quickly.
I hope this clarifies the information being presented in some of the other websites out there. If I thought I had contacted Ebola, Moringa would not be my choice for fighting it quickly.
As much as I don't like standard medicine and its treatments, there are times when it is valuable and effective. IV's are important in saving lives. If I got hit by a car, herbs are not going to do it. I would need a surgeon to put things back together. If I have lost blood, a blood transfusion is life saving. Modern medicine has its place. Alternative medicine is life saving too. Health is best achieved by the use of both standard and alternative medicine in partnership used to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.
The best way to prevent sickness is to get yourself in optimal health and build up your immune system. Stay away from people who are ill. Wash you hands often and after being in public places. In a waiting room sit away from the other patients. Unless you have to, stay away from emergency rooms and urgent care. If you feel like you are getting sick, start in with Vitamin C and herbs such as garlic and oregano. Rest and drink fluids. Start with this program before the bug sets into your system. The more entrenched it becomes, the harder it is to defeat it. Take an immune system combination of herbs as well. Start early, hit it hard early.
I do not sell Moringa products as of Sept, 2016. I am working on a project that demands an unbiased viewpoint.