Facing the threatening virus, the Taiwan Airway Medical Association convened professional doctors in various fields to shoot a series of epidemic prevention videos and share the knowledge of detection and prevention.
Taipei, Taiwan (Merxwire) – Keeping personal hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. During the virus pandemic, Taiwan is the most successful model in Asia. To ensure the health of the people, many institutions are deploying large amounts of soap and water, large amounts of hand sanitizer, and as many disinfectants as are needed to deal with the coronavirus.
In general, 75% ethanol, isoacetone and sodium hypochlorite are used for sanitizing hand and environmental sterilization. Dr. Hsin-Hung Chen indicates additional Chinese medicine with antiviral effect in common sanitizer can enhance the effect of epidemic prevention.
Dr. Hsin-Hung Chen indicates that“lonicera japonica”, rich in chlorogenic acid (CHA), is used for treating upper respiratory tract infection for thousand years in Chinese medicine. According to the study in《Scientific Reports》, intravenous injection of 100 mg/kg/day CHA possessed effective antiviral activity in mice, conferring about 60% protection from death against virus, reducing virus titles and alleviating inflammation in lungs effectively. CHA decreased viral tires in the lung index effectively compared to the placebo group and the efficacy of CHA is almost the same with the oseltamivir treatment.
CHA exists in high quantities of “lonicera japonica”, which is a widely distributed resource. Dr. Chen demonstrates a simple method to prepare the hand-sanitizer with extract of lonicera japonica. The materials include:
- Lonicera japonica, 10g,
- 95% ethanol, 80ml,
- Water 200 ml,
- A heater,
- A sieve, and
- A spray bottle.
The details of preparing procedure is showed as following:
- Clean and wash lonicera japonica.
- Add 200ml water and soak for 30 minutes.
- Boil with low heat for 15 minutes. (PS. not boil too long or with too high heat to keep active ingredients.)
- Cooling and sieving.
- Add 20ml extract to 80ml of 95% ethanol (extract : ethanol= 1:4).
- Aliquot to spray bottle.
SOURCE: Taiwan Airway Medical Association
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