In the people with pneumonia, asthma, and tuberculosis that were studied, a significant reduction in lung inflammation was also noted with significantly less pro-inflammatory immune cells causing lung cell stress, damage and cell death. Chanca piedra’s many strong antioxidant plant chemicals were probably one reason for this noted effect. However, other research has been published on chanca piedra’s effective anti-inflammatory actions delivered by other novel anti-inflammatory chemicals in the plant.
I don't know if chanca piedra can kill this particular coronavirus outright like it can other viruses. That it boosts the immune system to fight both bacterial and viral infections naturally, as well as protects the lungs from inflammation and cell damage bacteria and virus causes in the lungs was enough for me to stock up on chanca piedra to protect myself and family, just in case, during these trying times.
Stay well and take care,
UPDATE April 15, 2020
The new Rainforest Medicinal Plant Guide for chanca piedra is now available. If you have a kindle account you can read the ebook for free now. Follow the links below: