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Promising preventive and therapeutic effects of TaibUVID nutritional supplements for COVID-19 pandemic: towards better public prophylaxis and treatment (A retrospective study)

El Sayed et al., Am J Blood Res., doi:
Oct 2020  
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Small retrospective study of 20 patients in Egypt suggesting benefits of TaibUVID (nigella sativa, chamomile and honey) treatment.
El Sayed et al., 15 Oct 2020, Egypt, peer-reviewed, 18 authors, this trial uses multiple treatments in the treatment arm (combined with chamomile and honey) - results of individual treatments may vary.
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Promising preventive and therapeutic effects of TaibUVID nutritional supplements for COVID-19 pandemic: towards better public prophylaxis and treatment (A retrospective study)
Mohamed Salah, El Sayed, Moutasem Salih Aboonq, Amr Gamal, El Rashedy, Yasmeen Talal Aljehani, Abou El-Magd, Ahmed M Okashah, Mariam E El-Anzi, Mansour Barakah Alharbi, Rehab El-Tahlawi, Manal Mohamed Helmy Nabo, Reda S Yousef, Momen Elshazley, Mostafa Abu-Elnaga, Hany Salah Mahmoud, Hassan El-Alaf, Abdelrahman Ibrahim Abdelrahman, Abdelhady Ragab, Abdel -Gawad, Tamer M Soliman
Adjuvant nutritional treatment is a commonly overlooked topic when treating lethal viral diseases as COVID-19 pandemic. We recently introduced TaibUVID nutritional supplements (nigella sativa, chamomile and natural honey) as adjuvants for COVID-19 contacts, patients and public prophylaxis. TaibUVID Forte adds costus, senna and fennel to TaibUVID. Meta-analyses and systematic reviews confirmed evidence-based therapeutic benefits of TaibUVID components in treating many human diseases e.g. diabetes mellitus and hypertension, common co-morbidities in COVID-19 patients. Double-blind clinical trials for treating COVID-19 patients with TaibUVID supplements were inapplicable. In this retrospective study in Egypt, COVID-19 patients and contacts knew TaibUVID via social media and voluntarily used them. 65% of COVID-19 patients (n = 13) received both pharmacological treatments and adjuvant TaibUVID nutritional supplements. 35% (n = 7) received TaibUVID only. Lymphopenia rapidly improved to lymphocytosis upon regular TaibUVID intake. TaibUVID nutritional supplements helped COVID-19 contacts' pro-TaibUVID is effective for public prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19 pandemic 267 Am J Blood Res 2020;10(5):266-282 phylaxis. 70% of COVID-19 contacts (n = 14) (on regular TaibUVID intake) did not get SARS-COV2 infection. 30% (n = 6) were not using TaibUVID regularly and got mild flu-like symptoms and upon using both TaibUVID and pharmacological treatments, all improved and got negative nasopharyngeal swabs PCR. COVID-19 contacts were mainly physicians (40%, n = 8) (dealing with COVID-19 patients daily) and members of physicians' families (45%). Main presentations reported by COVID-19 patients (n = 20) were cough (90%), fever (55%), anosmia (45%), taste loss (45%), sore throat (45%), respiratory difficulty (45%) and malaise (35%). TaibUVID inhalation therapy (nigella sativa/ anthemis/costus solution nebulization) was used by 65% of COVID-19 patients (n = 13) and alleviated respiratory manifestations e.g. cough and respiratory difficulty and was life-saving in some cases. 70% of COVID-19 patients (n = 14) improved in 1-4 days, 25% (n = 5) improved in 5-10 days while 5% improved in more than 10 days. TaibUVID nutritional supplements were tolerable and significantly satisfactory (P<0.01). 81.25% of COVID-19 patients (n = 13) did not report side effects. 18.25% (n = 3) reported mild diarrhea, sweating and hyperglycemia (not confirmed to be due to TaibUVID supplements). 31.25% of patients (n = 5) were satisfied by 100% with TaibUVID nutritional supplements. 37.5% (n = 6) of patients were satisfied by 75%. In conclusion, TaibUVID nutritional supplements are recommended for public prophylaxis (to decrease emergence of new cases) and treatment in COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical trials and further investigations are recommended.
Disclosure of conflict of interest None. Address correspondence to: Dr. Salah Mohamed El Sayed, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, Taibah Faculty of Medicine, Taibah University, Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Medical Biochemistry, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Egypt. Tel: +966-50-355-1588; +966-54-2927-804; +2-Am J Blood Res 2020;10(5):266-282 0934-602-963; Fax: +2-0934-602-963; E-mail:
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