COVID-19 A Transformation
By Naheed Haq
In this period of turmoil when the world is facing the pandemic of covid19, life seems to be in topsy-turvy. Panic, terror, uncertainty, and despair are the biggest monsters hovering above the heads of everyone, trying to strangle the life out of them.
However, despite the horrific presence of these demons there appears to be a ray of hope among the people and that shaft of light illuminates itself in the form of a positive attitude adopted by all of us.
Ever since the breakout of this Corona virus, a complete transformation is evident in the behavior and demeanor of most of us. We have become altruistic, empathetic, patient and humble. A transformation, for which motivational speakers, religious leaders, social activists, and reformers preached for several years, Corona taught them in a month. Is it a Reality to mourn or celebrate?
This is the moment to ponder upon. Being a civilized nation, we are required to behave towards others most positively and decently as expected but unfortunately, we never realized that. In the “pre- corona scenario”, every one of us was living in a shell of their ego and arrogance. We were part of a race leading towards materialistic gains. In this race, we forgot to nourish our spiritual energies. The energies that boost our mind and soul, thus enriching them in the most desirable manner.
We became indifferent to the agony and suffering of others. We carried only one motto in life and that was “My Happiness”, even if we have to achieve it at the cost of destroying others’ happiness and delight. Instead of “Human Beings”, we transformed ourselves into “Mean Beings”. And that is when our miseries started.
Nature has its way of addressing things. It loves us the most and couldn’t see us creatures suffering. We suffered long before the breakout of this pandemic Corona, suffering in the form of turning into “Mean Beings” rather than “Human Beings”. Nature has to heal us through its healing hand. We needed to be healed spiritually and morally.
To make things come back to normal, to make us free from the chains of arrogance and pride, the healing hand of Nature overcast the Universe with the clouds of COVID-19. This is how the purification of our mind and body commemorates.
The process of healing is in progress in ” during the COVID-19 period”, resulting in a positive change in the attitude and behavior of most of us. The long-forgotten values of helping and caring for others have retrieved. All of us are desperate to play our role in supporting others. The materialistic race has come to a halt. People are contented with and are being grateful for what they have. The power of humanity has taken over again demolishing the castles of pride and greed.
Do the questions arise, we need pandemics to modify spiritually? Can’t we remain steadfast without dropping our human qualities? Nature has bestowed its treasures of mercy on us so why not be merciful to His creatures as well. Let’s take the pledge to make our lives aligned with the ways of Nature and refrain from plunging into the ocean of superficial life where the waves of spiritual and moral disaster engulf us easily. I wish we stick to this phase of positivity and transformation in the “post-COVID-19 phase” as well.
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The Benefits of Echinacea and Goldenseal in Natural Cold Remedies
Have you seen goldenseal and echinacea on the shelves of your local health food store? I’m sure you’ve heard about the benefits of echinacea. Wondering what the benefits of goldenseal are? With cold season quickly approaching, I bet you’re looking for natural cold remedies that work. You may be wondering how echinacea and goldenseal can help you recover faster from the common cold.
One of the benefits of goldenseal is that it helps you feel better without the use of over the counter medication. Colds make your nose feel icky,…it’s either constantly running or totally stuffed up and uncomfortable. The beauty of goldenseal is that it is a mucous membrane “alternative”…this means that it moderates mucous membrane flow in the body. It will increase mucous flow in areas with deficient flow and decrease flow in areas with excessive flow. This provides welcome relief when your nose is driving you crazy. Goldenseal is particularly beneficial for sinus infections and other upper respiratory infections.
Other benefits of goldenseal include its anti-microbial properties…another very useful property when you are fighting illness. Berberine and hydrastine are the active anti-microbial components of goldenseal.
Goldenseal is often combined with echinacea, in fact you can even buy goldenseal-echinacea combinations. However, if you can’t find echinacea and goldenseal combined; take one 300 mg capsule of echinacea and one 500-mg capsule of goldenseal three times each day. Both goldenseal and echinacea work best when started at the first sign of a cold. Do no use either herbal supplement for longer than 10 days.
Some of the many health benefits of echinacea are its anti-viral, immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. These are all properties you definitely want in an herbal supplement. Echinacea is often recommended for bronchitis, strep throat and influenza.
Scientific studies have shown some controversy over the efficacy of echinacea as a natural cold remedy. Much of the inclusiveness of those studies is likely due to the fact that the studies didn’t use a consistently standard echinacea product. The quality and strength of herbal remedies vary quite a bit. A 2004 study published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics and a 2006 study published in the Journal of Clinical Therapeutics showed that echinacea is in fact an effective treatment for the common cold. In fact, echinacea is even useful for treating canine upper respiratory tract infections. These studies can be found at http://www.greenmedinfo.com/search/node/echinacea.
Echinacea and goldenseal are both available in the form of teas, extracts, or encapsulated powders. Encapsulated powders are the most common form, however, make sure the powder is a powder extract and not just dried herb. Extracts concentrate the active components, making them much more effective.
Amelia Bentrup is the owner and editor of [http://www.my-home-remedies.com], a researched collection of natural home remedies for many common ailments. Visit [http://www.my-home-remedies.com/natural-cold-remedies.html] for more information about treating a cold naturally. You will also find safety information and guidelines for both echinacea and goldenseal along with many other herbs. Copyright: you may freely republish this article provided the text, author credit, active links and this copyright notice remain intact.
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