Wednesday, August 12, 2009


By September this year, Insyallah they would have the new anti-viral drug mixture ready for roll outs before the Northern Hemisphere flu season begins.

Since the Avian H5N1 Bird Flu, scientists and researchers have been looking for a cure to these rapidly spreading viruses. Today's Swine Flu bears resemblance to the Avian Flu and reacts the same way to medications.

Resvevatrol alone does not cure the H1N1 flu, but it helps to boost the immune system against H1N1 and researchers have discovered that a blend of antioxidants significantly reduces the duplication of both the H1N1 Swine Flu and the H5N1 Avian Bird Flu. In a lab test scientists infected mice with the H5N1 bird flu and then administered high doses of Resveratrol to them. 90% of the mice that were administered Resveratrol even 3 hours after getting infected suffered little to no sickness at all. Today, scientists are mixing the various existing anti-viral bodies into a new serum to fight off the H1N1 virus.

Resveratrol is produced by plants to fight infection and disease. That's the whole purpose of it; it's a natural and best form of antibiotic. Resveratrol (trans-Resveratrol) is a Phytoalexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. Previously it was thought that Resvevatrol could extend life (the fountain of youth). But after more and more researches are being done about it, its natural Phytoalexin properties have wider medial applications over cosmetics. Meaning that – Hollywood best stick to Botox and leave this one out for medical use.

Resveratrol is found naturally in red wine vinegar, pure grape juice (not the sparkling variant people), grapes, peanuts, Japanese knotweed, and dark chocolate. Drink grape juice for breakfast, eat grape fruits (not really grape but taste good anyway) add some peanuts to your daily diet, and drink a cup of delicious warm dark chocolate after dinner.

Until the anti-viral serum comes on the market sometimes beginning November (mass availability), it would be best to avoid the H1N1 all together. Personal hygiene and public hygiene conduct must be observed with rigorously. Use face mask when out, or when nursing even an ordinary flu at home. Carry with you mini hand washing liquid/napkins with anti-bacterial properties. Sneeze into a handkerchief. When the H1N1 virus lands on a surface, it would stay alive up to 4 hours. So always remember to clean your hands and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth with a dirty unwashed pair of hands (or anything else really).

All in all it goes back to one thing: PROTECTING MOTHER NATURE!

Any ailment that God has sent us comes with a cure as was promised by Him except old age and its subsequent station after that one. God has reminded us countless of time about the pressing need to always treasure and care for Mother Nature. Maybe this is the timely reminder for us, when we go back to a simple plant for an alarming global pandemic cure over humankind.

In all of our holy books, yours and mine, God has countlessly reminds us to such an urgent need; to protect care and nurture the environment.

Here are some quotes from mine:

"And gardens of date-palms and grapes would appear; and springs of running water would gush forth from within it". (Yassin verse 34)

"The fruits of the trees provide nutrition; and all this is not the product of their hands only, but is brought about as per Our Laws". (Yassin verse 35)

"If any Muslim plants any plant and human being or an nimal eats of it, he will be rewarded as if he had given that much in charity" - Hadith: Sahih Al-Bukhari; 8:41

"He who cuts a lote-tree (without justification), God will send him to Hellfire." - Hadith Al-Tirmidhi

Please click here for a Friday Khutbah on protecting nature and the environment.

See Al-Tirmidhi 5239.

Well, those were some of the verses from the holy Quran and some Hadiths (my holy books). And on to you is yours, and together we can make this world a better place for our children.

Peace to all mankind and earth.