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Herbal remedies for COVID-19 not being counted out- Hon Malone

- said Gov’t looking into implementing emerging medicines & technology once approved
Virgins Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Maline (AL) has not factored out the use of herbal medicines and remedies to treat COVID-19. Photo: GIS/Facebook
Hon Malone while delivering remarks during Tuesday, July 20, 2021, edition of VIP Lets talk on ZBVI 780am said the VI government is willing to implement emerging treatments, once it is approved and can save a life. Photo: Internet Source
Hon Malone while delivering remarks during Tuesday, July 20, 2021, edition of VIP Lets talk on ZBVI 780am said the VI government is willing to implement emerging treatments, once it is approved and can save a life. Photo: Internet Source
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Virgins Islands (VI) Minister for Health and Social Development, Hon Carvin Malone (AL) has not factored out the use of herbal medicines and remedies to treat COVID-19.

Hon Malone, while delivering remarks during the Tuesday, July 20, 2021, edition of VIP Lets talk on ZBVI 780AM, said the VI government is willing to implement emerging treatments, once approved and can save a life.

“Your government is doing whatever is required in order to see us through this period.. we have to deal with here, we have to deal with home,” he said.  

Hon Malone continued, “There are persons who have herbal remedies, there are persons who have new medicines that would like to see introduced [and] tried,” he said.

The Health Minister further said that some persons have been introduced to natural herbal remedies which have worked; however, he warned that persons must still seek professional help regarding COVID-19 treatments.   

BVIHSA will continue to engage in approved 'best practices - Hon Malone 

However, regarding approval of such treatments, Hon Malone indicated that the BVI Health Services Authority (BVIHSA) will continue to engage in the best practices regarding medicines after consultation with CDC, Public Health England, CARPHA, and WHO for all that is is possible

“There are emerging technologies, emerging drugs that we would seek to get, the antibodies that everybody is talking about, whatever can work.”

“It is not a magic pill, but if it can save one life, we will make sure that it is here,” Hon Malone said.

As of July 20, 2021, the VI recorded 1,604 active positive cases of the COVID-19 virus, with 23 deaths; the majority of which happened in the month of July 2021.

The Health Minister reminded that COVID-19 vaccination still remains the best-proven method to fight the virus.

65 Responses to “Herbal remedies for COVID-19 not being counted out- Hon Malone ”

  • SMH (21/07/2021, 20:23) Like (23) Dislike (9) Reply
    I’m all for herbal medicine- however God’s given mankind knowledge. I hope when some of them get toothache them remember the natural medicine. Each have its time and purpose.
    • Strupes (22/07/2021, 16:18) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Big man, I just went through Covid and fight it off with herbs. This is when you’re too caught up in your own agenda to be a decent human being.
      Go and let you doctor make medicines out of rock and see how far that gets you?
      God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. Herbs are the healing of the nation.
      • @strupes (22/07/2021, 21:18) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
        I totally agree with you. Herbs are God's healing medicine. Vaccine alone can't save you.
  • malone (21/07/2021, 20:27) Like (11) Dislike (10) Reply
    Hope yall aint coming in like the FDA and claim that your research shows that certain plant medicine must be banned and people should rely mainly on chemical medicine and your reccommended list of useless crap, everyone needs to check the FDA website for their future plans in which relates to plant medicine,aloe vera is one of the many on their list
    • Mile (22/07/2021, 09:18) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      The FDA is a foreign institution and irrelevant here. Might as well cite the Bolivian government health authorities.
  • u (21/07/2021, 20:45) Like (26) Dislike (27) Reply
    Done get ur mass vaccindtion done so u now plsying in favor of natural approach ...after ur wicked works have been done ...scared mongering game to make the innocent foolish sheep hang there self
  • ... (21/07/2021, 20:51) Like (14) Dislike (2) Reply
    every where u turn somebody pulling bush out the ground...in people garden taking what they think is that or this.
  • lol (21/07/2021, 20:55) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    Yup. Bush tea. Thoughts n prayers. Job done. My god. What a time we live in....
    • Freak (22/07/2021, 09:20) Like (9) Dislike (5) Reply
      It’s like being in a time warp where half the population is still pulling ploughs and believe in Witches.
  • Hmmm. (21/07/2021, 21:02) Like (17) Dislike (4) Reply
    Anything that works, its the people's choice, let them make that choice, drink and eat what they think will work for them,, If they think the Sun will work, thats their choice..
  • Rubber Duck (21/07/2021, 21:06) Like (28) Dislike (24) Reply
    Don’t encourage these witch doctors Malone
  • Oh Dear Minister (21/07/2021, 21:19) Like (17) Dislike (23) Reply
    No disrespect to herbs, but what we need Moore than anything is a vaccinated population. No excuses. No apologies.
    If we can get the monoclonal antibody treatment here (the thing Trump got that he promised to “everybody”) that would be something.
  • SMH (21/07/2021, 21:29) Like (29) Dislike (10) Reply
    First we had Fasting and Prayers, now we have bush tea instead of the vaccine. All this as well as the CoI??

    How must the rest of the world must look at the BVI, because damn it isn't pretty.
    • hypocrite (22/07/2021, 10:02) Like (23) Dislike (3) Reply
      @smh You are the bash and bash and bash the government to talk about bush and tea, now they’re doing it and you’ll still complaining?

      You bash and bash about opening the BVI, Government did you bash and bash about closing the BVI.

      I’m fully convinced you guys can never be please and that’s why the government need to do what’s best best in the interest of the Virgin Islands not in the interest of you guys.
    • Bango (22/07/2021, 19:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Newsflash. Nobody cares what’s happening in the BVI. They all got their own stuff
  • Periodtt (21/07/2021, 21:41) Like (18) Dislike (6) Reply
    Exactly, the vaccine alone cannot save you . Even though you took the vaccine or not we must continue to take our natural herbs. The vaccine is NOT a cure , but can lessen your chance of going hospital. Don't wait for government to tell you this and that in the meantime continue and engage in more research. Educate yourself. Try different home remedies. It helps trust me.
  • ??? (21/07/2021, 21:48) Like (26) Dislike (2) Reply
    Lemon Grass Tea
    Tumeric Tea
    Ginger Tea
    Lemon Water
    Eucalyptus Tea
    • max (22/07/2021, 07:45) Like (17) Dislike (2) Reply
      Just to add to your list, garlic tea also do wonders
    • TreT (22/07/2021, 09:21) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
      Ok. Tried all that. I don’t have Covid. Does that mean it worked?
    • Like me (22/07/2021, 09:23) Like (2) Dislike (7) Reply
      I took all that except the eucalyptus and all I get is screaming diarrhoea. I’m talking like a long legged cow over a flat rock.
      • @ like me (22/07/2021, 15:22) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
        U must’ve used to much
        These things are potent u don’t over do it
        Little goes a long way.
    • Koala (22/07/2021, 20:38) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Eucalyptus is a poison, hence why koalas sleep 23 hours of the day. Less than 1.5 ml can cause seizures and even death. Do not under any circumstances ingest eucalyptus.
  • Old time remedies (21/07/2021, 22:01) Like (26) Dislike (3) Reply
    My people you can get some menthol crystals put three or four pieces of crystals into a bowl of boiling water get a towel and place your face over the bowl with the towel over your beard and inhale the vapor and exhale keep doing it until the water get cold and the vapor subside this is good for those that have the cough and the struggles breathing .
  • BVIslander (21/07/2021, 22:33) Like (18) Dislike (5) Reply
    Hon Minister of Health, now you're talking! Promote getting vaccinated, while encouraging the people to share their knowledge of the local herbal remedies. I am convinced that both can work together to the benefit of the people and this Territory. It has already been said that this COVID-19 virus will be around for a while, so we need to know what we have here that anyone can use as a remedy. The common cold is treated with local remedies, but persons go to the doctor to get other medicine, as necessary. If COVID is going to be so common, then it will be in order for the Ministry of Health to team-up with the Ministry of Culture to help educate the people about the local bush remedies that can also help to save lives as is the case now. We need to act quickly and with resolve!
  • Let common sense prevail (21/07/2021, 23:04) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
    Finally someone has put on their thinking caps.
    I don’t understand why many are upset about others using herbs if it works or helps it means less over crowding at the hospital.

    I know of something that works 100 percent I have used it and also recommend to some which gained the same result as I had.

    2/3 days of COVID totally gone.
    I ain’t saying vaccinate or don’t I am just saying there are stuff we all can use regardless of vaccination status that will aid tremendously and avoid most hospitals casualties.

  • please (21/07/2021, 23:06) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Some antibodies test based on the findings from Rand looks like we may already build herd immunity with soo many positives.

    Please sir look into this.
  • akon (22/07/2021, 01:18) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    question for the researcher. can a vaccinated person donate blood? can a herbal user donate blood?
    • @akon (22/07/2021, 15:25) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Herbal natural
      Vaccinated man made

      Use your own discretion.
      Doc ding promote natural stuff ....
      • virus (22/07/2021, 20:32) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
        Viruses are also natural. So when you die from
        Covid because you don’t want a “man made” vaccination, at least you’ll be dead of natural causes.
  • Progressive (22/07/2021, 02:11) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    If they are beneficial why not. When will the UK assent the cannabis law for adults? We could use the therapeutic relief right now.
  • Ghost (22/07/2021, 03:39) Like (15) Dislike (8) Reply
    What about ivermectin it’s saving lives all over the world and nobody not studying it do your own research on it. In New York it save a lady’s life which she had to go court for the judge to okay the vaccine story is real
    • Doctor Know (22/07/2021, 10:13) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
      You get the animal worm tablets, I’ll get the vaccine.
    • @ghost (22/07/2021, 12:18) Like (0) Dislike (3) Reply
      From the original “Ghost” . Ok COPY CAT. NOT NICE ..you know anyone can blog using any name, but why do you feel the need to blog under the name that I use.. seriously!.. you can’t find any other name to use.. smh.. now as it pertains to the article I agree that herbal meds can be beneficial; my only issue is how much does one use as to not overdose..(the different types of bush I speak of ) things like garlic, ginger, tumeric, lemon grass etc I know re: quantity ..
    • @ghost (22/07/2021, 12:38) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      From the “original Ghost”.. also please stop peddling ivermectin use under the name that I use making persons think that “I am” advocating this.. shame on you . People, please know that this is not “my advice” to anyone . thank you..
  • Oh dear! (22/07/2021, 04:10) Like (13) Dislike (17) Reply
    The evidence just isn't there yet for using herbs to treat serious infections, even if some are shown to have a positive effect, the mega-dosing or misusing of substances purported to fight infection can have dangerous side effects. The Hon Malone should research before shouting his mouth off and giving the anti-vaxxers more ammunition
    • Responding to the foolish (22/07/2021, 10:09) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      YOU SOUND SO STUPID. OUT OF 2000 TOTAL CASES WHERE WERE ALL THE PPL THAT TESTED NEGATIVE AFTER & WHAT WERE THEY TAKING? THEY WERE HOME DRINKING THEIR HERB TEAS, COMPARE TO WHERE THOSE WHO (DIE) WERE & WHAT THEY WERE TAKING
  • We Mis Trump. We in Trouble (22/07/2021, 06:10) Like (9) Dislike (11) Reply
    Weak axxs Biden Got China FN up the world..these viruses are no accident..these are peddle for 1/ revenge to spite and cancel the Olympics for what they did to China athletes, 2/ profit from vaccine world health organisation is made up of 900 professionals who had to be paid and the money has to to be coming in to pay them, their salaries mostly come from Bill Gates and China, 3/ world domination by China, and depopulation of the sick, the weak and the poor, they are using up too much of WHO budget, he same Atlantic slavery transportation Evil. The sad part is that China has the Backing of WHO... . Only one man never afraid of them, that call them out, that ain't taking no bribe and that was Trump. Like him or not. He was the leader for these times. Now we have Big Tech and China running the world. How often did Trump warn us about that. Now It come to pass.
  • Distraction (22/07/2021, 06:36) Like (14) Dislike (17) Reply
    Mr. health minister please stop appeasing the vaccine hesitant with herbal remedies, treatments, cures,, etc. for this virus. The main issue is being vaccinated. Anything else just distracts from vaccination progress in the BVI
  • HOOKED ON BIG DADDY TRUMP (22/07/2021, 07:12) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    AM SURE HE WILL WELCOME WITH OPEN ARMS , HE WAS SHORT PAYING HIS TAXES ,TO THE SAME COUNTRY HE THOUGHT HE OWNED / ARE YOU DOING THE SAME THING ??
  • the word (22/07/2021, 07:28) Like (10) Dislike (1) Reply
    not hearing nothing from the religious leaders of our community:
  • GOD CREATION (22/07/2021, 07:34) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    NATURAL HERBS ONLY DON'T MIND THEM SETTA HYPOCRITES IN THE B.V.I....WHO WANT TO ACT BLIND STAY BLIND...BE CONCERN ABOUT WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY FROM TRYING TO AVOID PEOPLE FROM DOING WHAT THEY GOT TO DO TO KEEP THEIR OWN BODY HEALTHY...MIND YOUR BUSINESS AND MIND YOUR OWN BODY!!!
  • AYO MAKE A DOG SICK (22/07/2021, 07:37) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    TELL YOUR COLLEAGUE ANDREW BE CONCERN ABOUT THE PEOPLE'S HEALTH AND FIND TIME TO CHECK THOSE PETITION FROM TELLING PEOPLE HOG WASH BS
  • pat (22/07/2021, 07:43) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
    We support the vip all the way
  • TruDat! (22/07/2021, 08:05) Like (8) Dislike (2) Reply
    The MATH+ (Math plus) protocol which includes Ivermectin, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc amongst others is having great results where people are not too scared of the CDC / FDA etc to try it. https://covid19criticalcare.com/about/ we are not beholden to USA pharmaceutical companies - we can do this if we want to...
    • SoTrue.. (22/07/2021, 10:52) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      So True! check Dr. Pierre Kory, Chief Medical Officer of the FLCCC Alliance, who has studied Ivermectin and reviewing the safety and effectiveness of the drug and how it reacts to covid.
    • FDA (22/07/2021, 13:24) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
      FDA has not approved ivermectin for use in treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Ivermectin tablets are approved at very specific doses for some parasitic worms, and there are topical (on the skin) formulations for head lice and skin conditions like rosacea. Ivermectin is not an anti-viral (a drug for treating viruses).
      Taking large doses of this drug is dangerous and can cause serious harm.
  • BVI VERSION OF TRUMP (22/07/2021, 08:26) Like (8) Dislike (5) Reply
    What's next? Inject persons with disinfectant right under the skin as Trump once suggested. You are not a doctor or scientist, please stop talking about things you are not an expert on. Keep to updating the public with the information given to you by your medical team.
  • Lucky (22/07/2021, 08:33) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    we are such a small country to have such a large number of cases and deaths. we have educated people here in every class and no one have taught to do their own research on some medicines that we can use beside the vaccine. doctors i may not be as educated as you but what is INERMECTINA and what is it used for.
    it have been around for years and is approved by CDC and FDA please shed some light on this.
  • OY (22/07/2021, 08:38) Like (9) Dislike (4) Reply
    Reading these comments is a scary experience.
    The paranoia. The conspiracy theories. The naïveté.
    No disrespect to the use of herbs. All for them, in their place. And they may very well be helping those hardy souls with strong immune systems who are having mild to moderate discomfort and symptoms from covid infection. But for all the people with medical conditions such as; diabetes, hypertension, COPD, obesity, herbs are just not enough. This is a medical emergency for them. And it is a community Public Health emergency. Vaccination is the appropriate response to this pandemic. Again, no disrespect to herbal medicine. I am a life-long believer. I appreciate it.
    But this is a 21st century problem. Let’s use 21st century medicine to combat it.
    • Learning Process (22/07/2021, 14:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree with you as it relates to underlining conditions. The focus of care is to stabilize those ailments and treat the symptoms of the virus that cause them to get worse. The vaccine if it works gives one a fighting chance with these in infected because the viral load is supposed to be lower. The concern I have is what is being used to treat the symptoms of the VIRUS itself alongside the already needed medication to control the pre-existing illnesses? Every patient will need to be treated differently. I know for a fact though that NO advice is given to positive patients who have filled in the online form. (except the already established ones of isolation and mask-wearing etc)So what does one do? is the question of the day. There needs to be a treatment guideline from MOH. People can recover give them a chance to do so vaccinated or not. What can one do with positive results that are symptomatic but not severe or critical?
  • so far so good, (22/07/2021, 08:49) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    i got vaccinated, i drink my tea, i smoke my herb, im at lot more active now in my garden. trying to change my eating habbits.. so far so good. if you dont take the vaccine you might get sick and die, if you take the vaccine, you might get hit by a truck and die.. everyone want to see God face but no one wants to die, its the cycle of life. and ive come to accept it. live life as good as you can and hope to die in a peaceful way. thats all i can hope for. you guys stay safe.. much love..
  • absurd (22/07/2021, 09:01) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Is Malone medically qualified? Has he ever studied and passed any kind of science class? Bush tea etc perhaps can alleviate symptoms but it won’t stop you from getting the virus. Bush tea also won’t prevent you from hospitalization, intubations and or dying from the virus. Get the vaccine
    • @absurd (22/07/2021, 15:17) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
      Listen over 1600 positive many took on their own to care themselves at home while 40 or just over 40 was hospitalized ok

      Now have u considered this is good that one can care themselves regardless of what they took
      COVID mostly impacts the ones with existing comorbidities soo isn’t good that the ones without these can fix themselves at home leaving the hospital for those that are high risks?

      Your comment alone I can tell plenty u all come here settles retired and coming to tell us what we should n shouldn’t do ?

      This is our culture from centuries when modern medicine never existed

      Take your vaccine mind your dam business and keep it moving.
      Don’t understand what is soo wrong with you all
      Go seek professional help u took your jab yet still frightened and demanding we don’t use bush medicine demanding we took jab and now because Malone is open to it u talking crap about him ?
      Gtfoh.
      • absurd (22/07/2021, 20:40) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
        @@ absurd. Please feel to do as you please. No one said don’t drink bush tea or whatever. What I said was that there is zero medical/scientific basis by which to think home remedies prevent the virus from infecting anyone. Zero evidence to show they prevent serious disease or death. And, classically, instead of using civilized discourse, you resort to offensive language, one can only presume because you have nothing to support your assertions. As I said, feel free to do as you please. Your life to live.
  • sy (22/07/2021, 10:21) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    Dr Judy Mikovits, Dr Tenpenny, Dr Peter Mccullough (chief of internal medicine), Dr Andrew Kaufman and many more are all saying the same thing. Once you get the vaccine, no herbs can get it out or prevent you from getting injuries from the vaccine. Go and do Research its all there you just have to know where to look.
  • Hmm (22/07/2021, 10:23) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Who got more hurt doctors than India and look at them smh
  • Just like cancer (22/07/2021, 10:46) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
    Sure, just like herbal remedies have had such outstanding success with cancer...
  • ... (22/07/2021, 19:22) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    People have accumulated knowledge of herbs for thousands upon thousands of years.

    Today they go into the jungles network with native medicine men&women to find plants with medicinal properties.

    Take it back to the lab synthesize the chemicals or create artificial chemicals that mirror those natural substances.

    When it’s in a pill and y’all call it modern medicine meanwhile it came from a plant which is as effect and was discovered by half naked people you would look down upon.

    You all who think herbs is ancient folly are sorely brainwashed by pharmaceutical propaganda.

    If them ain’t making money off it no research goes into it. If it’s too powerful they make it illegal.

    Take cannabis a naturally occurring plant medicine. They said for years upon years it has no medicinal use and locked people up based on this.

    Doctor’s supported that. Now we are supposed to believe everything they say without question.

    They’ve shown they can be bought and are responsible as medical professionals for the incarceration of their people! by not standing up to the truth of that natural medicine.



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