With the pandemic, everyone around the world is scrambling to get their hands on hand sanitizers and surgical masks as much as they can to protect themselves. These items are suddenly in high demand, with people buying massively amount at a go. For those who have a large supply of these items, they have also started to sell them at an exorbitant price. 

To curb this issue, the government has stepped in to fine these sellers as well as providing four free surgical masks to every household in Singapore. They have also clarified that only those who are sick need to wear a mask. As COVID-19 is not airborne but transmits by water droplets, wearing a mask can prevent the person who is sick from spreading it to others. If you accidentally sneeze, practice good personal hygiene by covering your mouth with your hands or a tissue paper. If you are sick, see a doctor and stay at home for the benefit of yourself as well as the others around you. 

As for hand sanitizers, we should not be too dependant on them. Washing hands with soap are still much more effective than hand sanitizers hence if there are water and soap nearby, one should still wash their hands with soap before eating. Having a hand sanitizer is good in situations when there is no access to water and soap. 

Other than using these products to protect you, it’s also important that we keep ourselves in the pink of health and keep our immune system strong so that our body can fight off these viruses! You can do this with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to improve your immunity and your lungs! 

One of the more popular 中西药补 herbs is wild cordyceps, a parasitic fungi which grow on the larvae of insects that have been used for centuries by the Chinese. It comes with an expensive price tag due to the fact that it grows exclusively at high altitudes in the Himalayas of Tibet and China. Due to their many purported health benefits, increasingly many supplements and products can be found containing cordyceps extract. 

In TCM, Wild cordyceps is believed to bring impressive health benefits to the lung and kidney systems. The Chinese believe that cordyceps can invigorate lung and ease respiratory difficulties. With long term consumption of cordyceps, it can improve the overall lung health and reduces the occurrence of respiratory problems such as chronic cough and asthma. 

Cordyceps is also a natural energy booster as studies have shown that it can increase the body’s production of the molecule adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles. Due to its sweet nature, cordyceps is also believed to tonify kidney yang and nourish kidney essence for the treatment of impotence and premature ejaculation. 

Modern science also found Cordyceps to be high in antioxidants which may explain its anti-aging properties. Antioxidants are molecules that fight cell damage by neutralizing free radicals, which can otherwise contribute to disease and aging. However, it is best to seek proper medical advice from a TCM medical practitioner before taking cordyceps, especially if you are scheduled to have surgery or on certain long-term medications for pre-existing medical conditions.

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