Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 7

The Use of Musukutswane Together with Kwena and Matlapaneng to Manage COVID-19

Thuledi Makua*

Professor, University of South Africa, South Africa

*Corresponding Author: Thuledi Makua, Professor, University of South Africa, South Africa.

Received: May 04, 2022; Published: June 30, 2022

Abstract

Introduction: The coronavirus (COVID-19) is the pandemic believed to be currently not having cure. The preventative measures used are the use of facemask, social isolation and frequent handwashing. The individuals and nations tried various methods of treatment to manage this pandemic. The communities used different herbs and various methods and modes in treatment of ailments.

The purpose of this article was to explore the use of Mušukutšwane (Lippia javanica) together with Kwena (Mint plant) and Matlapaneng (Myrothamnus flabellifolius) by the people infected by coronavirus.

Methods: The researcher used qualitative interpretive approach to explore the people experiencing the COVID-19 related signs and symptoms. The participants selected Mušukutšwane (Lippia javanica) together with Kwena (Mint plant) and Matlapaneng (Myrothamnus flabellifolius) based on their claims that they can treat coronavirus. The researcher selected fifteen participants, from Sekhukhune District in Limpopo, who were actively showing the signs and symptoms of coronavirus and treated with steam inhalation using Mušukutšwane, Kwena and Matlapaneng in the morning and evening before bedtime.

Results: The findings suggest that steam inhalation using Mušukutšwane, Kwena and Matlapaneng leaves has reversed all the signs and symptoms the participants presented with before treatment.

Keywords: Kwena; Matlapaneng; Mušukutšwane

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Citation

Citation: Thuledi Makua. “The Use of Mušukutšwane Together with Kwena and Matlapaneng to Manage COVID-19”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.7 (2022): 223-226.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Thuledi Makua. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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