We first started hearing about the Corona Virus (Co-Vid 19) late last year and since that time a vaccine or preventative treatment has not been found. This virus is a serious threat to public health and has the full attention of health officials throughout the world.
Unfortunately, social media and misguided well-wishers sometimes make matters worse by promoting herbs, vitamins, or supplements as a prevention or treatment for serious illnesses of this kind. At Honest Roots we want to be clear that our Organic Turmeric is not intended, and should not be considered, as a prevention or treatment for Corona Virus. You may read on our site that Turmeric has antioxidants and is generally considered to help boost the immune system and to act as an anti-inflammatory. We encourage our customers to take Turmeric as a supplement to promote overall well-being but not as a specific treatment for serious illness and not as a prevention or treatment for an infectious disease like the Corona Virus.
The most important steps to keep you safe from this illness are avoiding contact with individuals who may have come in contact with the virus and following the hygiene recommendations of your local health officials. You can access information about the virus from a number of websites including the following:
These websites have important guidelines for individuals and organizations to follow. We encourage you to visit these sites and to make a plan so that you are prepared if the illness comes to your community. A sample of the advice found on the CDC website includes:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles) using a regular household detergent and water.
- If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent and water prior to disinfection. For disinfection, a list of products with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved emerging viral pathogens claims, maintained by the American Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (CBC), is available at Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Fighting Productspdf iconexternal icon
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
Doctors still aren’t certain about how the virus is transmitted but we know that careful hygiene and use of masks and protective clothing is a primary focus for prevention. The virus can spread from one person to another, most likely through saliva or mucus when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can be transferred when shaking hands or sharing a drink or food with someone who has the virus. According to the World Health Organization, transmission is possible but less likely from individuals who are not yet exhibiting symptoms. The virus is more containable than typical influenza but far more dangerous.
New information about the best steps for prevention and treatment will emerge as more is learned about this new infectious disease. We recommend that you stay current with the news and follow the advice of the medical experts in your community. Be skeptical about alternative theories or claims that dismiss recommendations from public health officials. Addressing the threat posed by the Corona Virus requires accessible, reliable, and frequently updated information.
We hope you will continue to enjoy the benefits of Organic Honest Roots Turmeric with Organic Black Pepper. You can read from the hundreds of favorable comments and testimonials listed on our website about the positive health benefits and outcomes experienced by our wonderful customers. We fully believe in the benefits of Turmeric and the product we provide to thousands. We also know that our product, like any supplement, has its place and that we need to listen to and follow the advice of medical experts when faced with a serious public health threat such as that posed by the Corona Virus.