Western medicine is awesome at killing things. Just awesome. Sometimes this is even the microbes that can overrun our bodies. With the medicine hydroxychloroquine you have an intracellular killer. For some reason, this drug - although it behaves more like a tonic - is toxic to microbes but loved by our cells. As a result this is incredibly useful against viruses.
Whilst this chemical is found in Nigella seeds, and probably occurs in trace quantities in the Cinchona tree of Peru from-whence its precursor, quinine, comes from; it is now synthesised in the lab. This is actually, supposedly, relatively easy to do. It is a wonderful combination of Western science and Eastern medicine. Well, Peruvian shamanism in fact| On these occasions I am reminded of where Western medicine beats Eastern anyday: killing things! Rely on Western medicine to kill viruses, fungi and even the odd patient (those warning radioactive signs all over the hospital aren't there for your health.) Not to mention bacteria. On these occasions forget about Eastern herbs. Take the hydroxy pill.