COVID-19 Resources

We hope you have enjoyed accessing these COVID-19 Resources compiled by the AHG. In this time of rapidly changing information, we have decided to relocate this collection of resources to the AHG Member area of the website as of mid-May 2022.

UPDATED April 7, 2021

March 20th, 2021 - check out this important announcement re: the AHG annual Symposium and COVID-19.

April 9th, 2020 - *NEW* READ THESE IMPORTANT BEST PRACTICES before proceeding to the resources below.

This page will serve as a collection of articles, links, resources, recommendations, and more centering around COVID-19. Please share these with your local and global community.

This information is not endorsed by the American Herbalists Guild, but simply a gathering of resources available online at this time. The ideas or views in any of the content linked here do not represent those of the American Herbalists Guild and are wholly unaffiliated with the organization. These resources are meant to aggregate the growing body of educational and herbal literature surrounding COVID-19 and the reader is encouraged to draw their own conclusions.

During this time of uncertainty, much information is untested and experimental and proceeding with caution and common sense is critical. Most importantly, it is imperative to adhere to CDC and WHO guidelines regarding social distancing, testing, monitoring, and quarantine when appropriate.

We would like to thank Herbalists Without Borders for their help initiating this list of resources. If you would like to add a link to this growing list please email us.

We are relying on donations to support our ability to provide accurate information and act as a clearinghouse for herbalists on the front lines of community healthcare. Your donation makes it possible for us to continue curating this data and sharing it as soon as it becomes available.




AHG Webinars

General Articles

Public Health



Herbal Perspectives

Elderberry Controversy

TCM Herbs/Alternatives


Sanitizers and Sanitizer Recipes

Mental Health

Coping With Kids


AHG Webinars

  • To keep our community engaged and connected during quarantine, we are now offering supplemental webinars for herbalists. This webinar series is free and open to the public: Webinars for the Whole Family
  • Thank you making the following webinar series a success! Featuring herbalists and clinicians Paul Bergner RH(AHG), 7Song, Bevin Clare RH(AHG), Ingrid Bauer MD, and Sue Sierralupe, this special five week series was designed to offer an array of contemporary considerations for herbalists during these challenging times. These webinars were recorded and are available for participant viewing at anytime. It's not too late to access these recordings! The bundle of all five recordings can be purchased for just $50: Pandemic Herbalists Webinar Series
  • Watch the free webinar recording COVID-19 TCM Herbal Protocol for Western Herbalists with Thomas Avery Garran, PhD


General Articles:

The Coronavirus Outbreak by the NY Times

Vitamin D and Immunity Video by Dr. John Campbell

Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19 by Jade Begay

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now by Tomas Pueyo

What You Can Do About COVID-19 Right Now by Enkhbayar Munkh-Erdene, Iman Mohamed

A Movement to Stop the COVID-19 Pandemic by StayTheF***Home (Trigger Warning: Language)

Demands from Grassroots Organizers Concerning COVID-19 by Kelly Hayes

What’s Your Risk of Dying of COVID-19 - or Inadvertently Allowing the Death of Someone in Your Community? by Scott Leibrand

How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak by Jill Suttie

Wash Your Hands by Dori Midnight

‘Stay Home as Much as Possible’: The New CDC Advice for Those at High Risk of Coronavirus Complications by Lauren Gelman

Worried about Coronavirus? If Your Loved One is Over 60, Read This by Scottie Andrew

Coronavirus is Most Contagious Before and During the First Week of Symptoms by Tina Hesman Saey

Anti-inflammatories May Aggravate Covid-19, France Advises by The Guardian

Why Hand Washing Really Could Slow Down an Epidemic by Maria Cohut, PhD

Here's What We Learned About Coronavirus Disease 2019 by Healthroid

General COVID Info and News by the NIH


Public Health:

Self-isolation: Guide for Caregivers, Household Members and Close Contacts by Public Health Ontario

How to Self-isolate by Public Health Ontario

Getting Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19 by the WHO

Key Considerations for Repatriation and Quarantine of Travellers in Relation to the Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV

Risk Assessment for Events

Key Considerations for Repatriation and Quarantine of Travellers in Relation to the Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV by the WHO

Coronavirus — COVID-19 by Hesperian Health Guides

COVID-19 Internet Book of Critical Care (IBCC) by the EMCrit Project

AAFP Creates COVID-19 Member Community, Preparation Checklist by the American Academy of Family Physicians



Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Clean & Disinfect

When and How to Wash Your Hands

What Every American and Community Can Do Now to Decrease the Spread of the Coronavirus

Information for Healthcare Professionals

Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders



Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public: Myth Busters


Herbal Perspectives:

One Herbalist’s Thoughts On The Coronapocalypse by Thomas Easley

An Herbalist’s Notes on the COVID-19 Virus and Viral Anxiety and Herbal Medicine by 7Song

Coronavirus and COVID-19 by Green Wisdom School of Natural and Botanical Medicine

COVID-19 e Implementaciones Tropicales por Olatokunboh Obasi MSc. RH (AHG)

Coronavirus: Protocols & Notes from Various Herbalists shared by Paul Bergner


North American Institute of Medical Herbalism COVID-19 Wuhan Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19 Prevention: From Commonsense to Natural Remedies (& Avoiding Nonsense!) by Aviva Romm, MD

Herbs for Immunity by Herbs by Rosalee

Coronavirus, Herbalism, and Pandemic Preparedness by indieherbalist

Coronavirus Resources by Matthew Wood Institute of Herbalism

Targets of Herbal Viral Interventions by Naturally Simple Living

Part 1 Colds and Flu: Common-Sense Prevention Tactics and Part 2 Symptom-Specific Herbal Protection from Viruses by Lesley Tierra

Coronavirus Covid-19 – Analysis of Symptoms from Confirmed Cases With an Assessment of Possible Homeopathic Remedies for Treatment and Prophylaxis by Dr. Manish Bhatia

Eine Analyse des Symptombildes bei bestätigten Fällen unter Berücksichtigung möglicher homöopathischer Arzneimittel zur Behandlung und Prophylaxe by Dr. Manish Bhatia (German or French)

Resources for Herbalists and Community Health Workers by Larken Bunce

COVID-19 Herbs by Demetria Clark, Heart of Herbs Herbal School 

Herbs for Coronavirus Preparedness (podcast with transcript or YouTube) by Katja Swift and Ryn Milt, Commonwealth Center for Holistic Herbalism

An Herbalist’s Protocol for Attending to Viral Respiratory Infections by Dave Meesters, Terra Sylva School of Botanical Medicine

COVID-19: An Herbalist's Perspective (FB live replay or slide notes) by Guido Mase, Tammi Sweet, and Deb Soule

Coronavirus: COVID-19 by Danny O'Rawe, Belfast Herb School

COVID-19 Resources by Herbalists Without Borders

COVID-19 Community Care Center and Community Care Guide by Herbalista, Lorna Mauney-Brodek

COVID-19 and Respiratory Health Herbal Resources by Herbal Medics Academy 

Citizen Science Herbal Medicine Data Gathering for COVID-19 (Google Sheets) by Jenna Ferchoff

Kitchen Remedies for Respiratory Symptoms Webinar by Dr. Chrisopher Hobbs

Responding Holistically to COVID-19 by Nicole Telkes, Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine

Opinion Paper on COVID-19 Actions Based on Observation of Symptomatology and Early Mitigation of Same Using Simple Supplements by Teresa M. Heinichen-Owens RN, BSN, ACLS, ECRN, MS

Initial Natural Medicine Ideas on COVID-19: Chinese Medicine and Western Herbs and COVID-19 Resources by Michaela Brown

COVID-19, What We Know, What We Don't Know and Some Thoughts About Staying Well by David Winston

Kitchen Herbalism Ideas for COVID-19 by Juliette Abigail Carr

Common CBD & Dietary Supplement Marketing Mistakes: COVID & Beyond. Avoid FDA, FTC, & Class Actions and Compliant Tips for Marketing Immune Products: COVID Era and Beyond by Asa Waldstein


Elderberry Controversy

Elderberry and Cytokine Storms by Katja Swift

Elder and Immune Health by Maria Noel Groves

Toxic Elderberry? by Dawn Combs

The Truth About Elderberry by Donnie Yance

What’s the deal with Elderberry and Cytokine Storm? by Larken Bunce

Herbal Medicines and Cytokine Storm in Respiratory Infection by Paul Bergner


TCM Herbs/Alternatives:

Redeploying Plant Defenses by Nature Plants

COVID-19 Wuhan Coronavirus Resources by North American Institute of Medical Herbalism

TCM Formula Proves to be Effective Virus Curb at Community Level by Zhang Yangfei

How COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) is Currently Treated in China with TCM shared by David Winston

A Theoretical Discussion of the Possibility and Possible Mechanisms of Using Sesame Oil for Prevention of 2019-nCoV (COVID-19 coronavirus) from the Perspective of Colloid and Interface Science by Wen Fan, Jing Zeng, and Yunfeng Xu

Report from the Front Line in Wuhan COVID-19 by Liu Lihong

Expert Consensus Statement on the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection in Children by Wang Yongyan, Wang Xuefeng, Ma Rong

Medical Records from a Young and Brave Female Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctor on Fighting the COVID-19 by John K. Chen

Chloroquine for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by ScienceDirect

Inhibition of SARS-CoV 3CL Protease by Flavonoids from the Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry

Antiviral Natural Products and Herbal Medicines from the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Identification of Natural Compounds with Antiviral Activities Against SARS-Associated Coronavirus from Antiviral Research

Herbal Plants and Plant Preparations as Remedial Approach for Viral Diseases from VirusDisease

Kaempferol Derivatives as Antiviral Drugs Against the 3a Channel Protein of Coronavirus from Planta Medica

Working with Acute Respiratory Issues: A Different Perspective by Sharon Weizenbaum

TCM and Miscellaneous Links

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment by The First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine

TCM Formulas translated by Thomas Avery Garran and Shelley Ochs

How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is treated with TCM in China by Dr. John Chen, PharmD, PhD, OMD, LAc



Herbalism: A New Era (Coronavirus): A Bioregional Herbalist’s Look at the Coronavirus by John Slattery

Bioregional Herbal Strategies for COVID-19 in the Mid-Atlantic by Calyx Liddick, The Northern Appalachia School of Vitalist Herbalism & Ecology


Sanitizers and Sanitizer Recipes:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)—Fighting Products by the Center for Biocide Chemistries

Handmade Sanitizer Recipe

Guide to Local Production: WHO-Recommended Handrub Formulations by the WHO


Mental Health:

Manage Anxiety & Stress by the CDC

Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event by the CDC

Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself by the CDC

Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak by the WHO

19 Ways to Support Your Mental Health During COVID-19 by Psychology Today

Keep Calm and Connected: Locals Talk Importance of Mental Health Amid COVID-19 Concerns by the PostIndependent

Managing Fear in Difficult Times: COVID-19 by Thrive Global

Pandemic Stress on the Flower Essence Podcast (recording and transcript)

FACE COVID: How to Respond Effectively to the Corona Crisis

COVID-19 Coping: An Herbal Perspective by Juliette Abigail Carr


Coping With Kids:

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource by the National Association of School Psychologists

Coping After a Disaster by the CDC (Ebook PDF)

Talking To Kids About COVID-19 by Aviva Romm