Prayer and ginger help nurse's Covid recovery
A 30-year-old nurse from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn staged a recovery from Covid-19 after seeking prayers from his home church, and drinking ginger and lemon tea.
Sam Jude discovered in March that he had the virus after taking a swab test
“I was like: Oh, no - what next?” he said.
He spent two weeks at home, moving into the spare bedroom so as not to infect his wife and daughter.
“The worst symptoms I experienced were acute shortness of breath, which limited my ability to do anything,” he said. “Small everyday tasks became more and more difficult, such as climbing the stairs – any movement was restrictive due to severe shortness of breath.”
He sent out a prayer request to friends at the King’s Centre, and the whole church began praying for him.
“Perhaps that’s how I got over the anxiety,” he said. “Your anxiety shuts down your immune system; if you get over it you’ve already won half the battle.”
Sam also turned to some herbal remedies - ginger and lemon tea with honey and turmeric, which are rich in antioxidants.
He has now made a full recovery and is back at work at the hospital.
Image of Sam Jude is from Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, originally used in EDP
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