Tag Archives: Herbs for HIV

 

Weeping Wattle

For people living without access to HAART, herbal therapies with anti-viral properties can be a big help in controlling HIV. Many traditional herbs have not been tested for use in treating HIV, which creates a situation where people take herbs with sometimes dangerous side effects that may or may not...
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Tumeric: Possibilities, but no certainty

Tumeric is an herb that has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. Over the past two decades numerous studies have examined tumeric for benefits in fighting HIV/AIDS. The results have been mixed. Found in southeast Asia, tumeric is a flowering herb that is used for...
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Protease Inhibitor from Ginko?

A study published in the August 1 edition of the Medical Science Monitor reports that a chemical found in the shells of ginko biloba seeds may be an HIV protease inhibitor. The study examined the effects of ginkgolic acid on HIV in a laboratory setting. How it might effect HIV...
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Shiitake Mushrooms: Natural Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

Shiitake mushrooms are native to China and have been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years. Science is still exploring all the health benefits that shiitake offers. Several studies have focused on two chemicals that are found in shiitake mushrooms, one called lentin and one called lentinan....
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