HERBS-FOR-AIDS-HIV

  HERBS FOR AIDS/HIV
by Tim Johnson

ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS - Astragalus may restore immunocompetence; potentially beneficial for cancer and AIDS patients. It generates anticancer cells in the body and boosts the immune system. - action: anticancer, specific [Acts on a particular thing.] , stimulant [Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.] , stimulates virtually every phase of immune system activity., tonic [Restores or increases body tone, producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor.] - common name: astragalus, huang-chi - family: leguminosae - indigenous use: chinese - range: asia, china, texas - used to treat: AIDS [A severe immunological disorder caused by the retrovirus HIV, resulting in a defect in cell-mediated immune response that is manifested by increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and to certain rare cancers, especially Kaposi's sarcoma. It is transmitted primarily by venereal routes or exposure to contaminated blood or blood products.] , cancer [Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.] , cold [A viral infection characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the upper respiratory passages and usually accompanied by malaise, fever, chills, coughing, and sneezing. Also called In this sense, also called the common cold.] , common cold, infection [Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.] , shortness of breath, ulcerations

BAPTISIA TINCTORIA - It is advocated for every viral infection and disease, specifically for lymphadenitis and infections for the upper respiratory tract - both a problem in AIDS. Inhibits multiplication of the virus by blocking the receptor sites. - It is a herb that must be used by the qualified medical herbalist only. - action: antiseptic, astringent [Draws together or constricts tissues; styptic.] , emetic [Causes vomiting.] , purgative [Cleanses or purges, especially causing evacuation of the bowels.] , specific [Acts on a particular thing.] , stimulant [Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.] , virostatic - common name: american indigo, false indigo, horsefly weed, indigo broom, wild indigo, yellow broom, yellow indigo - mail-order source: vdc-na [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer] - used to treat: AIDS, eczema [A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.] , infection [Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.] , respiratory tract infection, skin ulcers, sores [Open skin lesions, wounds, or ulcers.] , typhoid [An acute, highly infectious disease caused by a bacillus (Salmonella typhi) transmitted chiefly by contaminated food or water and characterized by high fever, headache, coughing, intestinal hemorrhaging, and rose-colored spots on the skin. Also called enteric fever.] , wounds [Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.]

CASTANOSPERMUM AUSTRALE - It alters the HIV virus' surface and makes it non-infectious. - common name: black bean, moreton bay chestnut - range: australia - used to treat: AIDS

GANODERMA LUCIDUM - The "mushroom of deathlessness" has a long association with increased spiritual energy and longevity. It aids circulation and lowers blood pressure, while reducing heart strain. It boosts the immune system and reduces free radicals. - common name: ling zhi, reishi - used to treat: AIDS, allergies [Abnormally high sensitivity to certain substances, such as pollens, foods, or microorganisms. Common indications of allergies may include sneezing, itching, and skin rashes.] , arthritis [Inflammation of a joint or joints resulting in pain and swelling.] , asthma [A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.] , bronchitis [Chronic or acute inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.] , cancer [Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.] , insomnia [Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.]

HYPERICUM PERFORATUM - Hypericin, the active ingredient, might become a useful AIDS therapy, having the ability to inhibit retroviral infections in animal and laboratory tests. It must be used carefully, because large doses have poisoned grazing animals when they fed on it. - action: analgesic, diuretic [Tends to increase the discharge of urine.] , expectorant [Promotes or facilitates the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.] , poison [Causes injury, illness, or death.] , sedative [Soothes, calmes, or tranquilizes; reducing or relieving anxiety, stress, irritability, or excitement.] - common name: st john's wort, st. john's wort - contains: hypericin, poison [Causes injury, illness, or death.] - family: hypericaceae - mail-order source: fch [Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118] , hcbl [Health Center for Better Living, Inc.; 6189 Taylor Rd.; Naples, FL 33942] , mmf [Middle Middle Farms; 75 SMC; LaVeta, CO 81055; Ph. 719 742-5315] , mrh [Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560] , nw [Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE] , ocri [Otto Chicas Rendon, Inc.; 1-800-752-4863; 56 East 116th Street; New York, N.Y. 10029; FAX: (212) 289-0691] , ths [The Herb Store; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson Hole, WY 83001; tel. 1-800-903-4372] , tlf [Trout Lake Farm; 149 Little Mountain Road; Trout Lake, WA 98650] , tvt-ei [The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Eclectic Institute] , tvt-hp [The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm] , tvt-na [The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer] , vdc-na [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer] , vdc-nh [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High] , vdc-rl [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light] , vdc-zand [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas] - range: great britain - used to treat: agitation [Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation.] , AIDS, cough [An illness marked by frequent coughing.] , depression [A psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness.] , irritability [The quality or state of being irritable; testiness or petulance.] , neuralgia [Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves.] , neurosis [Any of various mental or emotional disorders, such as hypochondria or neurasthenia, arising from no apparent organic lesion or change and involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, and irrational fears.] , sciatica [Pain along the sciatic nerve usually caused by a herniated disk of the lumbar region of the spine and radiating to the buttocks and to the back of the thigh.]

MOMORDICA SP. - action: abortifacent, bitter, emetic [Causes vomiting.] - used to treat: AIDS, rashes, skin problems, wounds [Injuries in which the skin or other external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.]

SCHISANDRA CHINENSIS - The berries harmonize the processes of the internal organs and help control the balance of the body's physiological processes. They increase oxygen absorbtion and boost the immune system. - action: aids concentration, anti-aging, aphrodisiac [Arouses or intensifies sexual desire.] , promotes endurance, stimulant [Temporarily arouses or accelerates physiological or organic activity.] - common name: fruit of five flavors, magnolia vine, schizandra - native habitat: woodland - range: china - used to treat: AIDS, depression [A psychotic or neurotic condition characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, and feelings of extreme sadness, dejection, and hopelessness.] , high blood pressure, infection [Invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue, which may produce subsequent tissue injury and progress to overt disease through a variety of cellular or toxic mechanisms.]

TANEBUIA ALTISSIMA - Healing herb used by the Incas. Regarded as superior for all immune system related problems. - action: blood purifier - common name: pau d'arco - mail-order source: fch [Frontier Cooperative Herbs; 3021 78th St.; P.O. Box 118; Norway, IA 52318-0118] , mrh [Mountain Rose Herbs; P.O. Box 2000; Redway, CA 95560] , nw [Nature's Way; 10 Mountain Springs Parkway; P.O. Box 4000; Springville, Utah; 84663; 1-800-9-NATURE] , otj [...of the jungle; p.o. box 1801; sebastopol, ca 95473] , ths [The Herb Store; P.O. Box 3876; Jackson Hole, WY 83001; tel. 1-800-903-4372] , tvt-hp [The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Herb Pharm] , tvt-na [The Vitamin Trader; 6501 Fourth St. NW; Albuquerque, NM 87107; catalog section: Nature's Answer] , vdc-na [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Nature's Answer] , vdc-nh [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1- 800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Natural High] , vdc-rl [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Rainbow Light] , vdc-sn [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1- 800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Source Naturals] , vdc-zand [Vitamin Discount Connection; Phone: 1-800-848-2990; 35 North 8th St. - P.O. Box 1431; Indiana, PA 15701; catalog section: Zand Herbal Formulas] - range: andes - used to treat: AIDS, candida [Any of the pathogenic yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida.] , dermatitis [Inflammation of the skin.] , eczema [A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.] , gout [A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring predominantly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.]

TRICHOSANTHES KIRILOWII - The seeds and peel inhibit cancer cells. The root is used in AIDS research. - common name: chinese cucumber - used to treat: AIDS, cancer [Any of various malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of anaplastic cells that tend to invade surrounding tissue and metastasize to new body sites.] --- This text file was generated from the HERBAGE database with Herbage v2.0 for Windows.

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