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An antimalarial extract from neem leaves is antiretroviral.

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Ema, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    I tried a mix of ayurvedic anti-virals back in the 90s, and I can't remember if neem was in the formula....? It worked well for a while, but then lost it's effectiveness, which is the case with all the herbal anti-virals I've taken. It seems like they kill off a big batch of the viruses, but the ones that survive mutate and rapidly multiply. That's why it's always a good idea to change the formula after 6-8 weeks.

    I would consider trying some neem again, but I'd like to know which product is the safest, cleanest (as in organic and free of toxins), and most effective.
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    This is a wonderful idea/suggestion. I know artemisia is used not only to treat malaria but also to prevent becoming infected and it's what I used when I went to India.

    When I have some energy I will look into this as I think it's a fantastic idea.
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    Let me just tell you that the neem bug spray I bought has the most vile smell ever! It smells like stew meat that has been left out overnight. I'm not even a vegetarian but GAG! It certainly was a repellent.

    But maybe it would be more tolerable as a pill...

    I bought it from this place which seems reputable. I suppose they can't be faulted for the way it smells naturally.

    http://neemtreefarms.com/botanical-outdoor-spray-p-157.html

    Ema
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    Yeah it is yuk! You can use it as a natural flea/tick repellent on dogs too apparently. Hope the pills go well.
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    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    The dogs should like the smell since they like rolling in road kill. :eek:
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    Oh i am looking at more ways to get rid of fleas ...may give this a try.

    Dr.myhill sells neem products.

    I used to voluntarily use and like Neem soap :)
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    I tried a lot of natural remedies for ticks this season but it got too bad so I had to use chemicals. Essential oils are good.

    I think taking neem internally can also keep bugs away from you as it comes out of your pores. Fresh garlic is good too but you have to swallow it whole.
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    Thanks. Lavender is bad for cats i am told.

    i am going to start a thread in the community lounge - :)
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  10. Ema

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    Ha! I think it would keep all people you might want to have a relationship with away from you too! Maybe we should post this on the dating thread. LOL!

    Ema
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