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Ethnomedicinal products in the development of anti-herpesvirus agents

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Asklipia, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Asklipia

    Asklipia Senior Member

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    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    Far too much for me to read - I got a bit of the way down, looks interesting though, can anyone sum it up briefly for those of us unable.
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    I can't sum up but I did take a look. It's mostly about herbal meds for herpes simplex 1 & 2, but there was a little about EBV and CMV (use garlic, Listera ovata and Urtica dioica).

    EBV: Recommended tannins from the euphorbias, Phyllanthus myrtifolius and P. uriniaria; Eucaluptus grandis; the quassinoids ailantinol B & B and ailanthone. And Geum japonicum tannins and Syzygeum aromaticum tannins.

    In general recommended quercetin and the flavinoids; resveratrol from green tea and red wine.

    And mentioned moringa, which I am trying and is being researched for MECFS right now.

    No practical application as no dosages are mentioned and their in vivo experiments are all on rats, mice, rabbits, etc. Mainly a theory that these herbals could supplement, enhance or replace acyclovir as treatments.
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    thanks @Iquitos
    a lot of herbs to choose from - what made you try moringa, which virus? what dosage do you take? is it having any effect?

    I keep trying to take garlic but I can't seem to tolerate it, apart from a little in food - maybe have too much of a bacterial die off - I don't know.
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    Moringa is touted as some kind of "miracle plant" and is used for nutrition in poor countries, as well as for natural medicine. It's full of antioxidants for one thing. I don't take it for any specific virus although I've been tested for EBV and found to have high titres.

    I take 3000 mg/day - three large capsules of the dried leaf powder. I think it's doing something good -- less food cravings, losing some weight without trying very hard -- but don't know really whether it's doing anything about viruses. I haven't been tested for any other than EBV -- don't have a doc that knows anything. I just try to eat some of these herbs, like garlic and rosemary, because I like them. And I take tumeric which is supposed to be effective against viruses.

    I suspect we'll only get this kind of research from places like India since BigPharma can't make a billion bucks off of these herbs. That's unfortunate.

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