Spirulina shows potent immune-stimulating effects (and) . anti-viral activity against a variety of harmful viruses.
A new anti-HIV flavonoid glucuronide from Chrysanthemum morifolium.
Lee JS, Kim HJ, Lee YS.
Division of Life Sciences, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Cheongryang, Seoul 130-650, Korea.
A new flavonoid glucuronide, apigenin 7-O-beta-D-(4'-caffeoyl)glucuronide (1), and the known compound, apigenin 7-O-beta-D-glucurnoide, were isolated from the flowers of Chrysanthemum morifolium, along with five known flavonoids. The structure of 1 was elucidated by the aid of spectroscopic analyses. Among isolated compounds, apigenin 7-O-beta-D-(4"-caffeoyl)glucuronide showed strong HIV-1 integrase inhibitory activity (IC (50) = 7.2 +/- 3.4 microg/ml) and anti-HIV activity in a cell culture assay (EC (50) = 41.86 +/- 1.43 microg/ml) using HIV-I (IIIB) infected MT-4 cells.
Coronary blood flow Effects.
Common colds due to pathogenic wind-heat, fever and headache.
Conjunctivitis with blurring of vision.
Dizziness and convulsions.
Furuncles (skin infection) and pyogenic (having pus) infections.
Hypertension.Blood Pressure Lowering.
Prostate cancer and precancerous lesions.
The flower comes in several varieties but originally the chrysanthemum was just a small yellow flower. After generations of cultivation, the number of varieties grew rapidly. In the Chrysanthemum Book of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), 35 varieties were noted but by the time of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), the number had risen to 136. In Li Shizhen's famous book, "Ben Cao Gang Mu", finished in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), more than 900 varieties of chrysanthemum were listed. Today more than 3,000 varieties are blooming in China.
Decoct the ingredients for drinking. Yellow chrysanthemum (Hangzhou chrysanthemum) is mostly used to dispel pathogenic wind-heat, while white chrysanthemum (Chuxian chrysanthemum) is largely used to calm the liver and improve eyesight.
Nutritional Value:Chrysanthemum contains a volatile oil with such ingredients as borneol, camphor,chrysanthemum amino acids,also contains chrysanthemin, adenine, stachydrine, micro-vitamin A, vitamin B1, amino acids and acaclin,etc.
Dosage:5-12 grams or 10-15 grams.Chrysanthemum may be drunk as an infusion, 200 ml (8 fl oz), taken three times a day. The Chinese dosage is 4.5 - 15 g (1/4 - 3/4 oz).
Safety and Toxicity:
Acute toxicity.Chrysanthemin.LD50-lethal dose,50 percent kill.Intraperitoneal.Rodent-rat.2 gm/kg.Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value. Safety:Those who are weak or have diarrhea should not use chrysanthemum flower.
FunkOdyssey said:Here's what I've come up with, I've taken all of these things individually before but never in combination or for any sustained length of time.
EGCG 400mg tid
Quercetin 500mg tid
Resveratrol 300mg tid
Curcumin (BCM-95) 400mg tid
OLE (whatever I can tolerate, up to 1000mg of 20% oleuropein 5x daily)
There's some interesting synergy between those polyphenols as far as increasing the bioavailability of each other. I started all of those except the OLE which I'm scared of and am going to wait until the weekend for. I'm also going to incorporate Lauric acid, either as macaroons, coconut oil, or a combination of the two.
Other things I'm taking that aren't directly anti-viral but support immune health:
Whey Protein (large amounts)
Vitamin C Time-Release 1000mg tid
Vitamin E mixed tocopherols/tocotrienols
Vitamin D 4000iu
Moderate DHA / Low EPA Fish Oil 250mg/100mg bid
CoQ10 100mg bid
Alpha Carotene / Beta Carotene 4mg/6mg bid
Leutein / Zeaxanthin 20mg/1mg qd
Lycopene 15mg qd
Astaxanthin 6mg bid
Zinc 30mg qd
Magnesium malate 140mg tid
Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500mg tid
Escitalopram 5mg (natural killer cell activity)
Mirtazapine 30mg (slow wave sleep enhancement)
We'll see what happens.