15 November 2011

Herbal and Natural Treatment for Hiv Aids Disease

An HIV positive person has to undergo extreme physical trauma, during the later stages of the infection. HIV does not strike immediately, but lies dormant in your body for a considerably long time. During this period, it continuously weakens your immune system. Once your immune system is weak, it strikes in the form of AIDS, giving the victim absolutely no chances of survival.
A very unfortunate aspect     of this deadly disease, is that, we still do not have any cure for HIV/AIDS, although, a number of antiretroviral drugs have been developed in recent times. These drugs can delay the arrival of AIDS, by a fairly long margin. Along with these retroviral drugs, studies have also suggested the presence of many natural components, which can be very effective in the treatment of HIV.

The following are some of the most common herbal and natural treatments which are used by HIV infected people:

1. Licorice
Licorice has good quantities of glycyrrhizin acid. According to recent studies, it was found that, glycyrrhizin acid or GA as it is more popularly known as, can be quite effective in destructing cells which are latently infected with Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpes virus.

Now Kaposi sarcoma–associated herpes virus, or KHSV, is a virus, which is characteristic feature in cases of HIV/AIDS; and it supposedly helps the Human Immunodeficiency Virus to survive in latent stage. Therefore, it is suggested by many people that, licorice may ultimately emerge as a great tool for finding a cure for HIV. However, licorice needs to be taken in proper dose. A high intake of licorice may cause serious repercussions.

2. Garlic
Garlic is another major natural component, which is often used in case of natural treatment of HIV. Garlic has long been used for medicinal purposes in many cultures all across the world. However, in recent times, it has become quite popular as a natural HIV treatment in recent times. Garlic consists of good quantities of allicin, which is supposed to have strong antibacterial, antifungal, anti-clotting, and lipid-lowering effects.

3. Hypoxis (African potato)
Hypoxis or African potato, as it is most commonly known as, has been used for medicinal purpose for fairly long time in the treatment of internal tumors, urinary infection, along with nervous disorders, as well as many forms of cancer. Unconfirmed reports suggest it to be quite helpful in enhancing the immune system.

Although, many of these herbal therapies may be quite effective in improving your immune system; any herbal cure can not get you rid of HIV/AIDS. Any person claiming a 100% cure is actually fraud. Apart from this, many of these herbal cures may not go along with antiretroviral treatment. Therefore, before you go for any of these herbal supplements, you need to consult your physician.

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