01 December 2011

Ayurvedic Herbal 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.
Apart from these retroviral drugs, a number of other alternate medicinal techniques have shown considerable promise. Ayurveda is one such therapy. Studies have suggested that many natural components, used in Ayurveda can be very effective in the treatment of HIV.

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine, which originated in India, more than 6000 years ago. Ayurveda means the science or knowledge of life. Ayurveda makes use of a number of plants and herbs, along with minerals as well as many animal derivatives, such as milk and milk products, honey etc. for its medicinal purposes. These medicinal components are used individually as well as in combination and also with minerals, for treatment of a number of ailments, as well as for general health benefits. The following are some of the herbs, which are commonly used for the treatment of HIV/AIDS:

1. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Amalaki or amla, or Indian gooseberry, is perhaps the richest known source of Vitamin C, which plays a very vital role in enhancing the immune system of the body. It has traditionally been used for curing number of diseases, such as inflammation, cancer, age-related renal disease, and diabetes. Nowadays, it is also used for the treatment of HIV.

2. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha or Indian ginseng, or Winter cherry has been traditionally used in Ayurveda, as a herb, which works to increase health and longevity. It is also considered to be a nontoxic herb that is said to normalize physiological function. Today, it is one of the most important components in HIV treatment.

3. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)

Tulsi extract has traditionally been used in Ayurveda, as a remedy for a number of ailments like common colds, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poisoning, and malaria. Its usage in Treatment of HIV has shown promising results, resulting in a number of patent right applications.

Although Ayurveda is herbal and non cosmetic and has shown great results so far, it would be wrong to expect a miracle. In fact, unlike antiretroviral remedies, they would not show quick results. Apart from that, since they use a number of herbs, they may not also go along with your antiretroviral therapy. It is therefore; better, to go for proper consultation, before opting for Ayurvedic medicinal methods.

1 comment:

Dr. Shashikant Patwardhan said...

You can read more about Ayurvedic Management of HIV here - http://ayurveda-foryou.com/treat/aids.html