27 February 2012

How Liquorices Can Cure HIV/AIDS Symptoms ?

In recent years there have been many claims of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS. All these claims are nothing but cruel jokes played on those suffering from the disease.

As it is, a person suffering from HIV not only has to undergo extreme physical trauma, but will also have to bear with immense mental trauma. It is a commonly known fact that, 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.

Although, a number of antiretroviral drugs have been developed in recent times, which can delay the arrival of AIDS, we still do not have any cure for HIV/AIDS. 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. One such component is Liquorices or licorice, as it is most commonly known as.

As in case of retroviral drugs, so is it in this case; licorice can not cure HIV/AIDS, but studies have suggested, that it can be quite effective in delaying the growth of HIV into full fledged AIDS. Due to this reason, a number of tests have been conducted on licorice, to see to it, whether, it can be effective in finding a cure for HIV.

Although licorice has been used for medicinal purposes for a fairly long time, especially in the Mediterranean countries, recent studies have revealed some startling facts about it.

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.

Till that happens, you can still use licorice in limited quantities to delay the arrival of AIDs. In fact many scientists have even suggested that, Licorice has the capability to help in fighting the virus, if taken orally or even if injected in the blood stream. You can take 2 gm of licorice root tablets initially.

Although licorice may have many medicinal properties, it should be taken in limited quantities. This is because; excess intake of licorice may cause high blood pressure. It is therefore advisable to consult with your physician before you go for licorice.

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