Benefits of Haritaki for HIV

 

Haritaki benefits HIV reduction research
Haritaki benefits HIV reduction research

The benefits of Haritaki (T.Chebula) in reducing HIV symptoms has been researched and found to have potential.

The results indicate that in studies 70% of the activity was reduced using Haritaki in combination with other herbs.

Researchers reported: “T.Chebula and other plants from the Ayurveda pharmacy containing tannin show significant activity against the procreation of HIV-1. Further research to isolate the principles is ongoing” From the research of 75 traditional plant substances in the activity against HIV protease, by Hong-Xi Xu among others by the chemistry department of the National university of Singapore 19996.

 

source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1099-1573(199605)10:3%3C207::AID-PTR812%3E3.0.CO;2-U/abstract

Screening of Traditional Medicines for their Inhibitory Activity Against HIV-1 Protease

Abstract

Aqueous extracts of 75 different traditional medicines, currently used for the treatment of various human diseases in China, Japan and Indonesia, were screened for possible inhibitory activity against HIV-1 protease using fluorogenic assay. Forty extracts exhibited inhibitory activity at a concentration of 250 μg/mL, and 18 of them inhibited HIV-1 protease activity by more than 70%. Among the extracts examined,Belamcanda chinensis, Magnolia fargesii, Paeonia suffruticosa, Phellodendron amurense and Terminalia chebula were also effective at a concentration of 25 μg/mL in the fluorogenic assay.

 

We know very well that HIV is the short form of the virus that leads humans to be immunodeficient. If it is not diagnosed and treated then it will lead to the development of AIDS. This can then lead to an increased likelyhood of infections, and disease. The likelihood of disease such as cancer is increased significantly when HIV is present in the body. Obviously a remedy such as Haritaki would be very important for the treatment of HIV.

The best source for further information about Aids is here: https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/what-is-hiv-aids/. Below is a quote from that web site:

 

No effective cure for HIV currently exists, but with proper treatment and medical care, HIV can be controlled. The medicine used to treat HIV is called antiretroviral therapy or ART. If taken the right way, every day, this medicine can dramatically prolong the lives of many people with HIV, keep them healthy, and greatly lower their chance of transmitting the virus to others.  Today, a person who is diagnosed with HIV, treated before the disease is far advanced, and stays on treatment can live a nearly as long as someone who does not have HIV.

The only way to know for sure if you have HIV is to get tested. Testing is relatively simple. You can ask your health care provider for an HIV test. Many medical clinics, substance abuse programs, community health centers, and hospitals offer them too. You can also buy a home testing kit at a pharmacy or online.

To find an HIV testing location near you, use the HIV Testing & Care Services Locator.

 

 

This video here is a great introduction to the topic of AIDS. it does not address the use of Haritaki in treating HIV

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