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Traditional Chinese Medicine and AIDS
      #8030 - 08/06/00 06:47 PM

Andrographis Paniculata has been used for hundreds of years in China and India to fight off colds, flu and respiratory infections. There is some tantalizing evidence that suggests it may also help fight the AIDS virus. A study was done in 1988 which demonstrated that it almost completely stopped the AIDS virus in laboratory cells.


Of course, just because it works in laboratory cell cultures does not necessarily mean it will work in humans. The only way to determine this would be to carry out clinical trials, and this has not been done as far as I know.

You can find out more information on Andrographis here.

Please note that pregnant women should not take Andrographis.

I have two suggestions if anyone wants to try Andrographis as a dietary supplement.

1) Consult with your physician before doing so and discuss what interactions it may have with other medicines you may be taking.

2) Post your results here. Let others know if you think it has been helpful, harmful, or has had no effect. Anecdotal information is not as good as clinical data, but it may still be of use to others.







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Re: Traditional Chinese Medicine and AIDS new
      #11497 - 10/27/00 08:40 PM

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Re: Traditional Chinese Medicine and AIDS new
      #133117 - 01/20/05 09:33 AM

Hi there
I am living in Africa , has been poz for 8 years and tried to use ARV for only 7 monthsin 2001, after that I quit as a result of side effects. i had ever since embarked upon natural remey treatment. I had in particular been studying chinese herbs. Can someone gives any deatils as to how could i obtain the chinese medicine you are talking about.

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