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How to Use This Guide

Part of A Practical Guide to Herbal Therapies for People Living With HIV

2004

How to Use This Guide
The herbal therapies in this guide are listed according to the names most commonly used in the HIV community. Herbal products often have several names: the plant's scientific Latin name; the plant's common English names; a common name used in its country of origin; and names referring to the specific biochemicals that are active in a plant. If you can't find the herb you're looking for in the table of contents, you may find it in the chart that lists different names for the herbs covered in this guide. For ideas on which herbs may be useful for specific problems, see the section entitled How People Living With HIV Use Herbal Therapies.

This Practical Guide is part of a series and is meant to be used in conjunction with the other guides. The other titles are:


Finding Herbs for Specific Health Problems

In order to make this guide more useful for the reader, we have also listed its contents according to the main medicinal properties associated with each of the substances or combinations described.

Anti-cancer agents
Greater Celandine

Antioxidants
Ginger
Spirulina
Turmeric

Detoxifying substances
Licorice
LIV-52
Milk Thistle
Sho-saiko-to

Gastro-intestinal problems (nausea, diarrhea, gas, etc.)
Aloe
Baizhu
Chyavanprash
Ginger
Goldenseal
Marijuana
Peppermint
Psyllium
Triphala

Immune stimulants
Ashwagandha
Astragalus
Cat's Claw
Echinacea
Formula A
Ginseng
Licorice
Mushrooms
Sterinols

Infections (fungi, parasites, bacteria, viruses)
Andrographis
Astragalus
Composition A
Elder
Garlic
Goldenseal
Grapefruit Seed
Hyssop
Isatis
Licorice
Lamotium
Monolaurin
Neem
Olive Leaf
Sanguinaria
SPV 30
Tea Tree Oil
Trichosanthin

Lipid-lowering agents
Garlic
Guggul
Psyllium

Skin problems
Aloe
Lemon Balm
Neem
Propolis

Stress, fatigue, psychological problems
Ashwagandha
Gingko Biloba
Ginseng
Lemon Balm
Shatvari
St. John's Wort

Weight gain/appetite stimulants
Ashwagandha
Chyavanprash
Marijuana
Triphala





  
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