Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Atractylodes
Part of A Practical Guide to Herbal Therapies for People Living With HIV
HIV-positive people use Atractylodes to help increase body weight and muscle strength, reduce diarrhea and enhance immune function. Atractylodes may reduce platelet function so it may be dangerous to use if your platelets are low or if you're having problems with nose bleeds or heavy menstrual bleeding. Otherwise, it should be used as part of a traditional Chinese medicine formula and not as an single herb.
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