Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Isatis
Part of A Practical Guide to Herbal Therapies for People Living With HIV
Several clinical studies done in China suggest that isatis is an effective treatment for viral infections. It has been successfully used to treat both hepatitis B and herpes. Based on these studies, many Chinese practitioners add isatis to the formulas they use to treat HIV.
There appears to be little available English information on its side effects, but it has a reputation for being a potent herb that should be used only for short periods. And this reputation suggests that, ideally, it be used under the supervision of a practitioner experienced in traditional Chinese medicine.
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