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Hepatitis And Turmeric

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Turmeric and Atripa

Is it ok to take Turmeric supplements with Atripla?I've heard that turmeric boosts the Cytochrome P450 system.Could this reduce the half-life of the components in Atripla?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. The components of tumeric can vary from product to product. Data is limited. If any reader is aware of a published reference looking at tumeric and efavirenz or Atripla please post. I would generally not expect a clinically... Read more »


Dear Nelson, on behalf of my hiv meditation group I would like to ask you if we can use Hot 20... Read more »

Turmeric with Selzentry and Epzicom, is it a problem?

Hi Nelson, Currently HIV + and taking Selzentry 300mg twice a day along with one Epzicom once a day... Read more »
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Herbal Therapies Used by People Living With HIV: Turmeric

Turmeric ( Curcuma longa ) is an Indian plant related to ginger. Its roots contain a substance called curcumin, which is a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce swelling caused by arthritis or injury.... Read more »
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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... Read more »

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Appendix A: Alternative Names for Herbal Therapies

(The terms used in this guide appear in bold.) Scientific Name Commonly Used English Name Other Names and Substances Derived From These Herbs grapefruit seed Nutribiotic, Citracidal brand names Allium sativum garlic Aloe vera ... Read more »
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Posted by purdeyp, 3 Replies
Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum - have been diagnosed with HIV for almost 10 years and not on any treatment. Am keen to keep it for that way as long as possible, so am interested to hear from people who have found alternative therapies -... Read more »