Low Cost Effective Herbs to Treat Aids and Hiv
There are many herbal remedies which can be used to treat HIV and AIDS. Two affordable herbs which can be purchased easily in capsule form are Cordyceps and Astragulus.
Cordeceps is a fungus that grows on caterpillar larvae, Hepialus armoricanus Oberthuer.Â It is an ancientÂ Chinese medical tonic that is commonly used to tonify the body and support the kidneys. It hasÂ been used for a wide range of conditions including increasing immune function, buidling the blood,Â treating fatigue and sexual dysfunction. The allopathic mechanisms of Cordyceps includeÂ increasing the number of T helper cells, prolonging the survival of lymphocytes, enhancing TNF-alpha and interleukin 1 production,Â and increasing the activity of natural killer cells. It functionsÂ an adaptogen or immune stimulant.Â
The chemical componenets of cordeceps include amino acids, sterols, saccharides, nucleosides, fatty acids, and polyamines. Cordeceps should not be consumed by those with myelogenous cancer.
Astragulus or Huang Qi is an ancient Chinese herb which has been used to tonify the body, tonify the blood, increase energy levels,Â and support the lung, spleen and kidney functions. It functions as an anti-viral, antibacterial, and diuretic. It can reduce glucose levels. Astragulus enhances respiratory function and helps prevent lung infections. It is an immune enhancer and adaptogen which can be used on a long term basis without serious side effects for most people.Â¹
It is great for rebuilding the immune system of cancer patients after the conclusion of radiation or chemotherapy. It is also wonderful to take in advance of flue and cold season to prevent their onset. Its chemical components include flavanoids, amino acids, and polyphenols.
These products may be purchased at Vitamin Shoppe, Central Market, and Whole Foods grocery stores or most local vitamin stores.