The article "A cure foe herpes in the Nilgiri Hills" can be read in MORE detail on the "pubmed" website.This article states that the following herbs ie Hypericum Mysorense & Hypericum Hookerianum suppressed HSV1 infection 100% but compounds are present at quantities insufficient to inactivate all infectious particles.If these herbs are very effective at suppressing hsv couldn't we buy these plants and make a product ourselves? Lets face it the drug industry has not achieved much in the fight against hsv so perhaps we should take action ourselves. What do YOU think?
I totally support getting our hands on some once we get some guidance, especially as if the results are for real, the pharmaceutical companies are surely already drooling in anticipation of making billions.
If anyone gets specifics, could you please post info on how to get our hands on this stuff and all details possible. I realize that statement is vague, but my knowledge of it is pretty vague even after reading as much as a I could about it. Thanks a lot.
Hi. I have been writing established institutions of Indian Medicine about this, and got this response.
It seems that the action in a petri dish isn't enough data for many of them to start flipping out just yet..
"These two species are very closely related to a western herb called St. John's Wort, which also has antiviral activity.
We do not think these new in vitro studies in Tamil nadu are that encouraging but are following their progress.
Thank you for your interest in The National Institute Of Ayurvedic Medicine.
If I can be of further assistance in any way just let me know.
With warm regards,
Understood although I have to admit I certainly have never tried it.
The main reason I posted was the "in vitro" part. I have seen some other feedback relating to that article essentially saying: "Until we see what actually happens inside the human body for real, these herbs cannot be proven to be effective one way or the other"
You are right to be concerned about in-vitro data. Cells in a dish on the benchtop are a very far cry from what happens in the body. Many miracle cures and such often use cell culture data to bolster their claims...never never do they repeat the experiment in a intact human body...or animal for that matter. You could probably put garden topsoil in a dish with cells and it would kill virus...be very very skeptical of cell culture claims!!
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