Hi all. I wanted to provide an update. Iím embarking on a trial-and-error approach, using both topical and internal products.
I just wanted to say, in regards to herbal and/or other substances, I try to remain critical and employ ideas that might have some, at least in a quasi-scientific way, form of validity. Traditional medicine is important and has saved many lives and improved the quality of life for manyóhowever, this may not be the only effective approach. Sometimes, using plant materials is frowned upon and treated as nothing more than some sort of slightly elevated magic. While that may be the case sometimes, it is important to note that plants contain chemical compounds, just like traditional medicine (in fact, many commercial products have been synthesized after examining natural sources), and have the potential to affect human physiology in the powerful and unique ways. In summary, in the world of chemistry, compounds canít innately be identified as naturally occurring or synthetically derived, without previous knowledge; using herbal products is not always quackery, and might hold the key to our problems. I donít know if anything will work, but, at this point, Iím willing to try.
Ok, so, working off of the assumption that clofazimine and/or topical immunomodualtors might have cured and/or had an effect, as least for some people, Iíve been compiling a list of herbal products that might work in similar ways and involve some of the same physiological mechanisms. Iím also trying to reasonably reduced the number of variables (using one substance at a time) so as to be slightly more scientific.
I mentioned trying to use sarsaparilla earlier, which I will do eventually (unless something else works), but for now Iím using dill (which reportedly might have some antimycobacterial affects). So far, after about 3 days, it doesnít seem to be having too much of an effect.