NATURAL TREATMENT FOR AIDS Presented by Vedasree Reddy.Police 10T21SO112 Under the Guidance of Mrs.SharadhaSrikanth M.Pharm
Contents: Types What does AIDS means Definition of Immunodeficiency Disorders Etiological Agent Structure of HIV Steps of progression Diagnosis List of Natural Drugs Immune Boosters New Discoveries and updates
ImmunoDeficiencyDisorder: Failure or deficiency of immune system which manifests by occurrence of repeated infections in individuals with immune deficiency diseases.
Primary _ Genetic or Developmental abnormalities of immune system
Secondary – Acquired Supression of Immunesystem.
Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
An epidemic,transmissible retroviral disease caused by infection with HIV which leads to profound depression of cell mediated immunity.
HIV- Human Immuno Deficiency Virus.
A RNA retrovirus.
STRUCTURE OF HIV
STEPS OF PROGRESSION:
1.For establising HIV infection:
a.Antibody Test – ELISA Western blot b.Direct Detection of HIV
Licorice:Licorice root is the root of plant Glycyrrhizaglabra of family Leguminosae.
Glycyrrhizin inhibits HIV replication by
1.Inhibiting a cellular enzyme(Casein Kinase ) 2.Inhibiting viral adsorption, i.e,binding to the host cell to be infected .
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take licorice.
Use of any licorice product is not recommended for longer than 4 - 6 weeks.
ECHINACEA: flowering plant of genus purpurea of family astraceae.
Fat soluble Alkylamides of the flower provide Immunomodulatory effects which act by binding to cannabinoid receptors and thus inhibits tumour necrosis factor-α
One dose treatment is not effective.
Allergic reactions like asthma attack and leucopenia are seen.
Use along with hepatotoxic drugs is avoided.
Avoided in patients with autoimmune disorders
CAT’S CLAW: Climbing stems of Uncaria tomentosa of family Rubiaceae.
Quinovic acid has a property of
Pronounced enhancement effect on PHAGOCYTOSIS.
Increased production of T-lymphocytes.
Because of abortive effects, it is avoided in pregnant women.
Dizziness and Vomiting are seen.
Olive leaf extract
New discoveries and updates
The remedy for all is –
“PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE” This holds good particularly in case of AIDS as it is a preventable disease. Leading a healthy and educative lifestyle can do better with respective AIDS. Natural remedy need not be necessarily be a cure but can be an alternative or more preferably a preventive in the case of AIDS.