NATURAL TREATMENT FOR AIDS <br /> Presented by<br /> Vedasree Reddy.Police<br /> 10T21SO112<br /> Under <br /> the Guidance of <br /> Mrs.SharadhaSrikanth<br /> M.Pharm<br />
Contents:<br />Types<br />What does AIDS means<br />Definition of Immunodeficiency Disorders<br />Etiological Agent<br />Structure of HIV<br />Steps of progression<br />Diagnosis<br />List of Natural Drugs<br />Immune Boosters<br />New Discoveries and updates<br />
ImmunoDeficiencyDisorder:<br />Failure or deficiency of immune system which manifests by occurrence of repeated infections in individuals with immune deficiency diseases.<br />
Types:<br /><ul><li>Primary _ Genetic or Developmental abnormalities of immune system</li></ul>Ex:Reticular dysgenesis<br /><ul><li>Secondary – Acquired Supression of Immunesystem.</li></ul> Ex:AIDS,Infections.<br />
AIDS MEANs:<br /><ul><li>Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome
An epidemic,transmissible retroviral disease caused by infection with HIV which leads to profound depression of cell mediated immunity.</li></li></ul><li>ETIOLOGICAL AGENT:<br /><ul><li>HIV- Human Immuno Deficiency Virus.
Mechanism:<br />Proteins-<br /><ul><li> MRK29, may inhibit the activity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase, an enzyme involved in the replication of the HIV virus.
MAP30, which may have anti-HIV effects and that may also improve the efficacy of other anti-viral drugs. </li></li></ul><li>Considerations:<br /><ul><li>Short-term use of bitter melon is likely safe, but using it for more than three months may be unsafe.
Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency people.</li></li></ul><li>Licorice:Licorice root is the root of plant Glycyrrhizaglabra of family Leguminosae.<br />
Mechanism :<br /><ul><li>Glycyrrhizin inhibits HIV replication by </li></ul> 1.Inhibiting a cellular enzyme(Casein Kinase )<br /> 2.Inhibiting viral adsorption, i.e,binding to the host cell to be infected .<br />
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take licorice.
Use of any licorice product is not recommended for longer than 4 - 6 weeks.</li></ul> <br />
ECHINACEA: flowering plant of genus purpurea of family astraceae.<br />
Mechanism:<br /><ul><li>Fat soluble Alkylamides of the flower provide Immunomodulatory effects which act by binding to cannabinoid receptors and thus inhibits tumour necrosis factor-α</li></li></ul><li>Considerations:<br /><ul><li>One dose treatment is not effective.
Allergic reactions like asthma attack and leucopenia are seen.
Green tea</li></li></ul><li>New discoveries and updates<br />
Conclusion:<br /><ul><li>The remedy for all is –</li></ul> “PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE”<br />This holds good particularly in case of AIDS as it is a preventable disease.<br />Leading a healthy and educative lifestyle can do better with respective AIDS. <br />Natural remedy need not be necessarily be a cure but can be an alternative or more preferably a preventive in the case of AIDS.<br />