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To: blam
I've continued to search on the Web for alternative medicines affective against the cytokine storm thought to be caused by H5N1 bird flu. The site that best represents what I could find, with a good list of herbs to use and to avoid, is

It, and several other sites, also recommend:

45 posted on 11/12/2005 2:45:33 AM PST by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: ThePythonicCow

Thanks, I've bookmarked the site.

49 posted on 11/12/2005 6:12:06 AM PST by blam
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> P2N95 masks

These masks seem to be designed to prevent disease
spread in both directions - to and from wearer.

Since the main interest with H5N1 is in [not] getting it,
and not giving it, I presume that a conventional industrial
respirator would suffice, if outfitted with suitable

What sort of cartridges?

50 posted on 11/12/2005 7:35:32 AM PST by Boundless
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To: ThePythonicCow; blam; little jeremiah; Judith Anne
Excellent, excellent article.

It made real sense. I liked in particular the ProMed references, although I was not able to locate the specific citations by number.

The most important point was that the operational mode of the H5N1 is different from other flu viruses. As a direct consequence, treatments for some types of flu actually make Avian worse

Specifically, elderberry or Sambucol makes it worse, because it strengthens the "cytokine storm" immune response, which is the very mechanism for Avian pathology. Therefore, we might want to modify blam's list:

Star Anise......... perhaps, but may require procesing
Ginseng............ OK
Sauerkraut/kinchi.. actually makes it worse!!!
Licorice........... OK
Grape juice........ use Resveratrol instead
Cinnamon........... OK
Elder berries......(Sambucol) actually makes it worse

Now we need to add:
Vitamin C
Green Tea, probably need the extract
St. Johns Wort
Cat's Claw, as a last resort
Curcumin / Turmeric

60 posted on 11/12/2005 2:16:53 PM PST by 2ndreconmarine
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