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Red ginseng effective against HIV virus: study
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dairyairy



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject: Red ginseng effective against HIV virus: study Reply with quote

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2012/12/116_126771.html

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A Korean research team said Wednesday it found that a stable dose of red ginseng given to people infected with HIV prevented it from developing into AIDS.

The team, led by Prof. Cho Young-keol of the College of Medicine at the University of Ulsan, conducted the research on three HIV carriers who contracted the disease in 1987, 1988 and 1992, respectively.

They took 6,000 milligrams of red ginseng almost every day without taking HIV vaccines and medicines. Cho said the patients’ heath improved and they did not go on to develop AIDS.

The research was published in the latest edition of the AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, a U.S. journal focusing on HIV treatment.

The results indicate that Korean red ginseng could provide an alternative and effective way of treating HIV patients. According to Cho, an HIV patient in Australia has survived a record 29 years without taking HIV vaccines.

“One of the Korean HIV carriers has survived 25 years now. The carrier could survive longer than the Australian because his immune system has improved since taking red ginseng.”

A number of studies have shown the long-term intake of Korean red ginseng can boost the human immune system and increase stamina. Researchers have also found that it can be effective in treating cancer, diabetes as well as sexual dysfunction.

Korean red ginseng is also being studied for possible efficacy in preventing memory loss, reducing symptoms of attention deficit disorder in children, preventing colds and flu. Red ginseng is now a common ingredient in energy drinks.

The research team said there should be further studies to see whether the containment of HIV virus was affected by the intake of red ginseng alone or in combination with other factors.


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Steelrails



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, Korea has just gone over into Jacob Zuma territory....
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nautilus



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Re: Red ginseng effective against HIV virus: study Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
The results indicate that Korean red ginseng could provide an alternative and effective way of treating HIV patients



Does it also work if you eat japanese ginseng?
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But doesn't kimchi cure HIV/AIDS?

This belongs in the same category.

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12ax7



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"without taking HIV vaccines"?!?!?!

Shocked

They have a vaccine!


It's from the Korean Times, so take it with a grain of salt.
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crescent



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also been told it will restore the hair growth on my growing bald spot.
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geldedgoat



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three patients. Yeah, that sounds like a sufficient sample size.
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Mix1



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile, "Gangnam Style" is suspected to cause cancer after repeated listenings.
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GoldMember



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just hanging out for the Korean study that says Soju cures cancer, HIV, Parkinsons etc. To be followed by the Choco Pie medical study.
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Rutherford



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6000 mg of red ginseng daily probably costs more than antiretroviral drugs.
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No_hite_pls



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mix1 wrote:
Meanwhile, "Gangnam Style" is suspected to cause cancer after repeated listenings.


LMAO
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No_hite_pls



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GoldMember wrote:
I'm just hanging out for the Korean study that says Soju cures cancer, HIV, Parkinsons etc. To be followed by the Choco Pie medical study.


I saw a special on Ariang years ago about how healthy Choco Pie's are.
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newb



Joined: 27 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ttompatz wrote:
But doesn't kimchi cure HIV/AIDS?

This belongs in the same category.

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Yeah. Kimchi also cures cancer as well.

Just to prove it, #1 cause of death in Korea is cancer. Razz
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tatertot



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sample size of three, huh? That's some good researchin' Laughing
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young_clinton



Joined: 09 Sep 2009

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is dangerous rubbish. Anti HIV drugs have to either wipe the virus out (which is hopefully what future vaccines will do) or prevent its reproduction inside the cell (like anti-retro drugs). Don't go to far in this natural treatment stuff. HIV on average will kill a person in 8 to 10 years left untreated and the more a person waits from the start of the infection to get real treatment the fewer "helper t-cells" the person has.

Stuff like HIV needs to be treated by real Doctors. Take red ginseng on the side if you want to. But don't replace real treatment with this stuff.
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