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Author Topic: Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)  (Read 1940 times)

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Offline shadoos

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Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:11:56 AM »
I am currently seeing a Homeopathic DR.  Recently he gave me this medication.  I have never heard of it.  I tried to research it but I don't quiet understand what it says.

 "Korean medicinal plants inhibiting to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) fusion.
 
[My paper] Young-Su Chang, Eun-Rhan Woo
College of Pharmacy, Chosun University, Kwangju 501-759, Republic of Korea.
In order to find novel anti-HIV agents from natural products, 80 MeOH extracts of Korean plants were applied to a syncytia formation inhibition assay, which is based on the interaction between the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120/41 and the cellular membrane protein CD4 of T lymphocytes. The most potent HIV-1 fusion inhibition was shown by the stem bark of Ailanthus altissima with 74.9 +/- 4.4% at a concentration of 100 microg/mL.
Mesh-terms: Ailanthus; HIV Infections :: drug therapy; HIV-1 :: drug effects; Anti-HIV Agents :: administration & dosage; Anti-HIV Agents :: pharmacology; Anti-HIV Agents :: therapeutic use; Female; Hela Cells :: drug effects; Human; Korea; Medicine, Traditional; Membrane Fusion :: drug effects; Phytotherapy; Plant Bark; Plant Extracts :: administration & dosage; Plant Extracts :: pharmacology; Plant Extracts :: therapeutic use; Plants, Medicinal; Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; "


If anyone has heard of it or knows anything about it can you please let me know.  Thank You
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 05:15:35 AM »
Homeopathy?

Heh. You're being had.

If the preparation you're talking about was dispensed by a homeopath then it will almost certainly contain no active ingredient whatsoever, thus your question is moot.

MtD

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Re: Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 07:25:57 AM »
Shadoos,

He gave it to you, or sold it to you? I suspect he sold it to you, for a hefty sum.

This plant has not been proven to do anything at all about hiv, so unless you don't mind being used as a guinea pig, you're wasting your money.

I hope you're also seeing an hiv specialist, in addition to the quack homeopath. I also hope you've told the hiv doc what the homeopath has been having you take. Just because something is "herbal" doesn't mean it's safe or without side effects.

Ann
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