HIV and natural remedies

Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV has already infected many people with AIDS. The virus cannot be cured, but natural remedies can be used to ensure that the immune system continues to function optimally for as long as possible, thus delaying the outbreak of AIDS. Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and causes the collapse of the immune system. It is strange that some promiscuous people are not infected while others need little to contract HIV. The contagiousness is therefore very variable. The virus flares up periodically and HIV itself is not very contagious. The spread of sexually transmitted diseases depends on how often a person changes sex partners. The more sex with the more partners in a short time, the greater the chance of an infection. A decrease in partner changes is a powerful way to inhibit HIV.

Risk of infection in rich countries


Man with infected woman

1 in 2500

Woman with infected man

1 in 1250

Receiving partner anal sex by infected man

1 in 60

Disease progression

TNT-alpha (tumor necrosis factor) is a cytokine that ensures that killing elements can be injected into infected cells. TNT alpha attracts immune cells to microbial infections and tissue damage to protect the body. With an overactivated immune system, this cytokine can have undesirable effects, such as the development of autoimmune diseases. In HIV, among other things, TNT alpha is present in abundance.

AIDS is caused by too few circulating T helper cells (TH). HIV reproduces in the cells of the immune system. It is a retrovirus* that takes the T helper cells hostage. They prevent the helper cells from attacking virus-infected cells and producing antibodies. HIV can mutate into a different form from month to month. After the first infection, it can take twelve months before someone tests positive. After ten years, the level of T cells is so low that various infections arise. Then there is AIDS. Ultimately, the person dies from those secondary infections.

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an adrenal steroid that decreases in HIV. Cortisol will rise, causing an imbalance between TH1 and TH2 (cf. autoimmunity).


There is no curative treatment for HIV, but you can ensure that the immune system continues to function properly for as long as possible by:

  • the lifestyle and diet (cf. nutritional hourglass): There are twenty minerals, thirteen vitamins, eleven amino acids and two fatty acids that are among the essential nutrients. If these are missing from the diet, the immune system can falter.
  • psychological well-being
  • natural therapies:
    • Phytosterols and sterolins increase DHEA in the adrenal glands and reduce TNT-alpha and interleukin 6 (an antibody-producing cytokine) to normal workable levels.
    • The secondary infections in AIDS can be treated by administering sixty to one hundred and fifty grams of sodium ascorbate (vitamin C) intravenously.
    • Vitamin B6 (together in a complex) ensures good T cell activation and antibodies.
    • Selenium prevents the replication and mutation of, among other things, the AIDS virus (HIV). Someone with HIV and a selenium deficiency is twenty times more likely to die than those who have sufficient selenium in their blood. According to the Food Hourglass, the daily requirement in addition to dietary intake is one hundred micrograms. Lorna R. Vanderhaeghe suggests a daily intake of one hundred to two hundred micrograms (e.g. by eating two Brazil nuts per day).

More explanation about phytosterols

The book on the immune system strongly promotes phytosterols and sterolins from Moducare as an aid in AIDS. Sterols are plant fats that are found in almost all plants such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. The richest source is raw nuts, seeds and oils. By cooking, preparing or freezing them, the sterols disappear. Other food sources rich in this important substance are peas, white pumpkin, figs, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, olive oil, peanuts, cloves, oregano, shrimp and herbs such as saw palmetto, gingko, devil’s claw, ginseng and echinacea. In nature, sterols are always accompanied by their glucoside, sterolin. Together they have a synergistic effect on the immune system. To stimulate immunity, you can only get five percent of the necessary sterols from food. The other ninety-five percent comes from a good nutritional supplement that should always contain sterolin in addition to phytosterols.

Support with herbs

In the large handbook of medicinal plants, Dr. Geert Verhelst states that the following herbs can support immunity in an HIV infection, improve the T helper/suppressor ratio and/or have an antiviral effect. More scientific research should be conducted into these herbs and their positive effect on HIV.

  • Allium sativum (fermented garlic): improve immunity.
  • Astragalus membranaceus (membranous pod): scientifically proven that it improves the quality of the immune system and increases resistance. It is a good adjuvant in HIV seropositivity and AIDS.
  • Chlorella pyrenoidosa: immune stimulant and immune modulator.
  • Curcuma xanthorrhiza: improve the T-helper/suppressor ratio.
  • Echinacea purpurea: prevention of opportunistic infections in AIDS or weakened immunity.
  • Ganoderma lucidum (reishi or lac fungus): HIV infection, adjunct to AIDS.
  • Grifola frondosa (maitake or oak tenderloin (edible mushroom)): helps prevent the destruction of T helper cells in HIV, maintain the number of CD-4 cells or T4 cells (a white blood cell that plays a central role in the immune system) and limit infections.
  • Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s wort): immunostimulating and antiviral. It increases the defense against retroviruses, such as HIV, through hypericin, pseudohypericin and xanthrones that stimulate the T cells. This makes it an adjunct to HIV seropositivity and preventive against opportunistic infections in AIDS. Keep an eye on! St. John’s wort will adversely affect the effect of many medications and herbs, so you should not combine it.
  • Lentinula edodes (shiitake – mushroom that grows on trees): stimulates T-helper cells.
  • Morinda citrifolia (Indian mulberry): adjuvant for HIV and AIDS infections.
  • Spirulina platensis (immunostimulant) (contains a lot of selenium): stimulates the body’s self-healing capacity.
  • Trametes versicolor (coriolus versicolor): enhance CD-4, making it an aid in AIDS.
  • Uncaria tomentosa (cat’s claw): strong immune stimulant, antiviral, allowing a seropositive person to remain symptom-free for longer. Someone with AIDS will have more T helper cells, which will cause fewer symptoms and reduce opportunistic infections.

In a recent article (September 2013), scientists from the Vector Institute of Russia claim that the Siberian fungus Inonotus obliquus could be the solution against HIV and AIDS. The birch mushroom contains a high concentration of betulinic acid, which is strongly antiviral and anti-tumor. However, the future will show whether this fungus is indeed a miracle cure.

* Retroviruses are viruses that store their hereditary material in the form of RNA. When a host cell is infected, the genetic code contained in the viral RNA is copied into DNA. (Wikipedia)