Antiviral

Definition of Antiviral:

Any of a number of herbs, drugs or agents capable of destroying viruses or inhibiting their growth or multiplication until the body is capable of destroying the virus itself.  Most antiviral agents are members of the antimetabolite family.

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Aloe Vera

...as a treatment
“...Aloe contains the major carbohydrate fraction, acemannan, which also has antiviral properties...”

Amantadine

...as a treatment
“...Amantadine is an antiviral drug that was approved by the FDA in 1976 for the treatment of Influenzavirus A in adults...”
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Amantadine Hydrochloride

...related topic
“An antiviral agent used to prevent or treat influenza; also used to treat Parkinson's disease...”

Astragalus Root

...as a treatment
“...Since astragalus root can increase the effects of certain antiviral medicines, people who are taking such medications should consult a physician before using the herb...”

Bioflavonoid Need

...the condition
“...Bioflavonoids are often called "semi-essential" nutrients because they are an important part of our regular nutritional needs and support health as anti-inflammatory, antihistaminic and antiviral agents...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...Chanca Piedra, grown in the rainforest, has been used by Peruvian herbalist as a treatment for gallstones and kidney stones, urinary infections, hepatitis B, A, C, and antiviral applications for generations...”

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

...the condition
“...Antibiotics are used to treat infection; antiviral drugs and chemotherapy drugs can be used in the accelerated phase of the disease; surgery may be needed to drain abscesses...”

Chickenpox

...the condition
“...Certain antiviral medications can slightly shorten the duration of the infection...”

Coconut

...as a treatment
“...The antiviral effect seems to be against lipid-enveloped viruses and is due to the presence of lauric acid in coconut oil...”

Colostrum / Transfer Factor

...as a treatment
“...He found these antibodies, grew them in a cultured media and produced the first antiviral vaccine...”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...the condition
“...Researchers have tested many drugs, including amantidine, steroids, interferon, acyclovir, antiviral agents, and antibiotics...”

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: There is no specific treatment available; antiviral medications do not help...”

Elderberry / Sambucol

...as a treatment
“...Proven antiviral compounds are rare, especially natural ones...”

Encephalitis

...the condition
“...Antiviral Agents...”

Esophagitis

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: Treatment is directed at the cause and may include: antibiotics, antiviral, or antifungal medications for infections; medications to treat underlying conditions, such as GERD or diabetes; maintaining a healthy lifestyle; surgery to repair the esophagus...”

European Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...baicalensis root are active against a range of bacteria and that the herb is an effective antiviral agent to treat the flu...”

Hepatitis

...the condition
“...Coconut milk, not water, is antiviral and said to help in any hepatitis...”
...recommendation Licorice Root
“...Antiviral Res 1994;23: pp...”
...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“..."The antiviral results of protease inhibitor BILN 2061 in a proof-of-concept human trial clearly demonstrate the great potential of selective and anti-HCV agents," Daniel Lamarre, of the company research...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Antiviral Res 1999;43: pp...”
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Herpes Simplex Type I

...the condition
“...performed at universities, alternative and allopathic research centers, and pharmaceutical companies directed at learning more about the replicative cycle of these viruses in order to develop safe antiviral therapy is yielding new and important information...”
...recommendation BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
“...The only human antiviral test that has been conducted with BHT was for herpes, the outcome of which was successful...”

HIV/AIDS

...recommendation BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
“...Since the virus generally believed responsible for AIDS contains a lipid envelope, BHT warrants investigation as a potential antiviral agent against the AIDS virus...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...recommendation Neem
“...It is also an antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial herb...”

Lactoferrin

...as a treatment
“...It also appears to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory activities...”

Laryngitis

...recommendation Olive Leaf Extract
“Olive leaf extract is an excellent antibacterial and antiviral agent...”

Olive Leaf Extract

...as a treatment
“Olive leaf extract contains oleuropein, a bitter substance with antiviral, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties...”

Pau D'Arco / Taheebo

...as a treatment
“...Several of the quinones have proven to also have antiviral, antiparasitic, antineoplastic and anti-inflammatory activities...”

Phyllanthus

...as a treatment
“...While it remains unknown as to which of these ingredients has an antiviral effect, research shows this herb acts primarily on the liver...”

Pneumonia

...the condition
“...However, in some cases of chickenpox and herpes an antiviral drug may be used early in the course of the disease...”

Propolis

...as a treatment
“...Flavonoids are well-known plant compounds that have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties...”

Shiitake Mushrooms

...as a treatment
“...Since then, many studies have focused on shiitake's ability to rapidly lower serum cholesterol, as well as this mushroom's potent antitumor, antiviral, and antibiotic properties...”

Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

...recommendation L-Lysine
“...Most physicians who recommend lysine will combine this therapy with conventional antiviral medications such as acyclovir or valacyclovir...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Various viruses and bacteria can also cause infections; they're treated with the appropriate antiviral or antibiotic medicines...”

St John's Wort

...as a treatment
“...John's wort is also being investigated as an antiviral agent, as many preliminary studies have shown it to be quite active in this area...”

Vitamin A Requirement

...the condition
“...It is important to the immune function, and has been shown to have antiviral properties...”

Warts

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Vit C 4-10gms per day for an antiviral action...”

West Nile Virus

...the condition
“...Research trials are under way to determine whether ribavirin, an antiviral drug used to treat hepatitis C, may be helpful...”
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