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    Thursday, January 18, 2007 NewKerala.com News on garlic Combating Tuberculosis NewKerala.com news Garlic can play a major role in combating tuberculosis:
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      Thursday, January 18, 2007

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      Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating tuberculosis: study
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      Aligarh, Dec 26: Researchers at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of
      Aligarh Muslim University have claimed that garlic can play "a major role"
      in combating tuberculosis, especially the drug resistant version of the
      disease.
      "Garlic acts as an effective herbal therapeutic. It is a strong anti-oxidant
      and anti-inflammatory agent having beneficial effects on the immune
      system," said
      Dr. Najmul Islam, the head of a research project on garlic.
      Islam said allicin from garlic is a valuable natural anti-oxidant that helps
      combat tuberculous. "It serves as a safe and economical alternative to
      antibiotics." The findings of the researchers have been published in the
      latest issue of the prestigious scientific journal of the Federation of
      European Biochemical Societies (FEBS).
      In the past few years, researchers of J N Medical College, Holland 's
      University of Utzech and South Korea 's Chungnam National University
      have been independently conducting a study on immune responses in
      human tuberculosis, a major health hazard across the world today.
      It was only in the late 20th century that western scientists accepted the
      benefits of garlic in controlling blood pressure in the human body.
      However, the research in India , Holland and South Korea has for the first
      time scientifically established garlic's curative role in preventing TB and
      treating the disease.
      The promise held by the "new garlic technology" has excited western
      scientists to the extent that they have been quoted as saying that it "may
      have an enormous impact upon health challenges faced by the world
      today, including antibiotic-resistant influenza epidemic, biological threat,
      weight control, chronic diseases and even have an impact on strategic
      military men in the field".

      Referring to the findings, Bill Sardi, president of Knowledge of Health
      Incorporated in the US , said "this achievement is long awaited and may
      rival the discoveries made by Pasteur and Flemming". Sardi, addressing
      an international conference in New Jercy recently, said "a fresh clove of
      garlic macerated in a hand press will yield about 5250 micogrammes of
      allicin. "But allicin is a transient molecule that cannot be released in garlic
      powder, only from fresh crushed cloves. Two components of garlic must
      mix together when garlic powder enters the stomach. An enzyme called
      allinase must mix with alliin in order to form allicin. But stomach acid
      quickly destroys allinase and little or no allicin is produced." Islam, who has
      been flooded with offers for collaborative work in recent weeks, told PTI a
      very significant aspect of the findings is that garlic capsules, which till now
      were being widely promoted by drug manufacturers, are not really effective
      for the simple reason that digestive acids and enzymes in the stomach
      prevent the formation of allicin.
      In sharp contrast, if a clove of garlic is simply chewed and kept under the
      tongue for a couple of minutes, the anti- oxidant role of allicin starts
      manifesting itself within minutes,
      he said. Islam said the significance of

      this natural oxidant is that it does not require any sophisticated storage

      and delivery systems. Thus, the possibility of losing its potency in any

      storage conditions and time in comparison to known medicines for TB

      is nearly nil. It is easily available globally and has extremely low cost and

      is thus within reach of all persons in developing countries.
      Apart from Islam, the study was conducted by Nazrul Hasan and Nabiha
      Yusuf ( University of Birmingham in the US ) and Zahra Toossi (Case
      Western Reserve University at Cleveland in the US ). --- PTI
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      Dealing With Tuberculosis (TB)   

      by: kevinp

      Digg!

       

      Tuberculosis (TB) is an illness related to the respiratory system. It is a disease caused by a germ mainly found in your lungs. It is a contagious disease which means you have to take extra precaution for the safety of other people. By the continuous sneezing, talking and coughing these air-borne germs can spread to other people. It can turn into a dangerous disease if proper care is not taken. Due to lack of symptoms, doctors have distinguished it into TB infection and Active TB. TB infection provides no symptoms and is not contagious. On the other hand Active TB can make you sick and is very contagious. Even though we may think TB is no longer a threat it has still taken many lives. Millions have died even though we have proper medicines to prevent it. The need for proper care becomes very crucial for the survival of the patient. The symptoms remain dormant which makes the situation even worse.

      As this is an air-borne disease, anyone can be infected. Once infected you may be in one of the two stages TB infection or Active TB (explained earlier). You can determine if you have TB when you have been tested for TB skin test (PDD test) and an X-ray of your chest. In the skin test the doctor injects you with a liquid, if it results in a bump; it is due to the TB infection. If the X-ray shows spots or shadow you may be suffering from this condition. If your immune system is very weak due to aging, HIV, malnutrition and other reason, this bacteria may just wake up to become active TB. In the earlier stages of TB, the immune system gives a good fight to kill the infection. The treatment for this infection can go on for years. TB can attack any part of your body including your joints, bones, urinary tract, central nervous system, muscles, bone marrow and lymphatic system. Therefore the signs and symptoms may vary depending which organ has been infected. There are some common signs and symptoms of TB which can help you deal with this problem. The early symptoms of active TB are loss of appetite, weight loss, fever and night sweats. Many a times these symptoms just do not make an impact causing chronic symptoms like coughing, chest pain and bloody sputum.

      - Home Remedies for Tuberculosis

      ? Garlic is a great remedy to prevent tuberculosis. You can have raw garlic three times a day or have garlic capsule.

      ? Tuberculosis patients lack silica in their bone which is one of the most important weapons to fight diseases. To increase that resistance level you must have 1 tbsp of horsetail juice three times, daily.

      ? Nettle juice taken raw is rich in calcium. You can use it in soups and salads to add taste and health in your food. Have nettle juice with carrot to make it more appetizing. Have at least one tablespoon daily to find the right changes in your body.

      ? An herbal tea made by using one part each of mullein, bugleweed, knotgrass and sage, including three parts each of chamomile and horsetail which work immensely against the coughing problem. For daily usage use 3 cups of boiling water over one teaspoon of this herb concoction and have 3-4 cups daily.

      ? Consume natural antibiotics by having horseradish, watercress and nasturtium juice. Have one tablespoon of these juices daily or have them in your salad.

      Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.

       

       

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      Wednesday, January 17, 2007

      News on garlic combating TB

      List of International / National Press Release of Published Work of Dr. Najmul Islam, Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, J. N. Medical College, A. M. U., Aligarh, U.. P., India:


      1. New York Hospital Press Release: Quoted my published work in FEBS Letters, 580 (2006), 2517–2522.
      http://www.knowledgeofhealth.com/pdfs/TuberculosisCure.pdf
      2. PRWeb: “New Garlic Technology May Have Enormous Impact Upon Health Challenges Faces by the World Today”. May 02, 2006
      http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/5/prweb379149.htm
      3. “New Garlic Technology May Have Enormous Impact Upon Health Challenges Faces by the World Today”. May 02, 2006
      http://www..topix.net/content/prweb/1462401954079663073520995016522041894878
      4. NewsRx, World Disease Weekly: “Antioxidant allicin may be used to combat tuberculosis”. August 01, 2006
      http://www.newsrx.com/newsletters/World-Disease-Weekly/2006-08-01/080120063331340WDW.html
      5. NewsRx, Physician Law Weekly: “Antioxidant allicin may be used to combat tuberculosis”. August 02, 2006
      http://www.newsrx.com/newsletters/Physician-Law-Weekly/2006-08-02/073120063331340PLW.html
      6. NewsRx, Lab Law Weekly: “Antioxidant allicin may be used to combat tuberculosis”. August 04, 2006
      http://www.newsrx.com/newsletters/Lab-Law-Weekly/2006-08-04/073120063331340LL.html
      7. NewsRx, Oncology Business Week: “Antioxidant allicin may be used to combat tuberculosis”. August 06, 2006
      http://www.newsrx.com/newsletters/Oncology-Business-Week/2006-08-06/073120063331340OB.html
      8. BioPortfolio News: “Researchers from India , the South Korea and Netherlands report details of new studies and findings in the area of tuberculosis”. August 29, 2006
      http://www.bioportfolio.com/august_06/30_08_2006/Researchers_from_India_the.html
      9. NewsRx, Anti-Infectives Week: “New findings from India , Netherlands and the South Korea in the area of tuberculosis described”. September 18, 2006
      http://www.newsrx.com/library/topics/Tuberculosis/36860.html
      10. NewKerala.com: “Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating tuberculosis: study”. December 26, 2006
      http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=71012
      11. EU Politics Today: “Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating TB: study”. December 27, 2006
      http://eupolitics.einnews.com/news/research-development?offset=575
      12. EU Politics Today, Netherlands Islam News: “Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating TB: study”. December 27, 2006
      http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=5000161454244&lang=en-IN&mkt=en-IN&FORM=CVRE
      13. EU Politics Today, India Islam News: “Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating TB: study”. December 27, 2006
      http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=4999791142493&lang=en-IN&mkt=en-IN&FORM=CVRE2
      14. Daily Excelsior: “Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating TB: Study”. December 27, 2006
      http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/06dec28/national.htm
      15. Iran Daily: “Garlic’s Role in Combating TB”. December 28, 2006
      http://www.iran-daily.com/1385/2745/html/science.htm

      16. Times of India , New Delhi Edition: “Now Garlic to the Rescue of TB Patients”. December 24, page#5, 2006

      17. Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating tuberculosis: study ... ... Najmul Islam, the head of a research project on garlic. Islam said allicin from garlic is a valuable natural anti-oxidant that helps combat tuberculous. http://www..newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=71012 - 40k - Cached - Similar pages

      18. outlookindia.com wired Islam said allicin from garlic is a valuable natural anti-oxidant that helps combat ... and time in comparison to known medicines for TB is nearly nil. ...http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=440007 - 33k - Cached - Similar pages

      19. Aligarh Muslim University ALIGARH, December 21: Recent findings of research conducted by Dr. Najmul Islam of the Department of Bio Chemistry, JN Medical College, AMU, ...www.amu.ac.in/indexmain.asp?linkid=58 - 75k - Cached - Similar pages

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      21. Technology News - Latest Technology News by NewKerala News Channel Garlic can play 'a major role' in combating tuberculosis: study ...Najmul Islam…http://www.newkerala.com/technologynews.php?action=showcat&catid=35&prevnext=60 - 59k - Cached

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      23. Allicin in garlic a valuable anti-oxidant. The Hindu- These Days ( New Delhi )
      December 22, 2006

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      30. Dainik Jagaran December 23rd., 2006

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      32. Shah Times, Delhi December 23rd., 2006

      33.. Pravada Dainik, Aligarh December 23rd., 2006

      35. Dainik Amar Prakash, Aligarh December 23rd., 2006

       


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      How to Cure TuberculosisAuthor: Saifuddin IndorewalaWebsite: http://www.almufaddal.com/Added: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 12:52:27 -0500 Category: Diseases & Cures

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      A Clove of Garlic to beat tuberculosis
      Abantika Ghosh TNN

      New Delhi : The unassuming garlic in your kitchen could be ’s saviour from multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB). Researchers at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have found that allicin — a natural anti-oxidant present in garlic — can prevent replication of the MDR TB bacterium inside the human body. The findings were recently published in the journal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies — FEBS Letters. Now there is increasing talk worldwide of allicin being the answer to not just TB but to drug resistant forms of all diseases. Though the capsules would need to be enteric coated because the stomach acid is known to quickly destroy allicin. Najmul Islam, reader at the department of biochemistry in J N Medical College, AMU, toldTimesCity: ‘‘Garlic contains a highly unstable compound called allin and an enzyme called allinase is extracted when garlic is crushed or chewed. Under the effect of allinase, allin is converted to allicin, a potent antioxidant that prevents formation of reactive oxygen and reactive nitrogen species inside the body.’’ The topic is the Phd thesis of an AMU research fellow Nazarul Hasan. The free radicals, he explained, are essential for the replication of any bacterium inside the body. ‘‘We chose the MDR TB bacteria and introduced allicin into blood cells infected with it. The bacteria stopped replicating. Allicin has also been found to increase the activity of an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase that decreases the production of reactive oxygen species,’’ Islam said. ’s rising MDR TB burden has been a matter of concern of national and international health authorities for some years now. An estimated 500,000 Indians die of TB every year, of which some 3% are victims of MDR TB. Internationally, the TB death toll is estimated to be two to three million per year. Multidrug resistant TB is resistant to more than two of the primary antibiotics used for treatment of TB. The most common reason for its genesis, doctors say, is the common practice of patients to start intake of an antibiotic but not finish its full course so that the bacterium which is exposed to the chemical but not killed gets enough time to mutate to a variety which is resistant to that particular chemical. Islam added: ‘‘The advantages of allicin are many. It does not require sophisticated storage and delivery systems and thus the possibility of losing its potency in any storage condition and time in comparison to known medicine for TB is nil. It is easily available and costs less with no known side effects.’’ Researchers at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have found that allicin — a natural anti-oxidant present in garlic — can prevent replication of the MDR TB bacterium inside the human body. The findings were recently published in the journal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies — FEBS Letters. Now there is increasing talk worldwide of allicin being the answer to not just TB but to drug resistant forms of all diseases. Though the capsules would need to be enteric coated because the stomach acid is known to quickly destroy allicin. Najmul Islam, reader at the department of biochemistry in J N Medical College, AMU, told : ‘‘Garlic contains a highly unstable compound called allin and an enzyme called allinase is extracted when garlic is crushed or chewed. Under the effect of allinase, allin is converted to allicin, a potent anti The free radicals, he explained, are essential for the replication of any bacterium inside the body. ‘‘We chose the MDR TB bacteria and introduced allicin into blood cells infected with it. The bacteria stopped replicating. Allicin has also been found to increase the activity of an enzyme called glutathione peroxidase that de ’s rising MDR TB burden has been a matter of concern of national and international health authorities for some years now. An estimated 500,000 Indians die of TB every year, of which some 3% are victims of MDR TB. Internationally, the TB death toll is estimated to be two to three million per year. Multidrug resistant TB is resistant to more than two of the primary antibiotics used for treatment of TB. The most common reason for its genesis, doctors say, is the common practice of patients to start intake of an antibiotic but not finish its full course so that the bacterium which is exposed to the chemical but not killed gets enough time to mutate to a variety which is resistant to that particular chemical. Islam added: ‘‘The advantages of allicin are many. It does not require sophisticated storage and delivery systems and thus the possibility of losing its potency in any storage condition and time in comparison to known medicine for TB is nil. It is easily available and costs less with no known side effects.’’

       

       

       

       

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