Re: [pfaf] Re: Welcome to pfaf
- Hello O'Seun.
Garlic (Allium sativum) has been used traditionally in China at least 3000
years to treat tuberculosis. Garlic clove as a whole has amino acid called
allin, which gets after garlic is crushed transformed trhough entsymal
activity (allinace) to allicin. Allicin and ajoen, which is based on allicin
are described antibacterial and antifungal natural antibiotics to be
antagonist also for Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Allicin content is highest
in fresh garlic or dried garlic powder, but stays relatively good in oil
filled with chopped garlic. After a day allicin breaks down to other
When tuberculosis was a problem in Finland in early 20th century (during the
industrialization), the most effective results in treatments came from
natural health movement of that era, especially practicing raw
vegetarian/vegan nutrition and water-therapy introduced by Louis Kuhne and
19th century herbalist priest Sebastian Kneipp. Therefore it may be that
forest garden diet as described by Robert Hart functions even better treating
TB than any special medicine ?
It might be good also idea to check out traditional indonesian tempeh
fermentation process with Rhizopus molds. These are incubated usually in
soybeans, but more interestingly also in winged beans (Psophocarpus
tetragonolobus) and velvet beans (Mucuna puriens). West Javanese Onchom
is also fermented food from groundnuts or their presscakes with help of
Neurospora molds and can also be useful.
hope this helps to find some references ...
On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 11:37:51AM +0100, Egghead wrote:
> *Dear PFAF Members,*
> * *
> *Top of the day to you all and hoping that the various works is pushing on
> * *
> have been effective in treatment of TB viz: isoniazid (INH), Pyrazinamide
> (PZA), Rifampin (RIF), and Steptomycin / Ethambutol.*
> * *
> *Please note that any other information relevant to the project work will be
> duly acknowledged and heartily appreciated. I am still open to accept
> suggestions on names of more herbs/plants used in treatment of TB.*
> * *
> *O'Seun Odewale*
- Dear O'SeunTuberculosis in the UK is a notifiable disease and under the Pharmacy and Medicines Act 1941 is one of a number of diseases for which advertisement, written or oral, claiming remedies may not be made. So it is not treated by professional herbalists here, and does need a cocktailof drugs taken long term for effective treatment. However some herbs have had historical use such as Inula helenium, or Elecampane. But you say local herbs? In the book Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Thomas Bartram, 1995, there is a reference to the use of Umckaloabo or Rhatany root, Krameria triandra, a root being used with some success. More details of the history of this at http://www.pharmj.com/pdf/xmas2005/pj_20051224_umckaloabo.pdf#search='umckaloabo'However I could not find this in the Plants for a Future database, and elsewhere this remedy is listed as Pelargonium sidoides, the South African Geranium, with some research supporting its use in respiratory infections e.g at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/eccmid14/abstract.asp?id=15766Might also be worth contacting Kew Gardens at http://www.rbgkew.org.uk/ and also checking out the World Health Organisation.Best wishesAnneAnne Stobart, MNIMH
Consultant Medical Herbalist----- Original Message -----From: EggheadTo: PFAFSent: Thursday, July 27, 2006 11:37 AMSubject: [pfaf] Re: Welcome to pfaf
Dear PFAF Members,
Top of the day to you all and hoping that the various works is pushing on smoothly?
I am O'Seun Egghead Odewale a final year (500 Level) student of Industrial Chemistry at the Federal University of Technology, Minna – Nigeria, WA. I am presently writing my final year thesis on the subject, "Screening of local Herbs Used in Treatment of Tuberculosis." I already commenced my research work and have been able to identify four chemical compounds / groups that have been effective in treatment of TB viz: isoniazid (INH), Pyrazinamide (PZA), Rifampin ( RIF), and Steptomycin / Ethambutol.
Following this identification, I am now expected to do a research on the chemistry of these substances. I am requesting your assistance to help provide a lead or at best help with relevant information to help me do a detailed chemistry of these compounds.
I reckon that some of you are vast in organic chemistry and might have done research (or carry out a study) on some of these substances. Obviously, your experience as a Chemists, Biochemists and/or Microbiologists would be invaluable to my current work. Some others who have been identify herbs used in treatment of TB would also be helpful.
Please note that any other information relevant to the project work will be duly acknowledged and heartily appreciated. I am still open to accept suggestions on names of more herbs/plants used in treatment of TB.
Thanks in anticipation to your prompt and auspicious response.