Published Research in the Journal of Biological Chemistry this month:
Researchers recently published their findings regarding Turmeric's effects on mosquito born illnesses, including the West Nile Virus in the Journal of Biological Chemistry here. Their finding show that Turmeric seems to disrupt the cell preventing it from being taken over by the virus. This was performed in test tubes and in mice. Turmeric has been used to increase immune function for 10,000 years in India. It is given on a daily basis to both prevent disease and use for sickness. So this research, along with other published research, is just confirming what Ayurvedic medicine has known all along.
Boost Your Immune System:
It would be a good idea if you live in these areas to boost your immune function. This should include a good multivitamin, 1000 milligrams minimum of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and minerals. A good diet is essential to start things. Get rid of sugar and processed foods. Proper rest is important so that your body can fight any invaders at this critical time. Water is important to help the kidneys and liver to detox your body naturally.
When you begin to feel sick is the time to up your Vitamin C dosage and take herbs such as Echinacea and Turmeric to boost immune function. You need to take the vitamins and herbs two to three times a day, to help your body to fight the sickness. Herbs such as Goldenseal, garlic, and Oregano work on both bacteria and virus based infections. Starting early is important to kill the infection fast before it really gets ingrained in your system. They were used long before antibiotics. We survived for thousands of years by the use of these herbs. They are still used today in many countries instead of antibiotics. I have used them personally and with my family for over 30 years. They work if you have a quality product and take enough of them soon enough on the infection. The more severe the infection, the harder you hit it. You keep taking the herbs until you are completely well. The dosage on herb bottles is not intended for infection. They are not allowed to give you that information because of FDA regulations. They can only give you a suggested level. Normally it takes three caps of most herbs (each dosage) during an infection and this dosage needs to be taken three times a day.
One of the main problems with people taking herbs is #1 they don't take enough of the herb #2 they don't take it often enough #3 they wait too long before starting the herbs #4 they are taking a cheap brand which is useless.