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THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN MANAGING HIV/AIDS: The Case of Ghana     September 8-9, 2005      . THE USEFULNESS OF HERBAL MEDICINES IN POST HIGHLY ACTIVE ANTI RETROVIRAL TREATMENT (HAART) ERA. BY DR. MUBARAK OSEI-KWASI Noguchi Memorial Institute For Medical Research,

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The role of indigenous knowledge in managing hiv aids the case of ghana september 8 9 2005 l.jpg
THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN MANAGING HIV/AIDS: The Case of Ghana    September 8-9, 2005      


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THE USEFULNESS OF HERBAL MEDICINES IN POST HIGHLY ACTIVE ANTIRETROVIRALTREATMENT (HAART) ERA

BY DR. MUBARAK OSEI-KWASI

Noguchi Memorial Institute For Medical Research,

University Of Ghana

August 11, 2005


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Patients on the lives of individuals with HIV infection, the adverse effects, potential long-term toxicities, complexity of regimens, development of drug resistance and cost have made decisions about when to initiate HAART difficult. are seeking help from alternative systems of medicines

Unani, Chinese, Ayurvedic, naturopathy, acupuncture, Kneipt-Therapy, homeopathy and many others


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Description Of Patients diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

Signs and symptoms specifically asked for and documented

  • Chronic diarrhoea of greater than 1-month duration.

  • Unintentional weight loss

  • Greater than 10% of body weigh

  • Dermatological problems.

  • Prolonged fever (documented more than 1-month duration)

  • Persistent cough

  • Genital ulceration and vaginal discharge

  • Menstrual disorders.


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Description Of Patients diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

Signs and symptoms specifically asked for and documented

  • Chronic diarrhoea of greater than 1-month duration.

  • Unintentional weight loss

  • Greater than 10% of body weigh

  • Dermatological problems.

  • Prolonged fever (documented more than 1-month duration)

  • Persistent cough

  • Genital ulceration and vaginal discharge

  • Menstrual disorders.


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Table 1. Constant low CD diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.4 Levels


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Table 2. Increasing CD4 Levels diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.


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Table 3. High CD4 Levels diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.


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Treatment of Herpes Zoster diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.


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Constraints diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

  • Mistrust

  • Preparations of decoctions

  • Dosage of herbal decoctions

  • Definitions -cure and treatment


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Constraints (cont.) diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

5. Acceptance of herbal medications by orthodox medical institutions

6.  Research funding

7. Support

- i) Herbalist

-ii) Patients


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RESEARCH ON FLAVONOIDS diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

  • Hu CQ, Chen K, Shi Q, Kilkuskie RE, Cheng YC, Lee KH.

  • Natural Products Laboratory, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina


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RESEARCH ON FLAVONOID (Cont.) diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

  • Seven other natural flavonoids, and 14 synthetic flavonoids have been evaluated.

  • Flavonoids with hydroxy groups at C-5 and C-7 and with a C-2-C-3 double bond have been found to be potent inhibitors of HIV growth.


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SOME SOURCES OF FLAVONOIDS diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

  • COCOA

  • GREEN TEA

  • CHRYSANTHENIUM ETC.

    • Identified As Major Sources Of These Compounds.


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A CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

  • Ghanaian scientists (esp. Chemists and Biochemists) should do their best to isolate these compounds and join hands with other researchers to evaluate them for medicinal purposes.


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LAST WORDS diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.

  • WISDOM IS FROM ALLAH (GOD), EXPERIENCE CAN MAKE MAN KNOWLEDGABLE,

  • BUT ONLY ALLAH (GOD) CAN MAKE HIM WISE


Thank you mer i beaucoup gracias asante sana ye da mu as l.jpg

THANK YOU !!! diseases without any scientific evidence. It is known that some medicinal plants contain vitamins, minerals, etc. which help the body maintain a healthy balance.MERÇI BEAUCOUP!!

GRACIAS!!!

ASANTE SANA !!!YE DA MU ASε !!!


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