Infectious Disease

Popular Homeopathic Products Target Influenza Prevention and Treatment

By August West | Staff Writer - Vol. 5, No. 3. , 2004

Dolivaxil and Oscillococcinum are two of Europe’s most popular products for prevention and treatment of influenza, and they are starting to catch on big-time in the US as well. Both are based on homeopathic principles, but are derived from very different substances and have different modes of action.

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To Manage Minor Infections, Bolster the Bioterrain, Don’t Batter the Bugs

By Dan Kenner, PhD, Lac | Contributing Writer - Vol. 4, No. 4. , 2003

Overuse of antibiotics has led to a steady decline in their efficacy. Holistic therapies involving homeopathy, isopathic immune modulation, and administration of medicinal essential oils, can prevent or treat many infectious conditions by improving immunologic self-defense rather than destroying pathogenic organisms.

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NIDDK Will Test Milk Thistle in Hepatitis C: Patients Say, “Thistle Do It”

By Erik L. Goldman | Editor-in-Chief - Vol. 1, No. 2. , 2002

Silymarin, a mixture of compounds derived from Milk Thistle, is a popular herbal medicine for hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and other liver disorders. Clinical trials show that these compounds have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects that can slow the progression of these diseases. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have begun a large-scale trial of silymarin in conjunction with conventional drugs for treatment of hepatitis C.

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