New malaria cure?
Gardener972
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| Maha Guru Member

New malaria cure?

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#3
| Loud Noisy Bird
Indeed... If this is about artemisinin, then it is old news.
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#4
| Maha Guru Member
I guess Natural News is just finding out about it. Is it being used in India?
#5
| Maha Guru Member
I remember you from earlier IM days. Haven't seen you around these parts in a while. I guess you've been too busy bringing in the herd.:)

Have no comment on the malaria thing.
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#6
| Maha Guru Member
I'm periodically on, just cruising by.
#7
| Maha Guru Member
If this is about artemisinin, then it is old news


Right you are. The previous "miracle" cure. The problem was that an estimated 2/3rds was fake, those smart aleck Chini.

Oh and resistance developed. Sometimes I think those little beasties are more intelligent than umans. The vectors modify behavior as well..
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| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: edwardseco View Post

I think those little beasties are more intelligent than umans.


They reproduce both sexually and asexually.
#9
| Loud Noisy Bird
Yes, it is in use in India.

The protocol is to always use two drugs, add this reduces the risk of the creatures becoming resistant.

Also, suspected malaria should always be treated as if it is, without waiting for test results.

There is nothing exotic about this drug, except its ancient history. I was given it for suspected-that-wasn't five or six years ago.

Keen as I am on herbal medicine, I'd rather have known dose from the pharma factory than smiling lady with plant in hand. The moral of this is that white coats, especially on the Internet, mean nothing.

Now... Where's that miracle cure for dengue? Surely the Chinese must have that too?
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#10
| Loud Noisy Bird

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Now... Where's that miracle cure for dengue?


Oh! Already in my kitchen, according to Ayurvedic medicine:



We do take it for colds, flu, etc. Tastes wonderfully bitter and disgusting, so it must be good. Hope not to have to try it for dengue itself: Once bitten, second time fatal. (maybe)
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#11
| Maha Guru Member
Where is Ivan on such a thread.?
#12
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Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Oh! Already in my kitchen, according to Ayurvedic medicine:

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We do take it for colds, flu, etc. Tastes wonderfully bitter and disgusting, so it must be good. Hope not to have to try it for dengue itself: Once bitten, second time fatal. (maybe)


What's in it?
#13
| Loud Noisy Bird


Sorry. As you will see, it is Siddha, not ayurveda. [Blush]
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#14
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Originally posted by: Gardener972 View Post

What's in it?


Simple ingredients are the best:


Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Annotations for the Witches' Chants (4.1.1-47)

A dark cave. In the middle, a boiling cauldron.
Thunder.
Enter the three Witches

First Witch
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd.

Second Witch
Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined.

Third Witch
Harpier cries "'Tis time, 'tis time."

First Witch
Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.
Toad, that under cold stone
Days and nights has thirty-one
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot.

All
Double, double, toil and trouble; (10)
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Second Witch
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

All
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Third Witch
Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver'd in the moon's eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe (30)
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

All
Double, double, toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Second Witch
Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

[Enter Hecate, to the other three Witches]

Hecate
O well done! I commend your pains;
And every one shall share i' the gains;
And now about the cauldron sing,
Live elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.

[Music and a song: 'Black spirits,' etc, Hecate retires]

Second Witch
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!
#15
| Loud Noisy Bird
Oh, for goodness sake, Vishwa... don't you know the theatrical tradition?

It is very bad luck to quote Macbeth.

People will start falling off ladders.

Oh well, I suppose it will ok if I say, "Hey, people... Break a leg!"


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