Ebola – An Herbalist’s Point of View (new series)
This excerpt comes from a new series I’m writing that appears at the Ozark Herbal Academy, to follow the series please subscribe to that blog, or the Academy’s newsletter.
Herbalists are accustomed to hearing the phrase, “There is no cure,” arise from conventional medical practitioners. We understand that this is the honest response from folks who are looking “in all the wrong places” for an effective treatment. If there is no vaccine, no pharmaceutical drug…it follows that there is no cure, end of story. In the case of Ebola, anyone who claims to know how to prevent or cure this disease is threatened with arrest and prosecution.
Now that Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) is so mainstream, I’m surprised that the threat of an emerging global pandemic — with no cure in the pharmaceutical cupboard — doesn’t have the CDC and WHO running to herbalists, Naturopaths, TCM doctors, etc. for possible treatments!
For example, this recent article on Garcinia kola tells us “…results just presented at the 16th International Botanic Congress in St Louis, Missouri, suggest that a plant widely used in traditional African medicine may contain a compound that is effective against its causative agent, the Ebola virus. Read more…