Until now there has been no drug to overcome HIV / AIDS, but a variety of natural herbs is claimed to overcome the complaints that accompany the disease. A study again reveals the benefits of pineapple juice to improve the immune system of HIV.
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant that can be found in various parts of Indonesia although believed to come from Brazil and the surrounding area. The fruit is not a true fruit, but fruit that accumulate into one compound.
One of the most dominant content in this fruit is bromelain, a protein enzyme destruction often be used to soften the meat while cooking. Apparently in addition to cooking, this enzyme can also break down proteins in the virus that causes AIDS sheath Human Immunnodeficiency Virus (HIV).
Efficacy was proven in a simple study conducted by the Dr.rer.nat Maruli Pandjaitan and his colleagues from the Faculty of Sciences Switzerland-Germany University, BSD Tangerang. In this preliminary study, Maruli involving 3 patients are HIV positive as the test object.
Once given the pineapple juice on a regular basis for 4 weeks, all three patients showed positive developments related to levels of CD4 (cluster of differentiation 4) which is an indicator of endurance. Increased levels of CD4 significantly, from approximately 150 cells / ul to 650-720 cells / ul (normal 410-1100 cells / ul).
“Pineapple juice is not to replace anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs), but for those who can not access ARVs certainly very useful. One of the patients in this study did not take ARVs,” said Maruli as a speaker at the seminar “Prevention and Treatment of Disease AIDS ‘in the Hall Health Center , Wednesday (12/15/2010).
With only 3 patients who followed the trial, these results must still be questioned.Maruli therefore intend to establish cooperation with a number of health centers, to recruit 50 patients with HIV who are willing to be involved in subsequent studies around the beginning of 2011.
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