Apart from standard medication and food, there some plants in the world that can help boost the immune system of PLWHIV.
-Galic ( Allium sativum) . This plant is noted for it antibiotic, antiseptic antiviral, antifungal and anti diabetic properties. It is known to slow down the progress of herpes simplexI which is a virus that stimulates HIV.We are encouraged to include much raw galic into our daily meals.
-Aloe vera. This plant containzs a compound that neutralises HIV by transforming its protein envelope such that it can not invade human cells. It also facilitates the absoption of vitamins and other nutrients.
- Citrus limon. Lemons contain alot of vitamins. A glass full of lemon juice in warm water will be of help.
-Cymbopogon citrate. ( Lemon grass) Boil a hand full of fresh leaves for 2 minutes in 1L of water, allow to stand for 15minutes , then sieve and drink at least twice daily. In South Africa, it was found that AIDS patients who drink this tea regularly developed appetite, put on weight and became stronger.