HIV/AIDS & Ayurveda

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the result of an infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This virus attacks selected cells of the immune, nervous, and other systems impairing their proper function.

In an ancient Ayurvedic text, Madhava Nidan, written around 700 A.D., the author, Madhavakara foretells a disease that will come to India. From its description, we know it as HIV/AIDS. Its cure was said to be Shilajit.

Causes of AIDS

The main cause is deficient life-sap (ojas), which causes an extremely weakened immune system. When one has sufficient ojas, the HIV virus cannot develop. Ojas is lost or diminished by excess sex, improper diet, junk food, drugs, excess worry, thinking, and insomnia. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV. When HIV enters the blood streams a person may become infected with it. When this happens,a person is said to be HIV positive meaning that the presence of the virus has been detected within the body.

Symptoms of AIDS

Weakness, low energy, nerve disorders, constipation, anxiety, worry, fear, dry skin, vertigo, palpitations, and nervous system disorders, such as neuropathy. Blood, skin, and liver problems; nervous system disorders caused by heating, burning, diarrhea, fever, anger, impatience, and low energy-burnout. An inflamed tongue (oral candida/yeast). Congestion, mucus, and lung disorders. A white-coated tongue (oral candida/yeast).

Therapies / Herbal treatment for HIV/AIDS

  • The main herb suggested in Madhava Nidan is Shilajit.. It boosts the immune system (ojas) and is antiviral.
  • Immune boosting herbs: Shatavari, Ashwagandha, Safed Musli and chyavanprash build the ojas(immunity) and fight for AIDS. These herbs makes an AIDS infected person live longer and more perfectly.
  • Blood purifiers: Brahmi, Manjishtha, Haridra(Turmeric) cleanses blood from AIDS virus.
  • Gokshuradi Guggulu may be used to treat burning or infections of the urinary tract. It is also good for seminal debility and nerve disorders.

Lifestyle and Food Habits for AIDS infected person

A Vayu or Pitta-reducing diet and lifestyle are required: spicy, sour, bitter, and astringent tastes are not recommended. Foods that are wholesome, pure (sattwic), and ojas-building are used (e.g., sesame oil and seeds, almonds, chick-peas, boiled milk, yogurt/water, and ghee). Sesame oil should be applied externally. Brahmi and sandalwood oil should be applied on the head. Shiro Dhara is efficacious in relaxing the nervous system and boosting the immune system. Sex is also to be avoided because it drains the body of ojas. Ojas-boosting mantras include Aum, Shum and Shrim. Yellow stones, moonstone, and pearl all increase ojas.

Note: If a person is not sure of having defected with AIDS virus but had symptoms of AIDS, then he/she should immediately start taking SHILAJIT as well as CHYAWANPRASH for making immune system strong and fighting against Acquired immune deficiency syndrome(AIDS).