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Vervain is widely used by people throughout the world. The leaf tea is drunk for dysentery and a decoction of the plant to relieve stomach pains. Indigenous peoples of Peru use the plant for diabetes and the Way達pi and Palikur Indians in Guyana use the plant in baths to relieve colds and headaches. Other tribes in the Amazon prepare an infusion or decoction of the plant to take internally for fevers (including yellow fever), allergies, stomach problems, and intestinal parasites. This plant is considered to stimulate and aid digestion, suppress coughs, reduce fever, expel worms, increase perspiration, and promote menstruation. An infusion prepared with the leaves or entire aerial parts is employed as a stomach tonic. It stimulate the function of the gastrointestinal tract. A tea of the tops is used for dyspepsia, allergies, asthma, fevers and for chronic liver problems. Vervain is used as a diuretic for various urinary complaints and as a mild laxative for constipation. Externally it is used to clean ulcers, cuts, and wounds. In Cuban herbal medicine the plant is considered to be abortive, laxative, diuretic, and sedative and used to reduce spasms, depress the central nervous system, promote menstruation, aid milk production, and reduce blood pressure. Vervain contains flavonoids, terpenes, phenols, and steroids. Several of these plant chemicals have been documented with biological activities that may help explain the plant's indigenous uses

The immune system works most efficiently in an alkaline environment and is weakened when the body gets too acidic. The eating of artificial foods and meats creates an acidic environment in the body and makes the body susceptible to contracting infections and harboring parasites. One of the most talked about diseases of the immune system is AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). AIDS is said to be caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) an immunosuppressive RNA retrovirus. The depletion of the cells is said to render the body unable to offset normally noninvasive infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses and also weakens the body's natural ability to rid itself of cancerous cells. Thus the reason why an AIDS patient never dies with AIDS, but with AIDS related complications such as candida, pneumocystis and tuberculosis. There is no specific test for the virus that cause AIDS but the ELISA test which detects the antibodies and the Western blot test which confirms the ELISA test. Naturally there is no disease called AIDS, a series of symptoms (syndrome) is called AIDS. The treatment for AIDS includes a drug named Azidodideoxytimidine (AZT) which when given to non AIDS patients actually produce AIDS like symptoms. Many people are presently living with near AIDS conditions, where their immune system is so weak that they ac-

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