The use of Una de Gato (Cat’s claw) in the complex treatment of herpes infection
With all the variety of specific antiherpetic drugs, including new generation drugs such as: herpevir, acyclovir, virolex, zovirax, in clinical practice it was not always possible to achieve a good effect in the treatment of herpes infection, including herpes simplex and herpes zoster. Medicines are not always effective, and their use is accompanied by side effects. Una de Gato (Cat’s Claw) has been tested as an alternative method for the treatment of both herpes simplex and herpes zoster. In particular, to suppress the herpes virus, the pronounced immunomodulatory, antiviral, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the Cat’s Claw, the ability to actively cleanse the blood and lymph were used. Treatment of herpes infection with dietary supplements from NSP was carried out in the following cases: First: often recurrent herpes simplex. For 10 years, patient K., 35 years old, had relapses of herpes simplex in the area of the lips, nasal mucosa, mouth, tongue with a frequency of about once every 1-3 months. The use of oxolinic, tebrofen, bonafton and other ointments, as well as herpevir 0.8 x 5 times a day — 7 days and the ointment did not give the expected effect. Prescription of Una de Gato (Cat’s Claw) (1 capsule per day in courses of 2-3 weeks per month in combination with Black Walnut Black Walnut 1 capsule x 3 times a day and Ginkgo Gotu Kola Ginkgo / Gotu Kola 1 tablet x 2 times a day) It was effective: the herpetic infection passed quickly, there have been no recurrences of herpes for 2 years. In addition, increased resistance to influenza other acute respiratory viral infections, the patient ceased to suffer from chronic adnexitis. The second case is herpes zoster in patient P., 30 years old, with an extensive herpetic rash in the right half of the chest in the spreading stage, accompanied by an increase in body temperature up to 38 degrees and regional lymphadenitis. The patient was prescribed Una de Gato 1 package according to the usual scheme + desensitizing, vitamin preparations, as well as an alcoholic solution of propolis topically and inside. The spread of the rash was stopped immediately, the lymph nodes decreased to normal after 3 days, the pain in the right side of the chest decreased, and the state of health improved. On the 15th day from the onset of the disease, the patient began to work. Acyclovir and other antiviral drugs were not prescribed. The third case is herpes zoster in a 40-year-old woman, which occurs with smaller rashes in the chest area, but with severe pain. Cat’s claw was also prescribed according to the previous scheme, in combination with ginkgo gotu kola, suprastin, multivitamins, without acyclovir preparations. Herpetic infection reduced. Postherpetic neuralgia was not observed. Based on the experience of treating herpes simplex and herpes zoster with acyclovir preparations (more often with domestic herpes due to its more affordable price) and, as an alternative remedy, with Cat’s Claw, it can be said with confidence that Cat’s Claw is not inferior and in some cases even surpasses therapeutic effect of acyclovir preparations. At the same time, the recovery time is reduced, the residual effects are not expressed. The convenience of using Cat’s Claw should be noted: for treatment, 1 capsule per day No. 100 is enough according to the scheme, while herpevir should be taken 20 tablets per day for 7-14 days, which is unsafe for the liver. The combination of Cat’s Claw with Ginkgo/Gotu Kola has the ability to actively dissolve post-herpetic scars, improve blood microcirculation in the affected area. These factors, as well as the safety of the use of the above dietary supplements, indicate wide indications for the treatment of herpes infection.