Astragalus membranaceus SJW's has the reputation of opening obstructions and dissolving tumours.There is the indication that the aforesaid component acts directly on thenerves of the autonomic system.Unfortunately, like many many of the others urinary antiseptics in the herbalMateria Medica Juniperus is not universally desirable and long term use is tobe avoided. Juniperus may be used externally in the form of oil , as part of aliniment for neuralgeia , arthritis and mayalgia.The Antiviral action of Astragalus is most likely due to increased immunity andinterferon production. Astragalus is useful in the prevention of viral infections because of itsimmunostimulant properties. This might speculate about positive effect ofEleutherococcus in very early stages of HIV infection by preventing orretarding the spread of the virus. The usual dose of 30 gm of dried flowers to half liter of water is quiteadequate for most purposes. Such is the lightness of the flower. To conclude itmay be said that Hops are superbly suited to reducing higher nervousinterference in the affairs of the enteric nervous system and digestion aswhole. There are cautions to be observed in the use of hops, notably the rulenever to use hops in depression.
Recent clinical observations of the use of theroot of Lematium dissectum suggest that this herb may be valuable for thetreatment of CFS and other viral infections. The mechanism of action is notknown. During the influenza epidemic of 1917, a doctor named Ernest Kerbbsnoticed the use of lomatium by the Indians, and applied it with success in hisown clinical practice.The leaves of the Phyllanthus contain Lignans are used in India for thetreatment of jaundice. The hepatitis B required DNA polymerase for itsreplication and the action of phyllanthus in inhibiting this enzyme appears tobe quite specific to HBV –like viruses.In the safeguarding and development of herbal medicinethe voice of the practitioner must be heard. Authorities around the world needto acknowledge the training and skills of traditional healers and of the herbalpractitioners since in many instance the practice of herbal medicine offers alow cost and highly effective alternative to orthodox drug treatment.