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Abstracts on Natural Killer Cells

Posted by Mike-S on September 13, 2002 at 18:47:34:

Natural Killer Cells and herbs:

Astragalus (should not be taken with a fever):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=1301849&dopt=Abstract

Echinacea (should not be taken with an autoimmune condition; should not be taken for an extended period of time):

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=11439845&dopt=Abstract

The above herbs may have other contraindications!

Decrease in NKCs:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8575560&dopt=Abstract

Mike-S



Re: Abstracts on Natural Killer Cells (Archive in AIDs.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 14, 2002 at 09:43:42:

In Reply to: Abstracts on Natural Killer Cells posted by Mike-S on September 13, 2002 at 18:47:34:

Thanks, Mike-S.

Walt

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Re: Abstracts on Natural Killer Cells

Posted by Mike-S on September 14, 2002 at 13:19:54:

In Reply to: Abstracts on Natural Killer Cells posted by Mike-S on September 13, 2002 at 18:47:34:


I'm not positive but I believe the herb echinacea may be contraindicated for / with aids. I don't know if astragalus has an aids contraindication. Mike-S

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Re: Why no echinacea with auto-immune conditions ?

Posted by
myelinman (remove spam from email) on September 16, 2002 at 16:45:34:

In Reply to: Abstracts on Natural Killer Cells posted by Mike-S on September 13, 2002 at 18:47:34:

Even the progressive CDC link NK cell activity levels proportionately with levels of chronic disease.

So what's the deal with echinacea and autoimmune? Don't NK cells need a helping hand ? Isn't autoimmune a 'poor regulation' of B/NK/helper cells rather than an overproliferation ?

I've been musing over this for a long time (smell the burning?) ;)

Thanks to all.



Re: Why no echinacea with auto-immune conditions ?

Posted by Mike-S on September 16, 2002 at 18:57:51:

In Reply to: Re: Why no echinacea with auto-immune conditions ? posted by myelinman (remove spam from email) on September 16, 2002 at 16:45:34:


It is my understanding that an autoimmune condition is the body attacking (some portion of) itself - any immune system stimulant would give the body more power for the attack. Mike-S

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