Studies indicate that Picrorhiza extracts appear to be of therapeutic value in treating viral hepatitis. An in vitro study investigated anti-hepatitis B-like activity of Picrorhiza and found it to have promising anti-hepatitis B surface antigen activity. 12 In addition, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 33 patients diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis, 375 mg of Picrorhiza root powder was given three times daily for two weeks to 15 of the patients, while the remaining 18 patients acted as controls and received a placebo. Bilirubin, SGOT, and SGPT values were significantly lower in the treatment group (that's a good thing), and the time required for bilirubin values to drop to mg % was days in the treatment group versus days for the placebo group. 13
Dr. Craig is the Department Head and a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen's University . She is co-leading PREVNet (Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network), a network to stop bullying in Canada. In this lab, our research program focuses on healthy relationships among children, adolescents, and adults and the risk and protective factors associated with bullying and victimization in family, peer, individual, school, and social relationships. The research is based on a developmental and systemic perspective and is aimed at understanding bullying as a relationship problem and providing relationship solutions.
What is said about the bulls-eye is true. If you get a bite and a red bulls-eye develops, run, do not walk to your doctor and DEMAND, do not ask for antibiotics to treat Lyme’s disease. This happened to me. My doc was poo-pooing my bite as , yes, an infected tick bite, but not necessarily a Lyme tick bite. To do a test – it took 2 weeks to get results. And results are not 100% sure. He didn’t want to prescribe antibiotics, mainly because of the fear of “over-prescribing” antibiotics. Well, the sooner you treat Lyme’s disease with antibiotics, the better. I wasn’t going to wait 2 weeks to see if I got sick with bacteria infesting my brain, heart, lymph nodes, etc. I freaked out at him. Jeez – its me that would suffer an attack – WTF? He finally gave me 10 days worth of antibiotics. I never got sick. Better safe than sorry. My daughter got Lyme’s disease. At first, she didn’t feel good. Fatigued. Then fever. Finally she was tested. yep – Lyme’s disease. I conjectured that she got bit when we vacationed on Cape Cod 2 months previously. The antibiotics she was prescribed were so strong that they made her vomit constantly. I had to pull over one night to let her out of the car so she could vomit in the gutter. Not pleasant. Protect yourself and your family.