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Ebola Symptoms, Transmission, and an 1880 Prophecy
Black Seed Powder “cures” a Nigerian Man of AIDS

Conrad LeBeau

The Ebola virus derived its name from a river in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), in Africa, where it was first recognized. (1) There are 4 subtypes of Ebola virus, three of which can infect humans.

The virus is believed to have originated in the tropical jungles of Africa and may have an animal host (fruit bats and monkeys) for its origin. Ebola belongs to a class of viruses known as hemorrhagic viruses. Hemorrhagic viruses are known to cause bleeding and may cause death by excess bleeding.

Other types of Hemorrhagic viruses

On March 1, 1952, an article in the British Medical Journal discussed an epidemic of a hemorrhagic virus in Korea known as "Songo Fever" where it attacked United Nations forces in Korea. In 1939, the Japanese reported the same disease and called it "Kokka" disease. The British Medical Journal said the origin of this disease was thought to be a mite that was transmitted by a field mouse.

Symptoms include fever, rash, myalgia, and albuminuria that lasts about 7 days. In severe cases there may be haemoptysis, haematemesis, haematuria, and melaena. The Japanese report the fatality rate at 13%. It is reported that antibiotics did not work.

Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) are of animal and human origin and may be caused by RNA viruses including Arenaviridae, Filoviridae, Bunyaviridae, Flaviviridae, and Rhabdoviridae.

"All types of VHF are characterized by fever and bleeding disorders and all can progress to high fever, shock and death in many cases." (2)

Wikipedia reports:

"Signs and symptoms of VHFs include (by definition) fever and increased susceptibility to bleeding (bleeding diathesis). Manifestations of VHF often also include flushing of the face and chest, small red or purple spots (petechiae), frank bleeding, swelling caused by edema, low blood pressure (hypotension), and shock. Malaise, muscle pain (myalgia), headache, vomiting, and diarrhea occur frequently.

“The severity of symptoms varies with the type of virus, with the “VHF syndrome” (capillary leak, bleeding diathesis, and circulatory compromise leading to shock) appearing in a majority of patients with filovirus hemorrhagic fevers (e.g., Ebola and Marburg), CCHF, and the South American hemorrhagic fevers, but in a small minority of patients with dengue, RVF, and Lassa fever."

The Ebola outbreak currently affects Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. Ebola was first identified in 1976 and initially affected the Congo and Sudan. To make the diagnosis, malaria, cholera, typhoid fever, and other viral hemorrhagic disease must be excluded, the mortality rate of Ebola is from 60 to 90%. Recently the CDC reported that the incubation rate is from 8 to 21 days.

Published reports on symptoms of Ebola.

First symptoms (1, 2, 3) are - 1. Fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches quickly followed by -

2. Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, a red rash may cover part or all of the body, leading to -

3. Decreased functioning of the liver and kidneys and bleeding from multiple body parts.

4. Advanced symptoms - tongue and mouth turn red, skin turns red, whites of eyes turn red, yellowing of the skin and red areas at the same time, bleeding from the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, rectum, vagina and penis. Where the virus was not treated, the skin turns black looking like severe burns.

1. emedtv.com

2. wikipedia.org

3. World Health Organization

How this Virus is spread

Direct contact with a patient’s bodily fluids is a certain way to become infected. This not only includes touching a patient, but touching any clothes or objects they have handled. Touching a doorknob that an infected patient grasped could pass on the infection. Unlike HIV that requires body-to-body transfer of fluids, Ebola is spread easily by skinn to virus contact. The Ebola virus can pass through a person's skin and into the body. Most viruses do not have that ability.

One person got Ebola by stealing and using a cell phone from a deceased victim. The cell phone had Ebola virions on it and passed it on to the user who then developed the disease. Thus, door knobs, water fountains, any public place could provide contact with a contaminated surface. How about a table and chairs? Public restrooms? Public swimming pools and recreation areas?

Airborne Transmission– the Ebola virus may already be airborne

While in the wild, there is no evidence of airborne transmission of Ebola, the news media reports that Ebola is not transmitted through the air. However, the media does this while offering no explanation why several doctors who are expertly trained not to pick up the Ebola or other infections are, in fact, coming down with the illness. The only obvious source of transmission was the air.

An Ebola patient could transmit the virus through the air just by talking. An unexpected cough or clearing of the throat could easily spill thousands of Ebola virions into the air. Don't believe CNN and other media outlets that continuously repeat the statement that Ebola is not airborne. One infected person on an international airplane could, by coughing and hacking, spread the Ebola virus to everyone else on the plane. No major city anywhere on this planet is even slightly prepared on how to handle an Ebola outbreak.

In western Africa, the speed of transmission and deaths from Ebola is doubling in less than 30 days. At this speed, there could be a 200,000 people in Africa alone infected with Ebola by the end of 2014, and that is only a few months away. As wealthy people flee infected areas by air and boat, a few could take the virus with them and transfer it around the world leading to a worldwide epidemic, incredible human suffering and death, public panic, and the economic collapse of some nations.

August 1, 2014, naturalnews.com reported the following -

A 2012 BBC article entitled "Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola" states: (3) Canadian scientists have shown that the deadliest form of the Ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species. In experiments, they demonstrated that the virus was transmitted from pigs to monkeys without any direct contact between them. In their experiments, the pigs carrying the virus were housed in pens with the monkeys in close proximity but separated by a wire barrier.

After eight days, some of the macaques were showing clinical signs typical of Ebola and were euthanized. Links to the rest of the article are at keephopealive.org. The photos in this newsletter are in black and white. For colored photos of victims, go to keephopealive.org/ebola.html where you can also read this entire article.

Ebola – breaking bad news- On Sept 24, 2014, the CDC reported on CNN that the Ebola epidemic is doubling every 20 days or less and that there could be over one million people infected by January of 2015. It is impossible for me to believe that the virus could spread this fast unless it is already airborne. At this speed, it will find it way to all the corners of the earth in 2015 creating panic and economic havoc.

Graphic photos of Ebola victims

The following photos were downloaded from the internet. Each photo has a story to tell.

eboa rash1. Ebola rash - Note the fiery red skin

ebola mouth2. Ebola red tongue and mouth cavity

guardian3. Ebola eyes red - yellowing of skin

red face4. Note - the red face and eyes caused by Ebola

arm5. Note - black skin appears like a severe burn

yellow6. Note - yellow of face and bleeding from the mouth and nose

doctors7. Note - doctors cover their entire face and body to prevent transmission

Ebola and an 1880 prophecy

The prophecy was received on August 5, 1880 by Marie-Julie Jahenny, a mystic and stigmatist from France (1850 - 1941). Here is part of one bibliographer (1) wrote about Marie-Julie Jahenny:

"Marie-Julie Jahenny, the mystic and Stigmatist of La Fraudais and perhaps the greatest mystic in the history of the Church, was born on the 12th of February 1850, in a little village in Brittany (in the West of France), called Blain. The eldest of five children, she was brought up by her simple, good parents in that lively faith for which Bretons are renowned.

"Our Lord favored her with many graces from the time of her First Holy Communion, graces to which she corresponded with ever increasing devotion. She joined the Franciscan Third Order when in her early twenties, to help to sanctify herself in the world. In 1873, she received from Heaven that most remarkable mystic gift, the Stigmata.

"From the age of twenty-three until her death, some sixty years later, she bore in her body the Wounds of Our Lord to a more visible degree than had any other stigmatist in the Church's history.

"In addition to the Five Wounds of the Sacred Hands, Feet and Side, Marie-Julie suffered the Wounds inflicted by the Crown of Thorns and the Cross on Our Lord's Sacred Head and Shoulder respectively, the Wounds of His Scourging, those caused by the ropes with which He was bound, as well as other Wounds of a more mystical nature.

"Henceforth, Marie-Julie lived her life of coredemptive suffering (as a victim soul) in a little cottage in the hamlet of La Fraudais, near Blain. She thus fulfilled Our Blessed Lord's desire for her to make reparation for the sins of France and the world. She was favored with frequent visions of Jesus and Mary, as well as many prophetic lights.

1. Sources: Marie Julie Jahenny: The Breton Stigmatist by Marquis de la Franquerie, (1941) & Prophecies of La Fraudas by Pierre Roberdel (1977)

Hawthorne leaf decoction recommended as a remedy for this end-time plague.

On Aug 5th, 1880 - the Virgin Mary told Marie-Julie Jahenny the following -

"There will be a grave illness which human science will not be able to alleviate. This illness will attack firstly the heart, then the spirit, and at the same time, the tongue. It will be horrible. The heat accompanying it will be a devouring fire insupportable and so intense that the members of the body affected will be red - an unendurable fiery red. At the end of seven days this disease, sown like a seed in the field, will spread everywhere and make great progress."

"This disease will produce a continuous vomiting and nausea. If the remedy is taken too late, the part of the body affected will become black, and in the black, there will be seen a sort of pale yellow streak."

[Note: When you look at the pictures of Ebola victims and compare them to the words in this prophecy, they match almost exactly.]

"My children, here is the only remedy which could save you. You are familiar with the hawthorn, which grows practically in all hedges. The leaves of the hawthorn, not the wood, can arrest the progress of this disease."

Hawthorne leaf decoction - the remedy suggested by the Virgin Mary

"You will gather the leaves, not the wood. Even dry, they will keep their efficacy. You will put them into boiling water and leave them there for fourteen minutes, covering the receptacle so that the steam remains therein. At the onset of this disease, one must use this remedy three times a day."

The History Of The Use Of Hawthorne Leaves, Flowers And Berries

Christian historians have claimed that the crown of thorns placed on the head of Christ on Good Friday was Hawthorn branches. Hawthorne berries, leaves, and flowers have been used for their medicinal properties for many centuries.

The principal use of Hawthorn leaves, flowers and berries has been to strengthen the heart. It has been used to prevent and treat congestive heart failure, normalizes blood pressure, increases stamina and endurance, help with digestion and when taken before bedtime, helps alleviate insomnia and promotes deeper restful sleep. It helps dissolve belly fat and lower cholesterol. No adverse side effects have been reported anywhere. It can be used long term and more benefits are visible over time.

Updated instructions on making the Hawthorn leaf decoction for Ebola and other conditions (Oct 20, 2014)

These instruction are being updated because several variations of the original method of making the hawthorn extract have been tried and some improvements have been made in the past two months.

First you need to find a source of hawthorn leaves. I found a source of leaves and flowers at herbco.com 800-500-6148. One pound of a blend of leaves and flowers c/s (cut and sifted) was purchased for $9.00 plus shipping charges. Note: I noticed today they were sold out of the leaves and flowers. Try Google or any search engine for "hawthorn leaves" to locate other sources.

While the fruit is the most widely used part of the Hawthorn bush, I decided to use the leaves and flowers. After reading the instructions given to Marie Julie Jahenny by the Blessed Mother on Aug 5, 1880, on how to prepare the Hawthorn remedy, I am left with a few unanswered questions, they are -

1. What quantity of Hawthorn leaves should be added to what quantity of water? Should the leaves be whole or cut? Should it be a teaspoonful of leaves per cup of water or a tablespoon of leaves per cup or some other measurement?

2. After adding the Hawthorn leaves to the boiling water, should the mixture continue to A. be boiled for the next 14 minutes, B. be simmered for 14 minutes, or should the C. the heat be shut off while leaving the lid on for 14 minutes before straining and drinking the remedy?

3. Will the method vary depending on the heat source - gas stove, electrical or wood stove?

My first attempts at making the Hawthorn leaf decoction

Decoction: Decoctions are usually made by boiling a herb or food from 5 to 20 minutes. The temperature can reach 212 degrees fahrenheit equals 100 degrees Celsius. In my first attempt, I placed a full cup of water into a pan and brought it to a boil. Then I added one heaping tablespoon of the dried hawthorn leaves and flowers (c/s) into the boiling water. I stirred it and boiled it for one minute, then reduced the heat and placed a cover over the pot and simmered it for 14 minutes. I did not want to cook it on high heat for the 14 minutes as excess heat could reduce the medicinal value of some of the ingredients in the remedy. I removed the pot from the stove and left the cover on to cool it for about 10 minutes. I then strained the mixture to remove the cooked leaves and flowers. The color of the decoction was brown although partially cloudy with sediment from the cooked leaves. It was mild in flavor.

Infusion: The infusion method is usually used to make a tea. Infusion temperatures may start at the boiling temperature of water but quickly drop to below 160 degrees F and down further to 120 degrees F which is basically warm water. In another experiment I placed the hawthorn leaves in a cup of boiling water, turned off the heat, and let it alone for 10 or 15 minutes. I tried this and found that the resulting tea was lukewarm, light in color and had little flavor, indicating that much of the medicinal ingredients were still inside the leaves and flowers. I concluded that an infusion would not make a good remedy. After discussing both methods with a trained Herbalist, she stated that it would take a higher temperature of the leaves in the water to draw out the medicinal properties of the hawthorn leaf. She suggested combining the Decoction and Infusion methods.

My latest method of making a Hawthorn decoction doubles the herb and water used and simmers the mixture rather than boiling or steeping it

The Hawthorn extract I currently make is based on the following method: I use a 1.5 qt (1 and a half quart) stainless steel pot with a lid. I place two cups of water plus 1/4 cup of water into the pot and bring it to a rolling boil. I then add 2 heaping tablespoons of the cut hawthorn leaves and flowers to the boiling water and stir it while shutting off the heat for one minute. I then place the pot with the lid on the smallest burner on the stove with the lowest possible setting. I set the timer for 14 minutes. [You may add some Hawthorn berries to the mixture if you want, but this is not necessary.] At the 3 or 4 minute interval, I lift the lid to check on what it is doing. It should be simmering, not bubbling at a full boil.

By simmering, I mean there should be some churning motion to part (not all) of the hawthorn leaves and water in the pot. Most of the herb and water mixture should be motionless or just slightly moving. The temperature of the simmering mixture can be as low as 160 degrees F but less than the boiling temperature of the mixture. The ideal range is more than 160 degrees F but less than 190 degrees F. The resulting decoction I made was a deep golden brown color that looked like a clear maple syrup. The liquid also had a slight thickness (viscosity) and very smooth taste. Its physical effects are noticeable as a diuretic, and in promoting restful sleep. [Do not add any honey, sugar or other herbs to this remedy. Use it by itself.]

If you use an electric or wood stove, you will need to move or adjust the temperature to simmer (not boil) the mixture for the 14 minutes needed to make the remedy.

After 14 minutes the resulting decoction is strained and divided into two servings. If only one person is using the remedy, one cup is immediately consumed and the other is set aside or refrigerated for later use. In using the remedy for one Ebola patient, the entire day's remedy can be made at one time using 3 and 1/2 cups of water with 3 heaping tablespoons of the cut leaves and flowers. The resulting extract is divided into 3 portions that are taken about 5 hours apart. Note that this remedy must be taken early in the disease process or it may not work.

What about using Hawthorn extracts and capsules?

Why not take hawthorn berry capsules? The use of capsules is an experimental possibility and could be considered if the capsules primarily contain extracts of the leaves and flowers. However, not knowing the details of how the product is made leaves open questions about its efficacy. An experimental dose for an adult would be 3 capsules 3 times a day. Personally, I prefer making my own extract on the kitchen stove. At least you know what you got.

[I have found that one cup of this Hawthorn decoction taken before bedtime helps promote longer, deeper, and more restful sleep.]

I might add at this juncture that the use of the Hawthorn leaf decoction for treating Ebola is an act of faith as there is no scientific research (yet) that would support its use for treating Ebola. [My own theory is that the Hawthorn leaf decoction increases the availability of oxygen to the heart, and other body organs, and tissues.]

Drugs.com reports on the history of the use of the Hawthorn as follows:

"The use of hawthorn dates back to the Greek physician Dioscorides (40 to 90 AD). Hawthorn has been traditionally used as a diuretic for kidney and bladder disorders, to treat stomachache, stimulate appetite, and improve circulation. Other traditional uses for hawthorn include treatment of stress, nervousness, and sleep disorders.

“Preparations containing hawthorn remain popular in Europe for the treatment of high or low blood pressure, tachycardia, or arrhythmias, with the revised Complete German Commission E Monographs approving the use of leaves and flowers for the treatment of long-term heart failure classes I and II (New York Heart Association [NYHA] classification). Some acceptance has also been gained in the United States, with clinical trials being conducted in cardiac failure."

Note: I spoke recently spoke to a local elderly lady who has had congestive heart failure for several years. She says she has been helped significantly by taking the Hawthorn capsules. She uses 3 capsules twice a day and has done so for over 2 years.

Other experimental treatments for Ebola that should be considered

The patient should be lightly dressed because too much clothes adds to the misery of an over heated body. The hospital or treatment center should have an ozone machine and use ultraviolet light to disinfect air circulating in the room at all times. Air conditioning and lowering the temperature of the room will help.

1. Ozone (drink one glass of chilled ozonated water every 2 hours on an empty stomach. Drink 6 to 8 glasses a day. The ozone should be bubbled into the water for one-minute prior to use.) A gallon of ozonated water can be stored in a refrigerator up to 24 hours and maintain its efficacy. To ozonate a gallon of water, bubble ozone through it for 8 minutes.

2. Hydrogen Peroxide in bath water - Add 12 pints of 3% H2O2 to a tub of room temperature water or even cooler water. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes once every other day. Rinse mouth cavity with 3% H2O2 4 or 5 times a day.

3. Self-immunization with Oral 3% Hydrogen Peroxide in water or aloe vera juice and water. Add one teaspoon of 3% H2O2 to a glass of water and drink this once every two hours on an empty stomach 4 to 8 times a day. Take until the fever breaks, and the vomiting stops. When the patients feels his condition is returning to normal, continue this treatment for 2 or 3 more days. Retest the blood for the presence of the virus

4. Cold Showers or lowering the body temperature.

5. Supernatural help - fast on bread and water with prayer. Place an St Benedict medal on the patient while praying for them. No one knows with any degree of certainty what will become of the Ebola epidemic in western Africa. Can it be contained there or will it transverse the ocean and reach North and South America? For better or for worse, we will all find out soon enough.


Black Seed (Cumin) induces a sustained HIV sero-conversion

This study was published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2013) 10(5):332-335. The authors are Abdulfatah Adekunle Onifade, Andrew Paul Jewell & Waheed Adeola Adedeji. The email address to reach the author is abdufattah_sa@yahoo.com Immunology unit, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa) is also known as Black Seed, Kalonji and Haba Al-Barakah. The medicinal uses of Black Seed have been written about in both Islamic and Christian literature for thousands of years. Black seed (Cumin) is used as a spice in Mexican, Spanish, Indian, and Asian cooking.

A reader who recently emailed me a link to this article brought this study to my attention. The abstract states the following:

Abstract Nigella sativa had been documented to possess many therapeutic functions in medicine but the least expected is sero-conversion in HIV infection that is very rare despite extensive therapy with highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). This case presentation is to highlight the complete recovery and sero-conversion of adult HIV patient after treatment with Nigella sativa concoction for the period of six months.

The patient presented to the herbal therapist with history of chronic fever, diarrhea, weight loss and multiple pruritic lesions of 3 months duration. Examination revealed moderate weight loss, and the laboratory tests of ELISA and Western blot (new blot 1 & 2) confirmed sero-positivity to HIV infection with pre-treatment viral (HIV-RNA) load of 27,000 copies/ml and CD4 count of 250 cells/ mm3 respectively. The patient was commenced on Nigella sativa concoction 10 mls twice daily for 6 months. He was contacted daily to monitor side effects and drug efficacy. Fever, diarrhea and multiple pruritic lesions disappeared on 5th, 7th and 20th day respectively on Nigella sativa therapy. The CD4 count decreased to 160 cells/ mm3

Repeated EIA and Western blot tests on 187th day on Nigella sativa therapy was sero-negative. The post therapy CD4 count was 650cells/ mm3 with undetectable viral (HIV-RNA) load. Several repeats of the HIV tests remained sero- negative, aviraemia and normal CD4 count since 24 months without herbal therapy. This case report reflects the fact that there are possible therapeutic agents in Nigella sativa that may effectively control HIV infection.

The full article that I obtained discusses a 46-year-old man who had fever and diarrhea started treatment with an herbalist in August of 2009. He was monitored daily. The only treatment the patient used was the Nigella Sativa and honey mixture (60% Nigella sativa and 40% honey). He used no prescribed drugs. He started with a viral load of 27000 and a CD4 count of 250. Within the first 20 days of treatment, all his symptoms had disappeared.

At the end of the first month, his viral load dropped to 1000 and his CD4 count declined to 160. At the end of the second month, his viral load was less than 50 copies and his CD4 count increased to 190. At the end of the 3rd month, his viral load was non-detectable and his CD4 count was 270.

For the first 5 months, his Elisa and Western Blot test were positive for HIV. At the end of the 6-month his CD4 count had increased to 650 and for the first time his antibody test was negative.

His herbal treatment was discontinued after 6 months. After 12 months, his CD4 counts were at 840 and his antibody test was still negative. At the 47th month, his CD4 count was 880, his viral load was non-detectable and his Elisa and Western Blot were still negative. To me it appears this patient was cured of AIDS with 6 months use of Nigella sativa.

This was a single case, well documented, and with impressive results. However, there are some unanswered questions and I emailed them to the authors earlier today. They are.

1. Was the mixture of 40% honey and 60% Nigella sativa based on volume or the weight or each ingredient?

2. Since 10 ml (about 2 teaspoons) was used twice a day, was the mixture made of ground Nigella Sativa seed mixed with honey or the Nigella sativa oil (Black seed oil) mixed with honey?

Reply received August 5th from: abdulfatai adekunle onifade 10:32 AM (1 hour ago) to me

"It is based on volume. Honey is to make it easier for (using) nigella sativa seed. Seed is the most preferred. Thank you" Dr AA ONIFADE

In a second follow-up email. Dr Onifade said that the black seed (nigella sativa) was a fine ground powder that was mixed with the honey. Based on the 10 ml dose twice daily, and making a honey and black cumin powder mixture in my kitchen, I was able to estimate the total Black Seed (Cumin) daily intake of the patient in this article at around 3000 mg.

Update: August 12th –

Amazingherbs.com has a plain original black cumin capsules in bottles of 100 for $15.00. Each capsule has 475 mg cumin without any added honey. Thus, two capsules of this Black Seed (cumin) powder taken with meals 3 times a day should provide a daily therapeutic dose (2850 mg) based on the African model.

The authors concluded their article with this statement:

It was concluded that the sustained sero-conversion induced by Nigella sativa concoction in this HIV patient means that all HIV cells at all stages in infected cells in the body must have been lysed. Therefore, there is need to further study more HIV patients on Nigella sativa therapy and its virucidal effect on this pandemic virus.

Note: Black Seed (Nigella sativa) oil and Black Seed capsules are sold in health food stores. amazingherbs.com is one source but there are probably others. Some people may not be able to tolerate the ground herb as a supplement but may tolerate the Black Cumin seed oil better. You may write or email us with comments about this article.

An HIV patient in Milwaukee began using Black Seed powder (Cumin) on Aug 9th, 2014, in an attempt to achieve a second "cure” of HIV/AIDS

Milwaukee, WI - On August 9th, 2014, Patient R, a Caucasian male began taking 2 capsules of Black Seed powder with meals three times a day. The local experiment is based on a case study of 4 years duration done in Nigeria.

The first 6 months of the Nigerian study involved the use on Nigella Sativa (Black Seed) as a monotherapy for HIV. Local testing in Milwaukee and emails from the author, Dr Onifade, led to the initial observation that about 3000 mg of black cumin powder was consumed daily in the Nigerian test case. The Nigerian patient had restoration of normal CD4 helper cell counts and a consistent non-detectable HIV viral load for more than 2 years after the treatment was discontinued.

Equally surprising was a consistent non-detectable antibody test for HIV that began in the 6th month of treatment. At that time, the treatment was discontinued and two years hence, the HIV virus remains non-detectable and the patient has a fully restored CD4 cell count.

The difference between the Nigerian case and the current ongoing Milwaukee test case is that no honey was added to the Black Cumin powder and the dose was divided into 3 portions taken with meals 3 times a day. Like the Nigerian case, no pharmaceutical anti-virals for HIV are being used while the Black Seed powder study is underway.

The baseline CD4 count and PCR viral load test was taken in July, 3 weeks before starting the Black Seed protocol - Patient R's baseline labs are an absolute CD4 count of 262 and an HIV viral load of 10,571.

The first test results after using the Black Cumin (in capsule form) will occur sometime next month in October (about 60 day after starting the herbal remedy), and the results will be published on this website.

Update: Within the past week, patient R had the test that was originally scheduled for Oct 11 delayed until Nov. 19th so he could spend a few weeks with his mother in Indiana who is ill. He is expected to return to Wisconsin before the end of October. He remains asymptomatic.

Note: This local experiment is possible because patient R's doctor took him off all HIV antiviral drugs in July due to adverse side effects; the doctor is currently monitoring his viral load and immune status every 3 months while he is on this "drug holiday." Patient R plans to inform his doctor at their next meeting on his use of Black Cumin at the same time blood is drawn for new labs tests.

Anyone reading this report who has questions or wants more specific details on what patient R or patient P is doing can call me at 414-231-9817. I cannot give you medical advice but I can provide you with the latest updates on what is happening in other cases we are following.

Case No 2 – HIV/AIDS (Patient P) Aug/Sept 2014 Black Seed Oil is being used

Patient P. is from Illinois. A 59 year old male was hospitalized with a severe lung infection around August 19, 2014. The doctors determined the type of pneumonia he had occurred in AIDS cases. He was tested for HIV and it came back positive. They did more tests and found he had full blown AIDS. His CD4 count was 54 and his viral load (pcr) was 174,000. He was given oxygen to breathe, antibiotics, and a high dose of prednisone for 3 weeks.

His wife did an internet search and discovered an article on the use of Black Seed for HIV. She obtained the black seed oil capsules and started her husband on them while he was on the drugs the doctor had given him for the pneumonia. He was not yet placed on any HIV drugs. On Sept I spoke with Mrs. P, his wife and this is what she told me.

About August 19, 2014, her husband came down with pneumonia. The doctors found from their tests that the type of pneumonia he had was common in advanced HIV infection, so they tested him for HIV and found he was positive on the antibody test. The doctor immediately started treatment for the pneumonia but not the HIV virus. He was prescribed prednisone and antibiotics. He was also placed on oxygen due to his difficulty breathing.

At the same time, Mrs. P. found the article on the at Keep Hope Alive on the Nigerian case where the person used black seed to successfully treat his HIV and seroconverted. Not knowing what type or brand of black seed was used, she located some black seed oil capsules locally and started her husband on them around August 22nd. She gave him 3 caps in the morning, 2 at noon and 3 at night.

On Sept 11, about 3 weeks later, she was able to obtain for free a comprehensive test for the viral load, complete CBC and CD4 counts. After this combined therapy used for about 3 weeks, the result as that the pneumonia completely went away and Mr. P. no longer need oxygen.

On Sept 18, Mrs. P called me with the latest labs. They were a CD4 count of 54 and a viral load of 100,000. While the first test from 3 weeks use of Black Seed oil was encouraging with a decline in the HIV viral load, the most remarkable part of this recent case is that Mr. P. is now off the prednisone and felt so good he went back to work in the past week.

However, because his CD4 count is so low, he is starting on a prescribed drug cocktail for his HIV while continuing his use of the Black Seed oil. For the immediate future, assuming he tolerates the antiviral for HIV, he plans to continue this with the black seed oil and occasionally test for the presence of the antibody after his CD4 count passes 600. This could take several months. We will follow this case closely to see if the combination of the pharmaceutical drugs and the black seed oil together can achieve a sero-conversion on the HIV antibody test.

Note: the black seed oil used by patient P was from amazingherbs.com, which is also the source of the black seed powder being used by patient R in Milwaukee.

As for Patient R in (Milwaukee. WI) he is currently using the black seed powder with meals in a dose of 3 capsules twice a day. He found that taking it 3 times a day was difficult to follow with his work schedule. He also tried taking Black Seed Powder once or twice on an empty stomach but had an acid reflux reaction. He found it best tolerated when taken with food. He also reported that each time he takes the black seed powder capsules, he gets a “flush” reaction like a niacin flush and feels warm all over his body for about one hour.

The results of Patient R’s next test will be published on our website at keephopealive.org as soon as it is becomes available (possibly around Thanksgiving). I also recently received an email from a person in Europe who is following two people who recently started using black seed oil and in another case black seed powder for the treatment of HIV. More information about the baseline stats are awaited in these latest test cases. Other persons who try black seed powder or oil for HIV or other conditions are encouraged to keep good records and to share the results by emailing or writing to us. All names and data will be kept strictly private unless you wish to go public with your results.

Disclaimer: Information in this newsletter is not a substitute for medical advice from a health care professional. © 2014 Keep Hope Alive, PO Box 270041, West Allis WI 53227 414-231-9817

Updated News: Dr Ron Peters MD is now officially a member of the Board of Directors of Keep Hope Alive. He is available for telephone consultations. Use the link in the right column to access his articles, website and phone number.

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