Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Researchers state the
base cause and treatments relate to the immune
system. I could not find reputable scientific
research for herbal treatments so I have included
some from alternative sources. When I find better
sources I will add them to this site. For now realize
that this disease is related to or causes mono and
seems to be caused by or related to the immune
which is related to metal toxicity. Study these
links and they will provide additional treatment
and related disease information.
It is a virus and antibiotics will not treat it
but will further weaken the immune system thus may
cause it to get worse.
"Background. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related
smooth muscle neoplasms (SMNs) have been associated
with immune dysregulation, most notably in patients
who have undergone solid organ transplantation or
in patients with HIV/AIDS. Objective. to report
our experience with EBV-related neoplasms as well
as describing the first EBV-related SMN in the setting
of administration of glucocorticoids
and the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor etanercept.
Design. We have case reports, of minimum 3-year
follow-up, 2002-2005. Setting. It was held in an
academic and tertiary referral cancer center. Patients.
Patients are with dysregulated immunity after solid
organ transplantation, HIV/AIDS, or with psoriasis
after treatment with etanercept. Interventions.
There were discontinuation of etanercept, right
trisegmentectomy, and chemotherapy. Measurements.
We use survival as a measurement here. Results.
Patients who were able to withstand reduction in
immunosuppression survived. Surgical resection or
chemotherapy was successful in delaying progression
of disease. Limitations. There was a relatively
short follow-up for these slow-growing neoplasms.
Conclusion. EBV-related SMNs have variable aggressiveness.
While chemotherapy may slow disease progression,
resection and improving the host immune
status provide the best opportunity for primary
tumor control." (1) This
study is saying the best treatment for Epstein-Barr
is to improve the immune system.
"The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) can cause many
different infections in humans, including mononucleosis
(also called mono or the kissing disease). Many
EBV infections produce mild symptoms that are similar
to the common cold. However, individuals who develop
mono may experience more serious symptoms, such
as extreme fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph
nodes, fever, headache, swollen tonsils, loss of
appetite, soft and swollen spleen, and night sweats.
EBV infections in adolescents and young adults typically
cause mono.EBV, a member of the" (2)
"Cranberry:..Limited laboratory research has
examined the antiviral activity of cranberry. These
antiviral properties may help the body fight against
viruses, such as the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). However,
there are no reliable human studies supporting the
use of cranberry in this area. Additional research
is warranted." (3)
"Licorice:...It has been proposed that licorice
may help treat infections with the Epstein-Barr
virus. However, studies have not been performed
to determine if this therapy is safe and effective
in humans." (4) See
our page on liquorice
"chrysanthemum may help the body fight against
the Epstein-Barr virus. However, this cannot be
verified until well-designed human trials are performed."
"7 Common Mistakes People Make When Recovering
From Epstein Barr Virus" (6) This
article contains a lot of useful information and
treatment options. Check this site regarding the
various herbs and minerals as we have collected
important information for some of them such as selenium
has three types and only one type is best for humans.
"Epstein-Barr virus is in the herpes family
of viruses and most people will become infected
with EBV sometimes during their lives. In the United
States, as many as 95 percent of adults between
35 and 40 years of age have been infected. Infants
become susceptible to EBV as soon as maternal protection
present at birth disappears." (7)