I agree with the previous poster who mentioned that parasites
could give a predisposition for cancer.
I've been reading up on what herbs actually KILL viruses..
Before I type the list here--- you may want to suggest to your friend it's reccomended that she start colon cleansing now. Then after about 2-3 weeks of doing that, start on a parasite
After that- 3 Liver Flushes
(spread out every other weekend)
And while she is doing these things she must stop using any chemical cleansing product- chemical additives
in foods, and in cosmetics--- and switch to natural alternatives. (In her case, she may want to try Burt's Bees' cosmetics, Bare Essentials makeup, Aubrey Organics, etc... if she doesnt' want to use simple stuff like baking soda, corn startch, etc. the stuff still isnt 100% preservative free but it is a heck of alot less toxic than the every day beauty supplies you see in commercials)
Cleansing her body first-- as well as keeping away from toxins as much as possible--will help her immune system notch up a few levels- giving her liver a break and therefore giving her immune system an edge over the virus.
If she is going to eat veggies and fruits- then make sure she uses one of those natural veggie washes that come in a spray bottle. They are non-toxic, and will rid produce from chemical farm sprays.---further eliminating the toxic load to her body.
FOOD AND DRINK TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM:
-- She should be getting more raw or steamed vegetable and fruit produce (washed with veggie wash) in her than breads, starches, corn syrup, dairy, meats.
--- Try to avoid pork and red meat when possible- as if the immune system is already weakened by a virus to begin with--these meats have been found to further weaken it.
--- Refined Sugar
and corn syrup have also been found to lower the immune system greatly. This accounts for why alot of kids succumb to bad colds, flus right after Halloween or Easter. (Halloween Candy and Easter Egg Basket candy binges)
---She should no longer be drinking carbonated beverages or fruit juices made with refined sugar. Best bet is home--juiced juices , herbal teas and natural spring water between meals.
-- Good anti-viral teas for her are Esiak Tea, Pau D'Arco tea, and Yerba Mate tea and best of all , Kombucha tea. Yogi Teas makes Kombucha mixed with green tea leaves. Kombucha and Esiak Tea have both been found to control cancer--- let alone also viruses.
--- During her Periods, she should be especially concentrating on getting daily supplies of essential oils with Omega fatty acids -- like Flax Seed Oil.
She should be taking daily supplements of Selenium with natural version vitamin E, Magnesium, and the entire B -Complex. Also most importantly- Vitamin C with bioflavonoids-- (not plain ole' ascorbic acid tablets) Vitamin C in large doses have been found to fight against viruses-- like Herpes.
Olive Leaf --- THESE 4 MENTIONED ARE THE BEST IN KILLING VIRUSES-- NOT JUST PREVENTING THEM! OREGANO OIL WORKS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY-- even more so in conjunction with Olive Leaf.
Garlic are also known anti parasite
and anti viral items.
Lomatium Dissectum (tincture form) is also a wonder herb that kills viruses. It has been used by the early pioneers and indians to cure many from the widespread killer flu back during the turn of the century with lots of success. New Millineum foods sells a tincture bottle of it for very cheap. I ordered mine from them online to keep on hand.
I would also ask help on this for your friend over at the Barefoot Herbalist forum. MH makes his own oregano oil and moderates that forum. You can order oregano oil from him- as well as a bunch of other good stuff that would benefit your friend.
He doesnt agree with the Vitamin C supplements- but he does support lots of raw organic fruits (which when off the vine have the most live vitamin C anyway)
She should be diligent and patient- and I bet that if these steps dont kill the virus in time, they will keep it under control with no side effects!