A recent communication by WHO raised our interest. Several of our African partners are running pilot trials showing that diabetes can be cured efficiently by Artemisia afra infusions.
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A few years ago, whilst running the clinical trials against malaria and bilharzia with Artemisia plants in Maniema, RDCongo, Dr. Jerome Munyangi noticed that these plants had cured or alleviated the diabetes of several patients.
Munyangi J, Idumbo M, Mupenda B, Lutgen P. Five case reports on treatment of diabetes by Artemisia annua and Artemisia afra herbal tea. Pharm Pharmacol. Int J. 2020; 8(2):79‒85. DOI: 10.15406/ppij.2020.08.00283
This finding was recently confirmed by a case study in Burundi (see annex 1).
Early this year we published the results of 15 case studies. In 2020 15 patients infected by tuberculosis had been cured after 3 weeks of administration of Artemisia afra infusions, alone or in combination with the WHO prescribed drugs.
Daddy B, Lutgen P, Gisenya P. Breakthrough against tuberculosis: high efficacy of Artemisia afra infusions. Pharm Pharmacol Int J. 2021;9(2):58‒62.
Meanwhile in several countries of the Great Lakes, the tuberculosis of some 30 additional patients has been cured, mostly by Artemisia afra alone.
The efficacy of vaccines is a complex issue and sometimes long range effects may be disastrous.
The situation is dramatic for the RTS,S vaccine which protects only against sporozoites but does not induce clinical immunity against blood-stage parasites. The vaccine showed evidence of 35,9% efficacy in the first year after vaccination, but efficacy fell to 2.5% in the fourth year. The cohort with a high exposure index even showed a negative efficacy during the fifth year, i.e. an higher level of infection
A team of medical doctors in Nord Kivu discovered that Artemisia afra infusions were very efficient in the therapy of tuberculosis patients.
Daddy B, Lutgen P, Gisenya P. Breakthrough against tuberculosis: high efficacy of Artemisia afra infusions. Pharm Pharmacol Int J. 2021;9(2):58‒62. DOI: 10.15406/ppij.2021.09.00328
Some other plants are also known to have an antituberculosis effect. For example, Entada abyssinica, a Fabaceae, rich in saponins was found to be be very efficient in vitro against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
African medical doctors have discovered that infusions of Artemisia afra administered during 20 days definitely and totally cured tuberculosis, even for patients where drugs administred in conformity with the WHO protocol had failed. We quote one of their papers hereafter, but they have run dozens of similar successfull treatments in several countries of the region of the Great Lakes in Africa.
Mutaz Akkawi, Pascal Gisenya, Jérôme Munyangi, Pierre Lutgen
…or the key of malaria transmission.
Already 25 years ago it was known that malaria pigment (hemozoin, Hz, biocrystallized heme) is not an inert material. Crude pigment, as present in infected erythrocytes and shed after schizont rupture, may be considered the 'natural diet' ingested by macrophages in infected blood. Hemozoin is a powerful source of radicals, necrosis factor-alpha, interleukins 1 and 6.
Mutaz Akkawi, Jerome Munyangi, Pierre Lutgen
Already 200 years ago malaria pigment, later called hemozoin, was discovered.
Virchow, R. Zur pathologischen Physiologie des Bluts. Archiv f. pathol. Anat. 1, 547–563 (1847). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02114475
In my recent weblog « Africa, Covid and Schistosomiasis » I documented that eosinophilia is common in helminthic infections (www.malariaworld.org 14/01/2021) and that this might significatly contribute to a protection against viral infections. And that this could explain the low incidence of Covid in tropical African countries.
A few years ago we described in a blog on www.malariaword.org the role zinc may have in diarrhea and tropical diseases. Zn2+ deficiency is a common comorbidity of many chronic diseases.
In a recent weblog we describe the deleterious effect of zinc deficiency in elderly people on the development of pneumonia. Zinc deficiency has a detrimental effect on blood pressure and hypertension is one of the major causes of mortality in Covid infections.