posted on Dec, 23 2007 @ 03:19 AM
Originally posted by phantomseek
Have 75,000 people been treated with it for ailments such as Malaria and HIV?
See, that's the thing I have a problem with. Trying to find further information, all I got was the same claims that link back to same source -- the
free e-book. That's what's making me suspicious of the claims. Some say the info and news was suppressed, but come on, ALL the news?
If Big Pharma is what Mr Humble is worried about, why doesn't he take his 'miracle' to India?
Cipla - The Chemical, Industrial & Pharmaceutical Laboratories
[..]Because Indian law from 1972 has
allowed no (end-product) patents on drugs, and provided for compulsory licensing, Cipla was able to manufacture medicines which enjoy patent monopoly
in certain other countries (particularly those where large, multinational pharmaceutical companies are based)[..]
In August of 2007 Cipla was confronted by a US-based group known as AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) with a well-funded campaign of full-page ads in
various Indian newspapers suggesting Cipla was pricing an AIDS drug called Viraday higher in India than in Africa.
In response to AIDS Healthcare Foundation's claims Cipla issued a short statement pointing out that the company had not sold a single pack of Viraday
in Africa. It also underlined that Cipla sells its other AIDS drugs to the Indian government at the same prices it sells to Africa, and questioned
AHF's agenda. According to AHF and news reports, Cipla threatened a defamation lawsuit against the organization.[..]
Now that is truly heroic. Give the middle finger to The Man and tell him to stuff it where the sun don't shine
Anyway, here are some other links I found on the subject that checks out:
Feeding Sodium Chlorate to Livestock To Kill Salmonella and E. coli - Brief
Sodium chlorate (NaClO3) reduces to chlorine dioxide (along with chlorine gas (Cl2 and water (H20)) when reacting with the hydrochloric acid (HCl)
such as that in the stomach. (Source
Plus this one:
Pharmacodynamics of Alcide, a New Antimicrobial Compound, in Rat and
[..]Alcide is a germicidal preparation which has been shown to kill a wide range of common pathogenic bacteria as well as fungi, in
vitro. This preparation is composed of Part A and Part B which contains sodium chlorite (NaClO2) and lactic acid as the active ingredients,
respectively. The two parts are combined in equal volumes immediately prior to application resulting in the formation of chlorine dioxide
As you can see, so far it's only the claims that it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that have been verified (and this is not anything
new). Anti-viral and anti-malarial (caused by protozoan parasites) still hasn't been verified or at least I couldn't track down any reports, other
than the claims from that PDF.
Edit to add:
This news I can believe -- BBC NEWS | Health | Sea cucumber 'new malaria weapon'
Link to actual study -- PLoS Pathogens -
Hemolytic C-Type Lectin CEL-III from Sea Cucumber Expressed in Transgenic Mosquitoes Impairs Malaria Parasite Development
Locally here in Malaysia (where malaria cases aren't anything new) we've been using sea cucumber (locally know as
) as a traditional remedy for a whole range of ailments from skin problems to even (some claim)
cancer. There's evidence for the claims of curing skin problems (it's rich in vitamin E), but not for the cancer.
The strange thing about the substance is that you can dip your hand in a pot of boiling gamat jelly without getting burned or scalded. Fascinating.
[edit on 23-12-2007 by Beachcoma]