FLU virus

Alternative Medicine

Annual influenza - Bradford S Weeks MD prescribes vitamin A 100,000 IU AM+PM for 7 day maximum - 2003 Journal Orthomolecular Medicine  www.orthomed.org (Routine health care maximum intake is 10,000 mg per day to avoid toxicity and maximize disease/infection prevention.)
Avian (bird) flu - Wall Street Journal healthjournal@wsj.com  recommends some USA web sites =
www.cdc.gov/flu/avian/index.htm outbreaks 
www.who.int/csr/disease/avian_influenza/en/  world health updates 
www.cdc.gov/travel/  travel health 
www.nture.com/nature/focus/avianflu/index.html  articles from science journal Nature
Avian (bird) flu - the lethal H5N1 strain - The Chinese cooking star anise spice
(八角 bājiǎo, "eight-horn")  from Illicium verum - Hooker fil., is the key ingredient of Tamiflu drug. [Tamiflu (generic name = oseltamivir) appears to be effective against most known flu strains per 11/8/05 Health editorial www.wsj.com
Tamiflu must be taken within 48 hours of flu symptoms.  11/4/05  jheslam@bostonherald.com   http://theedge.bostonherald.com/healthNews/view.bg?articleid=110256
Beware.  Make sure that any powdered anise is star anise of the same Latin name as
the whole star anise.  Make sure it is Chinese in origin.  Japanese star anise is toxic
Also, some Chinese star anise teas (contaminated with other ingredients) may cause illnesses such as seizures. http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2003/NEW00941.html   
Do not mistake anise (aniseed/pimpinella annisum) or fennel tea with star anise tea. www.allabor.net/dossier/aniseed.html
Star anise is also found in the Chinese 5 spice powder.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_anise
Taiwan makes a ground star aniseed powder imported by Strong America Limited to USA.
Kwok Shing Hong Inc imports to USA the whole Chinese star aniseed herb for Chinese grocery stores.
Roche has world rights to Tamiflu drug until 2016.  Roche ferments shikimic acid extracted from the follicle (carpel)/star/octagon (8) frame/pod/pericarp which houses the seed to create the drug.  Roche uses star anise from Guangxi, Yunnan, Sichuan, and Guizhou in China. Factsheet Tamiflu Other star anise sources are Fujian and Guangdong
The alternative method of producing shikimic acid developed by Professor John W. Frost, a chemist at Michigan State University, involves fermentation using vats of genetically engineered bacteria.  Quinic acid, from the bark of the tropical cinchona tree, may be a better starting drug material than shikimic acid, but is frequently found in unfriendly war zones.  http://www.menrohm.com/   Frost Chemical Laboratory
Living Nutrition indicates that shikimic acid is found in the leaf of Musa x paradisiaca L. - Musaceae
Common names: Banana - Plantain. http://www.livingnutrition.com/fwn/read.php?1,411,412   Living Nutrition :: Fruitarian Worldwide Network :: cooked food
One place that advertises shikimic acid is  http://www.organic-extracts.com/welcome.htm   Need to ask if it is edible; Chinese or Japanese (toxic) Illicium anisatum. 
Star anise spice  http://www.theepicentre.com/Spices/staranis.html
Shikimic Acid: Metabolism and Metabolites (Paperback) by Edwin Haslam  www.amazon.com
David J. Kennedy's book The Natural Cure to the Avian Flu 'They' Don't Want You to Know About  Try colloidal silver. 
11/1/2005 WallStreetJournal http://chinatalk.suddenlaunch3.com/index.cgi?board=chinabiz&action=display&num=1130921664
Alternative food sources of shikimic acid = small amounts are available from prickly pears, leaves of the mastic tree, and India’s own haritaki fruit. A possible 700,000 ppm, however, comes from the leaves of one Mammea americana. Food Uses   http://www.sepiamutiny.com/sepia/archives/cat_science.html   http://www.organic-extracts.com/info.htm
Avian (bird) flu - 12 children died in Japan after taking the anti-viral drug Tamiflu.  In addition 32 incidents of "neuropsychiatric" incidents such as seizures, loss of consciousness & delirium have been reported in children taking Tamiflu in 2005. 11/18/2005 www.usatoday.com  (Could this be related to the use of  toxic Japanese star anise in the manufacture of Tamiflu?)
Avian (bird) flu - The H5Ni virus seems able to trigger an over reaction/production of cytokine proteins that create excessive inflammation and subsequently weak leaky blood vessels and lungs.  Friday's Science Journal 12/16/05 www.wsj.com
Chinese Star Anise tea may help as a preventative of viruses and super bugs. "The Chinese star anise is considered safe. A closely related species, the Japanese star anise, contains sikimitoxin and is toxic."   http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=24284
Chinese Star Anise (Illicium verum) "should not be confused with anise (Pimpenella anisum), a member of the carrot family, or with (the TOXIC) Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum)...
Typical doses of star anise may include 1 cup of tea, or 0.5-1 grams of the coarsely ground SEED boiled in 150 milliliters water for 120 minutes and then straining. Ground star anise has been taken in a dose of 3 grams daily."
Chinese Star Anise (Illicium verum) - https://globalhealing.com/natural-health/star-anise/ 10/14/2015 @ https://globalhealing.com/natural-health/plants-for-health/ -
anufacturer of drug Tamiflu is Roche, in Switzerland...uses large amounts of common Asian star anise to obtain shikimic acid, one of the principle active ingredients in Tamiflu. In fact, without star anise, there is no Tamiflu, as these 8-pointed seed pods gleaned from the Chinese evergreen, are used for massive production of the drug." (licorice flavor)
"During the 2005 scare, the drug company began to make shikimic acid
artificially via a process of using fermented and bioengineered E. coli bacteria." (Uck.)

"Tamiflu can NOT prevent you from getting swine flu or even kill swine flu; it is (can be) a toxic product and can create a grocery list of symptoms. According to manufacturer it only reduces the symptoms of flu for the 1st 36 hours.  (I, Dr. Len Horowitz & others[3] @ http://tetrahedron.org/ are ) "highly against the use of this drug and believe that most of these flu pandemics are actually created by man to reduce the population and create fat pockets for big pharma."

The (TEA) infusion obtained by immersing ground anise SEED with boiling water has a very licorice like flavor. This spice, obtained from a member tree of the magnolia family, has a characteristic pungent flavor, lingering and numbing, leaving the palate stimulated and fresh. A (dash of honey,) cardamom seed, some cloves or even a dash of ginger added to a cup of this tea" may improve the taste. (Country of origin is NOT mentioned.)

Star Anise -
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Chinese star anise (Illicium verum) should NOT be confused with anise (Pimpenella anisum), a member of the carrot family, or with Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum). Chinese star anise (star anise) is native to China and Vietnam and has been used for its carminative (reduces gas), stomachic (digestive aid), stimulant, and diuretic medicinal properties. Star anise is used by the Malays to combat stomachache due to the accumulation of intestinal gas, headache, and to promote vitality.
Shikimic acid extracted from the pods (which wraps the seeds) of star anise is the starting material of Tamiflu®. Tamiflu® (Roche Laboratories) is an antiviral drug which has gained popularity with the recent spread of the bird flu (H5N1). Roche Laboratories and its partners mainly use the shikimic acid extracted from Chinese star anise. However, they are developing new technologies that use an E. coli bacteria that produces shikimic acid when overfed glucose.

In September 2003, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised consumers NOT to consume teas containing star anise. Such teas have been linked with serious neurological effects such as seizures, vomiting, jitteriness and rapid eye movement. Some reports have found Chinese star anise (Illicium verum) to be contaminated with Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum), which is a known neuro-toxin. Chinese star anise is recognized as safe for food use by the FDA, as acknowledged in the FDA's advisory. Chinese star anise is believed to help with colic in infants; however, the FDA is unaware of scientific evidence to support this claim. In addition, the FDA has not identified the specific type of star anise associated with the adverse effects. Similar reports of adverse effects have been found in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and Washington in the United States as well as the Netherlands, Spain, and France.

Awang, Dennis V.C., PhD, FCIC, and Blumenthal, Mark - Tamiflu and Star Anise: Securing Adequate Supplies of the Oral Antiviral for Avian Flu Treatment - HerbalGram 2006 - The Journal of the American Botanical Council - Issue: 70 Page: 58-60 - http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/flu/12068-tamiflu-star-anise-antiviral-avian-flu-treatment.html   
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Currently the most satisfactory commercial route to the production of Tamiflu is based on extraction of shikimic acid from the fruits of Chinese star anise (Illicium verum Hook f., lliciaceae; bajiao in Mandarin). However, this plant, a small tree up to 10 meters tall, is notoriously difficult to cultivate and also matures at a very slow rate, flowering only after 6 years.4
Roche so far has commanded roughly 90% of the world’s supply of Chinese star anise, which is grown only in 4 Chinese provinces. Alarmingly, almost all of this year’s star anise crop has been reportedly destroyed by a series of mudslides produced by unseasonably severe tropical storms.5
Read more: http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/flu/12068-tamiflu-star-anise-antiviral-avian-flu-treatment.html#ixzz0xqBf5uNd
Because the star anise connection as a starting material for the production of Tamiflu has some potential media value—i.e., the drug is based on a chemical derived from a traditional spice and medicinal plant—numerous articles have appeared in the mainstream media focusing on star anise and its relative scarcity in relation to the mushrooming demand for Tamiflu.3,6
A report in the China Daily states that the price of star anise had almost doubled in
one week in November. In Guangxi province, the price rose from 5 yuan (US $0.60) per kilogram to 8.2 yuan (US $1.00) per kilo, according to a wholesaler in Wuzhou, who reportedly had taken stock of 60 tons of the fruit, even before Roche had purchased available stocks.7
The New York Times reported in November that the cost of shikimic acid in China rose from $40 to over $400 per kilo.3
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Shikimic acid is also a constituent of the toxic fruit of Japanese, or bastard, star anise, also called sacred anise (I. anisatum L.). This species, termed shikimi-no-ki
in Japanese, is cultivated near Buddhist temples and used in religious ceremonies
, such as branches for decorating graves.4,8
The relative abundance of shikimic acid in the fruits of I. anisatum and I. verum, and any significant differences in ease of extraction, are not evident in the available literature.
However, CONCERN has been expressed regarding the adulteration of Chinese star anise with Japanese star anise, due to the documented neurologic and gastrointestinal toxicities of purported Chinese star anise tea administered to infants.9,10
Neurotoxicities in Infants Seen With the Consumption of Star Anise Tea. Pediatrics. 10/18/2004; 114;653-656 http://www.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/114/5/e653 + http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/291/5/562
A rapid and efficient method for detecting I anisatum in I. verum powder has been recently published.11
The procedure involves a combination of microscopy (fluorescence and scanning electron) and gas chromatography, which easily detects the presence of eugenol, methoxyeugenol, and 2,6-dimethoxy-4-allyphenol, compounds not present in I. verum. However, the distinction between these 2 species of Illicium is of concern primarily for the purpose
of ensuring the purity of Chinese star anise for food use (e.g., herbal teas).
For the production of shikimic acid suitable for synthetic production of oseltamivir, this distinction does not appear to be of significance as only the shikimic acid is isolated and purified for further chemical elaboration into oseltamivir.
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Considerable interest has been expressed by reporters in the mistaken and dangerous belief that drinking star anise extracts can be an effective treatment for the avian flu (N.R. Farnsworth oral communication to D.V.C. Awang, November 4, 2005).
However, neither such extracts nor shikimic acid itself and its metabolites have been demonstrated to have such efficacy. Expressing concerns about the misuse of star anise as an herbal preventive or treatment for avian flu, a coalition of herb and dietary supplement industry trade associations have stated categorically that such activity
is not only not recommended but is strongly discouraged.12 - Read more:
Due to the initially high cost ($50 per gram) of research quantities of shikimic acid, Roche contracted with Michigan State University (MSU) scientist J. W. Frost to develop a fermentation process for production of (-)-shikimic acid. Frost discovered a strain of E. coli that overproduces the acid when fed glucose, which eventually led to bacterial growth on a commercial scale. Roche now obtains large quantities (measured in tons)
of shikimic acid both by fermentation and star anise fruit extraction, but isolation and purification are time-consuming.13
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...Recently, the Canadian generic drug manufacturer Biolyse Pharma Corp., which specializes in extracting chemicals from plants at its plant in St. Catharines, Ontario, revealed plans to extract shikimic acid from Christmas trees.16
Extractable shikimic acid, reportedly constitutes 2 to 3% of the bio-mass from various pine spruce, and fir trees. The shikimic acid from this source will be considerably cheaper than its current price, which has soared to more than $500 (US) a kilogram from $45 over the past year due to shortages of Tamiflu and skyrocketing demand.
(Many American cities now pick up, dispose of and recycle home Christmas trees, thus possibly further reducing medical costs of drug production.) - Read more:
16. Zehr L. Christmas trees to provide key Tamiflu ingredient. The Globe and Mail (Toronto); December 2005:B3, 23. (Pine needles provide a wonderful anti-flu tea.) - Read more:
...Other potential sources of shikimic acid reportedly considered by Gilead Sciences Inc. of Foster City, California, are cinchona bark (Cinchona spp., Rubiaceae, source of quinic acid, a precursor of shikimic acid), ginkgo trees (Ginkgo biloba L., Ginkgoaceae), and the needles of giant sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum [lindl.] J. Buchholz, Cupressaceae).3 Read more: http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/flu/12068-tamiflu-star-anise-antiviral-avian-flu-treatment.html#ixzz0xqDBuaKN + http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/05/bu...pagewanted=all
Canada is recycling Christmas trees to manufacture tamiflu from the pine tree needles,
per 12/28/05 Channel 7 TV Healthcast news.   http://www2.whdh.com/features/archive/healthcast/1/
Fermented Cabbage Connection - 1. Patton D. - Cabbage dish gaining popularity as flu-fighter. November 16, 2005. Available at: http://www.nutraingredients.com/news...kraut-bird-flu
"Recent Korean research has found that a culture filtrate of the bacterium Leuconostoc kimchi (prepared from the Korean spiced fermented cabbage dish kimchi), when administered to chickens infected with the bird flu virus, led to recovery of 11 of 13 birds. However, while surging sales of kimchi across Asia suggest that consumers believe that it may protect them against bird flu, the bacterial preparation has not yet been tested on bird flu in humans, even though it has shown a 'very potent effect' against human flu in vitro.1
Europeans claim that the Korean process for kimchi production is exactly the same as that for the popular (kosher Jewish) European fermented cabbage dish sauerkraut, but the Korean researchers have stated that their research cannot be used to demonstrate similar benefits for sauerkraut, stressing that the antiviral effect of the bacterial product is 'strain-specific.'”1
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Elderberry juice http://medherb.com/Materia_Medica/Sambucus_-_Elderberry_(Sambucus_nigra,_canadensis).htm
However, never take in EXCESS. Know your source.  http://kaweahoaks.com/html/elderberry_poisoning.html 
Gumballs Could Fight Bird flu   Gumball fruit from the sweet-gum tree is a great source
of shikimic acid, the material used in the production of the drug oseltamirir (Tamiflu) to treat bird flu.
Shikimic acid is currently derived primarily from the Chinese star anise fruit
NOT Japenese star anise
, which is toxic!  Not plain ainse!  Star anise. 
It is most abundant in the South and can be found as far west as Missouri, Arkansas, & Oklahoma, USA.  
Shikimic acid is found in the fruit as well as in the leaves and bark
should be harvested when green, BEFORE seeds have been dispersed.
When used to its fullest, each tree can hold hundreds or even thousands of seed-pods
Resveratrol may help stop flu virus duplication if taken at least 6 hours after infection
and continued for an additional 24 hours. 
Resveratrol is found in grapes, red wine, peanuts and other plants.3/2006 www.lef.org
Selenium has preventive and protective properties against a number of viral agents. -
Biological effects of a nano red elemental seleniumnano selenium   or  
Sepp Hasslberger's thoughts on selenium -
http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2006/02/17/china_will_nano_selenium_help_prevent avian_pandemic.htm
Wise-Budoff, Dr Penny  No More Hot Flashes and Other Good Newswww.bonneforme.com
Chapter 3 Alternatives and Designer Estrogens notes that a single dose of DHEA prior to receiving a booster dose of tetanus toxoid injection or  flu vaccine enhances antibody formation in older patients.


Bird flu - http://dgalerts.docguide.com/washington-idaho-usa-avian-influenza- 1/2015 China and "The 28-country European Union on [Mon 19 Jan 2015] banned poultry products from Washington, Douglas County in Oregon, and Idaho. Japan and Belarus added Idaho to previous bans on poultry from Washington (state) and Oregon."
Swine Flu - The virus' scientific name is H1N1 influenza A. 5/3/2009
Swine flu panic worldwide leads to violence against pigs

After swine flu scare cost them pigs, farmers strike back at government


Dr Lorraine Day's thoughts on avian bird flu - http://www.goodnewsaboutgod.com/studies/birdflu.htm + http://www.drday.com
Medical History

Spanish Flu - 1918 Flu Pandemic That Killed 50 Million Originated in China.

In the new report, Humphries finds archival evidence that a respiratory illness that struck northern China in November 1917 was identified a year later by Chinese health officials as identical 
Spanish Flu - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1201971207000355

Medical Research

Flu Vaccination - https://www.ageofautism.com/2020/01/coronavirus-can-be-caused-by-viral-interference-a-known-result-of-flu-vaccines.html
Morris, Dr John Anthony - http://www.hopedance.org/other-news/3257-intro-to-judys-book-by-robnert-kennedy-jr excerpt "Dr. John Anthony Morris was a bacteriologist and virologist who worked for 36 years at NIH and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), beginning in 1940. Morris served as the chief vaccine officer for the Bureau of Biological Standards (BBS) at the National Institute of Health and later with the FDA when the BBS transferred to that agency in the 1970s.
Dr. Morris irked his superiors by arguing that the research carried out by his unit demonstrated there was no reliable proof that flu vaccines were effective in preventing influenza; in particular, he accused his supervisor of basing HHS’s mass vaccination program for the swine flu primarily on a scientifically baseless fear campaign and on false claims made by pharmaceutical manufacturers. He warned that the vaccine was dangerous and could induce neurological injuries.
His CDC superior warned Dr. Morris, 'I would advise you not to talk about this.' 

When vaccine recipients began reporting adverse reactions, including Guillain-Barré, Dr. Morris disobeyed that order and went public. He declared that the flu vaccine was ineffective and potentially dangerous and said that he could find no evidence that this swine flu was dangerous or that it would spread from human to human. 
In retaliation, FDA officials confiscated his research materials, changed the locks on his laboratory, reassigned his laboratory staff, and blocked his efforts to publish his findings. The FDA assigned Dr. Morris to a small room with no telephone. Anyone who wished to see him had to secure permission from the chief of the lab. In 1976, HHS fired Dr. Morris on the pretext that he failed to return library books on time. 
Subsequent events supported Dr. Morris’s skepticism about the swine flu shot. The 1976 swine flu vaccination program was so fraught with problems that the government discontinued inoculations after 49 million people had received the vaccine. Among the vaccine’s victims were 500 cases of Guillain-Barré, including 200 people paralyzed and thirty-three dead. Furthermore, the incidence of swine flu among vaccinated was 7 times greater than among those who were unvaccinated, according to news reports. 
According to his New York Times obituary, Dr. Morris said, 'The producers of these (influenza) vaccines know they are worthless, but they go on selling them anyway.' He told the Washington Post in 1979, 'It’s a medical rip-off...
I believe the public should have truthful information on the basis of which they can determine whether or not to take the vaccine...I believe that given full information, they won’t take the vaccine.'”
Swine Flu - 2018-11-26 (edited) https://www.charismamag.com/video/
39406-is-the-4th-horseman-of-the-apocalypse-riding-now - "The African swine flu has infiltrated China. Sharon Gilbert, host of Science Friday on the PTL Network, says pigs and birds can contract illnesses from one another.  When the disease returns to the (non-kosher) pig, it can be transmitted to humans. 'I think we're going to see more and more diseases that are zoo-notic...can jump from animals to humans,' Gilbert says.  When people go from country to country, the risk for an outbreak increases.  'The influx of people that are coming to the United States are bringing more than just a need for jobs, guns in some cases, knives.  They're also bringing their belief system, (evil) spirits that may be attached to their families, and diseases,' Gilbert says.
(In scripture) the 4th horseman of the apocalypse carries disease: I looked, and there before me was a pale horse.
Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a 4th of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth
. (Revelation 6:8, NIV)"
Wilson, President Woodrow - https://www.brevis.com/blog/tag/the-great-influenza/ - "What was the explanation for the mental collapse of Woodrow Wilson?  One of the sequelae (previous disease consequence) of (the 2018) influenza is mental illness or deterioration (and in some cases even schizophrenia).  This combined with pre-existing cerebral arteriosclerosis did the trick (of misgoverance/misjudgment)."


Hamm, Maren - https://cdn.awmws.com/6a0ac5bd81af1184/jk5KpDJcqWAGKYUU/tv-2019-06-04.mp4
6/9/2019 - Healing of late state Lyme disease testimony begins around 22:22
H1N1 Flu Virus Prayer - (Swine Flu) - http://prayerinstitute.com/
Thompson, Chuck -
http://www.injesus.com/message-archives/prophetic/kathiewaltersministy/command-the-morning-stop-the-flue-1 -

Word of Life/ Mike Thompson Ministries - Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA -
"The (evil) spirit attached to it (the 2013 flu virus) manifests in the soulish/emotional realm with symptoms of depression, darkness, condemnation, desperation and a general sense of hopelessness about the future.".1/17/2013 -


Flu Vaccination - https://www.ageofautism.com/2020/01/coronavirus-can-be-caused-by-viral-interference-a-known-result-of-flu-vaccines.html
Eleanor McBean - http://www.whale.to/a/mcbean.html
Mercola, Joseph - http://www.greatbirdfluhoax.com/ - Tamiflu is for regular NOT bird flu, because there are different strains and antigens.  Typically fermented dairy and vegetable foods perform better than blanket/wrong vaccines, or right vaccines applied after one has already contracted an identified flu.  Nonspecific preventative drugs can cause death and/or serious side effects. https://vaccines.mercola.com/
http://www.thenhf.com/page.php?id=9 - http://www.thenhf.com/page.php?id=190