Plant-based Treatment for HIV

The plant-based treatment we distribute has been used for decades by traditional healers to treat the symptoms of AIDS. Many people living in Africa will supplement western drugs with medicine they get from their local healer. Clinicians working at a hospital in Tanga Tanzania noticed that some patients with HIV were improving faster than others and discovered they were supplementing with a particular herbal tea. The herbal medicine caught the interest of physicians in Bombo Regional Hospital in Tanga, and they worked with traditional healers to incorporate the herbal supplement into the treatment plan of HIV patients. Over 2,000 patients have been treated using this traditional medicine and for some people living in rural areas, this was the only HIV medication accessible.


Plants have been identified by Tanzanian and US botanists and pre-clinical safety trials have been conducted​.  In vitro biological analysis showed potent anti-HIV activity with an IC50 of 0.05Hg/ml, and antibacterial activity against S. aureus with an MIC of 14.0

Follow us

Asili Research Alliance is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and contributions are tax exempt under US IRS code 501(c)3. Our Federal EIN is 82-5248095 and California corporation number is C31954.

Asili Research Alliance