Herb Robert and the Herpes simplex virus
Type of Spiritual Experience
Herpetic simplex keratitis is a form of keratitis caused by recurrent herpes simplex virus in the cornea. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is very common, according to Wikipedia:
- Nearly 100% of those older than 60 years of age harbor HSV in their trigeminal ganglia at autopsy.
- It has been estimated that one third of the world population suffers from recurrent infection. Keratitis caused by HSV is the most common cause of cornea-derived blindness in developed nations Therefore, HSV infections are a large and worldwide public health problem
The global incidence (rate of new disease) of Herpes keratitis is roughly 1.5 million, including 40,000 new cases of severe monocular visual impairment or blindness each year
A description of the experience
Oftalmologia. 1999;46(1):55-7. [Treatment with acyclovir combined with a new Romanian product from plants]. [Article in Romanian] Corina P1, Dimitris S, Emanuil T, Nora R.
The paper presents a study of the associated effect of acyclovir and a plant extract from Calendula officinalis [marigold], Actium lappa [burdock] and Geranium robertianum [herb robert]. We studied a number of 52 patients suffering of herpetic keratitis. Better results in resolving complaints and faster healing of ulceration were obtained using the associated treatment than the usual acyclovir treatment only.
The source of the experiencePubMed
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment