A South African endemic medicinal herb, with the botanical name of Sutherlandia frutescens may hold the key to the treatment of HIV and Aids it has been reported in many places including the BBC news site, and by Zulu shaman Credo Mutwa, who in recent years has become a good friend of controversial author and speaker David Icke.
Credo Mutwa, however, got the name slightly wrong and refers to it as Suderlandia Fructosate, and this has led to very many enquiries on message boards online where people have been trying to track the herb down. Some botanists also refer to Sutherlandia frutescens as Lessertia frutescens, which confuses matters further.
Sutherlandia frutescens is also known in English as cancer bush and balloon vine, and it grows naturally throughout the dry parts of southern Africa, in Western Cape and up the west coast as far north as Namibia and into Botswana. It is also found in the western Karoo to Eastern Cape and has been cultivated as an attractive garden flower.
Sutherlandia Frutescens, sub-species Microphylla has been undergoing clinical trials to assess its immune-boosting properties and evidence suggests that this plant can improve the quality of life of thousands of people suffering from HIV and full-blown Aids.
The South African San people who know it as “Insisa,” use Sutherlandia frutescens as an energy booster and an anti-depressant, whilst Afrikaners call it the “Kankerbossie” or cancer bush, because of its properties in treating people suffering with internal cancers.
Phyto Nova, a company specialising in herbal remedies first started researching the bio-chemical properties of Sutherlandia frutescens and they were so convinced it could be used to help HIV and Aids sufferers, that they contracted farmers to plant acres of the herb as a safeguard against over-harvesting of it in the wild.
The Phyto Nova company has been manufacturing and supplying high quality Sutherlandia frutescens tablets, gel and powder.
You may also be interested in reading this detailed write-up on the Sutherlandia treatment here.