Sunday, December 18, 2005

Vietnam: Traditional Healers Recommend Honey to Prevent Bird Flu

Traditional Measures to Prevent Bird Flu
Vietnam News Agency, 12/15/05

Traditional experiences in bird and human flu prevention were presented by twelve practitioners at a seminar held in Hanoi on Dec. 15 by the Vietnam Red Cross.

The practitioners made presentations on traditional measures to disinfect farms using lime powder, and on using soapberry smoke to prevent poultry flu. For human, drinking water with garlic extract and honey is good, they said, adding that using water with garlic extract as a nose drop and some other popular remedies are very helpful.

The seminar aims to encourage awareness in the community, highlighting traditional medicine practitioners who advocate effective traditional remedies to help prevent a flu pandemic.

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