Antigua is an island in the West Indies in the Caribbean region. The BBC article is titled Chikungunya revives herbal remedies in Antigua. The chikungunya virus results from mosquito bites and there is no known cure.
Several of the herbs referenced in this article are quite well known like neem, dandelion, Echinacea and burdock.
Sadly but not unpredictably, the local medical doctor who was consulted with is clearly not familiar with the traditional systems of healing: “Herbalism is not proven so I couldn’t recommend it.”
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