Some interesting information on some garden goodies that may help
against viral infections and may be important given the, uh, outbreak
of swine flu. Note the age group that is dying. Similar to the 1918
outbreak. It is the supposedly healthiest group of the population.
from wiki, plenty of info available elsewhere also:
"It is believed that cytokine storms were responsible for many of the
deaths during the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed a
disproportionate number of young adults. In this case, a healthy
immune system may have been a liability rather than an asset.
Preliminary research results from Hong Kong also indicated this as the
probable reason for many deaths during the SARS epidemic in
2003. Human deaths from the bird flu H5N1 usually
involve cytokine storms as well. Recent reports of
high mortality among healthy young adults in the 2009 swine flu
outbreak point to cytokine storms as being responsible for these
Just thinking... and glad I already use many of these regularly for