(Self-tested!) Intravenous garlic juice herpes treatment (new patent)

Inventor Behnam Azizkhani describes a newly patented (US 9,089,597) medical treatment (for herpes and other conditions) involving intravenous diluted garlic juice injections – which were self-tested. The patent includes this compelling technical drawing; the inventor is represented, graphically, as the bottommost element of the drawing:Garlic-Treatment
Please note: Improbable strongly recommends that interested parties should consult qualified medical professionals before undertaking any treatments, garlic-juice based or otherwise, for herpes, antibiotic resistant bacterial infections, cutaneous Leishmaniasis, malaria, multiple sclerosis or any other diseases or medical conditions mentioned in the patent.  

Here’s further detail from the patent:

Injection Results, First Human Trials on the Inventor

After reviewing the results from the tests on the animals, the inventor decided to try an IV injection of garlic solution on himself as an initial human trial. The first trial was performed on Mar. 29, 1996, and a syringe was filled with 25 cc of garlic solution, where the garlic solution was made from 5 cc of pure garlic juice and 20 cc of normal saline. The inventor injected 0.5 cc of the garlic solution directly into his vein and noticed a very biting and sharp pain that started at the injection point and followed the path of the vein to the inventor’s heart. The inventor waited several minutes, and then mixed the remaining 24.5 cc of garlic solution into 500 cc of normal saline, and then continued injecting the diluted garlic solution over the course of 2 hours.

The inventor monitored his vital signs during the injection of garlic solution, including his blood pressure, breathing, heart rate, and temperature. The inventor also tested his complete blood count (CBC), serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT), and serum glutamic pyruvate transaminase (SGPT) tests both before the injection, and 16 hours after the injection. The inventor noted his heart beat increased to 110 to 115 beats per minute after the initial (high concentration) injection, and this condition continued for approximately 4 hours after finishing all the injections. The inventor’s SGOT test before the injection was within the normal range of 0-37, and 16 hours after the injection the SGOT test increased to 43. The inventor’s SGPT test before the injection was within the normal range of 0-41, and 16 hours after the test the SGPT was 57. The inventor repeated these tests 3 days after the injection, and all the results were within the normal ranges and were almost the same as before the injection. The inventor’s weight was approximately 70 kilograms (kg) for the entire test period described herein.

Nine hours after the injection, the inventor felt pain beginning at the point where the injection was made along the vein in the inventor’s forearm, and the skin was red and inflamed for about 25 centimeters (cm) on this route. Four days after the injection, the inventor’s arm was no longer sore, red, or inflamed, and these conditions did not re-appear. The inventor also had a mild headache and mild nausea after the injection, but the headache stopped 2 days after the injection and the nausea stopped about 6 hours after the injection. For 4 days after the injection, the inventor noticed reduced pains along the route of the injection vein when waking in the morning as compared to when he went to bed the previous night.

Before the injection, the inventor had acute herpetic gingivostomatitis on the left side of his hard palate, with soreness. The inventor noticed the associated burning and pain were gone within 6 hours of the injection, and 2 days after the injection the inventor was asymptomatic. The inventor experienced vertigo, with unknown etiology, for several years before the injection. The inventor had noticed his vertigo was present in both the standing and laying positions and the vertigo became worse when he caught a cold. When the inventor shook his head the vertigo became worse and he became nauseated. The inventor noticed a gradual decline in his vertigo over the 3 months after the injection, and the vertigo was completely absent 3 months after the injection. The inventor did a second injection 2 months after the first, as summarized below.

The inventor completed several IV injections into himself after the first one, as summarized below. In these tests, the garlic solution was injected over a 5 hour period, the garlic was more dilute than the initial 0.5 cc injection, and there was no phlebitis (redness or soreness of the injection vein), and no sign of any allergic reaction or shock.

TABLE-US-00003 Inventor Self-Injection Schedule. cc garlic juice/ Date cc normal saline Comments 29 Mar. 1996 5/520 Started at 5/20 garlic to normal saline 29 May 1996 4/500 25 Mar. 1997 5/500 26 Mar. 1997 4.5/500 27 Mar. 1997 4.5/500 28 Mar. 1997 4.5/500 7 Sep. 1997 4/500 11 Sep. 1997 5/500 26 Dec. 1997 4/500 15 Jun. 1998 5/500

After the 10 self-injections, the inventor determined there were no notable or irreversible side effects when injection 5 cc of pure garlic juice diluted in 500 cc of normal saline into a 70 kg person. At this point, the inventor decided to extend the research to willing and properly informed volunteers. The inventor initiated human trials of IV injection of garlic solution with willing volunteers (who reviewed and signed approvals to participate) on the 24.sup.th of March, 1999, and tests continued for approximately 2 years.“