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About Us

Treatment for smallpox during the 1800's

Just like humans, plants are susceptible to infection

Every plant must have its own defenses against viruses

The History

Ancient medicine, Modern Science

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes long before recorded history. Ancient Chinese and Egyptian writings describe medicinal uses for plants as early as 3,000 BC. Many cultures, including African and Native American, have traditionally used herbs in their healing practices.  Interestingly, researchers found that people in different parts of the world tended to use the same or similar plants for the same purposes.

In the early 19th century, when chemical analysis first became available, scientists began to extract and modify the active ingredients from plants. Later, chemists began making their own version of plant compounds and, over time, the use of herbal medicines declined in favor of drugs. Herbs, and other plants, are actually the precursors to many of today’s medicinal drugs. Indeed, almost one fourth of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from botanicals.


However, in today’s society there is a resurgence in people looking for alternatives to pharmaceutical drugs and a desire for more natural products. The World Health Organization estimates that 80% of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. In Germany, about 600 - 700 plant based medicines are available and are prescribed by some 70% of German physicians. Within the United States, public dissatisfaction with the cost and side effects often associated with prescription medications has led to an increase in herbal medicine use.


Unfortunately, in most cases, scientists are not sure how particular herbs work to treat a condition or illness. Often whole herbs contain many ingredients which may work together to produce a beneficial effect. In addition, herbal medicines are often not subjected to rigorous testing to standardize products on the market.  Today’s scientists have the tools to advance this ancient medicine into a modern world.  These tools can be used to characterize the medicinal activity and value of medicinal plants and provide standardized assurance of their therapeutic value.


In 2007 three renowned scientist working at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University discovered a plant with strong healing properties.  The team experimented with that plant in conjunction with others to develop a remarkable medicine that exhibits robust anti viral properties and rapid pain relief.


    •An article in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal in the mid-1800’s described a local Native American tribes’ remarkable success in treating small pox with the root of a local plant.  At the time, smallpox was highly fatal to the native population, far in excess of our current covid crisis.  This “tea”, if given prior to eruptions, was 100% preventative and, if given while already symptomatic, was still nearly 100% successful.

    •At their Biosafety Level-3 lab at the Arizona State Biodesign Research Institute, our lead scientists were able to study this plant and were able to finally extract the effective components.  They were further able to scientifically test the extract and confirm remarkable antiviral activity against the Herpesvirus family.

    •ASU has released the intellectual property rights to the scientists.  Our team at Aviratek has further developed the extract and researched additional compounds and treatments with this novel technology.  Currently we are focused on marketing this amazingly effective topical treatment as well as funding multiple research opportunities.  This research is expected to readily progress to many more advanced and effective medical therapies for a variety of virus-related diseases. 

Botanical Antiviral Testing

Uninfected Cell

Herpes Infected Cell

Infected Cell With Aviratek Blend


  • The mechanisms of virus inhibition have been discovered by our scientists and involve several protein kinases integral to viral replication and infection. 

  • We subsequently discovered that these purified botanical extracts also inhibit the replication of other DNA viruses to include herpes, papillomavirus and polyomavirus families.  


  • Active in the treatment of various strains and sub-strains of herpesvirus to include herpes (Type I, producing “cold sores”), and herpes genitalia (Type II, producing genital herpes), varicella zoster (the virus causing chickenpox and recurrent “shingles”, also called herpes zoster), and strains of poxviruses to include smallpox (variola, a highly infectious biothreat agent), monkeypox. and human papilloma (cervical dysplasia, genital warts, common/plantar warts) viruses. 

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Current Products

  • ReliefBlue is a simple to use, cost effective topical gel used to treat cold sores.

  • FDA approved and scientifically tested, this product offers rapid relief to those dealing with Herpes Simplex One (HSV-1) which causes cold sores. 

  • ReliefBlue inhibits viral replication, which helps prevents cold sores from reappearing after initial application. 

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