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Claim number: 38

Claimant: Dr Boxall's

Claim date: May 10, 2011

Forum in which the claim was made: Flyer

Claim methodology: Herbal remedies

Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Once off

Actual claim: Treats AIDS

Plausibility of this claim: Untested


Dr Boxall's claims that Sutherlandia Frutescans boosts immunity in people with AIDS



This flyer was handed out at Wembley Square in Cape Town. The flyer makes several unsubstantiated claims:

  • About Sutherlandia: "So effective, it is used as a component to boost immunity in patients with AIDS. It has been used traditionally for: Colds & Flu, Viral Diseases, Diabetes, Cancer, Immunity Boosting."