IMOD (herbal extract)

IMOD (short for "Immuno-Modulator Drug") is the name of an herbal drug that, according to Iranian scientists, protects those already infected by HIV from the spread of AIDS by strengthening the immune system. Though there is a class of real drugs called immunomodulators, which includes treatments such as interferons and interleukins that are effective against a variety of diseases, no evidence has yet been put forward about IMOD's efficacy that can be objectively tested or reviewed by scientists outside Iran.It has been discussed in the medical literature by JJ Amon of Human Rights Watch as an example of unproven AIDS cures.