I've just been followed on twitter by @Jergon_Sacha who claims that the plant jergon sacha (which appears to be from the genus Dracontium) is
Traditionally used for viral infections HIV, AIDS, hepatitis and other virus problems etc.
Has this plant been traditionally used this way, and is there any evidence for or against its use against viruses?
I tried pubmedding for Dracontium, and the only relevant article appears to be this one, where the abstract talks about anti-bacterial properties, not anti-viral ones. I also googled, but mainly came up with alternative medicine sites.
Declaration of conflicts: I do research on how HIV mutates. I also used to be associated with the Encyclopedia of Life, which I linked to above.