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Antiviral Properties Of Turmeric
Yes: Hypericum perforatum is the scientific name for the well-known plant "st. John's wort." numerous studies document its use in cases of mild-moderate depression. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/st-johns-wort/ns_patient-stjohnswort the homeopathic remedy made from this plant is useful in injuries to nerves and spine -- there is a shooting quality to these pains. Can also help phantom limb pain. ...Read more
Yes!: Turmeric is a cornerstone of traditional chinese and ayurvedic health practices turmeric contains plant-based antioxidants that help fight cell-damaging free radicals called curcuminoids.Claims of enhancig brain health have not been proven, but many prominent nutritionists agree that antioxxidants are beneficial, so there may be some validity as one of several nutritional supports. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myths: Probably not. But given that we do not advertise in medicine the 'properties' of black cumin and that you did not share what you believe could be the 'benefits' your question is too ambiguous to comment on. ...Read more
Dr. Rao is correct: The fact that the principal article on resveratrol was a complete fake should tell you something. Generally, anti-oxidants have been the greatest disappointment in medicine throughout my lifetime. To my knowledge, none of the physicians I work with take any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They should not: Red palm oil, extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree is rich in vitamin a & e, increases metabolism and is used by some for weight loss. While olive leaf extract is being marketed as anti-aging, immunostimulator and antibiotic agents. I advised not to substitute your prescription meds with these herbs. Discuss with your dr about interaction of these herbs with certain meds esp. Warfarin. ...Read more
More research needed: There is some scientific evidence that some compounds in carrots (and in other plants) fight inflammation in the laboratory. There is a study that suggests purple carrots fight inflammation in rats. It is a long way from the test tube to the tummy, though. Too, humans are not rates (usually). There is a small study in 16 males, with the extracts from purple carrots, but there was no effect. ...Read more
Probably not: Porbably not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there natural sources of Carbonic Anhydrase Inhibitors? I've read pomegranate, milk thistle and turmeric are? True?
Verify your sources: Sadly, despite a huge level of interest in the medicinal properties of foods, or maybe because of it, there is an enormous amount of false, half true, or exaggerated information on the internet. In regards to CAI in Pomegranate, I found a review article in an Iranian pharmacy journal that cited 2 chemistry review articles, neither of which makes any mention of Pomegranate whatsoever. ...Read more
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) vs Grapefruit Juice. The juice has some implications for medications. Does GSE have the same implications?
No, however...: Good question. The chemicals in grapefruit juice that interact with medications include naringin, bergamottin and dihydroxybergamottin. These are not found in significant amounts in Grapefruit seed extract (GSE). While pure GSE is a safe antimicrobial, I would be cautious about internal use as many products are adulterated- see http://tinyurl.com/zxcodbt See my comment for further advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All the same: Basil is basil. And as for the "healing effects, " there basically are none. Basil is said to "aid digestion, " but it's not the basil, it's the food you season it with (tomatoes). Some say it is an "elixir of love and a charm, " others claim it can be used for "for snakebites, chills, coughs, earaches, spasms, and skin problems." i could go on, but none of these are true. It tastes good though! ...Read more
I've read interesting info abt benefits of broccoli extract, tart cherry extract, turmeric. Any side effects/harm in taking these as supplements?
A pleasant respite: Some people find that rose water makes their skin and hair feel nice. The scent is refreshing and as such enhances a sense of well-being. Like humor & happiness this indirect effect enhances immune function. The plant is non-toxic. ...Read more
Not encouraged seeMD: Female, does not state age asks; Does olive leaf extract and turmeric react with prednisone (Steroid). Olive leaf extract mostly anti-inflammation herb which also fights viral infections work well with Turmeric, anti-inflammation, blood thinning & Sugar lowering effects. But, Prednisone, also anti-inflammatory used long term can increase Blood Sugar, Blood Pressure, Lipids ever cause bleeding ...Read more
Which herbal supplements affect hbc pills? Are there any specific herbal teas to avoid? Would throat coat tea reduce effectiveness?
Reassurance : You can drink any herbal tea because no any of tea influence on effectiveness of your pills. Be well. ...Read more
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