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Doctor insights on: Copper Medicinal Properties

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Copper (Definition)

This is a reactive metal, one of the basic elements, which is incorporated in a variety of biochemical pathways in the body to catalyze many important functions. It is rarely deficient but too much can lead to liver disease and brain problems ...Read more


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Are there medicinal properties of the hypericum perforatum plant?

Are there medicinal properties of the hypericum perforatum plant?

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

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Which herbs have anti-inflammatory properties?

Which herbs have anti-inflammatory properties?

Tumeric............: Tumeric high in curcuminoids is the highest on my list. ...Read more

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What flowers might have medicinal properties?

What flowers might have medicinal properties?

Looong list!: Here are two resources for you. The first app is free, the second is available for a nominal charge. Both are very nice resources for herbal supplements. , AboutHerbs - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center's Guide to Botanicals, Supplements and Complimentary Therapies Clinical Herbs - Phytotherapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auyvedic Medicine ...Read more

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Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

Is this carb blocker safe during pregnancy : white kidney bean (phaseolus vulgaris) extract 500mg, anti caking agent (silicon dioxide), hypromellose?

NO: Any diet related supplement during pregnancy should be considered unsafe. The word "diet" should not be use during pregnancy. Weight loss is not a safe approach during pregnancy. Please consult your OB gyn regarding proper nutritional approaches during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What purposes are medicinal cannabis used for?

What purposes are medicinal cannabis used for?

A few: There are a few studies that are ongoing, but the evidence for most of what you hear about cannabis is lacking. ...Read more

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Is there a medicinal effect of essential oils?

Unknown: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Check: http://nccam.Nih.Gov/ for unbiased information and don't waste $$ ...Read more

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Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Can combining olive leaf extract (oleuropein 20%) and ginkgo biloba be harmful?

Not known to be: While gingko may interact with certain pharmaceutical drugs, there are no known interactions between olive leaf extract and gingko and no reason to think the combination would be harmful. ...Read more

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Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Could these substances(rosa canina l., gycerol, talcum, curcuma longa l., 95%curcumin, capsaicin, polygonum cuspidatum, resveratrol) damage brain?

Possibly capsaicin: The curcumin ; resveratrol are anti-inflammatory ; anti-oxidant with neuroprotective effects. There is a study suggesting capsaicin may damage neurons in 10 day old rats. I know of no evidence it can damage brains in humans; many eat peppers without obvious signs of brain damage but capsaicin might cause mild brain damage in some: http://onlinelibrary.Wiley.Com/doi/10.1002/cne.902960310/abstract. ...Read more

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Taurineguarana seed extract? Any evidence for good uses?

Taurineguarana seed extract?  Any evidence for good uses?

Stimulant: A number of energy drinks contain the combination of taurine & guarana. Guarana stimulates through caffeine. Taurine is used by athletes as a performance enhancer. However some people are allergic to guarana & it has led to arrhythmias in others. Taurine has been associated with hypotension. ...Read more

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Is ginger a herbal medicinal cure?

Is ginger a herbal medicinal cure?

Ginger: Yes, ginger can help with several conditions -- including painful menstruation, morning sickness, vertigo, osteoarthritis, and postoperative nausea and vomiting. People sometimes also use it for motion sickness, but it may not always help with that. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect. Fresh ginger extract may have blood pressure-lowering effects, according to some small studies. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects with this homeopathic drugs (1) baryta carb 30. (2) silicea 12x. (3) symphytum q?

Is there any side effects with this homeopathic drugs  (1) baryta carb 30.  (2)  silicea 12x.  (3)  symphytum q?

No, but effects may:: With rare exceptions, homeopathic remedies are very safe and do not cause "side effects" but occasionally the effects of the medicines are an aggravation, which is a mild temporary worsening of pre-existing symptoms before you start feeling better. While this usually does not occur, when it does happen it is considered a sign that the remedy is having a positive effect on the patient. ...Read more

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What inexpensive, non-prescription chemical has good antibacterial properties?

Depends where used: For external use (skin) either isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or hydrogen peroxide has antimicrobial properties. Internally, there are some natural antibacterial sugar alcohols, particularly xylitol. However, i would not say these can be used to treat infections. ...Read more