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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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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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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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Is it really the case that tobacco tea has potent anticancer properties?

Is it really the case that tobacco tea has potent anticancer properties?

???: I have not heard about any anticancer properties in tobacco, only the toxic effects of nicotine. ...Read more

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Which plants absorb volatile organic compounds (vocs)?

Please be careful: Nature is full of her own volatile organic compounds, some of which are actually produced by plants -- even to communicate, or so we think. Some synthetic small molecules with low vaporizing temperatures are classed as pollutants in the VOC category. If you are persuaded that these are causing your ill-health, as some cultists say, you'll probably never feel well again. Plants won't clear them. ...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 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

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What plant-derived compounds have been shown to inhibit Lewy body formation?

What plant-derived compounds have been shown to inhibit Lewy body formation?

Lewy body formation: No immediate study comes to mind but there has been progress with Turmeric and its component extract Curcurmin being studied for dementia with some benefit. There may well be some suppression of lewy body formation seen with Turmeric. I recommend google this or searching Pubmed. I recommend turmeric to many of my patients. ...Read more

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Are the properties of Black cumin as beneficial as advertised?

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

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Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Could herbal shisha vapour actually contain carcinogens?

Yes: Herbal sisha vapor usually contains carcinogens. See: http://www.tobaccofreeu.org/cms-assets/documents/120710-860548.hookah.pdf ...Read more

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What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

What type of vegetable has the most antioxidant properties?

Colorful ones!: All vegetables have good chemicals and fiber in them. Broccoli, tomattos, squash spinach and cauliflower are considered good. Take a generous dose of one or more of them at each meal time. Also fruits are good in addition to the veggies. ...Read more