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Doctor insights on: Japanese Knotweed

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Do japanese garlic tablets treat arthritis?

Do japanese garlic tablets treat arthritis?

It's possible!: If you ask most allopathic physicians, the answers will be no. I am an allopath too, but, being a japanese and possibly biased, i must say garlic in general with its compound called allicin does have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibiotic, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. Garlic in my opinion is underrated. It can possibly help with symptoms of arthritis. ...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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Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Fact or fiction: soursop (fruit native of south america, mexico etc) can treat cancer.?

Need more studies: There are some facts that annona muricata ( soursop) perhaps contains an active substance/molecules that can kill certain cancer cells. Some study has demonstated some positive data in vitro -in the laboratories. However there are a lot of questions that have to be asnwered first before declaring that it can really treat cancer. ...Read more

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Are there high-fiber japanese foods?

Are there  high-fiber japanese foods?

Yes: Examples of high fiber japanese foods include: kanten, an aquatic fiber that expands in the belly and promotes fullness; hijiki seaweed, which has a high calcium to magnesium ration (2:1); and konnyaku, which is considered a "free food" in that it provides high fiber and no calories. ...Read more

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Are japanese garlic tablets effective for arthritis?

Are japanese garlic tablets effective for arthritis?

I know of no-: -literature that supports that claim. Certainly would cause no harm to try it. ...Read more

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Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Are these herbs safe to take while breastfeeding cassia angustifolia dry leaf, crataegus pinnatifida fruit, alisma orientale tuber, plantago asiatica?

Keep it simple: I don't know for sure, but i'd avoid teas with several herbs, just to be on the safe side. Decaf green tea, or fruit teas, or rosehips are flavorful and safe. ...Read more

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Is green tea beneficial in typhoid?

Is green tea beneficial in typhoid?

Won't hurt: But it does nothing for it. Green tea does not have an antibiotic in it. Typhoid is caused by a bacteria. You need a medicine to kill it. Green tea isn't one. ...Read more

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Is there any cystic fibrosis in taiwanese chinese population?

Is there any cystic fibrosis in taiwanese chinese population?

Yes: But it is a very rare disease in any asian population. Ethnic taiwanee have a rate of 1 in 100, 000 or so. ...Read more

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Vomiting= snow peas allergy or japanese food?

Vomiting= snow peas allergy or japanese food?

Possibly: There are several possibilities to consider such as is this a one time deal, how were things prepared i.e. Seasonings etc as well as a history of food allergy problems. Otherwise it may simply be a one time thing. ...Read more

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Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? 
L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

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Benefits of aphrodisiac yohimbine bark?

Benefits of aphrodisiac yohimbine bark?

Yes/No: Placebo effect is powerful.If the person believes in the substance:it will work.There is no proven(trials) effect.We used it a lot before the pde5 rx's(viagra, levitra&cialis) with little sucess in men.Less in women.I've said before on this site the "sex organ" is between the ears. ...Read more

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Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera? E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

Does the holy basil herb, aka tulsi in india, affect the birth control lutera?  E.G. It is present in this tea - organic india tulsi ginger

No: There are no known interactions between Lutera and holy basil. See http://www.Sharecare.Com/health/herbal-supplements/what-medications-interact-holy-basil & http://www.Rxlist.Com/drug-interactions/serious-index/levonorgestrel-ethinyl-estrad-oral.Htm. ...Read more

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Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Rare rutabagas ok in paleo diet?

Don't use a Paleo: Diet. Check out www.Drmcdougall.com and www.nutritionfacts.org for information on a healthy diet. Both doctors cite lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, plant-based diet and the dangers of a high-protein, high-fat diet. ...Read more

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Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Is 'oriental medicine' popular in american cities?

Oriental medicine/US: Except for accupuncure which is very popular rest is not well known and not so popular in us cities. ...Read more