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Medicinal Use Of Turmeric
None proven: There is no scientific basis for it. ...Read more
Dose: When you are using an oregano supplement, you are taking a lot more, and in a more concentrated version, than you would generally eat. ...Read more
Many: Uses of rosemary oil: abdominal cramps, flatus & indigestion as well as for respiratory spasm (bronchitis & asthma), sore throat & upper respiratory infections. It is believed to reduce hair loss and premature graying as well as treating dandruff. It is often used in aromatherapy & can stimulate cognition. It can be used for headaches & massaged in areas of musculoskeletal pain. ...Read more
Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??
Limited evidence: It's used for many respiratory and gastrointestinal issues though it presently isn't clear how effective it may be if at all. One thing to be aware of is that it does contain low amounts of coumarins which serve to thin your blood. So if you bleed easily you may consider avoiding this particularly in large amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Helps indigestion: In europe, rosemary leaf is used to help dyspepsia (indigestion). This use is approved by the german commission e, which examines the safety and efficacy of herbs. It's also a delightful spice in meals, and is a good antioxidant. You can use it as a tea also. The oil has many uses; it can be antimicrobial, treat muscle pain, and supposedly, stimulate hair growth. ...Read more
None: This is a class I controlled substance that has no health benefits at all. Some medicinal value has been proposed, but for a healthy person risks of damage to genes, increased anxiety, loss of memory, and disturbed sense of well being, not counting the legal costs, are a good reason to avoid this. ...Read more
No hard evidence.: There are no well-designed clinical studies that have attempted to determine the risks and/or benefits of coriander. Wait until there are before you spend a lot of money for purported "cures." See this article: http://www.wellness.com/reference/herb/cilantro ...Read more
Many many benefits: Turmeric is among the healthiest of herbs. It & its constituent curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, thins blood, supports liver detox, protects against cancer & kills cancer cells, protects against alzheimer's, lowers cholesterol, protects against heart failure etc. I recommend meriva, an extract that is very well absorbed. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice&dbid=78. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "marijuana pills", by which i assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more
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