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Doctor insights on: Medicinal Use Of Turmeric

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Tumeric (Definition)

Turmeric (curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of ...Read more


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What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

What are benefits of oregano supplements vs using the herb in cooking?

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

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What are the medicinal effects of rosemary oil?

What are the medicinal effects of rosemary oil?

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

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What is the medicinal use of magnesium?

What is the medicinal use of magnesium?

Several ways: A low magnesium can cause arrythmias such as svt/vt etc. In pts taking diueretics magnesuim and potassium can be depleted.You need to replace these to avoid tripping off an irregular heart rythm. ...Read more

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Sir,in india people use Asafoetida in curries mostly. Any health benefits or harms by using Asafoetida??

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 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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What are the medicinal effects of dried rosemary?

What are the medicinal effects of dried rosemary?

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

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What are the health benefits of using natural cannabis?

What are the health benefits of using natural cannabis?

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

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Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Is the topical use of juniper berry essential oil useful for arthritis pain relief?

Pain. : Pain is the one area where alternative therapies have a good chance of working. So much of pain is perception. If it works, by all means continue. If you don't find it working don't waste your money ...Read more

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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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What are the medicinal uses of coriander leaves?

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

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What are the benefits of turmeric use?

What are the benefits of turmeric use?

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

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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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Help please! is cannabis use recreational or medicinal?

Help please! is cannabis use recreational or medicinal?

Only with RX: Only with a prescription is cannabis use ever medicinal. It is not used recreationally as a medicine. ...Read more

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What are some examples of edible medicinal herbs?

What are some examples of edible  medicinal herbs?

Medicinal herbs: Edible medicinal herbs are: mint, sage, rosemary, lavendar and chamomile. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

What are the benefits of using tea tree oil for hair?

Many: The hair may be rinsed with a spoonful of tea tree in warm water to control lice. It's is wonderfully soothing after hair removal. It can also ward off dandruff. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

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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Balsam of peru and vinegar in products safe?

Balsam of peru and vinegar in products safe?

Generally yes: It depends to a great degree on the concentration of the product. Higher levels of balsam of peru can cause kidney damage and allergic reactions when taken internally. ...Read more