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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 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 medicinal uses of iberogast?

What are the medicinal uses of iberogast?

GI: Iberogast is a melody of herbs that is used in europe for symptoms like abdominal cramps & pain, bloating, nausea, loose stools, constipation and gastrointestinal reflux. It has also been used for irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any medicinal uses of cocaine?

Are there any medicinal uses of cocaine?

It was a topical/: Local anesthetic originally, and in common use among ENT docs, but the abuse potential, difficulty keeping and storing without diversion, and suitable alternatives make it a footnote. The great breast surgeon, william halsted, was addicted through much of his career. ...Read more

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What are five medicinal uses of orange?

What are five medicinal uses of orange?

Medicinal, etc: 1) Orange Juice; 2) Orange Julius; 3) Deoderant; 4) Extract will clean dirt and kill roaches; 5) Most important: Screwdriver ...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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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 useful medicinal plants in ayurveda?

What are useful medicinal plants in ayurveda?

Fascinating: For scientific physicians, ayurveda is a prescientific medical system developed by people observing and making educated guesses. From my own reading, myrrh, ginseng, garlic, and ginko have interesting pharmaceutical properties. Most of us could not recommend them as supplement though some people do use them. Don't use ayurveda in place of evidence-based rx if you are seriously ill. Thanks 4 asking. ...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 uses of luminum zirconium?

Aluminium zirconium : Aluminium zirconium trichlorohydrex is used in antiperspirants. ...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 some homeopathic medicinal sources of opiates?

What are some homeopathic medicinal sources of opiates?

Opiates: are a classification of medicine, they would be the same no matter what type of medicine you practice ...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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What are the medicinal effects of shark fin soup?

What are the medicinal effects of shark fin soup?

Toxins: Shark fin soup, made from the cartilaginous pectoral & dorsal fins of shark, has been in use since at least the ming dynasty in china. It is used medicinally in china to lower cholesterol & to combat cancer & heart disease but it's benefits are controversial. There is a health risk in ingesting shark fins. It is a predator fish with of high levels of bmaa (neurotoxin), arsenic & methylmercury. ...Read more

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What are the medical uses for herbal sage?

What are the medical uses for herbal sage?

Several: Orally, sage (salvia officinalis) extract can be used for loss of appetite, digestive complaints, hot flashes, dysmenorrhea, and also possibly memory enhancement in alzheimer's disease. Some research supports this last one: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/12605619?Dopt=abstract topically, sage can help various inflammations: herpes labialis, pharyngitis, stomatitis, gingivitis, etc. ...Read more

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What are uses for salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

What are uses for salvia divinorum or datura stramonium?

Salvia & Datura: These come from 2 different families, but both are commonly used as hallucinogens. Salvia divinorum is a mint, and contains the non-alkaloid hallucinogen salvinorin a. Along with hallucinations it can cause slurred speech, confusion, paranoia, depersonalization, blunted affect, & slow speech. Datura stramonium contains belladonna alkaloids, which can induce anticholinergic poisoning & death. ...Read more

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