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Scientific Name Of Neem Tree
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
Is there any brand in market that sells b-carotine derived vitamin A, instead of fish oil derived vitamin A? Fish oil gives me anxiety.
No,but not necessary: I'm not aware of any preformed Vit A supps from vegan sources, but this isn't necessary as we can convert beta carotene to Vit A. Some people do this more efficiently than others but everyone does it to some degree so if you eat enough food rich in beta carotene or take it as a supp. you'll get adequate A. Dairy also contains A.Even if fish oil gives anxiety,A derived from fish oil probably won't. ...Read more
Are oil of oregeno and apple cider vineger 2 of the most potent natural cure-alls available? I've heard great things about them.
Sorry, but these....: Don't "cure" anything. Cider vinegar adds Acetic Acid and a tart taste to foods, but won't solve any medical problems. Oil of oregano is no better than oil of olay for "curing" anything at all, despite claims of aiding digestion, killing bacteria and fungi (stomach acid does that quite nicely on its own without "help"), etc. Nothing wrong with taking them, but you're wasting your money if sick! ...Read more
Cyclospora infection: You can read all about this disease on the CDC website. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/index.html. This is a parasitic infection caused by Cyclospora cayetanensis. It causes diarrhea and stomach type symptoms. Unfortunately it can last for some time (weeks or more), so good to get evaluated by an Infectious Diseases doctor for the best treatment. ...Read more
Generally not: Most "natural" remedies that have been subjected to standard clinical trials have failed to show effectiveness. For instance echinacea, ginko and st. John's wort do not show any effect on multiple trials that have been done. Let the buyer beware and note that most natural products are not required to meet fda standards of purity, concentration or efficacy. ...Read more
Several: Try a cream that has aloe and/or lanolin are the best. ...Read more
Wrong question: There is no systematic evidence that korean ginseng is good for anything, let alone stroke. Ginseng is one of those bogus "ancient wisdom" things. Its use is based on a superstition called the "doctrine of signatures:" because the root looks like a little headless man, the ancients got this delusion that it would cure things. Arm yourself with modern knowledge, not ancient superstition. ...Read more
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
None proven: While its virtues are extolled on the internet and while its been used for a multitude of conditions ranging from colds to cancer, there is no proven benefit from Pau d'Arco. Check out http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-647-pau%20d'arco.aspx?activeingredientid=647&activeingredientname=pau%20d%27arco. ...Read more
What part of a plant, other than the flower, commonly contains bioactive/medically useful chemicals? Researching invasive honeysuckle @ my university.
Is it safe to use to 100% natural products? (like products which claim to have coconut & other plant-derived ingredients instead of synthetic ones)
Natural products: can lower the probability of illness but are no guarantee against health problems. Please think holistically. Look at your lifestyle. Do you exercise, get enough rest, etc. All of this helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Not particularly: Besides irritation at the site of use, you are unlikely to have many issues with tea tree oil used topically. ...Read more
What tree ?: Many are referring to the eucalyptus or possibly the mellaluka tree. There are many others such as the cinchola tree which the bark is known for treating malaria. Please don't see the words tea tree and think of a medicinal that is a cure all. They are rare in their uses and that is why pharmacies have studied researched and found the ingredients in them which are benificial. ...Read more
Pepper tree leaves: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/black_pepper.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Neither: Neither of these will have any lasting effect whatever on acne scars. This is a cruel fraud perpetrated on the internet by people already damaged by a cruel disease. Tea tree oil has some limited activity against the actual pimple because it has estrogens; males gotten breast development from it. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible if that is your wish. ...Read more
I've heard some good benefits from teas. I'm just curious about the benefits of licorice spice herbal tea that doesn't contain glycyrrhizin?
Licorice Tea: Licorice root is reported to possibly form a moist protective coating on the stomach ; esophagus which may be helpful for stomach ulcers ; gastric reflux. It can be used as a wash for oral ulcers ; canker sores. It also acts as an expectorant ; help to soothe sore throats. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer