Herbs

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Author:
wvuong
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305010
Filename:
Herbs
Updated:
2015-07-09 13:44:49
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pharmacology herbs
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pharmacology and herbs
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  1. Cranberry
    • Berries/juice
    • -prevent UTI
  2. Saw palmetto
    • berries
    • -treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
  3. milk thistle
    • seeds
    • -antitoxin, protection against liver disease
  4. garlic
    • bulbs
    • -reduce blood cholesterol, reduce bp, anticoagulation
  5. soy
    • beans
    • -source of protein, vitamins, and minerals; relief of menopausal symptoms, prevent cardiovascular disease, anticancer
  6. flaxseed (ground) and/or oil
    • seeds and oil
    • -lower cholesterol levels, reduce risk of heart disease, laxative
  7. Echinacea
    • entire plant
    • -enhance immune system, treat the common cold
  8. Wheat/barley grass
    • leaves
    • -improve digestion, vitamin and mineral supplement
  9. black cohosh
    • roots
    • -relief of menopausal symptoms
  10. aloe vera
    • leaves
    • -topical application for minor skin irritations and burns
  11. turmeric
    • roots and bulbs
    • -indigestion, dyspepsia, reduce inflammation
  12. valerian
    • roots
    • -relieve stress, promote sleep
  13. blue-green algae/spirulina
    • entire organism
    • source of B vitamins, promote wt loss, relieve fatigue and stress
  14. St. John's wort
    • flowers, leaves, stems
    • -reduce depression, reduce anxiety, anti-inflammatory
  15. Elderberry
    • berries and flowers
    • -relieve symptoms of common cold
  16. Green tea
    • leaves
    • -antioxidant; lower LDL cholesterol; prevent cancer; relieve stomach problems, nausea, vomiting
  17. Evening primrose
    • oil extracted from seeds
    • -relieve itching of eczema and other skin conditions
  18. red yeast rice extract
    • dried in capsules
    • -lower blood cholesterol
  19. stevia
    • leaves
    • -natural sweetener

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