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Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata L.)–a reliable herbal sedative

Passiflora is a wonderful herb to use in cases of sleep disturbances caused by anxiety, restlessness and a condition known as the running mind. Extracts and fluid extracts from the aerial parts from Passiflora incarnata L. are widely used as components of herbal sedatives. Many pharmacological investigations confirm the sedative effects of Passiflorae herba. From some […]

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Does long-term coffee intake reduce type 2 diabetes mellitus risk?

The following article gives us yet another reason to consider the use of coffee long  term. ABSTRACT: This review reports the evidence for a relation between long-term coffee intake and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Numerous epidemiological studies have evaluated this association and, at this moment, at least fourteen out of eighteen cohort studies […]

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A review of treatment of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

A newer trend in the medical field to help women with  severe PMS or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder) is the use of pharmaceuticals.  The class of drugs used are antidepressants and SSRI’s.  This study indicates there are other options such as nutrients and balanced diet to help these symptoms. Severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and, more recently, premenstrual dysphoric […]

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Colds and influenza: a review of diagnosis and conventional, botanical, and nutritional considerations.

The following article gives valued information on the use of herbs in the treatment of symptoms of colds and flu. The common cold is the leading cause of doctor visits in the United States and annually results in 189 million lost school days. In the course of one year the U.S. population contracts approximately 1 […]

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