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Eleuthero for Diabetes

Eleuthero, the herb formerly known as Siberian Ginseng, is one of my favorites. It always has been. This classic adaptogen has been researched historically for its effects in enhancing physical and mental performance, for reducing stress, for protecting the heart against ischemia, protecting against liver toxicity and stimulating the immune system. The latest research, however, […]

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Using Complementary and Alternative Medicines to Target the Host Response during Severe Influenza.

This article gives important information on H5N1 and the value of herbal medicine in the treatment of this condition. It is now accepted that an overwhelming inflammatory response is the cause of human deaths from avian H5N1 influenza infection. With this in mind we sought to examine the literature for examples of complementary and alternative […]

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Effect of honey, dextromethorphan, and no treatment on nocturnal cough and sleep quality for coughing children and their parents.

Over the last few years there has been many warnings about the use of cough suppressants with children.¬† Honey is a safe and effective way to help a child, over the age of one, with an upper¬†respiratory infection especially during the night when a cough can worsen. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of a single […]

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Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Withania somnifera (ashwagandha): a review.

The following review indicates the usefulness of the Ayurvedic herb Ashwagandha.¬† It is a safe herb with many medicinal properties. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to review the literature regarding Withania somnifera (ashwagandha, WS) a commonly used herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Specifically, the literature was reviewed for articles pertaining to chemical properties, therapeutic […]

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