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Archive | December, 2010

Natural approaches to prevention and treatment of infections of the lower urinary tract.

Uva Ursi is a wonderful herb to use as an alternative to problem causing antibiotics, for urinary tract infections. Infections of the lower urinary tract are common occurrences in young women, during pregnancy, and in peri- and postmenopausal women. Because of the chronic nature of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and the potential for antibiotic resistance, […]

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Allicin induces apoptosis in gastric cancer cells through activation of both extrinsic and intrinsic pathways.

Garlic has many wonderful properties to help maintain our health.  The following article shows yet another possible health benefit of this useful herb. Allicin is an active compound derived from garlic that has been shown to have antitumor properties in vitro. The current study was designed to explore the effects and the underlying mechanism of […]

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An examination of antibacterial and antifungal properties of constituents of Shiitake (Lentinula edodes) and oyster (Pleurotus ostreatus) mushrooms.

Shitake mushrooms have long been known for their medicinal and health value.  The following is an excellent article on the antimicrobial effects of this useful mushroom. BACKGROUND: Antibiotic agents have been in widespread and largely effective therapeutic use since their discovery in the 20th century. However, the emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens now presents an […]

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