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Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections.

The following review article supports the usefulness of cranberries in the prevention of urinary tract infections. BACKGROUND: Cranberries (particularly in the form of cranberry juice) have been used widely for several decades for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTIs). The aim of this review is to assess the effectiveness of cranberries in […]

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Crataegus tanacetifolia leaf extract prevents L-NAME-induced hypertension in rats: a morphological study.

Hawthorn or Crataegus has a long history of use for heart conditions.  After reviewing many studies the consistent conclusion was Hathorn has benefits when treating a variety of conditions of the heart. Crataegus (hawthorn) has long been used as a folk medicine all around the world. Most of the studies with Crataegus species focus on effects […]

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Comparison of antioxidant potency of commonly consumed polyphenol-rich beverages in the United States.

The latest in the  juice market is the acai berry.  This fruit has made its way to the mainstream population with  exposure on the news and shows such as Oprah.  It has been touted as the new wonder fruit with antioxidant potency greater than blueberry or pomegranate.  So is this fruit all it is cracked […]

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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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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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