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Cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities of endophytic fungi isolated from Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell (Scrophulariaceae)

Posted February 12, 2014

Endophytes, which reside in plant tissues, have the potential to produce novel metabolites with immense benefits for health industry. Cytotoxic and antimicrobial activities of endophytic fungi isolated from Bacopa monnieri (L.) Pennell were investigated.

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Study finds medicinal herb Gymnema slyvestre compounds block the fungal transition of Candida albicans

Posted September 16, 2013

A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people.

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Licorice as treatment for Barrett’s esophagus

Posted April 30, 2012

Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a legume and member of the Fabaceae, or pea family. It has been used for over 3,000 years to treat a variety of ailments. Currently, medical studies support the use of licorice for the treatment of inflamed intestinal tissues, but its does much more than just that. Not only is licorice an adaptogen and strong anti-viral, but it can also be used specifically in the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus.

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Iberogast Supplement Facts, Research and Side Effects You Need to Know

Posted April 30, 2012

Iberogast is a dietary supplement used to treat functional dyspepsia in the forms of indigestion, stomach pain, bloating and gas. Its use as an anti-anxiety supplement to soothe a stomach made upset by emotional stress was recently promoted on a popular health TV show. While Iberogast has been used for a number of years without reports of any major warnings, there are a few facts, research findings and side effects you need to know about before trying this naturopathic supplement.

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