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Hepatic Encephalopathy Reduced By Probiotics

Posted April 28, 2013

Probiotics could emerge as a treatment plan to manage hepatic encephalopathy (HE) therapy after a new study announced at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 found they significantly reduced development of the notoriously difficult-to-treat disease.

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Folic acid and melatonin ameliorate carbon tetrachloride-induced hepatic injury, oxidative stress and inflammation in rats

Posted February 6, 2013

This study investigated the protective effects of melatonin and folic acid against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatic injury in rats. Oxidative stress, liver function, liver histopathology and serum lipid levels were evaluated.

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Is Chamomile Effective for Chronic Insomnia?

Posted April 30, 2012

A hot cup of chamomile tea before bedtime is a common herbal remedy among people who have trouble sleeping, but is chamomile effective for chronic insomnia? A recent study showed only modest benefits from the popular herb.

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Did you know? Oregano delivers more antioxidants than blueberries, oranges or apples

Posted April 30, 2012

Oregano, a common ingredient in Italian and Mexican cuisine, comes from the leaves of an herb native to the Mediterranean (not to be confused with Mexican oregano, native to the Americas), is one of the most concentrated antioxidant sources ever studied. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, its antioxidant activity is between three and 20 times higher than that of any other herb.

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Nature’s Sleeping Pills: A Guide to Alternative Sleep Therapies

Posted April 30, 2012

Gone are the days of warm milk, sleeping pills and cough syrup, now that a wide array of natural sleeping aids and treatments have become more available in recent years. Although you may enjoy indulging in your annual turkey feast in order to get a dose of tryptophan, the effects are only temporary.

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Studies identify medicinal benefits from common herbs and spices

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent report by scientists at the National University of Singapore found that worldwide, eight of the 20 top selling drugs are derived from molecules made by bacteria, fungi, snails and plants, and another six of the top 20 are mimics of natural products.

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How to treat impotence with herbs

Posted April 30, 2012

The search for a remedy or a prescription that can enhance sexual function and/or treat male erectile dysfunction has been an obsession throughout known history. Whether it was an Eastern civilisation or a Western one, religious or atheist, mans aspiration for a better or best manhood has been a history-time goal.

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Know the Wonderful Benefits of Ginseng

Posted April 30, 2012

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs and is the most widely recognized plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. It is very helpful if you consider it as part of your overall health regimen.

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Liver Health: Herbs to Soothe an Unhappy Liver

Posted April 30, 2012

Your liver is one of the most important organs in the body, responsible for changing food into energy and processing toxins in the blood. The liver also makes bile, a yellowish-green liquid that aids digestion. Yet the liver is very often under extraordinary stress due to the toxins in our food and environment. Here are some ways to keep the liver healthy naturally.

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Acpuncture & Herbs for Weight Loss New Research

Posted April 30, 2012

New research concludes that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are more effective than placebo or lifestyle modification in reducing body weight. The researchers note that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have fewer side effects than the pharmaceutical obesity medications sibutramine, fenfluramine and orlistat yet the acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine demonstrate similar efficacy.

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