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Berberine is a yellow compound found in plants like Oregon grape and barberry. It has been used to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood fat levels. Berberine can be taken as a pill or powder. 500 milligrams 1 to 2 times daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatm...
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Cyclosporine helps prevent rejection of a transplanted organ by suppressing the immune system. Grapefruit juice slows the body's normal breakdown of several drugs, including cyclosporine, allowing it to build up to potentially excessive levels in the blood. ref1 1 A recent study indicates this effect can last for three days or more following the la...
Score: 88%
Policosanol is a compound found in sugar cane and wheat. It has been used to lower cholesterol and help blood flow. Policosanol is often taken with berberine and red yeast rice to add to its effects. It can be taken as a pill or powder. 10 to 20 milligrams once daily Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /...
Score: 87%
4.Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice is made by fermenting a type of yeast over rice. It has been used to promote heart health and lower cholesterol. Red yeast rice can be taken as a pill or powder. There are some warnings against certain red yeast products. The ones with lovastatin are not safe. 600 milligrams 2 to 4 times daily Editorial process and description of e...
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5.Herbs and Supplements to Avoid During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Some herbs and supplements can be harmful to take by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Always check with a doctor before taking an herb or supplement. These herbs and supplements are not safe to take while pregnant or breastfeeding:...
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6.Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder of the colon. For unknown reasons, the colon acts in an abnormal way. It often causes cramps, bloating, abdominal pain, and changes in bowel movements. People with IBS may experience predominately diarrhea, predominately constipation, or a mix of both. There is no cure for IBS. Treatment is often...
Score: 86%
7.Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors. They raise a person s chances of having heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes. People who have this health problem have three or more of these risks: high blood pressure, high blood fat levels, high fasting blood glucose, and weighing too much. Medicine and healthy habits can help a person who has ...
Score: 85%
8.Canker Sores
Canker sores, also known as aphthous ulcers, are painful sores in the mouth. They can make it hard to eat or drink as usual. Most sores heal on their own in 1 to 2 weeks. Some people may need medicine to ease pain and swelling and prevent new sores from forming. Others turn to natural therapies to help heal their canker sores. These therapies may h...
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Barberry is a plant that is grown in Asia, North America, and Europe. Its leaves and berries can be turned into a juice, powder, pill, or used as a cream. It is often taken with milk thistle to help lower cholesterol. 500 milligrams 1 to 2 times per day Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural an...
Score: 83%
10.Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone problem in women. The ovaries do not release eggs correctly. This can lead to fluid-filled sacs called cysts. It is managed with medicine and healthy habits. Natural treatments have been used to ease symptoms. They should not be used in place of standard care. /tnp/pg000504 21684 doc Omega-3 fatty acids...
Score: 82%

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