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1.Nutrition Supplements: Vitamins, Minerals, and Non-Nutrient Supplements
One of the great medical discoveries of the last century involved the identification of the nutritional substances necessary for life. Along with the macronutrients (fat, carbohydrate, and protein), these micronutrients make up the essential ingredients of a healthful diet. Vitamins and minerals have been available as supplements since at least...
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2.Essential Oil Monoterpenes
Eucalyptus oil is a standard ingredient in cough drops and cough syrups, as well as oils added to humidifiers. A standardized combination of eucalyptus oil plus two other /tnp/therapy/aroma doc 37427 essential oils has been studied for effectiveness in a variety of respiratory conditions. This combination therapy contains cineole from eucalyptus, d...
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3.Oregano Oil
The common food spice oregano grows wild in the mountains of Mediterranean countries. In ancient Greece, oregano or its essential oil was used for the treatment of wounds, snakebites, spider bites, and respiratory problems. Respiratory uses dominated the medicinal history of oregano in medieval Europe, but in the nineteenth century, physicians i...
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4.Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy is actually a form of herbal medicine. However, instead of using the entire herb, it employs the fragrant "essential oil" that is released when a fresh herb is compressed or subjected to chemical extraction. Essential oils are also often used as fragrances in cosmetics and bath products. When employed medicinally, essential oils are of...
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5.Lavender
There are many plants in the lavender family, but the type most commonly used medicinally is English lavender. Traditionally, the /tnp/therapy/aroma 37427 doc essential oil of lavender was applied externally to treat joint pain, muscle aches, and a variety of skin conditions, including insect stings, acne, eczema, and burns. Lavender essential oil...
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6.Ethambutol
See also /tnp/pg000134 doc 21392 Antibiotics (General) Ethambutol is often used along with isoniazid in the treatment of tuberculosis. Ethambutol may interfere with the absorption of copper and zinc by binding to them. ref1 1 In order to avoid deficiency, you may wish to take supplements of these essential minerals. Make sure to separate your etham...
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7.Hyssop
The herb hyssop ( Hyssop officinalis ) has a long history of use in both religion and medicine. The biblical phrase purge me with Hyssop, and I shall be clean echoes the ancient Greek use of this herb for cleansing sacred sites. Various preparations of hyssop have been used medicinally for respiratory problems, including cough, chest congestion...
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8.Alopecia
Alopecia, or hair loss, can occur in several forms. One of the most common is "male pattern hair loss," or androgenetic alopecia. As one might expect from the name, this type of hair loss occurs most commonly in men, where it appears as the well-known receding hairline. It can also occur in women, however, generally in the form of overall hair ...
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9.Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) is one of the two main types of essential fatty acids . These are "good" fats that are as necessary for your health as vitamins. Specifically, GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid. (For more information on the other major category of essential fatty acids, omega-3, see the article on /tnp/pg000504 doc 21684 fish oil .) Th...
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10.Caraway
Caraway has a long history of use as a carminative, an herb said to relieve gas pain. Mentions of caraway for digestive problems can be found in Egyptian records, and the herb has been used in Europe for this purpose since at least the Middle Ages. The seeds, or their /tnp/therapy/aroma doc 37427 essential oil , are the part of the plant used m...
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