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1.Ginseng
There are three different herbs commonly called ginseng: Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) , American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) , and Siberian ginseng ( /epnat/herb_supp/eleutherococcus 108346 doc Eleutherococcus senticosus ) . The latter herb is actually not ginseng at all and is discussed in a /epnat/herb_supp/eleutherococcus 1...
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2.Influenza Vaccine
The influenza vaccine, while not perfect, significantly decreases the risk of catching the annual flu epidemic. It may also lead to less severe symptoms if influenza does develop. A double-blind study of 227 individuals found that ginseng might help the vaccine work more effectively, increasing antibody production and decreasing the frequency of co...
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3.Eleutherococcus senticosus
Eleutherococcus senticosus is only distantly related to the true ginseng species ( /tnp/pg000299 doc 21536 Panax ginseng and /tnp/pg000299 doc 21536 P. quinquefolius ) and possesses entirely different, unrelated chemical constituents. However, it is popularly called Russian or Siberian ginseng. The origin of this misnomer lies in the work of a So...
Score: 94%
 
4.Stress
The effects of stress on your health can be far-reaching. Some of the conditions often associated with stress include /tnp/pg000606 doc 21730 insomnia , /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 high blood pressure , /tnp/condition/tensionha doc 38644 tension headaches , /tnp/pg000248 doc 21487 anxiety , /tnp/pg000332 doc 21566 depression , /tnp/condition/memory doc...
Score: 94%
 
5.Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors were the first antidepressant drugs invented. While they are quite effective, they can be dangerous if combined with the wrong foods, drugs, or supplements. The substance tyramine, found in some cheeses, beer, fermented soy products, and other foods, is particularly dangerous to combine with these medications. Sti...
Score: 93%
 
6.General Wellness
It is one of the cardinal principles of natural medicine that treatment should aim not only to treat illness but also to enhance wellness. According to this ideal, a proper course of treatment should improve your sense of general well-being, enhance your immunity to illness, raise your physical stamina, and increase mental alertness, as well as res...
Score: 92%
 
7.Suma
Suma is a large ground vine native to Central and South America. Sometimes called "Brazilian ginseng," native peoples have long used suma to promote robust health as well as to treat practically all illnesses. They called it Para Toda, which means "for all things." ref1 1 Suma's ancient reputation has generated worldwide interest. However, there ha...
Score: 89%
 
8.Ciwuja
Ciwuja is generally regarded as a Chinese name for the herb /epnat/herb_supp/eleutherococcus doc 108346 Eleutherococcus senticosus (so-called Russian ginseng). However, it is unclear whether herbal products manufactured in China and offered as ciwuja are in fact identical to eleutherococcus or rather belong to a related plant. In this database, w...
Score: 88%
 
9.Raynaud's Phenomenon
Raynaud's phenomenon is a little understood condition in which the fingers and toes show an exaggerated sensitivity to cold. Classic cases show a characteristic white, blue, and red color sequence as the digits lose blood supply and then rewarm. Some people develop only one or two of these signs. The cause of Raynaud's pheno...
Score: 88%
 
10.Herbs & Supplements
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