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1.Goldenseal
Although goldenseal root is one of the most popular herbs sold today, it is taken almost entirely for the wrong reasons. Originally, it was used by Native Americans both as a dye and as a treatment for skin disorders, digestive problems, liver disease, diarrhea, and eye irritations. European settlers learned of the herb from the Iroquois and other ...
Score: 99%
 
2.Conjunctivitis
Also called "pinkeye," conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane that covers the eyeball. Symptoms in the affected eye include a bloodshot appearance, crusty discharge, and discomfort that may feel like something has gotten in the eye. Conjunctivitis is frequently caused by a viral infection, sometimes of the...
Score: 86%
 
3.Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a common eye disease that affects the edge of the eyelids and the eyelash hair follicles. Symptoms include red and swollen eyelids; crusting of the eyelashes on awakening; redness of the eye; sensitivity to light; excessive tearing; frothy tears; and an itching, burning, or foreign-body sensation in the eye. There are two forms of bl...
Score: 85%
 
4.Parasites, Intestinal
The human intestines play host to an enormous variety of bacteria and fungi. Most of these are harmless or even helpful. However, other microscopic organisms can also take up residence in the intestines. Such organisms are called intestinal parasites. Common parasites include amoebas (especially Entamoeba histolytica ), cryptosporidium, giardia ( G...
Score: 84%
 
5.Cyclosporine
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: 83%
 
6.Insect Bites
Insects are the most successful group of creatures on earth, greatly outdoing mammals in number of species and sheer mass of life. Furthermore, despite great effort, human attempts to eliminate certain insects, such as mosquitoes, have utterly failed. In insects, it appears, humans have met their match. When it comes to the more mundane level of av...
Score: 82%
 
7.Prostatitis
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in men that surrounds the urethra. It produces a fluid that is part of semen. There are three main types of prostatitis: acute bacterial, chronic bacterial, and chronic non-bacterial. Acute bacterial prostatitis is the easiest form to treat, but it is also the least c...
Score: 81%
 
8.Minor Burns
Burns can be caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, and sun exposure. They vary in severity from causing minor pain to being life-threatening. First-degree burns are the mildest type, only damaging the top layer of skin. The skin gets red, painful, and tender. Though the skin may swell, no blisters form and the area turns white when touched. Secon...
Score: 81%
 
9.Barberry
Barberry is a bush that grows wild in Europe and North America. It is closely related to /tnp/pg000871 21828 doc Oregon grape ( Berberis aquifolium ). The root, stem, bark, and fruit of barberry are all used medicinally. Barberry was traditionally used as a treatment for digestive problems, including constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia (stomach up...
Score: 80%
 
10.Oregon Grape
The roots and bark of the shrub Mahonia aquifolium (also called Oregon grape) have traditionally been used both orally and topically to treat skin problems. They were also used for other conditions such as gastritis, fever, hemorrhage, jaundice, gall bladder disease, and cancer. In addition, Mahonia was used as a bitter tonic to improve appetite. A...
Score: 80%
 

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