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1.Corydalis
Widely used in Chinese herbal medicine, the herb corydalis is said to alleviate pain by moving qi and stimulating the blood. These expressions refer to traditional concepts included within the complex theories of /tnp/therapy/chinesemed doc 37403 traditional Chinese herbal medicine . In terms of Western diagnostic categories, corydalis may be...
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2.Warfarin
Warfarin (Coumadin) is an anticoagulant used to thin the blood and prevent it from clotting. It is a somewhat dangerous drug that can be affected by many substances, including food. Note : If you are taking warfarin, we do not recommend taking any herb or supplement except on a physician's advice. Similar blood-thinning drugs are anisindione (Mirad...
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3.Diabetes, General
Diabetes is a problem with insulin levels. Glucose is a form of energy from foods that you eat. Insulin is needed to move glucose from the blood into cells for energy. If there isn t enough insulin, glucose will build up in the blood. It can lead to short and long term health problems. Over time, regular high blood glucose can lead to problems with...
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4.Ligustrum
The berries of the glossy privet tree, Ligustrum lucidum , have a long history of use in 37403 /tnp/therapy/chinesemed doc traditional Chinese herbal medicine as an herb that helps tonify the yin. This expression cannot be fully explained without entering into the theoretical framework of traditional Chinese medicine, but it may be said loosely ...
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5.Sweet Clover
Sweet clover is an herb with yellow flowers. It has been used to improve the flow of blood and of urine. Sweet clover can be taken as a pill or extract. There are no advised doses for sweet clover. Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577 /tnp/Natural and Alternative Treatment Editorial Process EBSCO NAT Edit...
Score: 97%
 
6.Lobelia
The herb lobelia was originally used by Native Americans in the New England region. It was subsequently popularized by Samuel Thomson, the founder of an ideosyncratic form of medicine called Thomsonianism. The enduring popularity of lobelia is one of the legacies of this nineteenth century enthusiasm. ( /tnp/pg000656 doc 21756 Goldenseal is anoth...
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7.Colds and Flus
A cold is an infection that can bother the nose and throat. It is caused by a virus. Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that may cause problems with breathing. The flu can make you a little sick or very sick. Sometimes it can lead to death. Both the cold and the flu can cause problems that get in the way of daily tasks. Both are treated with home...
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8.Olive Leaf
Olive leaf contains a substance called oleuropein, which breaks down in the body to another substance called enolinate. On websites that promote olive leaf extracts, it is stated that enolinate kills harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the body, but at the same time nurtures microbes that are good for health. This remarkable claim however, h...
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9.Passionflower
The passionflower vine is a native of the Western hemisphere, named for symbolic connections drawn between its appearance and the crucifixion of Jesus. Native North Americans used passionflower primarily as a mild sedative. It quickly caught on as a folk remedy in Europe and was thereafter adopted by professional herbalists as a sedative and digest...
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10.Red Tea
Red tea is made from the leaves of the rooibos plant. It has been used as an antioxidant to help slow damage to cells. Red tea has also been used to help improve heart and liver health. The leaves are steeped and made into a tea. There are no advised doses for red tea. Editorial process and description of evidence categories can be found at 1106577...
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