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1.Naturopathy
Naturopathy, or natural medicine, is one of the most important branches of alternative medicine, exerting an influence far beyond the actual numbers of its formal practitioners. Named by Benedict Lust at the turn of the century, its immediate roots go back to the spa treatments of nineteenth century Germany, but its founding principles can be fou...
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2.Indigo
The leaflets and branches of the indigo plant yield an exquisite blue dye; people around the globe have used it to color textiles and clothing for centuries. Before the development of synthetic blue dyes, indigo was cultivated for this pigment rather than for medicinal use. In the traditional medicine of India and China, indigo was used in the trea...
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3.Tropical Oils
Tropical oils, namely palm oil and coconut oil, are widely used in tropical countries for a variety of purposes ranging from cooking to grooming. Although the oils are commonly found in beauty care products (eg, shampoos, conditioners, lotions), they are seen less often in American diets. ref1 1 Palm oil is the second most consumed vegetable oil in...
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4.Ulcers
The highly concentrated acid produced by the stomach is quite capable of burning a hole through the tissue of the stomach and duodenum (part of the small intestine). That it usually does not do so is a tribute to the effectiveness of the methods that the body uses to protect itself. However, sometimes these protective mechanisms fail, and the ever-...
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5.Spirulina
The supplement called spirulina consists of one or more members of a family of blue-green algae. The name was inspired by the spiral shapes in which these plants array themselves as they grow. ref1 1 Other blue-green algae products are also available on the market, and they are discussed in this article as well. Spirulina grows in the wild in salty...
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6.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...
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7.Folate
Folate, a B vitamin, plays a critical role in many biological processes. It participates in the crucial biological process known as methylation and plays an important role in cell division: without sufficient amounts of folate, cells cannot divide properly. Adequate folate intake can reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent serious birth defect...
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8.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 ...
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9.Kidney Stones
If you've ever passed a kidney stone, you do not want to repeat the experience! The sharp and irregular stones travel down the slender tube (ureter) leading from the kidney to the bladder, and from the bladder to the urethra, following the path by which urine exits the body. While tiny stones may pass unnoticed, a larger stone can induce some of th...
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10.Cranberry
The cranberry plant is a close relative of the common blueberry. Native Americans used it both as food and for the treatment of bladder and kidney diseases. The Pilgrims learned about cranberry from local tribes and quickly adopted it for their own use. Subsequent physicians used it for bladder infections, for "bladder gravel" (small bladder stones...
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