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Quercetin belongs to a class of water-soluble plant coloring substances called /tnp/pg000342 21574 doc bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids have strong /tnp/pg001664 21907 doc antioxidant effects when they are studied in the test tube, and this is the basis for some of the health claims attached to them. However, growing evidence suggests that bioflavonoi...
Score: 99%
2.Alpha-adrenergic Blocking Agents
Alpha-adrenergic blocking agents (or alpha-1 blockers) help smooth muscle relax. This can help to open blood vessels and improve blood flow. It can be part of a treatment plan for high blood pressure. It may also be used to ease urinary retention with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Drugs in this category include: Ma huang is a natural source f...
Score: 92%
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: 88%
4.Interstitial Cystitis
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a severe, chronic inflammation of the bladder that's both disruptive and painful. Many more women than men suffer from the condition of the 700,000 people with IC, 90% are female. The symptoms of IC are notoriously variable and can differ from one person to another, or for one person from day to day. People with IC usu...
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Buchu has a long tradition of use for the treatment of bladder and urinary tract problems, especially urinary tract infections. In South Africa, buchu and other plants similar to it are additionally used for stomach aches, joint pain, and colds and flus. The leaves are the part used medicinally. Many herbalists use buchu as a part of herbal comb...
Score: 81%
6.Allergies, Respiratory
For other types of allergies, see /tnp/pg000179 doc 21428 Asthma and /tnp/pg000292 doc 21529 Eczema . About 7% of all Americans suffer from hay fever, an allergic condition that can cause runny nose, sneezing, and teary eyes. It is known officially as allergic rhinitis, allergic sinusitis, or allergic /tnp/pg000356...
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7.Herbs & Supplements
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You may have heard of the "French paradox." The French diet is very high in saturated fat and cholesterol (just think of pate de fois gras and croissants), yet France has one of the world's lowest rates of heart disease. One theory for this apparent discrepancy is that another major player in the French diet red wine protects the arteries of the he...
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9.Citrus Bioflavonoids
Citrus fruits are well known for providing ample amounts of /tnp/pg000285 21522 doc vitamin C . But they also supply bioflavonoids, substances that are not required for life but that may improve health. The major bioflavonoids found in citrus fruits are diosmin, hesperidin, rutin, naringin, tangeretin, diosmetin, narirutin, neohesperidin, nobiletin...
Score: 76%
Strokes occur when part of the brain suddenly loses its blood supply and dies. The underlying cause is generally atherosclerosis, a condition in which the walls of blood vessels become thickened and irregular. As atherosclerosis progresses, blood flow through important arteries becomes restricted to a much smaller passage than nature designed. This...
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