Herbs

Herbs

[ICON=herbs.gif]Herbs are the oldest form of medicine and have been used for healing in every single culture in the world, since the very beginning of time. Wise women have always played a central role in traditional cultures and knowledge about herbs was passed on from one generation to the next. Herbs are, in fact, the foundation of numerous pharmaceutical drugs. Aspirin is based on an extract from willow, originally used for pain relief by the Native Americans. Up to 70 percent of drugs in use today have their origins in plants, but Western pharmaceutical practice bears no relation to how native peoples the world over have used them. Modern drug companies only use the ‘active ingredient’ of the plant or herb in a pure form as the basis for the drug . Ancient peoples always, and continue to, use the whole plant. The advantage of using the whole plant is that the side-effects are absent or minimal. That is the big difference between modern and herbal medicine.
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    1. Mastica
      Traditionally, mastic has been used as a food preservative, for dyspepsia and other disorders of the digestive tract, to prevent dental caries and other gum and mouth problems, and to help control diabetes. In Europe mastic gum has been used to help normalize cholesterol, triglyceride and blood pressure levels, as well as in the preparation of ointments for skin problems, including burns, eczema and frost-bite. Because Mastic gum is valuable for oral hygiene, it is used in toothpaste, mouthwash, and as a component in dental fillings. Pharmaceutical companies use it in the production of pills and capsules, in self-absorbing surgical threads, and doctors use it for sticking a septic bandage on a surgical wound. The Kurds add mastic to their drink arac, similar to the Greeksメ ouzo, to prevent damage to the stomach. This wide range of application points to mastic gumメs toxicological safety. Many modern researchers have confirmed some of the traditional uses of mastic gum, including its roles in oral health and healthy digestive functioning. Researchers at the University of Nottingham used mastic gum in...
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    2. Berberine & Grapefruit 60c

      Berberine and Grapefruit Seed is a broad spectrum herbal formula with standardised extracts of berberine and grapefruit seed. The herbs in this formula have traditionally been used to help maintain a balance of micro-flora in the gastrointestinal tract.

       

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    3. Berberine & Grapefruit 120c

      Berberine and Grapefruit Seed is a broad spectrum herbal formula with standardised extracts of berberine and grapefruit seed. The herbs in this formula have traditionally been used to help maintain a balance of micro-flora in the gastrointestinal tract.

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    4. Kyolic Garlic 1000mg 30 Tabs
      Standardised Kyolic garlic extract providing S-Allyl cysteine, a recognosed active ingredient of this traditionally used product. Garlic possesses a number of beneficial properties which have all been well researched. Cold-ageing involves taking the highest quality aged garli, slicing it without the aid of...
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    5. Olive Leaf Extract x 60 Vegicaps

      Olive Leaf Extract Vegetable Capsules is one of Solgar's premium quality botanical formulas containing standardised extracts.

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    6. Siberian Ginseng 100c

      Siberian Ginseng has been widely used by athletes, and in some studies, it was used by people carrying out jobs demanding great concentration, and in difficult conditions, such as radiography and proof-reading. Siberian ginseng has been used by menopausal women, who have been happy with it. Author Leslie Kenton (who recommends Specialist Herbal Supplies) recommends it highly for this purpose. Studies have shown it can assist the natural anti-allergic response of the body. Therefore, some people use it to help avoid developing hay fever.

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    7. Milk Thistle Caps 100c

      With so much pollution and stress in everyday life, it becomes more and more important to support the liver.

      Milk thistle is thought by many to be one of the best herbs for this purpose.

      The liver is involved in energy production, the process of 'detox', hormone regulation and vitamin production and storage.

      Helping the liver can...

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    8. Milk Thistle Caps 54c

      With so much pollution and stress in everyday life, it becomes more and more important to support the liver. Milk thistle is thought by many to be one of the best herbs for this purpose. It has certainly become one of the most popular herbs in the UK over the past few years. The liver is involved in energy production, the process of 'Detox', hormone regulation and vitamin production and storage. Helping the liver can only help to make sure these functions are all performed as they should be, helping to keep us fit and healthy.

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    9. St Johns Wort Caps 100c

      St John's Wort is especially well known in Germany where it has been widely used by doctors for decades, putting it among the top five best selling health products, even when including drug products. It is a very popular herb - and rightly so. Many people find it beneficial.

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    10. St Johns Wort Caps 54c

      St John's Wort is especially well known in Germany where it has been widely used by doctors for decades, putting it among the top five best selling health products, even when including drug products. It is a very popular herb - and rightly so. Many people find it beneficial.

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    11. Dong Quai Drops 50ml

      Gives general assistance to women. This herb has both a building and a calming effect within it. This is the two-way 'amphoteric' effect which some herbs exhibit. Dong Quai has been used in China for centuries by women, who treasure its supportive benefits...

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