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Herbal Supplements

 

There exist many forms of herbal supplements. A few of the most popular ones are listed here.

Aloe Vera

An excellent herbal supplement is Aloe Vera. It has the ability to aid in treating various skin conditions and irritations, and also helps with constipation. The active ingredients within this herbal nutrient that serves as a laxative are known as anthraquinone glycosides. Normally for constipation 50–200 mg capsule of aloe latex daily is taken. It's important to remember that due it's potency aloe is sometimes substituted with senna or cascara, since they are far more mild. Studies have suggested that Aloe's ability (in topical form) to treat skin problems is attributed to sugars known as polysaccharides, that stimulate parts of the immune system, and provide antimicrobial as well as anti inflammatory support. Aloe's effect on the skin is said to be enhanced by it's high concentration of other nutrients such as Vitamins E, C, Zinc and amino acids. Aloe is known to be used for the following conditions: minor burns, Genital herpes, ulcers of the mouth, psoriasis, skin ulcers, seborrheic dermatitis, type-2 diabetes, ulcerative colitis and simple wound healing. Women who are nursing or pregnant should not consume the latex form of Aloe, and that goes for people with inflammatory intestinal problems as well.

Echinacea Vitamins

Prized for it's ability to support the immune system, echinacea was often even used by native tribes to treat various problems, including wounds brought on by venomous bites. Today, much interesting research has been done on this flower. Echinacea's ability to drive the human body to a state in which it can both increase white blood cell production and provide a means to activate them. Echinacea has been proven to help the body in fighting viral infections by helping the production of interferons (fighting cells produced by our immune system). Keep in mind, however, that scientific studies have not shown that Echinacea can prevent the onset of cold or flu, but rather is useful immune booster once infection has occurred. Click here for more on Echinacea vitamins

Bilberry and Bilberry Extract

It was originally thought that bilberry, a very close relative of blueberry, could increase night vision. Clinical trials have since laid these theories to rest. Despite these clinical claims, however, many people still believe that it improves night vision; especially allied bomber pilots who noticed their night vision improving when taking products derived from bilberry, prior to their bombing missions. Bilberry extract has been also recommended for urinary infections, diabetes and kidney stones as well as for chronic diarrhea ailments. Experiments have shown that bilberry may minimize the risk of cataracts, and helps treat macular degeneration. All in all, bilberry extract is said to contribute to great ocular health and can prevent the thickening of blood vessels brought on by people with diabetes.

Ginseng

Ginseng is said to be an incredible source of energy boost for the human body. It also reputed to help fight stress, which is one of the most common ailments we face. Certain Ginseng derived products are also reputed for correcting blood sugar levels related to persons suffering with diabetes. In addition to the latter, Ginseng derived from certain geographical locations have been known to help regulate hormones and even provide support for women suffering from menopause.

Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract is rich with flavonoids and/or Proanthocyanidins. These nutrients help both the circulatory and immune systems. There is scientific data showing that grape seed extract is excellent for treating chronic venous insufficiency(CVI). This condition, more simply put, is when the blood from the feet and legs has a harder time recirculating back to the heart. With time it can lead to discoloration of the feet and legs and lead to ulcers, not to mention varicose veins.

Red Clover

Scientific evidence has shown that red clover contains large concentrations of isoflavones. Isoflavones, including genistein, have oestrogen-type properties that can help treat symptoms related to menopause and symptoms related to cardiovascular health in women going through menopause. Some studies have even shown that red clover is a cancer fighting agent, notably prostate and breast cancer. In addition, red clover is said to be a good alternative agent, which means an agent that produces benefits over time to the human body, and has been used over time as a remedy for psoriasis and eczema.

Garlic

Although known for various things, including bad breath, clinical trials have shown that garlic can help reduce arterial plaque. This makes garlic a prime candidate for dealing with Arteriosclerosis, a result of high-fat-content diets. In addition, topical forms of Garlic have been shown to help deal with those ugly warts. Though many articles have recently surfaced about the issue, no clinical trials have proven that Garlic can reduce cholesterol, but it has been recommended in the past in dealing with high cholesterol.

 
 

 
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