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SAMe Treats Both Depression and Arthritis

SAMe is an interesting supplement. Feeling “the blues” but not interested in taking Prozac? You might wonder about an alternative approach to depression and whether over-the-counter remedies can work on your moods. SAMe is a natural substance produced in the body (S-Adenosyl Methionine) when the amino acid L-methionine is combined with ATP. SAMe is most concentrated in the brain and liver, and occurs naturally in all human...

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Rhubarb Root Review And Information: The Natural Herbal Laxative

Rhubarb root is a common ingredient in herbal laxatives. The plants from which this root is harvested grow in China, Tibet, and India as well as the higher altitudes of the Himalayan Mountains and Turkey. Herbal preparations of rhubarb root are made from both the root and the rhizome of the plant known scientifically as Rheum. The name of this plant is believed to be derived from the Greek word for the verb “to flow.”...

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Rhodiola Rosea (Golden Root) Information: Does Rhodiola Rosea Boost Mental And Physical Energy?

Rhodiola rosea, also known as golden root, is an herb that grows in cold areas of the world, such as the Arctic, Central Asia, the Rocky Mountains and the mountains of northern Europe. Russian physicians classify Rhodiola rosea as an adaptogen, that is, a substance that can help the body adapt to a variety of stresses. Adaptogenic herbs purportedly keep the body in balance without causing adverse side effects. Rhodiola rosea is a...

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Quercetin: From Prostate Cancer to Heart Disease, Benefits Abound!

Quercetin is a plant pigment (i.e., a “flavonoid”) found in some fruits, vegetables, and teas. This supplement is ‘healthy”, but the jury is still out on how effective a supplement it is for treating the two things it shows most promise for… cancer and heart disease. This uncertainty simply relates to limited data rather than negative information about this plant substance. Studies are taking place, but...

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Oil Of Oregano: Information And Benefits

Oil of oregano is made by pressing the leaves of the herb oregano to extract the oil from it. Oregano is a highly aromatic member of the mint family. It is, of course, a staple of Mediterranean cooking, though the common spice found on most kitchen shelves is usually not the pure Mediterranean oregano that can be used therapeutically. Pure oregano is a very potent spice that was used medicinally in ancient Greece. When properly...

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Pycnogenol Review & Information: A Potent Antioxidant

Pycnogenol is the patented name for a nutritional extract derived from the bark of pine trees called Pinus maritima. These trees, which grow exclusively in Europe, are rich in bioflavonoids and antioxidants, particularly compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins. Highly touted for their antioxidant and properties, oligomeric proanthocyanidins are considred to be essential to health. They work in conjunction with vitamin C, each...

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