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Remove Acne Scars Safely - Alive. “I’ve been considering laser treatment for acne and related scars. Is there a safer, natural alternative?” Sherry Torkos, BSc Pharm: Laser treatment is an effective method of minimizing scars; however, it is quite expensive and requires recovery time. Another option is dermabrasion. Peels using glycolic acid (fruit acids) can help smooth minor, shallow scars and stimulate the growth of collagen and new skin cells. Gotu kola has been used historically for a variety of skin ailments. Zinc taken orally may help promote skin healing and fight acne-causing bacteria. For healthier pores and to minimize acne: Use a sauna, followed by a shower, a few times a week.

Reishi mushroom has anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antiviral and anti-bacterial properties. — A.F., Castle Rock, Colo. A: The short answer is yes. The Chinese name for reishi mushrooms is ling zhi, meaning "plant of immortality. " These medicinal mushrooms have a history of safety that goes back at least 2,000 years. In my book, any herb that's been used continually for centuries deserves respect from modern medical science as opposed to snide comments as if it's "snake oil. " Mushrooms and fungi with incredible healing powers are now starting to gain attention from integrative physicians as well as folks who choose to self-treat after modern medicine fails them. Right now, there are more than 800 scientific studies on reishi mushrooms on file in the National Institutes of Health's database.

Overseas, it's common for cancer patients to willingly fork over considerable expense for these mushrooms, and sometimes insurance covers. Studies have shown that reishi can help improve cholesterol ratios and control blood sugar. Researcher Michelle Martinez Montemayor, Ph.D. Rutin. Bromelain. Bromelain is an extract derived from the stems of pineapples, although it exists in all parts of the fresh plant and fruit, which has many uses.

The extract has a history of folk and modern medicinal use. As a supplement it is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects. Bromelain also contains chemicals that might interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting, but there is no peer-reviewed research showing any efficacy against tumours. As a culinary ingredient it is used primarily as a tenderizer.

The term "bromelain" may refer to either of two protease enzymes extracted from the plants of the family, Bromeliaceae, or it may refer to a combination of those enzymes along with other compounds produced in an extract. Extract components[edit] Bromelain extract is a mixture of protein-digesting enzymes—called proteolytic enzymes or proteases—and several other substances in smaller quantities. History[edit] Bromelain was first introduced as a therapeutic supplement in 1957. Bromelain: MedlinePlus Supplements. What is it? Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. People use it for medicine. Bromelain is used for reducing swelling (inflammation), especially of the nose and sinuses, after surgery or injury. It is also used for hay fever, treating a bowel condition that includes swelling and ulcers (ulcerative colitis), removing dead and damaged tissue after a burn (debridement), preventing the collection of water in the lung (pulmonary edema), relaxing muscles, stimulating muscle contractions, slowing clotting, improving the absorption of antibiotics, preventing cancer, shortening labor, and helping the body get rid of fat.

It is also used for preventing muscle soreness after intense exercise. This use has been studied, and the evidence suggests bromelain doesn’t work for this. Some people use a product (Phlogenzym) for arthritis (osteoarthritis) that combines bromelain with trypsin (a protein) and rutin (a substance found in buckwheat). How effective is it? Zinc. Latest Anti-Aging Skin Breakthrough: An Ancient Herb. Gotu Kola Promotes Healthy Veins. Gotu Kola Extract Can Be Potent Gotu Kola Promotes Healthy VeinsNow you can have legs that look and feel youngerBy Will Block f you believe in reincarnation, you could do worse than to come back as an elephant. They are the real king of the beasts (sorry, lions), and they do whatever they want. Elephants supposedly have good memories, and they are certainly long-lived animals. Of course, they eat a lot, including whole trees. Sounds like an ad slogan, doesn't it?

Beware of Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids - Gotu Kola Can Help When we ingest an extract of gotu kola leaves, certain molecules in the extract called triterpenes go to work on our veins, improving their tone and making them less susceptible to the degenerative processes that can lead to varicosity and other problems.1 Varicose veins are those bulging, snaky, bluish blood vessels that pop up on the legs (or in the anus, where they're called hemorrhoids) as we age, particularly if we don't exercise enough.

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