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The Use of Jianpiling in Treating Ulcerative Colitis. Return to ITM Online by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease are chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestines that may have similar causes.

The Use of Jianpiling in Treating Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn's disease produces the main ulcerative sites in the ileum, especially in young people, while ulcerative colitis is mainly confined to the rectal area. Both diseases may cause abdominal pain and diarrhea, but Crohn's is more often characterized by spasms and loss of appetite, while ulcerative colitis is more often characterized by bloody diarrhea. Ulcerative colitis occurs about ten times more frequently than Crohn's, and is, for that reason, more often the subject of clinical study. Western medical treatments usually focus on steroidal drugs to reduce the inflammation. Jianpiling (literally: the effective remedy for supporting the function of the spleen), is a modern prescription for treatment of ulcerative colitis. It is prepared as a tablet.

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Chinese & Ayurvedic Diagnostics. Medicinal Mushrooms. Mushroom Extract. A Herbal Alternative Las Vegas NV. Heirloom Seed Catalog Online. Prominent Herbal Supplement Suppliers. Chinese Herb Response Flu Pandemic: Avian Flu and Other Epidemics. Return to ITM Online.

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> Comfrey Knitbone, Woundwort, Healherb, Gum Plant, All Heal Symphytum officinale F. Boraginaceae Description. Lymph Health - An Herbal Recipe for Breast Cancer and Lymphomas. Reference Guide for HERBS. Contain powerful stimulating nutrients, which have been used for thousands of years worldwide as a safe and effective means of achieving optimal health.

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Herbs are derived from leaves, bark, berries, roots, gums, seeds, stems, and flowers of the Botanical Kingdom. See References. Reference Guide for: Vitamins Minerals Amino Acids HERBS Special Nutrients Anti-Oxidants Dietary Fibers Nutritional Greens Digestive Nutrients also see Nutritional Glossary Guide entry index at Top of Page or go to HERBAL INDEX . Yogi Well-Being. California Poppy Masquerading as charming backyard ornament, it is in fact an herbal relaxant.

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California's state flower, it is one of the most beautiful and distinctive American wildflowers, and you will find it growing abundantly throughout the lower altitudes of California, southeastern Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona. In Europe, the German Commission E lists California poppy as an antispasmodic and sedative, and lists it for a wide variety of stress and depressive conditions. It has been found to inhibit the body’s production of adrenaline, in turn helping the body to relax. Phytotherapy practitioners commonly use California in combination with passion flower or valerian. Untitled. A personal experience by Kath Clements (this article was first written in January 2001 and appeared in 'Positive Health' magazine in Spring of that year.

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It has since been very slightly revised to bring it up to date) Vitamins for Flexible Joints and Joint Health - Maximus Formula. Or Call 1-800-633-5508 to ORDER NOW 24/7!

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UNCONDITIONAL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE plus On-line Purchase Protection by WebAssured! Rhubarb. In culinary use, fresh raw petioles (leaf stalks) are crisp (similar to celery) with a strong, tart taste.

Rhubarb

Most commonly, the plant's leaf stalks are cooked with sugar and used in pies and other desserts. A number of varieties have been domesticated for human consumption, most of which are recognised as Rheum x hybridum by the Royal Horticultural Society. Rhubarb is usually considered a vegetable. In the United States, however, a New York court decided in 1947 that since it was used in the United States as a fruit, it counted as a fruit for the purposes of regulations and duties. Crataegus. Description[edit] Ecology[edit] Uses[edit]

Crataegus

Forsythia. Description[edit] They are deciduous shrubs typically growing to a height of 1–3 m (3 ft 3 in–9 ft 10 in)1–3 m and, rarely, up to 6 m (20 ft) with rough grey-brown bark.

Forsythia

The leaves are opposite, usually simple but sometimes trifoliate with a basal pair of small leaflets, and range from 2–10 cm (1–4 in.) in length and, rarely up to 15 cm (6 in.) long; the margin is serrated or entire. The flowers are produced in the early spring before the leaves, bright yellow with a deeply four-lobed flower, the petals joined only at the base. These become pendant in rainy weather thus shielding the reproductive parts. It is widely stated that forsythia flowers are able to produce lactose (the milk sugar). Pyrrolizidine alkaloid. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs; sometimes referred to as necine bases) are a group of naturally occurring alkaloids based on the structure of pyrrolizidine. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are produced by plants as a defense mechanism against insect herbivores. Thread: Confusion over ashwagandha... at The Truth in Medicine (ThreadID: 1661067)

Hi everyone, I am a male in 30's and been taking ashwagandha (withania s.) for 6 weeks every day 1 teaspoonful x3/day religiously. It's a really fantastic herb with antioxidants, antiinflmmatory, anticancer, memory and longevity enhancing properties, antistress and antianxiety and so on. Wonder herb! Honokiol, a Multifunctional Antiangiogenic and Antitumor Agent. H&N Herbs. Inflammation Control Options from Nature By Yousry Naguib, Ph.D. Vitamin Retailer magazine (July 2003) Inflammation is a localized response elicited by injury or destruction of tissues, which serves to destroy or sequester the injurious agent, often of microbial nature. How Astragalus Extracts Help Immune System Fight Viruses. Chinese herbalists for centuries have attributed astragalus with immune system boosting properties. In recent years, researchers have started to understand the biochemical basis for why astragalus works.

As least some of the immune system benefits appear to be explained by telomere lengthening that rejuvenates aged immune system cells. Several telomerase enhancing compounds have been isolated from astragalus. These include the telomerase activating compound used in the TA-65 supplement and another that Geron Corporation is calling TAT2 or TAT002.

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