Fish Oil

Overview: There are two types of omega-3 fatty acids, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The long chains consist of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish. Algae often provides only DHA. (WebMD). Short-chain omega-3 fatty acids are ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). These are found in plants, such as flaxseed (WebMD). According to Dr. Joseph C. Maroon “omega-3’s work to reduce inflammation in the body”, ...
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Devil’s Claw

Overview: Devil’s Claw, Harpagophytum procumbens, is native to Africa, and gets its name from the pointy hooks which surround its fruit (UMMC). Devil’s Claw has also been called Grapple Plant, and Wood Spider (Sloan-Kettering). Devil’s Claw is available as a whole root, capsule, tablet, liquid extract, ointment, or tea (UMMC). The root of Devil’s Claw contains Iridoid Glycosides, including Harpagoside has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory activity. As a result, it has been used in individ...
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Cornsilk

Overview: Cornsilk has been used for hundreds of years by the Native Americans as a natural remedy for a wide variety of ailments. Cornsilk contains high amounts of vitamin k and in combination with different herbs can be an effective treatment mechanism. Benefits: The most common medicinal use of cornsilk is for the treatment of urinary tract infections. Cornsilk is a very promising alternative to the antibiotic treatment of cornsilk because excessive use of antibiotics causes resistance a...
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Cocoa

Overview: Cocoa is gotten from the cacao bean which is local to South America. Characteristic wellspring of flavonoids which have numerous significant medical advantages. There are numerous basic names for cocoa including dark, milk, bean,  spread, oil, powder and dim. All items and drinks have diverse sums and centralization's of flavonoids. Cocoa Benefits: Cocoa is stacked with cell reinforcements which help to keep aggravation from free radical harm that regularly happens in the body. ...
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Cilantro

Overview: Cilantro is from the leaves of the coriander plant; cilantro has a strong health supporting reputation and is high on the list of healing spices. All over the world the effects of cilantro are known; in parts of Europe cilantro is known as the anit-diabetic plant while in India cilantro has been used for years for its anti-inflammatory properties. Benefits: A Moroccan study found that when given cilantro to hyperglycemic patients as a single oral dose for 30 days that cilantro...
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Celery

Overview: Celery is a biennial plant that is part of the Apiaceae species. Celery is known for its tall leafy stalk and crunchy texture. The fruit and seeds of celery is dried and pressed into oil which is then used to treat common medicinal illnesses (WebMd). Benefits: One of the many benefits of celery is that is can help to lower blood pressure. Celery contains the natural compound phthalides. Phthalides have been found to relax the muscle around the arteries which dilates the blood ve...
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Cabbage

Overview: Cabbage has been used for its medical uses dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Cabbage is native to the Mediterranean region and is known for being an excellent diet food due to its low caloric value. Many people are aware that cabbage can help with digestive problems but may be unaware of its many other uses. Cabbage may also be referred to as Collard Greens, Green Cabbage, Kale, Purple Cabbage, Red Cabbage, and White Cabbage. Benefits: One of the many benefits of cab...
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Black Walnut

Black Walnut Overview: The black walnut is an edible nut that is commonly used as a food ingredient. Studies conducted by the FDA have stated that eating 1.5 ounces per day of walnuts as part of a diet low in fat may reduce the risk of heart disease. The effects of black walnut are due to the tannins which are found naturally in the nut. Traditionally black walnut has been used to relieve constipation and diarrhea (Black Walnut) Benefits: Black walnuts contain a high amount of omega 3 and o...
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Bilberry

Overview: Bilberry Fruit comes from the Bilberry Tree, Vaccinium myrtillus. Bilberry Fruit looks very similar to a blueberry, and is actually one of its close relatives. Bilberry has also been called Dwarf Bilberry, Bog Bilberry, European Blueberry, Huckleberry, and Whortleberry (Sloan-Kettering). Bilberry Fruit is available as fresh and dried fruit, tea, and as an extract (UMMC). Benefits: Bilberry Leaves have applications in the management of Diabetes. Before Insulin, Bilberry was used ...
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Allspice

Overview: Allspice is produced from the fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant and originates primarily from Jamaica, the West Indies and South America. The fruits are picked when they are green, then dried in the sun or in a kiln and sold as either whole dried fruit or in powdered form (Allspice) Benefits: Research has shown many benefits to taking allspice. It has been found that allspice has anesthetic effects due to the tannin compounds found in allspice. Tannins are responsible for a wa...
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