Tag - glucose tolerance

Chionanthus virginicus

Fringetree Bark

Chionanthus virginicus Part Used: The root bark. Constituents: Phyllyrin, a lignin glycoside, Chionanthin. Actions: Hepatic, cholagogue, alterative, diuretic, tonic, antemetic, laxative. Indications: This valuable herb may be safely used in all...

Galega officinalis

Goat’s Rue

Galega officinalis Papilionaceae Names: French Lilac. Habitat: Grows wild in Europe, naturalized in Britain. Collection: The stalks with the leaves and flowers are gathered at the time of flowering, which is between July and August. Dry in the shade...

PCOS and syndrome X

Q I’ve heard a lot recently about syndrome X, but I don’t really understand what it is. Can you please explain what the symptoms are, who is likely to develop it and how it can be treated? - AJ, Plymouth

Keeping Sugar in Balance

One of the challenges to health in modern cultures throughout the world is our access to refined sugar as processed and junk foods--candy, sodas, ice cream, cookies, and other baked goods.

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