Tag - liver

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Liquorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra Leguminosae Habitat: Native to the Mediterranean region and parts of Asia, cultivated worldwide. Collection: The roots are unearthed in the late autumn. Clean thoroughly and dry. Part Used: Dried root. Constituents: Triterpenes of...

Silybum marianum

Milk Thistle

Silybum marianum Part Used: The seeds. Constituents: Flavolignans; the mixture of these is known as “silymarin” and composed mainly of silybin (=silibinin), with isosilybin, dihydrosilybin, silydianin, silychristin, and in some varieties...

Harpagophytum procumbens

Devil’s Claw

Harpagophytum procumbens Pedaliaceae Habitat: Indigenous to Southern and Eastern Africa. Collection: This plant grows in Africa in very arid conditions. The roots are collected at the end of the rainy season. Part Used: Rhizome. Constituents:...

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea, of the Gemmifera group) originated in Brussels, Belgium in the sixteenth century and like their relative broccoli, were developed from wild cabbage. Brussels sprouts are formed of twenty to eighty baby cabbages...

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General Detoxification and Cleansing

Detoxification programs help us to eliminate and cleanse specific common toxins and habits from our lives. It is somewhat difficult to separate the concepts and practices of detoxification from those of fasting. Fasting, or the avoidance of solid...

Fiber: A Cancer-Fighting Champion

Fiber is a key player in the fight against cancer. But most Americans only consume about half the amount needed to effectively protect our bodies from cancer and other diseases. You won’t find fiber in cheeseburgers, grilled chicken, cheese, or any...

Artemisia absinthum

Parasites and Liver Fluke:

One reader, who suffered from a "painful liver" and symptoms of jaundice, writes in about her experience with a Neways product known as Parafree. By following this three-month long herbal programme, she managed to purge her liver of toxins...

Premature liver spots

A 40-year-old woman is distressed at the early onset of “age” or “liver spots” on her hands, face, neck, shoulders and legs. These discoloured patches of skin are sometimes indented, sometimes raised and always dry. How can she get rid of them or...

Rapamune

Rapamune (sirolimus), an immunosuppressant for after organ transplants, has had a troubled history, with patients having the unfortunate habit of dying - especially after liver transplants.

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