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...

Healthy woman

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...

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.

The case of the painted eggs

Mrs M.C.R., a jovial 52-year-old Hungarian, came to see me four months ago, complaining of numbness and tingling in her hands and feet, hair loss, lethargy, and a scaly, ruddy rash around her eyes, nose, mouth and genital area. Because the problem...

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