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Hormone Deception

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Starvation and fasting quickly lower the body levels of gst, which quickly elevates after resuming the consumption of food. turmeric, combined with isoflavonoids (soy), has been shown to inhibit estrogenic effects. Several times a week take turmeric in capsules, add on top of food (after food is cooked), or mix a tea-spoonful with honey. Do a safe and sensible program for liver and intestinal detoxification, working with a holistic medical doctor, naturopathic doctor, or nutritionally oriented health practitioner who specializes in such programs.

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis

Josef A. Brinckmann and Michael P. Lindenmaier
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Phytomedicines: A few monopreparations contain turmeric dry extract, e. g. Sergast capsules (81 mg dry extract, drug-to-extract ratio range 1325:1, solvent: ethanol 96%), Curcu Truw capsules (81 mg dry extract, corresponding to 1540 mg dried rhizome), and Me-teophyt N dragees (35 mg extract, drug-to-extract ratio 12.525:1, solvent: ethanol 96%). Manufactured extracts of varying composition are contained in numerous combination products.
Gal-lexier contains an aqueous decoction (1:10) of artichoke leaf, dandelion, turmeric rhizome, milk thistle seed, blessed thistle herb, bog bean leaf, yarrow herb, gentian root, wormwood herb, calamus rhizome, German chamomile flower, and fennel seed. Regulatory status Canada: Approved active ingredient in one Traditional Herbal Medicine (e.g. Naturland Swedish Bitter) and in a few homeopathic monopreparations, requiring pre-marketing authorization. U.K.

Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives: A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients Vitamin E

Ruth Winter
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TUMERIC See turmeric. TUNG NUT OIL Chinawood Oil. Drying oil used to waterproof packaging materials. Toxic by ingestion. Causes contact dermatitis (skin rash). Ingestion causes nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, thirst, dizziness, lethargy, and disorientation. Large doses can cause fever, irregular heartbeat, and respiratory effects. TUNU EXTRACT Tuno. From a Central American tree, Costilla fallax cook, closely related to the rubber tree. Cleared for use as a natural masticatory substance of vegetable origin in chewing-gum base. TURMERIC Tumeric.

The New Optimum Nutrition Bible

Patrick Holford
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Curcumin: A powerful antioxidant found in mustard, turmeric, corn, and yellow peppers. Ellagic acid: Present in strawberries, grapes, and raspberries, ellagic acid neutralizes carcinogens before they can damage DNA. A common cancer-producing chemical found in some meat, called nitrosamine, is put out of action by strawberries. In fact, research has shown that strawberries are second only to garlic for their anticancer properties against nitrosamines.

The Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs

Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD and Michael Smith, BPharm, MRPharmS, ND
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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS Several experimental models have demonstrated the anti-inflammatory activity of the volatile oil component of turmeric,1415 as well as curcumin and its analogs.6'8916 Rheumatoid Arthritis Several clinical studies have reported curcumin's effectiveness in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.1718 One study found that symptoms such as joint swelling, walking speed and morning stiffness were improved to the same degree in patients taking either curcumin (1200 mg daily) or phenylbutazone (300 mg daily).

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis

Josef A. Brinckmann and Michael P. Lindenmaier
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Steep for 1015 min and then pass through a tea strainer. 6.6 Duration of use In acute cases that last longer than one week or periodically reoccur, it is recommended to seek medical advice. 6.7 Side effects None known. 6.8 Storage Store protected from light and moisture. Fig. 4: TLC of turmeric samples, on a 5 x 10 cm silica gel 60 F254 plate, unsprayed, in UV at 365 nm. 1: Curcuma longae rhizoma 2: Reference solution (thymol) 3: Curcumaexanthorrhizae rhizoma Fig.
For a review of papers published up through 1997 discussing turmeric's anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antimutagenic and tumor inhibiting, antimicrobial and antiviral actions, refer to [12]; see also [11]. A probable basis for these aforementioned effects is the antioxidant activity of the curcuminoids, particularly the tetrahydro- compounds formed through biotransformation [8, 11, 1416]. Animal experiments and to some extent clinical studies have investigated the anti-inflammatory activity (inhibition of cyclooxygenase and Excerpt from the German Commission E monograph (BAn% no.

Gary Nulls Ultimate Anti Aging Program

Gary Null, Ph.D.
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In one, turmeric proved to be an effective anti-mutagen in smokers. Another showed that patients with external cancerous lesions experienced significant relief following treatment with an ethanol turmeric extract and a curcumin ointment. The administration of 500 mg per day of curcumin for seven days has been shown to significantly reduce the level of serum lipid peroxides, increase HDL cholesterol, and decrease total serum cholesterol in healthy human subjects.

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis

Josef A. Brinckmann and Michael P. Lindenmaier
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The same effects that are described for turmeric (see: Curcu- Excerpt from the German Commission E monograph (BAnz no. 122, Publishedfuly 6, 1988; Revised in BAn^ no. 164, Published September 1, 1990) Uses Dyspeptic disorders. Contraindications Obstruction of the biliary ducts. In case of gallstones, use only after consulting with a physician. Side effects Indigestion with prolonged use. Interactions with other drugs None known. Dosage Unless otherwise prescribed: Average daily dosage is 2 g of dried rhizome or equivalent preparations.

The Inflammation Syndrome: The Complete Nutritional Program to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies, and Asthma

Jack Challem
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Animal studies have found that turmeric root and curcumin may reduce arthritic symptoms. Plantain The herb plantain (Plantago lanceolata, P. major) is used in Germany to treat upper respiratory inflammation and to reduce skin inflammation. It is an ingredient in some anticough and expectorant medicines. One of its chemical components, ursolic acid, it a potent antiinflammatory. In a study conducted at Uppsala University, Sweden, researchers reported that it was a highly selective inhibitor of Cox-2, the cyclooxygenase enzyme more involved in inflammatory reactions.

Indian Herbal Remedies: Rational Western Therapy, Ayurvedic and Other Traditional Usage, Botany

C. P. Khare
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In folk medicine, turmeric is used as a stomachic, tonic, blood-purifier and skin-disinfectant. Externally the paste is applied to indolent ulcers, skin eruptions, inflamed joints. Mixed with calcium oxide, the paste is also applied over sprains and contusions. Mixed with warm milk, it is given for treating common cold; also as an internal antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic agent in bronchial asthma. The powder of all the varieties of Curcuma spp., mixed with milk, is given for expediting the healing of fractured bones.
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties play a major role when turmeric is employed in the treatment of gallstones, acute and chronic inflammation of the gallbladder and inflammation of the bile duct. Curcumin, being an active choleretic, increased bile acid output by over 100 per cent. In addition to increasing biliary excretion of bile salts, cholesterol and bilirubin, curcumin also increases the solubility of bile. This suggests a benefit in the prevention of cholelithiasis. (Michael T. Murray.
English: turmeric. Parts used Rhizomes. Dose Powder 1-3 g. Classical use Charaka used the drug in liver disorders, urinary affections, dermatosis, toxicosis, piles, bronchial asthma, senility, impaired vision. Sushruta prescribed the drug in oedema, anaemia, skin diseases, leprosy, malignant ulcers, haemoptysis, seminal and urinary disorders, urethral and vaginal discharges; also in indigestion and chronic dysentery. The drug was also given for purifying and promoting breast milk.
English: Mango-ginger, Wild turmeric. Parts used Rhizomes. Dose Juice 10-20 ml, powder 3-5 g. Classical use According to Bhaavaprakaasha, the rhizome is antibilious, tonic to heart and cures obstinate skin diseases. Active principles and pharmacology The essential oil contains alpha-pinene, alpha- and beta-curcumene, camphor, cuminyl alcohol, myr-istic acid and tumerone. Car-3-ene and cz's-oci-mene contribute the characteristic mango odour of the rhizome. Rhizome exhibits carminative and stomachic properties; anti-inflammatory activity in contusion and sprains.
English: Wild turmeric. Parts used Rhizomes. Dose i-3 g- Classical use According to Kaiyadeva Nighantu, Aranya-rajani Kanda is to be prescribed in diseases due to vitiation of blood, piles, inflammatory affections, cough, bronchitis, asthma and as an internal antitoxic and antiseptic agent. In folk medicine, rhizomes are used internally as a carminative, and externally in sprains and bruises. Active principles and pharmacology The essential oil contains alpha- and beta-cur-cumene, d-camphor, d-camphene and p-methoxy-cinnamic acid. The colouring matter is curcumin.
The plant used in the form of pulp, mixed with turmeric (Curcuma longa) and applied externally on eczema, gave good results. Oral administration of the juice of the plant, mixed with honey, 2-3 times a day for a few days, was found effective in menorrhagia. Local application in the form of paste upon lower abdomen reduced severe vaginal bleeding. A decoction with sugar, used internally 2-3 times a day, was found effective in retention of urine. CYPERUS Cyperus rotundus Linn. Figure 1 Cyperus rotundus [ADPS] Habitat Throughout India, as a weed, up to an elevation of 2000 m.

The Rhodiola Revolution: Transform Your Health with the Herbal Breakthrough of the 21st Century

Richard P. Brown, M.D., and Patricia L. Gerbarg, M.D.
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For example, garlic, ginger, and Indian spices such as coriander and turmeric are known to supply nutrients and antioxidants that support cellular energy production as well as the cells' defense and repair mechanisms. So trade in your saltshaker for these, as well as for sprinkles of cinnamon, nutmeg, black peppercorns, fennel, cloves, mustard seeds, curry, saffron, cumin, and caraway. For a dash of extra nutrition, try seasoning your cooking with fresh basil, cilantro, bay leaves, parsley, or mint. Stay well hydrated. This means drinking at least six glasses of water per day.

Gary Null's Power Aging

Gary Null
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They found that turmeric and red pepper exert antitumor effects by suppressing tumor promotion of RNA.63 Tatman and Mo at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University concur with numerous researchers who report the beneficial association of fruits, vegetables, and plants in preventing cancer. Their research was focused on what part of the plant was the most active in this regard. They concluded that iso-prenoids, a broad class of plant chemicals found everywhere in the plant kingdom, suppress the growth and spread of tumor cells and the growth of implanted tumors.

Herbal Drugs and Phytopharmaceuticals: A Handbook for Practice on a Scientific Basis

Josef A. Brinckmann and Michael P. Lindenmaier
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Common turmeric, Indian saffron, Yellow ginger (Engl.), Rhizome de curcuma (Fr.), Curcumawurzelstock, Gelbwurzel, Gelbwurzelstock (Ger.), Ukon (Jap.), Rizoma de curcuma, Aza-fran de la India (Span.). Origin: Cultivated in tropical Asia and Africa. The material of commerce is imported from China, India and Indonesia. The material used in Ayurvedic medicine is cultivated in almost all states of India. The material used in Chinese and Japanese medicine is cultivated in southern China, Taiwan, and Japan.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Life Extension Editorial Staff
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The herbs milk thistle (containing silybin) and turmeric (containing curcumin) help to inhibit inflammatory cytokines. Silibinin Plus, 1 capsule twice daily Supet Cutcumin w/Bioperine, 1 capsule daily 6. Corticosteroids taken to relieve asthmatic symptoms often deplete the body of vital minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. These minetals will be replenished by taking 6 capsules each night of a multimineral supplement like Bone Assure. 7. N-acetyl-L-cysteine, 600 mg/day and glutathione, 250-500 mg/day can lower IL-4 and enhance T-cell proliferation. 8.
Curcumin from the spice turmeric may provide neuroprotection and slow erosion of the myelin shield. Two to five 900-mg capsules of Super Curcumin with Bioperine may be taken for therapeutic purposes. Hydergine (5-20 mg a day) and/or acetyl-L-camitine (1000 mg twice a day) and/or alpha-lipoic acid (500 mg twice a day) should be taken to provide myelin sheath protection and energy enhancement to the nerve fibers. Also, Coenzyme Qiq in doses of 100 mg 3 times a day can be especially important for MS patients. Coenzyme Qiq should be taken in oil-filled capsules for maximum assimilation.

Death By Prescription: The Shocking Truth Behind an Overmedicated Nation

Ray Strand, M.D.
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Herbal medicines to avoid while taking Coumadin are angelica root, anise, borage-seed oil, devil's claw, papain, ginseng, ginger, ginkgo, horse chestnut, alfalfa, red clover, clove oil, feverfew, passionflower herb, salvia root (danshen), willow bark, cinchona bark, turmeric, garlic, coquinone, and dong quai. Occasionally patients on Coumadin suffer a serious adverse drug reaction, possibly even a life-threatening bleed. How often does your doctor or pharmacist give you an entire list of drugs to avoid if you are taking this medication?

The Natural Medicine Guide to the 50 Most Common Medicinal Herbs

Heather Boon, BScPhm, PhD and Michael Smith, BPharm, MRPharmS, ND
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An animal study has demonstrated that the active constituents of turmeric are transferred translactationally.44 Safety in pregnancy and lactation has not yet been established. DRUG INTERACTIONS No known drug interactions. DOSAGE REGIMENS dried root: 1.5-3 g daily.1 Note: The clinical trials reviewed used 400 mg curcumin three times daily.1718 Uva-Ursi Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (L.) Spreng.
However, our literature review did not find any human studies which investigated turmeric's efficacy for these indications. ANTI-CANCER EFFECTS Animal studies suggest that curcumin may have an inhibitory effect on a variety of experimentally-induced cancer, including: carcinogen-induced cancers of the duodenum, colon and forestomach in mice;25'26 Ehrlich ascites tumor in mice;27 carcinogen-induced skin tumor formation in mice;28 aflatoxin-induced hepatocarcinogenicity in rats;29 and carcinogen-induced cancer of the oral mucosa in hamsters.
Liver Disorders Active Constituents > Curcumin Adverse Effects None known Drug Interactions v None known Doses Dried turmeric Root: 1.5-3.0 g three times daily *> Curcumin: 250-500 mg three times daily Cautions/Contraindications Bile Duct Blockage and Gallstones Pregnancy and Lactation (safety not yet established) Introduction Family Zingiberaceae Synonyms Curcuma domestica Val. Curcuma Indian saffron.

A Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients

Ruth Winter, M.S.
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TUMERIC See turmeric. TUNA EXTRACT The extract of the fish species Thunnus. See Fish Oil. TURKEY-RED OIL One of the first surface-active ingredients (see). Used in shampoos. Contains sulfated castor oil. It has been used to obtain bright, clear colors in dyeing fabrics. See Sulfonated Oils. TURMERIC Tumeric. Derived from an East Indian herb. An aromatic, pepperlike, but somewhat bitter, taste.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Herbs

Robert S. McCaleb, Evelyn Leigh, and Krista Morien
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Scientific evidence suggests that artichoke leaf, medicinal mushrooms, turmeric, and other herbs also have liver-protective promise. Respiratory Protection Most people are surprised to learn that respiratory disease is the third major cause of death in America. In the elderly, as immune function declines, simple colds and flu often progress to life-threatening pneumonia. Especially for highly susceptible people, it is important to use every defense available to keep these "nuisance" diseases from raging out of control.
Other ingredients in the formula were ashwagan-dha (Withania somnifera) and turmeric (Curcuma longa), both of which have demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects in other studies, as well as a zinc complex. The investigators concluded that boswellia may work together with the other herbs in the preparation to produce relief of arthritis symptoms.4 How It Works The anti-inflammatory activity of boswellia has been attributed to its ability to interrupt leukotriene synthesis.
As with herbs like garlic, ginkgo, and turmeric, ginger inhibits platelet-activating factor (PAF), a naturally occurring substance in the body that is essential to blood clotting and inflammatory processes. While adequate levels of PAF are needed to maintain proper body function, excess PAF has been implicated in the development of many conditions, including heart disease, allergies, asthma, and inflammatory disorders such as psoriasis. History Possibly one of the first plants to be cultivated by humankind, ginger has been employed and valued by nearly every major culture in the world.

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