Monthly Archives: January 2019

ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program Publishes Ashwagandha Root and Root Extract Bulletin

Bulletin emphasizes the issue of undeclared addition of ashwagandha leaf materials to ashwagandha root products AUSTIN, Texas (January 15, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) has released a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root and root extract. The powdered roots of ashwagandha, a member of the nightshade (Solanaceae) plant family, have a long history of

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Systematic Review of Single Plant Herbal Sleep Aids

More than 30% of US residents report not getting enough sleep. Another 25% experience occasional sleeplessness (insomnia) and low sleep quality. About 37% of respondents in a US survey had fallen asleep at least once during the day in the preceding month due to insufficient sleep; 4.7% of them, while driving or working. Influenced by a variety of genetic and

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Meta-analysis Supports Short-term Efficacy of Curcuminoids and Boswellia for Symptoms of Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) causes pain and loss of function. Conventional treatment of knee OA often involves the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); however, NSAIDs can cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Healthcare providers and patients are looking for complementary therapies that are safer than NSAIDs and other conventional pain relievers. In Ayurvedic

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Signs You Need to Detoxify Your Liver

If you celebrated the holidays a bit too much, your liver may need a little love. Fatigue and digestive problems are two big signs your liver needs cleansing — do you know the others? Symptoms of Liver Toxicity Symptoms of liver toxicity are not always easy to pinpoint. Many conditions associated with an overloaded liver are problems that can arise from a number

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Liver Cleanse: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide

If you have a sluggish metabolism, are constantly ill, or follow a poor diet, it’s time to discover what a cleanse can do for you. Follow our simple, step-by-step guide to our 6-day liver cleanse. The liver is the human body’s largest internal organ and one of the most important for survival. Without it, bodily tissues would die from lack

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The Liver Cleansing Juice You’ll Crave!

Beets, kale, ginger, lemon, and carrots are some of the best liver cleansing foods. Juice them together and you have a delicious and easy way to cleanse your liver. This juice will kick-start your day! Beet Juice Recipe with Liver Cleansing Foods Your liver is your main detoxifying organ, and it can get bogged down from time to time depending

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Ayahuasca Increases “Acceptance” Capacities

There is a growing interest in the use of psychedelics such as ayahuasca for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Used ritually and medicinally by indigenous Amazonian peoples for centuries, ayahuasca is a decoction prepared from caapi (Banisteriopsis caapi, Malpighiaceae) stem and chacruna (Psychotria viridis, Rubiaceae) leaf or chagropanga (Diplopterys cabrerana, Malpighiaceae) leaf. In clinical studies, ayahuasca has shown therapeutic benefits in

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