Monthly Archives: January 2019

Drink your vitamins & minerals (#raspberryleaf, #herbalextracts)….

Originally posted on My Herbal Adventures…:
I recently completed another herbal monograph on Raspberry Leaf; one of my favorite herbs!! Oddly it’s one I also took for granted until more recently. The leaves grow abundantly in my backyard, but I was so fixated on the lack of berries that the importance of the healthy, plentiful leaves almost escaped me. Yet,…

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American Ginseng Extract Used with Conventional Therapy Enhances Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Several herbal supplements are used to help manage type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Among them is American ginseng (AG, Panax quinquefolius, Araliaceae), which has been evaluated in randomized, controlled trials for its effects on glycemic control. These authors conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, crossover, clinical trial to investigate the effects of AG on glycemic control and diabetes-related risk factors when used

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Almond Consumption May Improve Lipid Profiles and Body Composition in Healthy Young Adults

Almond (Prunus dulcis, Rosaceae) intake has been associated with epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of clinical trials with possible health benefits including possible reduction in the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Studies suggest oleic acid, phenolic acids, phytosterols, and phytochemicals in almonds contribute to their cardioprotective qualities. These authors reported on the extension of a randomized, controlled trial, from 16 to 20

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