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Systematic Review on the Use of Cranberry Products to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Healthy Women

In the United States, the most common urologic disease is urinary tract infection (UTI). Uncomplicated UTI in otherwise healthy individuals is more common in women than in men and is commonly treated with antibiotics. Women with recurrent UTI often receive multiple antibiotics within short periods of time, and, in some women, antibiotics are used prophylactically. This use of antibiotics increases the

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Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India. Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) leaf is used in Ayurveda as a cognitive enhancer. Research in child and adolescent populations has found it to improve language comprehension, memory, focus, and attention. While research supporting the benefits of bacopa is extensive, there is less understanding of its effects in multi-herb combination formulas that are

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Systematic Review of Ginkgo Finds Potential Treatment for Dementia

Dementia encompasses a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and loss of the ability to perform everyday activities in elderly populations. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD) make up the vast majority of dementia cases. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae) leaf extract (GbE) has become one of the most widely used herbal remedies for dementia. Thus,

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Review of Black Cumin for Metabolic Disorders

Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) seed is popular in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for treating diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and obesity. However, clinical evidence is inconclusive. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the clinical and biochemical effects of black cumin on lipid profiles, glycemic factors, blood pressure, and anthropometric indices (weight, body mass index [BMI], and

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Review on the Effectiveness of Aloe Vera for Oral Diseases

The succulent leaves of the aloe vera (Aloe vera, Xanthorrhoeaceae) plant have been used medicinally for hundreds of years. The clear gel, or mucilage, found inside the leaves, is well known for having wound-healing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumor, and analgesic properties. These attributes could potentially help in treating oral ailments. The aim of this systematic review was to accumulate and assess

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