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Boosting magnesium levels found to help reverse conditions like diabetes and heart disease

Magnesium is an essential mineral that’s necessary to maintain good health. It is involved in many important bodily processes, such as muscle contraction and blood sugar and blood pressure regulation. Because it is important for many bodily functions, having low magnesium levels can lead to serious conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. On the other hand, recent studies show that boosting your magnesium levels can help reduce risk factors for ...

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Coffee bean extracts contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic disease

Coffee bean extract contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic health problems, according to a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Autonomous University of Madrid treated fat cells of mice with water-based extracts from coffee bean skins. The researchers found that the phenolic compounds, protocatechuic acid and gallic acid, reduced fat-induced ...

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Natural healing: Survival uses for coconut oil

Coconut oil is a great versatile item to have in your survival stockpile. It can be used as a healthy alternative to other kinds of cooking oil and boasts several medicinal uses, such as relieving burns and bug bites. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) Why is coconut oil is good for your skin? Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil, and it is traditionally made ...

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STUDY: Vitamin C and zinc supplementation can increase the effectiveness of antimalarial agents

Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that’s caused by parasites from the genus Plasmodium. Five species are known to cause malaria infections in humans, namely, P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. vivax, P. ovale and P. knowlesi. Of these parasites, P. falciparum is said to cause the most life-threatening form of malaria. Patients with falciparum malaria suffer from convulsions, develop liver and kidney failure ...

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Medicinal plants: What you need to know about herbal antibiotics

Bacteria tend to develop resistance to industrial antibiotics sooner or later, but this isn’t the case with herbal antibiotics. Herbal antibiotics work in a way where bacteria resistance becomes unlikely, even futile. Medicinal plants, including herbal antibiotics, have been used in the management of infectious diseases since ancient times. In modern times, the effectiveness of many of these remedies has been proven ...

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Thai government approves green chiretta herb as treatment for covid

There is good news to report out of Thailand after the government there officially approved the use of Fah Talai Jone (Andrographis paniculate), also known as chiretta herb, to treat the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The National News Bureau of Thailand says that Thailand’s Cabinet gave the green light to green chiretta to treat “asymptomatic cases” of the Fauci Flu following ...

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Molecule in Nigella sativa (black seed) may prevent spike protein-induced vascular damage, scientists conclude in published paper indexed by NIH (updated)

New research published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology shows that a molecule found in Nigella sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin, binds to ACE2 receptors in the lungs, potentially stopping spike protein particles from inducing inflammation and vascular damage. The molecule is being studied for possible drug development. Researchers out of India investigated the effects of nigellidine, ...

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Prepper medicine: How to use parsley, a versatile medicinal herb

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is a leafy herb native to the Mediterranean region. Its leaves are normally used as a garnish, but they can also be used to make herbal remedies. Parsley has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Healers used its leaves, seeds and roots to treat a slew of ailments, including bruises, insect bites, amenorrhea, allergies, gout and gastrointestinal disorders. ...

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Natural remedies and strategies for fighting viruses

If there’s one thing the coronavirus pandemic has taught us, it’s the power that viruses have to cause widespread death and upend life in every corner of the world. That’s an impressive feat for something so tiny. Scientists have worked hard to come up with vaccines to fight viruses, but they’ve had mixed results. One only needs to look at ...

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Vitamin C found to improve blood sugar and blood pressure control in people with Type 2 diabetes

Vitamin C is well-known as a powerful antioxidant and immune-boosting vitamin, but that’s not all there is to it. A recent study shows that vitamin C is also important for maintaining good cardiovascular and metabolic health. According to researchers from Australia and the Netherlands, this essential nutrient can help lower blood pressure and improve blood sugar control in people with Type 2 diabetes. ...

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