Concentration of herbs

Q. I keep seeing herbal extracts that say 2:1 or 4:1, and I also see herbs listed as concentrated 20x or 30x. What does this all mean?    A. Traditionally herbs were used whole or boiled as in tea. In the last few decades, particularly in the past 2 decades,...

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I wish cardiologists knew more about natural treatment for heart problems

Results published in the journal Circulation indicates that individuals with high levels of omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA (mostly found in fish oils) have a lower risk of atrial fibrillation, a type of heart rhythm disturbance that often requires medication. Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, from the Harvard School...

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Garlic does help with the common cold

Supplements of an aged garlic extract may reduce the days that a person suffers from cold and flu. The supplement was also found to enhance immune cells, particularly natural killer cells and gamma delta cells. Garlic also contains compounds with potential to modulate the immune system such as lectins, fructooligosaccharide,...

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