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LISTED BY CONDITION/SYMPTOM TREATED
Anti-fungal- Garlic, thyme, grapefruit seed extract (GSE), pau d'arco, caprylic acid (found in coconut)
Anti-inflammatory- Omega-3 oils, ginger, camel's milk, curcumin
21 Anti-histamine Foods That Fight Inflammation And Stabilize Mast-Cells
Anti-microbial- Manuka honey, oil of oregano (OOO), grapefruit seed extract, camel's milk, garlic, berberine (Oregon grape extract is a common source)
Anti-oxidants- Ellagic Acid (found in pomegranates, cranberries, red raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, walnuts, and pecans), sour cherry juice, pau d’arco, dried oregano, wild blueberry
Improved antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential in mice consuming sour cherry juice (Prunus Cerasus cv. Maraska).
Anti-parasitic- Diatomaceous Earth, wormwood, black walnut shells
Anti-proliferative (anti-cancer)- Ellagic Acid (especially for prostate cancer), Ojibwa tea, Curcumin
Anti-viral- Lauric Acid (from coconut), camel's milk, green tea, olive leaf extract, wakame
Connective tissue support- Aloe juice, gelatinous broth
Mast Cell Stabilizers- Black seed (Nigella Sativa, aka black cumin seed), quercetin, green tea, mangosteen, rutin (found in buckwheat), fresh dill, raw red onion, capers
LISTED BY NAME OF HERB, PLANT, OR FOOD
Aloe Vera- stimulates the production of collagen.
Arnica- helps heal sprains, bruises, and other soft-tissue injuries. The flowers can be infused into oil, or combined with other ingredients to make a salve or lotion. With the exception of homeopathic arnica, it should not be used internally or on open wounds.
Black Seed (Nigella Sativa)- Mast cell stabilizer
Chaga Mushroom- Immune support (Chaga mushrooms grow on birch trees so people with a birch tree allergy and/or Oral Allergy Syndrome associated with birch trees may want to be cautious with this one)
Chamomile- has calming and relaxing properties
Chili powder- reduces pain. The sensation of pain depletes a chemical called substance P, and when substance P is used up, the ongoing tissue damage of arthritis, shingles, cluster headaches, fibromyalgia, or lower back injury does not result in pain.
Cod Liver Oil (CLO)- source of healthy oils as well as vitamin A and vitamin D.
Epigenetic changes induced by curcumin and other natural compounds.
Elderberries- Immune Support. Extensive research show that elder stop the production of hormone-like cytokines that direct a class of white blood cells known as neutrophils to cause inflammation, especially in influenza and arthritis. On the other hand, elder increases the production non-inflammatory infection-fighting cytokines as much as 10 fold.
Ginger- anti-inflammatory, aids in digestion, can reduce nausea
Green Tea (extract)- Immune support, anti-viral, mast cell support
Mast cell stabilizing and anti-anaphylactic activity of aqueous extract of green tea (Camellia sinensis)
Gymnemma- helps control blood sugar levels
Lactuca Virosa (wild lettuce)- pain reduction.
Pain relief, said to be as powerful as morphine
Manuka honey can help treat drug-resistant bacteria
Milk Thistle- supports detoxification in the liver
Randomized controlled trial of silymarin treatment inpatients with cirrhosis of the liver.
Olive Leaf Extract- anti-microbial
Quercetin- mast cell stabilizer
Quercetin attenuates neuronal death against aluminum-induced neurodegeneration in the rat hippocampus.
Bioavailability of Quercetin for certain foods
Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum)- reduces insulin resistance
Ganoderma lucidum reduces obesity in mice by modulating the composition of the gut microbiota
Low dose resveratrol ameliorates mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction and enhances cellular reprogramming
Rhodiola- adrenal support. Russian researchers have found that extracts of rhodiola or Panax ginseng act in the same way as the drug Aricept in supporting cognitive function. In the brain stem, rhodiola compounds stimulate the release dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin into ascending pathways that activate the cerebral cortex, stimulating analyzing, evaluating, calculating, and planning functions. The stimulant effect then moves to the prefrontal cortex, where it contributes to memory functions including encoding, sorting, storage, and retrieval.
St John's Wort-
Medical Attributes of St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Stinging Nettle- helps to clear excess histamine from the body, good for reducing allergic symptoms.
Sulforaphane (Extract from broccoli sprouts)-
Chemical Derived from Broccoli Sprouts Shows Promise in Treating Autism
Wakame- The fucoidan sugars in wakame are antiviral against cytomegalovirus and herpes; a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported that taking an extract of wakame prevented and reduced the severity of recurrent herpes outbreaks.
Wild Blueberry- high content of the amino acid tyrosine, which is the precursor to dopamine.
NeuroProtek- Mast cell support, especially in the brain
Ojibwa Tea- Immune Support
Speak (this is a supplement that is a combination of oils that supports brain function, especially as relates to speech)