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#Turmeric (curcumin longa). Did you know this root is part of the ginger family ๐Ÿค“?
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#herbalRx series continues...
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Probably the most studied herb in the scientific literature ๐Ÿ“š. The active phytonutrient component is curcumin.
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This bright orange herb can be used as a whole root tea, juice, classic alcohol extract, or supplement. Most supported uses/benefits include:
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โœ” Pain & inflammation. A 2012 study comparing the benefit of turmeric to NSAIDS medication, found turmeric antiinflammatory benefit to outperform the prescription dicolfenac. .
โœ” Cognitive health. Turmeric has been shown to increase Brain Derived Neurotropic factor (BDNF) which has been shown to improve cognitive function, and reduce risk if dementia.
โœ” Depression. A studies haveย showen curcumin was equally effective as fluoxetine, and more effective than placebo in managing depression. .
โœ” Liver detoxification. curcumin has been shown to supprt liver enzymes involved in removing/processing toxins.
โœ” Diabetes. Studies have shown that curcumin may be more effective/potent than metformin for improving insulin sensitivity. .
โœ” Anti-inflamatory benefits have been shown to improve IBD and colitis, reduced fat storage (obesity), reduce cardiovascular risk associated with high cholesterol, and even reverse tumor growth in certain cancer types.
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Useful (and delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹) as a spice, likely better for general wellbeing and prevention. Boiling (as in tea) or juicing the whole root helps to extract more of the active component. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ But for more potent therapeutic use, higher doses are needed so it's best to take in higher concentrations available as supplemental preperations.
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Got the spice in your cabinet? ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ As with any spice, it's best to use quickly, even freeze, to maintain activity of the active phytonutrients.
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๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ How are you using turmeric? And how many things have you stained with it? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Here's my list: ๐Ÿ™ˆ clothes.
๐Ÿ™ˆCooking apron.
๐Ÿ™ˆKitchen towels.
๐Ÿ™ˆJuicer.
๐Ÿ™ˆKitchen counter.
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#FxMed #nutritionist #pharmacist #foodiefarmacist #kitchenfarmacy #foodfacts #plantbasednutrition #eatyourveggies #foodismedicine #turmericbenefits #turmerictea #turmerictonic #turmericlatte
#Turmeric (curcumin longa). Did you know this root is part of the ginger family ๐Ÿค“? . #herbalRx series continues... . Probably the most studied herb in the scientific literature ๐Ÿ“š. The active phytonutrient component is curcumin. . This bright orange herb can be used as a whole root tea, juice, classic alcohol extract, or supplement. Most supported uses/benefits include: . โœ” Pain & inflammation. A 2012 study comparing the benefit of turmeric to NSAIDS medication, found turmeric antiinflammatory benefit to outperform the prescription dicolfenac. . โœ” Cognitive health. Turmeric has been shown to increase Brain Derived Neurotropic factor (BDNF) which has been shown to improve cognitive function, and reduce risk if dementia. โœ” Depression. A studies haveย showen curcumin was equally effective as fluoxetine, and more effective than placebo in managing depression. . โœ” Liver detoxification. curcumin has been shown to supprt liver enzymes involved in removing/processing toxins. โœ” Diabetes. Studies have shown that curcumin may be more effective/potent than metformin for improving insulin sensitivity. . โœ” Anti-inflamatory benefits have been shown to improve IBD and colitis, reduced fat storage (obesity), reduce cardiovascular risk associated with high cholesterol, and even reverse tumor growth in certain cancer types. . . Useful (and delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹) as a spice, likely better for general wellbeing and prevention. Boiling (as in tea) or juicing the whole root helps to extract more of the active component. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ But for more potent therapeutic use, higher doses are needed so it's best to take in higher concentrations available as supplemental preperations. . Got the spice in your cabinet? ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ As with any spice, it's best to use quickly, even freeze, to maintain activity of the active phytonutrients. . ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ How are you using turmeric? And how many things have you stained with it? ๐Ÿ˜‚ Here's my list: ๐Ÿ™ˆ clothes. ๐Ÿ™ˆCooking apron. ๐Ÿ™ˆKitchen towels. ๐Ÿ™ˆJuicer. ๐Ÿ™ˆKitchen counter. . . . #FxMed #nutritionist #pharmacist #foodiefarmacist #kitchenfarmacy #foodfacts #plantbasednutrition #eatyourveggies #foodismedicine #turmericbenefits #turmerictea #turmerictonic #turmericlatte
Garlic (Allium sativum)ย  this might be my favorite herb EVER! Also... it's delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹.
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#herbalrx series ...
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The major active constituents of garlic revolve around the phytonutrient Allicin, the sulfur compounds, and the micronutrient (manganese, B6, selenium, vitamin C, and potassium, to name a few) ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿค“. .
Any form of garlic will yield benefit... whole, cooked, raw, or extracted supplements. But to maximize the allicin, eat raw bulbs OR look for garlic supplements with Allicin compounds listed specifically.
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Benefits/medicinal uses:
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โœ” cardiovascular benefits (BP and blood thinning) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ benefits include lowering BP [due to its prostaglandin-like effects, which decrease peripheral vascular resistance] ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ prevention of atherosclerosis, ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝinhibition of platelet aggregation, and ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ increasing fibrinolytic activity to protect from heart attacks and stroke.
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โœ” cholesterol and triglyceride (TG) reduction. Garlic was shown to improve TG, LDL and oxidation of LDL with no negative impact on HDL (the protective one) ๐Ÿ˜‰. โœ” Methylation and detoxification benefits. ๐Ÿคญ The sulfur compounds support the detoxification pathways that likely synergisticaly tie to many of the medicinal benefits we're talking about. .
โœ” Antimicrobial benefits๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ. This is one is my favorites for general dysbisis and #SIBO. The antibacterial activity of garlic is attributed to allicin - it's been found useful in a variety of resistant infections like H.Pylori, C.Dif, E. Coli, pseudomonas, Klebsiella, and Staph A ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ฏ.
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โœ” Antifungal properties - Allicin has a wide spectrum of activity against yeast organisms ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ. .
โœ” Anti-cancer properties. Garlic has a variety of anti-tumor effects, including tumor cell growth inhibition. The benefit is likely due to ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ DNA protection, ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ free radical (antioxidant) protection, and ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ protection from mutation. .
โœ” Diabetes. Garlic has a clear benefit on glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and balancing blood sugar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ. .

Who's got some interesting uses for garlic ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721//
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#nutritionist #pharmacist #foodiefarmacist #kitchenfarmacy #foodfacts #garliclovers
Garlic (Allium sativum)ย  this might be my favorite herb EVER! Also... it's delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹. . #herbalrx series ... . The major active constituents of garlic revolve around the phytonutrient Allicin, the sulfur compounds, and the micronutrient (manganese, B6, selenium, vitamin C, and potassium, to name a few) ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿค“. . Any form of garlic will yield benefit... whole, cooked, raw, or extracted supplements. But to maximize the allicin, eat raw bulbs OR look for garlic supplements with Allicin compounds listed specifically. . Benefits/medicinal uses: . โœ” cardiovascular benefits (BP and blood thinning) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ benefits include lowering BP [due to its prostaglandin-like effects, which decrease peripheral vascular resistance] ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ prevention of atherosclerosis, ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝinhibition of platelet aggregation, and ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ increasing fibrinolytic activity to protect from heart attacks and stroke. . โœ” cholesterol and triglyceride (TG) reduction. Garlic was shown to improve TG, LDL and oxidation of LDL with no negative impact on HDL (the protective one) ๐Ÿ˜‰. โœ” Methylation and detoxification benefits. ๐Ÿคญ The sulfur compounds support the detoxification pathways that likely synergisticaly tie to many of the medicinal benefits we're talking about. . โœ” Antimicrobial benefits๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ. This is one is my favorites for general dysbisis and #SIBO. The antibacterial activity of garlic is attributed to allicin - it's been found useful in a variety of resistant infections like H.Pylori, C.Dif, E. Coli, pseudomonas, Klebsiella, and Staph A ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜ฏ. . โœ” Antifungal properties - Allicin has a wide spectrum of activity against yeast organisms ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฝ. . โœ” Anti-cancer properties. Garlic has a variety of anti-tumor effects, including tumor cell growth inhibition. The benefit is likely due to ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ DNA protection, ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ free radical (antioxidant) protection, and ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ protection from mutation. . โœ” Diabetes. Garlic has a clear benefit on glycemic control by improving insulin sensitivity and balancing blood sugar ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ. . Who's got some interesting uses for garlic ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚. . https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4103721// . . . #nutritionist #pharmacist #foodiefarmacist #kitchenfarmacy #foodfacts #garliclovers
Chamomile (Matricaria chamomillaย L.) you probably think of sleepy-tea ๐Ÿ˜ด, but there's so much more ๐Ÿ˜ฎ!
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#herbalrx series.
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Active compounds are found in the flower. There are several bioactive components including phenols, coumarins,
phenylpropanoids, flavonoids - including quercetin and rutin - terpenoids, and mucilage๐Ÿ”ฌ. .
Chamomile dried flower is best as a tea or essential oil extract. Take orally, but also topically as compress or part of a salve or lotion.
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Medicinal uses:
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โœ” Sleep ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ studies show taking nightly helps improve sleep similarly to benzodiazepines, with better sleep quality.
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โœ” GI (upset stomach, ulcers, digestion) ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ My grandma would always make me chamomile tea (baboonij) when I had an upset stomach. Turns out grandma's witches' brew has been proven to improve digestion and sooth stomach upset. Furthermore, it may be beneficial for supporting the integrity of the mucus lining that protects our stomach against ulcers and the intestinal tract from inflammatory damage ๐Ÿ’œ. .
โœ” Skin. This herb has mucilaginous  properties along w/ antiinflammatory benefits -  making a barrier and soothing balm for treating wounds, burns, eczema, and skin irritations ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ.
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โœ” Mouth ulcers and inflammed gums ๐Ÿ˜. Because of it's antioxidant, antiinflammatory, mucilaginous properties, using the extract as a mouth rinse may improve oral health.
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โœ” Colds and allergies ๐Ÿคง. This benefit is likely tied to the antioxidant properties, and most specifically to the activity of the quercetin and rutin. .
โœ” Cardiovascular benefits โค. Some small studies have established that the flavonoids found in chamomile, when consumed regularly may reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease. Though it might not be effective as a single agent, it can have additive benefits to a healthy lifestyle and diet. Plus, the improved sleep sure helps!
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โœ” Other benefits worth mentioning: osteoporosis, cancer-prevention, and diabetes are worth mentioning though more research is needed to establish best use practices.
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OK who's going to start drinking #Chamomile tea every night? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/
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Chamomile (Matricaria chamomillaย L.) you probably think of sleepy-tea ๐Ÿ˜ด, but there's so much more ๐Ÿ˜ฎ! . #herbalrx series. . Active compounds are found in the flower. There are several bioactive components including phenols, coumarins, phenylpropanoids, flavonoids - including quercetin and rutin - terpenoids, and mucilage๐Ÿ”ฌ. . Chamomile dried flower is best as a tea or essential oil extract. Take orally, but also topically as compress or part of a salve or lotion. . Medicinal uses: . โœ” Sleep ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿฝ studies show taking nightly helps improve sleep similarly to benzodiazepines, with better sleep quality. . โœ” GI (upset stomach, ulcers, digestion) ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ My grandma would always make me chamomile tea (baboonij) when I had an upset stomach. Turns out grandma's witches' brew has been proven to improve digestion and sooth stomach upset. Furthermore, it may be beneficial for supporting the integrity of the mucus lining that protects our stomach against ulcers and the intestinal tract from inflammatory damage ๐Ÿ’œ. . โœ” Skin. This herb has mucilaginous properties along w/ antiinflammatory benefits - making a barrier and soothing balm for treating wounds, burns, eczema, and skin irritations ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ. . โœ” Mouth ulcers and inflammed gums ๐Ÿ˜. Because of it's antioxidant, antiinflammatory, mucilaginous properties, using the extract as a mouth rinse may improve oral health. . โœ” Colds and allergies ๐Ÿคง. This benefit is likely tied to the antioxidant properties, and most specifically to the activity of the quercetin and rutin. . โœ” Cardiovascular benefits โค. Some small studies have established that the flavonoids found in chamomile, when consumed regularly may reduce the risk of death from coronary heart disease. Though it might not be effective as a single agent, it can have additive benefits to a healthy lifestyle and diet. Plus, the improved sleep sure helps! . โœ” Other benefits worth mentioning: osteoporosis, cancer-prevention, and diabetes are worth mentioning though more research is needed to establish best use practices. . OK who's going to start drinking #Chamomile tea every night? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚. . https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2995283/ .

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