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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Saturday, May 29, 2004
HERBAL MEDICINE AND ITS PURPOSES
ASIAN GINSENG

Uses for Asian Ginseng:

Athletic performance and endurance, type 2 diabetes, epilepsy, immune function, erectile dysfunction (impotence) and infertility (male)

HOW MUCH IS USUALY TAKEN?

** standardized ginseng extracts (5 to 7pct ginsenosides), 200 to 500 mg per day.

** crude, powdered root products may require a higher intake, generally 1 to 4 grams per day for tablets or 2 to 3 ml for dried root tincture three times a day.

** asian ginseng is often used for two to three weeks continously, followed by a one to two week "rest" period before resuming.

GINKO BILOBA

dan be use for age related cognitive decline, alzheimers disease (early stage) intermittent claudication, depression, erectile dysfunction, macular degeneration and vertigo.

HOW MUCH IS USUALLY TAKEN?

** 120 to 240 mg of gingko biloba extract (standardized to contain 24 pct flavone glycosides and 6pct terpene lactones) per day, generally divided into two or three portions.

** although non- standardized dried leaf or tinctures are available, there are no well established levels of these forms to take.

ECHINACEA

can be use for common cold, infleunza, immunce function, infection and gingivites (periodontal disease)

HOW MUCH IS USUALLY TAKEN?

** at the onset of a cold or flu, 3 to 4 ml of echinacea tincture can be taken every two hours for the first day fo illness, then three to four times per day for the next 10 to 14 days.

** alternatively, 300 mg of powedered echiocea in tablet or capsule form may be taken three times per day for 10 to 14 days.


GINSENG (Eleuthero)

this can be used for athletic performance, immune function, fatigue and stress.

HOW MUCH IS USUALLY TAKEN

** 2 to 3 grams daily of dried, powedered root and rhizomes are commonly used.

** 300 to 400 mg per day of a concentrated solid extract, standardized with eleutherosides B and E can also be used.

** alcohol based root and rhizome extract (2-11) can be taken at 4 to 5 ml two times per day.

** historically, eleuthero is taken continously for 6 to 8 weeks, followed by a one to two week break before resuming.

GINGER

can be use for motion sickness, epilepsy, irritable bowel syndorme, indigestion, morning sickness, nausea following chemotherapy, nausea and vomiting following surgery, osteoatrhitis, pre-and post surgery health, and vertigo.

HOW MUCH IS USUALLY TAKEN?

** for prevention or treatment of motion sickness, 500 mg of dried ginger powder can be taken one half to one one hour before travel and then 500mg every two to four hours as necessary.

** children below the age of 6 should use one half the adult amount.

** for the treatment of nausea associated with pregnancy, women can take up to 1 gram daily, but should only use for the symptomatic relief of nausea and not on an ongoing basis.

** ginger may ptoentially be used for nausea associated with anesthesia or chemotherapy, but only under the supervision of a physician.

** some herbalist suggest the uses of a tincture at 1.5 to 3ml three times daily.

GREEN TEA

is used for altherosclerosis, colon cancer (reduces risk) high cholesterol and leukoplakia.

HOW MUCH IS USALLY TAKEN?

** much of the research documenting the health benefits of greentea is based on the amount of green tea typically drunk in asian countries, about three cups per day (providing 240 to 320 mg of polyphenols) however, other research suggests as much as ten cups per day is necessary to obtain noticeable benefits. (e.g cancer prevention) from green tea ingestion.

** to brew greent, 1 teaspoon (5 gams of green tea leaves are combined with 1 cup (250ml) of boiling water and steeped for three minutes.

** standardized extracts containing up to 97pct total polyphenols are available. one tablet or capsule containing 300 to 350 mg of green tea extract may provide the same amount of polyphenols as three cups fo green tea. many of these standardized producs are decaffeinated.

GARLIC

can be use for altherosclerosis , colon cancer (resuces risk of stomach, esophageal, and colon cancers) high cholesterol and high triglycerides, high blood pressure adn intermitten claudication.

HOW MUCH IS USUALLY TAKEN?

** persons wishing to consume garlic and have no aversion to its odor can chew one or two whole cloves of raw garlic daily.

** odor controlled enteric coated tablets standardized for allin content are also available. these products typically supply approximately 1.3 pct allina nd 0.6pct allicin potential. the amount used in clinical studies is 600 to 900 mg (delivering about 5,00 to 6,00 mcg of allicain potential) per day in two to three divided doses.

taken from SAVON.COM
posted by infraternam meam @ 2:09 PM  
3 Comments:
  • At 3:32 PM, Blogger kiwipinay said…

    ka ernie baron (ehehehe....)

    paano daw po kaya yung ginger sa may osteoathritis? yun daw po kasi sakit ngayon ng nanay ko eh.

     
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