Health-Promoting Properties of Common Herbs

Health-Promoting Properties of Common Herbs

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Herbs have been used as food and for medicinal purposes for centuries. Research interest has focused on various herbs that possess hypolipidemic, antiplatelet, antitumor, or immune-stimulating properties that may be useful adjuncts in helping reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Over the hundreds of years, in some cases thousands as in Chinese Medicine, case studies produce similar results in various subjects. Clinical trials in animals as well as humans are consistent and elemental testing in laboratories with herbal properties find over and over again that healing properties are accurate.

More on Winston J. Craig
PhD in Organic Chemistry, University, of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia
Master of Public Health, Loma Linda, University, California
Registered Dietitian since 1983.


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