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Questions about remedies made naturally, like herbal, tradicional or home medicine. They are treatments to cure a disease or ailment that employs certain spices, vegetables, or other common items.

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Does eating manuka honey help prevent acne?

Does eating manuka honey help prevent acne? What I have found so far is unsubstantiated or in vitro. {1}: The Internet is filled with patient testimonials that Manuka honey works marvelously for ...
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Applying ice to tendinopathy: how long should the icing and non-icing periods last?

When applying ice to a tendinopathy, how long should the icing and non-icing periods last? I am looking for scientific studies. http://www.uhs.wisc.edu/health-topics/muscles-and-bone/rice.shtml says: ...
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Gallstones: risks of leaving untreated? Effective non-surgical treatments?

I have done quite a bit of research about natural remedies to treat gallstones and have come to this site looking to expand my research. One source said that stones cannot get smaller and gallbladder ...
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drinking natural diuretics for fluid recommendations

Yeo's Chrysanthemum Tea Drink makes me urinate. A lot. I could easily drink enough of the stuff to satisfy the daily fluid intake recommendations. However, the more I drink, the more often I have to ...
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What's the issue with icing for too long?

What's the issue with icing for too long, when used to treat a tendinopathy? The only issue I am aware of is the risk of frostbite. E.g. http://www.active.com/running/articles/do-s-and-don-ts-for-...
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Is glucosamine sulfate effective treatment for meniscus injury?

I hurt my knee by doing squats. The pain persisted for a long time (3 months). When I went to my doctor, he saw my x-rays which indicated that everything was normal, but he suspected a meniscus tear. ...
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Improving the penetrability of essential oils used to treat a tendinitis

Some essential oils, such as Gaultheria procumbens, contain methyl salicylate, which is a cyclooxygenase inhibitor. As a result, some believe it may be of some use to treat tendinities (e.g., (1), ...
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Do local applications or ingestion of Gaultheria help treating a tendinitis?

I have read some claims that local applications or ingestions of Gaultheria help treating a tendinitis. Mercola: Pain relief - The most popular health benefit of wintergreen oil is its pain-...
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Has piperine been shown to be of any use in the treatment of obesity-related diseases in humans?

The 2012 study {1} reports that: Taken together, our findings suggest that piperine, a major component of black pepper, inhibits fat cell differentiation by down-regulating the transcriptional ...
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Can marigold extract be used in mosquito repellent ointment?

I am doing research on mosquito repellent as a part of my college project. I have found various sources of marigold being used as insect repellent such as the following link- https://www.ncbi.nlm....
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Ipecac emetic still available?

I could not find any obvious ipecac at least as a liquid on Amazon. There were some pellets. Is ipecac for use as an emetic still available?
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Applying kajal in eye leads to dark circle?

I know there are many reasons behind dark circles under eye. But I want to know whether applying Kajal in the eye leads to dark circle or not?
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What are the long-term effects of arnica used to treat a tendinopathy?

What are the long-term effects of arnica used to treat a tendinopathy? I am mostly interested in treatment effectiveness as well as the long-term impact on the tendon and its surroundings. I am mostly ...
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Does G5 organic silica increases significantly the level of collagen produced by human fibroblasts?

http://www.siliciumg5.com/en/online-shop/12-silicium-g5-gel-8437006679022.html states that: A study has shown that G5 organic silica increases significantly the level of collagen produced by human ...
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Homemade shampoo make my scalp too dry?

I've tried to make DIY shampoo but it dries my scalp too much(not dandruff). My combo: 1 tsp almond oil 1 tsp virgin coconut oil 1 tsp raw honey 1 tsp vegetable glycerine a few drops of vitamin E 10 ...
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Do local applications or ingestion of lemon eucalyptus oil help treating a tendinitis?

I have read some claims that local applications or ingestions of lemon eucalyptus oil help treating a tendinitis. Example from Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and ...
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