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Despite what the supplement industry would have you believe, unless you are an overweight, older female, the commonly available steroid precursors (or the natural foods that claim to boost them) don't really have any effects on testosterone. There are three precursors (Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA, A'dione, and A'diol) that are hormones used in endogenous (...


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There's a review article on the effect of Papaya extracts in the treatment of Dengue fever, the main issue being thrombocytopaenia. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4071726/ The best data quoted from that paper says: A study conducted in Malaysia had a more systematic approach in evaluating the use of papaya leaf juice in the treatment of ...


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What is Aloe vera? Aloe vera is the common name of one particular species of the genus Aloe (member of the Xanthorrhoeaceae family). There are over 420 different plant species and the most commonly used in consumer products. Most commonly used is Aloe barbadensis, Aloe barbadensis (Mill.) or (Miller) or Aloe vera (L.) Burm. f. (scientific name). Processing ...


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tl;dr Peppermint oil combined with ethanol may be useful when applied topically for tension headaches. Details A review (Kligler) found two studies that looked at peppermint oil when combined with ethanol for the treatment of tension headache. They rated the evidence a "B" for "inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence" In my own ...


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Ice (cryotherapy) is a treatment for the inflammation which is secondary to the tendon injury its self. The inflammation is what usually causes the pain and can lead to additional compression injury of the surrounding tissue or chemical irritation of surrounding cells. With all of that said inflammation is a normal part of the healing process and should be ...


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Other than the post and the website you mentioned, here are a few more natural testosterone boosters, some of them being substances, and others being lifestyle changes or things-to-do: 1) In this study, pomegranates were found to increase salivary testosterone levels by an average of 24% (though this was averaged over both men and women, in just men, the ...


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You should read the article carefully. In the Introduction section they give some insight for their study: The majority of AD cases are sporadic in nature. The small fraction of familial cases are caused primarily by mutations in three genes: amyloid precursor protein (APP), presenilin1 (PS1), and presenilin 2 (PS2). They clearly specify what they are ...


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You seem to be on a great track. I think you're doing all the right things. Regarding cinnamon pills: I have indeed read studies regarding cinnamon curbs blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. Just be aware that it is a warming herb/spice so if you are someone that finds themselves just a bit too hot all the time, this will exacerbate that. Lastly, ...


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This is only a partial answer. Actual studies on this are indeed hard to find. First of all: the healing information waves of the herbs you bring near your astral body and other such nonsense will feature in some related answers; not here. Grain bags or cherry pit pillows are indeed used as a heat storage and delivery device. Only for heat delivery they ...


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The following comprehensive scientific sources do not even mention any relationship between turmeric/curcumin and gynecomastia: Turmeric, Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, komen.org Turmeric, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health, PubMed, 2017 Curcumin, Examine.com, 2015 Google ....


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Background Muscarinic acetylcholine receptors, or mAChRs, are acetylcholine receptors that form G protein-coupled receptor complexes in the cell membranes of certain neurons (Eglen, 2006) and other cells. They play several roles, including acting as the main end-receptor stimulated by acetylcholine released from postganglionic fibers in the parasympathetic ...


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Herbal medicines do have side effects The answer to any "does this have side-effects?" question is invariably yes. Some drugs/medications/herbal remedies will have fewer side effects, some will have more. Additionally (or alternatively), the side effects may vary by strength, or by how common they are, or any a number of other ways. I could not find any ...


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I'm a physical therapist and do yoga in my free-time. So I'll provide some of the information I have. Pranayama exercises and active/passive techniques that are used in physical therapy to treat asthma are very similar. You cannot cure asthma with any of those two methods, but it can lead to bettering of the symptoms and it gets easier to deal with ...


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First of all, I would suggest doing extensive research into natural-remedies and be extremely cautious. I understand that your original question was referring to the method, however I believe this information is relevant, as there are factors to take into account that suggest the method of direct ingestion may not be safe. Ultimately, you should contact a ...


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Possible health benefits Aloe vera by mouth is possibly effective for: relieving constipation reducing blood sugar and HbA1c in people with type 2 diabetes healing peptic ulcers (inconsistent evidence) Possible side effects Aloe vera latex by mouth may: trigger diarrhea increase the risk of cancer (insufficient evidence) Sources: Natural Medicines ...


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There seems to be no clear and direct evidence for this. But a few angles might be worth exploring: Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations found curcumin to be a stable inhibitor of aromatase (Singh et al 2016). The prepubertal gynecomastia in males and breast hypertrophy in females are conditions of aromatase excess syndrome (Metwalley and Farghaly 2013). ...


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I have not found any whitening properties of tea tree oil but it can help prevent tooth discolouration and I have seen toothpaste with tea tree oil sold in shops. Jain et al. (2014) states: Tea tree oil’s major active component is terpinen-4-ol (30%–40%). This compound is responsible for its antibacterial and antifungal properties [(Arweiler, et al. 2000)]. ...


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I am not sure about the leaf you are asking about. But in India we use Cloves since centuries to soothe toothache. It is a flower bud and very effective against toothaches.


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Based on my medical knowledge and a literature search, I cannot find evidence to suggest that banana peels are a superior treatment for warts. I saw only one nearly 40-year-old study on PubMed, Warzawer-Schwarcz L. "Treatment of plantar warts with banana skin." Plast Reconstr Surg. 1981 Dec;68(6):975-6. http://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Citation/1981/...


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