|Potential Health Benefits
||Potential health benefits include anti-cancer activities, blood pressure lowering
||Potential health benefits include support on Alzheimer's disease, erection issues and some
||L-Carnitine and its esters may pose unique neuroprotective, neuromodulatory, and
||Lactobacillus acidophilus may produce bacteriocin CH5 to against certain yeasts and moulds,
as well as Salmonella Typhimurium and Campylobacter jejuni
||Achyranthees bidentata has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritis and analgestic effects.
||Reduction of diastolic blood pressure was observed right after electrical stimulation of four
specific acupuncture points
||Limited studies have been done.
||Potential benefits include chemopreventive effects, anti-fungus activities, anti-diarrhea, liver
protection and more.
||Alfafa's leaves contain approximately 3% saponins. These saponins may contribute alfalfa's
benefits on cholesterol-lowering effects.
||AHCC may benefit the therapeutic effects and reduce the side effects of select
||Oral consumption of 5 g of this herb twice a day for 42 days led to a decrease of triglyceride
and the total cholesterol levels in a study of 30 subjects.
||Allspice may have health benefits on those at risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol or even
||Almond may have benefit of cholesterol lowering.
||Aloe vera may have benefits on patients suffered from irritable bowel syndrome or people at
risk of diabetes, cholesterol and triglyceride.
|Alpha Linolenic Acid
||There are some evidence that eating foods high in alpha-linolenic acid may benefit people at
risk of heart diseases.
|Alpha Lipoic Acid
|Alpha-lipoic acid functions as an essential co-factor of the mitochondrial multi-enzyme complex
and thus plays an important role in energy metabolism. Alpha lipoic acid has been identified as
potentially beneficial for type 2 diabetes treatment or prevention.
||Amla was found to have the potential to suppress carcinogen-induced response in rat skin,
intestine and liver etc. Amla may have benefits on people at risk of certain types of cancers
and high cholesterol.
||Andrographis paniculata extracts have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Andrographis
paniculata may benefit people at risk of diabetes, cancers, insomina, viral infections and
||Aniseed enchanced glucose absorption from the rat jejunum. Aniseed also showed
anti-diuretic effects in a rat study.
|Anti-H. pylori herbs
||I have run a quick check and I do find a few of herbs or natural substances which may enhance
sexual pleasure, libido, erection etc.
||Apple is a rich source of phenolic phytochemicals. Definitely, eating apples provides health
benefits. Epidemiological studies have linked eating apples with reduced risk of some cancers,
cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes.
|Apple Cider Vinegar
||Apple cider vinegar attenuates lipid profile in normal and diabetic rats.
||The herb Arnica montana, in topical formulations, has been reputed to decrease bruising and
||Ashwagandha is believed to be able to benefit people suffered from many different diseases,
while its side effect may include stimulation of the thyroid gland.
||Asian pears are cousins to the pears that are typically seen in grocery stores, but this fruit is
similar to an apple and its many names reflect that characteristic.
||Roots of Astragalus species are used to treat leukemia and for wound healing in Turkish folk
||Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment, it is also a powerful biological
antioxidant. Astaxanthin has strong free radical scavenging activity and protects against lipid
peroxidation and oxidative damage of LDL-cholesterol, cell membranes, cells, and tissues.
Astaxanthin is believed to have many health benefits.
||Astragalus root has been used for thousand years in the Chinese society. It has become an
important remedy in the west since its effects upon the immune system came to light.
||Atractylodes macrocephala (Rhizoma Atractylodis; 白朮) is an herb
used in traditional Chinese medicine. Without much scientific support, atractylodes
macrocephala is believed to benefit people at risk of diabetes.
||ArginMax has been marketed as the no. 1 natural, clinically-validated formula for improving sex
life (www.arginmax.com; Feb 13, 2011) on the market since 1997. ArginMax has two formulas,
one for men and one for women. Both formulas contain L-arginine, ginkgo and ginseng.
||A study has shown the possible benefits of artichoke on high cholesterol and triglycerides.
||Particle size of the oats had little effect on the glycemic responses. Both Avena sativa or oat
and barley meals reduced glycemic responses.
||Avlimil has been marketed as a supplement formulated with ingredients that have been show to
help women of all ages naturally balance hormones.
||Avocados contain 60% more potassium per ounce than bananas. One common side effect of
avocado intake is allergy or hypersensitivity.
||Bacopa monnieri has been used in the traditional system of Ayurvedic medicine to improve
intelligence and memory for a long time. A study of 54 subjects shows intake of Bacopa
monnieri extract at dosage of 300 mg/day for 12 weeks improves the conditions of depression.
||An animal study indicates that banaba leaf extract may benefit people with obesity.
||On December 23, 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that whole grain
barley and barley-containing products are allowed to claim that they reduce the risk of
coronary heart disease.
||Banana nutrition is excellent, many people have banana as their foods. Banana is also a good
source of potassium, fiber and other phytochemicals.
||Basil leaf extract was very effective in elevating antioxidant enzyme response by increasing
significantly the hepatic glutathione reductase, superoxide dismutase, and catalase activities.
||Dried bay leaf has been reported to cause upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding in Slovenia.
||In a randomized cross-over study, researchers supplied 16 g of beet fiber to diabetic patients
in their diets. They found that intake of the beet fiber could result in a 10% reduction of serum
cholesterol in sulphonylurea-treated patients.
||Bell peppers are a great source of vitamins A and C. Red bell peppers contain eleven times
more beta-carotene than green bell peppers.
||Beta-carotene is the major carotenoid occurring in the human diet and in the human organism.
Besides its function as pro-vitamin A.
||Beta-Cryptoxanthin is a major source of vitamin A, often second only to
beta-carotene, and is present in fruits such as oranges, tangerines, and papayas.
||beta-Sitosterol is a phytosterol with chemical structure similar to that of cholesterol. In vitro and
animal studies, beta-Sitosterol effectively inhibits invasion of tumor cells and metastasis.
||Black cohosh was used in North American Indian medicine for malaise, gynecological
disorders, kidney disorders, malaria, rheumatism, and sore throat. Although some study results
suggest that black cohosh may have benefit of relieving menopausal symptoms, other study
results do not. Studies of black cohosh have yielded conflicting data
||Beta-glucan is a polysaccharide in the form of fiber and the main element of fiber in grains
such as barley, oats, yeast and mushrooms. Beta-glucan may benefit people suffered from
||Bilberry is suggested to improve night vision.
||Bitter melon has been used for diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases, malaria, chickenpox,
measles, and cancers. This "herb" may have good benefits.
||This herb is a rich source of mucilage, algin, mannitol, beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, iodine,
bromine, potassium, volatile oils, and many other minerals.
||Blackberry is a good source of fiber, vitamins C and K, folic acid and manganese.
Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside of the blackberry juice is a scavenger of peroxynitrite and it exerts a
protective benefits against endothelial dysfunction and vascular failure induced by peroxynitrite
||Oral administration of black currant juice and cassis polysaccharide
retarded the growth of the solid tumor by 45% and 51% respectively in an animal study.
||Black soybean has been used as a health food and herb in
China for hundreds of years. Several studies demonstrate that the daily intakes of soy foods
are associated with a reduced cardiovascular risk.
||The rhizomes of Bloodroot are used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal ailments.
||Beside, blueberry is a rich source of vitamin C and fiber; it also contains two important
compounds- anthocyanin and ellagic acid.
||Borage oil may benefit people suffered from rheumatoid arthritis. Borage oil may also benefit
people suffered from eczema or other skin inflammation.
||Boswellia may benefit people at risk of some inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and
||Broccoli is one of the most nutritious vegetables, it contains complex carbohydates (fiber),
protein, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, folic acid, calcium and iron.
||Bromelain is also described as an enzyme that relieves sinus problems like congestion and
irritation in as much as 85% of those that suffer from allergies.
||Brown seaweed may offer benefits to people with high abdominal fat. Mitochondrial uncoupling
protein 1 (UCP1) is usually expressed only in brown adipose tissue (BAT) and a key molecule
for metabolic thermogenesis to avoid an excess of fat accumulation.
||Epidemiologic studies suggest that high dietary intake of Brassica vegetables, such as
broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts, protects against tumorigenesis in multiple organs.
||Butterbur has been one of the most popular herbs in the last few hundred years. Butterbur
may have benefits for people with migraine, tension headache, spasms of the urogenital tract,
allergy, hay fever and asthma.
||Buckwheat sprout was found to contain quercetin, I-ascorbic acid, oxalic, malic, tartaric, and
citric acids, rutin, and gamma-aminobutyric acid. Animal / cell studies suggest that buckwheat
may have benefits of anti-cancer, cholesterol lowering, triglyceride lowering and anti-oxidative
||Burdock has been used in Essiac as an alternative-medicine anti-cancer therapy. A review of
patients taking Essiac shows that there was no obvious toxicity.
||Butein inhibited iron-induced lipid peroxidation in rat brain homogenate. Butein also exhibited
degrees of inhibition on the cell proliferation of human colon adenocarcinoma cell line 220.