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ABOUT US

Moringa4Africa develops and distributes alternative medicine, healing products and nutritional products that supports human biochemistry. Our products are truly effective and offer the client/consumer genuine healing capabilities – with care and respect for each client, maintaining a strong code of ethics and moral conduct in all we do, and constantly striving to be a more committed sound company.

With the added value of Moringa to all our products Moringa4Africa believes that we are the world leader in the Moringa field.

We supply the best and most effective health products available, through educating the public, health shops, medical profession and alternative practitioners about the benefits and healing properties of plant based nutrients and minerals vs. the damages of chemical and nature identical vitamins.

Through ethical information and advertising, reach as many people as possible, to make ourselves available at all times to teach and educate all who cross our paths – so they may make more informed decisions about their health and that of their families.

OUR CORE VALUES
  • M = Medicine
  • O = Original
  • R = Reality
  • I = Improving
  • N = Natural
  • G = Growth
  • A = Affordability

Moringa4Africa has developed a world first alternative medicine with the focus on prevention and healing. There is no other product on the market that uses original Moringa with the combination of other natural ingredients. The reality is that most medicine on the market today is laboratory made, which doesn't absorb well. We believe in constantly improving our products to ensure that we stay the leading supplier of Moringa based products. All our products are natural based. Our after sales support is structured to ensure that our clients/distributors will grow with our vision. Moringa4Africa believes that all our products should be affordable by all clients and in doing so we recommend selling prices for all our distributors.

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PRODUCT RANGE

IMMUNE SUPPORT
MORINGA IMMUNE BOOSTER CAPSULES

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Moringa Immune Booster is the highest quality natural ingredients available.

The ingredients are bio-available. The product is developed to boost the immune system. It provides essential nutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory to the body to ensure a healthy body and mind. It supports and assists other medical treatments for various ailments including ARV's and anti-biotic. Helps with the treatment of vitamin & mineral deficiency, cold, flu, chronic bronchitis and acne problems associated with puberty in teenagers.

Contains: Moringa(100 mg), Spirulina(60 mg), Cat's Claw(50 mg), Cancer Bush(50 mg), Bilberry(50 mg), Echinacea(60 mg), Gingko(50 mg) and Zinc (30 mg).
Dosage: 1 Capsule after Breakfast and 1 Capsule after Supper.

BLOOD SUGER CONTROL

MORINGA DIABETES CAPSULES

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The ingredients are combined to help reduce blood sugar levels. It acts against bloating and water retention. Promotes pancreatic digestive fluid, detoxes the liver and the combination of herbs acts as natural insulin.

Warning: When using this medication in conjunction with your diabetic medication, you need to consult with your doctor, as a reduction of your medication might be necessary to ensure that your blood sugar levels don't drop too low.
Contains: Moringa(100mg), Alfalfa(60mg), Billberry(70mg), Buchu(60mg), Cinnamon(70mg), Fenugreek(60mg) and Sutherlandia(80mg).
Dosage: Take 1 Capsule twice a day.

MORINGA MAGNESIUM MGO CAPSULES

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Improve bones density and help prevent osteoporosis. Relieves nausea and vomiting. Strengthens the bladder muscles. Raises HDL Cholesterol levels. Alleviates muscle tension. Improves the function of the lungs. Alleviates irritability, fatigue, depression and enema. Prevent the loss of Helper T-Cells in AIDS patients.

Contains: Moringa(100mg) and Magnesium Oxide (400mg).
Dosage: Take 1 Capsule twice a day

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GENERAL HEALTH AND ANTIOXIDANTS
MORINGA CHOLESTEROL CAPSULES

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The herbs are known for their anti-infective properties and ability to improve the liver to digest fats from the liver blood. It prevents the build-up of abnormal cholesterol in the blood, which in turn, will reduce the risk of blocked arteries. For the effectiveness of this product a healthy diet is very important.

Contains: Moringa(150mg), Codyseps(50mg), Dandelion(50mg), Fenugreek (50mg), Lime Blossom(50mg), Yarrow(50mg) and Hawthorn(100mg).
Dosage: Take 1 capsules twice a day.

MORINGA HEALING SKIN CREAM

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It helps with the treatment of skin problems such as: eczema, skin allergies, burns, bruises, excessively dry skin and pigmentation of the skin. It is effective with treatments of cuts, insect bites, nappy rash, grazes, and cold sores. A general all over skin care cream.

Each 125ml Contains: Mineral base cream, Moringa 15%, Kigela Africana 30%, Carotino Oil 20%, Olive Oil 10%, Evening Primrose oil 5%, Kemaben 5%, Kemaben 5% and Bilbenella 15%
Direction: Apply regularly as needed.

MORINGA LICE SHAMPOO AND COMB

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Removes lice and acts as lice repellent. Strengthens and stimulates hair growth. The shampoo improves the condition of the scalp. As a preventative measure, wash hair with Moringa4Africa lice shampoo, once a week.

Contains: Moringa 3%, Kakiebos 10%, Citronella 5 %
Base Shampoo 82%: Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Polysorbate-20; PEG-7 Clyceryl Cocoate; Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sugar Soap, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum, CI17200.
Each 125ml Contains: Mineral base cream, Moringa 15%, Kigela Africana 30%, Carotino Oil 20%, Olive Oil 10%, Evening Primrose oil 5%, Kemaben 5%, Kemaben 5% and Bilbenella 15%.

MORINGA TURBO SLIM CAPSULES

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Nourishes and regulates the thyroid's function. Stimulates the adrenal glands. The combination of herbs is rich in calcium, vitamins and nutrients.
Assists the body to in the breakdown of fat. It helps to maintains normal blood sugar levels. The amino acid aids the body to break down protein, fat and carbohydrates. Speeds up the metabolism.

Contains: Moringa(30mg), Beta Carotene(40mg), Calcium D-Panthotherate(20mg), Cayenne(5mg), Chloline Bitrate(8mg), Chromium(13mg), Copper(1mg), Creatine(20mg), Hoodia(50mg), Garcinia Cambogia(85mg), L-Carnitine(33mg), L-Tyrosine (150mg), Magnesium Oxide(10mg), Mustard seed Powder(8mg), Niacin(8mg), Potassium Citate(8mg) and Pyridoxine HCL(10mg).
Dosage: Take 1 capsule 1 hour before meals. (Extremely effective with a low Carbohydrates Diet).

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GREEN FOOD/NUTRITION
MORINGA PURE POWDER

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Moringa Leaf Powder has been called a miracle, and given the nutritional contents it is NO WONDER.

No other plant is packed with such high levels of so many nutrients, those that science knows and measures AND other phyto-nutrients they don't know.
Unlike many synthetic nutrients, Moringa supplies the nutrients AND the co-enzymes required to metabolize them.

This results in amazing support for bodies already struggling with disease or chronic conditions. It is not a medicine, but it provides what the body needs.

Contains: Pure Moringa Leaf Powder.

MORINGA PURE CAPSULES

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Moringa Leaf Powder has been called a miracle, and given the nutritional contents it is NO WONDER.

No other plant is packed with such high levels of so many nutrients, those that science knows and measures AND other phyto-nutrients they don't know.
Unlike many synthetic nutrients, Moringa supplies the nutrients AND the co-enzymes required to metabolize them.

This results in amazing support for bodies already struggling with disease or chronic conditions. It is not a medicine, but it provides what the body needs.

Contains: Moringa leaf Powder(500mg).
Dosage: Take 1 Capsule twice a day.

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ANTI-VIRAL
MORINGA SINUS CAPSULES

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Relieves congestion in the sinus area. Loosens phlegm and aids in the removal of excess mucous. Useful for most problems associated with the upper respiratory system. Stimulates white blood cells. Guards against infections. Keeps viruses from multiplying. It's anti-irritant, anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory properties kill's bacterial and viral infections. Unblocks inflamed membranes of the nose and throat.

Contains: Moringa(80mg), Bilberry (60mg), Cayenne (50mg), Echinachea (55mg), Elderberry (65mg), Eyebright (55mg), Goldenrod (40mg), Goldenseal (60mg), Mullein (70mg) and Peppermint(65mg).
Dosage: Take 1 capsule twice a day.

MORINGA MIGRO CAPSULES

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Used for most types of headaches and migraine. Relives pain. Strengthens the nervous system. Improves blood circulation. Relaxes the muscles.

Contains: Moringa(100mg), Bentony(60mg), Cayenne(50mg), Feverfew(60mg), Gingko Biloba(50mg), Lavender(60mg), Rosemary(60mg) and Skullcap(60mg),
Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day.

MORINGA DIARRHOEA CAPSULES

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These capsules will stop diarrhoea and helps with stomach cramps. It has a natural anti-biotic. It helps body to fight infections. It has natural anti-fungal and anti-septic properties.

Contains: Moringa(60mg), Bayberry(40mg), Ginger(50mg), Althea Root(50mg), Olive leave(50mg), Taheebo Bark(50mg), Peppermint(50mg), Slippery Elm(50mg), Witch Hazel(40mg) and Yarrow(50mg).
Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day

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JOINT SUPPORT
MORINGA I-FLAM CAPSULES

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These capsules helps to reduce inflammation associated with the following conditions:

Fibrositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Eyes and the body's mucous membranes.
Alleviates the pain, inflammation and stiffness associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and calcification in the joints. Reduces the production of Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNT-a.)

Contains: Moringa(80mg), Aloe Vera(30mg), Barley Green(20mg), Bilberry(30mg), Boswellia(40mg), Budock(50mg), Cat's Claw(40mg), Devils Claw(50mg), Feverfew(40mg), Ginger(40mg), Golden seal(40mg) and Turmeric(40mg).
Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day.

MORINGA INFLAMMA RUB CREAM

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Help with the treatment of sprained muscles, bruises, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, gout, inflammation of the joints, cramps, poor circulation, and rheumatic pain.

Each 150ml Contains: Mineral base cream, Moringa 3%, Arinca 10%, Winter Green 13%, Cayenne 20%, Eucaluptus 5% and Olive Oil 5%.
Dosage: Apply as needed.

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HORMONAL/LIBIDO ENHANCEMENT
MORINGA HORMONE CAPSULES

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These capsules are 100% natural. Normalizes the female reproductive system. Regulates the hormonal function. Rich in natural estrogen & progesterone. Relieves menopause related problems. Soothes headaches, reduces cramps, mood swings, depression, irritability and hot flushes. Useful for menopause related vaginal dryness. Promotes functioning of the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach and nervous system.

Contains: Moringa(45mg), Angelica(30mg), Black Cohosh(30mg), Cayenne(25mg), Chesteberry(40mg), Dandelion(30mg), Licorice(30mg), Motherwors(35mg), Oatstraw (30mg), Raspberry(35mg), Rosemay(30mg), Sage(40mg), Saw Palmetto(30mg), Lecitin(30mg) and Wild Yum(70mg).
Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day.

MORINGA SX DESIRE CAPSULES (WOMEN)

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Improves sexual desire in females. Increases endogenous production of luteinizing hormone (LH) which stimulates endogenous. Contains precursors for the production of sexual steroid hormones. Improves sexual performance in persons affected by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – induce impairment of sexual performance.

Contains: Moringa(60mg), Amenrican Ginseng(40mg), Ashwanganda(50mg), Catuaba(50mg), Gingko Biloba(40mg), Horney Goat Weed(50mg), Maca(50mg), Mura Puama(40mg), Tribulus(50mg) and Zinc(30mg).
Dosage: 1 Capsule a day.

MORINGA LIBIDO CAPSULES (MEN)

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Improve sexual ability males. Treats erectile dysfunction and impotence. Improve low sex drive. Improve sexual stamina. Combats tiredness and fatigue. Boost testosterone levels. Has natural steroids to rejuvenate lovemaking.

Contains: Moringa(100mg), Astragalus(60mg), Ginger(60mg), Siberian Ginseng(80mg), Gotu Kola(60mg), Saw Palmetto(80mg) and Schizandra(60mg).

Dosage: 1 Capsule twice a day.

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URINARY TRACT
MORINGA PROSTAT CAPSULES

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Strengthen the reproductive system. Improve blood circulation and oxygen supply to the reproductive system and all organs. Increase and regulate hormonal activity in the reproductive system. Boost testosterone levels naturally. Balance the male menopause. Alleviate moodiness and irritability.

Contains: Moringa(50mg), Agrimony (45mg), Ashwanga(45mg), Astralagus (45mg), Gingko Biloba(45mg), Horny Goat weed(45mg), Horsetail(40mg), Sarsapirilla(50mg), Saw Palmetto(45mg), Siberian Ginseng(45mg) and Wild yum(45mg).
Dosage: Take 1 Capsule twice a Day.

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CHAPTER 3
DIAGNOSES
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Cholesterol
What is Cholesterol?

The cholesterol level refers to the total amount of cholesterol in the blood. If the cholesterol levels are high, so is the risk of heart disease.
The body produces roughly 2 grams of cholesterol each day which makes up about 85% of the total cholesterol in the blood stream. The remaining 15% comes from what we eat and drink, specifically from the fats in it.
Cholesterol is a vital ingredient for the production of estrogen in women, testosterone in men, and the processing of vitamin D.
Another important term to note is triglycerides. Triglycerides are the basic form of fat. Triglycerides get stored in the body's fat cells until it is needed. It is used as a source of energy. High triglyceride levels indicate a higher risk of heart problems. High triglyceride levels can be drawn back directly to an overconsumption of food with high carbohydrate content.

Symptoms

Symptoms do not always appear in such a way that the doctor can identify them simply by sight or even touch.
When symptoms of atherosclerosis, a typical consequence of high cholesterol levels, are present it acts as identification of high cholesterol.

Symptoms of atherosclerosis include:

  • Narrowed coronary arteries in the heart known as "angina"
  • Leg pain while doing physical exercise caused by narrowed arteries that supply blood to the legs.
  • Blood clots and ruptured blood vessels.
  • Ruptured plaques which can cause coronary thrombosis. Coronary thrombosis is a clot that forms in one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart. This can cause major damage which could then result in heart failure.
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Causes

Nutrition – There is a common misconception as to what sort of food causes cholesterol problems as some food contains cholesterol. These food sorts include: eggs, kidneys and certain seafood. However, this is not what causes high cholesterol. One of the big causes of cholesterol is saturated fats.
Examples of foods that are high in saturated fats are: pastries and pies, hard cheese, cakes, biscuits etc. The biggest cause of cholesterol, is sugar. Sugar is not only the sugar you use in your coffee or tea, but it is the sugar found in products such as soft drinks, candy and energy drinks. People often forget that even if it does not taste sweet, it can still contain a lot of sugar. This includes things such as pasta, rice, bread, potato crisps and fast food. They contain high amounts of sugar since they consist of large amounts of carbohydrates, which is essentially sugar. Inactive lifestyle – People who do not get a sufficient amount of exercise or are sitting down most of the time (due to work or other reasons) tend to have higher levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and lower levels of HDL (good cholesterol).
Body weight – Overweight people are prone to higher LDL levels and lower HDL levels, in comparison to people who are of normal weight.
Smoking – Smoking has a notable effect on LDL levels.
Alcohol – People who regularly consume a considerable amount of alcohol usually have higher levels of LDL and very low levels of HDL, as alcohol is in essence concentrated sugar.

Complications

High cholesterol can result in atherosclerosis, a dangerous build-up of cholesterol and other deposits on the inner walls of the arteries. This deposit can decrease blood flow through your arteries, which can lead to problems, such as:

  • Chest pain:
    If the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, are affected you may experience chest pain and other signs of coronary artery disease.
  • Heart attack:
    A heart attack occurs when a blood clot is formed which can block the blood flow by getting stuck in an artery. When the blood flow towards the heart stops, you will have a heart attack.
  • Stroke:
    A stroke is similar to a heart attack in terms of the process that takes place, but instead of blocking blood off from the heart, it blocks blood off from the brain.
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Dangers

High cholesterol levels can cause:

  • Atherosclerosis – narrowing of the arteries.
  • Higher coronary heart disease risk – an abnormality of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
  • Heart attack – occurs when the supply of blood and oxygen to an area of heart muscle is blocked, usually by a clot in a coronary artery. This causes your heart muscle to die.
  • Angina – chest pain or discomfort that occurs when your heart muscle does not get enough blood.
  • Stroke and mini-stroke – occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or vein, interrupting the flow to an area of the brain. Can also occur when a blood vessel breaks. Brain cells begin to die.

If both blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels are high, the risk of developing coronary heart disease rises significantly.

Management

Diet
Certain food and substances should be kept to a minimum in your diet. This includes too much starch, sugar and alcohol.
Things that should be included in your diet are: vegetables, fruit, protein, fiber, clean water, etc.

Exercise
All forms of exercise that gets your heart rate to increase will suffice. It is important to get your heart rate up as it increases the rate at which the blood flows through your veins.

Treatment

The right type of natural supplement can help the body reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol) – a product such as the Moringa Cholesterol Capsules (see table for conventional vs. alternative treatments).

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Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral - Fibric acid derivatives,
statins (HMG-CoA reductace inhibitors),
bile acid sequestrants,
and nicotinic acid.
These drugs may be taken alone or used in combination to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Cholesterol Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(150mg),
Codyseps(50mg),
Danelion(50mg),
Fenugreek(50mg),
Lime Blossom(50mg),
Yallow(50mg),
Hawthorn(100mg).
The herbs are known for their anti-infective properties and ability to improve the liver to digest fats from the liver blood.

It prevents the build-up of abnormal cholesterol in the blood, which in turn, will reduce the risk of blocked arteries. For the effectiveness of this product a healthy diet is very important.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
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DOSAGE: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Cholesterol Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Codyseps One of the disorders, which can be treated with the help of Cordyceps sinensis, is high bad cholesterol levels. Cordyceps sinensis is said to have power to fight this disease, lowering levels of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol), as well as triglycerides level, which is also harmful for the human body if it exceeds acceptable bounds.
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Dandelion It is known to have anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. Taraxacin, and an acrid resin, Taraxacerin. Further, the root also contains inulin (not insulin) and levulin. Together, these compounds are responsible for various therapeutic properties of the herb. Fresh dandelion herb provides 10161 IU of vitamin-A per 100 g, about 338% of daily-recommended intake, one of the highest source of vitamin-A among culinary herbs. Vitamin A is an important fat-soluble vitamin and anti-oxidant, required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin and vision. It is also rich in many vital vitamins including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin -E and vitamin-C that are essential for optimum health. Vitamin-C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Dandelion greens provide 58% of daily-recommended levels of vitamin-C. Dandelion herb contains notable nutrients and is a great source of nutrition: 9% of dietaryfiber, 19%ofvitaminB-6 (pyridoxine), 20% of Riboflavin, 58% of vitamin C, 338% of vitamin A, 649% of vitamin K, 39% of iron and 19% of calcium.
Fenugreek Fenugreek seeds contain an abundant amount of aminoacid 4-hydroxy isoleucine. According to research, aminoacid exerts a protective effect on the liver and stimulates the production of insulin.
Lime Blossom Mucilage, tannins, acids, glycosides, and volatile oils are also in lime blossom, and help produce its medicinal qualities.
Yarrow Yarrow's affinity for the blood and circulation can be seen internally as well as externally. It tones the blood vessels at the same time as dilating capillaries and moving the blood, thus giving it a wide range of applications. It has been used to treat high blood pressure, often in combination with Hawthorn and Lime blossom and it has a reputation for being able to prevent blood clots. It's tonifying action makes it particularly useful for treating varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Yarrow really is a great equaliser, it moves where necessary and tones where needed.
Hawthorn Hawthorn tincture (made from the berries) may be a powerful agent for the removal of LDL ("bad") cholesterol from the bloodstream. The tincture of hawthorn berries also reduced the production of cholesterol in the liver of rats who were being fed a high-cholesterol diet.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Eczema
What is Eczema?

Eczema is "a general term for any superficial inflammatory process involving the epidermis primarily, marked early by redness, itching, minute papules and vesicles, weeping, oozing and crusting, and later by scaling, lichenification and often pigmentation."1 It is also used specifically to refer to the condition atopic dermatitis.

Causes

It is unknown for certain what specifically causes eczema, but it is believed to result due to a combination of hereditary and environmental factors.
Children are more likely to develop eczema if a parent has had it or another atopic disease. If both parents have an atopic disease, the chances increase further.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) report that approximately half of children who develop atopic dermatitis go on to develop one of the other atopic diseases.

Environmental factors are also known to bring out the symptoms of eczema.
These include:

  • Irritants: soaps, detergents, shampoos, disinfectants, juices from fresh fruits, meats or vegetables
  • Allergens: dust mites, pets, pollens, mold, dandruff
  • Microbes: bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, viruses, certain fungi
  • Hot and cold temperatures: hot weather, high and low humidity, perspiration from exercise
  • Foods: dairy products, eggs, nuts and seeds, soy products, wheat
  • Stress: it is not a cause of eczema but can make symptoms worse
  • Hormones: women can experience worsening of eczema symptoms at times when their hormone levels are changing, for example during pregnancy and at certain points in their menstrual cycle.
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Symptoms

Atopic dermatitis commonly manifests itself in infants with dry and scaly patches appearing on the skin. These patches are often intensely itchy. The symptoms of atopic dermatitis can vary, depending on the age of the person with the condition.
Most people develop atopic dermatitis before the age of 5. Half of people who develop the condition in childhood continue to have symptoms of it as an adult, though these symptoms are often different to those experienced by children.
People with the condition will often experience periods of time where their symptoms will flare up or worsen, followed by periods of time where their symptoms will improve or clear up.

Infants:

  • Rashes commonly appear on scalp and cheeks.
  • Rashes can bubble up before weeping fluid.
  • Rashes can cause extreme itchiness, which may lead to trouble sleeping. Continuous rubbing and scratching can lead to skin infections.

Children, from 2 years old to puberty:

  • Rashes commonly appear behind the creases of elbows or knees.
  • Also common on neck, wrists, ankles, crease between buttock and legs.

Over time, the following symptoms can manifest:

  • Rashes can become bumpy, like goose bumps.
  • Rashes can lighten or darken in color.
  • Rashes can thicken (also known as lichenification) and then develop knots and a permanent itch.

Adults:

  • Rashes commonly appear increases of elbows or knees or nape of neck.
  • Rashes cover much of the body.
  • Rashes can be especially prominent on neck, face and around the eyes.
  • Rashes can cause very dry skin.
  • Rashes can be permanently itchy.
  • Rashes can cause scaly skin (more scaly than in children).
  • Rashes can lead to skin infections.
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Adults who developed atopic dermatitis as a child but no longer experience the condition, can still experience dry or easily irritated skin, hand eczema and eye problems.
How the skin affected by atopic dermatitis will appear is dependent on how much it has is scratched and the presence of any skin infections. Scratching and rubbing irritates the skin further, increases inflammation and make itchiness worse.

Skin features associated with atopic dermatitis:

  • Atopic pleat - an extra fold of skin that develops under the eye.
  • Cheilitis - inflammation of the skin on and around the lips.
  • Hyperlinear palms - increased number of skin creases on the palms.
  • Hyperpigmented eyelids - eyelids that have become darker in color from inflammation or hay fever.
  • Ichthyosis - dry, rectangular scales on the skin.
  • Keratosis pilaris - small, rough bumps, generally on the face, upper arms and thighs.
  • Lichenification - thick, leathery skin resulting from constant scratching and rubbing.
  • Papules - small raised bumps that may open when scratched and become crusty and infected.
  • Urticaria - hives (red, raised bumps) that may occur after exposure to an allergen, at the beginning of flares, or after exercise or a hot bath.
Treatments

Even though the condition itself is not presently curable, there should be a particular treatment plan to suit each case. Even after an area of skin has healed it is important to keep looking after it, as it may easily become irritated again.

(see conventional vs. alternative treatments)

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Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Topical corticosteroid creams and ointments. Mupirocin (e.g. Bactroban,)
Fusidic acid (e.g. Fucidin ointment)
Localized patches of infected or resistant eczema may be treated by topical antibiotic creams and ointments.
Prescriptions Phototherapy Treats mild to moderate dermatitis. It involves exposure to ultraviolet A or B waves, alone or combined, and the skin will be monitored carefully if they are used.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Cream –Moringa Healing Skin Cream (see below illustration and packaging). Each 125ml Contains
Mineral base cream
Moringa 15%
Kigela Africana 30%
Carotino Oil 20%
Olive Oil 10%
Evening Primrose oil 5%
Kemaben 5%
Bilbenella 15%
It helps with the treatment of skin problems such as: eczema, skin allergies, burns, bruises, excessively dry skin and pigmentation of the skin.

It is effective with treatments of cuts, insect bites, nappy rash, grazes, and cold sores. A general all over skin care cream.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: Apply to skin as needed.
IDENTIFICATION: Mineral base cream.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

(see below for a short description of each content of the Moringa Healing Skin Cream)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Kigela Africana Chemical analyses of the roots, wood and leaves of the tree have shown the presence of napthoquinones, dihydroisocoumarins, flavonoids and aldehydic iridoid derivatives.
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Carotiono Oil Carotino is a vitamin rich blend of natural red palm fruit oil and canola oil. Packed with natural antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin E, Lycopene and Omega 3.
Olive Oil Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.
Evening Primrose oil Evening primrose seeds have very high levels of the essential fatty acid "gamma-linolenic acid" (GLA), also known as "omega-6". The oil contains up to 15% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and 70% linolenic acid, which your body turns into GLA. Evening primrose oil is primarily used to treat symptoms of skin conditions. It is used to help alleviate itchiness caused by dermatitis and eczema.
Kemaben Kemaben is a preservative system highly effective against Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, yeast and molds.
Bilbenella The sap of a bulbinella leaf is clear and can be rubbed onto parts of the human body to ease the pain, irritation and itching of mosquito bites. Bulbinella not only helps treat mosquito bites, but is also excellent for treating any area of the body stung by a bee, wasp or hornet.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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General Skin Ailments
  • Skin allergies
  • Burns
  • Bruises
  • Excessively dry skin
  • Pigmentation of the skin
  • Cuts
  • Bites
  • Nappy rash
  • Grazes
  • Mosquito bites
  • Cracked lips
  • Cold sores
  • Bee stings
Treatments

(see conventional vs. alternative treatments)

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Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
     

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Cream – Moringa Healing Cream (see below illustration and packaging) Each 125ml Contains: Mineral base cream, Moringa 15%, Kigela Africana 30%, Carotino Oil 20%, Olive Oil 10%, Evening Primrose oil 5%, Kemaben 5%, Kemaben 5% and Bilbenella 15%. It helps with the treatment of skin problems such as: eczema, skin allergies, burns, bruises, excessively dry skin and pigmentation of the skin.

It is effective with treatments of cuts, insect bites, nappy rash, grazes, and cold sores. A general all over skin care cream.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: Apply to skin as needed.
IDENTIFICATION: Mineral base cream.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

(see below for a short description of each content of the Moringa Healing Skin Cream)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Kigela Africana Chemical analyses of the roots, wood and leaves of the tree have shown the presence of napthoquinones, dihydroisocoumarins, flavonoids and aldehydic iridoid derivatives.
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Carotiono Oil Carotino is a vitamin rich blend of natural red palm fruit oil and canola oil. Packed with natural antioxidants such as vitamin A, vitamin E, Lycopene and Omega 3.
Olive Oil Olive oil contains three major antioxidants: vitamin E, polyphenols, and phytosterols. Antioxidants, when topically applied, may help protect the skin from premature skin aging. Vitamin E partly accounts for the anti-aging benefits of olive oil because it helps restore skin smoothness and protects against ultraviolet light. Hydroxytyrosol, a rather rare compound found in olive oil, also prevents free radical damage to the skin.
Evening Primrose oil Evening primrose seeds have very high levels of the essential fatty acid "gamma-linolenic acid" (GLA), also known as "omega-6". The oil contains up to 15% gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and 70% linolenic acid, which your body turns into GLA. Evening primrose oil is primarily used to treat symptoms of skin conditions. It is used to help alleviate itchiness caused by dermatitis and eczema.
Kemaben Kemaben is a preservative system highly effective against Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, yeast and molds.
Bilbenella The sap of a bulbinella leaf is clear and can be rubbed onto parts of the human body to ease the pain, irritation and itching of mosquito bites. Bulbinella not only helps treat mosquito bites, but is also excellent for treating any area of the body stung by a bee, wasp or hornet.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Gout
What is gout?

Characteristics of gout are abrupt, intense attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, very often found in the joint at the base of the big toe.
Gout is a very complex form of arthritis and it can affect anyone. Men are more likely to develop gout, but an increased risk of gout is present in women after menopause.
An extreme attack of gout can cause a person to wake up at night with an intense burning sensation in the big toe. The joint affected by gout is extremely hot, very swollen and so sensitive that even the weight of the sheet on it may cause high levels of discomfort.
Fortunately, there are ways to treat gout and also methods of minimizing the risk of it occurring in the future. If gout is left untreated, it can damage the joints, tendons, and other tissues.

Symptoms

Most of the time, the symptoms of gout are very sudden and painful. It often occurs in the middle of the night and can be so painful that it wakes you from your sleep. Symptoms include:

  • Extreme joint pain
    The most common place where gout is found is in the joint at the base of the big toe. It can however occur in many other places such as the rest of the feet, ankles, knees, hands and fingers, and of course the joints located in the wrists.
    It has been found that the pain is at its worst round about 12 to 24 hours after it has first started.
  • Constant discomfort
    After the worst pain has gone away, discomfort is still felt in the joints. This discomfort might be present for a few days or sometimes even a few weeks. Gout that appears after the initial attack is likely to last longer and be more widely spread than the first time.
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  • Redness and inflammation
    The involved joints become swollen sensitive and red.
    When should a doctor be consulted?
    As soon as you feel a very sudden and extreme pain attack in a joint, it is best to contact your doctor.
    If gout is left untreated it can lead to even more pain and permanent damage to the joint.
    If you have developed a fever and if you have a joint that feels like it is on fire accompanied by sharp pain attacks, it could very well be a sign of infection and a doctor should be contacted immediately.

Gout is caused by the accumulation of urate crystals in a joint, which results in inflammation and extreme pain.
Urate crystals form due to high levels of a substance called "uric acid" in the blood stream.
Uric acid is produced by the body when it breaks down purines, which are substances that can be found in the body. Purines can also be found in certain types of food namely: organ meats, herring, anchovies mushrooms as well as asparagus. Other foods that lead to high levels of uric acids are those that get turned into high concentrations of glucose in the body. These include sugary drinks, bread, white rice and pasta. This also includes beverages that contain alcohol, as alcohol also results in high amounts of glucose.

Under normal circumstances uric acid will dissolve in your blood and will get filtered by the kidneys where after it is excreted from the body through urination. Sometimes too much uric acid is produced or not enough uric acid is excreted by the kidneys. This is then what ultimately causes gout. Sharp crystals form in the joint or the tissue surrounding the joint which causes the swelling, inflammation and extreme pain.

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Complications

Gout can lead to more severe conditions, for example:

  • Recurrent gout
    Some people may never experience any symptoms of gout after the first time, whereas other may suffer from the effects of it several times per year. People with recurrent gout can prevent gout attacks from returning by using medication.
  • Advanced gout
    Gout that is left untreated can cause urate crystal deposits to form underneath the skin in nodules referred to as "tophi" (pronounced TOE-fi). Tophi can develop in a variety of parts such as your fingers, hands, feet, elbows or Achilles tendons. Tophi usually are not painful, but during gout attacks they become sensitive and swollen.
  • Kidney stones
    People with gout may experience urate crystals forming in the urinary tract, resulting in kidney stones. The risk of developing kidney stones can be reduced by using the correct medication.
Risks

High levels of uric acid in the blood stream increases the risk of developing gout. There are various factors that increase uric acid levels in the body, such as:

  • Lifestyle factors
    Day to day lifestyle choices could increase the risk of developing gout. One of the main factor that is often overlooked is alcohol consumption. Excessive alcohol use is generally defined as more than 2 drinks per day for men and more than 1 drink per day for women.
  • Medical conditions
    Some diseases or medical conditions increase the possibility of developing gout. Such conditions include untreated high blood pressure and chronic ailments such as diabetes, high fat levels and cholesterol levels in the blood (hyperlipidemia), and narrowing in the arteries (arteriosclerosis).
  • Genetic history of gout
    If there have been cases of gout in your family history, the risk of you developing gout is higher.
  • Age and sex
    Gout is more often found in men than it is found in women, mainly due to the fact that women usually have much lower levels of uric acid than men do. After menopause, women are more likely to develop gout than in earlier years, as there is an increase in uric acid levels. In men, however, gout tends to develop between the ages of 40 and 50 years instead of later in life.
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Tests and diagnosis

Different tests exist which can be used to diagnosed gout, such as:

  • Joint fluid test
    A needle can be used to extract fluid from the affected joint. This joint fluid is then examined under a microscope where, if present, urate crystals can be identified.
  • Blood test
    Blood tests are done to measure the uric acid levels in the bloodstream. This cannot solely be trusted to determine gout, as some people have high levels of uric acid, but never develop gout. The opposite is true, where some people show symptoms of gout but their uric acid levels are not abnormally high.
Treatments

Like most diseases these days, gout is usually due to factors in a person's lifestyle. This means that following an anti-inflammatory eating plan and making lifestyle changes should be the first step to take in battling gout. The following factors should be taken into account:

  • Meats that contain high levels of uric acid should be avoided. These meats include anchovies, sardines and organ meats.
    In the past, doctors thought plant foods that are high in purine, such as: lentils, peas, mushrooms and spinach was the cause of gout but recent studies have shown that there is no connection between eating these foods and gout attacks.
  • Eliminate caffeine from your diet.
  • Minimize alcohol intake. Alcohol causes dehydration and results in irritation in the urinary tract.
  • Drink 2 liters of water per day. The easiest way to keep track of your daily water intake is to drink 8 (250 ml) glasses of water per day. The water helps flush out urate crystal build-up.
  • When you are overweight, it is very important to lose the extra weight first.
  • Consume tart cherries – fresh, juiced or as cherry extract. Studies show that tart cherries suppress enzymes called cyclooxygenase-1 and -2, which are the targets of anti-inflammatory medicines.
  • The use of botanical and herbal medicines as a complementary approach to assist in the balancing of pH in the human body, has been increasing, possibly because of the adverse effects associated with the use of chemical medication.
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(see below conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Creams and gels    
Oral - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and etoricoxib.

Thiazide diuretics.

Low-dose aspirin.

Anti-rejection drugs.
Helps lessen the inflammation and pain.

Typically used for the treatment of hypertension.

Increase uric acid levels.

Prescribed for people who have undergone an organ transplant.
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Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Cream – Moringa Inflamma Rub Cream (see illustration and packaging below). Each 150ml Contains:
Mineral base cream , Moringa 3%, Arinca 10%,
Winter Green 13%,
Cayenne 20%,
Eucaluptus 5%,
Olive Oil 5%.
Help with the treatment of sprained muscles, bruises, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, gout, inflammation of the joints, cramps, poor circulation, and rheumatic pain. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
Oral – Moringa Immune Booster Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa(100mg), Spirulina(60mg), Cat's Claw(50mg), Zinc(30mg), Bilberry(50mg), Magnesium(50mg) Echinacea(60mg) and Gingko Biloba(50mg). It is bio-available. Boost the immune system. It provides essential nutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory to the body to ensure a healthy body and mind. It supports and assists other medical treatments for various ailments including ARV's and anti-biotics. Helps with the treatment of vitamin & mineral deficiency, cold, flu, chronic bronchitis and acne problems associated with puberty in teenagers. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein

We suggest that both these products be used together for maximum efficiency.

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DIRECTIONS: Apply to skin as needed.
IDENTIFICATION: Mineral base cream.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

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DOSAGE: 1 Capsule after breakfast and 1 Capsule after supper.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

(see a short description of each content of the Moringa Inflamma Rub Cream)

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CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa leaf powder provides a substantial amount of most people's calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa leaf powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa leaf powder provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Moringa is used for "tired blood" (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Arinca Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, superficial phlebitis, joint pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling from broken bones.
Winter Green Oil of wintergreen contains methyl salicylate which has anti-inflammatory properties and is closely related to the well-known medication aspirin. Wintergreen and the oil of wintergreen are used in topical pain relievers and products that produce a feeling of warmth for muscle and rheumatic pain relief. Oil of wintergreen has also been used for the treatment of cellulitis, a bacterial infection accompanied by inflammation of the skin.
Cayenne Is used in a topically pain-relieving muscle rub and joint liniment. The source of the heat is capsaicin, the fiery phenolic resin found in most hot peppers. Capsaicin causes nerve endings to release a chemical known as substance P. Substance P transmits pain signals from the body back to the brain.
Eucaluptus The leaf is used for treating respiratory tract infections, whooping cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), acne, wounds, burns, bacterial dysentery.
Gingko Biloba Ginkgo provides many antioxidant benefits, thanks to its high levels of quercetin, a common and powerful antioxidant. Its anti-inflammatory and defensive properties are also particularly strong and it's been discovered to help treat acne, eczema, or other types of facial redness and inflammation. This may be because of Ginkgo's properties as a vasodilator, increasing circulation, improving sebaceous secretions, decreasing capillary hyper-permeability, improving tissue irrigation and activating cell metabolism (especially in the cortex, by increasing glucose and oxygen uptake).
Olive Oil Extra virgin olive oil is highly effective in soothing and relieving the pain of minor first degree burns such as sunburns. Some studies have also concluded that lotions, containing extra virgin olive oil and other essential oils, can help speed up the healing process of first degree burns and inhibit the effects of bacteria on the vulnerable new skin.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Immune Booster Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Spirulina It is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).
Cat's Claw Cat's claw contains ajmalicine, akuammigine, campesterol, catechin, carboxyl alkyl esters, chlorogenic acid, cinchonain, corynantheine, corynoxeine, daucosterol, epicatechin, harman, hirsuteine, hirsutine, iso-pteropodine, loganic acid, lyaloside, mitraphylline, oleanolic acid, palmitoleic acid, procyanidins, pteropodine, quinovic acid glycosides, rhynchophylline, rutin, sitosterols, speciophylline, stigmasterol, strictosidines, uncarine A thru F, and vaccenic acid.
Zinc Among all the vitamins and minerals, zinc shows the strongest effect on our all-important immune system. Zinc plays a unique role in the T-cells. Low zinc levels lead to reduced and weakened T-cells which are not able to recognize and fight off certain infections. An increase of the zinc level has proven effective in fighting pneumonia and diarrhea and other infections. Zinc can also reduce the duration and severity of a common cold.
Bilberry Bilberry contains a range of vital nutrients including vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral treasure present in bilberry comprises of copper, chromium, manganese, zinc and iron. Bilberry is a rich provider of alkaloids, carbonic acids and a number of phenolic components such as quercitin, anthocyanins, tannins, pectin and catechins.
Magnesium Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids and laxatives). Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.
Cancer Bush The use of medicinal preparations from the leaves has been recorded for the following conditions: Cancer, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Diabetes (type 2) Edema, High fever, Gastric ailments, Heartburn, Hot flushes, Hypertension, Influenza, ME, Peptic ulcer, Rheumatism, Rheumatoid arthritis, Viral hepatitis, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Wasting from cancer, TB and AIDS and Mental depression and Lupus, Hemorrhoids/Piles and Clamidia.
Echinacea It contains alkylamides (major components), wich act like a powerful natural shield, while improving blood circulation. It also contains phenolic compounds and complex polysaccharides, as well as indolizidine alkalioids, long-chain fatty acids, and very specific essential oil. It's a medicinal plant extremely rich in natural antibiotics.
Gingko Its primary properties are considered to be antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, circulatory stimulant, expectorant, kidney tonic, rejuvenative, and sedative. Ginkgo's most powerful effect is on the circulatory system. Ginkgo flavnoids directly dilate the smallest segment of the circulating system, the micro capillaries, which increase blood circulation and oxygen levels in the body. This is one of the main reasons it is so effective in certain ailments. Ginkgo also contains constituents that inhibit platelet activity factor (PAF), which is a common allergen in the body. Physical stress, and poor diet can over stimulate PAF production; in other words blood clotting. Platelets become excessively sticky causing them to cling to the blood vessel wall or to each other. The clot may stay attached to the vessel or break loose and float around the bloodstream until it encounters a vessel that it can not pass through. Blood clotting can be responsible for a large variety of devastating diseases. Ginkgo acts similar to Aspirin in the way that it thins the blood and reduces stickiness.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Diarrhoea
What is diarrhoea?

Diarrhoea is a condition that involves the frequent passing of loose or watery stools - it is the opposite of constipation and can have many causes, which may be infectious or non-infectious.

Causes

Viral infections: Generally viruses like noro-virus, rotavirus and adenovirus are responsible for diarrhoea caused by viral infections. They are accompanied with mild abdominal pain, frequent loose bowel movements and low fever. In diarrhoea caused of viral infection, there is usually no passage of blood in the stools.

  • Bacterial infections: Bacterial infections cause more serious cases of diarrhoea. These infections are caused by unhygienic food or impure water. Symptoms include vomiting, fever and acute abdominal pain with potential blood passage in the stool.
  • Medication: Antibiotics, chemotherapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and medicines prescribed to treat high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats may also cause diarrhea, or a very loose stool.
  • Intolerances to certain foods: Some people are intolerant of different types of sugars like lactose (from milk), fructose (fruits, mainly fruit juice) and some artificial sweeteners. Others may be intolerant of all milk products. In such conditions consumption of these foods even in small quantities can lead to diarrhoea.
  • Other causes: In certain cases anxiety or psychological pressures can also lead to diarrhoea as well as surgery of digestive system organ.
  • Gastrointestinal diseases – such as IBS, Diverticulitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns disease, Celiac disease can all have constant diarrhoea as part of the symptoms.
Symptoms
  • abdominal cramps.
  • abdominal pains.
  • urgency to go to the toilet.
  • frequent passing of loose, watery faeces.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
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Treatments

Absorbents are compounds that absorb water. Absorbents that are taken orally bind water in the small intestine and colon and make diarrheal stools less watery. They also may bind toxic chemicals produced by bacteria that cause the small intestine to secrete fluid; however, the importance of toxin binding in reducing diarrhoea is unclear.

(see next page for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral - Donnagel,
Rheaban,
Kaopectate Advanced Formula,
Parepectolin, and Diasorb.
The two main absorbents are attapulgite and polycarbophil, and they are both available without prescriptions.

Absorbents are compounds that absorb water. Absorbents that are taken orally bind water in the small intestine and colon and make diarrheal stools less watery.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Diarrhoea Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(60mg), Bayberry (40mg),
Ginger (50mg),
Althea Root (50mg),Olive leave( 50mg),
Taheebo Bark (50mg),
Peppermint (50mg),Slippery Elm (50mg),
Witch Hazel (40mg)and
Yarrow( 50mg)
These capsules will stop diarrhoea and helps with stomach cramps. It has a natural anti-biotic. It helps body to fight infections. It has natural anti-fungal and anti-septic properties. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Diarroea Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Bayberry Astringent and stimulant. In large doses emetic. It is useful in diarrhoea, jaundice, scrofula, etc. Externally, the powdered bark is used as a stimulant to indolent ulcers, though in poultices it should be combined with elm. The decoction is good as a gargle and injection in chronic inflammation of the throat, leucorrhoea, uterine haemorrhage, etc. It is an excellent wash for the gums.
Ginger Fresh ginger can be eaten for its anti-diarrheal properties. Diarrhea is often caused by poor digestion due to stagnation and accumulation of undigested foods in the bowel movement. Fresh ginger strengthens the stomach and reduces food stagnation, thereby reducing or eliminating diarrhea.
Althea Root Marshmallow root preparations consist of peeled or unpeeled dried root of Althaea officinalis L., and contain mucilage polysaccharides (6.2-11.6%) composed of galacturonorhamnans, arabinans, glucaris, arabinogalactans; carbohydrates (25-35 %); flavanoids; glycosides; sugars (10% sucrose); amines (up to 12% asparagines); fat (1.7%); calcium oxalate; coumarins; phenolic acid9; and sterols. Purified homogenous mucilage of marshmallow mucilage is composed of L-rhamsose, D-galactose, galacuonnic acid, and D-glucuronic acid in molar ratio of 3:2:3:31. Scopoletin, quercitin, kaempferol, chlorgenic acid, caffeic acid and p-coumaric acid are also present in the roots. Marshmallow is high in aluminum, iron, magnesium, selenium, tin, and substantial amounts of calcium. It is also high in pectin, which may lower blood glucose concentrations. The root contains 25-35% of the mucilage; however, the content of purified mucilage is much lower. Asparagine, sugar, pectin and tannin have also been identified in the root. The mucilage content of the root, leaves and flowers is highest in the late fall and winter (approximately 11%) and lowest in the spring and summer (5-6%). Xylose, glucan, arabinogalactan, acidic polysaccharide containing 2-O-alpha-D-galacturonopyranosyl-l-rhamnose are also present in the hydrolysate of leaf and flower mucilage. Extracts from hybrid plants have been found to be more mucilaginous with different sugar composition compared to native plants.
Olive Leaf It may be beneficial in the treatment for conditions caused by, or associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. Among those treatable conditions are: influenza, the common cold, candida infections, meningitis, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles (Herpes zoster), HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, severe diarrhea, and dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections.
Taheebo Bark Taheebo has been very beneficial in treatment of immunodeficiency diseases, diarrhea and intestinal infections. It supports the normal blood function, improves appetite and assists in the detoxification of our body.
Peppermint Peppermint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.
Slippery Elm Slippery elm contains mucilage, a substance that becomes a slick gel when mixed with water. It coats and soothes the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines. It also contains antioxidants that help relieve inflammatory bowel conditions. Slippery elm also causes reflux stimulation of nerve endings in the gastrointestinal tract leading to increased mucus secretion. The increased mucus production may protect the gastrointestinal tract against ulcers and excess acidity.
Witch Hazel The real powers of witch hazel reside in its bark as well as its leaves. Both are rich in substances called tannins, which are valued for their astringent properties, or the ability to dry and tighten tissues.
Yarrow Being bitter, pungent and aromatic means that yarrow is particularly useful for stimulating the digestion and getting the bile and pancreatic juices flowing. Because of it's affinity to the circulation as well it can help move congested blood in the portal vein which, in turn, helps the liver. Matthew Wood talks about using it for colitis and diverticulitis because of it's ability to tone and heal the mucus membranes of the digestive tract. It was also an old traditional remedy for bloody diarrhoea and dysentery.

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Low Libido (in women)
Causes of low libido

A woman's sex drive is greatly influenced by the hormones testosterone and estrogen. Small doses of estrogen delivered via a vaginal cream or a skin patch can increase blood flow to the vagina. However, long-term estrogen therapy has increased risks of breast cancer and heart disease. Female testosterone therapy may also help, but it is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of female sexual dysfunction.

Testosterone side effects include:

  • mood and personality changes
  • acne
  • excessive body hair

When you're taking care of yourself physically and emotionally, and when you're in a good relationship, your sex drive is bound to be better than when you're not.

Some of the things that can dim women's sex drive include:

  • Physical issues, including hormonal changes related to menopause or childbirth, or thyroid problems.
  • Chronic stress, including in your relationship.
  • Depression or other mental health issues.
  • Some prescription drugs may also affect libido, including some types of antidepressants, birth control pills, anti-anxiety drugs, and blood pressure medications.

It's usually not just one thing. These issues can affect each other.

Treatments

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Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Skin Creams Estrogen Can help if vaginal dryness makes sex painful. This typically happens when estrogen levels fall due to menopause or breastfeeding.
Patches Estrogen Can help if vaginal dryness makes sex painful. This typically happens when estrogen levels fall due to menopause or breastfeeding.
Oral - ED drugs.

Testosterone

Wellbutrin
Doctors occasionally prescribe erectile dysfunction drugs to women who have difficulty becoming aroused or reaching orgasm. These drugs boost blood flow to the genitals. But they are not likely to help someone who has a lack of desire or who can't have an orgasm, Marcus says. Women who have been through menopause may need to take supplemental testosterone for an ED drug to be effective.
In women with low libido just before, during, or after menopause, or in women who've had surgery to remove their ovaries, some experts suggest the use of testosterone treatment. However, there are side effects, and long-term safety studies of testosterone treatment for women are lacking.
An antidepressant, may be prescribed to treat low sex drive in women who haven't been through menopause or if other antidepressants have affected their sex drive.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa SX Desire Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(60mg), Amenrican Ginseng(40mg),
Ashwanganda (50mg),
Catuaba(50mg), Gingko Biloba (40mg),Horney Goat Weed(50mg),
Maca(50mg),Mura Puama(40mg),
Tribulus(50mg) and
Zinc(30mg).
Improves sexual desire in females. Increases endogenous production of luteinizing hormone (LH) which stimulates endogenous. Contains precursors for the production of sexual steroid hormones. Improves sexual performance in persons affected by selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) – induce impairment of sexual performance. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 30 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa SX Desire Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
American Ginseng Ginseng is a very famous and well-known herb. I primarily recommend American Ginseng for women because American ginseng nurtures the "yin," or the feminine moist aspect. It's also a very potent natural aphrodisiac that elevates hormones and neurotransmitters and increases blood flow to the sexual organ in a way similar to how Viagra works, only milder. Ginseng is great in post-menopausal women because it can prevent the natural atrophy, or shrinking, of some of the vaginal tissues.
Ashwanganda Ashwagandha is known to help revitalize the passion again by providing balance to hormone levels. Because Ashwagandha provides DHEA, the herb can improve libido, increase Clitoris sensitivity, and even regulate blood flow to the Clitoris. Formulas infused with Ashwagandha also include Mulberry, Shilajit, and Schisandra chinensis to help improve the quality of an orgasm and get women in the correct mood. Ashwagandha extracts in pill, liquid, or powder form can all help give menopausal women that passion again to enjoy and desire sex.
Zinc Among all the vitamins and minerals, zinc shows the strongest effect on our all-important immune system. Zinc plays a unique role in the T-cells. Low zinc levels lead to reduced and weakened T-cells which are not able to recognize and fight off certain infections. An increase of the zinc level has proven effective in fighting pneumonia and diarrhea and other infections. Zinc can also reduce the duration and severity of a common cold.
Catuaba Catuaba is a tree that grows in the dense, lush Brazilian Amazon, the largest tropical rainforest on Earth. For hundreds and hundreds of years, tribal peoples have used Catuaba bark to stimulate sexual desire. According to folk legend, the Tupi Indians discovered Catuaba bark's sex-enhancing effects and passed the knowledge on to other rainforest tribes. Today, Catuaba is used worldwide by women desiring passionate sex.
Horney Goat Weed Epimedium's common name is "Horny Goat Weed," which says it all. It was originally discovered by herders who watched the animals eat it and saw that they wanted to have more sexual activity. This is an herb that is used by both men and women. But it's really one of my favorite herbs for women. It's really great for osteoporosis and preserving bone density. It's also a slightly calming herb and will decrease high blood pressure. This herb is what the Chinese call a "yang" tonic. It really, really boosts your energy, and you feel a lot more vibrant.
Maca Few foods can beat maca root when it comes to improving stamina and physical performance. In fact, this nutritious tuber, which is native to the Andes of South America, was the Incas' primary source of energy, and it remains a popular natural alternative to anabolic steroids among many of today's athletes. Studies have also shown that maca root can help rebalance hormones, decrease total cholesterol and treat constipation. It is even a rare example of a land-based vegetable that is rich in the essential, thyroid-regulating trace mineral, iodine. However, maca contains another health benefit: it is an excellent natural libido and sexual performance booster.
Mura Puama The short term effects of Muira Puama include increasing blood flow to the pelvic area, aiding erections in men as well as sensation and orgasm in women. Longer term use enhances the production of sex hormones in both sexes. It has no noted side effects though, as with many sexual stimulants, it can slightly raise blood pressure.
Gingko Its primary properties are considered to be antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, circulatory stimulant, expectorant, kidney tonic, rejuvenative, and sedative. Ginkgo's most powerful effect is on the circulatory system. Ginkgo flavnoids directly dilate the smallest segment of the circulating system, the micro capillaries, which increase blood circulation and oxygen levels in the body. This is one of the main reasons it is so effective in certain ailments. Ginkgo also contains constituents that inhibit platelet activity factor (PAF), which is a common allergen in the body. Physical stress, and poor diet can over stimulate PAF production; in other words blood clotting. Platelets become excessively sticky causing them to cling to the blood vessel wall or to each other. The clot may stay attached to the vessel or break loose and float around the bloodstream until it encounters a vessel that it can not pass through. Blood clotting can be responsible for a large variety of devastating diseases. Ginkgo acts similar to Aspirin in the way that it thins the blood and reduces stickiness.
Tribulus Tribulus terrestris is a herb from Ayurveda that is mostly recommended for male health including virility and vitality, and specifically more catered towards cardiovascular and urogenital health. It is a common supplement for its libido enhancing properties and supposed testosterone boosting properties.

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Menopause
What is Menopause?

Menopause is a normal condition that all women experience as they age. The term "menopause" can describe any of the changes a woman goes through either just before or after she stops menstruating, marking the end of her reproductive period.

CAUSES

A woman is born with a finite number of eggs, which are stored in the ovaries. The ovaries also make the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which control menstruation and ovulation. Menopause happens when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month and menstruation stops.
Menopause is considered a normal part of aging when it happens after the age of 40. But some women can go through menopause early, either as a result of surgery, such as hysterectomy, or damage to the ovaries, such as from chemotherapy. Menopause that happens before 40, regardless of the cause, is called premature menopause.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms of menopause aren't hard to miss. Some women go through menopause without any complications or unpleasant symptoms. But others find menopausal symptoms debilitating, beginning even during pre-menopause and lasting for years.
The symptoms that women experience are primarily related to a lowered production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Symptoms vary widely because of the many effects that these hormones have on the female body.
Estrogen regulates the menstrual cycle and affects the reproductive system, urinary tract, heart and blood vessels, bones, breasts, skin, hair, mucous membranes, pelvic muscles, and brain. As a result, women can experience the symptoms of menopause over their entire body.

  • Changes in Menstrual Cycle.
  • Hot Flashes.
  • Vaginal Dryness and pain with intercourse.
  • Insomnia of problems sleeping.
  • Frequent urination or urinary incontinence.
  • Urinary tract infections.
  • Decreased libido.
  • Vaginal atrophy.
  • Depression and mood swings.
  • Skin, hair and other tissue changes.
Treatments

Natural and synthetic estrogens are used to treat amenorrhea and menopausal symptoms. They can inhibit lactation and are also used in treatment of androgen-dependent cancers such as prostate cancer. Estrogens are given in any condition with estrogen deficiency.

(see below conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Patches Estradiol Estradiol patch should not be used to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia. Estrogens have been shown to increase the risk of heart disease (including heart attack), stroke, dementia, serious blood clots (eg, in the lungs or legs), cancer of the uterus, and breast cancer in some women. Tell your doctor right away if you have unusual vaginal bleeding while you use estradiol patch.
Oral - Femtrace, Ogen, Divigel Vivelle, Femring, Menest, Climara, Premarin, etc The three main endogenous estrogens are estradiol, estriol and estrone. Estrogens control female sexual development, the growth and function of female sexual organs and other secondary characteristics such as breast development. Excessive production of estrogen in men causes feminization. Estrogens increase the chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb).
Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Hormonal Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(45mg), Angelica (30mg), Black Cohosh (30mg), Cayenne (25mg), Chesteberry (40mg), Dandelion (30mg), Licorice (30mg), Motherwors (35mg), Oatstraw (30mg), Raspberry (35mg), Rosemay (30mg), Sage (40mg), Saw Palmetto (30mg), Lecitin (30mg), Wild Yum (70mg). These capsules are 100% natural. Normalizes the female reproductive system. Regulates the hormonal function. Rich in natural estrogen & progesterone. Relieves menopause related problems. Soothes headaches, reduces cramps, mood swings, depression, irritability and hot flushes. Useful for menopause related vaginal dryness. Promotes functioning of the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, stomach and nervous system. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
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DIRECTIONS: Take 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS:Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Turbo Slim Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Angelica Angelica is a mighty medicine with many nourishing, restorative and revitalizing gifts. These herbs regulate menstruation, relieve cramping and menopausal distress, promote healthy blood circulation, balance hormones, and generally ease the journey through the childbearing and menopausal years. Women who integrate angelica/dong gui into their weekly self nourishment program often experience side effects which include, but are not limited to, increased sexual pleasure and libido, the alleviation of constipation, a rosy complexion, and sound sleep. Both angelicas offer abundant minerals and vitamins. They are brimming with antioxidants, including rich stores of vitamins A, B, (especially B12), and E. Those B vitamins, in combination with abundant niacin, magnesium and calcium, help strengthen the nerves, relieving tension and promoting sleep. And all that vitamin E helps to keep skin, internal organs and tissues, especially those of the bladder and vagina, well lubricated, moist and flexible. The angelica's high iron content nourishes and builds blood, prevents anemia and increases vital energy. Generous supplies of phytosterols (hormonal precursors found in plants), glycocides, saponins, and flavonoids support the body's production of all important hormones, stabilizing emotional swings, and easing hot flashes, irritability, and hormone related headaches.
Black Cohosh Black cohosh is used primarily for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.
Cayenne It increases metabolism by immediately influencing the venous structure. It is nothing short of amazing with its effects on the circulatory system as it feeds the vital elements into the cell structure of capillaries, veins, arteries and helps adjust blood pressure to normal levels.
Chesteberry The most important herb we use is Chaste Berry (Vitex agnus-castus). It works in a number of ways including promotion of progesterone levels, decreasing FSH secretion and increasing LH and prolactin secretion.
Dandelion It is chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc.
Licorice The phytoestrogenic and anti-oxidant action of licorice root is thought to be useful for hormonal problems including exhaustion, mood swings, and hot flashes in women who are going through menopause. Consequently, ingesting just one capsule of licorice root daily can help balance and control a woman's hormone production if she happens to be going through menopause.
Motherwors Motherwort, does much to calm the excess of energy which courses through the heart and nervous system. It is a great healer that spreads joy and calm to those who seek it.
Oatstraw These gentle green ally is more like foods than drugs; they offer bone-creating, heart-protecting, disease-preventing, sex-enhancing optimum nourishment to the woman in the second half of her life.
Raspberry It is a nourishing source of potassium, magnesium, trace minerals, iron, pectin, and vitamins A, B, E, and C. and twice as much manganese as any other herb, which helps in producing healthy connective tissue, such as bone matrix and cartilage.
Rosemary The plant is one of the recognized herbs for its note-worthy health benefiting phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants, and essential acids.
Sage Sage is rich in essential oils and this is the reason it gives off a strong scent. These oils also form an important part in the plant's medicinal function. Today, sage extracts are well known and widely used for their ability to help relieve the symptoms of menopausal sweats and hot flushes.
Saw Palmetto Saw Palmetto is one supplement that can be used in woman due to its therapeutic potential centred on the inhibition of an enzyme called 5 apha-reductase. The inhibition of 5 alpha-reductase lessens the action of testosterone, inactivates estrogen receptors and prevents the destruction of progesterone. This dual action on estrogen and progesterone makes Saw Palmetta an excellent choice for estrogen dominance.
Lectin Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins, macromolecules that are highly specific for sugar moieties. Lectins purified from the germinating seeds of wheat (Triticumspp.); bind to carbohydrate moieties on cell surface glycoproteins and are used to identify certain cell populations and inhibit or promote some immunological or physiological activities.
Wild Yum Wild Yam root has been used for many years to support women with their reproductive system health. It acts as precursor to human sex hormones.

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Low Libido (in men)
Causes of low libido

A decrease in sex drive can develop both due to medical conditions as well as to psychological or emotional issues. Inhibited sexual desire is a type of sexual dysfunction that affects 7 out of 10 men aged between 35 and 55. Medication for the treatment of various illnesses can also contribute to low libido levels and weak to no erection. Stress is also known as one of the biggest contributions towards low libido.

Certain medical conditions can affect libido (sexual desire). The most common of these are:

  • high blood pressure
  • cancer
  • coronary heart disease
  • neurological issues
  • diabetes
Treatments

(see below for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral - Estropopate, Ogen Lithium, Lithobid Percazine Testosterone – transdernal, Androderm Trazodone, Desyrel Viagra  
Gel Androgel  

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Libido Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(100mg), Astragalus(60mg), Ginger(60mg)60mg , Siberian Ginseng(80mg), Gotu Kola(60mg), Saw Palmetto (80mg), Schizandra(60mg) Improve sexual ability males. Treats erectile dysfunction and impotence. Improve low sex drive. Improve sexual stamina. Combats tiredness and fatigue. Boost testosterone levels. Has natural steroids to rejuvenate lovemaking. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Libido Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Astragalus Astragalus herb family has earned a reputation for boosting immunity by increasing the production of white blood cells, which enhance and strengthen the immune system. Scientists speculate that these fatty acids act as hypotensive agents that decrease the total peripheral resistance around the penile tissues and interact with the parasympathetic nerves for stronger ejaculation control.
Ginger This warming herb comes from the root of the ginger plant, and it imparts a spicy, slightly sweet flavour and scent. Ginger increases blood flow, especially to the sexual organs. Ginger is also high in potassium, magnesium, and copper. It is a great anti-nausea substance, and has anti-inflammatory effects.
Siberian Ginseng Main Components Of Siberian Ginseng include: Eleutheroside B,E,E1 and E2, Ciwujianosides, Copteroside, Silphoiside, Tauroside, Oplopanone, Chiisaoside, Gypsogenin and Cholrogenic Acid. It is quite common to male health supplements, particularly those aimed at increasing energy, and boosting low libido.
Gotu Kola The key to use of gotu kola as an aphrodisiac may lie in the herb's beneficial effect on the circulatory system of the body. An active chemical component in gotu kola known as triterpenoid saponis is known to decrease venous pressure and treat venous insufficiency besides strengthening blood vessels and capillaries. This may contribute to improved extra-peripheral circulation in the body which is essential for taking oxygen-rich blood to the sex organs and thus attaining and maintaining erection among men. In this way use of gotu kola may help to boost the male libido and enhance sexual pleasure.
Saw Palmetto Saw palmetto has been shown to inhibit the production of the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. [2] [3] This enzyme converts the male hormone testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, a potent androgen hormone. While this hormone plays an important role in male development, it also contributes to many of the problems associated with middle-aged and older men. The conversion of testosterone by 5-alpha reductase typically occurs in the testes, prostate, adrenal glands and hair follicles. It is in these same areas that men suffer hair loss, prostate enlargement and the factors that lead to loss of libido. By inhibiting and slowing the production of this enzyme, saw palmetto reduces the effects often associated with too much dihydrotestosterone as men age.
Schizandra Sexual health is also fortified. Schizandra is said to "help produce abundant sexual fluids, increase sexual endurance and to strengthen the whole body. Schizandra is considered a highly protective medicinal plant. It has remarkable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics, thereby supporting healthy cellular function.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Acne
What is acne?

Acne, medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of hair follicles. It commonly occurs during puberty when the sebaceous (oil) glands come to life - the glands are stimulated by male hormones produced by the adrenal glands of both males and females.
Acne is not dangerous, but can leave skin scars. Human skin has pores (tiny holes) which connect to oil glands located under the skin. The glands are connected to the pores via follicles - small canals. These glands produce Sebum, an oily liquid. The sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin. Pimples grow when these follicles get blocked, resulting in an accumulation of oil under the skin.

Types of pimples:

  • Whiteheads - remain under the skin and are very small.
  • Blackheads - clearly visible, they are black and appear on the surface of the skin. Remember that a blackhead is not caused by dirt. Scrubbing your face vigorously when you see blackheads will not help.
  • Papules - visible on the surface of the skin. They are small bumps, usually pink
  • Pustules - clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are red at their base and have pus at the top.
  • Nobules - clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are large, solid pimples. They are painful and are embedded deep in the skin.
  • Cysts - clearly visible on the surface of the skin. They are painful, and are filled with pus. Cysts can easily cause scars.
Symptoms

Acne can cause more than blemishes. Studies show that people who have acne can have:

  • Low self-esteem: Many people who have acne say that their acne makes them feel bad about themselves. Because of their acne, they do not want to be with friends. They miss school and work. Grades can slide, and absenteeism can become a problem because of their acne.
  • Depression: Many people who have acne suffer from more than low self-esteem. Acne can lead to medical condition called depression. The depression can be so bad that people think about what it would be like to commit suicide. Many studies have found that teens who believe that they have "bad" acne were likely to think about committing suicide.
  • Dark spots on the skin: These spots appear when the acne heals. It can take months or years for dark spots to disappear.
  • Scars (permanent): People who get acne cysts and nodules often see scars when the acne clears. You can prevent these scars. Be sure to see a dermatologist for treatment if you get acne early – between 8 and 12 years old. If someone in your family had acne cysts and nodules, you also should see a dermatologist if you get acne. Treating acne before cysts and nodules appear can prevent scars.
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Treatments

The use of botanical and herbal medicines as a complementary approach for the treatment of acne has been steadily increasing, possibly because of the adverse effects associated with the use of chemical medication

(see table below for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Creams and gels Retinoids: Retin-A, Differin, Renova and Tazorac. They work by unblocking clogged pores.
Oral - Antibiotic Doxycycline, tetracycline, minocycline or erythromycin. It kills the bacteria that cause inflammation around the blocked pores.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Immune Booster Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa(100mg), Spirulina(60mg), Cat's Claw(50mg), Zinc(30mg), Bilberry(50mg), Magnesium(50mg), Cancer Bush(50mg), Echinacea(60mg) and Gingko(50mg). It is bio-available. Boost the immune system. It provides essential nutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory to the body to ensure a healthy body and mind. It supports and assists other medical treatments for various ailments including ARV's and anti-biotics. Helps with the treatment of vitamin & mineral deficiency, cold, flu, chronic bronchitis and acne problems associated with puberty in teenagers. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule after breakfast and 1 Capsule after supper.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below table for a short description of each content of the Moringa Immune Booster).

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa leaf powder Moringa leaf powder provides a substantial amount of most people's iron, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa leaf powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa leaf powder provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Moringa is used for "tired blood" (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Spirulina It is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).
Cat's Claw Cat's claw contains ajmalicine, akuammigine, campesterol, catechin, carboxyl alkyl esters, chlorogenic acid, cinchonain, corynantheine, corynoxeine, daucosterol, epicatechin, harman, hirsuteine, hirsutine, iso-pteropodine, loganic acid, lyaloside, mitraphylline, oleanolic acid, palmitoleic acid, procyanidins, pteropodine, quinovic acid glycosides, rhynchophylline, rutin, sitosterols, speciophylline, stigmasterol, strictosidines, uncarine A thru F, and vaccenic acid.
Zinc The role of zinc in human health and functioning has primarily focused on dietary supplementation for the promotion of health and disease prevention. Aside from dietary zinc supplementation, zinc has been studied for therapeutic use in the common cold, atopic eczema, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, degenerative retinal lesions, age-related macular degeneration, inflammatory bowel disease, and various other disorders.
Bilberry Bilberry contains a range of vital nutrients including vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral treasure present in bilberry comprises of copper, chromium, manganese, zinc and iron. Bilberry is a rich provider of alkaloids, carbonic acids and a number of phenolic components such as quercitin, anthocyanins, tannins, pectin and catechins.
Magnesium Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids and laxatives). Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.
Cancer Bush The use of medicinal preparations from the leaves has been recorded for the following conditions: Cancer, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Diabetes (type 2) Edema, High fever, Gastric ailments, Heartburn, Hot flushes, Hypertension, Influenza, ME, Peptic ulcer, Rheumatism, Rheumatoid arthritis, Viral hepatitis, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Wasting from cancer, TB and AIDS and Mental depression and Lupus, Hemorrhoids/Piles and Clamidia.
Echinacea It contains alkylamides (major components), wich act like a powerful natural shield, while improving blood circulation. It also contains phenolic compounds and complex polysaccharides, as well as indolizidine alkalioids, long-chain fatty acids, and very specific essential oil. It's a medicinal plant extremely rich in natural antibiotics.
Gingko Its primary properties are considered to be antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, circulatory stimulant, expectorant, kidney tonic, rejuvenative, and sedative. Ginkgo's most powerful effect is on the circulatory system. Ginkgo flavnoids directly dilate the smallest segment of the circulating system, the micro capillaries, which increase blood circulation and oxygen levels in the body. This is one of the main reasons it is so effective in certain ailments. Ginkgo also contains constituents that inhibit platelet activity factor (PAF), which is a common allergen in the body. Physical stress, and poor diet can over stimulate PAF production; in other words blood clotting. Platelets become excessively sticky causing them to cling to the blood vessel wall or to each other. The clot may stay attached to the vessel or break loose and float around the bloodstream until it encounters a vessel that it can not pass through. Blood clotting can be responsible for a large variety of devastating diseases. Ginkgo acts similar to Aspirin in the way that it thins the blood and reduces stickiness.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Head Lice
What are head lice?

Head lice are small, wingless, blood-sucking insects. They live in the hair on your head and feed off the blood from your scalp. A louse (a single adult) is about the size of a sesame seed. A nit (louse egg) is about the size of a flake of dandruff.

Causes

Head lice are contagious. You can become infected with head lice when the insects crawl onto your head. Ways you might get head lice include:

  • touching your head to an infected person's head
  • sharing the personal items of someone with head lice
  • using a fabric item after an infected person

Lice can be transferred by brushes, combs, barrettes, headbands, headphones, and hats. They can also live for a time on upholstered furniture, bedding, towels, or clothing.

Symptoms

Symptoms of head lice include:

  • extreme scalp itchiness.
  • feeling like something is crawling on your scalp.
  • sores on your scalp from scratching.
How is head lice diagnosed?

You or your healthcare provider can diagnose head lice by:

  • checking your hair, close to the scalp, for lice
  • checking your hair, close to the scalp, for nits
  • running a fine-toothed lice comb through your hair, starting from the scalp, to catch lice and nits

You can differentiate between nits and dandruff flakes by seeing if white flakes stick to hair. If they do, they're probably nits. Dandruff is easy to remove. Head lice are contagious. If one person in your household has them, others may too. It's a good idea to check everyone for signs of lice every few days.

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Treatments

There are several head lice treatments available. Most treatments will need to be used twice. The second treatment, after a week to nine days, will kill any newly hatched nits.

(see next page for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Shampoo Rid It is left on the hair for 10 minutes and then rinsed out. A second treatment is needed 9 days after the first to kill newly hatched lice.
Permethrin Crème rinse 1%. Nix), Fibric acid derivatives, statins (HMG-CoA, reductace inhibitors), bile acid sequestrants, and nicotinic acid. It kills lice and their eggs for 2 weeks or more after it has been rinsed off.
Prescription. Benzyl alcohol 5% (Ulesfia).

Malathion lotion (Ovide).
It is applied to the hair on the head, left on for 10 minutes, and then rinsed off. It is applied to hair on the head, left on for 8 to 12 hours, then rinsed off. If lice are still present 7 to 9 days later, a second treatment must be done.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Lice Shampoo and comb (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa 3%, Kakiebos 10%, Citronella 5 % Base Shampoo 82%: Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl, Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Polysorbate-20; PEG-7 Clyceryl Cocoate; Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sugar Soap, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum, CI17200. Removes lice and acts as lice repellent. Strengthens and stimulates hair growth. The shampoo improves the condition of the scalp. As a preventative measure, wash hair with Moringa4Africa lice shampoo, once a week. Vitamin B6, biotin, inositol, folic acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. (see note)
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DIRECTIONS: To treat head lice, wash hair and leave on for 5 minutes. Rinse well and use comb to remove eggs and dead lice. To prevent lice from investing, wash hair once a week a normal shampoo.
IDENTIFICATION: Color less Shampoo and comb.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

Hair loss occurs when the diet is inadequate in the B vitamins - especially B6, biotin, inositol and folic acid. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that stimulates the scalp by increasing blood circulation. An increase in blood circulation makes more nutrients available to the hair follicles so they can grow stronger and healthier hair. Vitamin C aids in improving scalp circulation. It is important to maintain capillaries that carry blood to the follicles. Moringa contains these nutrients needed for the healthy hair.

  • Trichotion DHT Inhibitor – The expert advantage. Hair loss & stimulates Healthier Growth
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Overweight and Obesity
What are overweight and obesity?

The terms "overweight" and "obesity" refer to body weight that's greater than what is considered healthy for a certain height. The most useful measure of overweight and obesity is body mass index (BMI). BMI is calculated from your height and weight.

Overview

Millions of people worldwide are overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese puts you at risk for many health problems. The more body fat that you have and the more you weigh, the more likely you are to develop:

  • Coronary heart disease.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Type 2 diabetes.
  • Gallstones.
  • Breathing problems.
  • Certain cancers.

Your weight is the result of many factors. These factors include environment, family history and genetics, metabolism (the way your body changes food and oxygen into energy), behavior or habits, and more.
You can't change some factors, such as family history. However, you can change other factors, such as your lifestyle habits.
For example, follow a healthy eating plan and keep your calorie needs in mind. Be physically active and try to limit the amount of time that you're inactive.
Weight-loss medicines and surgery also are options for some people if lifestyle changes aren't enough.

Outlook

Reaching and staying at a healthy weight is a long-term challenge for people who are overweight or obese. But it also is a chance to lower your risk for other serious health problems. With the right treatment and motivation, it's possible to lose weight and lower your long-term disease risk.

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CAUSES
Lack of Energy Balance

A lack of energy balance most often causes overweight and obesity. Energy balance means that your energy IN equals your energy OUT.
Energy IN is the amount of energy or calories you get from food and drinks. Energy OUT is the amount of energy your body uses for things like breathing, digesting, and being physically active.
To maintain a healthy weight, your energy IN and OUT don't have to balance exactly every day. It's the balance over time that helps you maintain a healthy weight.

  • The same amount of energy IN and energy OUT over time = weight stays the same
  • More energy IN than energy OUT over time = weight gain
  • More energy OUT than energy IN over time = weight loss

Overweight and obesity happen over time when you take in more calories than you use.

Other Causes

An Inactive Lifestyle Many people aren't very physically active. One reason for this is that many people spend hours in front of TVs and computers doing work, schoolwork, and leisure activities. In fact, more than 2 hours a day of regular TV viewing time has been linked to overweight and obesity.
Other reasons for not being active include: relying on cars instead of walking, fewer physical demands at work or at home because of modern technology and conveniences, and lack of physical education classes in schools.
People who are inactive are more likely to gain weight because they don't burn the calories that they take in from food and drinks. An inactive lifestyle also raises your risk for coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, colon cancer, and other health problems.
Environment Our environment doesn't support healthy lifestyle habits; in fact, it encourages obesity. Some reasons include:

  • Lack of neighborhood sidewalks and safe places for recreation. Not having area parks, trails, sidewalks, and affordable gyms makes it hard for people to be physically active.
  • Work schedules. People often say that they don't have time to be physically active because of long work hours and time spent commuting.
  • Oversized food portions. People are exposed to huge food portions in restaurants, fast food places, gas stations, movie theaters, supermarkets, and even at home. Some of these meals and snacks can feed two or more people. Eating large portions means too much energy IN. Over time, this will cause weight gain if it isn't balanced with physical activity.
  • Lack of access to healthy foods. Some people don't live in neighborhoods that have supermarkets that sell healthy foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Or, for some people, these healthy foods are too costly.
  • Food advertising. People are surrounded by ads from food companies. Often children are the targets of advertising for high-calorie, high-fat snacks and sugary drinks. The goal of these ads is to sway people to buy these high-calorie foods, and often they do.

Genes and Family History Studies of identical twins who have been raised apart show that genes have a strong influence on a person's weight. Overweight and obesity tend to run in families. Your chances of being overweight are greater if one or both of your parents are overweight or obese.
Your genes also may affect the amount of fat you store in your body and where on your body you carry the extra fat. Because families also share food and physical activity habits, a link exists between genes and the environment.
Children adopt the habits of their parents. A child who has overweight parents who eat high-calorie foods and are inactive will likely become overweight too. However, if the family adopts healthy food and physical activity habits, the child's chance of being overweight or obese is reduced.
Health Conditions Some hormone problems may cause overweight and obesity, such as underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), Cushing's syndrome, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Underactive thyroid is a condition in which the thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone. Lack of thyroid hormone will slow down your metabolism and cause weight gain. You'll also feel tired and weak.
Cushing's syndrome is a condition in which the body's adrenal glands make too much of the hormone cortisol. Cushing's syndrome also can develop if a person takes high doses of certain medicines, such as prednisone, for long periods.
People who have Cushing's syndrome gain weight, have upper-body obesity, a rounded face, fat around the neck, and thin arms and legs.
PCOS is a condition that affects about 5–10 percent of women of childbearing age. Women who have PCOS often are obese, have excess hair growth, and have reproductive problems and other health issues. These problems are caused by high levels of hormones called androgens.
Medicines Certain medicines may cause you to gain weight. These medicines include some corticosteroids, antidepressants, and seizure medicines.
These medicines can slow the rate at which your body burns calories, increase your appetite, or cause your body to hold on to extra water. All of these factors can lead to weight gain.
Emotional Factors Some people eat more than usual when they're bored, angry, or stressed. Over time, overeating will lead to weight gain and may cause overweight or obesity.
Smoking Some people gain weight when they stop smoking. One reason is that food often tastes and smells better after quitting smoking.
Another reason is because nicotine raises the rate at which your body burns calories, so you burn fewer calories when you stop smoking. However, smoking is a serious health risk, and quitting is more important than possible weight gain.
Age As you get older, you tend to lose muscle, especially if you're less active. Muscle loss can slow down the rate at which your body burns calories. If you don't reduce your calorie intake as you get older, you may gain weight.
Midlife weight gain in women is mainly due to aging and lifestyle, but menopause also plays a role. Many women gain about 5 pounds during menopause and have more fat around the waist than they did before.
Pregnancy During pregnancy, women gain weight to support their babies' growth and development. After giving birth, some women find it hard to lose the weight. This may lead to overweight or obesity, especially after a few pregnancies.
Lack of Sleep Research shows that lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity. For example, one study of teenagers showed that with each hour of sleep lost, the odds of becoming obese went up. Lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity in other age groups as well.
People who sleep fewer hours also seem to prefer eating foods that are higher in calories and carbohydrates, which can lead to overeating, weight gain, and obesity.
Sleep helps maintain a healthy balance of the hormones that make you feel hungry (ghrelin) or full (leptin). When you don't get enough sleep, your level of ghrelin goes up and your level of leptin goes down. This makes you feel hungrier than when you're well-rested. Sleep also affects how your body reacts to insulin, the hormone that controls your blood glucose (sugar) level. Lack of sleep results in a higher than normal blood sugar level, which may increase your risk for diabetes.

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TREATMENT

(see below for conventional vs. alternative treatments).

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral Xenical,
Alli (orlistat),
Contrave,
Xenical,
Superenza,
Qsymia,
Meridia,
Diethylpropion,
Didrex,
Desoxyn,
Adipex-P,
Belviq, Bontril SR
Lipase inhibitor; prescription form of Alli (OTC); higher dose than Alli, inhibits fat absorption in the intestine. Lipase inhibitor; nonprescription (OTC) product that inhibits fat absorption in the intestine. Increases metabolism, suppresses appetite, affects central reward centre (proposed mechanism). Inhibits fat absorption in the intestine. Appetite suppressant; anorectic. Combination appetite suppressant-anorectic; exact action of topiramate on weight loss is not known. Anorectic; withdrawn from US market in 2010 due to increased heart risk. Appetite suppressant; anorectic. Appetite suppressant; anorectic. Appetite suppressant; use cautiously if prescribed for weight loss due to high potential for abuse, illegal distribution. Appetite suppressant; anorectic. Selective serotonin 2C receptor agonist; promotes a feeling of fullness.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Turbo Slim Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa 30mg,
Beta Carotene 40mg,
Calcium D-Panthotherate20mg,
Cayenne 5mg,
Chloline Bitrate 8mg,
Chromium 13mg,
Copper 1mg,
Creatine 20mg,
Hoodia 50mg,
Garcinia Cambogia 85mg,
L-Carnitine 33mg,
L-Tyrosine 150mg,
Magnesium Oxide 10mg,
Mustard seed Powder 8mg,
Niacin 8mg,
Potassium Citate 8mg,
Pyridoxine HCL 10mg.
Nourishes and regulates the thyroid's function. Stimulates the adrenal glands. The combination of herbs is rich in calcium, vitamins and nutrients. Assists the body to in the breakdown of fat. It helps to maintains normal blood sugar levels. The amino acid aids the body to break down protein, fat and carbohydrates. Speeds up the metabolism. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
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DIRECTIONS: Take 1 capsule 1 hour before meals. (Extremely effective with a low Carbohydrates Diet).
IDENTIFICATION: 90 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Turbo Slim Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Beta Carotene The human body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A (retinol) - beta-carotene is a precursor of vitamin A. We need vitamin A for healthy skin and mucus membranes, our immune system, and good eye health and vision. Beta-carotene, like all carotenoids, is an antioxidant. An antioxidant is a substance that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules; it protects the body from free radicals. Free radicals damage cells through oxidation. Eventually, the damage caused by free radicals can cause several chronic illnesses.
Calcium D-Panthotherate It is a synthetic substance made from panothenic acid and sold as Vitamin B-5 supplements. Vitamin B-5 is one of the eight B Vitamins and an essential nutrient your body uses to create energy and break down carbohydrates and fats.
Cayenne Cayenne supplements help with weight management by increasing insulin sensitivity, fat burning and energy production and decreasing hunger and food intake. Its fat-burning benefits make cayenne particularly helpful for getting the most out of a low-carbohydrate diet.
Chloline Bitrate Using Choline to lose weight is a proven, effective technique. While it may not be the strongest weight loss supplement on the market, the natural mechanism of action that this nutrient uses means that it comes with none of the side effects typical of diet pills. Choline promotes a faster rate of lipolysis meaning that you burn more fat than you would at your typical metabolic rate. It does this by promoting the transportation of dietary fats throughout the body to your cells so they are promptly burned for energy. This can help to prevent future weight gain while also contributing to steady and reliable weight.
Chromium Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin, a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body.
Copper Virtually every cell in the body utilises copper and, together with iron and zinc, copper makes up the trio of minerals essential to our well-being. Copper is vital to the health of the body from foetal development right through to old age. Quite simply, without copper our brains, nervous systems and cardiovascular systems could not function normally.
Creatine Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver that helps supply energy to cells all over the body - particularly muscle cells. It is made out of three amino acids: L-arginine, glycine, and L-methionine.
Hoodia P57 is a plant based product for the treatment of obesity which is now in clinical development. The products was licensed to Phiza Inc in 998 in a global licensing agreement. The cactus from which P57 was derived from the Hoodia Gardoni cactus plant species.
Garcinia Cambogia The active ingredient in the fruit's rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.
L-Carnitine Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized ("burned") to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation. Given these key functions, carnitine is concentrated in tissues like skeletal and cardiac muscle that utilize fatty acids as a dietary fuel.
L-Tyrosine Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid the body makes from another amino acid called phenylalanine. It is a building block for several important brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, including epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Neurotransmitters help nerve cells communicate and influence mood. Tyrosine also helps produce melanin, the pigment responsible for hair and skin color. It helps in the function of organs responsible for making and regulating hormones, including the adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary glands. It is involved in the structure of almost every protein.
Magnesium Oxide This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well-balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), a poor diet, alcoholism, or other medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea/vomiting, stomach/intestinal absorption problems, poorly controlled diabetes). (MgO), or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium (see also oxide). It has an empirical formula of MgO and consists of a lattice of Mg2+ ions and O2− ions held together by ionic bonding.
Mustard seed Powder Mustard seeds are an excellent source of essential B-complex vitamins such as folates, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pyridoxine (vitaminB-6), pantothenic acid. These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish. These B-complex groups of vitamins help in enzyme synthesis, nervous system function and regulating body metabolism.
Niacin Niacin and other B vitamins help your body produce energy from the foods you eat. Getting too little niacin may drain your energy, making it difficult to burn more calories than you eat -- an essential component of successful weight loss. Furthermore, many niacin-rich foods help with weight loss because they provide other nutrients, such as protein and fiber, that aid in healthy weight management.
Potassium Citate Potassium is an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that regulates the balance of fluids in the body. Potassium citrate is a potassium salt of citric acid. It is a crystalline powder with a slightly salty taste. It is involved in nerve function, muscle control and blood pressure. Potassium is an essential health nutrient that is good for lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of kidney stones, increasing bone-beneficial calcium and reducing the risk of stroke.
Pyridoxine HCL Pyridoxine is one form of vitamin B6. Its hydrochloride salt pyridoxine hydrochloride is used as vitamin B6 dietary supplement.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Migraine
What is Migraine?

A migraine is a severe, painful headache that is often preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The excruciating pain that migraines bring can last for hours or even days.

Symptoms

Symptoms of migraine can occur a while before the headache, immediately before the headache, during the headache and after the headache. Although not all migraines are the same, typical symptoms include:

  • Moderate to severe pain, usually confined to one side of the head, but switching in successive migraines
  • Pulsing and throbbing head pain
  • Increasing pain during physical activity
  • Inability to perform regular activities due to pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound.
Complications

Sometimes your efforts to control your pain cause problems.

  • Abdominal problems. Certain pain relievers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), may cause abdominal pain, bleeding, ulcers and other complications, especially if taken in large doses or for a long period of time.
  • Medication-overuse headaches. If you take over-the-counter or prescription headache medications more than 10 days a month for three months, or in high doses, you may be setting yourself up for a serious complication known as medication-overuse headaches.
    Medication-overuse headaches occur when medications not only stop relieving pain but also cause headaches. You then use more pain medication, which continues the cycle.
  • Serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when your body has too much serotonin, which is a chemical found in your nervous system. It may occur if you take migraine medications called triptans and antidepressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

    These medications naturally raise serotonin levels. When combined, they cause increased serotonin levels in your system, more than if you were taking one of these medications.

    Triptans include medications such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig). Some common SSRIs include sertraline (Zoloft), fluoxetine (Sarafem, Prozac) and paroxetine (Paxil). SNRIs include duloxetine (Cymbalta) and venlafaxine (Effexor XR).
    Also, some people experience complications from migraines such as:
  • Chronic migraine. If your migraine lasted for 15 or more days a month for more than three months, you had a chronic migraine.
  • Status migrainosus. People with this complication have migraine attacks that last for more than three days.
  • Persistent aura without infarction. Usually an aura goes away after the migraine attack. However, some people have an aura that lasts for more than one week after a migraine attack has finished. A prolonged aura may have similar symptoms to bleeding in the brain (stroke). In this condition, though, you have a prolonged aura without signs of bleeding in the brain or other problems.
  • Migrainous infarction. Some people who have a migraine with aura may have aura symptoms that last longer than one hour. This can be a sign of bleeding in the brain (stroke). If you have a migraine with aura, and your aura symptoms last longer than one hour, you should have it evaluated. Doctors can conduct neuroimaging tests to determine if you have bleeding in the brain.
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Your doctor can prescribe a number of stronger pain killers, and other medicines that may help to stop a migraine attack. Anti-sickness (anti-nausea or anti-emetic) drugs taken several minutes before an analgesic can help to reduce nausea and speed up the action of the pain killer.

(see below for conventional vs. alternative treatments).

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Dissolving tablets Triptans. Relieve from the symptoms of migraine in around half an hour.
Injection Triptans. Relieve from the symptoms of migraine in around half an hour.
Oral - Commonly prescribed anti-emetics.

Stronger analgesics.

Severe migraines.
Domperidone and metoclopramide. Naproxen,

Diclofenac sodium and tolfenamic acid.

Almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan and zolmitriptan.
Relieves pain.

Relieves pain.

Relieves pain.

Relieves pain.

Relieves pain.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Migro Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa(100mg),
Bentony (60mg),
Cayenne(50mg),
Feverfew(60mg),
Gingko Biloba (50mg),
Lavender ( 60mg),
Rosemary ( 60mg) and Skullcap( 60mg).
Used for most types of headaches and migraine. Relives pain. Strengthens the nervous system. Improves blood circulation. Relaxes the muscles. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Migro Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Bentony Like most mint family plants, it possesses both stimulating and relaxant properties. This may seem contradictory, but only if we make the false assumption that stimulation and relaxation exist at opposing ends of a spectrum. In truth, the stimulation is of the circulation of the body's vital energy, and the relaxation is of the resistance to that circulation. So we see that these principles are not at odds, but rather work towards the same end and enhance each other's ability to reach it. Betony clearly relaxes tension in the head: the tension of muscles, of blood vessels, of thoughts and of emotions. It doesn't simply act physically, but seems to change the way we process energy in the both head and mind in a manner that resolves the conditions of tension and congestion that prevent the free and relaxed flow of the vital force.
Cayenne The active ingredient in cayenne peppers, capsaicin, is believed to bring headache relief by depleting Substance P, a neurotransmitter that helps send pain signals.
Feverfew The plant has been used to treat arthritis, asthma, constipation, dermatitis, earache, fever, headache, inflammatory conditions, insect bites, labor, menstrual disorders, potential miscarriage, psoriasis, spasms, stomachache, swelling, tinnitus, toothache, vertigo, and worms. Feverfew also has been used to induce abortions, as an insecticide, and to treat coughs and colds. Traditionally, the herb has been used to reduce fevers, from which its common name is derived.
Gingko Biloba Its primary properties are considered to be antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, circulatory stimulant, expectorant, kidney tonic, rejuvenative, and sedative. Ginkgo's most powerful effect is on the circulatory system. Ginkgo flavnoids directly dilate the smallest segment of the circulating system, the micro capillaries, which increase blood circulation and oxygen levels in the body. This is one of the main reasons it is so effective in certain ailments. Ginkgo also contains constituents that inhibit platelet activity factor (PAF), which is a common allergen in the body. Physical stress, and poor diet can over stimulate PAF production; in other words blood clotting. Platelets become excessively sticky causing them to cling to the blood vessel wall or to each other. The clot may stay attached to the vessel or break loose and float around the bloodstream until it encounters a vessel that it can not pass through. Blood clotting can be responsible for a large variety of devastating diseases. Ginkgo acts similar to Aspirin in the way that it thins the blood and reduces stickiness.
Lavender It has analgesic (pain-killing) properties, nervine properties (calming nerves), sedative properties for mood and anxiety disorders, and spasmolytic reduction properties (relieving spasms or convulsions) in addition to being antihypertensive (dilates blood vessels).
Rosemary It is a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin B6.
Skillcap In contemporary practice, both common skullcap and Chinese skullcap are used as remedies for anxiety, nervous tension, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), insomnia, stress headaches, muscle spasms, seizures, and epilepsy. In addition, each herb is used for a variety of other conditions, and even in these conditions they are used differently.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Sinus infection
What is sinus infection?

The air filled spaces present around the nasal cavity and in the front, in between and behind your eyes are called as sinuses. These spaces can get infected by microorganisms or develop inflammation due to an allergy. This causes them to get blocked with fluid (mucus) and germs, leading to an infection.

Types of sinus infections:

There are different types of sinus infections based on their occurrence.
These include:

Acute sinusitis:
The sudden appearance of symptoms such as runny nose, congestion, facial pain that lasts for about 4 weeks or less is called as acute sinusitis.
Subacute sinusitis:
The infection that lasts for at least 4 to 8 weeks is termed as subacute sinusitis.
Chronic sinusitis:
It's a long term infection and the symptoms linger for more than 8 weeks.
Recurrent sinusitis:
This is a type of chronic infection that can recur several times in a year.
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process.
When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself.
Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body's response to it.

CAUSES

The sinus lining which traps microorganisms get inflamed when infected. Acute infection is usually caused by bacteria (S. pneumonia), viruses and allergens that you are sensitive to. The Staph group of bacteria and fungi are mainly responsible for chronic sinus infection.

Risks

The risk factors for sinus infection include:

  • Weak immune system.
  • Nasal infection.
  • Structural abnormalities in the nasal duct.
  • Taking immunosuppressant drugs.
Symptoms

  • Sinus headache, especially in the forehead and behind the ears.
  • Facial pain.
  • Swelling and redness in the face.
  • Cough, congestion in chest and nose.
  • Yellowish green nasal discharge.
  • Foul smelling breath.
  • Loss of smell and taste.
  • Fever (optional).
  • Pain in gum and toothache (optional).
  • Tiredness due to general illness.
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TREATMENT

Bacterial infection of the sinuses is suspected when facial pain, nasal discharge resembling pus, and symptoms persist for longer than a week and are not responding to OTC nasal medications. Acute sinus infection from bacteria is usually treated with antibiotic therapy aimed at treating the most common bacteria known to cause sinus infection, since it is unusual to be able to get a reliable culture without aspirating the sinuses.

(see below for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral - Avelox,
Azithromycin,
Augmentin,
Zmax,
Avelox ABC Pack,
Cefprozil,
Ampicillin
and Erythromycin.
These are a common medications used to treat or reduce the symptoms of Sinus Infection Sinusitis.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Sinus Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa(80mg),
Bilberry (60mg),
Cayenne (50mg),
Echinachea (55mg),
Elderberry (65mg),
Eyebright (55mg),
Goldenrod (40mg),
Goldenseal (60mg),
Mullein (70mg) and
Peppermint(65mg).
Relieves congestion in the sinus area. Loosens phlegm and aids in the removal of excess mucous. Useful for most problems associated with the upper respiratory system. Stimulates white blood cells. Guards against infections. Keeps viruses from multiplying. It's anti-irritant, anti-biotic and anti-inflammatory properties kill's bacterial and viral infections. Unblocks inflamed membranes of the nose and throat. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Sinus Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa leaf powder Moringa leaf powder provides a substantial amount of most people's calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa leaf powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa leaf powder provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Moringa is used for "tired blood" (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Bilberry Bilberry contains a range of vital nutrients including vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral treasure present in bilberry comprises of copper, chromium, manganese, zinc and iron. Bilberry is a rich provider of alkaloids, carbonic acids and a number of phenolic components such as quercitin, anthocyanins, tannins, pectin and catechins.
Cayenne Cayenne pepper is native to Central America and is a popular spice used in fiery Latin American dishes. The active component of cayenne pepper is a compound in its fruit called capsaicin, which gives the pepper its fiery taste. People use capsaicin as a pain inhibitor and it might help to reduce nasal congestion. Dr. Edward Group, writing in June 2010 for the Global Healing Center website, reported that the health benefits of cayenne pepper include its ability to break up and help drain congested mucus, its ability to lessen the body's perception of pain, its anti-inflammatory properties and possible use in the prevention of allergies, its use in detox to help stimulate circulation and promote sweating, and as an antibacterial agent, all of which may be helpful in preventing or relieving the symptoms of sinusitis.
Echinachea It contains alkylamides (major components), wich act like a powerful natural shield, while improving blood circulation. It also contains phenolic compounds and complex polysaccharides, as well as indolizidine alkalioids, long-chain fatty acids, and very specific essential oil. It's a medicinal plant extremely rich in natural antibiotics.
Elderberry Elderberries contain organic pigments, tannin, amino acids, carotenoids, flavonoids, sugar, rutin, viburnic acid, vitaman A and B and a large amount of vitamin C. They are also mildly laxative, a diuretic, and diaphoretic. Flavonoids, including quercetin, are believed to account for the therapeutic actions of the elderberry flowers and berries. According to test tube studies2 these flavonoids include anthocyanins that are powerful antioxidants and protect cells against damage.
Eyebright Due to its herbal compounds Eyebright is considered a great remedy for treating allergies and respiratory discomfort. The natural astringent-tannins in the herb may help reduce the mucus discharge during colds and flu by tightening the mucous membranes. Flavonoids and defensive compounds in Eyebright may also help in treating seasonal allergies, coughs, cold, chest congestion and stuffy nose.
Goldenrod The leaves and flowers are the most helpful part of the plant to use when treating upper-body imbalances such as mouth abscesses, sore throat, scrofula, nasal congestion, cough or asthma. Goldenrod is used as a digestive bitter and bitter it is. This bitter quality is present due to the tannins and the astringent action which tightens tissues making it especially useful for drying up mucus discharge from the sinuses during allergy season.
Goldenseal Herbalists widely recommend golden seal for many kinds of infections, inflammations and irritations of the mucous membranes.
Mullein Mullein breaks up mucous in the nose and throat. It makes mucous more liquid to make it easier to expel from the body. Mullein works as both as an expectorant, both by relaxing the bronchial passages to relieve coughing, and by stimulating the expulsion of mucous form the lungs.
Peppermint Peppermint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and bile ducts, upset stomach, diarrhea, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and gas.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Diabetes
What is diabetes?

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is classed as a metabolism disorder. Metabolism refers to the way our bodies use digested food for energy and growth. Most of what we eat is broken down into glucose. Glucose is a form of sugar in the blood - it is the principal source of fuel for our bodies. When our food is digested, the glucose makes its way into our bloodstream. Our cells use the glucose for energy and growth. However, glucose cannot enter our cells without insulin being present - insulin makes it possible for our cells to take in the glucose. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas. After eating, the pancreas automatically releases an adequate quantity of insulin to move the glucose present in our blood into the cells, as soon as glucose enters the cells blood-glucose levels drop. A person with diabetes has a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the blood is too elevated (hyperglycemia). This is because the body either does not produce enough insulin, produces no insulin, or has cells that do not respond properly to the insulin the pancreas produces. This results in too much glucose building up in the blood. This excess blood glucose eventually passes out of the body in urine. So, even though the blood has plenty of glucose, the cells are not getting it for their essential energy and growth requirements.

There are three types of diabetes:
  1. Type 1 Diabetes
    The body does not produce insulin. Some people may refer to this type as insulin-dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes, or early-onset diabetes. People usually develop type 1 diabetes before their 40th year, often in early adulthood or teenage years.
    Type 1 diabetes is nowhere near as common as type 2 diabetes. Approximately 10% of all diabetes cases are type 1.
    Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life. They must also ensure proper blood-glucose levels by carrying out regular blood tests and following a special diet.
    Between 2001 and 2009, the prevalence of type 1 diabetes among the under 20s in the USA rose 23%, according to SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth data issued by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
  2. Type 2 Diabetes
    The body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance).
    Approximately 90% of all cases of diabetes worldwide are of this type.
    Some people may be able to control their type 2 diabetes symptoms by losing weight, following a healthy diet, doing plenty of exercise, and monitoring their blood glucose levels. However, type 2 diabetes is typically a progressive disease - it gradually gets worse - and the patient will probably end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form.
    Overweight and obese people have a much higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those with a healthy body weight. People with a lot of visceral fat, also known as central obesity, belly fat, or abdominal obesity, are especially at risk. Being overweight/obese causes the body to release chemicals that can destabilize the body's cardiovascular and metabolic systems.
    Being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Drinking just one can of (non-diet) soda per day can raise our risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 22%, researchers from Imperial College London reported in the journal Diabetologia. The scientists believe that the impact of sugary soft drinks on diabetes risk may be a direct one, rather than simply an influence on body weight.
    The risk of developing type 2 diabetes is also greater as we get older. Experts are not completely sure why, but say that as we age we tend to put on weight and become less physically active. Those with a close relative who had/had type 2 diabetes, people of Middle Eastern, African, or South Asian descent also have a higher risk of developing the disease.
    Men whose testosterone levels are low have been found to have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, say that low testosterone levels are linked to insulin resistance.
  3. Gestational Diabetes
    This type affects females during pregnancy. Some women have very high levels of glucose in their blood, and their bodies are unable to produce enough insulin to transport all of the glucose into their cells, resulting in progressively rising levels of glucose.
    Diagnosis of gestational diabetes is made during pregnancy.
    The majority of gestational diabetes patients can control their diabetes with exercise and diet. Between 10% to 20% of them will need to take some kind of blood-glucose-controlling medications. Undiagnosed or uncontrolled gestational diabetes can raise the risk of complications during childbirth. The baby may be bigger than he/she should be.
    Scientists from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University found that women whose diets before becoming pregnant were high in animal fat and cholesterol had a higher risk for gestational diabetes, compared to their counterparts whose diets were low in cholesterol and animal fats.
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Symptoms

In most cases symptoms develop gradually over time or there are no clear symptoms. However, in some cases symptoms appear rapidly and are usually then quite severe.

Symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Frequent Urination:
    Diabetes causes excess glucose (sugar) to build up in the blood. This results in the kidneys having to work harder to filter and absorb the excessive amount of glucose . If the kidneys cannot keep pace with processing the glucose being built up, the excess glucose as well as fluids drawn from your body tissue is excreted through urination . This causes more frequent urination than normal.
  • Increased Thirst:
    The above mentioned process leads to the body being dehydrated, thus causing a constant thirst. When more fluid is taken in to satisfy the thirst, it adds to the frequent urination.
  • Dry mouth:
    This is a symptom of the above mentioned dehydration where there is a lack of moisture in the mouth.
  • Fatigue:
    Fatigue is when a person feels very tired and physically weak. This is due to more than one factor. Factors include the constant urination and subsequent dehydration as well as the body's inability to operate as it should due to it not being to use sugar properly to produce energy.
  • Unexplained weight loss:
    Diabetes sufferers might be losing weight despite the fact that they are constantly eating. This results in weight fluctuations where the person is gaining and losing weight the whole time. Weight loss occurs during diabetes as a result of frequent urination as glucose and therefore calories, are lost during urine excretion. Consistent hunger may also be experienced as diabetes keeps the glucose from reaching your cells. The combined effect is possible dramatic weight loss, which is especially the case during type 1 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes sufferers do not tend to lose as much weight. A doctor should be consulted if you lose weight without altering previous eating habits.
  • Blurred vision:
    Blurry vision is often a sign of diabetes. This is due to extended dehydration where high levels of blood sugar draw the fluid from the lenses of the eyes. This results in the eyes not being able to focus properly. If not treated, diabetes can damage the retina and lead to a loss of vision.
  • Headaches:
    Diabetes affects different systems in the body which can cause conditions that result in headaches. Examples of such conditions are: problems relate to eyes, high blood pressure levels, high blood sugar levels, and neuropathy.
  • "Fruity" Breath:
    Cells normally use sugar to produce energy. Because sugar is not absorbed properly into the cells due to the ineffectiveness of insulin, the body uses fat to produce energy instead. A specific type ketone, acetone, causes to breath to have a fruity scent, almost like that of nail polish remover.
  • Increased hunger: (especially after eating)
    Insulin helps in the transportation of glucose to cells. When the cells become resistant to insulin, glucose cannot reach the cells and the cells become deprived of glucose. This causes constant hunger, even directly after a meal.
  • Long healing time for sores, bruises and cuts:
    This is due to high blood sugar levels damaging nerves and retarding blood circulation, especially in the feet and legs.
  • Yeast Infections:
    Diabetes can cause many infections such as: yeast infections, skin infections, urinary infections, or gum and mouth infections. This is due to diabetes damaging the circulatory and nervous systems.
  • Itchy skin:
    This itching is usually felt in the vaginal or groin area. Itching should be reported to your doctor. Causes of Itching can be: infection, dryness, or poor blood circulation. It is not uncommon to experience an itchy feeling in the genital area when high blood sugar levels are present. A tell-tale sign of early diabetes is itching in the lower part of the legs.
  • Irritability:
    This is caused by fluctuation in the blood sugar levels as this can cause mood swings.
  • Numbness or tingling of limbs:
    High blood sugar levels can cause a tingling sensation due to damage caused to the nervous system. This is known as neuropathy. This symptom often only appears after a few years.
  • Erectile dysfunction or impotence:
    Type 2 diabetes can cause sexual related problems which affect the sex drive, cause erectile dysfunction in men, and cause difficulty, discomfort, or pain during sex for women. This is once again due to damaged nervous- or circulatory systems which are important during sexual intercourse.
  • Skin Complications:
    Due to the dehydration skin irritation is very common. Bacterial and fungal infections are a problem among diabetes sufferers. A common one of these is an infection known as "acanthosis nigricans". Symptoms of this is velvet dark skin in bodily creases such as the neck, genitals, and underarms. Notify your doctor if you notice other skin changes such as spots, scaly areas, blisters, bumps, breakouts, and thinning or thickening of the skin.
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Causes

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. It's believed that a combination of genetic predisposition and additional (as yet unidentified) factors provoke the immune system into attacking and killing the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.
Type 2 diabetes is mainly caused by insulin resistance. This means no matter how much or how little insulin is made, the body can't use it as well as it should. As a result, glucose can't be moved from the blood into cells. Over time, the excess sugar in the blood gradually poisons the pancreas causing it to make less insulin and making it even more difficult to keep blood glucose under control.
Obesity is a leading cause of insulin resistance – at least 80% of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight. Genetic factors are also likely to be involved in the cause of type 2 diabetes. A family history of the disease has been shown to increase the chances of getting it.

Other risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes include:

  • acanthosis nigricans
  • being 40 years of age or older
  • blood vessel disease (e.g., damage to blood vessels in the eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart, brain, or arms and legs)
  • First Nation, Hispanic, South Asian, Asian, or African descent
  • giving birth to a large baby
  • high blood pressure
  • high cholesterol
  • a history of gestational diabetes
  • HIV infection
  • mental health disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia)
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • polycystic ovary syndrome
  • pre-diabetes or impaired fasting glucose
  • use of certain medications (e.g., corticosteroids such as prednisone, certain antipsychotic medications, certain antiviral medications for HIV).
Ailments

Problems caused by poorly controlled diabetes:

  • Eye problems: Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, as well as others.
  • Foot problems: Neuropathy, ulcers and diabetes can even cause gangrene which might lead to the feet being amputated.
  • Skin problems: Diabetes sufferers are prone to skin infections and other skin conditions.
  • Heart problems: A common example is ischemic heart disease, which means there is a decrease in the blood supply to the heart.
  • High blood pressure(Hypertension): A person with diabetes will often suffer from high blood pressure which increases the chance of it leading to more ailments such as eye problems and kidney disease.
  • Mental health: When diabetes is not properly managed, it raises the risk of becoming depressed, anxious and developing mental disorders.
  • Loss of hearing: Diabetes often leads to hearing problems.
  • Gum disease: Diabetes leads to an increased chance of developing a gum disease.
  • Gastroparesis: This is when the muscles in the stomach do not function properly.
  • Ketoacidosis: When a combination of ketosis and acidosis takes place. This means there is a buildup of ketone bodies and acidity in the blood.
  • Diabetic Neuropathy: Damage to the nerves caused by the effects of diabetes. This can lead to numerous other problems.
  • Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Non-ketotic Syndrome(HHNS): Blood sugar levels spike dramatically high, and there are no ketone bodies present in the blood or urine. This is an emergency condition.
  • Nephropathy: Kidney disease due to the effects of diabetes on the body.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease: (PAD): Narrow blood vessels restrict the blood supply to the limbs. Symptoms include discomfort in the limbs, tingling and sometimes it causes difficulty in walking.
  • Stroke: If diabetes is not correctly managed, there is a high increase in the risk level of suffering from a stroke.
  • Erectile dysfunction: Male sexual impotence.
  • Infections: Diabetes can lead to various infections if not controlled properly.
  • Healing of wounds: The healing time of wounds is much longer than it should be.
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Treatment

The main objective in the treatment of diabetes is to reduce any increase of blood sugar levels, while not letting the levels become too low either.

  • Type 1 diabetes is treated with insulin, a special diabetic diet and the right exercise.
  • Type 2 diabetes is treated with exercise and a diabetic diet which often includes a weight loss plan. This increases the body's responsiveness to insulin, which then helps control blood sugar levels. If this fails, oral medication is also available to help manage diabetes.

What causes fluctuating blood sugar levels?

Food:
Healthy eating is always the first step to controlling diabetes. It's not only what you eat, but also how much and when you eat that plays a role in the blood sugar levels.
What to do:
Make use of an eating program. Your blood sugar levels are at a peak an hour or two after you have eaten, where after they begin to fall. You can use this pattern to your advantage.
You can control the fluctuations in blood sugar levels by:

  • Eating at the same time every day.
  • Eating several small meals a day or eating healthy snacks regularly between meals.
  • Eating meals that follow a well-balanced diet.

Try to plan for each meal to have the right combination of starches, fruits and vegetables, fats and proteins.
It is very important to ensure that the amount of carbohydrates are similar in your meals as it is a big factor in the rise and fall of blood sugar levels.
Portion size must also be controlled well. Use measuring cups or a scale to determine consistent portion sizes.
It is easy to simplify your eating plan by writing down the portion sizes of type of food you often eat.

Synchronize your meals with your medication.

  • Too little food relative to diabetes medication can cause hypoglycemia – when blood sugar levels drop too low. The opposite counts for too much food, where hyperglycemia is the outcome, which means the blood sugar levels rise too high.

Consult your diabetes health care team to find out exactly how to coordinate your diet and medication effectively.

Exercise:
Getting proper exercise is equally important as following the correct diet. During exercise, the muscles use sugar for energy.
Regular exercise allows the body to respond better to insulin and use it more effectively.
What to do:
Select any kind of exercise that you really enjoy and do this for at least 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week.
If you have not been doing exercise for a while, consult your doctor and let them check the condition of your heart and feet to determine for which level of exercise your body is fit. Your doctor can advise the appropriate balance of cardio and muscle-strengthening exercise.
Exercise according to a schedule. Ask your doctor to help you work out an exercise schedule that is coordinated with your meals and medication times that will maximize the benefit you gain. Also ask your doctor which blood sugar levels are appropriate for you before you start to exercise.
Check your blood sugar levels prior to, during and immediately after exercise. This is especially important if you take insulin or medications that lower blood sugar levels. Be aware of the symptoms of low blood sugar levels, namely: feeling shaky, weak, confused, lightheaded, moody, anxious, fatigued or hungry.
It is important to stay hydrated while exercising since dehydration can have an effect on blood sugar levels. Drink water and not energy drinks as the high sugar contents in sports energy drinks contribute to blood sugar level spikes.
Always have a small snack or glucose pill with you during exercise. This is in case the blood sugar levels drop too low. Always wear a medical identification bracelet when doing exercise.
Adjust your diabetes treatment plan as necessary. In the case of taking insulin, you may need to change your insulin dosage before exercising or wait a couple of hours to exercise after injecting insulin. It is advised to consult a doctor before making changes to the insulin dosage.
Medication:
When exercising and eating correctly are not completely effective at managing the diabetes, medication such as insulin is used to help regulate the blood sugar levels. The effectiveness of these medication types rely on the timing and size of the dosage. Medications that are taken for reasons other than diabetes can also have an effect on the blood sugar levels.
What to do:
Insure that insulin is stored properly. If this is not done or the insulin has expired it will not be as effective as it should be.
If your diabetes medications cause your blood sugar levels to drop too low, the dosage or timing may need to be changed. Consult your doctor if there are such problems.
If you are given a new type of medication, as for cholesterol or blood pressure, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it might have an effect on your blood sugar levels. If so, using an alternative medication is advisable.
Illness:
When you are ill, your body generates hormones which help your body fight the illness, however this can also increase the blood sugar levels. Your blood sugar levels are also affected due to the irregularity of your exercise and eating patterns due to the illness.

What to do:
Work with your health care team to create a sick-day plan. Include:

  • instructions on what medicines to take
  • how often to determine your blood sugar and urine ketone levels
  • how to alter your medicine dosages
  • when to contact your doctor

Keep on taking your diabetes medication. In case you are not able to eat due to nausea or vomiting, contact your doctor. You may need to temporarily stop taking your medication due to the danger of hypoglycemia.
Follow your diabetes diet routine. If possible, eating normally will help control your blood sugar levels. Try and eat food that is easy on your stomach, such as: gelatine, crackers or soup. Drink lots of water or a warm alternative is tea, to make sure you stay hydrated.

Alcohol:
The liver usually secretes stored sugars to balance out dropping blood sugar levels. However, if the liver has to process alcohol, the blood sugar levels may not improve as needed. Alcohol can cause low blood sugar immediately after you drink and for as long as 8 to 12 hours more.
What to do:
If your doctor confirms that your diabetes is under control, an occasional alcoholic beverage with a meal is fine. Too much alcohol can aggravate issues such as eye problems and nerve damage.
Light beer and dry wines have less calories and carbs than other alcoholic beverages. If you favour mixed drinks, go with sugar-free mixers such as: diet soda, diet tonic, club soda or seltzer.
Include the calories from any alcohol you consume in your daily calorie count.
Menstruation and menopause:
Changes in hormone levels the week before and during menstruation can cause considerable fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Also, in the few years leading up to and during menopause, hormone changes may cause unpredictable changes in blood sugar levels that complicate diabetes management.
What to do:
Keep a close record of your blood sugar levels month-to-month. You might be able to anticipate changes related to your menstrual cycle.
Adjust your diabetes treatment plan accordingly. Your doctor may suggest changes in your diet plan, level of activity or diabetes medications to compensate for blood sugar variation. Check blood sugar more often.
Stress:
If you are stressed, it's easy not to stick to your usual diabetes management program. Furthermore, the hormones a person's body secretes in reaction to prolonged stress may prevent insulin from functioning properly.
What to do:
Rate your stress level on a scale of 1 to 10 every time you record your blood sugar level. A pattern may soon appear.
Once you know the effect stress has on your blood sugar level, react to the problem. Learn relaxation methods, prioritize your responsibilities and set boundaries. Whenever possible, avoid common causes of stress.
Learn new ways to deal with stress. Working with a psychologist or clinical social worker may assist you in identifying stressors, solve stressful challenges or learn new coping techniques.
Ask your health care team for assistance and advice.
Diet:
Correct nutrition is critical for anyone suffering from diabetes. Apart from controlling blood sugar levels, a diabetes diet should also help reach and maintain a healthy body weight. It will also help prevent heart and vascular disease, which are common problems of diabetes.
There is no prescribed diet plan for diabetes sufferers. Eating plans are adapted to suit a person's needs, schedules, and eating patterns. A diabetes diet plan must also be coordinated with the intake of insulin and oral diabetes medication.
The general principles of a good diabetes diet are the same for all people. Intake of a range of foodstuff including: whole grains, fruits and veggies, non-fat dairy products, beans, and lean meats (or vegetarian substitutes), poultry and fish is advised to attain a healthy diet.
Use an all-natural medication, like the Moringa4Africa Diabetes Capsules with each and every meal to control blood sugar levels.

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(see page for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral – Acarbose (Precose)
Acetohexamide (Dymelor)
Alogliptin (Nesina)
Bromocriptine mesylate (Cycloset)
Canagliflozin (Invokana)
Blocks enzymes that help digest starches, slowing the rise in blood sugar. It belongs to a group of drugs called "alpha-glucosidase inhibitors." Side effects for these kinds of drugs include stomach upset (gas, diarrhea, nausea, cramps).

Lowers blood sugar by prompting the pancreas to release more insulin. Your doctor may call this type of drug "sulfonylureas." This drug is not used as often as newer sulfonylureas. Side effects for these kinds of drugs include: *Low blood sugar. *Upset stomach. *Skin rash or itching. *Weight gain. Boosts insulin levels when blood sugars are too high, and tells the liver to cut back on making sugars. Your doctor may call this type of drug a "DPP-IV inhibitor."

These drugs do not cause weight gain. You may take them alone or with another drug, like metformin.

This tablet raises the level of dopamine, a brain chemical. It's approved help improve blood sugar control in adults with type 2 diabetes, along with diet and exercise. It's not used to treat type 1 diabetes.

Boosts how much glucose leaves your body in urine, and blocks your kidney from reabsorbing glucose. Your doctor may call this type of drug a "SGLT2 inhibitor." Side effects can include: *Vaginal yeast infections. *Urinary tract infections. * Dizziness, fainting.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Diabetes Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa(100mg),
Alfalfa(60mg),
Bilberry(70mg),
Buchu(60mg),
Cinnamon(70mg),
Fenugreek(60mg) and Sutherlandia(80mg),
The ingredients are combined to help reduces blood sugar levels. It acts against bloating and water retention. Promotes pancreatic digestive fluid, detoxes the liver and the combination of herbs acts as natural insulin.

Warning: When using this medication in conjunction with your diabetic medication, you need to consult with your doctor, as a reduction of your medication might be necessary to ensure that your blood sugar levels don't drop too low.
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Warning: When using this medication in conjunction with your diabetic medication, you need to consult with your doctor, as a reduction of your medication might be necessary to ensure that your blood sugar levels don't drop to low.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Diabetes Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Alfalfa Alfalfa is an herb. People use the leaves, sprouts, and seeds to make medicine. Alfalfa is used for kidney conditions, bladder and prostate conditions, and to increase urine flow. It is also used for high cholesterol, asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upset stomach, and a bleeding disorder called thrombocytopenic purpura. People also take alfalfa as a source of vitamins A, C, E, and K4; and minerals calcium, potassium, phosphorous, and iron.
Bilberry Bilberry contains a range of vital nutrients including vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral treasure present in bilberry comprises of copper, chromium, manganese, zinc and iron. Bilberry is a rich provider of alkaloids, carbonic acids and a number of phenolic components such as quercitin, anthocyanins, tannins, pectin and catechins.
Buchu Buchu has been used to treat inflammation and kidney and urinary tract infections; as a diuretic and as a stomach tonic. Other uses include carminative action and treatment of cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis and gout. It has also been used for leukorrhea and yeast infections.
Cinnamon Reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes and suggest that the inclusion of cinnamon in the diet of people with type 2 diabetes will reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Fenugreek Fenugreek seeds have been found to contain protein, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, and diosgenin (which is a compound that has properties similar to estrogen). Other active constituents in fenugreek are alkaloids, lysine and L-tryptophan, as well as steroidal saponins (diosgenin, yamogenin, tigogenin, and neotigogenin).
Sutherlandia Sutherlandia frutescens had anti-inflammatory (reduces inflamation), analgesic (is a pain killer) and lowered blood sugar levels. The researchers concluded that the experimental testing lent credence to the traditional medical uses of this plant as a treatment for arthritis and type 2 diabetes.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Magnesium Deficiency
What is magnesium deficiency?

Magnesium deficiency or hypomagnesia (not to be confused with hypomagnesemia) refers to inadequate intake of dietary magnesium or impaired absorption of magnesium, which can result in numerous symptoms and diseases.

Causes

Causes of magnesium deficiency include:

  • Diet
  • alcohol abuse
  • poorly controlled diabetes
  • excessive or chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Phytate or oxalate in the diet may bind magnesium causing it to be eliminated from rather than absorbed in the colon
  • Certain drugs can deplete magnesium levels such as osmotic diuretics, cisplatin, ciclosporin, amphetamines, and possibly proton pump inhibitors
  • Also deficiency may occur in Bartter syndrome and Gitelman syndrome.
Symptoms

Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include:

  • hyperexcitability
  • muscular symptoms (cramps, tremor, fasciculations, spasms, tetany, weakness)
  • fatigue, loss of appetite
  • apathy
  • confusion
  • insomnia
  • irritability
  • poor memory
  • reduced ability to learn

Moderate to severe magnesium deficiency can cause:

  • tingling or numbness
  • heart changes
  • rapid heartbeat
  • continued muscle contractions
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • personality changes
  • delirium
  • hallucinations
  • low calcium levels
  • low serum potassium levels
  • retention of sodium
  • low circulating levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH)
  • and potentially death from heart failure.

Magnesium plays an important role in carbohydrate metabolism and its deficiency may worsen insulin resistance, a condition that often precedes diabetes, or may be a consequence of insulin resistance.

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Treatments

Magnesium deficiency can often be effectively treated with an oral magnesium preparation. Probiotic lactobacilli, and other species of endogenous digestive microflora may play a role in the bioavailability of magnesium as they may affect the breakdown of antagonists such as phytate and oxalate in the diet. Other minerals in the diet, such as calcium and zinc, may interact with phytate and oxalate, reducing magnesium loss. Severe hypomagnesemia is often treated medically with intravenous or intramuscular magnesium sulfate solution, which is completely bio available, and effective.

(see below conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral – Uro-Mag This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Magnesium MGO Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). Moringa(100mg), and Magnesium Oxide( 400mg). Improve bones density and help prevent osteoporosis. Relieves nausea and vomiting. Strengthens the bladder muscles. Raises HDL Cholesterol levels. Alleviates muscle tension. Improves the function of the lungs. Alleviates irritability, fatigue, depression and enema. Prevent the loss of Helper T-Cells in AIDS patients. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
Food Leafy green vegetables, soybeans, raw nuts, and fruit.    
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule Twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Magnesium Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Magnesium Oxide This medication is a mineral supplement used to prevent and treat low amounts of magnesium in the blood. Magnesium is very important for the normal functioning of cells, nerves, muscles, bones, and the heart. Usually, a well-balanced diet provides normal blood levels of magnesium. However, certain situations cause your body to lose magnesium faster than you can replace it from your diet. These situations include treatment with "water pills" (diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide), a poor diet, alcoholism, or other medical conditions (e.g., severe diarrhea/vomiting, stomach/intestinal absorption problems, poorly controlled diabetes). (MgO), or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium (see also oxide). It has an empirical formula of MgO and consists of a lattice of Mg2+ ions and O2− ions held together by ionic bonding.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Nutrition
What is nutrition deficiency?

Most wheat and maize produced are genetically modified to supply an ever increasing demand. It is a fact that G.M. food is deprived most basic nutrients. Think about malnutrition children who has pot bellies but severely skinny limbs. The belly is full but the contents does not have the nutrition to sustain healthy substance digestion. The recommended daily amount (RDA) of nutrients is determined by how much the body needs to maintain overall health. Nutrients can be obtained in only two ways—from eating a proper diet or taking nutritional supplements.
A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body cannot absorb the necessary amount of nutrients for sustainability. More so when nutritional ingredients are manufactured in laboratories and simply exit the body in urine or excrement. The optimal source of vitamins and minerals are found in natural products as it is bio available.
Deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems, such as problems of digestion, skin problems, stunted or defective bone growth, dementia and eventually death.

Types of Nutritional Deficiency

Iron Deficiency
The most widespread nutritional deficiency worldwide is iron deficiency, which can result in anemia. Iron is found in foods such as red meat, dark, leafy greens, and egg yolks. It helps your body make red blood cells. When you're iron-deficient, your body produces a reduced amount of red blood cells. The red blood cells it produces are smaller and paler than healthy blood cells. According to the World Health Organization, over 30 percent of the world's population suffers from this condition. It is prevalent in both developing and industrialized countries (WHO). In fact, iron deficiency anemia affects so many people that it is now widely recognized as a public health epidemic.
Vitamin A Deficiency
According to the WHO, a lack of vitamin A is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children. Pregnant women who are deficient in vitamin A have higher maternal mortality rates as well (WHO). Vitamin A is crucial for eye health and functioning, reproductive health in men and women, and also strengthening the immune system against infections. For newborn babies, the best source of vitamin A is breast milk. For everyone else, it is important to eat plenty of foods that are high in vitamin A, including green-yellow vegetables such as carrots, kale, broccoli, and sweet potatoes, or reddish-yellow fruits like apricots, papaya, and peaches.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency
nother common nutritional deficiency occurs with vitamin B1, also known as thiamine. Thiamine is essential for normal nerve function. Deficiency can lead to nerve and muscle damage and can affect the heart. A prolonged thiamine deficiency is also known as beriberi.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) Deficiency
Another common nutritional deficiency occurs with vitamin B1, also known as thiamine. Thiamine is essential for normal nerve function. Deficiency can lead to nerve and muscle damage and can affect the heart. A prolonged thiamine deficiency is also known as beriberi.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Deficiency
A deficiency of the vitamin B3, or niacin, is often referred to as pellagra. Niacin is found in most proteins. As a result, this condition is rare in meat-eating communities. Symptoms of pellagra include diarrhea, dementia, and skin problems In extreme cases, it can cause sudden death.
Vitamin B9 (Folate) Deficiency
Vitamin B9, often referred to as folate, helps the body create red blood cells and produce DNA, and also aids in brain development and nervous system functioning. Folate is especially important for fetal development, and plays a crucial role in the formation of a developing child's brain and spinal cord. Folate deficiency can lead to severe birth defects, growth problems, or anemia. Folate is found in foods such as beans, citrus fruits, dark, leafy vegetables, and meats such as poultry, pork, and shellfish. According to the National Institutes of Health, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant are encouraged to take up to 400 micrograms of folate each day to prevent serious birth defects (NIH, 2011).
Vitamin D Deficiency
According to the Vitamin D Council, this type of deficiency is a growing global epidemic, affecting more than 50 percent of the population worldwide (VDC, 2012). Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and helps the body maintain the right levels of calcium in order to regulate the development of teeth and bones. A lack of this nutrient can lead to stunted or defective bone growth. Osteoporosis, caused by a lack of calcium and vitamin D, can lead to porous and fragile bones that break very easily. It can often be asymptomatic (without symptoms). The best sources of vitamin D are sun exposure and foods such as cod liver oil, salmon, or dairy products that have been fortified with vitamin D. According to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements, approximately 5-30 minutes of sun exposure twice a week can provide sufficient vitamin D (NIH, 2011).

Calcium Deficiency

Calcium aids in the development of strong bones and teeth, and also helps the heart, nerves, and muscles function properly. A calcium deficiency often shows no immediate symptoms, but can lead to serious health problems over time. Calcium deficiencies are related to low bone mass, weakening of bones due to osteoporosis, convulsions, abnormal heart rhythms, or even death.
The best sources of calcium are dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese; vegetables like kale and broccoli, and calcium-fortified cereals and grains.

Symptoms

The symptoms of a nutritional deficiency depend on which nutrient the body lacks. However deficiencies can cause general symptoms. These include:

  • Pallor (pale skin)
  • fatigue
  • weakness
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual food cravings
  • hair loss
  • periods of lightheadedness
  • constipation
  • sleepiness
  • heart palpitations
  • feeling faint or fainting
  • depression
  • tingling and numbness of the joints
  • menstrual issues (such as missed periods or very heavy cycles)
  • poor concentration

You may display all of these symptoms or only groups of them. Over time, most people adapt to the symptoms. This causes the condition to go undiagnosed. Schedule a check-up with your healthcare provider if you experience prolonged periods of fatigue, weakness, and poor concentration. These symptoms could indicate the beginning of a serious deficiency.

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Treatments

The treatment for a nutritional deficiency depends on the type and the severity of the deficiency. Your doctor will assess the severity of the deficiency and the likelihood of long-term problems caused by the lack of nutrients. He or she may order further testing to identify damage before deciding on a treatment plan. Symptoms usually fade when the correct diet is followed or supplemented—even with permanent conditions.

Dietary Changes

A doctor may advise you on how to change your eating habits in the case of a minor deficiency. For example, anemia sufferers should include more meat, eggs, poultry, vegetables, and cereals. Your doctor may refer you to a dietician if your deficiency is more severe. He or she may recommend keeping a food diary for a number of weeks. When you meet with the dietician, you'll go over the diary and identify changes you should make. Typically, you will meet with the dietician regularly. Eventually, you may have a blood test to confirm that you are no longer nutrient deficient.

The use of botanical and herbal medicines as a complementary approach for the treatment of acne has been steadily increasing, possibly because of the adverse effects associated with the use of chemical medication.

(see below conventional vs. alternative treatments)

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral – Supplements In some cases, a nutritional deficiency may require supplements or a multivitamin. It may also be necessary to take an additional supplement to help with absorption, such as taking calcium and vitamin D together. The frequency and dosage of a supplement will depend on how severe the deficiency is, and will be decided by your doctor or a dietician.
Parental (through the veins or muscles) -   In very severe cases, such as when a nutritional deficiency does not respond to oral medications, it may be necessary for the nutrient to be administered parenterally. This can carry the risk of additional side effects, and usually administered in a hospital. Parenteral iron, for example, can cause chills, backache, dizziness, fever, muscle pain, fainting, and even severe allergic reaction. Once the treatment has been administered, a repeat blood test will be done to confirm that it was successful. It may be necessary to attend the hospital for repeat appointments until the deficiency is resolved.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Pure Powder (see illustration and packaging below). 100% Pure Natural Moringa leaf Powder. A dosage of just two or three spoonfuls of Moringa leaf powder provides a substantial amount of most people's calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa leaf powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa leaf powder provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
Moringa Pure Capsules (see illustration and packaging below). 100% Pure Moringa leaf powder(500mg). Provides a substantial amount of most people's calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – Moringa leaf powder capsules delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means Moringa provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
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DIRECTIONS: Can be sprinkled over food, taken with water, juice or in smoothies.
IDENTIFICATION: Fine green earthy powder.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(See below additional information on Moringa)

Moringa has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.

(see below the RDA for Moringa Leaf powder)

Moringa Oleifera Leaf Powder RDA
Nutrient in Moringa leaves powder %RDA in 25g Moringa leaves powder for children %RDA in 50g Moringa leaves powder for pregnant women
Protein
Calcium
Magnesium
Potassium
Iron
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
42%
125%
61%
41%
71%
310%
22%
21%
84%
54%
22%
94%
162%
9%
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(see below nutrition value of Moringa Leaf powder)

Table of Moringa oleifera leaf nutrient composition and nutrient RDAs* (Trees for Life 2005, The National Academies Press 2002, 2004, 2005)

  Fresh leaves
(value/100g edible portion)
Dried leaves
(value/24g [≈3tbsp] edible portion)
RDA for healthy children age 1-8 years old
Calories 92 cal 49 cal  
Macronutrients      
Protein 6.70 g 6.5 g 13-19g/day
Fat 1.70 g 0.55 g 30-40 g/day
Carbohydrates 12.5 g 9.2 g 130 g/day
Micronutrients      
  Fresh leaves
(value/100g edible portion)
Dried leaves
(value/24g [≈3tbsp] edible portion)
RDA for healthy children age 1-8 years old
Carotene (Vitamin A) 6.78 mg 4.54 mg 300-400 μg/day
Thiamin (B1) 0.06 mg 0.63 mg .5-.6 mg/day
Riboflavin (B2) 0.05 mg 4.92 mg .5-.6 mg/day
Niacin (B3) 0.8 mg 1.97 mg 6-8 mg/day
Vitamin C 220 mg 4.15 mg 15-25 mg/day
Calcium 440 mg 480.72 mg 500-800 mg/day
Copper 0.07 mg 0.14 mg 340-440 mg/day
Fiber 0.90 g 4.61 g 19-25 g/day
Iron 0.85 mg 6.77 mg 7-10 mg/day
Magnesium 42 mg 88.32 mg 80-130 mg/day
Phosphorus 70 mg 48.96 mg 460-500 mg/day
Potassium .26 g 0.32 g 3.0-3.8 g/day
Zinc 0.16 mg .79 mg 3-5 mg/day
  Fresh leaves
(value/100g edible portion)
Dried leaves
(value/24g [≈3tbsp] edible portion)
RDA for healthy children age 1-8 years old
Essential Amino Acids      
Histidine 149.8 mg 147.12 mg 8 mg/g protein
Isoleucine 299.6 mg 198 mg 25 mg/g protein
Leucine 492.2 mg 468 mg 55 mg/g protein
Lysine 342.4 mg 318 mg 51 mg/g protein
Methionine + Cysteine 117.7 mg 84 mg 25 mg/g protein
Phenylalanine Tyrosine 310.3 mg 333.12 mg 47 mg/g protein
Threonine 117.7 mg 285.12 mg 27 mg/g protein
Tryptophan 107 mg 102 mg 7 mg/g protein
Valine 374.5 mg 255.12 mg 32 mg/g protein

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Immune System
What's my immune system and why is it so important?

  • The spleen.
  • The lymphatic vessels.
  • Tonsils.
  • Bone marrow.
  • White blood cells.

The immune system works as a unit to provide a specialized group of cells and substances that work with each other to guard the body against foreign intruders such as fungi, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, dust and pollen, etc. It also helps guard the body against certain cancers and helps fix damaged tissue. If the immune system is healthy and fully functional, it automatically protects us from infections and disposes of toxin-infected substances. The immune system only grows fully when we grow older. It is frequently vulnerable to threatening organisms inside and outside the body.

If my Immune system is down

A weakened immune system means that the soldiers are off duty and the enemy can invade the city, with destructive consequences.
A weakened immune system gives toxins, harmful organisms and cancer cells the chance to infiltrate and attack the body.

The following are typical examples that weaken the immune system

  • Frequent colds or flu.
  • Sinus infections.
  • Susceptibility to infectious diseases.
  • Unidentified infections.
  • Anemia Skin eruptions or lesions.
  • Headaches.
  • General body infection.
  • Joint inflammation and swelling.
Causes

Causes of a weakened immune system:
Micro-nutrient deficiency

  • The body replaces roughly 25% of its immune cells with new one's every few days. The immune system uses several different vitamins and minerals for maintenance purposes.
  • Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals. A lack of micronutrients can have harmful long term effects on the immune system.
  • A person can suffer from malnutrition even if they are obese and eating well.

Toxin Overload

  • Toxic substances contaminate the air around us by means of things like pesticides, cleaning agents and air pollution.
  • Toxins enter people's bodies through habits such as smoking or alcohol consumption.
  • The body also produces natural toxins as part of the metabolic process.
  • The liver is tasked with detoxifying the body. When there are too many toxic substances in the body, the liver cannot keep up with filtering out all the toxins, which causes a toxin build-up and damages the body tissue.
    We can thus conclude that toxins directly affect the immune system in a negative way.

High levels of stress

  • Stress causes secretion of cortisol, the body's stress hormone.
  • Stress over long periods of time, with prolonged high levels of cortisol, results in damage to the immune system. The body was not created to operate under prolonged stress.
    Any kind of stress, whether physical or emotional, increases cortisol secretion, which puts our immune system under pressure.

Ageing of the Immune System

  • As a person gets older, the immune system becomes weaker. This causes a person to be more vulnerable to diseases.
  • A poor diet and bad lifestyle habits cause a person's immune system to weaken faster than it should.
    However, all is not lost, as there are supplements on the market that help your immune system to function normally.

The Young Immune System
Babies are susceptible to diseases as their immune systems are yet to develop fully.
The baby receives important immunity factors from its mother through breastfeeding.
Nutrients in the food that the mother eats can be directly transferred to the baby via the breast milk. This means that the mother must keep her own immunity strong, as it will have a big influence on the immunity of the baby.
Excessive use of antibiotics
If antibiotics are constantly being used for every small infection, it breaks down the body's immunity.
This is a big problem among children, as excessive amounts of antibiotics during childhood prevents the immune system from developing properly, resulting in complications later in life.
Insufficient amount sleep
If a person suffers from a lack of sleep it causes the immune system to deteriorate rapidly. During sleep, the defense cells get restored. Thus, if a person does not get enough sleep the body does not have time to restore these cells and it results in a weakened immune system.

Simple tips

Here are some tips derived from the above passage to keep the immune system in perfect condition.
Treatment and maintenance of the immune system can be done by including simple activities into your daily routine. These include:

  • Follow a low GI diet with enough fresh fruits and vegetables to ensure high levels of antioxidants in the body.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption as far as possible.
  • Exercise daily, but not too vigorously.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Where possible, replace chemical products around you with natural products. (Insecticides, deodorants, air freshener, soap, etc.)
  • Get plenty of sleep (7 to 8 hours)
  • Use natural medication for minor infections such as herbal and homeopathic remedies instead of antibiotics.
  • Limit your exposure to direct sunlight.
  • Organize your life in such a way that you minimize stress. Consider things like time management, making time for relaxation or hobbies and make sure to do exercise as this decreases stress.
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Treatment

The use of botanical and herbal medicines as a complementary approach to assist in the balancing of pH in the human body, has been increasing, possibly because of the adverse effects associated with the use of chemical medication

(see below table for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac and etoricoxib Helps lessen the inflammation and pain.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Immune Booster (see below illustration and packaging) Moringa(100mg), Spirulina(60mg), Cat's Claw(50mg), Zinc(30mg), Bilberry(50mg), Magnesium(50mg) Echinacea(60mg) and Gingko Biloba(50mg). It is bio-available. Boost the immune system. It provides essential nutrients, anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatory to the body to ensure a healthy body and mind. It supports and assists other medical treatments for various ailments including ARV's and anti-biotics. Helps with the treatment of vitamin & mineral deficiency, cold, flu, chronic bronchitis and acne problems associated with puberty in teenagers. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule after breakfast and 1 Capsule after supper.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Immune Booster Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Spirulina It is a type of blue-green algae that is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and carotenoids, antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage. It contains nutrients, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium, and gamma linolenic acid (an essential fatty acid).
Cat's Claw Cat's claw contains ajmalicine, akuammigine, campesterol, catechin, carboxyl alkyl esters, chlorogenic acid, cinchonain, corynantheine, corynoxeine, daucosterol, epicatechin, harman, hirsuteine, hirsutine, iso-pteropodine, loganic acid, lyaloside, mitraphylline, oleanolic acid, palmitoleic acid, procyanidins, pteropodine, quinovic acid glycosides, rhynchophylline, rutin, sitosterols, speciophylline, stigmasterol, strictosidines, uncarine A thru F, and vaccenic acid.
Zinc Among all the vitamins and minerals, zinc shows the strongest effect on our all-important immune system. Zinc plays a unique role in the T-cells. Low zinc levels lead to reduced and weakened T-cells which are not able to recognize and fight off certain infections. An increase of the zinc level has proven effective in fighting pneumonia and diarrhea and other infections. Zinc can also reduce the duration and severity of a common cold.
Bilberry Bilberry contains a range of vital nutrients including vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral treasure present in bilberry comprises of copper, chromium, manganese, zinc and iron. Bilberry is a rich provider of alkaloids, carbonic acids and a number of phenolic components such as quercitin, anthocyanins, tannins, pectin and catechins.
Magnesium Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is naturally present in many foods, added to other food products, available as a dietary supplement, and present in some medicines (such as antacids and laxatives). Magnesium is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm.
Cancer Bush The use of medicinal preparations from the leaves has been recorded for the following conditions: Cancer, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Backache, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Depression, Diabetes (type 2) Edema, High fever, Gastric ailments, Heartburn, Hot flushes, Hypertension, Influenza, ME, Peptic ulcer, Rheumatism, Rheumatoid arthritis, Viral hepatitis, Gonorrhoea, Syphilis, Wasting from cancer, TB and AIDS and Mental depression and Lupus, Hemorrhoids/Piles and Clamidia.
Echinacea It contains alkylamides (major components), wich act like a powerful natural shield, while improving blood circulation. It also contains phenolic compounds and complex polysaccharides, as well as indolizidine alkalioids, long-chain fatty acids, and very specific essential oil. It's a medicinal plant extremely rich in natural antibiotics.
Gingko Its primary properties are considered to be antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antitussive, astringent, circulatory stimulant, expectorant, kidney tonic, rejuvenative, and sedative. Ginkgo's most powerful effect is on the circulatory system. Ginkgo flavnoids directly dilate the smallest segment of the circulating system, the micro capillaries, which increase blood circulation and oxygen levels in the body. This is one of the main reasons it is so effective in certain ailments. Ginkgo also contains constituents that inhibit platelet activity factor (PAF), which is a common allergen in the body. Physical stress, and poor diet can over stimulate PAF production; in other words blood clotting. Platelets become excessively sticky causing them to cling to the blood vessel wall or to each other. The clot may stay attached to the vessel or break loose and float around the bloodstream until it encounters a vessel that it can not pass through. Blood clotting can be responsible for a large variety of devastating diseases. Ginkgo acts similar to Aspirin in the way that it thins the blood and reduces stickiness.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Inflammation
What is inflammation?

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process.
When something harmful or irritating affects a part of our body, there is a biological response to try to remove it, the signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself.
Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body's response to it.

Symptoms

When people have inflammation it often hurts, they feel pain, stiffness, discomfort, distress and perhaps agony, depending on the severity of it. Pain can be constant and steady, in which case it is often referred to as an ache. Pain can be of a throbbing type, a pulsating pain, or it can be a stabbing or pinching pain.
Pain is a very individual experience and the only person who can describe it properly is the one who is feeling it.

Pain can be acute or chronic. It can also be:

Nociceptive pain
Specific receptors are stimulated for us to feel this type of pain. These receptors sense changes in temperature, vibration, stretch, and chemicals which damaged cells release. "Nociceptive" means causing or reacting to pain - the cause of the pain comes from outside the nervous system, and the nervous system reacts to it. "Non-nociceptive" means the pain comes from within the nervous system itself.
Somatic pain
This is a kind of nociceptive pain. The sensation is felt in muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, and on the skin. Musculo-skeletal pain is somatic pain. Pain receptors are sensitive to: stretch in the muscles, vibration, temperature, as well as inflammation. When there is a lack of oxygen there may be painful ischemic muscle cramps.
Somatic pain tends to be sharp and localized - touching or moving the affected area will result in more severe pain.
Visceral pain
This is a kind of nociceptive pain. Pain is sensed deep down in the body, in the internal organs and main body cavities, such as the heart, lungs, bowels, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, uterus, and ovaries. The nociceptors (pain receptors) sense oxygen starvation (ischemia), stretch, and inflammation. It is harder to localize visceral pain than somatic pain. The pain is usually described as a deep ache.
Cramping and colicky sensations are examples of visceral pain.
Inflammation primarily causes pain because the swelling pushes against the sensitive nerve endings, which send pain signals to the brain. Nerve endings send pain signals to the brain all day long; however, it learns to ignore most of them, unless pressure against the nerve endings increases.
Other biochemical processes also occur during inflammation which affect how nerves behave, and cause pain.

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(see next page for conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Treatments
Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Oral - Nonsteroidal (NSAIDs), Acetaminophen NSAIDs. Commonly used to reduce inflammation.
Relieves pain.

Best used immediately after injury, before swelling occurs. Side effects may include stomach upset.
Cream -    

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa I-Flam Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(80mg),
Aloe Vera(30mg),
Barley Green(20mg)
Bilberry(30mg),
Boswellia(40mg),
Budock(50mg),
Cat's Claw(40mg),
Devils Claw(50mg),
Feverfew(40mg),
Ginger(40mg),
Golden seal (40mg) and
Turmeric(40mg).
Alleviates the pain, inflammation and stiffness associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis and calcification in the joints. Reduces the production of Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNT-a). Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein.
Cream – Moringa Inflamma Rub Cream (see below illustration and packaging). Each 150ml Contains
Mineral base cream
Moringa 3%, Arinca 10%,
Winter Green 13%,
Cayenne 20%,
Eucaluptus 5% and
Olive Oil 5%.
Help with the treatment of sprained muscles, bruises, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, gout, inflammation of the joints, cramps, poor circulation, and rheumatic pain. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein

We suggest that both these products be used together for maximum efficiency.

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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy without consulting your healthcare practitioner first.

(See also below image of Moringa Inflamma Rub Cream)

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DIRECTIONS: Apply as needed.
IDENTIFICATION: Mineral base cream.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa I-Flan Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa leaf powder provides a substantial amount of most people's calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa leaf powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa leaf powder provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Moringa is used for "tired blood" (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Aloe Vera Aloe Vera falls into the category of complementary medicines and is conjunctive in the use and treatment of conventional medication. A review, released by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tshwane University of Technology, detailed the pharmaceutical properties that have recently been discovered for both the Aloe Vera gel and whole leaf extract.
Barley Green Minerals present include potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium. Other constituents are chlorophyll, amino acids, protein, fiber, and enzymes. Cobalamin or vitamin B12 deficiency may be avoided in vegetarian diets by supplementation with dehydrated barley grass juice.
Bilberry Bilberry contains a range of vital nutrients including vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). Mineral treasure present in bilberry comprises of copper, chromium, manganese, zinc and iron. Bilberry is a rich provider of alkaloids, carbonic acids and a number of phenolic components such as quercitin, anthocyanins, tannins, pectin and catechins.
Boswellia Boswellia is widely regarded as a potent anti-inflammatory nutrient, wherein its primary active ingredient, acetyl-11-keto-β-boswellic acid (AKBA), inhibits the inflammatory enzyme 5-lipoxygenase. Excess 5-lipoxygenase is common in joint pain, allergies, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular problems.
Budock Are known to have been anti-oxidant, disease preventing, and health promoting properties. The root is very low in calories; provide about 72 calories per 100 g. Burdock is a good source of non-starch polysaccharides such as inulin, glucoside-lappin, mucilage, etc., that help act as a laxative. Additionally, inulin acts as prebiotic and helps reduce blood-sugar level, body-weight, and cholesterol levels in the blood. Burdock root is especially containing good amounts of electrolyte potassium. This herb root contains small quantities of many vital vitamins, including folic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine, niacin, vitamin-E, and vitamin-C that is essential for optimum health. Both vitamin C and E are powerful natural antioxidants help the human body stave off infections, cancer and neurologic conditions. Furthermore, it also contains some valuable minerals such as iron, manganese, magnesium; and small amounts of zinc, calcium, selenium, and phosphorus.
Cat's Claw Cat's claw contains ajmalicine, akuammigine, campesterol, catechin, carboxyl alkyl esters, chlorogenic acid, cinchonain, corynantheine, corynoxeine, daucosterol, epicatechin, harman, hirsuteine, hirsutine, iso-pteropodine, loganic acid, lyaloside, mitraphylline, oleanolic acid, palmitoleic acid, procyanidins, pteropodine, quinovic acid glycosides, rhynchophylline, rutin, sitosterols, speciophylline, stigmasterol, strictosidines, uncarine A thru F, and vaccenic acid.
Devils Claw Devil's claw is used for "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), arthritis, gout, muscle pain (myalgia), back pain, tendonitis, chest pain, gastrointestinal (GI) upset or heart burn, fever, and migraine headache. It is also used for difficulties in childbirth, menstrual problems, allergic reactions, loss of appetite, and kidney and bladder disease.
Feverfew The plant has been used to treat arthritis, asthma, constipation, dermatitis, earache, fever, headache, inflammatory conditions, insect bites, labor, menstrual disorders, potential miscarriage, psoriasis, spasms, stomachache, swelling, tinnitus, toothache, vertigo, and worms. Feverfew also has been used to induce abortions, as an insecticide, and to treat coughs and colds. Traditionally, the herb has been used to reduce fevers, from which its common name is derived.
Ginger Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. These substances are believed to explain why so many people with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis experience reductions in their pain levels and improvements in their mobility when they consume ginger regularly. In two clinical studies involving patients who responded to conventional drugs and those who didn't, physicians found that 75% of arthritis patients and 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain and/or swelling.
Golden Seal We do know that goldenseal isn't effective for its most famous use, masking illegal drugs in the urine. Goldenseal is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs), internal bleeding, bleeding after childbirth, liver disorders, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), jaundice, gonorrhea, fever, pneumonia, malaria, whooping cough, and an eating disorder called anorexia.

(see below a short description of each content of the Moringa Inflamma Rub Cream)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa leaf powder provides a substantial amount of most people's calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Especially important – a dosage of Moringa leaf powder delivers food-based nutrients which are proven to have far higher levels of absorption by the body than traditional multi-vitamin pills. This means a moderate daily dose of Moringa leaf powder provides you with a healthy amount of daily nutrients that your body can use with maximum efficiency. Moringa is used for "tired blood" (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism); asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomach and intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.
Arinca Arnica is used topically for a wide range of conditions, including bruises, sprains, muscle aches, wound healing, superficial phlebitis, joint pain, inflammation from insect bites, and swelling from broken bones.
Winter Green Oil of wintergreen contains methyl salicylate which has anti-inflammatory properties and is closely related to the well-known medication aspirin. Wintergreen and the oil of wintergreen are used in topical pain relievers and products that produce a feeling of warmth for muscle and rheumatic pain relief. Oil of wintergreen has also been used for the treatment of cellulitis, a bacterial infection accompanied by inflammation of the skin.
Cayenne Is used in a topically pain-relieving muscle rub and joint liniment. The source of the heat is capsaicin, the fiery phenolic resin found in most hot peppers. Capsaicin causes nerve endings to release a chemical known as substance P. Substance P transmits pain signals from the body back to the brain.
Eucaluptus The leaf is used for treating respiratory tract infections, whooping cough, asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, osteoarthritis, joint pain (rheumatism), acne, wounds, burns, bacterial dysentery..
Gingko Biloba Ginkgo provides many antioxidant benefits, thanks to its high levels of quercetin, a common and powerful antioxidant. Its anti-inflammatory and defensive properties are also particularly strong and it's been discovered to help treat acne, eczema, or other types of facial redness and inflammation. This may be because of Ginkgo's properties as a vasodilator, increasing circulation, improving sebaceous secretions, decreasing capillary hyper-permeability, improving tissue irrigation and activating cell metabolism (especially in the cortex, by increasing glucose and oxygen uptake).
Olive Oil Extra virgin olive oil is highly effective in soothing and relieving the pain of minor first degree burns such as sunburns. Some studies have also concluded that lotions, containing extra virgin olive oil and other essential oils, can help speed up the healing process of first degree burns and inhibit the effects of bacteria on the vulnerable new skin.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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Prostate disorder
What is prostate disorder?

Prostate problems are common in men after age 50. The prostate is a gland that is a part of the male reproductive system that wraps around the male urethra near the bladder. Common problems are benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis, and chronic prostatitis (non-bacterial).

Causes

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is probably a normal part of the aging process in men. It is caused by changes in hormone balance and cell-growth factors. Genetics may also play a role. This is especially true for severe BPH requiring surgery in men younger than 60. Men who are older than 50 have a higher chance of developing BPH. But why some men have more severe symptoms than others is not known.

Symptoms

Symptoms of enlarged prostate can include:

  • A weak or slow urinary stream.
  • A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.
  • Difficulty starting urination.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Urgency to urinate.
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate.
  • A urinary stream that starts and stops.
  • Straining to urinate.
  • Continued dribbling of urine.
  • Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing.

When the bladder does not empty completely, you become at risk for developing urinary tract infections. Other serious problems can also develop over time, including bladder stones, blood in the urine, incontinence, and acute urinary retention (an inability to urinate). A sudden and complete inability to urinate is a medical emergency; you should see your doctor immediately. In rare cases, bladder and/or kidney damage can develop from BPH.

If left untreated it could lead to prostate cancer.

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Treatments

Surgery is the one most likely to leave you with erectile dysfunction. If you are bothered a lot by BPH symptoms, you should weigh the pros and cons of this treatment option before choosing it.

(see below conventional vs. alternative treatments)

Conventional

TYPE TREATMENT
(Chemical based)
WHAT DOES IT DO
Surgery   Surgery is the most effective and longest lasting treatment of all of the options available for BPH today. Surgery is the one most likely to leave you with erectile dysfunction.

Alternative

TREATMENT CONTAINS
(100% Natural)
WHAT DOES IT DO ADDITIONAL Nutrients
Oral – Moringa Prostat Capsules (see below illustration and packaging). Moringa(50mg),
Agrimony(45mg),
Ashwanga(45mg),
Astralagus(45mg),
Gingko Biloba (45mg),
Horny Goat weed(45mg),
Horsetail(40mg),
Sarsapirilla(50mg),
Saw Palmetto(45mg),
Siberian Ginseng (45mg) and
Wild yum(45mg).
Strengthen the reproductive system. Improve blood circulation and oxygen supply to the reproductive system and all organs. Increase and regulate hormonal activity in the reproductive system. Boost testosterone levels naturally. Balance the male menopause. Alleviate moodiness and irritability. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and Protein
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DIRECTIONS: 1 Capsule twice a day.
IDENTIFICATION: 60 Soft Capsules.
CONTRA INDICATIONS: Keep out of reach of children.

(see below a short description of each content of Moringa Prostate Capsules)

CONTENT DESCRIPTION
Moringa Moringa is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contains a profile of important minerals and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous systems of medicine.
Agrimony Agrimony contains beneficial active compounds including catechin - a water soluble polyphenol and antioxidant and thiamin - a water soluble B vitamin. It also contains quercitrin an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is also the source of its yellow pigmentation. Agrimony contains the complex polyphenol tannin.
Astralagus Astragalus health benefits include an ability to strengthen and balance the immune system and possible anticancer effects, particularly against prostate cancer.
Gingko Biloba Ginkgo is a potent antioxidant that helps prevent free-radical damage to cell membranes. Among other ginkgo biloba health benefits is its ability to promote blood flow to the brain and other areas of the body that are supplied by capillaries. This is the reason why some men use ginkgo to manage erectile dysfunction.
Horny Goat Weed The active principle in horny goat weed is icariin. Horny Goat weed increases the oxide levels, which relax smooth muscle and this lets more blood flow to the penis or other smooth muscle. In addition to this action, it also acts as a mild PDE-5 inhibitor which is an enzyme which is produced in a "negative feedback" loop. As more blood flows to the genitals, PDE-5 metabolizes the nitric oxide nearly as fast as it is being produced to keep it in check. Should the body not produce enough PDE-5 damage could result, as the erect penis would be too hard – this is referred to as priapism.
Horsetail Horsetail is an astringent herb and has a diuretic action. It has an affinity for the urinary tract where it can be used to sooth inflammation, haemorrhaging, cystic ulceration, ulcers, cystitis and to treat infections. It is considered a specific remedy in cases of inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostate gland. It has the following properties: Anodyne, anti-haemorrhagic, anti-septic, astringent, cardiac, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactogogue, hemostatic, nervine, vulnerary.
Sarsapirilla Sarsaparilla contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and D, also the minerals iron, manganese, sodium, silicon, sulfur, copper, Zinc, and iodine. Sarsaparilla binds with toxins and is used to improve liver and blood functioning. Sarsaparilla is also used for its anti-inflammatory properties to treat conditions like arthritis, edema, hepatitis, jaundice, rheumatism, and other blood conditions, and is also known to increase the excretion of uric acid, which makes it an effective in the treatment of urinary tract infections.
Saw Palmetto Saw palmetto is an herbal product used in the treatment of symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. The active component is found in the fruit of the American dwarf palm tree. Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of saw palmetto in reducing symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto appears to have efficacy similar to that of medications like finasteride, but it is better tolerated and less expensive. There are no known drug interactions with saw palmetto, and reported side effects are minor and rare. No data on its long-term usage are available. The herbal product also has been used to treat chronic prostatitis.
Siberian Ginseng The root of Siberian ginseng is known to stimulate the immune system, increase energy and reduce fatigue.
Wild Yum Wild yam has many effects on the body, among other things, its very good for the liver and endocrine system, by toning and nourishing the liver it helps to balance hormone production. Wild yam is very well known for its steroidal saponins (chemical constitutes in the plant) contained within particularly diosgein, an important hormonal precursor for progesterone. Precursors provide necessary elements or building blocks to produce and balance the hormones progesterone and cortisone.

(See Chapter 9 for references)

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RECIPES

A word about cooking Moringa: for the best taste and the most health benefits, do not overcook it. Less is best. It only takes a few minutes to cook. If you overcook it, you will destroy a lot of the vitamins and it will just get bitter.

Creamy Green Smoothie

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INGREDIENTS:
1 banana
2 medjool dates
1/3 cup cashew nuts a handful each of spinach & kale
2 tsp Moringa Powder
2 cups Coconut Water
METHOD:
Add all ingredients to your blender, and blend! Top with goji berries, coconut chips and a sprinkle of chia seeds!

Strawberry, Kiwi & Banana Smoothie

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INGREDIENTS:
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 kiwi
1 banana
1 Desert spoon Moringa leaf powder
¼ Cup apple juice
METHOD:
Chop some fresh strawberries, kiwis, and a banana Add apple juice 1 desert spoon of Moringa, and blend it all together.

Moringa Shake

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INGREDIENTS:
1 tablespoon Moringa Powder
1 banana
1/2 cup strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup silken tofu
honey to taste
ice
METHOD:
Blend until smooth

Moringa Pesto with whole wheat pasta

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INGREDIENTS:
1/4 Cup Dried Moringa Flakes (or 1/2 cup fresh moringa leaves if available)
1 Tablespoon Moringa Powder
1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
1 Tablespoon Graded Parmesan Cheese
1 Tablespoon Chopped Cashews or Pine Nuts
1/2 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
1/2 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
METHOD:
In a blender combine all of the ingredients. Blend for 10-15 seconds. Season with salt and pepper.
Fold 3/4 of the Moringa pesto sauce into your freshly cooked whole wheat pasta. Pour the remaining 1/4 Moringa pesto on top. Garnish with fresh moringa leaves if available and enjoy this mouthwatering, body energizing pasta dish.

Moringa Tomato Soup

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INGREDIENTS:
50 g of carrots
50 g of celery stalk
1 small onion
2 garlic cloves
400 ml of canned tomatoes (peeled, diced)
0.5 litres of vegetable broth
2 tablespoons of Moringa powder
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
A bunch of parsley
To garnish:
100 g of mozzarella thinly sliced
A few basil leaves
METHOD:
Cut the onion, garlic and carrots into cubes, cut the celery in small pieces. Sauté the vegetables in olive oil and add fresh parsley at last. Mix the tomatoes and the vegetable broth and heat up until nearly boiling. Pour the boiling broth and tomatoes into the sautéed vegetables and let it cook for about 15 minutes. Blend the soup and boil again, stir in Moringa powder and season it with salt and pepper.

Moringa Hamburger

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INGREDIENTS:
400g minced beef
1 egg
2 red onions
2 tablespoons of cane sugar
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of Moringa powder
1 tomato
4 leaves of iceberg lettuce
2 hamburger buns
1 tablespoon organic ketchup and mustard
Salt and pepper
Oil
METHOD:
Cut the onions in small slices and slowly brown them in hot oil about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar and deglaze with the balsamic vinegar, stir in the Moringa powder and bring to a boil until the onions become soft (about 5 minutes). Mix a portion of the caramelized onions with the meat, the egg and add Moringa powder, then season the meat with salt and pepper. Mix well, then form about 1 to 2 cm thick burgers and fry them in a pan on both sides in oil. Cut the hamburger buns in half, spread the bottom with mustard and ketchup, cover with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, add the burgers and put the rest of onions on it. Cover with the other half of bun.

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Moringa Marinated Beef with Sweet Potatoes

This recipe makes enough for a very hungry family of four or a sophisticated dinner party of six.
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INGREDIENTS:
600g stewing beef
18g flour – use gluten-free if you want 15ml oil - any oil will do, but we made ours with extra virgin olive oil
2 onions – thinly sliced 2 celery stalks – sliced
3 garlic cloves – crushed 1 tbsp tomato concentrate
5 Moringa Tea bags 1 litre water (just-boiled)
75ml red wine vinegar
4 strips unwaxed orange peel with pith removed
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 large sweet potato (or two medium ones) – Peeled and cut into chunks
150ml honey
METHOD:
First pour the oil into a good-sized stock pot (that's a large saucepan to the beginner cook), then add the beef chunks and stir as it browns on all sides. After a few minutes, once the meat has softened, season the beef with some salt and pepper. Then stir the flour onto the beef until it's all coated. Toss the onions and celery into the pan and cover. Now wait for 10 minutes as the stew softens (this is the perfect opportunity to make yourself a refreshing cup of Moringa tea). Check the celery is softened and add the garlic, along with the tomato concentrate. Give the mixture a stir and let it cook for another couple of minutes.
Whilst the stew is cooking add five teabags to the boiling water and let the tea brew for about four or five minutes. Remove the teabags and pour the tea into the stock pot. Next, add the red wine vinegar, orange peel, cinnamon and some ginger to the stew. Lower the heat right down so the stew is just simmering and cover. Take two hours to put your feet up and relax! Check the stew and you should find the beef is tender with lovely softened vegetables around it. Now's the time to add the sweet potatoes and honey (and a pinch of salt and pepper) then leave it to cook for another 30 minutes. You'll know your delicious stew's ready when it smells too good to resist (and when the sweet potatoes are soft).

Moringa Chips and Dip

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INGREDIENTS:
4 large potatoes
1 tablespoon of Moringa powder
2 teaspoons of mixed spices (sweet paprika, oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, garlic)
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons of oil
Moringa Dip
1 cup of cream cheese with herbs of Provence
5 dried tomatoes
A handful of black olives (pitted)
1.5 teaspoons of Moringa powder
METHOD:
Peel potatoes and cut them into thin slices with a knife or with the grater. Mix the oil, Moringa powder and spices in a bowl. Put baking paper on a grill. Spread thinly the potato slices on both sides with the seasoned oil and put them onto the baking paper. Roast them in a preheated oven at 200°C for about 15 minutes.
For the Dip:
Cut the tomatoes and olives into small pieces and blend together with cream cheese and Moringa powder.

Mangel and Moringa Muffins (makes 12)

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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup organic yellow sugar or sucanat
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups mangel (or beets), peeled and cut into cubes
2 eggs
2 cups spelt flour – 2 tbsp
2 tbsp moringa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
1/4 cup milk or coconut milk
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
METHOD:
Peel the mangel or beets and cut into small half inch pieces. Place in a double boiler for 15—20minutes in a double boiler. Be sure to place a lid on while steaming and make sure there is enough water in the bottom of the steamer or pot for it to boil on high for the entire time. The mangel or beets should be very soft. Remove the mangel and beets and mash with a potato masher or place in a food processor and process until smooth. Cream butter and yellow sugar or sucanat in a mixer. Add the mangel or beet puree (it is fine if it is still hot). Mix well and scrap down the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla and eggs. Mix well. Mix. Put spelt flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon together. Mix vinegar with the milk. Add the flour mixture and half the milk mixture. Mix well and scape the sides of the bowl. Add the rest of the milk mixture and the pecans if using and mix again. Grease and flour a large muffin tin with coconut oil and spelt flour. Divide the batter into the 12 muffin tin cavities. Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Moringa Blue Berry Muffins

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INGREDIENTS:
230g wholemeal flour
2 tsp baking soda
120g of sugar
2 egg whites
3 tablespoons of softened butter
150g natural yoghurt
1 teaspoon of ground allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tsp of Moringa powder
80g fresh blueberries
METHOD:
Sift the flour, baking soda and half of the ground allspice in a large bowl. Add the Moringa powder and 6 tablespoons of sugar and mix well.
In another bowl beat the eggs whites until they are firm. Add yoghurt, softened butter and vanilla extract and stir softly.
Stir in carefully the flour mixture, add the blueberries last and stir. Do not stir too long.
Fill the muffin tins until 2/3 full. Mix the remaining sugar and allspice and sprinkle the mixture with it.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C on the middle shelf for 20-25 minutes.

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Moringa Lime Pie

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INGREDIENTS:
For the crust:
2 cups brazil nuts/pecans/cashew
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1 cup medjool dates
For the filling:
2 teaspoons moringa
1 1/2 cups cashews (soaked for 2 hours or overnight)
1 avocado
Juice 3 limes
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup canned coconut cream
1/3 cup raw honey/maple syrup/agave
METHOD:
For the crust:
1) Put the nuts into a food processor and process until a fine crumb. Then add the other ingredients in and process until it forms a fudgy dough.
2) Pour the contents into the bottom of a spring-form cake pan or for mini versions divide into miniature tart cases (this makes 4-6) and press down until the entire bottom is covered.
For the filling:
1) Place everything for the filling in the blender and blend until smooth.
2) Pour the filling on to the crust and then refrigerate. Freeze for a couple of hours before taking it out of the freezer allow it to thaw for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!

Moringa, Chewy, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Ready in: 40 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 18 very large cookies
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INGREDIENTS:
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Green Virgin Products Moringa Powder
Flour and moringa powder should equal 2 cups substituting between 5 and 15% of the flour with moringa powder.
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1/2 tablespoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract;
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
METHOD:
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
2. Sift the flour, Green Virgin Products moringa powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside.
3. In a medium bowl cream together the melted butter, white and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool.

Moringa Protein and Energy Bar

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INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
2 tbsp moringa leaf powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1 tbsp white sesame seeds
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 packed cup of pitted dates
2 tbsp cold filtered water
1 tbsp liquid sweetener, such as agave , maple or brown rice syrup (optional, or use 1 more tbsp water)
4 tbsp peanut butter (it helps to improve the taste profile, but, if you are allergic, you can use almond butter instead)
METHOD:
Place all ingredients into a food processor (I used the smallest container of my Cuisinart machine) and blend until ingredients begin to stick like dough. However, do not run it for too long, not to lose texture.
Spread additional 1 tsp of sesame seeds (or you can use coconut flakes) on the bottom of any smaller size dish you have, and press moringa protein bar ingredients into it. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Cut into as many pieces as you would like and enjoy.

Moringa Oatmeal Bread

This is oatmeal bread so it is a dense bread not a light fluffy bread.

Prep time: 15 to 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins. to 3 hrs 30 mins
Makes one loaf
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INGREDIENTS:
2 3/4 cups unbleached bread flour
1/4 cup Green Virgin Products moringa powder
1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned oats)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar or honey
2 teaspoons instant yeast OR 1 packet active dry yeast*
1 1/4 cups lukewarm milk
*If you use active dry yeast, dissolve it in the warm milk before combining with the remaining ingredients.
METHOD:
1) Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, or in the bowl of an electric mixer, mixing to form a wet dough. Knead dough, by hand (10 minutes) or by machine (5 minutes) till it's smooth.
2) Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover and allow to rest for an hour; it'll become quite puffy, though it may not double in bulk.
3) Bread machine method: Place all of the ingredients into the pan of your machine, program machine for manual or dough, and press Start. About 10 minutes before the end of the second kneading cycle, check dough and adjust its consistency as necessary with additional flour or water; finished dough should be soft and supple.
4) Shaping: Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled surface, and shape it

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Moringa whole grain bread

This recipe makes enough for a very hungry family of four or a sophisticated dinner party of six.
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INGREDIENTS:
500g whole grain flour (spelled flour)
150g mixed grains (for example, linseed, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds)
2 grated carrots
½ liter of water
1 cube of fresh yeast
2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons of Moringa powder
2 tablespoons of fruit vinegar
METHOD:
Pour in all ingredients in the same order as mentioned in a large bowl.
Mix with a food processor with a dough hook to a liquid dough.
Pour the dough into loaf pan lined with baking paper. Sprinkle the dough with sesame seeds.
Put the form in a cold oven on the middle grate set at 200 °C and bake it for about an hour.

Moringa Tea Layer Cake

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INGREDIENTS:
For the Cake:
200g margarine
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
200g caster sugar
4 large eggs
200g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons Moringa
For the icing:
300g icing sugar
4 teaspoons Moringa
60g butter
170g mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 teaspoons milk
Jam to taste
METHOD:
Put the margarine and sunflower oil in a bowl and mix together. Add the caster sugar and whisk again until light. Mix in the eggs. Now sieve the self-raising flour and baking powder and add to the bowl. Take your Moringa tea and crush in a pestle and mortar to a fine powder. Add to the bowl. Whisk until light and fluffy. Mix in the Vanilla extract.
Line two 9 inch square cake tins with baking parchment and pour half of the mixture to each tin. Preheat the oven to 170°C and bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a cooling rack.
While your cake is baking put the rest of your Moringa leaves in a pestle and mortar and grind them to a fine powder. Sieve the ground Moringa leaves with the icing sugar into a bowl and combine with the butter, mascarpone, vanilla extract and milk and mix until smooth. When the cake is cool spread the jam on top of the bottom layer and then place the other layer on top of this. Now spread the icing mixture over the top and sides of the cake.

Frosted Mini Moringa Cakes

Makes 6 mini double layer moringa cakes.
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INGREDIENTS:
For the cake:
dry
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 tsp Moringa Powder
wet:
3 flax or chia eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup canola oil
1/2 cup cold water
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the frosting:
1/2 cup vegan butter – room temp
2 tbsp almond milk
4 cups confectioners' sugar – sifted
1 tsp matcha powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 tbsp raw cacao nibs.
METHOD:
The Cake
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Sift the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients. Slowly stir the wet mix into the dry mix until well blended.
3) Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Spread batter onto a pan- to about a ½ inch thick layer. Bake in the pre heated oven to 18-20 minutes.
4) Remove from oven and allow to fully cool.
The frosting
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment- cream together butter, milk, sugar, matcha, salt and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
Assemble the cakes
Using a 2 inch ring cutter/mold (biscuit cutter) cut 12 rounds from the cooled sheet cake. Frost each cake to your liking (either the tops only or tops + sides of each cake). Sprinkle

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SPECIALS
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TESTIMONIALS

Michele Holz Thank you SO much for being so approachable and passionate about this product! ♡
FB – October 17 at 6:52pm

We are glad to report that our little 6 year old Cathy who has been using our Moringa4Africa Healing Skin Cream for a month, shows no more signs of eczema!

A MUST HAVE FOR BREAST FEEDING MOMS!Awesome, what a fabulous job you and your team did!

The issue of having a child in a safe and healthy manner is a serious one, even with all the advancements in modern medicine. With that said, and with the long list of baby formulas and supplements that exist on the market today, a significant portion of women still want to feed their child in the most natural and healthy way possible.

The best food source for a newborn child is generally the breast milk of the mother. It also has an added benefit, during the intimate process of feeding, of helping cement the emotional bond between mother and child. However, many women experience difficulties producing enough milk to fully nourish their offspring and need help increasing breast milk flow and overall nutritional quality.

Indeed a double-blind study on the use of Moringa for the augmentation of volume of breast milk among mothers of preterm infants found that those who consumed commercially available capsules containing 250mg of the plant's leaves twice daily increased milk production by day 5 by a staggering 152 to 176 percent. The study was led by a team for four doctors (Ma. Corazon P. Estrella, M.D., Jacinto Bias V. Man Taring III, M.D., Grace Z. David, M.D., and Michelle A. Taup, M.D.), who concluded by recommending Moringa's "routine use among mothers of preterm infants to augment lactation, thereby ensuring an adequate supply of breast milk in the population that needs it the most."

This serves as excellent news for all mothers looking to increase breast milk flow in a safe and natural way; thus far there have been no known reported side effects of consuming Moringa — other than increased energy and nutrition!

Even though it's highly recommended for breast feeding mothers, men and women alike can consume Moringa for top nutrition. It comes in fresh and dried leaf form, and also as a powder or tablet supplement. As a nutritionist, I recommend regular consummation of the powdered form for fast infusion into the blood stream. When it is taken in other forms it's just as potent, however with a very small time delay.

As more and more people are looking to address their health concerns in a natural way, it should come as no surprise that Moringa is a leading source of nutrition for expecting mothers and those who are already nursing newborns. But don't just read about it; give this powerful plant a place in your regular rotation of super-foods for optimal healing and nutrient content — you will be glad you did!

With health and love to you and your families,

– David (Daud) Scott, CHNP, CPT.

David (Daud) K. Scott is a Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner and is presently pursing his licensed naturopathic doctorate degree. He began his path to conscious nutrition while studying for a BA in Sociology at Hampton University. After bouts of body pain, distress and periods of consistent fatigue, David took it upon himself to address his own food choices. Having learned how to heal himself, David wanted to share his knowledge and Natures First Path, a practice devoted to educating people on mindful, holistic nutrition was born. He has practiced in New York City, Hampton, Virginia, San Diego, California and most recently, Los Angeles, California. Find out more about Daud and his work at NaturesFirstPath.com.

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Awesome, what a fabulous job you and your team did!

– Quinta Bekker

Dankie, my Moringa bestelling veilig in die Kaap aangekom. Mooi webwerf met goeie inligting en ek hou van die boekie wat kan blaai.

– Fritz Bekker

Caren Deidre Martin this product worked so well on my daughters hectically thick waist length hair. I seriously recomend it. I am not related to the manufacturers in any way.

Moringa Bekker Morning Caren, thank you for your recommendation. We appreciate it a lot. Kind regards, Moringa4Africa.

Caren Deidre Martin It really worked. So grateful

The doctor diagnosed Esther Cele with a sugar level of 36 in August 2012 and gave her tablets to take on a daily basis - 4 tablets in the morning and 4 tablets at night (8 tables a day) to bring her sugar level down. These tablets could not minimize her sugar levels sufficiently.

Esther Cele started using our Immune drops and Diabetic drops which boosted her energy and her immune system in 2013.

When she went back to the doctor, he suggested that she only take 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tables at night (her sugar levels started to stabilize).

In January 2014 when she returned to the doctor he suggested that she only take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet at night.

As can be seen, Esther Cele is well on her way to recovery, since she started using our products.

– Esther Cele

Miss Mercy Khuzwayo had an eczema and was given a prescription from her doctor to use unscented body cream and tables for a period of 4 years. Within this 4 years the doctors gave her different prescriptions for it did not seem to help her at all. Miss Mercy Khuzwayo started using our Healing Skin Cream in 2013 and the eczema started to clear. In 2014 the eczema has totally cleared.

Miss Mercy Khuzwayo is also using our Moringa cereal as a shake to boosts her immune. She is also testifying that her concentration in class is a lot better and she does not get that hungry during the day.

– Miss Mercy Khuzway

Simon Mngube complained that he was no longer pleasing his girlfriend, he came to us very upset. We suggested he start using our Libido drops. Within 2 days Simon Mngube was a very happy man and could function as a sexually healthy individual again.

– Simon Mngube

Vuseyakhe Zondi had an operation for piles and it started growing back. In 2013 Vuseyakhe Zondi started using our Abcess drops and the piles stopped growing. If Vuseyakhe Zondi did not use our Abcess drops, he was told that he had to undergo another operation.

– Vuseyakhe Zondi
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  46. Bailey C, Day C. Traditional plants medicine as treatments for diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1989;12:553-564.
  47. Bao L, Yao XS, Tsi D, Yau CC, CHia CS, Nagai H, Kurihara H. Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract on KBr03-induced kidney damage in mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(2):420-5.
  48. Bell DR, Gochenaur K. Direct vasoactive and vasoprotective properties of anthocyanin-rich extracts. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr;100(4):1164-70.
  49. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Boston, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.
  50. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000:18-19.
  51. Bomser J, Madhavi DL, Singletary K, et al. In vitro anti-cancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species. Planta Med. 1996;62:212–216
  52. Burdulis D, Ivanauskas L, Jakstas V, Janulis V. Analysis by anthocyanin content in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit crude drugs by high-performance liquid chromatography method. Medicina. 2007;43(7):568-74.
  53. Cignarella A, Nastasi M, Cavalli E, et al. Novel lipid-lowering properties of Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaves, a traditional antidiabetic treatment, in several models of rat dyslipidaemia: a comparison with ciprofibrate. Thromb Res. 1996;84(5):311-322.
  54. Granfeldt YE, Bjorck IM. A bilberry drink with fermented oatmeal decreases postprandial insulin demand in young healthy adults. Nutr J. 2011;10:57
  55. Head KA. Natural therapies for ocular disorders, part two: cataracts and glaucoma. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(2):141-166.
  56. Kolehmainen M, Mykkanen O, Kirjavainen PV, et al. Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012;56(10): 1501-10.
  57. Kramer JH. Anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) for night vision -- a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials. Surv Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov-Dec;49(6):618.
  58. Laplaud PM, Lelubre A, Chapman MJ. Antioxidant action of Vaccinium myrtillus extract on human low density lipoproteins in vitro: initial observations. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 1997;11(1):35-40.
  59. Logan AC, Wong C. Chronic fatigue syndrome: oxidative stress and dietary modifications. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(5):450-459.
  60. Magistretti NJ, Conti M, Cristini A. Antiulcer activity of an anthocyanidin from Vaccinium myrtillus. Arzneim-Forsch. 1988;38:686–690.
  61. Maatta-Riihinen KR, Kahkonen MP, Torronen AR, et al. Catechins and procyanidins in berries of vaccinium species and their antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 2;53(22):8485-91.
  62. Muth ER, Laurent JM, Jasper P. The effect of bilberry nutritional supplementation on night visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Altern Med Rev. 2000;5(2):164-173.
  63. Norred CL, Finlayson CA. Hemorrhage after the preoperative use of complementary and alternative medicines. AANA J. 2000;68(3):217-220
  64. Puupponen-Pimia R, Nohynek L, Ammann S, Oksman-Caldentey KM, Buchert J. Enzyme-assisted processing increases antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of bilberry. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(3):681-8.
  65. Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders. 2012.
  66. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VF. Rational Phytotherapy. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag; 1998:193.
  67. Torronen R, Sarkkinen E, Tapola N, Hautaniemi E, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr. 2010;103(8):1094-7.
CHAPTER 9 92
MORINGA DIABETES CAPSULES

  1. 67. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Dr Boxall's Natural Pharmaceuticals.
  13. Dr. Richard A. Anderson, Nutrient Requirements and Functions Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Bldg. 307, Rm. 224, Beltsville, MD 20705.
  14. www.webmed.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientsmono-19-alfalfa.aspx 81. Bailey C, Day C. Traditional plants medicine as treatments for diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1989;12:553-564.
  15. Bao L, Yao XS, Tsi D, Yau CC, CHia CS, Nagai H, Kurihara H. Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract on KBr03-induced kidney damage in mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(2):420-5.
  16. Bell DR, Gochenaur K. Direct vasoactive and vasoprotective properties of anthocyanin-rich extracts. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr;100(4):1164-70.
  17. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Boston, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.
  18. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000:18-19.
  19. Bomser J, Madhavi DL, Singletary K, et al. In vitro anti-cancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species. Planta Med. 1996;62:212–216
  20. Burdulis D, Ivanauskas L, Jakstas V, Janulis V. Analysis by anthocyanin content in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit crude drugs by high-performance liquid chromatography method. Medicina. 2007;43(7):568-74.
  21. Cignarella A, Nastasi M, Cavalli E, et al. Novel lipid-lowering properties of Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaves, a traditional antidiabetic treatment, in several models of rat dyslipidaemia: a comparison with ciprofibrate. Thromb Res. 1996;84(5):311-322.
  22. Granfeldt YE, Bjorck IM. A bilberry drink with fermented oatmeal decreases postprandial insulin demand in young healthy adults. Nutr J. 2011;10:57
  23. Head KA. Natural therapies for ocular disorders, part two: cataracts and glaucoma. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(2):141-166.
  24. Kolehmainen M, Mykkanen O, Kirjavainen PV, et al. Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012;56(10): 1501-10.
  25. Kramer JH. Anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) for night vision -- a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials. Surv Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov-Dec;49(6):618.
  26. Laplaud PM, Lelubre A, Chapman MJ. Antioxidant action of Vaccinium myrtillus extract on human low density lipoproteins in vitro: initial observations. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 1997;11(1):35-40.
  27. Logan AC, Wong C. Chronic fatigue syndrome: oxidative stress and dietary modifications. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(5):450-459.
  28. Magistretti NJ, Conti M, Cristini A. Antiulcer activity of an anthocyanidin from Vaccinium myrtillus. Arzneim-Forsch. 1988;38:686–690.
  29. Maatta-Riihinen KR, Kahkonen MP, Torronen AR, et al. Catechins and procyanidins in berries of vaccinium species and their antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 2;53(22):8485-91.
  30. Muth ER, Laurent JM, Jasper P. The effect of bilberry nutritional supplementation on night visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Altern Med Rev. 2000;5(2):164-173.
  31. Norred CL, Finlayson CA. Hemorrhage after the preoperative use of complementary and alternative medicines. AANA J. 2000;68(3):217-220
  32. Puupponen-Pimia R, Nohynek L, Ammann S, Oksman-Caldentey KM, Buchert J. Enzyme-assisted processing increases antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of bilberry. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(3):681-8.
  33. Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders. 2012.
  34. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VF. Rational Phytotherapy. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag; 1998:193.
  35. Torronen R, Sarkkinen E, Tapola N, Hautaniemi E, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr. 2010;103(8):1094-7.
93 CHAPTER 9
MORINGA MAGNESIUM CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. www.mweb.com
  13. Taurian, O.E.; Springborg, M.; Christensen, N.E. (1985). "Self-consistent electronic structures of MgO and SrO". Solid State Communications 55 (4): 351–5.
MORINGA CHOLESTEROL CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Chinese herbs.
  13. Whispering Earth - Nature patiently waits and we have only to turn back to her to find relief from our suffering – Dr Bach.
  14. Power your diet – www.nutrition-and-you.com.
  15. Gupta A, Gupta R, Lal B. Effect of Trigonella foenum-graecum (fenugreek) seeds on glycaemic control and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus: a double blind placebo controlled study. J Assoc Physicians India. 2001 Nov;49:1057-61.
  16. Herbwisdom.com the number 1 source of herb information.
  17. Natural remedies.
CHAPTER 9 94
MORINGA HEALING SKIN CREAM

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Akunyili DN et al. Antimicrobial Activities of the Stembark of Kigelia Pinnata. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 35: 173-177. 1991.
  13. Akunyuli DN and Houghton PJ. Meroterpinoids and Napthoquinones from Kigelia Pinnata. Phytochemistry. 32(4): 1015-1018. 1993.
  14. Ruta Gancevicience, Aikaterini I. Liakou, Athanasios Theodorisis, Evgenia Makrantonaki, and Christos C. Zouboulis. Skin anti-aging strategies. Dermatoendocrinol. Jul, 2012; 4(3): 308-319. Doi:10.4161/derm.22804.
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  16. Medical news today.
  17. Akema Fine Chemicals.
  18. Knoji Consumer knowledge.
MORINGA TURBO SLIM CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Medical news today.
  13. Unis Pauling Institute: Panathenic Acid.
  14. University of Maryland Medical Center: Vitamin B5(Pantothenic Acid).
  15. Mauro G. Di Pasquale, author of the book "Amino Acids and Proteins for the Athlete: The Anabolic Edge, Second Edition."
  16. Nootriment.
  17. Mertz W. Chromium occurrence and function in biological systems. Physiol Rev 1969;49:163-239.
  18. Mertz W. Chromium in human nutrition: a review. J Nutr 1993;123:626-33.
  19. Mertz W. Interaction of chromium with insulin: a progress report. Nut Rev 1998;56:174-7.
  20. Porte Jr. D, Sherwin RS, Baron A (editors). Ellengerg Et Rifikin's Diabetes Mellitus, 6th Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, 2003.
  21. Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD. " Creatine". The University of Maryland Medical Center. Accessed October 16th 2013.
  22. Taurian, O.E.; Springborg, M.; Christensen, N.E. (1985). "Self-consistent electronic structures of MgO and SrO". Solid State Communications 55 (4): 351–5.
  23. Livestrong.
  24. Power your diet – www.nutrition-and-you.com
  25. Ink SL, Henderson LM; Henderson (1984). "Vitamin B6 metabolism". Annu. Rev. Nutr. 4 (1): 455–70.
  26. University of Mayland Medical Centrer.
  27. Rebouche CJ. Carnitine. In: Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th Edition (edited by Shils ME, Ilson JA, Shike M, Ross, AC). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, New York, 1999, pp. 505-12.
  28. The editors. Carnitine: Lessons from one hundred years of research. Ann NY Acad Sci 2004;1033:ix-xi.
  29. Cell Health Makeover.
  30. Cu Copper Development Association.
95 CHAPTER 9
MORINGA LEAF POWDER AND CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Dahot MU (1998) Antimicrobial activity of small protein of Moringa oleifera leaves, Journal of the Islamic Academy of Sciences 11(1): 6 pp.
  13. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New Trends in Natural Products Chemistry 175-183.
  14. Fuglie LJ (1999) The Miracle Tree: Moringa oleifera: Natural Nutrition of the Tropics. Church World Service, Dakar. 689 pp; revised in 2001 and published as the Miracle Tree: The Multiple Attributes of Moringa.
  15. Geervani P, and A Devi (1981) Influence of protein and fat on the utilisation of carotene from drumstick (Moringa oleifera) leaves. Indian Journal of Medical Research 74: 548-553.
  16. Holst S (200). Moringa: Nature's Medicine Cabinet. Sierra Sunrise Publishing, Sherman Oaks, CA 128 pp.
  17. Ram J (1194) Moringa a highly nutritious vegetable tree, Tropical Rural and Island/Atoll Development Experimental Station (TRIADES), Technical Bulletin No. 2
  18. Sena LP, DJ Vanderjagt, C Rivera, AT Tsin, I Muhamadu, O Mahamadou, M Millson, A Pastuszyn, and RH Glew (1998) Analysis of nutritional components of eight famine foods of the Republic of Niger. Plant Foods and Human Nutrition 52: 17-30.
  19. Sybadra S, J Monica, et al. (1997) Retention and storage stability of beta-carotene in dehydrates drumstick leaves. (Moringa oleifera). International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 48(6): 373-379.
MORINGA SINUS CAPSULES

  1. Bailey C, Day C. Traditional plants medicine as treatments for diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1989;12:553-564.
  2. Bao L, Yao XS, Tsi D, Yau CC, CHia CS, Nagai H, Kurihara H. Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract on KBr03-induced kidney damage in mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(2):420-5.
  3. Bell DR, Gochenaur K. Direct vasoactive and vasoprotective properties of anthocyanin-rich extracts. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr;100(4):1164-70.
  4. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Boston, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.
  5. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000:18-19.
  6. Bomser J, Madhavi DL, Singletary K, et al. In vitro anti-cancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species. Planta Med. 1996;62:212–216
  7. Burdulis D, Ivanauskas L, Jakstas V, Janulis V. Analysis by anthocyanin content in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit crude drugs by high-performance liquid chromatography method. Medicina. 2007;43(7):568-74.
  8. Cignarella A, Nastasi M, Cavalli E, et al. Novel lipid-lowering properties of Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaves, a traditional antidiabetic treatment, in several models of rat dyslipidaemia: a comparison with ciprofibrate. Thromb Res. 1996;84(5):311-322.
  9. Granfeldt YE, Bjorck IM. A bilberry drink with fermented oatmeal decreases postprandial insulin demand in young healthy adults. Nutr J. 2011;10:57
  10. Head KA. Natural therapies for ocular disorders, part two: cataracts and glaucoma. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(2):141-166.
  11. Kolehmainen M, Mykkanen O, Kirjavainen PV, et al. Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012;56(10): 1501-10.
  12. Kramer JH. Anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) for night vision -- a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials. Surv Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov-Dec;49(6):618.
  13. Laplaud PM, Lelubre A, Chapman MJ. Antioxidant action of Vaccinium myrtillus extract on human low density lipoproteins in vitro: initial observations. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 1997;11(1):35-40.
  14. Logan AC, Wong C. Chronic fatigue syndrome: oxidative stress and dietary modifications. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(5):450-459.
  15. Magistretti NJ, Conti M, Cristini A. Antiulcer activity of an anthocyanidin from Vaccinium myrtillus. Arzneim-Forsch. 1988;38:686–690.
  16. Maatta-Riihinen KR, Kahkonen MP, Torronen AR, et al. Catechins and procyanidins in berries of vaccinium species and their antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 2;53(22):8485-91.
  17. Muth ER, Laurent JM, Jasper P. The effect of bilberry nutritional supplementation on night visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Altern Med Rev. 2000;5(2):164-173.
  18. Norred CL, Finlayson CA. Hemorrhage after the preoperative use of complementary and alternative medicines. AANA J. 2000;68(3):217-220
  19. Puupponen-Pimia R, Nohynek L, Ammann S, Oksman-Caldentey KM, Buchert J. Enzyme-assisted processing increases antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of bilberry. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(3):681-8.
  20. Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders. 2012.
  21. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VF. Rational Phytotherapy. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag; 1998:193.
  22. Torronen R, Sarkkinen E, Tapola N, Hautaniemi E, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr. 2010;103(8):1094-7.
  23. The Earthwise Herbal by Matthew Wood.
  24. The Energetics of Western Herbs y Peter Holmes.
  25. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.,D.,Lac, A.H.G. – 1998
  26. www.livestrong.com
  27. Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices of Herbal Medicine – October 24, 2003 by David Hoffmann.
CHAPTER 9 96
MORINGA MIGRO CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
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  13. www.Medicalnewsdoday.com
  14. Altmed Smart alternatives. 241.New York Times October 30, 2007 242.Clinical Journal of Pain June 1998;14(2):97-106. 243.Jim Mcdonald – Herbalist 244.Natural News
MORINGA DIARRHOEA CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Scheffer J and König W. Einfluss von Radix althaeae und Flores chamomillae Extrakten auf Entzündungsreaktionen humaner neutrophiler Granulozyten, Monozyten und Rattenmastzellen. Abstracts of 3rd Phytotherapie-Kongress 1991;Abstract P9.
  13. Bock S. Integrative medical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Int J Integr Med. 2000;2(5):21-29.
  14. Brown AC, Hairfield M, Richards DG, McMillin DL, Mein EA, Nelson CD. Medical nutrition therapy as a potential complementary treatment for psoriasis -- five case reports. Altern Med Rev. 2004;9(3):297-307.
  15. Hawrelak JA, Myers SP. Effects of two natural medicine formulations on irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: a pilot study. J Altern Complement Med. 2010;16(10):1065-71.
  16. Langmead L, Dawson C, Hawkins C, Banna N, Loo S, Rampton DS. Antioxidant effects of herbal therapies used by patients with inflammatory bowel disease: an in vitro study. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2002;16(2):197-205.
  17. Rakel D. Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier Inc.; 2007:43.
  18. Rotblatt M, Ziment I. Evidence-based Herbal Medicine. Philadelphia, Penn: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.;2202:337-338
  19. www.herbwisdom.com/herb-olive-leaf.html
  20. www. Webmed.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-705-peppermint.aspx.
  21. Health from Nature – home remedies and natural cures.
  22. Beikert FC et al. Antiinflammatory potential of seven plant extracts in the ultraviolet erythema test. A randomized, placebo-controlled study. Hautarzt 2013 Jan; 64(1): 40-46.
  23. Whispering Earth - Nature patiently waits and we have only to turn back to her to find relief from our suffering – Dr Bach.
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MORINGA I-FLAN CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Domingues, A., et al. "Prevention of experimental diabetes by Uncaria tomentosa extract: Th2 polarization, regulatory T cell preservation or both?" J Ethnopharmacol. 2011 Sep 1;137(1):635-42. Domingues, A., et al. "Uncaria tomentosa aqueous-ethanol extract triggers an immunomodulation toward a Th2 cytokine profile." Phytother Res. 2011 Aug;25(8):1229-35 Erowele, G., et al. "Pharmacology and therapeutic uses of cat's claw." Am. J. Health Syst. Pharm. 2009 Jun 1; 66(11): 992-5. Reis, S., et al. "Immunomodulating and antiviral activities of Uncaria tomentosa on human monocytes infected with Dengue Virus-2." Int. Immunopharmacol. 2008; 8(3): 468-76. Holderness, J., et al. "Select plant tannins induce IL-2Ralpha up-regulation and augment cell division in gammadelta T cells." J. Immunol. 2007 Nov; 179(10): 6468-78. Groom, S., et al. "The potency of immunomodulatory herbs may be primarily dependent upon macrophage activation." J. Med. Food. 2007 Mar; 10(1): 73-9. Spelman, K., et al. "Modulation of cytokine expression by traditional medicines: a review of herbal immunomodulators." Altern. Med. Rev. 2006 Jun; 11(2): 128-50. Eberlin, S., et al. "Uncaria tomentosa extract increases the number of myeloid progenitor cells in the bone marrow of mice infected with Listeria monocytogenes." Int. Immunopharmacol. 2005; 5(7-8):1235-46. Deharo, E., et al. "In vitro immunomodulatory activity of plants used by the Tacana ethnic group in Bolivia." Phytomedicine. 2004 Sep; 11(6): 516-22. Lamm, S., et al, "Persistent response to pneumococcal vaccine in individuals supplemented with a novel water soluble extract of Uncaria tomentosa, C-Med-100." Phytomedicine. 2001; 8(4): 267–74. Sheng Y, et al., "Treatment of chemotherapy-induced leukopenia in a rat model with aqueous extract from Uncaria tomentosa." Phytomedicine. 2000; 7(2): 137–43. Lemaire, I., et al. "Stimulation of interleukin-1 and -6 production in alveolar macrophages by the neotropical liana, Uncaria tomentosa (una de gato)." J. Ethnopharmacol. 1999; 64(2): 109–15. Marina, M. D. "Evaluacion de la actividal immunoestimulante de Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. Una de gato en ratones albinos." Biodiversidad Salud. 1998; 1(1): 16–19. Keplinger, H., et al. "Oxindole alkaloids having properties stimulating the immunologic system and preparation containing same." United States patent 5,302,611; April 12, 1994 Wagner, H., et al. "Die Alkaloide von Uncaria tomentosa und ihre Phagozytose-steigernde Wirkung." Planta Med. 1985; 51: 419–23. Hemingway, S. R. and J. D. Phillipson. "Alkaloids from South American species of Uncaria (Rubiaceae)." J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 1974 suppl.; 26: 113p.
  13. www.durgs.com/cdi/feverfew.htm/
  14. www.durgs.com/cdi/barleygreen.htm/
  15. www.nutrition-and-you.com/burdock-root.html
  16. Byson Richards Wellness Resources.
  17. The worlds healthiest foods.com.
  18. Bailey C, Day C. Traditional plants medicine as treatments for diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1989;12:553-564.
  19. Bao L, Yao XS, Tsi D, Yau CC, CHia CS, Nagai H, Kurihara H. Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract on KBr03-induced kidney damage in mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(2):420-5.
  20. Bell DR, Gochenaur K. Direct vasoactive and vasoprotective properties of anthocyanin-rich extracts. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr;100(4):1164-70.
  21. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Boston, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.
  22. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000:18-19.
  23. Bomser J, Madhavi DL, Singletary K, et al. In vitro anti-cancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species. Planta Med. 1996;62:212–216
  24. Burdulis D, Ivanauskas L, Jakstas V, Janulis V. Analysis by anthocyanin content in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit crude drugs by high-performance liquid chromatography method. Medicina. 2007;43(7):568-74.
  25. Cignarella A, Nastasi M, Cavalli E, et al. Novel lipid-lowering properties of Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaves, a traditional antidiabetic treatment, in several models of rat dyslipidaemia: a comparison with ciprofibrate. Thromb Res. 1996;84(5):311-322.
  26. Granfeldt YE, Bjorck IM. A bilberry drink with fermented oatmeal decreases postprandial insulin demand in young healthy adults. Nutr J. 2011;10:57
  27. Head KA. Natural therapies for ocular disorders, part two: cataracts and glaucoma. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(2):141-166.
  28. Kolehmainen M, Mykkanen O, Kirjavainen PV, et al. Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012;56(10): 1501-10.
  29. Kramer JH. Anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) for night vision -- a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials. Surv Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov-Dec;49(6):618.
  30. Laplaud PM, Lelubre A, Chapman MJ. Antioxidant action of Vaccinium myrtillus extract on human low density lipoproteins in vitro: initial observations. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 1997;11(1):35-40.
  31. Logan AC, Wong C. Chronic fatigue syndrome: oxidative stress and dietary modifications. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(5):450-459.
  32. Magistretti NJ, Conti M, Cristini A. Antiulcer activity of an anthocyanidin from Vaccinium myrtillus. Arzneim-Forsch. 1988;38:686–690.
  33. Maatta-Riihinen KR, Kahkonen MP, Torronen AR, et al. Catechins and procyanidins in berries of vaccinium species and their antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 2;53(22):8485-91.
  34. Muth ER, Laurent JM, Jasper P. The effect of bilberry nutritional supplementation on night visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Altern Med Rev. 2000;5(2):164-173.
  35. Norred CL, Finlayson CA. Hemorrhage after the preoperative use of complementary and alternative medicines. AANA J. 2000;68(3):217-220
  36. Puupponen-Pimia R, Nohynek L, Ammann S, Oksman-Caldentey KM, Buchert J. Enzyme-assisted processing increases antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of bilberry. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(3):681-8.
  37. Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders. 2012.
  38. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VF. Rational Phytotherapy. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag; 1998:193.
  39. Torronen R, Sarkkinen E, Tapola N, Hautaniemi E, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr.
  40. 2010;103(8):1094-7.
  41. Aloway – Natural Health Products.
MORINGA SINUS CAPSULES

  1. Bailey C, Day C. Traditional plants medicine as treatments for diabetes. Diabetes Care. 1989;12:553-564.
  2. Bao L, Yao XS, Tsi D, Yau CC, CHia CS, Nagai H, Kurihara H. Protective effects of bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) extract on KBr03-induced kidney damage in mice. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(2):420-5.
  3. Bell DR, Gochenaur K. Direct vasoactive and vasoprotective properties of anthocyanin-rich extracts. J Appl Physiol. 2006 Apr;100(4):1164-70.
  4. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Boston, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 1998.
  5. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J. Herbal Medicine Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, Mass: Integrative Medicine Communications; 2000:18-19.
  6. Bomser J, Madhavi DL, Singletary K, et al. In vitro anti-cancer activity of fruit extracts from Vaccinium species. Planta Med. 1996;62:212–216
  7. Burdulis D, Ivanauskas L, Jakstas V, Janulis V. Analysis by anthocyanin content in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) fruit crude drugs by high-performance liquid chromatography method. Medicina. 2007;43(7):568-74.
  8. Cignarella A, Nastasi M, Cavalli E, et al. Novel lipid-lowering properties of Vaccinium myrtillus L. leaves, a traditional antidiabetic treatment, in several models of rat dyslipidaemia: a comparison with ciprofibrate. Thromb Res. 1996;84(5):311-322.
  9. Granfeldt YE, Bjorck IM. A bilberry drink with fermented oatmeal decreases postprandial insulin demand in young healthy adults. Nutr J. 2011;10:57
  10. Head KA. Natural therapies for ocular disorders, part two: cataracts and glaucoma. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(2):141-166.
  11. Kolehmainen M, Mykkanen O, Kirjavainen PV, et al. Bilberries reduce low-grade inflammation in individuals with features of metabolic syndrome. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012;56(10): 1501-10.
  12. Kramer JH. Anthocyanosides of Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry) for night vision -- a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials. Surv Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov-Dec;49(6):618.
  13. Laplaud PM, Lelubre A, Chapman MJ. Antioxidant action of Vaccinium myrtillus extract on human low density lipoproteins in vitro: initial observations. Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 1997;11(1):35-40.
  14. Logan AC, Wong C. Chronic fatigue syndrome: oxidative stress and dietary modifications. Altern Med Rev. 2001;6(5):450-459.
  15. Magistretti NJ, Conti M, Cristini A. Antiulcer activity of an anthocyanidin from Vaccinium myrtillus. Arzneim-Forsch. 1988;38:686–690.
  16. Maatta-Riihinen KR, Kahkonen MP, Torronen AR, et al. Catechins and procyanidins in berries of vaccinium species and their antioxidant activity. J Agric Food Chem. 2005 Nov 2;53(22):8485-91.
  17. Muth ER, Laurent JM, Jasper P. The effect of bilberry nutritional supplementation on night visual acuity and contrast sensitivity. Altern Med Rev. 2000;5(2):164-173.
  18. Norred CL, Finlayson CA. Hemorrhage after the preoperative use of complementary and alternative medicines. AANA J. 2000;68(3):217-220
  19. Puupponen-Pimia R, Nohynek L, Ammann S, Oksman-Caldentey KM, Buchert J. Enzyme-assisted processing increases antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of bilberry. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;56(3):681-8.
  20. Rakel: Integrative Medicine, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Saunders. 2012.
  21. Schulz V, Hansel R, Tyler VF. Rational Phytotherapy. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag; 1998:193.
  22. Torronen R, Sarkkinen E, Tapola N, Hautaniemi E, Kilpi K, Niskanen L. Berries modify the postprandial plasma glucose response to sucrose in healthy subjects. Br J Nutr. 2010;103(8):1094-7.
  23. The Earthwise Herbal by Matthew Wood.
  24. The Energetics of Western Herbs y Peter Holmes.
  25. Christopher Hobbs, Ph.,D.,Lac, A.H.G. – 1998
  26. www.livestrong.com
  27. Medical Herbalism: The Science Principles and Practices of Herbal Medicine – October 24, 2003 by David Hoffmann.
CHAPTER 9 98
MORINGA INFLAMMA RUB CREAM

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Adkison JD. The effect of topical arnica on muscle pain. Ann Pharmacother. 2010; 44(10):1579-84.
  13. American Botanical Council – your source for reliable herbal medicine information.
MORINGA HORMONAL CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
  7. Dhar B, and OP Gupta (1982) Nutritional value of Sigru(Moringa oleifera Lam). B.M.E.B.R. 3(2-4): 280-288.
  8. Das BR, PA Kurup, PL Narasimha Rao (1957) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. VII. Antibacterial activity and chemical structure of compounds related to pterygospermin. India Journal of Medical Research 45: 191-196.
  9. Das BR, PA Kurup, and PL Narasimba Rao (1954) Antibiotic principle from Moringa pterygosperma. Naturwissenchaften 41:66.
  10. Faizi S, et al. (1998) Bioactive Compounds from the leaves and pods of Moringa oleifera. New wild plants form Niger. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53(1):57-69.
  11. Johnson BC (2005) Clinical perspectives on the health effects of Moringa oleifera: A promising adjunct for balanced nutrition and better health. KOS Health Publications August 2005:1-5.
  12. Herbs for woman's health by Gail Faith Edwards.
  13. Jacobson JS, Troxel AB, Evans J, et al.: Randomized trial of black cohosh for the treatment of hot flashes among women with a history of breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology 19: 2739-2745, 2001.
  14. James Hart – Solutions.
  15. University of Mayland Medical Centre.
  16. Natural Alternative Remedy.
  17. Herb Allies for Post Menopausal Woman by Susan S. Weed.
  18. A. Vogel.
  19. Womans Sense by Preferred Nutriton.
  20. Raspberry leaf – The womans tonic by Julie Behling-Hovdal.
  21. Your Cayenne Pepper Guide.
  22. Motherwort: Healing the Anxious Heart and Mind by John on February 15,2009 by Kathy Eich.
  23. Power your diet.
  24. The Lectin report – Krispin Sullivan, CN01/17/15.
  25. Natural Fertility Info – Your complete source for fertility information and products since 2007.
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MORINGA SX DESIRE CAPSULES

  1. Abuye C, AM Omwega, JK Imungi (1999) Fimilial tendency and dietary association of goitre in Gamo-Gofa, Ethiopia. East African Medical Journal 76:447-451.
  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
  3. Babu SC (200) Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods: a case study of vitamin deficiency in Malawi. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC. Biotechnology, Agronomy Soc. Environ. 4(3):169-179.
  4. Barminas JT, M Charles, et al. (1998) Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition Dordrecht 53(1): 29-36.
  5. Chawla S, A Saxena, et al. (1998) In-vito availability of iron in various green leafy vegetables. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 46(1): 125-128.
  6. D'Souza J, AR Kulkarni (1993) Comparative studies on nutritive values of tender foliage of seedlings an mature plants of Moringa oleifera Lam. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 17(2): 476-485.
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MORINGA LIBIDO CAPSULES

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MORINGA PROSTAT CAPSULES

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  2. Asres K (1995) The major constituents of acetone fraction of Ethiopain Moringa stenopetala leaves. Mansoura Journal of Pharmacological Science 11(1): 55-64.
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