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What herb can be used as a Phytoestrogen fot menopausal symptoms and PMS.
Black cohosh
This herb can be used topically for minor burns, and shallow wound healing.
Aloe vera
This herb is a topical pain reliever, anti-inflammatory for arthritis and treatment for post-herpetic neurolgia and neuropathy.
This a popular herb for inomnia and nausea usually as a tea.
Chondroitin sulfate is an herbal remedy for what condition?
it is an anti-inflammatory for arthritis.
This herb, once thought to prevent colds, was proven ineffective in 2005.
This herbal was banned by the FDA because of the danger it poses to the heart and increase chance of stroke.
Flaxseed oil could possible be used for what indications?
constipation, it also a possible anti-inflammatory, and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.
This herbal can lower you blood pressure and cholesterol, it is an antiinfective and it can enhance your immune responce.
This herb is predominately given for nausea and motion sichness.
This herbal has been known to improve mental function and memory in elderly and alsheimer's patients and is an antidepressant, and ansiolytic, and antioxidant.
Ginko Biloba Extract
Ginseng is an antistress and antifatigue and is contraindicated for what?
long term use, those with hypertension, pregnancy, and can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, nervousness, and mental changes.
Glucosamine is an antiflammatory for arthritis but is contraindication for ?
those with elevated cholesterol, and can cause insulin resistance, and higher Blood sugar in diabetics.
What herbal was banned in many countries for it's possible links to irreversible liver dammage?
Herbal that is used as an anti-infective, for cough, antiinflammatory, menopausal symptoms and PMS, peptic ulcer.
This herbal can boost your immune system and used for insomnia, improves sleep cycles, Rx for jet lag, and is an antioxidant.
What is the herb SAM-e used for?
as an anti-inflammatory for osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia and as an antidepressant.
A middle aged man with BPH might be told to take this herbal.
Saw Palmetto
This herbal, besides being a phytoestrogen and relieving menopause sumptoms, also has cancer-preventing qualities.
St. John's Wart is used for .
Mild to moderate depression but not severe depression or bipolar disorder.
Valerian root can be taken on short-term basis only for what?
anxiety and insomnia
What is an antioxidant?
any compound that fights against the destructive effects of free radical oxidants. The combine to and neutralize free radicals before they can do damage.
What are the antioxidant vitamins?
vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene.
What are the antioxidant minerals?
copper, manganese, selenium, and zinc.
List the major minerals needed by the body.
Calcium, potassium, sodium, cholorine, magnesium, iron, iodine, and zinc.
List the signs of Ca dificiency.
Osteoporosis, osteomalacia, Rickets (in children), Muscle pathology, heart disease, slow clotting time.
Ca can be found which foods?
milk, cheese, yogurt, sardines, salmon, green vegetables except spinach.
Signs of deficiency of this mineral include muscle weakness, cardiac arrhythmias, lethargy, and mental confusion, and Toxicity is the same.
Potassium (K)
K can be found which foods?
oranges, bananas, dried fruits, tomatoes.
Toxicity of this mineral can result in an increase in blood pressure.
this minerals main role is to maintain fluid balances in the body.
A person with low chlorine levels might present with what symptoms.
Imbalance in gastric acidity and blood pH
What are the best sources for magnesium (Mg)?
Green vegetables and whole grains.
A person dificient of this mineral might present as pale, weak, lethargic, vertigo, air hunger, irregular heartbeat.
Toxicity of this mineral can cause vomiting, diarrhea, liver and kidney damage and erosion of the gi tract.
Iron can be foun in abundance in what foods?
meat, liver, eggs, poultry, spinach, dried fuits and beans, and prune juice.
What is the mineral that is a major component of thyroid hormornes and dificiency causes Goiter and Hyopothyroidism.
Sources of Iodine include.
Freshwater shellfish and seafood, and iodized salt
The functions of this mineral include wound healing, mineralization of bone, insulin glucose regulation, normal taste and it is an antioxidant.
Sorces of Zinc include.
Meat, liver, oysters, poultry, fish, whole-grain bread and cereal.
Name the fat soluble vitamins.
Vitamin A, D, E, and K.
Name the water soluble vitamins.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and C, folacin (Folic acid), and niacin (nicotinic acid)
Signs of vitamin A (beta carotene) dificiency include.
Retarded growth, Faulty bone and tooth development, night blindness, dry skin, Dry eyes (xerophthalmia)
Beta carotene can be found in which foods?
Oily saltwater fish, dairy products, eggs, dark-green leafy plants, deep yellow or orange veggies and fruits.
This fat soluble vitamin is responcible for absorption of calcium, muscle function, and healthy pones and teeth.
Vitamin D
What are good sources of cholecalciferol (Vita D)?
Fish oils, fortified milk, plants, fortified cereals.
Vita E is responcible for what?
decreases platelet clumping, normal metabolism and tissue protection, and antioxidant powers.
Good sources of tocopherol (Vita E) are.
Plants, vegatable oils, seeds, nuts, wheat germ, cereals.
This fat soluble vitamin is one of the clotting factors in our body.
Vita K (phytonadione)
Good sources of Vita K are.
Egg yolk, cheese, liver, vegatable oil, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, broccoli
Blood in urine and stool could be a sign of a dificiency of this Vitamin.
Vita K
What is the RDA for Vita A?
800-1,00 units/day or RDI 700-3,000 mcg
What is the RDA for Vita D?
400 units/day or DRI 5-15 mcg
What is the RDA for Vita E?
30 units/day or DRI 15-1,000 mg/day
What is the RDA for Vita K?
60-80 mg/day or DRI 90-120 mcg/day
What is the RDA for Vita B^1 or thiamine?
1-1.5 mg/day
What is the RDA for Vita B^6 or Pyridoxine?
1.6-2 mg/day
What is the RDA for Vita B^12 or Cobalamin?
2 mcg/day
What is the RDA for Folic Acid?
400 mcg/day
What is the RDA for Niacin?
15-19 mg/day
What is the RDA for Vita C?
75-90 mg/day