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Herb & Supplement Encyclopedia: Flora Health Canada - 0 views

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    We have compiled an Herb and Supplement Encyclopedia that you can search through to learn more about natural remedies.

    This herbal and supplement encyclopedia was written in an effort to provide accurate and up to date information on herbs that are commonly used in herbal preparations within Canada and the United States. Covering both their traditional usage and the latest scientific findings, each herbal monograph lists the 'traditional' usages in point form and also outlines the most well founded indications and relevant research in a short overview paragraph.

    The information on indications and suggested amount for each herb is largely based on the German Pharmacopoeia and other authoritative sources. We have also listed the traditional use of these herbs by First Nations healers wherever possible, out of respect and great appreciation for their healing wisdom and insight, often born out by science.
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Button mushrooms contain as much anti-oxidants as expe... ( The humble white button mus... - 0 views

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    The humble white button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) has as much, and in some cases, more anti-oxidant properties than more expensive varieties.
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White Button Mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus) Exhibits Antiproliferative and Proapoptotic P... - 0 views

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    White button mushroom (Agaricus bisporus) exhibits antiproliferative and proapoptotic properties and inhibits prostate tumor growth in athymic mice.
    Adams LS, Phung S, Wu X, Ki L, Chen S.
    Nutr Cancer. 2008;60(6):744-56.
    PMID: 19005974
    DOI: 10.1080/01635580802192866
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Definition of white button mushroom extract - National Cancer Institute Drug Dictionary - 0 views

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    A heat-stable extract of white button mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus) with potential chemopreventive and immunomodulating activities. Phytochemicals, such as polysaccharides and especially beta-D-glucans found in the white button mushroom extract, bind to and inhibit the activity of aromatase, an enzyme responsible for the conversion of androgens to estrogens and which is often upregulated in breast cancer cells. The consequent decrease in estrogen production may result in the suppression of estrogen-dependent cellular proliferation. In addition, this extract may promote dendritic cell (DC) maturation, increase interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) production, and may enhance natural killer (NK) cell activity, thus amplifying both innate and T cell-mediated immune responses against cancer cells. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent.
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Eating mushrooms may boost immune system (ASU Research) - 0 views

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    Edible mushrooms are a versatile functional food and have been touted as a way to preserve youth, longevity and overall health for centuries. Now nutrition researchers from Arizona State University and Pennsylvania State University are finding that they may even help boost the immune system and reduce inflammation, especially in the colon.

    Keith R. Martin, ASU assistant professor in nutrition, along with his Penn State colleagues, experimented with various types of mushrooms, from the more common white button to the exotic like shiitake and oyster, to see what sort of effect they had on the immune system. Their paper was published in late February in BMC Immunology, a peer reviewed online journal.

    "We found that the white button mushroom seemed to be the most effective in boosting the immune system, which is good because they are the most affordable," said Martin.
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White button mushrooms appear to boost immune function - Tufts Journal: Briefs: Healthy... - 0 views

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    White button mushrooms appear to boost immune function

    It appears that a little fungus may be good for what ails you. That's the conclusion of a new study that found that eating white button mushrooms may boost the immune system and protect against infection.

    If the research, done on animals, translates to people, it could raise the health-benefit profile of the fungus, which also contains high concentrations of the super-antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells from damaging free radicals.

    "This is the first published study showing the effect of white button mushrooms on immune function," Dayong Wu, a scientist in the Immunology Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts and lead author of the study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Nutrition, told NutraIngredients.com.

    The research also suggests that the mushroom may boost both innate and acquired immune system health. The innate immune system, the one you're born with, is the body's first line of defense. The acquired immune system revs up if a pathogen makes its way past the innate system and customizes the immune response to target the invader.
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Clinical Trial Results Show Proof-of-Concept For Use Of Coriolus Versicolor As Immunonu... - 0 views

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    The results of a year long clinical trial examining the effects of mushroom supplementation in patients with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) have recently been presented at congress. Dr. Jose Silva Couto and Dr. Daniel Pereira da Silva of the Cervical Pathology Unit of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology in Coimbra, Portugal presented their findings at the 20th European Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in Lisbon Portugal. This study provides a promising set of results and demonstrates proof-of concept for the question as to whether immunonutrition supplements can be successfully used to improve HPV status in patients.
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Ginger inhibits cell growth and modulates angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells - ... - 0 views

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    Ginger inhibits cell growth and modulates angiogenic factors in ovarian cancer cells.
    Rhode J, Fogoros S, Zick S, Wahl H, Griffith KA, Huang J, Liu JR.
    BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Dec 20;7:44.
    PMID: 18096028
    doi:10.1186/1472-6882-7-44
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Herbs - 0 views

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    nightsurfer's herb and herbal medicine related Diigo list
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Inhibition of platelet phospholipase A2 activity by catuaba extract suggests antiinflam... - 0 views

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    Inhibition of platelet phospholipase A2 activity by catuaba extract suggests antiinflammatory properties.
    Barbosa NR, Fischmann L, Talib LL, Gattaz WF.
    Phytother Res. 2004 Nov;18(11):942-4.
    PMID: 15597313
    DOI: 10.1002/ptr.1579
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