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    I've understood the general guidance to reduce oxalate-containing foods in some contexts, but is this oxalate overload really a thing?
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    Chamomile (Matricaria recutita syn. Chamomilla recutita, Chamaemelum nobile)

    Chamomile research for depression and anxiety:
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    Chamomile for depression (research):
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    Coleus (Coleus forskohlii)

    An interesting mint family herb. It's constituent forskolin is thought to be responsible for the majority of its benefits. Also known as Makandi.
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    Flavonoids Present in Propolis in the Battle against Photoaging and Psoriasis
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    Flavonoid and Antioxidant Capacity of Propolis Prediction Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy
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    Research on Homeopathy

    There is discussion in another thread that asks if there is any evidence supporting homeopathy. I figured then we should have a thread that discusses research both for or against homeopathy. I will start: Evidence for Homeopathy in the NHS...
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    Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre)

    Another anti diabetic plant that interests me. Gymnema sylvestre: A Memoir
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    Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia streptacantha)

    I have always wanted to try this cactus. It seems really interesting. They seem to be looking at it for its hypoglycaemic abilities.
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    I was reading about lignans in the context of the herb mandrake but found this more general article that I found interesting. Lignans and Their Derivatives from Plants as Antivirals
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    Mandrake (genus Mandragora)

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    Mandrake (genus Mandragora)

    I know mandrake isn't really used much because of its toxicity but it's still a fascinating herb with a fascinating history. Myths and mandrakes
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    Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

    You beat me to it. I like this herb as a simple addition to addressing diabetes.
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    Garlic (Allium sativum)

    I am surprised with the 100s of herbs listed here there wasn't a thread for garlic. The reason I wanted to hop on a thread about garlic is that I often see garlic toted for lowering cholesterol. I've seen mixed research on this. Sometimes a benefit (small) and sometimes not. But what really...
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    Is homeopathy a blemish for the natural and traditional health communites?

    We need to try different and new things. It's never an invalidation of the old approaches. It's just how we progress. Not everything new will good or useful. But some of it will. Which category does homeopathy fit into? I don't know yet. I haven't really looked into it enough to be sure...
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    I like David Winston's document on this subject Eclectic & Specific Botanical Protocols For Asthma
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    Food Intolerances and Sensitivities

    I remembered that Michael Moore once wrote: It always resonated with me that canker or ama would lead to these kind of things. But how to be sure about this? I'm not sure how to search the literature for this.
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    Anxiety & Panic

    Consider calamus root. I don't see this one get much of a mention. But for some people it works wonders for their anxiety or panic. Start with a small amount.
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    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

    Interesting exchange:
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    Elder or Elderberry (Sambucus Spp.)