From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Swelling Issues:
- Rose Hips
Natural Cures and Remedies for Swelling Issues
The third way is to provide more of the raw materials out of which Serotonin is made. Tryptophan can cross the blood-brain barrier and, before its recall, it was used by many practitioners as an alternative to the tricylics and MAO inhibitors. Once inside the brain, tryptophan is changed into 5-HTP and then into Serotonin. An alternative to this is to provide the 5-HTP itself. Since some individuals seem to be unable to easily convert tryptophan into 5-HTP, this is actually a better solution. And, unlike tryptophan, 5-HTP does not have to compete with other amino acids for absorption across the blood-brain barrier. Therefore, 5-HTP is easier to supplement and does not have to be taken in as large a dose as tryptophan.
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Feverfew, Pancreatin, Rose Hips
In this chapter we have explored a variety of vitamins, vitaminlike nutrients, and herbs that have documented anti-inflammatory and healing properties. These nutrients and herbs should be added to the core Anti-Inflammation Syndrome Diet Plan and supplement recommendations, but obviously you cannot take or use all of them all the time. In the next section we will focus on preventing and reversing some of the most common inflammatory disorders.
g powdered guarana (APA; PNC); 12 g crushed seed or resin per cup water 3 ×/day providing up to 50 mg guaranine each cup (SKY).
Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Black Bryony) – Not covered (AHP; KOM). Oxalate needles on contact may trigger histaminic reactions; internally may irritate mouth, throat, stomach, and intestines (PH2). “Death in most painful form is the result of an overdose” (GMH).
Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Gamboge) – Not covered (AHP). As little as 200 mg resin can induce colic and nausea (PHR). Fatalities with 4 g (PHR; PH2). Extracts bactericidal and protisticidal against, for example, Aerobacter, Enterovirus, Micrococcus, and Mycobacteria (PH2).