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Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, Presents Herbs for Health, Intro to Natural Nurse Health Education Course, Body Wellness

Ellen Kamhi, PhD RN, Presents Herbs for Health, Intro to Natural Nurse Health Education Course, Body Wellness

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    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs   Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Ways To Use Herbs * Tea * Liquids * Capsules Herb - a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities.
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Liquids - Fluid Extracts Tinctures Represented As A 1:1 Ratio up to 1:10 Ratio 1 Gram of dried Herb This translates to 1 gram of dried herb For Every 1 Ml of extract for every 4 ml’s to 10 ml’s of extract A 1:1 fluid extract is 5 times Stronger than a 1:5 tincture and 10 times stronger than a 1:10 tincture Fluid Extracts & Tinctures Are Not Created Equal
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Liquids Versus Capsules Liquids Capsules * Better absorption * Convenient for travel * Easier to swallow * more exact amounts * Excellent for children & elderly * No herb taste
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com BENEFITS OF HOLISTIC BALANCE * Recognizes the presence of the full range of constituents as created by Nature * Focuses on the philosophy that the “whole plant is greater then the sum of its parts” * Understands the role of synergistic action of all constituents in the herb * Maintains the herb’s “natural wholeness” without adulterating any of its “naturally-occurring bonds” * Substantiates the teachings of traditional herbalists since the earliest of times
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com * Exact dose of specific quantity of a known marker compound, which is believed to give an herb its therapeutic properties * Assures consistency in manufacturing, potency and dosing * Increases knowledge about growing conditions needed for maximizing potency * Well-recognized by consumers due to mass media promotion on benefits BENEFITS OF STANDARDIZATION                                     
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs   Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Echinacea : Uses: * Colds, coughs and flu * Stimulates immune system * Enlarged lymph glands, sore throat * Chronic infections of respiratory tract * Other minor infections * Chronic infection of lower urinary tract * May help combat herpes and candida * Topically for chronic ulcerations and slow healing wounds * Wounds, skin regeneration and skin infections (external use) * Psoriasis, eczema and inflammatory skin conditions (external use * Promotes healthy skin How To Use: 250 mg-1000mg/day ; more in acute situations – use intermittently, not for long term constant use
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Echinacea: Adverse Reaction: The German Commission E lists no known drug interactions or side-effects.   Caution: may cause cross sensitivity in people allergic to daisy family flowers
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Echinacea: Research: * Hu C, Kitts DD. Studies on the Antioxidant Activity of Echinacea Root Extract. J Agric Food Chem. May2000;48(5):1466-72.   * Melchart D, Linde K, Fischer P, et al. Echinacea for Preventing and Treating the Common Cold. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2000;(2):CD000530. * Shah, SA, , Sander S, et. al. University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs, Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis. : Lancet Infect Dis. 2007 Jul;7(7):473-80 * Schulten B, Bulitta M, Ballering-Bruhl B, Koster U, Schafer M. Efficacy of Echinacea purpurea in patients with a common cold. A placebo controlled, randomised, double-blind clinical trial. Arzneimittelforschung. 2001;51(7):563-8.
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs   Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Green Tea: Uses: Green tea is said to have many health benefits, including * Lowering cholesterol levels * Boosting your immune system * Helping to prevent cavities and tooth decay. * Natural antioxidant * Anti-inflammatory * Respiratory and digestive infections * Lower high blood pressure * Free Radical Trap * Researchers have suggested - may be effective in cancer prevention How To Use: 250 – 500 mgs daily, capsules or extract. Tea- 1-3 cups daily
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Adverse reaction: Cautions: contains caffeine, may cause insomnia, decreased appetite, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure or nervousness Green Tea
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Research: * Adhami VM, Ahmad N, Mukhtar H. Molecular targets for green tea in prostate cancer prevention. J Nutr. 2003;133(7):2417S-24S.   * Dulloo AG, Sevdoux J, Girardier L, et al. Green Tea and Thermogenesis: Interactions Between Catechin-polyphenols, Caffeine and Sympathetic Activity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. Feb2000;24(2):252-8.   * Hertog MG, et al. Dietary Antioxidant Flavonoids and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Zutphen Elderly Study. Lancet. Oct1993;342(8878):1007-1011.   * Wu AH, Yu MC, Tseng CC, Hankin J, Pike MC. Green tea and risk of breast cancer in Asian Americans. Int J Cancer. Sep2003;106(4):574-9. Green Tea
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Goldenseal Uses: * Soothes Mucous Membranes * Supports Digestive Processes * Discourages Microorganisms * Enhances Immune Function * Famous for use against sore throat and Strep throat * Effective against bladder infections * Effective against protozoa, bacteria, fungi, including Candida albicans How To Use: Dosage: 125 mg- 250 mg/day. Works well along with Echinacea * Do not take on a daily basis for more than a week at a time
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Goldenseal Adverse Reaction: * Goldenseal contains berberine, a mild oxytocic (stimulates contractions of the uterus) and should not be used by pregnant women. * Cautions: decrease in blood pressure, shortness of breath, flu-like symptoms, stomach upset and possible heart damage have been reported due to berberine use in high doses (over 2000-3000 mg/day)
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Goldenseal
      • Research:
      • * Amin AH, et al. Berberine Sulfate: Antimicrobial Activity, Bioassay, and Mode
      • of Action. Can J Micro. 1969;15:1067-76.
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      • * Chan MY. The effect of berberine on bilirubin excretion in the rat. Comp Med East West.
      • Jun1977;5(2):161-8.
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      • * Lin HL, et al. Berberine Modulates Expression of Mdr1 Gene Product and The Responses
      • of Digestive Track Cancer Cells to Paclitaxel. Br J Cancer. Oct1999;81(3):416-22.
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      • * Sabir M, Akhter MH, Bhide NK. Further studies on pharmacology of berberine. Indian J
      • Physiol Pharmacol 1978;22:9-23.
      • * Clement-Kruzel S, Hwang, et. Al. SAJ Med Food. 2008 Sep;11(3):493-8. Links Immune modulation of macrophage pro-inflammatory response by goldenseal and Astragalus extracts.
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com    History: The ancient Greek's original name “oreganos”, translates to “delight of the Mountains”. Greeks believed created by Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness. Bridal couples were crowned with it  Oregano was placed in tombs to give peace to the departed In the 5th century B. C., Hippocrates used it for curing various diseases such as stomach pain and respiratory diseases. In the 15th century, Paracelsus used it to treat diarrhea, psoriasis, vomiting, jaundice, and fungal diseases. Mediterranean people used it as a meat preservative Oregano
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com    Uses: * Relieve Indigestion * Bloating, Flatulence * Urinary Problems * Coughs & Bronchial * Swollen Glands * Headaches * Promotes Menstruation * Antiseptic * Candidiasis * Canker and Cold Sores * Eczema Psoriasis * Gum Care * Cuticle Treatment * Athlete’s Foot * Wounds How To Use: Very strong must use in small amounts. Concentrated oil, use one drop. Work up to four drops at a time. Oregano Known to contain over 50 compounds which possess antimicrobial actions
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com   Many plants throughout the world are called oregano.   Marjoram ( Origanum majorana)   Oregano in Spain ( Thymus nummularius) Mexican Oregano ( Lippia graveolens)   It is important to be aware that different species have different chemical constituents. The active ingredient, carvacrol, is found in high amounts only in true oregano, Origanum vulgare Oregano - Species Confusion
    • Oregano Constituents Carvacrol Thymol Bio-Botanica ®, Inc. 2000 Contains over 50 compounds which possess antimicrobial actions
    • Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Oregano   Research: * Talpur, N.; Preuss, H. G.; Manohar, V., et.al.   Medicinal herbal oils: Antifungal effects of the edible oil of Oregano .  Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 19:5, October, 2000, 689 * You, Y. S.; Park, K. M.; Kim, Y. B.  Antimicrobial activity of some medical herbs and spices against Streptococcus mutans.  Korean Journal of Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering 21 (2), 1993, 187-191  * Stiles, J. C.; Sparks, W.; Ronzio, R. A.    The inhibition of Candida albicans by oregano.  Journal of Applied Nutrition, 47:4, 1995, 96-102 * Tassou, C. C.; Drosinos, E. H.; Nychas, G. J. E.    Inhibition of resident microbial flora and pathogen inocula on cold fresh fish fillets in olive oil , oregano , and lemon juice under modified atmosphere or air. Journal of Food Protection , Jan 1996. v. 59 (1) p. 31-34.    
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com   Adverse reaction: Severe allergic reaction is possible which can include, irregular breathing, skin rash, hives, and inching. Oregano                                                   
    • Remmal, A.; Bouchikhi, T.; Tantaoui-Elaraki, A.; Ettayebi, M.   . Inhibition of antibacterial activity of essential oils by Tween 80 and ethanol in liquid medium    Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (Belgium): 48 ,Sep-Oct,1993 ,352-356 …………… .. concluded that ethyl alcohol and polysorbate 80(Tween 80) may decrease the antibacterial activity of essential oils: clove oil and oregano oil tested   Be careful What Your Blend Your Essential Oils With:
    •   Grows in the Mediterranean Region Parts used : leaf   Active constituents : oleuropein, triterpenes, and flavonoids such as rutin   Cosmetic Uses : anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial   CAS # 84012-27-1 Olive Leaf (Oleuro europa)
    • Since the earliest of times, the Olive leaf has been referenced as a mythological symbol, as a nutritional food and as a healing medicinal   The outstretched Olive branch is a well-known sign of peace. In Genesis (8:11), Noah is told of the nearness of land when a dove flew over the arc with an Olive leaf in her mouth. The Egyptians extolled the leaf as a symbol of cosmic power. Olive Leaf
    •   … .a bitter compound that affords the Olive tree a marked resistance to insects, bacteria and other parasites. Its use for helping with human health issues can also be found in older medical literature. For instance, The Pharmaceutical Journal published an anti-malarial recipe in 1854 made from Olive leaves and wine. Oleuropein
    • Inhibits the growth of an incredible array of pathogenic organisms including bacteria, yeasts and viruses when tested in-vitro cold and flu viruses, herpes and retroviruses like HIV planterum E. coli Malariae (the old anti-malarial Olive leaf and wine remedy had some merit!)   In-vitro studies showed no toxic effects , even at high doses. Elenolic acid - one isolate of Oleuropean However, the isolated elenolic acid, given as calcium elenolate, did not circulate as a free compound, but became bound with proteins in the blood and was thereby inactivated.   Moral of Story—Holistically Balanced® is better!!!!
      •  • Antioxidant activity of phenolics extracted from Olea europae L. leaves .    Benavente-Garcia, O.; Castillo, J.; Lorente, J.; Ortuno, A.; del Rio, J. A.  Food Chemistry  VOL. 68  NO. 4, 2000-03  PP. 457-462
      •   • Quali-quantitative analysis and antioxidant activity of different polyphenolic extracts from Olea europaea L. leaves  ,CAS SECTION- 163,CAS SUBSECTION- 004  Pinelli, Patrizia; Galardi, Carlotta; Mulinacci, Nadia; Vincieri, Franco H.; Tattini, Massimiliano; Romani, Annalisa  J. Commod. Sci. VOL. 39    NO. 2 ,2000 , PP. 71-83
      • • Olive leaves . Their extract performs effective antiradicalic action. Amari, Sergio; Maramaldi, Giada    JOURNAL TITLE - SOFW J.  VOL. 125  NO. 8 ,1999, PP. 30-32
      • Baycin D., Adsorption of Olive Leaf (Olea europaea L.) Antioxidants on Silk Fibroin . J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Jan 30
      • Goulas V, Exarchou V,et. Al. Phytochemicals in olive-leaf extracts and their antiproliferative activity against cancer and endothelial cells. Mol Nutr Food Res . 2009 Feb 4.
      Studies: Olive Leaf
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Types of Ginseng Korean ( Panax ginseng ) Red Ginseng - hot stimulant. Chinese - moderate, not as strong. American ( Panax quinquefolius )- most preferred form in China building, tonic. Eleuthero ( Eleutherococcus senticosus, Siberian )- completely different species of plant-similar tonic use, very helpful with depression . Ginseng
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Ginseng Uses: * Colds, Coughs and Flu * Stimulates Immune System * Helps Control Diabetes * Stimulates The Mind * Fight Chemical Dependency * May Help Prevent Cancer * Sexual Performance * Improving Physical Performance * Fight Chemical dependency How To Use: Varies according to the kind of ginseng used. Usual dosage is 500 to 1000 mg per day. Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Ginseng Adverse Reaction: Over Use Syndrome Mostly caused by using Korean or Chinese-too much too often may cause: * Insomnia * Aggressive Behavior * Irritability * Heart Palpitations * High Blood Pressure Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Ginseng Research:   * Choi S. Epidermis proliferative effect of the Panax ginseng ginsenoside Rb2. Arch Pharm Res. 2002 Feb;25(1):71-6.   * McKay D. Nutrients and botanicals for erectile dysfunction: examining the evidence. Altern Med Rev. 2004 Mar;9(1):4-16.   * Morisaki N, Watanabe S, Tezuka M, et. al, Mechanism of angiogenic effects of saponin from ginseng Radix rubra in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Br J Pharmacol. 1995 Aug;115(7):1188-93   * Attele AS, Zhou YP, Xie JT, et. al. Antidiabetic effects of Panax ginseng berry extract and the identification of an effective component. Diabetes. 2002 Jun;51(6):1851-8. * 100 year old Catskill Ginseng Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com
    • Body Wellness ® Presents: Herbs & Your Health Understanding The Power of Herbs Body Wellness Programs & Services 516-410-3700, Drkamhi@bodywellness.com Herbs In Your Medicine Cabinet Black Cohosh – Hot Flashes Kava Kava - Muscle Relaxant Saw Palmetto – Prostate Ginger – Increases Circulation Astragalus – Immune Support Fever few – Headaches, Pain Dandelion – Liver support Licorice – Anti-Inflammatory Hawthorn – Heart Health Milk Thistle – Liver Support White Willow Bark – Pain Olive Leaf - Antimicrobial Mullein – Lungs Pepper Mint – Digestion Valerian -Sleep St Johns Wort - Depression