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Taking charge of your health is possible with the help of botanical medicine. Botanical medicine can be used for conditions like acute viral infections, ear infections or possibly as a part of a more comprehensive plan when working on managing hypertension, diabetes or reducing the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation while increasing the efficacy of them at the same time.

Begin to experience the therapeutic benefits of botanical medicine at Acadiana Center for Natural Health, where you can rely on the proper administration of a plan that is both safe and effective when administered by a trained Naturopathic Doctor.

Fast Facts

  1. Berberines have been shown to be effective in reducing blood sugar levels in people with diabetes as effectively as metformin.

  2. Curcumin has been show to be beneficial in clients undergoing radiation treatment. It is radio-protective by reducing lipid peroxidation and increasing ROS and ERK1/2 activation.

  3. Crataegus Oxycantha (hawthorn)extracts exert a wide range of cardiovascular pharmacological properties, including antioxidant activity, positive inotropic effect, anti-inflammatory effect, anticardiac remodeling effect, antiplatelet aggregation effect, vasodilating effect, endothelial protective effect, reduction of smooth muscle cell migration and proliferation, protective effect against ischemia/reperfusion injury, antiarrhythmic effect, lipid-lowering effect, and decrease of arterial blood pressure effect.

Sources Cited:

  1. 1. Yin J, Xing H, Ye J (May 2008). “Efficacy of berberine in clients with type 2 diabetes mellitus”. Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental 57 (5): 712–7. doi:10.1016/ j.metabol.2008.01.013. PMC 2410097. PMID 18442638. // articles/PMC2410097/.

  2. 2. The chemopreventive Agent Curcumin is a Potent Radiosensitizer of Human Cervical Tumor Cells via Increased Reactive Oxygen Species Production and Over activation of the Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase pathway, Javvadi, Segan, Tuttle & koumenis, Mol Pharmacol. 2008 May;73 (5): 1491-501.

  3. 3. Effects of Crataegus usage in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: An Evidence Based Approach. Wang et. al. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 149363.

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