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Herbs for Men’s Health.

Here are studies on herbs that help with urinary tract issues and a man’s reproductive system:

Saw Palmetto Berry:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23432584    Serenoa Repens, lycopene and selenium: a triple therapeutic approach to manage benign prostatic hyperplasia.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25154739  Serenoa repens, lycopene and selenium versus tamsulosin for the treatment of LUTS/BPH. An Italian multicenter double-blinded randomized study between single or combination therapy (PROCOMB trial).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12137626   Serenoa repens for benign prostatic hyperplasia.   REVIEWER’S CONCLUSIONS:  The evidence suggests that Serenoa repens provides mild to moderate improvement in urinary symptoms and flow measures. Serenoa repens produced similar improvement in urinary symptoms and flow compared to finasteride and is associated with fewer adverse treatment events. The long term effectiveness, safety and ability to prevent BPH complications are not known. The results of this update are in agreement with our initial review.

NOTE: This is 3 of at least 64 studies on the NCBI PubMed site.

Mullein:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27980574  UHPLC-ESI-MS/MS and GC-MS Analyses on Phenolic, Fatty Acid and Essential Oil of Verbascum pinetorum with Antioxidant, Anticholinesterase, Antimicrobial and DNA Damage Protection Effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25048704  Verbascoside–a review of its occurrence, (bio)synthesis and pharmacological significance.

NOTE: This is 2 of at least 11 studies of Mullein.

Parsley:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24660617  Parsley: a review of ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry and biological activities.

NOTE: This is 1 of at least 17 studies of Parsley.

Decide for yourself if herbs can help a man’s health.

 

Snoring and Essential Oils.

Here are links tostudies I found:

https://healthyfocus.org/proven-essential-oils-for-snoring/     Proven essential oils for snoring.

https://www.snorenation.com/best-essential-oils-snoring/   Best essential oils for snoring.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15478208   The use of essential oils to treat snoring.     Abstract: Snoring is a very common social inconvenience. This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation. Possible modes of action of the essential oils are discussed.

 

Raspberry Leaf and Women.

Here are links to some studies I have found:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24330413   Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843424  In vitro inhibition of human CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 by six herbs commonly used in pregnancy.

http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/pregnancy/raspberry-leaf.shtml   Raspberry Leaf info from Austrailia

http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2154002   University of Michigan Health System

This on is worth exploring:   http://www.herbcyclopedia.com/item/raspberry-leaf-tea-2

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-309-red%20raspberry.aspx?activeingredientid=309&activeingredientname=red%20raspberry

 

Herbs and their benefits.

I have included here some links to studies I found on various herbs

“Rose Hip”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17514536   Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of native Rosa sp. from British Columbia, Canada.

Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17657440

“Peppermint”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18355409 Aqueous extracts from peppermint, sage and lemon balm leaves display potent anti-HIV-1 activity by increasing the virion density.

“Thyme”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23828496   Antioxidant and antihypertensive activity of extract from Thymus serpyllum L. in experimental hypertension.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21452174   Anti-tumorigenic activity of five culinary and medicinal herbs grown under greenhouse conditions and their combination effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19809973    Impact of thymol in thyme extracts on their antispasmodic action and ciliary clearance.

 

 

Neem Seed Oil

Here are  links to some studies on the value of Neem.

Healing Skin Issues:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24851844 A plant-derived wound therapeutic for cost-effective treatment of post-surgical scalp wounds with exposed bone.  CONCLUSION: This retrospective, non-controlled analysis supports ONE as a simple-to-use and safe treatment option for scalp wounds with exposed bone. Treatment costs compare favorably to those published for other treatment modalities.

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23835719   Neem (Azadirachta indica): prehistory to contemporary medicinal uses to humankind.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195902  Effect of Neem oil and Haridra on non-healing wounds.  CONCLUSION: Topical use of Neem oil and oral use of Haridra powder capsule used in combination were found effective for chronic non-healing wounds.

Insecticide:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16900389  Efficacy of neem seed extract shampoo on head lice of naturally infected humans in Egypt

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21484346  Ovicidal effects of a neem seed extract preparation on eggs of body and head lice.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20461406  The efficacy of neem seed extracts (Tre-san, MiteStop on a broad spectrum of pests and parasites

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27687478 Neem toward the idea insecticide

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27552943 Neem cake as a promising larvicide and adulticide against the rural malaria vector Anopheles culicifacies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27178630 Ethnobotanical uses of neem (Azadirachta indica A.Juss.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21695566  Observations on effects of a neem seed extract (MiteStop®) on biting lice (mallophages) and bloodsucking insects parasitizing horses.