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Yerba Santa

source : pixabay BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Eriodictyon californicum Parts used for medicinal purposes: Leaves Chemicals this herb contains: Formic acid Pentatriacontane eriodicytyol Resin Tannic acid Tannins KNOWN EFFECTS Masks taste of bitter medicines. Decreases thickness and increases fluidity of mucus...

Yohimbe

source : pixabay BASIC INFORMATION Biological name (genus and species): Corynanthe yohimbe Parts used for medicinal purposes: Bark Chemical this herb contains: Yohimbine, also called quebrachine, aphrodine OR corynine KNOWN EFFECTS Blocks responses of parts of autonomic nervous system. Increases blood pressure. Acts...

Vitamin A Deficiency

source : pixabay General Information DEFINITION - Insufficient intake or absorption of vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin. This deficiency is rare in the U.S. and is usually due to failure of the intestine to absorb enough of the vitamin. Synthetic vitamin A...

Vitamin B Deficiencies

source : pixabay General Information DEFINITION - Diseases caused by inadequate or absent B vitamins: B-1 (thiamine); B-2, (riboflavin); niacin; B-6 (pyridoxine); B-12 (cyanocobalamin). Vitamins are organic chemicals that occur in many natural foods. They are necessary for normal body function. B...

Vitamin C Deficiency

source : pixabay General Information DEFINITION - Illness caused by an inadequate intake of vitamin C. Vitamin C is essential for the body to manufacture collagen, connective tissue that helps form healthy bones, teeth and capillaries, and it promotes wound healing. BODY PARTS...

Vitamin D Deficiency

source : pixabay General Information DEFINITION - Insufficient intake or absorption of vitamin D, coupled with too little exposure to sunlight. This deficiency causes rickets in children and osteomalacia (softening of the bone) in adults. BODY PARTS INVOLVED - Total body, but bones are...

Vitamin K Deficiency

source : pixabay General Information DEFINITION - Inadequate or absent vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin necessary for proper blood clotting. Some vitamin K is produced in the gastrointestinal tract. BODY PARTS INVOLVED - Liver; blood. SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED - Both sexes; all ages. A...

Zinc Deficiency

source : pixabay General Information DEFINITION - Inadequate amounts of zinc in body cells. This affects function of the testes, liver and muscles, and affects the structure of bones, teeth, hair and skin. Zinc is a vital part of many enzymes that...

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