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German Measles
Ginger
Ginkgo
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GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
Glucosinolates
Goji Juice
Gotu Kola
Gout

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Garlic
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Allium sativum
Garlic is one of the oldest and most popular herb used in traditional herbal medicine throughout the world.

Garlic’s health benefits include: antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral properties. Garlic is also hypotensive (ie. lowers high blood pressure), and is able to lower cholesterol and fat in the bloodstream.

Other uses of garlic include preventive measure for colds and flu.


German Measles

Category: Ailment
>> Refer Rubella


Ginger
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Zingiber officinale
Ginger is another herb hat has been used for thousand of years. Ginger has anti-nausea properties and is used for the prevention of motion or travel sickness and vomiting.


>> more info on Ginger


Ginkgo
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name:



Ginseng, American
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Panax quinquefolius
American ginseng grows in shady forests in northern and central United States, and parts of Canada. The medicinal part of the herb is the root. The ginseng root is harvested only after 4 to 6 years when the ginsenoside content (the main active ingredient) is at its peak.

American Ginseng contains a higher percentage of ginsenoside than the Asian Ginseng, and is considered more “cooling” (yin) than Asian Ginseng.

Health benefits of American Ginseng include immune stimulating and antioxidant properties. Stress protection, clears heat, energy booster, aids in diabetes treatment, sexual stimulant, and helps maintain cardiovascular health.

Contraindication: Ginseng is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

Ginseng, Asian
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Panax ginseng

Ginseng, Siberian
Category: plant / herb
Scientific name: Eleutherococcus senticosus
Siberian Ginseng is a distant relative of true ginseng. Siberian Ginseng does not contain ginsenoside (the active ingredient in Asian and American Ginseng).


GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
Category: Nutrient



Glucosinolates
Category: chemical compound
Glucosinolates is a chemical compound found in broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and other cruciferous vegetables. This compound has been found to discourage cancer.


Goji Juice (‘kei chi’ in Chinese)
Goji Berries, also known as Wolfberries. Used as a soothing, yet powerful health promoting tonic. Contains 18 kinds of amino acids. Goji Berries are the richest source of carotenoids (incl. Beta-carotene). Also contains vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, polysaccharides and phytonutrients.


Gotu Kola
Category: Herb
Gotu Kola has been found to have excellent healing and strengthening effects on tissues including the skin, connective tissues, lymph tissues, blood vessels, and mucus membranes.



Gout
Category: Ailment
Herbal remedies: Nettle


Grapefruit
Category: Fruit
New research shows that grapefruit can fight heart disease and cancer. It even is able to trigger our bodies to lose weight, and improve the quality of our sleep.


Grapeseed Extract
Category: Nutrient / Food
Grape seed extract is an excellent source of bio-active flavanoids. They are an important class of antioxidant phytonutrients with cardiovascular and connective tissue health benefits.


Green Tea
Category: plant / food

High in antooxidants. Prevents dental cavities and gum disease. May have anti-cancer properties. Helps reduce cholesterol (thus help to prevent coronary heart disease and stroke).
>> More info on Green tea


 
       
       
       
       
 

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