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2012-06-01 23:00:58

Distributed by Standard Process Inc., Garlic Forte provides therapeutic effects on key body systems. PALMYRA, Wis. (PRWEB) June 01, 2012 Garlic gives a distinctive, flavor-packed boost to any culinary dish. It is also one of the oldest known medicinal plants, revered for its therapeutic effects on key body systems, including the gastrointestinal, respiratory, immune and cardiovascular systems. To ensure it is providing the highest quality herbal supplements, MediHerb has improved its Garlic...

2011-12-04 08:00:00

As reported by Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, a new study has found that a component of garlic oil may help release protective compounds to the heart after a heart attack, during cardiac surgery, or as a treatment for heart failure. This study was recently reported by Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin. Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2011 As reported by Doctors Health...

2011-07-28 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, JULY 29: GARLIC FESTIVAL Profile America -- Friday, July 29th. Legend has it that garlic will ward off vampires. More realistically, there's some evidence that garlic can help avoid mosquito bites and even lower cholesterol levels. And America's chefs couldn't do without it. Thousands...

2010-09-29 14:17:08

Garlic has "significant" potential for preventing cardiomyopathy, a form of heart disease that is a leading cause of death in people with diabetes, scientists have concluded in a new study. Their report, which also explains why people with diabetes are at high risk for diabetic cardiomyopathy, appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Wei-Wen Kuo and colleagues note that people with diabetes have at least twice the risk of death from heart disease as others, with...

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2010-04-14 12:57:08

Some components of the onion have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, making it possible to use this bulb for food preservation. This is demonstrated by researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cataluña (UPC) and the University of Barcelona (UB) in a study that has just been published in the International Journal of Food Science and Technology. "The antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of the flavonoids of the raw onion make it a good candidate for use in...

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2010-03-01 15:00:48

Researchers have designed a urine test that can simultaneously measure the extent of a potential carcinogenic process and a marker of garlic consumption in humans. In a small pilot study, the test suggested that the more garlic people consumed, the lower the levels of the potential carcinogenic process were. The research is all about body processes associated with nitrogen-containing compounds, scientists say. These processes include nitrosation, or the conversion of some substances found in...

2010-02-17 09:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- As heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in the United States for all adults, a new report released by the Nutrilite Health Institute, America's Phytonutrient Report: Heart Health by Color*, shows that Americans are falling short on heart-healthy phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are the natural plant-based compounds that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors and provide us with potential health benefits. Using NHANES...

2009-12-22 09:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Himfr.com, one of China's leading B2B search platforms with more than 30 B2B industry websites to its name, analyzes seasoning prices. Following the spike in garlic prices, recently green onions, ginger, dried peppers and other spices are also, and some even doubled. Himfr investigates: Normally, wholesale garlic prices at this time of year, are 0.18-0.19 RMB/kg, now rising up to 0.36-0.38 RMB/kg -- nearly doubling; the wholesale price of...


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2009-04-17 14:37:21

The Death Camas or Meadow Death Camas (Zigadenus venenosus) is a species of flowering plant that occurs in some regions of western North America. It can often be confused with the edible onion of the genus Allium. They are found in dry meadows and on dry hillsides as well as sagebrush slopes and mountain forests. The plant is up to 27.55 inches tall with long, grass-like leaves. The bulbs are oval and look like onions. The flowers are cream colored or white and grow in pointed clusters....

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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