Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Berberine is a Remarkable Herbal Therapy

For many years, berberine has been used as an antimicrobial agent. One of its advantages is that it can fight intestinal infections or imbalances without facilitating yeast overgrowth. In fact, it might help fight off yeast problems. Berberine might help improve fatty liver disease and restore normal intestinal function. Recently, higher doses of this very safe herb can reduce cholesterol and control blood sugar, especially in patients with metabolic syndrome. Many additional indirect benefits might occur from its improvement of digestive function, where a good portion of the immune system is located. Be careful if you are pregnant or nursing, though. It has not been cleared a safe during pregnancy. www.thorne.com from Sept. 18, 2012 online newsletter

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