Easy On The Gut Now
It seems the World is steadily going natural botanicals, while applying some clinical rigour alongside a little gentle tree hugging. How better, ultimately, than to combine the process and distribution of Big Pharma with a recognition that plants are the basis of almost all the medicines in widespread use today? Nature has some blood pressure lowering plants, such as hibiscus, which acts as a diuretic to draw sodium from the bloodstream and so decrease pressure on the arterial wall. Another plant, but from the garlic family, is turmeric (curcuminoids) which has been used to treat a variety of internal disorders for millennia, from skin infections and colds, through internally to treat liver complaints. Both CancerResearchUk and the University of Maryland have some promising study results that curcumin may help treat cancers, and also ulcerative colitis, respectively. As ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the digestive tract (where 2/3rds of biopsies are performed) that may make it a welcome addition to the natural remedy arsenal.