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Herbal Extracts Plus extends our warmest welcome to you, our friends (old and new) and longtime patrons!  Having previously supplied fine botanicals and natural nutrients since 1995, our company now provides our rich storehouse of accumulated valuable information. This includes current and previous scientific research and university studies, history and folk use, clinical trials and common usage of herbs, spices and natural supplements....and how alternative therapy using natural substances and lifestyle habits can enhance your health  right now and maintain it for many years to come - the natural way.

NEW RESEARCH ~

GREEN TEA

Associated With Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure,

Total Cholesterol and

Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol ~

Systematic review shows Green Tea may benefit blood pressure and lipid profile. According to a meta-analysis, examining the effects of GREEN TEA (Camellia sinensis) and catechin-rich beverages on blood pressure and lipid profile, researchers evaluated the evidence for or against the efficacy of Green Tea Extract (EECG or epigallocatechin-3-gallate), supplements against placebos or identical controls in reducing blood pressure in normal and hypertensive humans. Meta-analysis is a quantitative statistical analysis of separate, but similar, experiments-studies to test the pooled data for statistical significance. In this case, as many as 474 citations were identified and 20 Randomized Clinical Trials (RCTs) comprising 1536 participants were included over a period of two to 24 weeks, with one RCT including subjects who were all hypertensive. Varied studies were funded by the government, Green Tea manufacturers, public institutions and several independent unfunded. The results of the different analyses were mixed, but it appeared that most RCTs revealed significantly reduced systolic blood pressure with Green Tea intervention, compared with control groups. The researchers noted that in subjects with normal lipid levels, Green Tea had a greater effect in reducing systolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol; and in those with dyslipidemia, Green Tea had a greater effect in reducing total cholesterol levels. They concluded that Green Tea Extract intake results in significant reductions in systolic blood pressure, total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. The effect range on systolic blood pressure was small, but the effects on total and LDL cholesterol appear moderate. Thus, longer-term independent clinical trials evaluating the effects of Green Tea Extract are warranted.

Sources: American Botanical Council and Science Direct

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Systematic Review Shows

Green Tea Intake Associated With Reduced Systolic Blood Pressure, Total Cholesterol

and Low-Density

Lipoprotein Cholesterol


Read other older research about healthy GREEN TEA

Green Tea Consumption May Lower Gastric Cancer Risk in Women

  Find additional news articles on our News and Research page!

HEALTH TIPS ~

COOK SAFELY

ON THANKSGIVING ~

Don’t let harmful bacteria in your kitchen make you sick: Follow a few helpful hints to keep you healthy: When preparing food, separate food items - especially true when handling raw meat, poultry and seafood, and keep these foods and their juices away from ready-to eat-foods (even in your grocery cart). Never place cooked food on a plate that previously held raw meat, poultry or seafood. Enjoy a delicious and SAFE Thanksgiving Dinner.

Keep Those Pearly Whites

PEARLY and WHITE!

Dentists provide a few tips on how to achieve a bright, beautiful and healthy smile: Snack on crunchy fruits and veggies. Crispy fruits and vegetables such as apples, carrots or celery provide essential nutrients and act as a natural toothbrush by gently scrubbing off small bits of plaque on the teeth and gums. To prevent discoloration, swish water around in your mouth immediately after drinking coffee or tea or other dark liquids that stain teeth. Chew sugarless gum containing xylitol, a natural sugar substitute, added to many sugar-free gums as a sweetening agent, but also with healthful properties. It has been shown to reduce harmful oral bacteria, lowering likelihood of developing cavities. Brush teeth before going for a run. Running dries out the mouth and any plaque that already exists on the gum-line will dry out and calcify, resulting in discoloration and even gum disease. A quick brush before going on a run can limit damage. Try some Green Tea. Its antibacterial and antiviral activity helps fight periodontitis and minimize bad breath; and its high flouride content is thought to help reduce dental caries.

COVER THE 'WHOLES'

IN YOUR DIET ~

WHOLE grains are an extremely important part of a healthy diet. Rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and (in some cases) Omega-3 Fatty Acids, whole grains provide numerous benefits over refined grains that have been stripped of these nutrients. There is even evidence that whole grains may reduce your risk of heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and obesity! Try switching over to at least one whole grain bread, cereal or pasta this week. Be wary though of tricky packaging: If you see the word “whole” in front of the first ingredient on the nutrition label you're getting the real deal. Don’t fall for "tan” coloring.

It's COLD and FLU Season ~

Keep home humidity level between thirty and fifty percent, so your nasal mucous membranes don't dry out. This will protect the fine hairs in your nose that act as a barrier between your body and invading germs. If you feel the flu or common cold coming on, reach for some Elderberry. It will help to reduce the course of the infection, and symptoms of influenza will generally pass within seventy-two hours.


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