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Your specific need and body response is important to consider when working with any healing herb and course of action. Read more below.
Comparing Rhodiola rosea, Ginseng and Ashwagandha
Both Rhodiola and ginseng function as antioxidants. They're both associated with improved physical endurance, increased mental alertness and reduced fatigue. Rhodiola and ginseng are also used for cardiovascular benefits. Ginseng may decrease cholesterol, while rhodiola improves levels of substances called monoamines that keep blood pressure under control.
Ashwagandha has similar properties as ginseng and is also known as Indian Ginseng. However, Ashwagandha is heat neutral which means it has no warming or cooling properties unlike ginseng which is a warming herb. Both ginseng and Ashwagandha stimulate the immune system, stop inflammation, increase memory, and help maintain general healthy and wellness. Ashwagandha is known to increase the production of bone marrow, semen, and inhibits the aging process.
1) Specifics of Rhodiola
Rhodiola has been used throughout Eastern Europe and parts of Asia for thousands of years. It's known for stimulating the nervous system and decreasing depression and anxiety. Like ginseng, it's also shown an ability to improve cognitive function, reduce fatigue and increase resistance to a variety of stress factors. It's been used to regulate sleep cycles, balance appetite, relieve headaches and reduce irritability.
Rhodiola exhibits strong antidepressant effects and may help reduce anxiety, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering. It assists the movement of neurotransmitters in the brain and functions as a central nervous stimulant. Rhodiola may cause irritability or insomnia, and may interfere with a variety of different medications, so if you take any prescription medications, talk to your doctor before using rhodiola.
2) Specifics of Ginseng
Ginseng is known for it ability for boosting mood and cognitive function, balancing blood sugars, aiding in detox, boosting immunity and maintaining healthy body weight, as well as increasing ability to tolerate stress.
The active ingredients in ginseng, called ginsenosides, stimulate the immune system and may help control blood glucose. They also help reduce inflammation following physical activity. Ginseng may reduce the risk of some cancers, but since it has an estrogenic effect, it should not be used if you have hormone-sensitive cancer. It may cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia, nervousness, dry mouth and an increased heart rate. If you take insulin, anticoagulants or monoamine oxidase inhibitors, do not use ginseng before consulting your physician.
Read more: Http://www.livestrong.com/article/509538…
3) Specifics of Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha has many applications, and has been used by Native Americans and Africans to treat inflammation, fevers, and to protect against infection or illness. It has also been used to boost the immune system, improve memory, and to promote overall wellness. Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center found that extracts of the shrub had activity that was similar to GABA, which helps you feel calm and decreases beta brainwaves that spike during stressful times which could explain why the plant is effective in reducing anxiety.
American therapists have also found the herb useful in treating depression. Alcohol dependency, and schizophrenia.
Ashwagandha acts as an anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory agent. It's naturally occurring steroidal content is much higher than that of hydrocortisone which is a common treatment in cancer cases.
When taking Ashawagandha, like any medicine to be carefuIl: If congested, do not take. Do not use if pregnant, breast feeding, complications are unknown. Talk to a doctor before using as adjunct treatment for AIDS, and cancer.
Read more here; Http://www.naturalherbsguide.com/ashwaga…
Yesterday I asked if I can lose my hearing from too much music and loud music and the answer was yes, so can I get it back? Would it get even worse even if you do not listen to anything, what do I do? What are some symphtons ?? Thanks.
Noise induced deafness can be caused by a nervous damage in the ears.
It could get worse if you continued in a loud noised environment; music or loud noises in general.
Symptoms? You can't hear!
I found some Articles that explain this problem and posible solutions,then i found food sources containig the elements and phytochemicals mention in the articles.
Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23349… ;"Alpha-lipoic acid, Antioxidants, Hearing protection, Noise-induced hearing loss"
Food sources of Alpha Lipoic acidFood Sources :
"R-LA occurs naturally in foods covalently bound to lysine in proteins (lipoyllysine). Although LA is found in a wide variety of foods from plant and animal sources, quantitative information on the LA or lipoyllysine content of food is limited and published databases are lacking. Animal tissues that are rich in lipoyllysine (~1-3 mcg/g dry wt) include kidney, heart, and liver, while vegetables that are rich in lipoyllysine include spinach and broccoli (90). Somewhat lower amounts of lipoyllysine (~0.5 mcg/g dry wt) have been measured in tomatoes, peas, and Brussels sprouts."
Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/81353… ; "Oral magnesium intake reduces permanent hearing loss induced by noise exposure"
Dietary sources of magnesium; Http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesi…
list of foods Table #1
Http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14595… "Effects of resveratrol on acoustic trauma."
"One cup of fresh red grapes contains .24 to 1.25mg of resveratrol.
One cup of raw peanuts contains .01 to .26mg of resveratrol,
1 cup of boiled peanuts contains .32 to 1.28mg and 1 cup of peanut butter contains .034 to .13mg".
Read more: Http://www.livestrong.com/article/83831-…
Just do not eat soy products or wine! They contain resveratrol but it is not wise to eat them for health.
Cranberries, blueberries and pomegranates are also reported to contain resveratrol
If you wold like to read more find studies on "golden root ( Rhodiola Rosea) and golden seal root"they are also helpful in hearing, but more with age related hearing loss .