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Re: [IP] Re: Crazy Herbal Remedy


Thank you for the info on hilba I came across the same site.  I hate to be
so stubborn (everyone tells me that I need to give in once in awhile)  so
even though I had my doubts I did try it for 2 mornings.  I could not
tolerate the extreme bitterness, so I gave up.  I can at least tell him I
tried it now.   I am curious if anyone here has had any success with it

Thanks again!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison Rogers" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 7:26 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: Crazy Herbal Remedy

> This is NOT medical advice! The following information should be taken
> with a grain of salt, so to speak.
> Dalia,
>    I did a quick search and came up with a little info. "Hilba" is
> fenugreek.
>  From   http://www.egregore.com/herbs/Methi.htm
> "A study in India involving insulin-dependent diabetics on low doses of
> insulin, pulverized fenugreek seeds were shown to reduce blood sugar and
> other harmful fats. The authors of the study suggest adding fenugreek
> seeds to the diets of diabetics."
> "Insulin-dependent diabetics should seek professional medical advice
> before using fenugreek as a hypoglycemic."
> *"**Decoction:* use 2 tsp. seed with 1 cup cold water; let stand for 5
> hours. Then heat and boil for 1 minute. Take 2 or 3 cups per day.
> Improve the taste with peppermint oil, lemon extract, honey, or sugar."
> From   http://www.anagen.net/fenuin.htm
> "* stimulates the *pancreas* and aids *digestion"*
> "* *antihyperglycemic* - affects endocrine system and hormone function
> due to its ability to reduce or control high blood sugar, which is
> predominantly the responsibility of the pancreas. The powder of the seed
> indeed *regulates diabetes* in advanced age. This *antihyperglicemic*
> action is interesting *against acne* which is caused by an excess of
> sugars in follicules causing a growth of patogenic germs."
> Apparently your pharmacist isn't just making up stories, but I cannot
> vouch for the validity of his statements. As far as not having an excuse
> not to try it anymore...YES you do have one! If you don't want to, then
> that should be good enough reason right there. It's your body, your
> health, (and your tastebuds, too) not the pharmacist's. Don't let him
> bully you. I've heard the seeds aren't bad in salads, though.
> Allie
> Mom to JayJay, age 5
> Dx'd @ 11 mos.
> Pumping with "Zero"
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