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C Vitamin (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C also known as, ascorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, dehydroascorbic acid, the antiscorbutic vitamin, L-xyloascorbic acid and L-threo-hex-2-uronic acidy-lactone, is a much talked about vitamin, with people claiming it as a cure-all for may diseases and problems - from cancer to the common cold. Vitamin C is the most widely taken supplement in North America. And with good reason. It is responsible for the formation, maintenance, and repair of collagen, the substance that forms the foundation of skin, ligaments, cartilage, vertebral discs, joint linings, capillary walls, and the bones and teeth. Also, it is required for utilizing carbohydrates and synthesizing fats and proteins. Activates growth and repair in tissues, boosts immune system, antioxidant, all organs and glands, connective tissues. Vitamin C promotes healing in every situation of ill health, can lower beneficial cholesterol and triglyceride level and may reduce cholesterol. Vitamin C also asists in the synthesis of collagen for healthy skin and mucous membranes. There are claims that Vitamin C will help with the relief of herpes infections of eyes and genitals and may retard aging.

Calcium
Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the human body, has several important functions. More than 99% of total body calcium is stored in the bones and teeth where it functions to support their structure. The remaining 1% is found throughout the body in blood, muscle, and the fluid between cells. Calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and sending messages through the nervous system. A constant level of calcium is maintained in body fluid and tissues so that these vital body processes function efficiently.
Bone undergoes continuous remodeling, with constant resorption (breakdown of bone) and deposition of calcium into newly deposited bone (bone formation). The balance between bone resorption and deposition changes as people age. During childhood there is a higher amount of bone formation and less breakdown. In early and middle adulthood, these processes are relatively equal. In aging adults, particularly among postmenopausal women, bone breakdown exceeds its formation, resulting in bone loss, which increases the risk for osteoporosis (a disorder characterized by porous, weak bones).

Calendula
Calendula, more commonly know as Marigold, is one of the most common herbs and can be found growing in people's homes throughout North America and Europe. In the past, calendula flowers have been used on injuries to reduce inflammation and as an antiseptic against infection. It has also been used as a remedy for a variety of skin problems ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. Taken orally calendula has been used to sooth stomach ulcers and inflammation. It has been reported to be effective in fighting fever, boils, abscesses, and recurrent vomiting. As a tea, it has been used for relieving conjunctivitis. The salve or dilute tincture of calendula has and continues to be used in connection with bruises, sprains, pulled muscles, sores, and more. Calendula has been used to treat a variety of skin disorders, ranging from skin ulcerations to eczema. It has also been used to sooth stomach ulcers and inflammation. Today Calendula is still used by many for the medicinal and health related effects it offers. Flavonoids, found in high amounts in calendula, are thought to account for much of its anti-inflammatory activity as well as medicinal effects. Triterpene and caretonoids are two other constituents of calendula that may play an important role in the herbs medicinal applications. More recently scientists have investigated calendula for possible anticancer and antiviral actions this herb may possess. However, there is not enough evidence at this time to recommend calendula for any type of treatment related to these conditions.
The following are list of calendula's reported medicinal applications:
-Wound healing
-Anti-inflammatory
-Burns (minor, including sunburn)
-Conjunctivitis
-Eczema
-Gastritis
-Injuries (minor)
-Peptic ulcer
-Ulcerative colitis
-Sore Throat
More recently scientists have investigated calendula for possible anticancer and antiviral actions this herb may possess. However, there is not enough evidence at this time to recommend calendula for any type of treatment related to these conditions. The oil extracted from the calendula herb serves many purposes. Externally applied to the ear, it has been reported to alleviate pain and discomfort from an earache. Taken internally, it may aid in eliminating fever, soothing a festering ulcer, and relieving discomfort of menstrual cramps. Calendula provides one of its greatest benefits in relieving eruptive skin disorders such as shingles, a viral infection. Calendula is considered by many to be an effective detoxifying herb that can help with the toxicity associated many severe fevers and infections. Calendula is also widely recognized as a cleanser for the liver, gallbladder, and other organs.

Caproil
Preferred by many doctors over the prescription drug Nystatin, Caproil is a combination of caprylic acid and oleic acid. It is a powerful killer for bacterial infections, parasites, fungi, yeast, and Candida no matter where in the body. It is an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral all in one but also is beneficial for:

-Cancer (inhibits the growth of cancerous cells!)
-Irritable Bowel Syndrome, leaky gut syndrome, intestinal parasite infections, Salmonella, ringworms, and gastroenteritis
-Promoting the production of antioxidants, and helps heart disease
-Boosting the Immune System and Memory
-Optimizing the functions of the brain
-Cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, angina and heart failure
-Lowering cholesterol levels

Contradictions: infants, children, pregnant women, and nursing mothers

Cascara Sagrada
Cascara Sagrada is an herbal laxative that is derived from the red-tinted bark of Rhamnus purshiana, a tree which is indigenous to the Pacific Northwest United States. The efficacy of cascara sagrada as a laxative has been demonstrated many times. It can soothe constipation. Cascara is so gentle that even the elderly can take it, and it can treat the constipation that can be a result of complications of surgery (through averting the stress and pain that accompany anal fissures or hemorrhoids).

Cat's Claw
Cat's claw is native to the Amazon. The name cat's claw comes from the thorns on the plant's leaves that look like the claws of a cat. The part used medicinally is the root bark. It comes in tablet, capsule, tea, dried herb or tincture forms. It has been used to treat digestive problems, arthritis, inflammation, ulcers and to promote wound healing. Other uses include:
1)Arthritis -Cat's claw is thought to have anti-inflammatory effects and has been used for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Compounds in cat's claw are thought to block the body's production of inflammation-producing substances called prostaglandins and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Cat's claw is believed to reduce pain somewhat, but it doesn't appear to have much of an effect on reducing swelling. More evidence is needed before cat's claw can be used as a treatment for arthritis.
2)Cancer - There's some evidence cat's claw may affect the immune system. Preliminary laboratory studies suggest it may halt the spread of cancer cells. A few animal studies suggest it may help with cell damage caused by chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Much more evidence is needed before it can be used as a cancer treatment, and it should never replace conventional care.
3)Other conditions - Cat's claw has also been used for high blood pressure, HIV, diverticulitis, gastritis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but there's insufficient evidence on the effectiveness of cat's claw for these conditions.

Cayenne (Capsaicin)
Medicinal capsaicin is just one of many alternative treatments for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and it has been shown to alleviate the pain associated with this condition which affects millions of people. With the recent recall of Vioxx, the most popular arthritis medication on the market, due to the increased risk of heart attack and stroke, more and people are turning to alternatives such as capsaicin cream to treat the problem.

Chamomile
Chamomile has a long history of use ,in Europe for digestive ailments. The active constiuents of chamomile have anti-inflammatory properties, and ease spasm and discomfort in the digestive tract. Chamomile helps with indigestion, anxiety, insomnia, canker sores, colic, conjunctivitis, eye irritations, Crohn's disease, diarrhea, eczema, gingivitis, hemorrhoids, menstrual disorders, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer and skin irritations.

Chasteberry (Vitex)
Chasteberry herb, sometimes referred to as vitex chasteberry, has been used by various cultures for centuries for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
Vitex Chasteberry is used nowadays primarily for helping to regulate the female reproductive system. Chasteberry herb is used to balance hormones in women helping to restore estrogen to progesterone balance. It is also taken for menstrual and menopausal symptoms, such as alleviating PMS, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, cramping, and so forth. It has also been reported to help with normalizing periods, and premenstrual symptom and stress, stimulating the release of Leutenizing Hormone, and helping with irregular menstruation. Herbs with similar function to chasteberry extract include: dong quai and black cohosh.

Chia Seed

Chick Peas

Chlorella

Choline (Acetylcholine, Bilineurine)
Choline is an essential nutrient that is widely distributed in foods, principally in the form of phosphatidylcholine but also as free choline. . Choline is synthesized by the amino acid methionine, and Vitamins B-12 and Folic Acid, but there may not be enough produced to meet the body's general needs. Choline is also large player in fat metabolism, signal transmission inside cells, and is involved in many brain and nerve functions because of its production of acetyicholine. Activates growth and repair in tissues, boosts immune system, antioxidant, all organs and glands, connective tissues. It promotes healing in every situation of ill health, help to prevent nervous system diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, and tardive dyskinesia. It is also used to produce the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

Chromium
Chromium is a mineral that humans require in trace amounts. Chromium is known to enhance the action of insulin a hormone critical to the metabolism and storage of carbohydrate, fat, and protein in the body. In 1957, a compound in brewers' yeast was found to prevent an age-related decline in the ability of rats to maintain normal levels of sugar (glucose) in their blood. Chromium was identified as the active ingredient in this so-called "glucose tolerance factor" in 1959. Chromium also appears to be directly involved in carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.

Cilantro

Cinnamon
Cinnamon health benefits have been touted for many years, as it has a long history of medicinal use in Chinese and Indian tradition. Recent evidence shows that it may be useful in the treatment of diabetes. Extracted from the inner bark of an evergreen tree native to India and Sri Lanka, it has been used for centuries for various medicinal and non-medicinal purposes. One of the many health benefits lies in its antibacterial capabilities. In particular it works to fight the E. coli bacteria.
The benefits of cinnamon also include treating stomach disorders, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. It acts as a digestive aid and can relieve gas and bloating. Perhaps the most intriguing of all is the recently touted cinnamon diabetes treatment. Scientists have discovered that cinnamon has insulin-like properties, and as such can be useful for those suffering from type II diabetes. Researchers believe the benefits of cinnamon may include decreasing blood glucose levels as well as triglycerides and cholesterol, all of which are especially important for diabetes sufferers.

CLA - Conjugated Linoleic Acid
CLA is derived from safflower oil. Studies have shown, when used in conjunction with exercise helps to maintain lean muscle development while burning calories. CLA inhibits fat storage and promotes muscle growth by allowing muscles to absorb nutrients.

Clove Oil
The essential clove oil, the most popular clove product, is extracted from the flower of the clove. Clove oil constituents include eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene and iocaryophyllene. Clove oil has been and continues to be used in connection with respiratory ailments such as asthma and bronchitis, muscle aches, sprains and strains, arthritis and rheumatism. Many individuals use clove oil for its analgesic effects for body pain. Clove oil is one of the oils contained in Narayan Oil. Clove oil is considered by many in the health profession to be an effective antibiotic, antiseptic, antiviral, analgesic, antioxidant, carminative, expectorant, antifungal, anti-parasitic, spasmodic, and stimulant.

Coconut Oil

Comfrey
Mucilage and allantoin are the primary constituents in comfrey which are responsible for the herbs soothing and anti-inflammatory effects.Comfrey has a wide range of medicinal uses for both internal and external ailments. Its actions are anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. Comfrey is an anodyne (alleviates pain), astringent (constricts blood vessels), expectorant (expels mucous), emollient (used to soften body tissues including skin), haemostatic (helps blood clotting), proliferant (increases cells growth), refrigerant, mild sedative, and vulnerary (ability to heal injuries). Dried comfrey leaves are especially popular when used in connection with internal disorders, such as lung ailments, and when used as an expectorant. Comfrey acts as a natural laxative and the mucilage as a gum-based substance relieves diarrhea and also helps with the digestion of food, a great benefit to people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Reports indicate that comfrey is useful for individuals suffering from ulcers and diabetes. Mucilage created by comfrey delays the emptying of the stomach and reduces after-meal peaks of glucose and insulin. It also helps to remove cholesterol, and the high nutrient content helps people feel better. Dried comfrey leaves are especially popular for treating internal disorders such as lung ailments and is considered a power expectoran. Comfrey acts as a natural laxative and the mucilage, a gum-based substance relieves diarrhoea and also helps with the digestion of food (a great benefit to people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome). Reports indicate that comfrey is useful for individuals suffering from ulcers and diabetes. Mucilage created by comfrey delays the emptying of the stomach and reduces after-meal peaks of glucose and insulin. It also helps to remove cholesterol, and the high nutrient content makes one feel a whole lot better.
Comfrey is most commonly used in connection with the following conditions:
-Bruises
-Sprains and Strains
-Dislocations
-Wounds

COQ10 (Coenzyme Q10)

Cranberry
Cranberry is a relatively small, red berry which grows on low-hanging vines in temperate zones in many regions of the United States and other parts of the world. The active ingredients in cranberry include chemical compounds called proanthocyanidins. Proanthocyanidins are potent antioxidants that appear to be able to decrease bacterial adherence to the bladder epithelium cells. The main benefit of this action is that bacteria have less likelihood of grouping together to cause bladder infection, urinary track infections and other related conditions.
Uses include:
1)Urinary Tract Infections - Many people take cranberry supplements to prevent urinary tract infections caused by bacteria. Specifically, the proanthocyanidins found in cranberry appear to block the adhesive strands on the E. coli bacteria from sticking to a surface whereby inhibiting their ability to stick to the cell walls of the uterus and bladder.
2)Reduction of Dental Plaque - It is believed that cranberry juice can inhibit the aggregation of bacteria that cause dental plaque.
3)Anti-Cancer Activity - Based on evaluation of several vitro screening tests, it has been suggested that the proanthocyanidin compounds found in cranberry may exhibit some anti-carcinogenic activity.
4)Heart Disease - Cranberry extract has been shown to inhibit low density lipoprotein oxidation. Since this process is believed to be part of what can cause heart disease, prevention of oxidation through cranberry supplementation can potentially reduce the risk of heart disease.
5)Kidney stones - Some medical professionals and specialists believe that quinic acid abundant in cranberry may help to prevent the development of kidney stones.

Crystal Skull
The legend says that there were originally thirteen (13) life-size human skulls of solid crystal with movable jaws that were said to speak and sing. The significance of the number thirteen is that including the Sun, the Moon, and the ten planets in our solar system adds up to the number 12. The last one stands for Quetzalcoatl, the serpent god, who will return again to rule all the planets. The Mayan year was made up of 13 months of 20 days. There are thirteen Mayan gods of the upper world.
These skulls held the greatest mysteries of life and the universe. They told the past history of this planet and the evolution of mankind. The legend says that at a time of great crisis, for humanity, that the skulls will be rediscovered and brought back together to reveal their knowledge.
Native tribes that have stories relating to the Crystal Skulls are: Mayans of Mexico; Aztecs of Mexico; e Pueblo and Navajos; Cherokees and the Senecas (of the Iroquois League).

Curry Powder