Helps the body absorb calcium and promotes strong, healthy nails, teeth, hair, skin and perhaps, most importantly, strong bones, which is great for treating fractures and bone diseases, including rickets and osteoporosis. Women may not only find this beneficial for bones, hair, and nails, but also to promote the growth of collagen, which is a great help for improving skin health.
Beneficial for countering the bone loss and osteoporosis experienced by menopausal women.
By improving cartilage it helps to lessen inflammation and combat joint pain, arthritis, gout, muscle cramps, hemorrhoids, spasms, and rheumatism. It is used as a tissue builder and may be employed in the treatment of debility and anemic conditions.
Effective in promoting healthy hair and nails within weeks. There are also reports that it promotes faster growth. The beta-carotene content is beneficial to good eye health. May significantly decrease the risk of developing night blindness, dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea and other eye disorders.
Helpful for edema in some cases of arthritis and swelling of the legs, as well as tuberculostatic conditions. The herb is used to reduce urinary tract irritation and help relieve prostatitis, cystitis, and urethritis. Considered mild enough for use by delicate and weak persons (although not for prolonged periods of time).
Urinary incontinence and bed-wetting.
Contraindications: Pregnant and nursing women or men with prostate cancer should avoid use.
This herb should not be used for prolonged periods of time nor in excessive amounts (many times the recommended dosage).
Older adults, children, people with cardiac disease or high blood pressure should not use the herb without first consulting a physician.
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