Herbal Information For You
In the world of cancer fighting, herbs
with potent antioxidant properties are the most useful. Antioxidants are
molecules which attack free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules
with an unpaired electron. As they take electrons from other molecules
they damage normal cells. Damage caused by free radicals is called
oxidation. Oxidation has been linked to many diseases including cancer,
heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, arthritis, cataracts, macular
degeneration, immune suppression, Alzheimer's and aging in general.
Free radicals occur naturally in the
body. Additional free radicals are generated in the body by stress,
environmental toxins, smoking, alcohol, anesthetics and radiation.
Antioxidants are also made naturally by
the body. Fruits and vegetables are a main source of antioxidants but many
herbs contain antioxidants as well. Some herbs, such as Oregano, are very
rich in antioxidants.
The following herbs are good sources of antioxidants.
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