Herbal Side effects | Dangers of Areca Palm Nut to Asthma

Dangers of Areca palm nut to Asthma

Dangers of Areca palm nut to Asthma

Danger of areca palm nut to asthma. The results showed that areca palm nut has harmful effects for people with asthma. Areca palm nut seeds can cause a contraction effect on the respiratory tract, associated with the recurrence of asthma attacks. Inhalat two types of alkaloids from areca nut is arekolin (5.2 mg / ml) and metakolin (1.6 mg / ml) can cause airway contraction by 20% in people with asthma.

There are even people with asthma which has decreased the volume of air expenditure about 30%, 150 minutes after chewing Areca palm nut. Areca palm seed has arekolin alkaloid compounds, the active alkaloid compounds, which if used in excess it can endanger health. 2 mg of pure arekolin could cause a strong stimulant effect, so the recommended dosage does not exceed 5 mg for the single-use. The use of Areca palm nut powder should not exceed 4 grams. If more than 8 grams will be fatal. Arekolin is citotoxic (toxic to cells) and strong sistatic. Continue…

Herbal Side Effects of Sweet grass

Dringo/sweet grass (Acorus Calamus)

Dringo/sweet grass (Acorus Calamus)

We will talk about herbal Side Effects of sweet grass that can cause cancer. Sweet grass is a perennial plant of the grass family (Poaceae). The stems of the grass are upright, hairless and hollow. It can grow to about 60 cm or two feet in height. The plant blooms in May to June. Also known as Holy grass, myskgräs, festgræs, reyrgresi, buffalo grass, vanilla grass, vanilla-scented grass, manna grass, Russian buffalo grass, seneca grass, zebrovka, zubrowski, duftendes mariengras, mariengras, hierochloé odorant, hierba de la virgen.

Although herbal remedies are safe to use, but the use of arbitrarily without pay attention to the substance owned by the herb also the usage and doses, it can cause negative effect for patients. A classic example can be taken is the use of Dringo (Acorus Calamus) or more known as sweet grass.

Traditionally, Sweet grass often used as a sedative and to cope with stress. Dringo have asaron bioactive compounds, which consisted of two isomers of alpha and beta-asaron. These compounds have chemical structures similar to amphetamine class compounds and ecstasy. In Europe, the herb has been used to flavor tobacco, sweets and alcoholic beverages like the Polish vodka Zubrowka.

Dringo/sweet grass in low doses can be given effect on muscle relaxation and sedative effects (tranquilizers) in the central nervous system. But if used in high doses, it will have the opposite effect, namely increased mental activity or popularly called psychoactive. beta-asaron on Dringo is one of the naturally occurring compounds that have the potential to be carcinogenic or cancer triggers. Continue…

Aspartame Side Effects

aspartame side effect

Aspartame Structure – credit to: www.chm.bris.ac.uk

Aspartame has been marketed to the world as a sugar substitute and can be found on all types of soft drinks to diet. This can also be found on the product of artificial sweeteners. And widely used in food products and beverages as sugar substitutes. Aspartame is safe to be consumed, as long as we follow the Acceptable Daily Intake that has been defined, which is about 50 mg per kilogram of body weight per day. So for people with a weight 75 kg, was equivalent to 20 cans of diet drink per day. Continue…