Alternative Medicine Update
A derivative of cysteine, taurine plays multiple roles in the body, including stabilizing membranes, signaling calcium, and regulating cardiac and skeletal muscle function.
The most common medical use for pumpkin seeds is managing benign prostatic hypertrophy.
The leaves and roots of the marshmallow plant can be used as an antitussive and for sore throat relief.
Hops can be used as a sedative in place of more dangerous substances like benzodiazepines.