Medical  Explorer

Custom Search

Drugs A to Z  :  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Medicinal Ingredients : A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Beauty Products : A  B  C  D  E  F  G  I  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  V

Aging      Allergies     Alzheimer's      Arthritis    Asthma      Bacteria   new Cancer    Chickenpox     Colds     Constipation      Diabetes      Epilepsy     Fatigue     Fever     Genetics       Haemorrhoids       newHeadaches      Hepatitis    Immunity      Infection      Insomnia       Leprosy       Menopause      Obesity      Osteoporosis     Other Diseases    Pain      PMS     Parasites     Sinusitis     newStroke     Toxicology    Urology




Arthritis medications
Acupuncture
Alcohol
Patients
newGeneral Health
Medicinal food
Chinese medicine
Nutrients
Smoking
Vitamins
OTC Drugs
Health Products
Therapy
Symptom
Parasitology
 
 

Clupeiformes speciesClupeiformes species

HERRING FAMILY

 

Herring flesh is rich in essential fatty acids, which are thought to be protective against heart disease. Oil is extracted from the flesh and given in capsules in orthodox medicine to prevent atherosclerosis ( the furring up of arteries with cholesterol deposits).

 

Oil from the flesh of herrings and other oily fish is rich in essential fatty acids. Research into the oil and its extraction began in the 1960s, prompted by the surprising rate of heart disease among Eskimos, which is one of the lowest in the world despite their high dietary fat intake. It is now believed that the essential fatty acids in fish flesh oil are protective against heart disease. Herring is the best source, along with mackerel and salmon. Herrings have a longstanding folk reputation for their health value, and whole fish provide concentrated nourishment such as protein, B vitamins, essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and some iron and zinc.

 

PARTS USED

Flesh.

 

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, including EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid).

 

ACTIONS

Reduces blood lipid levels and helps to prevent bloodclotting; anti-inflammatory; boosts immune function; lowers blood pressure.

 

MEDICINAL USE

Prescribed by doctors for hyperlipidaemia (high blood cholesterol and fat levels), to prevent atherosclerosis (the furring up of arteries with cholesterol deposits), coronary thrombosis (a heart attack due to a blood clot blocking a coronary artery), and other thromboses such as strokes. There is also increasing interest in the use of fish flesh oils to lower blood pressure, for psoriasis, eczema and arthritis, and to boost the immune system.

 

PREPARATIONS

Capsules, or 2 or 3 large, eg. 225 g (8 oz), portions of herring per week.

Abdomen
Blood
Bone
Breast
Ear

Eye

Face
Hair

Head

Heart
Kidney
Liver
Limbs
Lungs
newMind
Mouth
Muscles
Nails

Neck

newNerves
Nose

Skin

Teeth

Throat

Tongue
 
Health news
 
Cardiovascular Guide
 
Natural Remedies
 
Treatment of Cancer
 
Women's Health
 
Irritable bowel syndrome
 
Common Childhood Illnesses
 
Prescribed Drugs
 
 

     
         
     

 

Disclaimer