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Berberine

Traditional history: antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hypotensive, sedative and anti-convulsive effects, prevent fungal, parasitic, yeast, bacterial or viral infections, lowers blood sugar levels, may lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, relieve diarrhea by fighting off the infection causing the bacteria, increasing sensitivity to insulin

Berberine is reported in item 1 below to stop or impede cancer, item 2 to lower glucose.

1. "..Berberine, a compound isolated from medicinal herbs, has been reported with many pharmacological effects related to anti-cancer and anti-inflammation capabilities...These findings suggest that berberine possesses an anti-metastatic  (stops the spread of a disease from one organ or part to another) effect in non-small lung cancer cell and may, therefore, be helpful in clinical treatment." .http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16387334

2. "Berberine has been shown to lower elevated blood glucose as effectively as metformin (500 mg 3x/day of each). Two studies on this topic were published in Metabolism.4 In study A, 36 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus were randomly assigned to treatment with berberine or metformin..." http://www.naturalmedicinejournal.com/article_content.asp?article=61

 
 
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