I wonder what herbs, and foods, will be become prescription
if the FDA gets its way to make all herbs and supplements prescription.
The FDA claims that anything, in which a medical claim is made for,
or that treats or mitigates a disease, or alters a function of the body
is a drug, and therefore under FDA regulation. So what foods can be
considered drugs, and may be subject to prescription?:
Cinnamon- Shown to lower blood sugar. Antiseptic. Aids
Oats- Lower cholesterol. As a fiber it helps regulate
bowel movements, and supplies silica to help in the formation of connective
Rice- Treats diarrhea.
Broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts- Contain antitumor
agents. Raw broccoli can slow down an overactive thyroid.
Peanuts- Raw peanuts will slow an overactive thyroid.
Soy- Regulates hormones. Raw, unfermented, soy treats
Watermelon- All parts of the watermelon are diuretic,
and helps treat constipation.
Garlic- Lowers blood pressure.
Onions- Lower blood sugar. The skins of yellow onions
contain quercetin, a natural antihistamine.
Rosemary- Antioxidant and antiseptic.
Nopales- Lowers blood sugar. Treats enlarged prostate,
and lowers cholesterol.
Grapes and raisins- Contain antiviral and antitumor
Green, oolong, and black teas- Contain antiviral and
Thyme- Antibacterial, antifungal. Thyme oil can be
used to treat thrush and toenail infections.
Basil- Strongly antiviral. Basil oil kills the herpes
virus and can be applied to cold sores to treat the outbreak.
Ginger- Shown in studies to be more effective than
the pharmaceutical drug Dramamine in controlling motion sickness. Ginger
also treats inflammations and pain, improves digestion, and is antiseptic.
Turmeric- Shown in studies to be highly antitumor,
Apples- Help to control blood sugar and suppress the
Kiwi- Treats scurvy.
Citrus- Treats scurvy. Contains the natural antihistamine
Strawberries- Treats scurvy. Contains antiviral polyphenols.
Mashed strawberries can be applied to cold sores to help kill the localized
Blueberries- Treats scurvy. Contains antiviral polyphenols.
Mashed blueberries can be applied to cold sores to help kill the localized
virus. Blueberries improve vision in cases of night blindness, and can
help prevent macular degeneration.
Brans- Treat constipation.
Olive oil- Lowers cholesterol.
Wheat germ oil- Can help prevent cataracts, and improves
Cocoa- Muscle relaxant due to high magnesium content.
Magnesium in cocoa can help lower blood pressure and reduces menstrual
cramps. Phenylethylamine (PEA) in cocoa is a psychoactive compound and
antidepressant. Cocoa butter added to make chocolate is a laxative,
and treats constipation.
Carrots- Helps improve vision, and fight cancer. Supports
liver function, and treats constipation.
Beets- The root improves liver function, and treats
iron deficiency anemia. The leaves are a methyl donor that treats inflammations,
heart disease, and depression.
Yogurt- Treats irritable bowel syndrome and yeast infections.
It appears that if the FDA gets its way that we will
have to carry a prescription pad with us just to eat.