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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.

(Lactobacillus acidophilus)

Friendly bacteria of the digestive system necessary for proper digestion and prevention of many disorders including candidiases and thrush. Available in plain yogurt. Important dietary supplement during and after antibiotic therapy to replenish friendly bacteria in the digestive system. Has also shown to be effective against vaginal yeast infections and other fungal infections caused by Candida albicans. Helpful part of diet during a cold. Also reported helpful in preventing traveler's diarrhea with attention to cautionary avoidance of certain foods known to be suspect when traveling. Supplements in capsule or liquid form are available.

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