Mahonia Aquifolium – also known as Oregon Grape Root or Berberis Aquifolium

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Mahonia Aquifolium- also known as Oregon Grape Root or Berberis Aquifolium

 Botanical Names are Berberis aquifolium and Mahonia aquifolium

Its properties are antiproliferative, antimicrobic, antimutagenic and antioxidant

The berries are edible and are rich in vitamin C but it is the root of the plant that is used for its medicinal properties.

The plant contains alkaloids berberine, berbamine, canadine, and hydrastine.  It is believed that these alkaloids inhibit the ability of bacteria to attach to human cells and so prevent the spread of infection.

Oregon Grape root is used for for the natural treatment of atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and seborrhea (scalp psoriasis).

The roots of mahonia aquifolium contain isoquinoline alkaloids, which include jatrorrhizine, berberine, palmatine, magnaflora and columbine.  It is considered that these alkaloids are active plants components that have anti-microbial and antifungal effects.

Alkaloids berberine, jatrorrhizine, and magnoflorine are antioxidant.

Oregon grape (Mahonia/ Berberis aquifolium) extract was found to inhibit the growth of keratinocytes by 50% in vitro. This is useful to manage psoriasis as people with psoriasis have a faster than normal turnover of skin cells in the top layer of the skin.

Laboratory tests have shown that Oregon grape can kill or suppress the growth of candida and other fungal infections, staphylococcus, streptococcus, E. coli, Entamoeba histolytica, Trichomonas vaginalis, Giardia lamblia, Vibrio cholerae, and other harmful microbes.

One of the primary actions of this herb is an improvement of blood flow to the liver.  It also stimulates intestinal secretions and bile flow.

Traditionally, a tincture of the herb has been used, orally and topically, to treat eczema, acne, conjunctivitis and herpes.

Additional historical and traditional uses include the treatment of gall bladder disease, hemorrhages and a few forms of cancer.

Animal studies have indicated that it may enhance the performance of some antibiotics but no clinical trials have as yet been carried .

Read about M-Folia studies and clinical trials

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Free M-Folia Tablets!

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Free M-Folia Tablets With Your Order!

* This offer ran from 27 Jan to 27 March 2018.  It isn't currently available but we will do an offer on another product soon.  If you have any suggestions, do drop us a line or give us a call.*

As you have no doubt found for yourself, psoriasis is best tackled from the inside out, as well as outside in.  This is why so much emphasis is placed on diet for psoriasis suffers and for sufferers of skin conditions generally.

So to encourage our lovely customers to add the inside to out approach to their treatment, we’re offering a free M-Folia tablets with every four items ordered. Your choice of Mild or Super Potency.  (These usually retail at £8.99 for the Super tabs and £7.99 for the Mild.)

The Mild tabs are equivalent to homoeopathic 6c and are suitable for mild symptoms.
The Super tabs are equivalent to homoeopathic 30c and are suitable for acute and/or persistent problems.

You dissolve one under your tongue 3 times a day.  But don't take don't them within 20 minutes of eating.

Each bottle contains 120 tablets which means you'll have enough for four months.  The bottles are light but sturdy so you can carry them around with you in your pocket or bag.

So, our offer is a free bottle of Mild or Super tablets when you order 3 or more items.  And non-UK customers, please note, the bottle will not contribute to any shipping charges!

Your multibuy discounts for 3 or more items ordered will, of course, still apply.

If you haven't previously tried the tablets, now’s your opportunity to try them for free.

The tablets offer is here: https://www.psoriasissolutions.net/m-folia-psoriasis-products/free-m-folia-tablets/

So happy shopping, and do get in touch if you need to ask us anything at all.  We're always happy to help.  (You may like to know that as a company we only sell products that we personally use.)

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Psoriasis – differences between men and women

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Psoriasis – Differences Between Men and Women

Do men suffer from more severe psoriasis than women?
 
A recent Swedish study of 5,438 patients with moderate to severe psoriasis found that "women had statistically significantly lower median PASI scores (5.4) than men (7.3), consistent across all ages.
 
The authors concluded:
"For more than 70 years it has been speculated that women have less severe psoriasis compared with men. By investigating, for the first time, the sex differences in the severity of psoriasis using the gold standard of severity measurement—the PASI score—and the distinct elements of the PASI score, we were able to corroborate this thesis in a nationwide population. Further research is needed to substantiate this finding in different populations."
 

Hägg, D., Sundström, A., Eriksson, M. et al. Am J Clin Dermatol (2017). doi:10.1007/s40257-017-0274-0
 

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Psoriasis on the Feet and Toenails

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Psoriasis on the Feet and Toenails

For psoriasis on the feet and toenails we recommend M-Folia Herbal Extract and M-folia Bath Oil.

1. Take M-Folia Herbal Extract 3 times a day in a little feshly boiled water.

2. Regularly soak your feet in a small bowl of warm water to which you have added M-Folia Herbal Extract or M-Folia Bath Oil .

Pat your skin dry.

Apply M-Folia Ointment or M-Folia Cream.

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