HerbStats by Statistical Nature (iPad)
Released: Jan 5, 2012
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***What herbs have the most scientific evidence for promoting longevity? Protection against various types of cancers? Neuro-protection? Alzheimer's disease? Parkinson's? Infertility? Heart disease?***

HerbStat provides you with cumulative evidence-based lists and their associated abstracts, to answer all of these questions and hundreds more.

HerbStat allows the user to sort herbs by the number of positive or negative studies done on that herb with regard to various health conditions. The database from which the HerbStat iPhone app has been constructed is a dynamic ongoing collaboration designed to give statistical weight to complementary alternative medicine modalities incorporating information on cancer targets, proteins, inflammatory cascades and more. The information herein is based on direct (herbal) and indirect (phytochemical component/s, up/down regulation of cancer targets or inflammation factors associated with that herb) scientific information, or in cases of a “0” in the sorted column, anecdotal or traditional use. Overall rankings for any herb or supplement refers to its position in the database; a position derived from an algorithm based on: Accumulated net-positive abstracts for ALL conditions; the number of cancer targets it inhibits like EGFR, HER2, COX-2, CXCR-4, CYCLIN D1, ICAM, VCAM, cFLIP…, and many other promotion, inflammation, metastasis and invasion factors; minus the total accumulation of any negative and mixed results as well as cancer targets it may promote; a fractional ORAC value and other factors add points as well. For Specific conditions one herb or supplement may have a low overall ranking but be well ahead of other herbs in terms of accumulated positive, or a very high percentage of positive, abstracts for a specific condition. It is important to note that the phytochemical content of herbs varies as well. For example a large percentage of a phytochemical might be found in one herb and only trace amounts in another. We have endeavored to quantify phytochemical content whenever possible but in a few cases where this has not been possible, any positive or negative research associated with that phytochemical is applied equally to all herbs which have been shown to contain that phytochemical. In most cases however, when reliably accurate amounts of a particular phytochemical by weight or volume have been measured, only herbs containing a set threshold amount of the specific phytochemical will be positively or negatively affected by a given study. Over time the statistical sorting of positive and negative studies will tend to raise and lower the ranking of an herb with respect to certain conditions. Nevertheless, the positive studies with regard to that herb will stand regardless of it's day to day ranking.

Disclaimer: The data contained herein is not intended to diagnose or propose treatment. Some herbs can be toxic or have adverse affects that may not have, as yet, been cautioned against in this version of the database. While we do accumulate such information in the course of our research, our database is statistical in nature, specializing in research that has come to light regarding herbal efficacy against certain conditions. Please see your healthcare provider before beginning or modifying any treatment regimen.

Special thanks to: Onofre Combarros Pascual, M.D., Chief of Neurology, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Santander, Spain; for his contributions to the database, inspiration, and friendship.

Special thanks to Anna Stone, Ph.D., for her ongoing assistance.

Database designed and maintained by
K. Gremillion, ND

Original artwork design by JJ Gremillion Foley
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