Cialis vs. Herbs & Plants

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Cialis and Viagra are taken orally in tablet form. Users are advised by the manufacturers not to cut pills, but to take them whole. Cialis tablets are almond-shaped and come in various shades of yellow and yellow-orange. They are engraved with C and their dosage amount (e.g., C 5 for 5 mg). Viagra pills are blue-colored, film-coated, and in the shape of elongated diamonds with rounded corners. Pfizer is engraved on one side of the pill and VGR and a dosage amount are printed on the other side (e.g., VGR50 for 50 mg).
Mechanism of Action

Both Viagra and Cialis have a similar mechanism of action; they are PDE5 inhibitor drugs that relax muscles and increase blood flow, thereby helping those suffering from erectile dysfunction.

In the following video, a physician explains how PDE5 inhibitor drugs like Cialis, Viagra, and Levitra work and how they are different

 

Culinary herbs

Culinary herbs are distinguished from vegetables in that, like spices, they are used in small amounts and provide flavor rather than substance to food.

Herbs can be perennials such as thyme or lavender, biennials such as parsley, or annuals like basil. Perennial herbs can be shrubs such as rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, or trees such as bay laurel, Laurus nobilis – this contrasts with botanical herbs, which by definition cannot be woody plants. Some plants are used as both herbs and spices, such as dill weed and dill seed or coriander leaves and seeds. Also, there are some herbs such as those in the mint family that are used for both culinary and medicinal purposes.

Medicinal herbs

Some plants contain phytochemicals that have effects on the body. There may be some effects when consumed in the small levels that typify culinary “spicing”, and some herbs are toxic in larger quantities. For instance, some types of herbal extract, such as the extract of St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum) or of kava (Piper methysticum) can be used for medical purposes to relieve depression and stress.[medical citation needed] However, large amounts of these herbs may lead to toxic overload that may involve complications, some of a serious nature, and should be used with caution.

 

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