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Curing cancer with herbal remedies - a case for shamans and herb women? Not at all, for many chemotherapies to fight cancer applied in modern medicine are natural products or were developed on the basis of natural substances.
Milk thistle extract, an herbal remedy since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans, is today one of the most popular herbal supplements, with U.S. retail sales of nearly nine million dollars.
A new herbal remedy Echinacea may be a new treatment for common cold.
The herbal medicine Dan Shen, a standard treatment for ischemic stroke in China, lacks strong scientific evidence to support such use.
How plant-based phytochemicals, including antioxidants and herbal supplements, can be useful in the promotion of health and prevention of chronic diseases.
A common herbal extract available in health food stores can greatly reduce urinary tract infections and could potentially enhance the ability of antibiotics to kill the bacteria that cause 90 percent of infections in the bladder.
Garlic has been hailed a wonder drug for centuries and has been used to prevent gangrene, treat high blood pressure, ward off common colds and is even believed by some to have cancer fighting properties, garlic may also fight infections.
The screenings of Chinese herbs, commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine, has revealed a wide variety of compounds with potential for use in treating HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's Disease, arthritis and other diseases.
Testing of a therapeutic plant extract described in a 17th century Dutch herbal text may lead to anti bacterial drug.
The herbal medicine extracted from seeds of the Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum (silymarin) is known to have antioxidant, which is recognised as one way of helping people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels.
An herbal medicine used to treat cardiovascular diseases in China may improve symptoms of chest pain when used in conjunction with traditional treatments.
Health Canada is advising consumers about a possible link between black cohosh herbal remedy and liver damage.
Researchers are testing a secret herb in a bid to stop the severe hot flushes that besiege breast cancer patients on hormone treatment.
Adolescents who have ever used herbal remedies are six times more likely to have tried cocaine and almost 15 times more likely to have used anabolic steroids than teens who have never used herbal products.