How plant-based phytochemicals, including antioxidants and herbal supplements, can be useful in the promotion of health and prevention of chronic diseases.
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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.
The herbs most commonly used were those with relatively low risk for adverse effects, including aloe vera, chamomile, garlic, peppermint, lavender, cranberry, ginger, echinacea and lemon.
From nausea to arthritis, ginger products can provide relief. A common mother's home remedy for a tummy ache or nausea has long been a glass of ginger ale or ginger tea. It turns out mom was onto something.
From nausea to arthritis, ginger products can provide relief.
Further study of herbal products is needed and greater communication between patients, parents and pediatricians on the topic of herbal remedies.
Just because an herbal remedy or supplement is "natural" doesn't mean it is any safer or better than a conventional medication.
Herbs seem to zero in on particular parts of the body. There are a number of plants which are good for the circulation and are safe for anyone to use.
Natural, Herbal remedies present an appealing alternative in a world, where prescribed medicines often carry a long list of potential side effects and contraindications. Herbal remedies are not a new phenomenon.
Traditional herbal medicines encompass an extremely diverse group of preparations.
More patients are turning to alternative treatments such as herbal remedies. Herbal medications are products derived from plant parts that cause a pharmacologic effect (like a medicine).
Among the most exciting applications of herbal medicine lie in treating abnormalities of the immune system. Clinical studies have shown that various herbal products are effective in treating allergies, asthma, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Herbal medicine also has a unique potential usefulness in balancing the immune system in cases of chronic infection, preventing the immune system from turning on the body and causing destruction.
Along with the beauty of fall days comes the need to get ready for winter. Time to nourish my immune systems so cold days won't be days of colds and flu. You may wonder what herbs and remedies are the best to have on hand to help your family deal with the flu.
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Is it any wonder that a Mediterranean diet is one of the known healthy diets? Herbs are widely used there. The average Mediterranean inhabitant eats lots of parsley in a lot of different dishes.