Category Archives: Herbs

IN BRIEF: Rosemary Shown To Help Against Depression

IN BRIEF: Rosemary Shown To Help Against Depression

  It is always comforting to hear that a study has shown a culinary herb to be beneficial against a condition. One feels that one can hopefully avoid the cost and side effect of of pharmaceuticals. Plus it brings memories of simpler times when individuals had a better chance at …Read the Rest

Cancer and Herbal Therapy

Cancer and Herbal Therapy

MND: Pharmaceutical cancer therapies can have varied success and substantial side effects. So many patients turn to herbal therapy. But does it work? This article published in the European Journal of Cancer and entered in sciencedirect  Quoting:”.. Eighteen case reports of patients having apparent antitumour effects from herbal therapy  21 case reports …Read the Rest

Hibiscus asper leaves improves aspects of Parkinson’s disease in rodent model (pubmed)

Hibiscus asper leaves improves aspects of Parkinson’s disease in rodent model (pubmed)

MediNewsDigest: Full title: “Methanolic extract of Hibiscus asper leaves improves spatial memory deficits in the 6- hydroxydopamine-lesion rodent model of Parkinson’s disease“     Here is a link to the pubmed entry Quoting:”….Chronic administration of methanolic extract (50 and 100mg/kg, i.p., daily, for 7 days) significantly reduce anxiety-like behavior and …Read the Rest

Fibromyalgia: Herbs and Roots that could help (Dellwo,About)

Fibromyalgia: Herbs and Roots that could help (Dellwo,About)

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Herbal medicinal products target inflammatory autoimmune arthritis (ScienceDirect)

Herbal medicinal products target inflammatory autoimmune arthritis (ScienceDirect)

MediNewsDigest: Herbal medicine to the rescue for a difficult disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Follow this link to a sciencedirect entry to a   Maryland School of Medicine.   MediNewsDigest Notes:     Assuming this avenue bears fruit, are side effects of plant extracts more benign than synthetics? When do herbs leave the Alternative Medicine field …Read the Rest

About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

About Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a common problem for women, although men can get it too. Since the bladder is protected by flushing it through water drinking, the problem is also more frequent in paraplegics, that have a less efficient flushing. Western Medicine: The University of  Of Maryland  has an excellent …Read the Rest

Turmeric Enhance Effect of Chemotherapy Drug in Head and Neck Cancer (ScienceDaily)

Turmeric Enhance Effect of Chemotherapy Drug in Head and Neck Cancer (ScienceDaily)

MediNewsDigest:Turmeric/Curcumin anti cancer property are not new, but it is always interesting to get some details on the capabilities. Here is a link to the sciencedaily post.   Turmeric MediNewsDigest Notes: “Although turmeric is used in cooking, the amount of curcumin needed to produce a clinical response is much larger, …Read the Rest

Extraction of antioxidant compounds from rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) and oregano (Origanum vulgare L.)

Extraction of antioxidant compounds from rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.), marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) and oregano (Origanum vulgare L.)

MediNewsDigest:Ok, so Rosemary,Marjoram,and Oregano have anti-oxidants properties… So why try to extract them using  accelerated solvent extraction (ASE) conditions with  (Dionex ASE® 200, USA), instead of putting them in your pasta? see the study posted in ScienceDirect MediNewsDigest:Dionex ASE 200 has certifications by California in being used for the cleaning …Read the Rest

12 herbal supplements you should avoid (ConsumerReport)

12 herbal supplements you should avoid (ConsumerReport)

MediNewsDigest: An important Table from ConsumerReport  It show the herbal supplement , and the risk associated. This is a list of herbals probably to avoid. ConsumerReport’s Source is ” Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Professional Version, June 2010″. I went to the site, seems professional…. Share/Bookmark

Update: Common herbs and spices may help protect against certain chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease (WebMD)

Update: Common herbs and spices may help protect against certain chronic conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease (WebMD)

MediNewsDigest: A survey of possible health benefits of common spices Herbs and Spices Health benefit claims range from indirect (helping you decrease the amount of salt) to  direct (decreasing/preventing inflammation, lowering blood pressure) Direct benefits Actions is throughpolyphenols (ajcn) to  curcumin and capsaicin   (FEBS, India) A  good general review  is at  at …Read the Rest

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