The therapeutic heart benefits of long-term administration of Nigella sativa (black cumin seed)

(Natural News) Fennel or Nigella sativa (NS) has been shown to offer plenty of benefits for the heart. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine compared the angiogenic properties of fennel with that of exercise in an animal model. Exercise’s main benefit to the cardiovascular system has to do with improving blood flow...
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Background: The Indian system of medicine has its origin in India and has been practiced since centuries in India and its neighbouring South East Asian countries. Mostly the practice of this system of medicine is believed to be the safest form of therapy, however, incidences of adverse drug reactions owing to the consumption of traditional drugs led to the origin of pharmacovigilance of Ayurvedic drugs. The Concept of Pharmacovigilance: Pharmacovigilance is the science of detection, understanding, assessment and prevention of adverse drug reactions and related untoward effects. Concepts and Regulations of Pharmacovigilance...
Source: Current Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
(Natural News) Eating spinach (Spinicia oleracea) can help osteoarthritis patients maintain strong bones, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, carried out by a team of researchers at CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute in India, looked at the anti-osteoarthritic effects of spinach extracts in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis mice....
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Authors: Kim MJ, Lee DH, Ahn J, Ha TY, Jang YJ, Do E, Jung CH Abstract Although classification of an individual's Sasang constitution is a key step in the prescription of traditional Korean medicine, the classifying process is complex and not objective. Identification of metabolic-based biomarkers could allow the development of a reliable and sensitive classification technique and even therapeutic management. Our pilot study investigated whether metabolites in plasma are characteristic of Sasang constitutions. Ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography-quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry-based metabolic a...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results showed that EAP is a useful pharmaceutical and functional food material for preventing and treating colds and flu. PMID: 30002717 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Expression of Concern on "Modes of Antiviral Action of Chemical Portions and Constituents from Woad Root Extract against Influenza Virus A FM1". Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2018;2018:5810294 Authors: And Alternative Medicine EC PMID: 30002716 [PubMed]
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(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about one in 59 children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A look at yearly data on the prevalence of ASD reveals that this figure is likely to get worse. Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that the administration...
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Study Objectives:Although regular physical activity improves obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the general population, this finding has not been assessed in postmyocardial infarction (MI) patients in a rehabilitation setting (coronary artery disease, CAD). We aimed to determine whether cardiac rehabilitation may benefit post-MI patients in terms of OSA disease and associated autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity.Methods:Consecutive post-MI patients participating in the ambulatory cardiac rehabilitation program of St-Etienne University Hospital were included in this study. The apnea-hypopnea index calculated from electroca...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated whether Kaempferia parviflora extract (KPE) alleviates both obesity and muscle atrophy using ob/ob mice. Wild-type C57BL/6J and ob/ob mice were provided with a normal diet ad libitum, and ob/ob mice were orally given KPE at a dose of 100 mg/kg/day or 200 mg/kg/day for eight weeks. KPE significantly decreased body weight, fat volume, and fat weight without affecting appetite. It inhibited the expression of adipogenic transcription factors and lipogenic enzymes by upregulating AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in epididymal fat. In contrast, it markedly increased the muscle fibe...
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Authors: Li J, Wang J, Liu C, Fang L, Min W Abstract The Changbai Mountain walnut (Juglans mandshurica Maxim.) is a rich source of essential amino acids. Walnut dregs are byproducts of edible oil production and primarily used as fodder and fertilizers. We systematically examined the effect of three types of walnut protein hydrolyzates-albumin, glutelin, and globin-on the immune system of mice and aimed to provide the theoretical basis for developing and utilizing J. mandshurica Maxim. protein resources. In comparison with the normal control mice, those treated with different doses of walnut proteins showed improved...
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We examined whether antiangiogenic herbal composition Ob-X can reduce fast-growing abdominal fat, especially visceral fat in humans by inhibiting angiogenesis. Eighty abdominally obese subjects (body mass index: 25-29.9 kg/m2, waist circumference: exceeding 90 cm for males and 85 cm for females) participated in a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ob-X. 690 mg of Ob-X was administered orally twice a day. The Ob-X group showed a noticeable reduction in visceral fat of 20.5% after the 12-week treatment as compared to baseline measured by computed tomography...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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