Ashwagandha, or Indian ginseng, found to manage and prevent arthritis of the knee
(Natural News) Ashwagandha was proven to be effective for managing and treating arthritis of the knee, according to a study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. The study was carried out by researchers from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) looked at the efficacy and tolerability of the combination of the root and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Russian Shopping Mall Fire Kills 64; No Alarms Reported
MOSCOW (AP) — With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Russia's Siberia. The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, was extinguished by Monday morning after burning through the night. Firefighters were still recovering bodies as parts of the buildings were still smoldering. Some of the dead were found inside a cinema, which one witness said had been locked shut. Investigators said Monday that emergenc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 26, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Mass Casualty Incidents Source Type: news

What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?
Adaptogens are a buzzword in the wellness world, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. But what are adaptogenic herbs, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas. Each one claims to do somet...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Godly gift for arthritis pain
Big Pharma is at it again… Creating and selling a drug that causes thousands of heart attacks and strokes each year. In 2015, the FDA asked drug makers to strengthen their warning labels. Since then, most have listed their dangerous side effects on the bottle. But one manufacturer thought they didn’t have to warn people about their dangerous drug. They marketed their product as a “unique” breakthrough. They even published studies promising it was “safe for long-term use.” 1 The drug is a 7-year-old arthritis drug called Actemra. It’s made by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche....
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ashwagandha: Health benefits and side effects
Ashwagandha is a shrub, the root of which may have medicinal properties. This herbal treatment is crucial in the practice of Ayurvedic medicine. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Is Ashwagandha a plant that can make you sleep well? Researchers believe so
(Natural News) What you need for a good night’s sleep may be found in an herb. Japanese researchers described an active component in Ashwagandha as “a potent sleep-inducing small molecule” in a study published in PLOS ONE. The research team, led by Mahesh K. Kaushik and Yoshihiro Urade of the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep-inducing herb: The key component identified
(University of Tsukuba) Can't sleep? Your sleep problems may be improved if you try an Indian herb, Ashwagandha. Researchers in the sleep institute in Japan found that an active component of Ashwagandha leaves significantly induces sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Scoop On Finding A Healthy Plant-Based Protein Powder
Conclusion After completing this study, and factoring in the above, of all the plant based proteins I have tried, I would personally choose Nutiva's Plant Protein Superfood 30 Shake in either vanilla or chocolate as my top choice. For me it is obvious since Nutiva is actually certified organic, is at a great affordable price, low in sugars (and not stevia) and has a great taste. Serving suggestion: Add 2 tablespoons of Hempseeds to your shake for an extra 8g of Protein and 1.7g Omega-3.Consider the addition of 1 tablespoon of Nutiva Coconut Manna (ie coconut butter) and water to eliminate the need for buying cartons of al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Vitro Propagation of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal
Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal known as Ashwagandha is commonly used in traditional Indian medicine system. It possesses immense therapeutic value against a large number of ailments such as mental diseases, asthma, inflammation, arthritis, rheumatism, tuberculosis, and a variety of other diseases including cancer. The therapeutic potential of W. somnifera is due to the presence of secondary metabolites mainly, tropane alkaloids and withanolides (steroidal lactones). The growing realization of commercial value of the plant has initiated a new demand for in vitro propagation of elite chemotypes of Withania. Micropropagation w...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In Vitro Propagation and Conservation of Withania somnifera (Dunal) L.
Plant tissue culture offers several techniques for rapid clonal propagation, germplasm conservation, regeneration of genetically manipulated superior clones, production of phyto-constituents, and ex vitro conservation of valuable phytodiversity. An improved and efficient micropropagation protocol for Withania somnifera (L.), a drug-producing medicinal plant, using juvenile explants (nodal explants) has been developed. Highest multiplication and subsequent elongation of shoots is observed on MS medium containing BA and NAA. The regenerated microshoots roots best on ½ MS medium containing NAA, established in earthen p...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Plant Sciences - April 8, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha, Withania, Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry)
Title: Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha, Withania, Indian Ginseng, Winter Cherry)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/16/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 16, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ANH-Intl News Alerts
News on health claims for Ashwagandha, salt and obesity, GM, Weston Price Conference, sugar, junk food ads, seed regulation, fake-food and statins (Source: Alliance for Natural Health)
Source: Alliance for Natural Health - February 12, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Sophie Tags: Agricultural Committee Ashwagandha Ayurveda big food British Heart Foundation Canada Canadian monograph system cardiovascular disease cholesterol conference diabetes dupont europe fake-food Germany GM Health Canada health Source Type: news

The Use of Seahorse Extracellular Flux Analyzer in Mechanistic Studies of Naturally Occurring Cancer Chemopreventive Agents
Metabolic pathways and bioenergetics were described in great detail over half a century ago, and during the past decade a resurgence in integrating these cellular processes with other biological properties of the cell, including growth control, protein kinase cascade signaling, cell cycle division, and autophagy, has occurred. Because many chronic pathological conditions, including cancer, are associated with altered metabolism and production of energy, developing new approaches to measure these cellular parameters is important. Recent studies also indicate that many naturally occurring cancer chemopreventive agents, such ...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Pharmacology/Toxicology - November 27, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news