Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected
(International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)) An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable purposes are at risk. These include wild populations of firs used for Christmas trees, the original types of kitchen-cupboard staples like vanilla, chamomile, cacao and cinnamon, wild relatives of crops like coffee, and non-cultivated plants used by bees to make honey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nine herbal teas for constipation
Constipation occurs when people cannot pass stool as freely as they would like to, and it may cause symptoms including bloating and discomfort. Some possible remedies include using tea. The best teas to use include senna, chamomile, and ginger tea. Learn more about the best tea for constipation here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Constipation Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are essential oils safe for babies?
Some people use essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, to massage their baby or in a diffuser. In this article, we look at the potential benefits of essential oils for babies, as well as which ones to use and how to use them safely. People should never use essential oils on babies less than 3 months old. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

11 Best Foods For Your Immune System
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Vitamin C has a reputation for being a feel-good nutrient, so it will come as no surprise that this list is full of foods with high levels of it. In the body, vitamin C behaves as an antioxidant, which means it protects cells from free-radical damage. Consuming it also helps the body better absorb iron, which is critical for normal immune-system function. Although foods high in vitamin C won’t stop your flu symptoms, eating them regularly may help prevent...
Source: TIME: Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some home remedies for shingles?
Shingles is a viral infection that causes a rash, which can be painful. There are several home remedies that may provide relief from the symptoms. These include chamomile, witch hazel, and oat baths. Different treatments may be more effective for different people. Learn more about natural treatments for shingles here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Shingles Source Type: news

'Chamomile tea may control or prevent diabetes': Popular herbal drink influences food absorption
Associate Professor Richard Blackburn, from the University of Leeds, found the herbal beverage helps to manage people's blood-sugar levels through its effects on carbohydrate absorption. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

P & G launches natural sleep aids
Procter& Gamble Co. today introduced two Vicks ZzzQuill sleep aids designed to appeal to people who prefer natural products.   The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods (NYSE: PG) said Vicks ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin Gummies as well as the new Vicks PURE Zzzs Soothing Aromatherapy Balm allow users to fall asleep naturally and awake the next day without grogginess.  The gummies contain a botanical blend of lavende r, chamomile, valerian root and lemon balm. The sleep aid includes an optimal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Health risk of herbal pills interacting with other drugs
Herbal treatments such as St John ’s wort, ginseng and chamomile are taken by an estimated one in four UK adults who buy them, without a prescription, at health food shops or online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Best teas to drink for IBS
In this article, learn about teas for relieving the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, including ginger, turmeric, peppermint, and chamomile. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of chamomile tea?
A look at the possible benefits of chamomile tea. Included is information on chamomile tea safety and the scientific mechanism of action it causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Using the Five Senses for Anxiety Relief
Anxiety is a disease that bites many. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, religion, race, or any other related demographics. It affects people differently and manifests in different ways. It can affect our thoughts, emotions, and even physical health if we let it get out of control. Everyone might deal with fright or worry from time to time, but take it up another notch and anxiety will override any of those milder forms. Anxiety is nothing to be afraid of because it can be mastered with the right tools. The following is a list of tricks on how to use your five senses to calm and overcome your anxiety. Perhap...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy Hunt Tags: Anxiety General Happiness Health Insurance Herbs & Supplements Self-Esteem anxious thoughts calming Relaxation Sensory Perception worry Source Type: news

Pigment Found in Chamomile, Parsley Kills Mesothelioma Cells
A yellowish pigment common to parsley, celery, chamomile tea, oranges and grapefruit may be the latest treatment for mesothelioma cancer, a new study shows. While numerous studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer and antioxidant properties of apigenin (API), the natural pigment found in these plants and vegetables, researchers recently tested it against malignant mesothelioma cells. Doctors at the University of Rome evaluated the anti-tumor activities of API in mice injected with mesothelioma cells. API inhibited malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell survival and activated cell death, known as apoptosis. Mice treated with AP...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 26, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: apigenin benefits apigenin for cancer apigenin for mesothelioma new mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

6 Foods To Eat When You're Stressed AF
Stress is brought on by a number of circumstances, from work deadlines to major life events. And when we’re overwhelmed, it can be very easy to cope with, say, a handful of chips or a cookie or two. But here’s the thing: The foods our brain likes directs us toward when we’re anxious may actually toy with our emotions even more, says Lisa R. Young, author of The Portion Teller Plan and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  “Sugar and processed foods, in particular the ‘white carbs,’ can cause...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work.  No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti.  You know, this lady:  She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

My giant ovarian cyst the size of a watermelon – Laura ’ s story
The day I was told that I had a giant ovarian cyst I turned immediately to the internet for answers to the questions whizzing around my brain, but I quickly discovered that every story is a little bit different and finding answers quite difficult. Early on I decided to keep a diary of my journey, in the hope that it may help someone facing something similar. My way of coping with how anxious I felt was to approach it all like a work project (lots of research, preparation and organizing). In my case, the motivating factor in March 2016 to visit BUPA for a top-to-toe health check was utter despair with my NHS GP and concern ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2016 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Health dermoid cyst hysterectomy stories ovarian cyst Source Type: news