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Fatal cardiac glycoside poisoning due to mistaking foxglove for comfrey - Wu IL, Yu JH, Lin CC, Seak CJ, Olson KR, Chen HY.
We report a patient who ingested foxglove mistaking it for comfrey and developed refractory ventricular arrhythmias. The patient died despite treatment w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Herbal remedy warning: Woman in life-threatening state after insomnia cure tea mix-up
A WOMAN who mistakenly used foxglove instead of comfrey leaves to make a herbal tea was rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Voodoo Medicine: Time To Stop
The world's most celebrated athlete standing on the podium in Rio in honor of receiving yet another gold medal has something important in common with your lazy uncle throwing back a cold one in his Barcalounger. Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine. Modern-day snake oil salesmen hawking quick cures and TV doctors peddling the latest diet miracle with blatantly ridiculous claims are everywhere on the tube, social media, the supermarket and old-fashioned billboards...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common Beauty Ingredient Might Actually Help You Live Longer
Ingredients in your anti-aging lotions and potions might actually be good for something other than giving you a more youthful appearance. A new study says that a common ingredient found in skincare products might have life-lengthening benefits.  Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified a few compounds that mimic the longevity benefits of a calorie-restriction diet. Calorie restriction, in some studies, has been shown to slow the aging process in some animals and reduce the risk for age-related disease.  The researchers tested five compounds on nematode worms -- and four of them were shown...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to grow and use comfrey for gardening and medicine
(NaturalNews) The medicinal value of comfrey has been known for many centuries, and the plant is also very useful in maintaining permaculture systems. Comfrey is a native European plant that can be found growing wild in parts of the United Kingdom.Wild comfrey is found in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get comfy with comfrey, the herb that helps heal the body
(NaturalNews) Comfrey, used for centuries to help stop bleeding and heal wounds as far back as the times of Roman chariot races, is still considered a beneficial herb that can be used topically as well as internally.(1) In fact, its botanical name is symphytum officinale which means... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamins: stop taking the pills
This article was corrected on 7 June 2013. During editing, a line in the fifth from last paragraph, beginning 'Another example is St John's wort…' was accidentally transposed, leading to the suggestion that serotonin was a medicine rather than a brain chemical.Alternative medicineHealth & wellbeingHealthCancerCancerMedical researchPharmaceuticals industryDepressionguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds     (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Depression Pharmaceuticals industry Health Medical research & wellbeing Society Extracts Features Cancer Life and style Alternative medicine Science Source Type: news