Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits
(Natural News) Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India and promotes the use of natural products for healing. Herbal medicines have a long history of use in traditional medicine and still provide real health benefits to this day. These natural medicines also continue to prove their safety in modern studies. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD: How Much Pain Relief Is Real and How Much Is Placebo?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Who Is Using Herbal Kratom?
Herbal kratom is used by less than 1% of the U.S. population, but the rate is much higher among those who misuse opioid painkillers, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who Is Using Herbal Kratom?
THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 -- Herbal kratom is used by less than 1% of the U.S. population, but the rate is much higher among those who misuse opioid painkillers, a new study finds. Kratom is used to manage pain and opioid withdrawal. However, it... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does a pretreatment with a dentine hypersensitivity mouth-rinse compensate the pain caused by professional mechanical plaque removal? A single-blind randomized controlled clinical trial
Original ArticleOpen AccessPublished:23 October 2020Clinical Oral Investigationsvolume 25, pages3151 –3160(2021)AbstractObjectivesPain is affecting acceptance of supportive periodontal therapy and primary periodontitis prevention. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a 1-week pre-treatment use of dentinal-hypersensitivity-reducing mouth-rinses (DHM) in periodontal maintenance (SPT) or dental prophylaxis patients.Material and methodsOne hundred fifty-five participants attending for professional mechanical plaque removal (PMPR) were randomly assigned to use a mouth-rinse twice daily for 1 week prior ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Set to Approve Zumbani Herbal for Covid-19 Treatment
[New Zimbabwe] Cabinet Tuesday approved the pharmaceutical manufacturing strategy which is expected to, among other things, test the efficacy of the much-talked-about Zumbani traditional herb for treating Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 28, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee’ - three alternative remedies
HAY FEVER season is in full swing and while antihistamine tablets and sprays are effective treatments for many, health and wellness guru Liz Earle has recommended some more natural remedies - stop drinking tea and coffee and opt for foods like red-skinned apples. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lullaby Effect: Music Can Speed Your Way to Sleep, Study Finds
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Showed First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Provided Durable Complete Skin Clearance Through Five Years in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis (PsO) and Robust Joint Symptom Improvement Through 52 Weeks in Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, April 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new Phase 3 data which showed TREMFYA® (guselkumab) sustained durable, complete skin clearance rates in a majority of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) through five years (252 weeks), a and improved disease activity and axial symptoms in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) through one year (52 weeks).1,2,3 These data are being presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Virtual Meeting Experience 2021, where Janssen will present a total of 22 abstracts. TREMF...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Drug-induced liver injury due to a horse chestnut dietary supplement - Costa Santos D, L érias G, Madruga I.
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the Western world. In recent years, natural herbal and dietary supplements have become widely available to the general public and have increased in popularity. Reports of i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kyrgyz Minister Promotes Herbal COVID Cure; Expert Says It's Poisonous Kyrgyz Minister Promotes Herbal COVID Cure; Expert Says It's Poisonous
Kyrgyzstan will use an herbal tonic to treat COVID-19, its health minister said after the nation's president praised the remedy — despite warnings from a medical expert that it contained a potentially lethal poison.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dietary supplements for erectile dysfunction: A natural treatment for ED?
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal tea benefits: 8 healthy herbal teas and what they’re good for
HERBAL TEA is made from herbs, spices and other plant materials, and each type has different benefits. Here are eight healthy herbal teas and what they're good for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MoU signed to introduce 'ayurveda' disciplines in veterinary science: Govt
The initiative involves capacity building in related areas through training, exploring marketing possibilities for herbal veterinary medicines on a sustainable basis and providing for services including cultivation, preservation and conservation of medicinal plants. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Menopause: Six natural herbal blends to ease troublesome symptoms
THE MENOPAUSE is another transformation in the female reproductive cycle. Twelve consecutive months without a drop of blood down below signals the next stage of life, which may come with its own bothersome symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Complementary Medicine Use Common in Patients With Diabetes Complementary Medicine Use Common in Patients With Diabetes
A comprehensive literature review has found use of complementary and alternative medicine is widespread among individuals with diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

‘ Non - Drug ’ Approaches Can Fight Depression in People With Dementia
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 25, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Sports Medicine, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Garlic-induced face burn - Bhattarai A, Atreya A, Karki B.
We report a case which highlights the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

This thyme-like Iranian plant is an effective alternative medicine for coughs
(Natural News) The thyme-like plant known as Shirazi thyme (Zataria multiflora) is a member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family and is native to Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Also called Avishan-e-Shirazi in Iran, this flowering plant is considered a valuable medicinal herb. Shirazi thyme is traditionally used as an antiseptic, carminative (relieves flatulence), stimulant, diaphoretic (induces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Complete Skin Clearance and Favorable Joint Efficacy in Adult Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced long-term data from the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2a study showing that the skin clearance, joint symptom relief, and safety of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) previously demonstrated through 24 weeks and one year (Week 52) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) continued through two years (Week 112).1,2 These findings also confirmed that the robust efficacy TREMFYA demonstrated in patients at Week 24 on physical function, physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and resolution of enthesitis...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Herbal Extract Promising as Male Contraceptive in Animal Trials Herbal Extract Promising as Male Contraceptive in Animal Trials
A compound distilled from an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine could become a birth control pill for men if the results in animals are confirmed in humans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Herbal Extract Promising as Male Contraceptive
in Animal Trials (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 16, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Do natural diuretics work?
Some herbs and dietary supplements have diuretic properties and may help with sodium and water retention. Examples include dandelion, ginger, parsley, hawthorn and juniper. But proceed with caution before taking any products that have a diuretic effect. Because fluid retention can be caused by a number of medical conditions and some medications, it's important to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

AHG Spring Event
Slide Hyerlink: https://whova.com/web/ahgsp_202105 (Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners)
Source: American Herbalists Guild - An Association of Herbal Practitioners - March 15, 2021 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: admin Source Type: news

Fatal poisoning by accidental ingestion of the "heartbreak grass" (Gelsemium elegans) verified by toxicological and medico-legal analyses - Qu D, Qiao DF, Chen XC, Feng CQ, Luo QZ, Tan XH.
We present a case of fatal poisoning from accidental ingestion of Gelsemium elegans (G. elegans), a rarely toxic plant. A 41-year-old man was found dead, at his home, 6  h after drinking homemade herbal liqueur during lunch. Autopsy and routine toxicologic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk levels of herb-induced liver injury in Korea: from a meta-analysis - Lee NH, Lee GY, Park CR, Kim SK, Ahn YC, Cho JH, Son CG.
BACKGROUND: As the use of herbal medicines increased worldwide, there has been concern about the risk of herb-induced liver injury (HILI). Many clinical studies have assessed the risk of HILI in Korea. METHODS: Therefore, we conducted a meta-analys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Ayurvedic formulations can help rejuvenate ailing kidney cells, say researchers
The conclusion was reached following administration of punarnava-based NEERI KFT herbal formulation that comprises lotus leaves, patharchur and other major herbs to the subjects of chronic kidney disease, according to a study. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five herbal medicines potent against tick-borne disease babesiosis in lab, says new study
(TellMed Strategies) Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a leading sponsor of Lyme disease research in the U.S., today announced the publication of new data finding that five herbal medicines had potent activity compared to commonly-used antibiotics in test tubes against Babesia duncani, a malaria-like parasite found on the West Coast of the U.S. that causes the disease babesiosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Use Dietary Supplements
THURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 -- During 2017 to 2018, 57.6 percent of U.S. adults used any dietary supplement in the previous 30 days, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Consideration of Herbal Products in Pregnancy and Lactation Consideration of Herbal Products in Pregnancy and Lactation
With uncertain efficacy, the safety of herbal products comes into focus. Very few herbal products (or their specific active compounds) have been scientifically studied for safety in pregnancy/lactation.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Dietary Supplement Executive Sentenced in Scheme to Fraudulently Sell Popular Dietary Supplements
FDA OCI, sentence, Sitesh Patel, Irvine CA, S.K. Laboratories, forfeit, $6 million, manufacture, workout, dietary supplement, weight loss, supplements, Jack3d, OxyElite Pro, USPLabs, conspiracy, misbranded food, liver injury, Jacobo Geissler, Jonathan Doyle, Cyril Willson, consumer protection, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 22, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Research confirms folk uses of medicinal plants in Pakistan
(Natural News) The use of plant parts to relieve or treat ailments is something that’s still practiced even today. Asian countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are known for their use of traditional herbal remedies in various forms, such as powders, decoctions, infusions or poultice. Despite advancements in modern medicine, many people still rely on these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic burn injuries- a systematic review of reported cases - Hitl M, Kladar N, Gavari ć N, Srđenović Čonić B, Božin B.
Medicinal plants have many beneficial effects on human health. Garlic (Allium sativum, Alliaceae) is one of the most famous herbal species, used for various diseases and conditions. Unfortunately, garlic is also associated with adverse effects, including c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Implementation of the use of ethnomedicinal plants for curing diseases in the Indian Himalayas and its role in sustainability of livelihoods and socioeconomic development - Kumar M, Rawat S, Nagar B, Kumar A, Pala NA, Bhat JA, Bussmann RW, Cabral-Pinto M, Kunwar R.
In recent times, the use of traditional herbal medicines in healthcare has declined, particularly amongst the rural population. This implies a risk of losing vital information from previous generations regarding plants and their use in traditional medicine... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Congress introduces bill to push FDA to approve CBD use in supplements
(Natural News) Congress has introduced a legislation to compel the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve cannabidiol (CBD) for use in dietary supplements. House Resolution 841, also called the Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Consumer Protection and Market Stabilization Act of 2021, was introduced by Democratic Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader and Republican Virginia Rep Morgan Griffith,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korean National Sentenced to Nearly 4 Years in Federal Prison for Smuggling Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Sold as Herbal Products
FDA OCI, Nam Hyun Lee, Daniel Lee ”, Fullerton CA, South Korean national, illegal resident, illegal imports, Rx drugs, bulk quantities, erectile dysfunction drugs, herbal male sexual enhancement products, scheme, $3.5 millions sales, misbranded, sildenafil, Viagra, China, tadalafil, Cialis, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 10, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Herb-induced liver injury by Cimicifuga racemosa and Thuja occidentalis herbal medications for fertility - Patel R, Alavi F, Ortega S, Matela A.
Herb-induced liver injury (HILI) is often an underreported sequela for many herbal remedies due to the lack of safety measurements involving these supplements. Cimicifuga racemosa and Thuja occidentalis are two herbal medications commonly used by women for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

How vitamins, steroids and potential antivirals might affect SARS-CoV-2
(University of Bristol) Evidence is emerging that vitamin D -- and possibly vitamins K and A -- might help combat COVID-19. A new study from the University of Bristol published in the journal of the German Chemical Society Angewandte Chemie has shown how they - and other antiviral drugs -- might work. The research indicates that these dietary supplements and compounds could bind to the viral spike protein and so might reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 29, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How vitamins, steroids and potential antivirals might affect SARS-CoV-2
Evidence is emerging that vitamin D – and possibly vitamins K and A – might help combat COVID-19. A new study from the University of Bristol published in the journal of the German Chemical Society Angewandte Chemie has shown how they – and other antiviral drugs – might work. The research indicates that these dietary supplements and compounds could bind to the viral spike protein and so might reduce SARS-CoV-2 infectivity. In contrast, cholesterol may increase infectivity, which could explain why having high cholesterol is considered a risk factor for serious disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 28, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Anti-malarial potential of Senna occidentalis leaves
In this study, researchers from Nigeria and Malaysia evaluated the ability of hexane, methanol and aqueous leaf extracts of Senna occidentalis (coffee senna) to prevent B-hematin formation in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. The search for natural antimalarial agents from plant sources has yielded significant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors, Facing Burnout, Turn to Self-Care
A growing number of programs aim to help doctors, nurses and medical students who are struggling with mental health issues during the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Ellin Tags: Anxiety and Stress Mental Health and Disorders Doctors Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Suicides and Suicide Attempts Alternative and Complementary Medicine Source Type: news

Major Types Complementary Alternative Medicine
What Are the Major Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug adulteration of sexual enhancement supplements: a worldwide insidious public health threat - Y éléhé-Okouma M, Pape E, Humbertjean L, Evrard M, El Osta R, Petitpain N, Gillet P, El Balkhi S, Scala-Bertola J.
Worldwide, the consumption of dietary supplements for the enhancement of sexual performance is common. Consumers are generally fond of these products because they often want to avoid drugs, preferring "natural" than "chemical" solutions. This is challengin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Does herbal therapy for COVID-19 have implications for forensic practice? - Byard RW, Musgrave IF.
SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is a coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). First identified in China in December 2019 it has subsequently been responsible for a pandemic. The rapid spread of the disease w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Asia Today: Sri Lanka minister who drank potion is positive
Sri Lanka’s health minister who has faced criticism for consuming and endorsing a herbal syrup made by a sorcerer has tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention
(Natural News) Saw palmetto is a small, shrub-like palm endemic to the United States. Known for its medicinal properties, saw palmetto has been used for centuries to treat reproductive issues and hormonal imbalance. Today, saw palmetto is used as an ingredient in many hair growth products and supplements, as it is thought to prevent hair... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin
(Natural News) In this article, a researcher from India discussed the beneficial effects of curcumin from Curcuma longa (turmeric) that have been reported by several studies. This review was published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Curcumin is a phenolic compound found in the roots of C. longa, a medicinal plant that belongs to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

A loss for the natural health community: FDA claims ALL homeopathic medicines are marketed illegally
(Natural News) The natural health community experienced a huge loss when the FDA claimed that all homeopathic products are unapproved “new drugs” and must be withdrawn from the marketplace in 2019 in a move that has made it more challenging for people seeking homeopathic remedies to get the help they need. According to the guidance,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news