An anthraquinone derived from the cheese fruit is being studied as a potential cancer remedy
(Natural News) Researchers have discovered that nordamnacanthal, an anthraquinone found in cheese fruit (Morinda citrifolia), possesses anti-cancer properties. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, in vivo and in vitro experiments were used to determine the cytotoxic effects of nordamnacanthal. Existing studies have shown that nordamnacanthal possesses several biological activities. However, these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A traditional Chinese herb tonic, Sheng Jiang San, found to be capable of treating influenza
(Natural News) Sheng Jiang San is a traditional Chinese herbal tonic that has been used to treat seasonal flu. However, there has been no evidence that proves its efficacy as a flu treatment. Thus, researchers in China recently conducted a study on the anti-influenza activity of Sheng Jiang San. In the study, which was published in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taking liquid calcium with red sage can build stronger bones
(Natural News) Preventing osteoporosis, especially in postmenopausal women, is possible with the help of this traditional Asian medicine, according to research. A study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that taking red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extract with liquid calcium can make the bone stronger and prevent osteoporosis. Type 1 osteoporosis is most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research Career Development Funding Opportunity for Complementary and Integrative Health Clinician-Scientists
In this research blog, Dr. Lanay Mudd discusses career development pathways for clinician-scientists and a new career development funding opportunity in partnership with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 18, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Lanay Mudd, Ph.D. Source Type: news

Dayonix Pharma at ECRM ® EPPS Event in Arizona September 30, 2018...
Dayonix Pharma Company, producer of dietary supplements, is attending this year's ECRM® EPPS event in Phoenix, Arizona.(PRWeb September 18, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dayonix_pharma_at_ecrm_epps_event_in_arizona_september_30_2018_october_04_2018/prweb15765338.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA alerts consumers not to use products distributed by Years to Your Health
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerts consumers not to use any products made by Years to Your Health of Irving, Texas due to the risk for potential serious infections. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 17, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Drink one cup of this herbal tea a day to stop a bulging belly
STOMACH bloating usually comes hand-in-hand with trapped wind and can result in terrible discomfort. Certain food and drink are often the cause, but there are also certain food and drink that can help stop the problem, including a certain tea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another herb for the survivalist prepper: Amazonian mint can be used to treat cutaneous infections and promote wound healing
(Natural News) The Amazonian mint (Ocimum micranthum) is another herb that a survivalist prepper should take note of. Research has shown that this herbal plant could be used to treat cutaneous infections and speed up wound healing. In the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the antimicrobial and antiproliferative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find that red sage extract with liquefied calcium improves osteoporosis symptoms
(Natural News) Red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) extracts have been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat various diseases ranging from heart conditions to liver problems. In a study published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, red sage extracts combined with a liquefied calcium supplement was found to prevent osteoporosis due to estrogen deficiency. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists document at the anti-obesity effects of tomato and broccoli
(Natural News) Increased levels of resistin, an adipocyte hormone that regulates glucose metabolism, may cause obesity leading to insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine reveals that tomato and broccoli can reduce resistin levels and restores insulin sensitivity. Researchers at Helwan University and Modern Sciences... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milk thistle shows promise in treating liver cancer
(Natural News) Milk thistle has been used in herbal medicine for centuries. Historically, the prickly, purple plant has been used to promote liver health and is highly regarded for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. New studies have shown that the protective benefits of milk thistle are far greater than conventional scientists could have ever imagined.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Erectile dysfunction: What is the cause? The herbal treatments available
ERECTILE dysfunction is a common problem but can result in embarrassment when it comes to the bedroom. So what is the cause of the condition in the first place? Luckily there are plenty of treatments available, including herbal alternatives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defining the Prevalence of Chronic Pain in the United States
This Research Spotlight highlights new data suggesting that in 2016 nearly 20 percent of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8 percent had high-impact chronic pain (pain that limited at least one major life activity). (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A traditional Malay ethnomedicine shown to prevent obesity
(Natural News) Red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus), known as red dragon fruit in Malaysia, has been found to prevent obesity. In the study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that red pitaya improves energy balance homeostasis by regulating the anorectic, orexigenic and energy expenditure-related genes. Researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A cucumber a day keeps the heart doctor away
(Natural News) The old folk wisdom “an apple day keeps the doctor away” just got an upgrade, thanks to the work of Italian researchers. Only now, it’s cucumbers instead of apples, and heart doctors instead of regular ones. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they showed that the cucumber (Cucumis sativus) can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yoga for Pain
This issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest offers information on yoga and certain pain conditions. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 13, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Ion Fulfillment Releases Best Private Label Supplement Pricing in...
Ion Fulfillment has officially made their private label supplement pricing list available for businesses looking to purchase private label/white label dietary supplements, skincare products and pet...(PRWeb September 13, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ion_fulfillment_releases_best_private_label_supplement_pricing_in_2018_2019/prweb15758682.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bayer amends label for herbal stomach drops after patient death
Bayer has agreed to add a stricter warning label to its herbal stomach drops, Iberogast. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
Source: PharmaManufacturing.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mindfulness May Be a Buffer Against Pain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Scientists study west tropical African plant as a potential remedy for diabetes
(Natural News) In traditional medicine, the jumping seed tree (Sapium ellipticum), a plant widely found in eastern and tropical Africa, is used to treat diabetes naturally. A study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine sought to verify that claim by evaluating the anti-diabetic potential of the plant’s leaf extract. For the study, researchers from the Federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Chinese herbal pill seen to help stroke patients recover their cognitive function faster
(Natural News) When it doesn’t cause death, an ischemic stroke often leads to disability. In China, Huatuo Zaizao pill (HT) is administered to patients recovering and rehabilitating from a stroke. Although this treatment has been in use in traditional medicine, its exact mechanisms remain far from understood. In a study published in the journal BMC... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holistic treatments for asthma in children: TCM found to be effective at reducing attacks, hospitalizations
(Natural News) The regulatory effects of established Chinese herbal formulas as well as time-honored practices such as acupuncture and moxibustion were recently reviewed by a team from the Bureau of National Health Insurance of Taiwan. In it, researchers found that holistic treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) were effective in reducing symptoms of pediatric... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Natural ways to improve insulin sensitivity
Low insulin sensitivity can cause blood sugar levels to become too high and may lead to type 2 diabetes. Natural ways of improving insulin sensitivity include exercising more, getting enough sleep, eating a diet rich in saturated fats and soluble fiber, and taking certain dietary supplements. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Type 2 Source Type: news

Popular Ayurvedic medicine found to effectively reduce sciatic nerve pain
(Natural News) A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into the possible benefits of Alstonia scholaris (Linn.) R. Br., locally known as saptaparni, in relieving neuropathic pain induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI). Pain is a rather straightforward sensation that corresponds to particular stimuli. For instance, having your foot stepped... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These supplements may actually harm your health
A new study finds that numerous weight loss and fitness supplements contain unsafe amounts of a substance that may harm cardiovascular health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Treating gut spasms with mistletoe
(Natural News) Mistletoe (Viscum album) is popular during the holidays, with people hanging up the plant and kissing under it. However, a study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine indicates that the popular holiday ornament can do much more than make people come together, what with its ability to treat conditions like colic, hypertension, and diarrhea.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Huang Qi, a foundational herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), found to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation
(Natural News) Huang qi (Astragalus membranaceus) is one of the fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, with earliest records of its use dating back over 2,000 years ago. Now, a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has found that Huang qi is also able to prevent the spread of breast cancer cells in the body. Breast... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertensive? Researchers discover that fermented rice bran can reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) People who are at risk of getting a metabolic syndrome could add fermented rice bran in their diet. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has revealed that eating fermented rice bran could lower the risk of developing the condition. This could be greatly beneficial for those who are at risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Studying the leaf extract of the jumping seed tree for treating diabetes
(Natural News) The jumping seed tree (Sapium ellipticum), a plant widely distributed in eastern and tropical Africa, has been used in folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes and other oxidative stress-related health complications. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine provided scientific evidence on the use of this plant as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle Interventions May Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy in Overweight or Obese Women
In a new study, behavioral lifestyle intervention programs that focused primarily on diet and physical activity limited weight gain during pregnancy in overweight or obese women. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 7, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

A traditional Malaysian medicine can help diabetics manage their blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that a medicinal plant in Malaysia called the mempelas paya could be used to manage symptoms of diabetes. The study, led by scientists from the International Islamic University Malaysia, looked at traditional claims of the plant to have anti-diabetic properties and evaluated its efficacy. “Presently, scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers say this novel herbal powder suspension could treat depression naturally
(Natural News) A novel herbal compound made from jujube and lilies could be used to naturally treat depression, according to researchers from Anhui Medical University. The study, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked at a novel treatment called ziziphi spinosae lily powder suspension, which is made from dried jujube seeds (Semen Ziziphi spinosae) and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mangabeira found to have remarkable anti-inflammatory activity
(Natural News) Researchers from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil looked at the anti-inflammatory properties and bioactive compounds of the aqueous extract of the fruits of mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes). In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they suggested that mangabeira could be used to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Note on NCCIH Activities Related to Music, Health, and Child Development
In this research blog, Dr. Emmeline Edwards discusses an upcoming FOA that promotes research on music and health. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 6, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Emmeline Edwards, Ph.D. Source Type: news

A member of the mint family, the bugleweed is a powerful medicinal herb you should be stocking up on
(Natural News) Bugleweed (Ajuga bracteosa), a plant widely distributed in northern India and Pakistan, has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat various diseases. In a study released in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a team of researchers looked at the plant’s medicinal properties. The group, composed of scientists from The University of Poonch, Capital University of Science... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all their Homeopathic Aqueous/Alcohol-Based Medicines due to the Nationwide Recall by the Contract Manufacturer, King Bio, of all their Aqueous-Based Products due to Possible Microbial Contamination
Beaumont Bio Med, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its entire aqueous/alcohol-based product line for human use, within expiry, to the consumer level. All products manufactured by the contract manufacturer, King Bio, have been recalled due to possible microbial contamination. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Public health researchers warn of dietary supplements containing higenamine
(NSF International) A new peer-reviewed study of weight-loss and sports/energy supplements containing higenamine finds unpredictable and inaccurately labeled dosages of the potentially harmful cardiovascular stimulant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Leaves of this Egyptian plant could be the next big thing in alternative medicine, according to this study
(Natural News) An Italian study gave top marks to the leaves of the warka (Ficus vasta), a species of fig tree found in Egypt. Long used as an ethnomedicine for all kinds of illnesses, the leaves are reported to contain plenty of phenolics with strong antioxidant activity. Natural sources of these antioxidants are growing more... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers say that this traditional Chinese herbal complex can promote hair growth
(Natural News) A herbal complex from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) might offer a safe and natural means of restoring the hair of people who suffer from spot baldness. In an animal study, Korean researchers showed that this complex could encourage bald mice to regenerate their lost hair. The Chinese herbal complex is made from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH study broadens understanding of High Impact Chronic Pain in the US
Researchers have demonstrated that disability is as likely in the chronic pain population as it is in those with kidney failure, emphysema or stroke. This is the reality for 11 million U.S. adults with High Impact Chronic Pain (HICP), a new concept that describes those with pain lasting three months or longer and accompanied by at least one major activity restriction. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - September 5, 2018 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Alternative Cancer Treatment Clinic Reopening in Bahamas
Jerry Lampe and Ruth Phillips — two of America’s longest-living mesothelioma survivors — won’t feel so helpless now when a newly diagnosed patient asks for their secret to success. The controversial Immune Augmentation Therapy (IAT) Clinic in Freeport, Bahamas, is set to reopen in October, giving mesothelioma patients a proven, alternative therapy option once again. IAT operated outside of U.S. regulation from 1977 to 2016. The name has been changed to Quantum Immunologics, but the philosophy surrounding cancer treatment is exactly the same, a throwback to when Lampe and Phillips were treated origi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 5, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Add this to your diet if you're diabetic: The English walnut prevents neuropathy
(Natural News) Research has found that English walnut (Juglans regia L.) leaf can prevent and treat peripheral neuropathy, one of the most common chronic complications of diabetes that affect all peripheral nerves. In the study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the therapeutic effects of the English walnut leaf extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists analyze the antioxidant properties of the pepper fruit tree
(Natural News) Extracts from the pepper fruit tree (Dennettia tripetala) have been found to have antifungal, insecticidal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In a study that was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers investigated the potential of essential oils from the plant’s unripe (UFO) and ripe (RFO) fruit as an antibacterial and antioxidant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manage your cholesterol levels naturally with this Chinese herbal pill
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative has identified two active ingredients in the Danqi pill – prescribed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for heart disease – which can help improve metabolism and cholesterol levels. Researchers from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine indicate that salvianolic acids, as well as saponins from Chinese ginseng... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers say this common African tree holds the key to a natural cure for malaria
(Natural News) The waterberry tree (Syzygium guineense), a common medicinal plant found in many parts of Africa, holds the potential to be a natural treatment for malaria, according to researchers from the University of Gondar in Ethiopia. In their study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the team looked at whether leaf extracts from the waterberry... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient thunder god vine could hold the cure to the obesity epidemic
Scientists from the German Center for Diabetes Research found that when the herbal extract celastrol is fed to obese mice, the rodents eat less, which causes them to shed the pounds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal remedies to treat ear infections
(Natural News) There are natural ways to relieve symptoms of ear infections. You need not resort to antibiotics, which may or may not be effective. There is data that suggest that mild ear infections (otherwise called acute otitis externa) usually go away on their own and do not improve with antibiotics. However, you can help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating arthritis pathogenesis with Cat's whiskers extract
(Natural News) Cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon stamineus) has been traditionally used to treat gout, arthritis, and other conditions related to inflammation. Its potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis was examined in a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Italy used 50 percent ethanol extract of cat’s whiskers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The therapeutic benefits of coconut water vinegar in treating liver damage
(Natural News) Vinegar made from coconut water has been commonly consumed in some cultures to treat diseases, such as liver disorders and inflammation. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, coconut water vinegar was found to help treat liver damage induced by acetaminophen. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Vietnam... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news