Manage your cholesterol levels with Indian gooseberry
(Natural News) Researchers found another medicinal plant that can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels: the Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis), also known as amla. The researchers conducted a study to examine the efficacy of the Indian gooseberry in individuals with dyslipidemia, or abnormal lipid levels. For this purpose, the Indian researchers recruited 98 participants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Use lavender essential oil to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines
(Natural News) People suffering from migraines could benefit a lot from lavender, a study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine suggests. The study, a multi-university effort from Iranian researchers, looked at the effects of lavender essential oil when used in migraine prophylactics. In the three-month study, the researchers enrolled migraine sufferers in a randomized controlled clinical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PerAnimal launches SOULMATE N ° 1 to Help Reduce Fear and Anxiety
PerAnimal' SOULMATE N°1 uses a unique mixture of herbal essences in order to help reduce fear and anxiety.(PRWeb April 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/peranimal_launches_soulmate_n1_to_help_reduce_fear_and_anxiety/prweb16249557.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Woman Dies From Traditional Healer's Herbal Prescription
[New Era] Windhoek -A 42-year-old woman, who allegedly consulted a traditional doctor after suffering from headache, died after she was given traditional herbs to drink. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Third of People With Cancer Use Alternative Medicine. Here ’s Why That Could Be Dangerous
About a third of cancer patients use alternative medicine — but many of them don’t tell their doctors, according to a new research letter published in JAMA Oncology. Complementary and alternative therapies are those that people use in addition to or instead of traditional medical care. Out of about 3,100 cancer patients who responded to questions about cancer and complementary therapy use through the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, just over 1,000 reported using one or more of these therapies during the prior year, the research letter says. Of these, about a third said they did not tell their doctors tha...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Cancer Source Type: news

An Herbal Drug Called Kratom Has Been Linked to Almost 100 Overdose Deaths, the CDC Reports
Kratom, an over-the-counter substance often marketed as a health supplement for pain relief, was found to be a cause of at least 91 overdose deaths in the U.S. between 2016 and 2017, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published Friday. The figure is more than double a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimate of 44 known deaths associated with kratom since 2011. The CDC’s study examined more than 27,000 overdoses in 27 states from July 2016 and December 2017. In seven of the 91 cases in which kratom was determined to be a cause of death, the drug was the only substance to test pos...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

Many Secretly Use Alternative Meds For Cancer
The researchers found that herbal supplements were the most common complementary and alternative therapy used by cancer patients. That’s a concern, they said, because herbal products can interfere with traditional cancer treatments, reducing their effectiveness. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal supplement kratom is tied to more US deaths
US health officials say overdose deaths involving an herbal supplement are more common than previously reported (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure - three of the best spices to prevent deadly hypertension symptoms
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could reduce your chances of deadly hypertension symptoms and signs by adding these herbs and spices to your dinner every day. Should you check your blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans Are Dying From Kratom Overdoses: CDC
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Although many people believe the herbal drug kratom to be harmless, new research has found that, in an 18-month period, 91 Americans lost their lives to fatal overdoses in which the drug was a contributing factor. In... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What the Indian state known as 'God's own country' can teach us about eating to our health
As an Indian kid growing up in the States, my parents did everything they could to create a little feeling of their ancestral land in our small Midwestern town. There was always classical Indian music, full of sitars and harmoniums, blaring on the weekends. My father often changed into a traditional kurta shirt in the evenings, after work. Our home always carried the strong fragrances of the spices and herbs of my parents' favorite dishes, which seemed to permanently embed themselves into our furniture fabrics, clothes and even our skin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. UT Southwestern Medical Center's Dr. Nina Sanford made the discovery that's now drawing renewed attention to habits she said cancer patients must disclose during treatment. Dr. Sanford is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology who specializes in and treats cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

One-third of cancer patients use complementary and alternative medicine
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A stunning one-third of people with a cancer diagnosis use complementary and alternative medicines such as meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and supplements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 11, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study: Avoid Using Herbal Products in Pregnancy
Most studies on herbal product use during pregnancy are not large enough, or well-designed enough, to offer good evidence about their link to pregnancy complications, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbals in Pregnancy May Endanger Mom, Baby
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- During pregnancy, even harmless-sounding " natural " supplements should be avoided, a new research review suggests. The review of 74 published studies found that a handful linked certain herbal products to increased risks... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Review Links Adverse Events to Use of Herbal Meds in Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 -- The use of herbal medicinal products during pregnancy and the postnatal period is associated with increased risk of adverse events, according to a review published online April 9 in Obstetrics& Gynecology. Yolanda... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Better together: Adding turmeric to herbal skin care formulas can improve your skin's moisture
(Natural News) Turmeric is not only one of the most popular spices in Indian cooking; it’s also widely used in natural skin care remedies. But do you know that it works better when combined with other herbs? A new study shows that taking herbal supplements that contain turmeric may improve skin barrier function and skin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Choose Foods, Not Supplements
Dietary supplements do not help you live longer, and in large quantities may be harmful. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vitamins Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Diet and Nutrition Deaths (Fatalities) Source Type: news

Brian Richardson DBA “In Tha Pink” Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee Due to Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil
Brian Richardson DBA “In Tha Pink”, is voluntarily recalling lots with the expiration of October 13, 2020 (13/10/2020) of ground Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with Sildenafil and Tadalafil (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 8, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Liberia: Push for 'Medicinal Marijuana' Gains Int'l Support
[Observer] As the debate on the medicinal usage of marijuana makes way to public discourse, a Liberian scientist based in the United States says turning the herb into medicinal purpose will enhance regulation by the Liberian government and makes some economic gains. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Anamed Trains 17 People On Medicinal Plants
[Foroyaa] ANAMED (Action Natural Medicine) a German based NGO with over 75 partners worldwide organised a one week training for 17 people at the ECT (Evangelical Church of The Gambia) conference Hall in Bwiam, WCR. The participants were drawn from different organisations across the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Was rap artist Nipsey Hussle executed by Big Pharma black ops? He was reportedly backing a film about an herbal cure for AIDS
(Natural News) Nipsey Hussle, a popular rap artist, was recently murdered in Los Angeles. While the mainstream narrative is that Hussle was a victim of gang violence, a number of fans and skeptics allege that something more sinister is going on. Hussle was leading a documentary on Dr. Sebi, an herbalist from Honduras who claimed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honeybush tea is a nutrient-rich, antioxidant-filled, heart-healthy drink from South Africa
(Natural News) The first thing that comes to mind when people think of tea is the hot beverage made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Indeed, this is tea — as well as its variants, green tea, black tea, and oolong tea — but it’s not its only form. For instance, herbal teas — made from dried... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: Brain Booster in a Bottle? Don ’ t Bother
To support brain health as you age, start with the same foods that can help to keep your heart healthy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Alzheimer's Disease Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Brain Dementia Diet and Nutrition Exercise Source Type: news

10 Medicinal herbs that every prepper needs when SHTF
(Natural News) Herbs aren’t just used to enhance the flavor of food. When SHTF, preppers know which medicinal herbs can be used to address different health complaints like headaches or a sore throat. It’s easy to grow various kinds of medicinal herbs in your garden or on your patio. Even if you live in an... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herb induced liver injury after using herbal medicine: A systemic review and case-control study - Lin NH, Yang HW, Su YJ, Chang CW.
This study aims to address the herb-induced liver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rare burn cases treated traditionally: folk medicine: review of 8 cases - Akelma H, Tar ıkçı Kılıç E, Karahan ZA.
The most common burn injuries in the Turkish population are scalding (traditional Turkish tea, hot milk, liquid food, etc.), electricity and chemical agents. However, many plants that are used as herbal medicine can also cause adverse effects such as aller... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The role of time and storage conditions on the composition of hashish and marijuana samples: a four-year study - Zamengo L, Bettin C, Badocco D, Di Marco V, Miolo G, Frison G.
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of time and different real-life storage conditions on the composition of different varieties of cannabis products (hashish and marijuana). Six high-potency cannabis products constituted by herbal and resin ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Ata Int. Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of BLUEFUSION Capsules, due to presence of Undeclared Sildenafil, Tadalafil, Desmethyl carbodenafil, Dithiodesmethyl carbodenafil, Scutellarin and Daidzein
Ata Int. Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots within expiry of BLUEFUSION Capsules to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the product to be tainted with sildenafil, tadalafil, desmethyl carbodenafil, dithiodesmethyl carbodenafil, scutellarin and daidzein. Sildenafil and tadalafil are FDA approved drugs for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction and are in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase (PDE-5) inhibitors. Desmethyl carbodenafil and dithiodesmethyl carbodenafil are analogues of PDE-5 inhibitors and are likely to have the same pharmacological activity as PDE-5 inhibitors and thus carry the same clinic...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Prepping basics: DIY Elderberry remedies that can help prevent colds or the flu
(Natural News) You can forget about taking a trip to your local pharmacy the next time you come down with a bad case of the flu or the common cold. Why spend money on flu medication when you can create your own DIY herbal remedies in the comfort of your own home? Here are some useful... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural cures for Lyme disease: Essential oils from garlic and other herbs
(Natural News) Most people use essential oils as a mood booster or stress reliever. But according to a study, a potent mix of essential oils from various herbs and medicinal plants can help eliminate the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The study, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, was conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

Feds indict OP man over illicit ED drugs
An Overland Park man has been indicted for allegedly importing and selling erectile dysfunction drugs from China that he touted as "all-natural, herbal supplements," The Kansas City Star reports. He faces one count each of conspiracy and introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. Richard Shepard, 59, sold the "herbal supplements" wholesale to adult novelty stores throughout the U.S., but didn't inform them that the pills also contained some of the same ingredients found in Viagra and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The many benefits of red raspberry leaf tea
(Natural News) For millennia, people have been using the leaves of the red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) to create a healthy, herbal tea. This concoction brings numerous benefits to people who drink it on a regular basis. The bright red fruit of this species gets most of the attention. However, the leaves possess their own worth.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring natural cures: Can antimicrobial herbs prevent Lyme disease?
(Natural News) If you spend any amount of time outdoors or around animals, you’re at risk of Lyme disease. This infectious disease is transmitted by ticks, but it’s actually caused by a microbe, the Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato bacteria. While many prevention methods focus on the ticks themselves, some researchers are looking into antimicrobial herbs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific review proves that coconut palm is the most naturally widespread medicinal fruit plant
(Natural News) It is official and scientific. The world’s most widely distributed fruit plant – more commonly known as the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) – is a medicinal plant of the highest order. A recent phytochemical and pharmacological review examined the tree from the tip of its root to the top of its stem. The study identified... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Easily grow vegetables indoors
(Natural News) Growing your own food is both exciting and fun. It improves the quality of the air and can be therapeutic. As stated by Off The Grid News, plants have the power to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, the effects of stress, and feelings of fatigue. Also, when you grow your own herbs, vegetables, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aged garlic is incredibly good for your heart
(Natural News) The greatest bane of health and life in the United States can be prevented by consuming a common kitchen herb. Heart disease can be avoided by eating aged garlic, which contains natural compounds that support the healthy functions of the cardiovascular system. Aged garlic exerts a number of beneficial effects that benefit the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are the best teas for sleep?
(Natural News) Herbal teas rank among the healthiest and most popular beverages in the world. As such, it should come as no surprise that they have been used as natural remedies for centuries by people all across the globe. Herbal teas can offer countless health benefits to regular tea drinkers. One such health benefit is the promotion... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema: The natural, herbal remedy which may help soothe itchy, irritate and inflamed skin
ECZEMA can be extremely itchy and irritating, and it can also be difficult to treat. If traditional treatments aren ’t working for you, you could try this natural, herbal remedy, which has shown in some studies to reduce skin irritation and inflammation. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improve the health of your thyroid with ashwagandha
(Natural News) Thyroid problems can become a thing of the past if you take ashwagandha root. The ayurvedic herb can help promote the health of that important gland, which in turn ensures the proper functioning of the rest of the body. The thyroid is found in the forward part of the lower neck. It produces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syrian rue seeds interacted with acacia tree bark in an herbal stew resulted in N,N-dimethyltryptamine poisoning - Liu CH, Chu WL, Liao SC, Yang CC, Lin CC.
INTRODUCTION: Illicit substance use is an increasing problem all over the world, especially in adolescents and young adults. It is a challenge to make a definitive diagnosis of a specific substance in a poisoning case without toxicology laboratory confirma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Food GOLD: Turmeric is just as effective as 14 pharma drugs but suffers from NONE of the side effects
(Natural News) What if you could replace all the pills in your medicine cabinet with just one herb? Depending on what you take and why, that may be possible with turmeric. Its main component, curcumin, boasts enough health-enhancing properties to keep pharmaceutical execs up at night. In fact, this herb is so powerful that it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema - the best herbal moisturising cream to get rid of dry and itchy skin at home
ECZEMA could be treated by using creams, moisturisers or emollients. But you could also get rid of the dry skin condition at home by using this natural moisturising cream. It may help to relieve the itchy and sore signs of eczema. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former health care execs never thought they'd be in the Predators' owner's suite
Former health care executives Joey Jacobs and Herb Fritch each hold a stake in the Nashville Predators, but it ’s their families who helped push them into the owner’s suite. Fritch, a Minnesota native, said he wasn’t a big hockey fan growing up, briefly trying the sport before trading his skates for a basketball. When the Predators almost left Nashville in 2007, however, he felt called to action. “ By that time, [Predators games] were a major part of my wife and I’s social calendar for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

A case of severe drug-induced liver injury caused by over the counter herb (cinnamon): review of literature - Higaki H, Onji M, Takeji S, Uehara T, Kawasaki K, Kashimoto Y, Murakami T, Yamaguchi T, Miyaike J, Oomoto M, Abe M.
A case of severe drug-induced liver injury caused by over the counter (OTC) herb medicine, is reported here. A 40-year-old male took herb drugs "Za ga-doKowa ®," "Ohta-Isan®." These two drugs contained the same two herb medicines (cinnamon, fennel). About... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Pastor Magaya Has Not Tried to Register His Drug, MPs Hear
[The Herald] Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya has not yet approached the Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe to register his traditional herbs which he claimed cured HIV/AIDS, legislators heard yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Effective herbal remedies to fight the flu when SHTF
(Natural News) Getting the flu when you are in the comfort of your own home can be bad enough, but what if you came down with the illness in the middle of a SHTF situation? How can you treat a flu infection while living off the grid? Here are a few effective herbal remedies for treating... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mullein: This versatile herbal remedy has many amazing health benefits, from reducing swelling to treating inflammatory diseases
(Natural News) Called the great or common mullein, this edible plant, native to Asia, North Africa, and Europe, was brought to the Americas by European settlers many years ago. Mullein, which now grows all over North America, is a favorite among holistic therapists since it is used as an ingredient in many homeopathic preparations and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Dr Ellie: Can a herb diet help my heart?  
DR ELLIE CANNON: With age, aortic valve disease is common, as a build-up of calcium prevents it opening and closing. Both types of aortic valve disease can lead to life-limiting heart failure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news