Certain Sudanese medicinal plants can remove heavy metals from water
(Natural News) Toxic heavy metals are growing more common in bodies of water, including those that serve as important sources of drinking water. To remedy this problem, Sudanese researchers investigated a trio of local medicinal plants used as water purifiers. They reported that the extracts of moringa (Moringa oleifera), bulrush (Typha latifolia) and Egyptian lemongrass... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shakespeare was right! Rosemary water sold for £3.45 in Waitrose boosts your memory by 15%
Researchers from Northumbria University build on previous studies that suggest the herb contains compounds that boost nitric oxide levels, increasing blood flow through the brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The powerful medicinal potential of four little-known superfoods
(Natural News) You have probably heard of superfoods like garlic, ginger, and turmeric. But there are many other foods and herbs with powerful healing properties that are far from popular. An article in Waking Times covers four of the most promising groups of unknown superfoods. Medicinal mushrooms are excellent means of improving vitality and restoring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predictors of poor outcomes in 488 patients with herbinduced liver injury - Zhu Y, Niu M, Wang JB, Wang RL, Li JY, Ma YQ, Zhao YL, Zhang YF, He T, Yu SM, Guo YM, Zhang F, Xiao XH, Schulze J.
This study aimed to identify the predictors of poor HILI outcomes, especially chronic HILI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinical da... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

SCIENTISTS: A compound found in this Chinese herbal medicine can be used to treat skin cancer
(Natural News) According to a study in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, compound Muniziqi granule (MNZQ), a treatment used in China for many hormone-related issues, contains a compound that can cause the death of skin cancer cells. The study looked at the effects of MNZQ, a multi-component herbal preparation composed of ingredients from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good for pets, too: Herbal treatment made from ferns can treat kidney stones in pets
(Natural News) It’s not just people who benefit from herbal medicine: Pets could use it as well, to great effect, according to a study published in the American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In his paper, Sri Murwani of Brawijaya University in Indonesia suggests using the water clover (Marsilea crenata) — a type of fern native to Southeast Asia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A traditional herbal medicine may help alleviate arthritis symptoms
(Natural News) A plant from the barberry family which is commonly used in traditional herbal medicine may help alleviate some symptoms of arthritis, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study was carried out by a team of researchers at the University of Sargodha in Pakistan who looked at the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Herbs that are proven to naturally lower your blood pressure
(Natural News) High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a medical condition wherein the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is consistently too high. Being hypertensive puts you at a greater risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. The primary way high blood pressure causes harm is by stressing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Are Calcium Supplements Safe?
Kidney stones are a known risk, but studies have investigated other potential safety concerns, including an increased risk of death, cancer and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Preventive Medicine Vitamins Calcium Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Bones Women's Health Initiative Medicine and Health Osteoporosis Vitamin D Source Type: news

A compound found in many medicinal herbs shown to prevent cancer, blood vessel growth
(Natural News) Angiogenesis, the process of forming new blood vessels, begins even before humans are born. Although important to sustaining life, angiogenesis also plays a significant role in the metastasis or proliferation of cancer cells. Because of this, stopping the process is vital to delaying the progression of cancer. As part of their quest for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural remedy for colon cancer found in this "warm" TCM herb
(Natural News) The pharmacology of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on re-establishing balance to the body through various herbs and plants. “Warm” plants such as the Lycopus lucidus (known in TCM as ze lan) are typically prescribed to treat “cold” conditions such as cancer. A study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine determined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Traditional Chinese Medicine herb, HuaJiao, found to be a powerful antioxidant
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes numerous herbal remedies such as Hua Jiao. Made from the seeds of several species of prickly-ash (Zanthoxylum), Hua Jiao was evaluated by a Chinese study that wished to determine its potential as a source of natural antioxidants. There are more than 200 species of prickly-ash in the world. Of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No wonder it's a superfood! Black seed treats a variety of diseases from arthritis to diabetes
(Natural News) Iranian researchers conducted a thorough evaluation of various studies involving the therapeutic effects of the traditional medicinal plant Nigella sativa, commonly known as black seed or black cumin. They reported that the seeds and oil of black seed show much promise as a source of natural treatment for all kinds of diseases. An annual... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Herbal Medicine and Diabetes Mellitus (V)
[Guardian] Management of diabetes mellitus (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:Minister Warns On Using Herbs to Treat Eye Diseases
[Monitor] Kampala -State minister for Primary Healthcare Joyce Moriku Kaducu has cautioned Ugandans against using local herbs to treat eye diseases, saying this may worsen the condition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A small annual herb found in India shows promise in gout treatment
(Natural News) Did you know that gout was so painful, Europeans used to depict it as a demon? Its real nature is, of course, less sinister but is in no way less worrisome. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked at the five-leaved carpetweed (Mollugo pentaphylla) and how its extract... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has the cure for MRSA been found? A traditional Côte d’Ivoire medicine shows great potential in treating the disease
(Natural News) An African medicinal plant might be a potential means of treating infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Researchers from Côte d’Ivoire studied the therapeutic potential of extracts from cherry mahogany (Tieghemella heckelii), a tree that grows in certain African countries like Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire. S. aureus is one of the bacteria commonly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The "False Iroko" tree shows promise in treating certain nervous disorders
(Natural News) A study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, has uncovered the potential of the “False Iroko” tree (Antiaris africana) as a treatment for nervous disorders. Traditionally, the A. africana is used in Nigeria to treat mental and nervous disorders. Previous studies have established the neuroprotective properties crude extracts from A. africana. What this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis can be treated naturally with licorice
(Natural News) Ulcerative colitis (UC) has severe consequences, particularly in children. According to a study published in Chinese Herbal Medicines, the nutrients in licorice, known as an ingredient in many sweet treats, can provide relief from UC. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the bowels. It causes long-lasting ulcers along the surface of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An uncommon plant found in East Asia shows potent antioxidant properties
(Natural News) The golden valerian (Patrinia scabiosaefolia) hails from East Asia. It is a pretty flowering plant that can be consumed as food and is used as a traditional medicinal herb. Recent research showed that the essential oil of this plant can potentially stop the growth of cancerous tumors, protect brain cells from damaging inflammation,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine, insect tea, found to be a potential treatment for cancer
(Natural News) Liver cancer is a deadly disease, but what makes it even more fearsome is how difficult it can be to treat effectively. According to the authors of a study published in CyTA – Journal of Food, early detection is the only key to curing liver cancer, even with conventional treatment methods. The authors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This can save your life: Seven medicinal plants that Native Americans use for a variety of remedies
(Natural News) There are several excellent reasons for taking the time and effort to learn about natural remedies. Two of the most important of these reasons are: 1) You never know when a natural or other disaster might leave you stranded without access to medication, and 2) Chemical medicines are toxic and bad for you,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korean herbal formulation found to be effective in promoting bone growth in children – Study
(Natural News) A lot of people want to be tall, thanks to height being one of the standards of beauty these days. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that Yukmijihwangtang (YJT), a formulation used in traditional Korean medicine, can enhance bone growth in animal models, suggesting potentially similar benefits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An excellent spinach substitute, jute mallow supports a healthy cardiovascular system
(Natural News) This plant from Africa can be the new – and slimy – spinach. Jute mallow (Corchorus olitorius), a traditional plant common in some parts of Africa, is an excellent substitute for spinach as it also supports the cardiovascular system. In a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, this plant was found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The sandbox tree offers an effective natural cure for edema
(Natural News) This unusual-looking evergreen tree could be the solution to edema prevention and treatment, according to a new study. The study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, discovered that the sandbox tree (Hura crepitans L.), also known as possumwood, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could help treat edema. A team of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleanse your liver with these natural herbs
(Natural News) Anyone can develop liver disease, even if you don’t frequently drink alcohol. To maintain your overall health, you can take herbal supplements that can help cleanse your liver. What exactly does the liver do? The liver has various functions. It produces various chemicals that the body needs to function normally and it breaks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find a natural remedy for hair loss - and you'll never guess what it is
(Natural News) Looking for an herbal remedy for hair loss? Try the herb called Siberian geranium, scientifically known as Geranium sibiricum. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine confirmed the hair growth-promoting effect of the extract of Siberian geranium. For the study, researchers at Chung-Ang University in Korea and the University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actress Alicia Silverstone expands collaboration to launch herbal supplements
For years, Alicia Silverstone didn ’t believe in vitamins. As a vegan for two decades, the actress and activist has typically adhered to a clean and organic diet replete with nutrient-rich greens, whole grains, lentils, nuts and fruit.“My midwife suggested I take a prenatal supplement, but I thought... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - October 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Ask Well: Does Coenzyme Q10 Reduce Statin-Related Muscle Aches?
Studies have provided mixed results. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Muscles Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs) Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Source Type: news

The development of a database for herbal and dietary supplement induced liver toxicity - Zhu J, Seo JE, Wang S, Ashby K, Ballard R, Yu D, Ning B, Agarwal R, Borlak J, Tong W, Chen M.
The growing use of herbal dietary supplements (HDS) in the United States provides compelling evidence for risk of herbal-induced liver injury (HILI). Information on HDS products was retrieved from MedlinePlus of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Cleanse your liver with these natural herbs
(Natural News) Anyone can develop liver disease, even if you don’t frequently drink alcohol. To maintain your overall health, you can take herbal supplements that can help cleanse your liver. What exactly does the liver do? The liver has various functions. It produces various chemicals that the body needs to function normally and it breaks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why all women should be familiar with black cohosh
(Natural News) Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa) supplements are versatile herbal remedies, and the flowering plant’s various health benefits are often the topic of comprehensive medical studies. In fact, women diagnosed with different health conditions that affect the female reproductive system often use black cohosh supplements. Both alternative-health practitioners and mainstream healthcare professionals recommend the use of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maintaining nutrient integrity: How storing practices affect seed viability in delicate, nutrient-rich herbs (a case study)
(Natural News) You might have been hearing more about Moringa oleifera recently, and for good reason: This plant’s many purported health benefits have earned it praise for thousands of years, and it’s particularly useful for the problems plaguing people in modern times. This large tree, which is native to northern India, is sometimes called the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the most widely used medicinal plants, java plum contains high amounts of antioxidants
This study, which was published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy, used different in vitro experiments to determine if the aforementioned properties were present in extracts from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent liver fibrosis with TCM
(Natural News) According to research findings, the key to treating liver fibrosis may be found in a traditional herbal formula. The study, which was published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, showed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may help reduce the risk of liver disease. Liver fibrosis is a wound-healing process that occurs when the body sustains chronic liver... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists look at a widely-used herb in Asia as a potential cancer treatment
(Natural News) A group of researchers from the University of Malaya has discovered that Melicope ptelefolia has potential as an anti-cancer agent. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, looked into the potential applications of the herb based on its different properties. Specific properties that they considered were its antioxidant, anti-proliferative, apoptosis induction,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personal Health: The Risk of Alternative Cancer Treatments
Avoiding evidence-based treatments in favor of untested ones can contribute to higher death rates, a Yale study found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cancer Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Alternative and Complementary Medicine Deaths (Fatalities) Anxiety and Stress Source Type: news

TCM found to significantly reduce your risk of liver disease
(Natural News) A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine revealed that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help lower the risk of developing liver disease. The authors observed the protective effects of Liuweiwuling tablets on rat subjects during the 12-week study. Liuweiwuling tablets are an herbal product that has protective effects on the liver and on aminotransferase... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One of the most esteemed herbs in the culinary world, rosemary is also a powerhouse in traditional medicine
(Natural News) Previous studies have shown that rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) has many different therapeutic applications. These studies were collated by researchers from  Pars Bioscience Research Center and University of Kansas-City Missouri to create a meta-analysis that would evaluate the preservative and therapeutic potential of rosemary. Relevant studies were collected from different public databases, using the search words “Rosmarinus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The herbal medicines of Ecuador: Plants used in local traditional medicine are safe and effective, and still in use today
(Natural News) A new study explored the different medicinal plants used for traditional healing by the ancestral healers of Chimborazo, Ecuador. The study focused on the 10 most used herbal plants by generation after generation of traditional healers. The study titled Medicinal plants used in traditional herbal medicine in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador was conducted by researchers from the Temple University in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pill-popping rules EVERYONE needs to know
New research shows mixing herbal remedies with prescription drugs can lead to bleeding if it's a risky combination. Here, Dr Sarah Brewer explains what combinations to look out for. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rhodiola found to be an effective herbal medicine for treating fatigue and weakness
(Natural News) With everything that’s going on in life, it’s normal to feel tired at some point. Fatigue is a condition characterized by extreme feelings of either physical or mental tiredness. One study shows that rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) can be used as an herbal medicine for fatigue. People who are experiencing fatigue can have symptoms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coriander shown to be a potential natural remedy for diabetes
This study, which was published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access, reviewed articles that were published about coriander treatment of diabetes mellitus in animal models. Many studies are exploring the use of herbs, such as coriander,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A common traditional Chinese medicine shows potential in treating oral cancer
(Natural News) Danshen (Salvia miltiorrhiza), also known as red sage, is an important herb in Chinese medicine, used in the treatment of chronic and neoplastic inflammatory diseases. The authors of a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigated its effects on oral cancer in both in vitro and in vivo experiments.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The therapeutic potential of cherry mahogany in treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
(Natural News) Côte d’Ivoire researchers tested cherry mahogany (Tieghemella heckelii) for its antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). They reported that extracts from the stem bark of the African medicinal plant were able to inhibit the growth of different strains of the drug-resistant pathogenic microbe. The study was supported by the Institut Pasteur Côte d’Ivoire. Its findings were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers list the top herbs for preventing diabetes
(Natural News) Researchers from Gargi College (University of Delhi) came up with a list of herbs that show potential in diabetes prevention. This review on the anti-diabetic properties of herbs and botanical ingredients was published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access. In 2014, over 422 million people were diagnosed with diabetes and since then, this number... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About the Surprising Modern History of Contraception
When the birth control pill hit its 50th anniversary of its 1960 FDA approval, TIME commemorated its influence on the world as having “rearranged the furniture of human relations.” But as influential as the pill was and continues to be, it’s only one small slice of the enormous influence contraception has had on modern history. Few people know that as well as Donna Drucker, a historian who is currently writing a book about its history. As it turns out, that history is just as complex as you probably think, but in ways that may still surprise you. Drucker says she started studying contraception in a rounda...
Source: TIME: Health - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Sex/Relationships Source Type: news

Scientists find that a popular Chinese herbal medicine is effective in eliminating colon cancer cells
(Natural News) Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen (Rom.Caill.) Stapf, also known as adlay, adlay millet, or Job’s tears, has been identified by previous studies as having anti-proliferative effects on lymphoma, lung cancer, and colon cancer. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine investigated the anti-cancer effects of Coix lacryma-jobi var. ma-yuen Stapf sprout... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some drugs, supplements taken together can pose health risk
People who use certain over-the-counter herbal medicines and dietary supplements concurrently with prescription drugs could cause serious health risks. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One million warned over side effects from mixing drugs and herbal remedies
Doctors stressed that statins, diabetes drugs and stomach acid pills can interact negatively with popular health supplements. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news