Here's why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes
(Natural News) Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public Notification: Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee contains hidden drug ingredient
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites, including Amazon.com, and possibly in some retail stores. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA 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

These medicinal plants from Kenya contain potent anti-cancer agents
(Natural News) Cancer is a life-threatening disease that’s considered to be a global burden. Besides its increasing prevalence, cancer is also the second leading cause of death around the world. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), around 70 percent of cancer-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. About one-third of these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home gardening basics: How to plant, grow and harvest sage, a must-have herb
(Natural News) Sage (Salvia officinalis) is a perennial herb from the mint family. This pretty herb grows thick, grayish-green leaves and colorful flowers that attract pollinators like bees. It is commonly used to add flavor to dishes, sauces and dressings due to its strong aroma. Medicinally, sage has been used to treat an upset stomach, shortness of breath, loss of memory... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The safety of medicinal plants used in the treatment of vitiligo and hypermelanosis: a systematic review of use and reports of harm - Hussain I.
INTRODUCTION: Vitiligo is disfiguring and devastating condition that can humans feel stigmatic and devalued. Melasma is a general condition of hyperpigmentation particularly involving the face. The pigmentation disorders of vitiligo (hypopigmentation or de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

13 Medicinal herbs for your survival garden
(Natural News) Growing your own medicine is an effective way to stay healthy during SHTF. When the disaster strikes and everyone is left to their own devices, you get to have peace of mind knowing that you have a survival garden filled with various healing herbs. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about pesticides and other toxins... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants
(Natural News) A nosocomial infection also called a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), is an infection acquired by a patient while he or she is receiving treatment in a hospital or long-term care facility. HCAI is the most common adverse health event in healthcare settings that affects patient safety. According to reports, HCAI affects about 3.2 percent of all hospitalized... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of visceral fat: Ginger contains zingerone and shogaols to help burn belly
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat: Certain herbs and spices are said to help increase one's fat burning capacity. Alongside their fat burning capabilities, suppressing the appetite and aiding the bodily process all help to get rid of your belly fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Horsetail silicon and collagen ingredients could increase hair growth
HAIR loss treatment should always be as natural as possible to help with cost woes and potential side effects. Studies back up one particular herb due to its powerful compounds which could help increase your hair growth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compound in TCM herbs can stop inflammation and cell destruction caused by devastating bacterial toxin
(Natural News) Herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are abundant sources of bioactive compounds with beneficial pharmacological properties. For instance, Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, is a source of powerful ginsenosides that have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Cinnamomum cassia, or Chinese cinnamon, contains cinnamaldehyde that has antibacterial, antifungal and antidiabetic properties. In a recent study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Internet 'healers' sell bogus coronavirus vaccine 'reversal' oils for £120
EXCLUSIVE: A self-professed 'healer' from Kenya is offering a 'vaccine reversal herb oil recipe' that causes the injection site to pus up for £114.82 on the Israel-based Fiverr marketplace. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uniform drying time for goldenseal to enhance medicinal qualities of forest herb
(Penn State) Developing a standardized drying protocol for goldenseal could lead to more predictable health applications and outcomes by preserving the alkaloids found in the plant, which is native to Appalachia, according to Penn State researchers, who conducted a new study of the medicinal forest herb. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Learn how to make milk thistle extract, the all-purpose remedy for preppers
(Natural News) Milk thistle is an herb that offers some benefits, such as promoting liver and heart health. While others consider the plant an invasive weed, preppers know that milk thistle is useful when turned into a potent extract. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Health benefits of milk thistle Some studies also suggest that milk thistle helps promote... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Working out? Add ginseng and rhodiola to your diet to boost muscle health
(Natural News) Rhodiola rosea, also known as arctic root, golden root or simply rhodiola, is a flowering plant that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. A popular adaptogenic herb, it is used to strengthen the body’s response to stress and treat anxiety, depression and fatigue. Panax ginseng, or Asian ginseng, is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 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

Operators of Dietary Supplement Company Plead Guilty to Failure to Register a Food Manufacturing Facility and Refusal of an FDA Inspection
FDA OCI, Shaun Cotterill, Monroeville OH, Michael Sanor, North Canton OH, guilty plea, dietary supplement, operator, manufacturing, register, failure, FDA inspection, refuse, adulterated food, Genesis Herb, private membership, access denied, food facility, consumer protection, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 16, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ 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

Heart-leaved moonseed herb has potential anti-diabetes effects
(Natural News) Diabetes is one of the fastest-growing diseases in the world today. Together with obesity, many experts consider diabetes to be the biggest epidemic in human history. Recent reports estimate that in 2019, about 9.3 percent of the world’s population, or 463 million people in total, suffered from diabetes. This number is expected to rise to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 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

Government working on formulating standards for AYUSH products to increase its international trade
Four Indian standards have already been published on the glossary of ayurvedic terminology and medicinal preparations, and the similar process is underway for different herbs including Ashwagandha and Giloya. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catnip Might Be Your Next Mosquito Repellent
THURSDAY, March 4, 2021 -- A common herb that makes your favorite feline high may hold the key to a mosquito-free summer in your backyard. Researchers say catnip is as effective as synthetic insect repellents, including DEET, and they report why... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Kenya: Let Insurers Fund the Jab - David Turuthi
[Nation] Medical insurance companies went through very happy months of March to June last year. When the initial Covid-19 cases were reported in Kenya, many Kenyans shied away from hospitals. Many tried their hand at self-medication while others used herbs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The root bark of Indian trumpet tree, a widely used Ayurvedic herb, has cardioprotective properties
(Natural News) Tree bark can be a rich source of bioactive plant compounds, which is why many different ones have been widely used in traditional medicines. Recent studies have focused on the phytochemical content of different tree barks, roots and heartwood and have identified many compounds with remarkable medicinal properties from these parts. Indian trumpet (Oroxylum indicium)... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

How to live longer: Garlic and ginger can reduce cancer risk to boost longevity
HOW TO live longer: Delicious and healthy meals are the key to a long and disease-free life. By adding certain herbs, a meal will not only enjoy a boost of flavour but can also add a multitude of health gains including extending one's lifespan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Derrick Lewis explains extra punches after Curtis Blaydes knockout: ‘That’s not my fault, that’s Herb Dean’s …
Derrick Lewis explains the extra punches he landed on Curtis Blaydes after he connected with a vicious uppercut that left the No. 2... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Black McDonald ’s franchise owner files racial discrimination lawsuit against fast-food giant
Former pro-baseball player Herb Washington, who built the largest Black-owned McDonald’s franchise operation in the nation, filed a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black McDonald's owner sues for racial discrimination
Herb Washington says the firm has retaliated after he raised concerns about the firm's treatment of black franchisees. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovering the therapeutic applications of medicinal plants
(Bentham Science Publishers) This book will guide the reader to discover new natural products from Asia and Africa and the different ways to use them to treat or alleviate many of the most common diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2021 Category: Biology 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

Luteolin: The flavonoid in leafy greens than can keep the flu at bay
(Natural News) Luteolin is a flavonoid known for its antioxidant properties. It is found in plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables and medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But aside from being a potent free radical scavenger, luteolin also functions as an anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating agent. It even has reported anti-cancer properties. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 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

How to get rid of visceral fat: Chillies promote diet-induced thermogenesis to burn belly
HOW TO get rid of visceral fat often comes down to what a person shouldn't eat but what about the foods and herbs they can eat? Chillies contain powerful properties which promote fat burning and could help to get rid of your visceral fat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Protect your liver from drug-induced toxins with creeping marshweed herb
(Natural News) The liver plays a central role in all metabolic processes occurring inside the body. It is also responsible for metabolizing a number of xenobiotics, or synthetic chemicals. Because of its functions, the liver is more exposed to toxic chemical substances — particularly modern medications — than any organ in the body. Hepatoxicity, or liver damage... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzania Rejects Covid-19 Vaccines, Promotes Herbs Despite Spike in Deaths
[RFI] Tanzania's health ministry this week announced it has no plans to accept Covid-19 vaccines, maintaining that the eastern African nation does not have the virus. However, Tanzanians speaking to friends and family say that a number of people have died from the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news