Medical News Today: Kava kava: Benefits and safety concerns
Kava kava is an herbal remedy that people use to relieve anxiety and promote sleep. However, there are concerns about its safety, as research suggests that it can cause serious liver damage. In this article, we will discuss the safety, uses, possible benefits, and best dosage of kava kava. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

How she's creating 'the pharmacy of the future'
Shizu Okusa started D.C. juice company Jrink five years ago. Now she ’s briging “the pharmacy of the future” under her wellness company’s umbrella. Apothekary, the second brand under parent Wellthy& Co., is a one-stop shop for herbal supplements, spices and teas to replace quick-fix pharmaceuticals (i.e. sleep aids as opposed to prescribed medication). Now Okusa is raising money, breaking into brick-and-mortar and launching sales nationally online. The business opened its first store in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Long-term consumption of yerba mate found to strengthen your digestive system
(Natural News) Proper digestion is essential for good health. Yerba mate, an herbal drink that’s been going through a surge in popularity over the last few years, is linked to various health benefits, including improved digestion. Its effects are so remarkable that it has been linked to weight loss and even improvements in metabolic disorders.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sunflowers are far more than ornamental plants - they're also valuable for prepping
(Natural News) Sunflowers are bright and cheery ornamental plants that can make any room feel homey. But did you know that when it comes to prepping, sunflowers also have various survival uses? (h/t to Survivopedia.com.) When SHTF, sunflowers are a renewable source of materials that can be used as food and different herbal cures. How to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jrink creator targets fundraise, expansion for herbal supplement shop
Shizu Okusa started D.C. juice company Jrink five years ago. Now she ’s adding “the pharmacy of the future” to her wellness company’s umbrella. Apothekary, the second brand under parent Wellthy& Co., is a one-stop shop for herbal supplements, spices and teas to replace quick-fix pharmaceuticals (i.e. sleep aids as opposed to prescribed medication). Now Okusa is raising money, breaking into brick-and-mortar and launching sales nationally online. The business opened its first store in June,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Jrink creator targets fundraise, expansion for herbal supplement shop
Shizu Okusa started D.C. juice company Jrink five years ago. Now she ’s adding “the pharmacy of the future” to her wellness company’s umbrella. Apothekary, the second brand under parent Wellthy& Co., is a one-stop shop for herbal supplements, spices and teas to replace quick-fix pharmaceuticals (i.e. sleep aids as opposed to prescribed medication). Now Okusa is raising money, breaking into brick-and-mortar and launching sales nationally online. The business opened its first store in June,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Silverweed is a natural cough medicine
(Natural News) Traditional Chinese medicine prescribes silverweed (Potentilla anserina) as a herbal remedy for coughing. Researchers believe that the root of the plant contains bioactive compounds that reduce the severity of coughing and help increase the sputum in the air passages. One of the most common symptoms of respiratory illness, coughing can cause significant difficulties... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rosemary displays a powerful anti-anxiety effect, similar to diazepam but without the side effects
(Natural News) More than 500 million people suffer from anxiety worldwide. Because of this very alarming statistic, researchers are focusing on finding treatments for this condition. Natural products are good alternatives to anti-anxiety drugs because of their potency and safety. Researchers from Iran showed that rosemary, a commonly used medicinal plant, has potential use as a treatment... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal wildflowers to harvest when hiking
(Natural News) Being knowledgeable about medicinal plants is important for every prepper. Medicinal plants are safer and more effective than drug medications. Here are some of the medicinal wildflowers you may encounter when hiking, so harvest them: Evening primrose: Every part of the evening primrose plant can be used for medicinal purposes. The seeds of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful herbs that treat parasite infections
(Natural News) It’s not always easy to spot parasitic infections since not all of them exhibit symptoms. However, there are cases that can cause severe conditions and even be fatal. No matter the case, it’s still best to cleanse the body every once in a while to prevent parasites from invading and thriving in your organs.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pros and cons of a vertical garden
(Natural News) Vertical gardens are an excellent way to grow your own food, herbs, and medicines in a small amount of space. They are a practical gardening alternative for suburban backyards and cramped city homes. But as with most gardening techniques, vertical gardens have their own share of drawbacks and benefits. Here are some of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds found in guava observed to display potent anticancer activity
(Natural News) Guava is more than just a delicious tropical fruit. In regions where it is grown, it is also recognized as a potent medicinal plant. One study confirms that guava possesses powerful natural compounds, some of which give the fruits anti-cancer effects. The researchers tested various extracts of guava (methanol, hexane, and chloroform) on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shihu, a highly valued herb in traditional Chinese medicine, can help reduce inflammation, says study
(Natural News) The Dendrobium genus of orchids is commonly used as ornamental plants across the globe. However, data from a study has revealed that these unique flowering plants may also offer some health benefits. Dendrobium is a genus of almost 1,500 species of epiphytic orchids. Dendrobium species are native to areas such as tropical and subtropical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for low sex drive: The natural herbal supplements proven to boost libido
BEST supplements for low sex drive: Work, family and social lives can all place heavy burdens on our time and energy, leaving us frequently exhausted and drained and impacting sex drive. But a natural herbal supplement has been proven to help boost libido. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What science is confirming about the benefits of CBD oil
(Natural News) CBD oil is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after supplements on the market, but what do you really know about it? Scientists have been studying cannibidiol (CBD) for many years now, working to unravel the myriad of benefits afforded by this medicinal plant compound. CBD is one of hundreds of cannabinoid compounds... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal plant known as "wild cosmos" found to be highly beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) There are more than 337 million people worldwide who are suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Many of these people spend their money on maintenance medications that are actually doing more harm to them than good. Fortunately, with the discovery of natural products that have antidiabetic potential, people won’t have to depend on these... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study confirms the clinical use of saffron in treating anxiety and depression
(Natural News) Many people battle with depression and anxiety. However, drugs used to treat these conditions cause serious side effects. Because of this, a team of researchers from China, Iran, and the U.K. attempted to test saffron (Crocus sativus), a herbal medicine, can be used to treat depression and anxiety. And true enough, they found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can honey products be used to remedy allergic rhinitis symptoms?
(Natural News) Allergies are a recurring health problem that cannot be cured, only alleviated. Traditional medicine systems prescribe a number of herbal remedies that include royal jelly and green propolis. Japanese researchers investigated the means by which these natural products can improve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. One of the most important molecules involved in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Do Cruciferous Vegetables Really Fight Cancer?
You cannot go wrong incorporating a lot of cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli and brussels sprouts as well as dark leafy greens like kale and arugula, in your diet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vegetables Head and Neck Cancer Colon and Colorectal Cancer Lung Cancer Breast Cancer Diet and Nutrition Vitamins Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Throat Prostate Gland Source Type: news

Researchers say that gastrodin, a constituent of Oriental herbal medicine, can treat PTSD-related depression
(Natural News) Gastrodin is one of the main constituents of Oriental herbal medicine and has been previously shown to effectively treat various mood disorders. A study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines has suggested that it can also be used as an effective herbal preparation to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Try these natural antibiotics that helps fight off infection
(Natural News) Herbs are often used to enhance the flavor of various dishes, but some of them, such as rosemary or thyme, contain beneficial compounds that can eliminate certain microbes. But did you know that you can also combine these herbs to make a natural antibiotic that can help fight various infections? Natural remedies are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists working to understand the defensive properties of lavender oil, hoping to develop natural pesticides
(Natural News) A team of Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UCBO) campus are examining the potential of herbs in producing natural pesticides, specifically lavender oils. According to the experts, lavender is known for its strong aroma and its oil is touted for it healing or soothing properties. The scientists have pooled data from a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetics, take note: This herbal medicine dramatically improves your blood sugar levels
(Natural News) With five percent of the population worldwide having diabetes mellitus, the disease continues to be a considerable cause of concern. Countless studies have been aimed at finding natural sources for potent antidiabetic agents. One of the plants that researchers from Annamalai University have discovered to have antidiabetic potential is the loop-rot mangrove (Rhizophora... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herbal combination used in Chinese medicine found to improve efficacy of asthma relief drug, study finds
(Natural News) A mixture of herbs commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine could help those suffering from asthma find relief, according to a study in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The study, led by researchers from Capital Medical University in Beijing, looked at the effects of using a decoction of Herba Epimedii and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi with the asthma drug... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here are 9 amazing benefits of regularly drinking lemongrass tea
(Natural News) Lemongrass is a tropical herb that has a citrus smell and taste. This tall, stalky plant is also known for its medicinal properties. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and C, calcium, magnesium, folate, iron, zinc, potassium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, and traces of B vitamins. While it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: These 10 essential oils can kill persistent Lyme disease
A new study finds that essential oils from garlic cloves, myrrh trees, thyme leaves, and several other herbs can kill forms of Lyme disease bacteria. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Researchers look at several Indonesian medicinal plants as potential natural cures for malaria
(Natural News) Malaria is a common parasitic disease, affecting more than 216 million people and putting more than 3.2 billion people at risk. Majority of the recorded malaria deaths can be attributed to Plasmodium falciparum infection since this parasite was observed to be resistant to most antimalarial drugs. Plants are now being explored for novel... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorella: A powerful medicinal plant that can prevent inflammation-related diseases, researchers find
(Natural News) Researchers in France have found that chlorella can reduce inflammation and prevent inflammation-related diseases. In their study, the researchers looked at the benefits of chlorella on visceral pain and associated inflammatory parameters related to cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder, in mice. Chlorella is a green microalgae that contains nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Essential oils from garlic and other herbs kill 'persister' Lyme disease bacteria
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Oils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists identify a natural pain relief remedy in traditional Yucatan medicine
(Natural News) Pain is a common symptom for various health conditions. In the U.S., people suffering from this condition waste billions of dollars on medication and by missing out on work or school. Because of this, many researchers wanted to explore cheaper and more accessible treatments, such as herbal remedies. One plant that has potential use as a natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Herbal Combo Reduces Viral Load, Increases CD4 Count in HIV/Aids Patients
[Guardian] A recent study by Nigerian researchers has demonstrated how an herbal therapy could reduce the viral loads and increase CD4 counts of Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Natural medicine: Study finds that wooly bluecurls may be a potential cure for rheumatism
(Natural News) More than 46 million Americans suffer from some form of rheumatic disease. If left untreated, the condition could lead to a loss of function in the affected body part. These include joints, muscles, kidneys, heart, and brain. Wooly bluecurls (Trichostema lanatum) is an herb traditionally used by the Chumash people of Southern California as a natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers find that some medicinal herbs display great prebiotic potential
(Natural News) Talking about digestive problems might be uncomfortable for some, it’s surprisingly common — in fact, more than 60 million Americans have it. The use of herbal remedies for treating gastrointestinal problems has been well studied. However, not much attention has been focused on identifying a possible link between these digestive health benefits and the prebiotic potential of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Curcumin is a powerful polyphenol that can combat the effects of chronic stress
(Natural News) Turmeric has been used to add flavor and color to food for thousands of years, but over the last decade, it has gained worldwide popularity not for its use in the kitchen but because of its many health benefits. Although there is already a long list of beneficial properties that this golden herb has,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding the nutritional compendium: Researchers look at this unknown Chinese herb for its potential anticancer properties
(Natural News) For the longest time, Rhus punjabensis was already used in traditional Chinese medicine practices. However, no previous studies have been done to determine why it can be used for such purposes. A group of researchers from Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan was the first to show that R. punjabensis contains different bioactive compounds that contribute... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 of the best carriers for making herbal remedies
(Natural News) Carriers are substances that preserve the full herb or any extracted portion of it. They work as a protectant and a medium to dispense it to a person. Here are three of the best carriers you can use to make herbal medicines and how to infuse them: Honey: Honey is a demulcent, which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two new nursing faculty members ’ work inspired by their heritage
This study was published in the journal Nursing Research.“Young adults who use hookah see it as a social activity,” Rezk-Hanna said. “Those who engage in it don’t consider themselves to be ‘smokers’ and perceive hookah as a healthier alternative to cigarettes.”Rezk-Hanna cautions that despite hookah smoke ’s fruity, benign smell, hookah contains nicotine, one of the most addictive substances known, in addition to many toxins released from the burning charcoal used to heat the flavored tobacco. While cigarette smokers take about five to seven minutes to smoke a cigarette,...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The 28-day tea-tox: Can trendy new herbal teas and powders really help you slim?  
It is a beguiling prospect: a tablet that can take all the hard work out of dieting, helping you slim down effortlessly, without having to feel a pang of hunger or break a sweat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

See the list: 11 of the most effective natural painkillers
(Natural News) It shouldn’t be surprising that nature also provides natural pain relievers: It has already given us many powerful medicinal plants that can treat anything from a fever, wounds, and even cancer. Here are just some of the most effective natural painkillers. The best part? Most of them could already be found in your kitchen... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Powerful organic compounds found in medical cannabis can slash some cancers by 50%, researchers find
(Natural News) Medical marijuana is a booming industry, and the use value of cannabis just continues to expand as we learn more about this heavily prohibited, but clearly medicinal, plant. While CBD (cannabidiol) has been stealing the show, with its ability to help treat seizures, there is a new, non-psychoactive, medicinal plant compound in town: Terpenes.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gotu Kola is one of the most useful plant remedies found in Ayurvedic medicine
(Natural News) Traditional schools of medicine, such as Ayurveda and Unani, make use of plants to combat various health problems. One commonly used plant in these schools of medicine is the Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). A study, published in Herbal Medicine: Open Access, reviewed available literature regarding the uses of Gotu Kola in treating different... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The power of herbal medicine for treating liver cancer
(Natural News) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 33,000 Americans develop liver cancer every year and from these, approximately 26,000 people die from the disease. One of the main reasons for the high mortality rates of liver cancer is the limited treatments available for the disease, which include chemotherapy and surgical removal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say that Moor-e-Talkh, a Persian medicinal plant, shows potential in treating MRSA superbugs
(Natural News) The key to eliminating antibiotic-resistant bacteria might be hidden in Moor-e-Talkh (Salvia mirzayanii), a Persian medicinal plant, according to a study by a team of researchers. Across the globe, the number of individuals developing antibiotic resistance due to the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. To address this concern, medical experts are now searching for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say that Moor-e-Talkh, a Persian medicinal plant, shows potential in treating MRSA
(Natural News) The key to eliminating antibiotic-resistant bacteria might be hidden in Moor-e-Talkh (Salvia mirzayanii), a Persian medicinal plant, according to a study by a team of researchers. Across the globe, the number of individuals developing antibiotic resistance due to the overuse of pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. To address this concern, medical experts are now searching for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four plant-based options to help rejuvenate your entire body
(Natural News) There are no shortage of options to rejuvenate your body in the world of plants. Whether it is a vegetable, fruit, herb, seed, nut, or superfood, there are solutions to help you rejuvenate your body and increase your uptake of precious enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other life supporting nutrients. Getting a good dose of plants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The healing benefits of gotu kola and its effects on your brain and emotional health
(Natural News) In recent years, a famous herbal remedy from Asia called gotu kola has reached the West. Unfortunately, many people in the U.S. do not know about the extent of its healing properties. Its primary use in the West revolves around the herb’s skin healing properties, such as its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and insecticidal effects, but there... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The best herbal remedies for depression
(Natural News) For a condition that affects over 16 million people in the U.S. every year, there’s still a lot that we don’t know about depression. In particular, some people equate extreme sadness to depression. This is not only an oversimplification, it’s also misleading as depression is much more nuanced and complex than simple unhappiness. However, it’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chili peppers found to be a powerful natural cure for depression
(Natural News) Here’s a good reason to add some spice into your life: Chili peppers were found to be effective in managing symptoms of depression. In a study published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, chili pepper extracts were found to exhibit anti-depressive effects. Researchers from Kaduna State University in Nigeria aimed to determine whether methanol... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Better than coffee? Yerba mate is an herbal tea that keeps your mind strong AND helps you lose weight
(Natural News) These days, a lot of people swear by the health benefits of yerba mate: The South American herb that’s giving coffee a run for its money, thanks to its ability to stimulate the mind without the nasty crashing and jittery effects. The findings of a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food adds another benefit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expert reveals six surprising drug interactions
Not only can drugs interact with each other, they can also interact with food and drink, as well as popular herbal remedies, according to Philip Crilly, a pharmacy teaching fellow at Kingston University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news