Ethnobotanical medicine is effective against the bacterium causing Lyme disease
(Frontiers) A preclinical in vitro study shows that selected plant-based herbal medicines, especially Ghanaian quinine and Japanese knotweed, work better than antibiotics against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. These findings represent an important step towards the development of treatments that might be better tolerated and more effective than the current standard of care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Herb-crusted baked cod
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poisoning by medical plants - Farzaei MH, Bayrami Z, Farzaei F, Aneva I, Das SK, Patra JK, Das G, Abdollahi M.
BACKGROUND: Herbal medications are becoming increasingly popular with the impression that they cause fewer side effects in comparison with synthetic drugs; however, they may considerably contribute to acute or chronic poisoning incidents. Poison centers re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Scientists look at anti-cancer ability of compound in great burnet herb used in Chinese Medicine
(Natural News) The flowering plant scientifically known as Sanguisorba officinalis (great burnet) is a common Chinese herbal medicine used to stop bleeding and reduce inflammation. Research suggests that it has great therapeutic potential due to its broad range of biological properties, which include anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. In a recent study published in the journal Chinese Medicine, Chinese researchers explored... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple organ dysfunction and rhabdomyolysis associated with moonwort poisoning: report of four cases - Li F, Chen AB, Duan YC, Liao R, Xu YW, Tao LL.
BACKGROUND: Moonwort is a widely used Chinese herbal medicine. It has various pharmacological effects, such as relieving cough and preventing asthma. To date, multiple organ dysfunction and rhabdomyolysis caused by moonwort poisoning have not been reported... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Which herbal treatments in TCM help boost memory?
(Natural News) Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is defined as the transitional stage between cognitive decline caused by aging and severe cognitive decline caused by brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Research suggests that the prevalence of MCI increases with age, affecting about 25.2 percent of adults between the ages of 80 and 84.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guilty Plea: Male Enhancement Pills Were Not “All Natural” Supplements
misbranded drug, pharmaceutical grade, erectile dysfunction, drugs, Chin a, herbal remedies, Rick Shepard, Overland Park KS, Epic Products, Euphoric, adult novelty stores, Tadalafil, Sildenafil, Viagra, Cialis, capsules, labels, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 30, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds
(American Chemical Society) For hundreds of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used an herb called Stemona sessilifolia as a remedy for parasitic infections, such as those caused by pinworms and lice. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have identified 10 compounds that might be responsible for the herb's effectiveness. But there's a twist: The insecticides are produced by symbiotic microbes that live within the plant's cells -- not by S. sessilifolia itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to sleep: Three herbal teas proven to promote a good night’s sleep
HOW TO sleep: Struggling to get the required amount of sleep each night is an uphill struggle for many people in the UK. While the situation may seem insurmountable, mounting evidence backs drinking certain herbal teas to get your sleep-cycle back into a healthy routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Golden dewdrop herb can prevent kidney stones and bacterial infections, reveals study
(Natural News) The prevalence and recurrence rates of kidney stone disease (urolithiasis) are increasing globally. This health problem affects 12 percent of the world’s population, with more men suffering from it than in women. Despite recent medical advancements, there are still very limited options when it comes to effective anti-urolithiasis drugs. But in a recent study... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for eczema: This natural herb could help ease symptoms of the condition
BEST supplements eczema: Eczema is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, itchy, red, cracked and rough. The condition is extremely uncomfortable for the person suffering with it, however there could be a supplement that helps cure the symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplements Tied to Sperm Health
Young men who took fish oil supplements had higher sperm counts, a greater sperm volume and larger average testicular size. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Sperm Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Fish and Other Marine Life Oils and Fats Vitamins Testicles Source Type: news

Study: Drinking Tea May Help You Live Longer, Especially If It ’ s Green
This study strengthens the body of evidence that habitual tea drinking is associated with lower rates of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, though it cannot prove that it’s definitely the tea that’s responsible,” Dr. Jenna Macciochi, a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex, told the SMC. However, she noted that “a body of evidence in nutrition suggests that whole diet patterns are more informative of diet-disease relationships than any isolated food or nutrient.” Dr. Duane Mellor, a registered dietitian and senior teaching fellow at Aston Medical School, Aston University, sai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Green Tea Source Type: news

(Science) Investigating the multiple biological activities of Annona muricata
In this study, researchers from Universiti Putra Malaysia examined the cytotoxicity, as well as the anti-tumor-promoting and antioxidant activities, of various Annona muricata extracts, including an isolated acetogenin called annonacin, in vitro. Their results were published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine. Annona muricata or soursop belongs to the family Annonaceae. It is a plant enriched... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnostic biomarkers in liver injury by drugs, herbs, and alcohol: tricky dilemma after EMA correctly and officially retracted letter of support - Teschke R, Eickhoff A, Brown AC, Neuman MG, Schulze J.
Liver injuries caused by the use of exogenous compounds such as drugs, herbs, and alcohol are commonly well diagnosed using laboratory tests, toxin analyses, or eventually reactive intermediates generated during metabolic degradation of the respective chem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Woman, 23, suffers life-threatening liver failure 'because of the herbal supplement she was taking'
Emily Goss, from Amarillo in Texas, first noticed symptoms of sudden liver failure in November and her doctor is convinced it was caused by the Alani Nu herbal supplement she was taking. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East meets West: Can TCM and Western medicine "team up" to beat lung cancer?
(Natural News) Western medicine relies heavily on the use of modern drugs, which are often synthetic and cause undesirable side effects. On the other hand, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) makes use of medicinal plants and natural healing practices to address minor ailments or serious illnesses. Due to growing interest in and the resurgence of TCM... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using plantain as a home remedy? Here are 4 ways to do it
(Natural News) People often consider plantains as common weeds. But this herb has a wide variety of medicinal uses. In the 10th century, the Saxons included plantains among their nine sacred herbs. While plantains are not as used today, they make excellent home remedies – and even medicine in case of an emergency. There are many different kinds of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What are some of the best herbs and spices for regulating blood pressure?
(Natural News) Hypertension or high blood pressure is a health condition that leads to atherosclerosis or the narrowing of the arteries. Hypertension also increases a person’s risk of heart disease and stroke. While modern medicine prescribes conventional treatments for hypertension in the form of anti-hypertensive drugs, research suggests that natural remedies which could reduce blood pressure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ancient Egypt got it right with peppermint: Here are 15 conditions it can treat
(Natural News) Ancient Egyptians and other peoples from early times relied on peppermint as herbal medicine. Today, the medicinal plant enjoys scientific confirmation of its ability to heal many conditions, 15 of which will be covered today. Peppermint belongs to the aromatic mint family. Its cousins likely fill the cupboard in the kitchen. The mint itself usually... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with chronic kidney disease could benefit from herbal baths – review
(Natural News) Chinese herbal bath therapy (CHBT) is an ancient method of healing that has been used for thousands of years. Like modern herbal baths, CHBT involves mixing an herbal decoction or herbal extracts in warm bathwater. According to ancient Chinese records, CHBT is an effective treatment for internal diseases like osteoarthritis and skin itching (pruritus) associated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Include these three herbal teas in your diet to lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is dubbed the “silent killer” because symptoms rarely show up in the initial stages but a consistently high reading poses grave health threats. Luckily, making healthy lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy, balanced diet can lower a high reading and studies show that certain herbal teas contain blood pressure-lowering properties. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers uncover anti-cancer potential of plants used in traditional African medicine
(Natural News) Traditional medicine is still widely practiced even today. According to the World Health Organization, about 80 percent of the population in developing countries rely on traditional medicine. For instance, in Africa, where divination, spiritualism and herbalism are predominant, the majority turn to traditional medicine as their primary health care. Herbal medicines, in particular, is considered... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The chameleon plant, a key ingredient in TCM, can protect the gut during a viral infection
(Natural News) Houttuynia cordata, also known as Chinese lizard tail, fish mint or chameleon plant, is an aromatic herb used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). It belongs in the same category as other herbs that can clear heat from the body and treat toxicity. But in a recently published study in the Chinese Journal of Natural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipes for a Festive Holiday Feast
MONDAY, Dec. 23, 2019 -- Elegant holiday dishes are surprisingly easy to pull off when you stick to only a few ingredients. Try this delicious pork loin roast flavored with fragrant dried herbs and the perfect accompaniment -- apples and sweet... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Best supplements for tiredness: Take this herbal remedy to boost your energy
BEST supplements for tiredness: Persistent tiredness afflicts many people in the UK and the situation can seem desperate. Luckily, making simple changes to your lifestyle can address the problem and taking certain supplements has been shown to help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA alerts patients of McDaniel Life-Line ’s voluntary recall of Indian Herb
FDA alerts patients of McDaniel Life-Line ’s voluntary recall of Indian Herb (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - December 21, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Cordyceps can boost immunity and prevent inflammation in adults
(Natural News) Cordyceps refers to a genus of small mushrooms considered as essential herbs in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). They are used to treat various health problems, such as asthma, diabetic kidney disease, and lung fibrosis. Most Cordyceps species are endoparasitic, meaning they live inside their host. These fungi prey on the larvae of insects and have a nasty... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating Chili Peppers Cuts Risk Of Death From Heart Attack And Stroke, Study Says
(CNN) — That delicious penne all’arrabiata may have benefits that go further than putting a smile on your face, according to a new study. For many years, chili has been hailed for its therapeutic properties, and now researchers have found that eating chili peppers regularly can cut the risk of death from heart disease and stroke. Carried out in Italy, where chili is a common ingredient, the study compared the risk of death among 23,000 people, some of whom ate chili and some of whom didn’t. Participants’ health status and eating habits were monitored over eight years, and researchers found that the ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Akuamma seeds offer potent antioxidants that can help prevent diabetes
(Natural News) The shrub-like tree known as akuamma or Picralima nitida has long been considered as a medicinal plant in Africa. Extracts from this plant, particularly the seeds nestled inside its fruits, are used in folk medicine for a variety of ailments, including respiratory and stomach problems. Early this year, researchers from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria reported that akuamma seed extracts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Hidden Drug Epidemic Among Older People
People in their 60s take an average of 15 prescription drugs a year. Combined with over-the-counter products, they may do more harm than good. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Elderly Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Elder Care Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Source Type: news

Why Your 2020 New Year ’s Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030
Each year, as the calendar turns from December to January, millions of people make resolutions. And each year, surveys show, many of those self-promises relate to wellness, whether it’s losing weight, eating better, exercising more or simply getting healthier. But “getting healthier” isn’t a fixed concept. If health advice is anything, it’s fickle. While some concepts stand the test of time—eat fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep, exercise when you can—other trends are over practically as soon as they begin. (Remember appetite-suppressant lollipops and Shake Weights?) As a r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Wellness Source Type: news

Ransomware at Colorado IT Provider Affects 100+ Dental Offices
A Colorado company that specializes in providing IT services to dental offices suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting operations for more than 100 dentistry practices, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.Multiple sources affected say their IT provider, Englewood, Colo. based Complete Technology Solutions (CTS), was hacked, allowing a potent strain of ransomware known as  “Sodinokibi” or “rEvil” to be installed on computers at more than 100 dentistry businesses that rely on the company for a range of services — including network security, data backup and voice-over-IP phone...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cancer Survivor Recounts How Herbal Treatment Almost Killed Her
[This Day] Martins Ifijeh chronicles the life of a young ambitious Nigerian woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer, but due to ignorance and high cost of treatment, opted for herbal treatment in Jos, as against orthodox treatment, which then worsened her condition. She was however lucky to retrace her steps on time, and she is presently accessing proper healthcare in Abuja (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for joints: The herbal extract proven to ease joint pain
BEST SUPPLEMENTS for joints: Joint pain, which can affect various parts of the body, is a commonly reported complaint in the UK. While the condition cannot always be cured, measures can be taken to alleviate symptoms, including taking a certain natural supplement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

---
Where do ancient practices fit into modern medicine? From herbs and teas to tai chi and acupuncture, Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the balance of modern and traditional. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You know turmeric for its many health benefits: Add anti-asthma to that list
(Natural News) Turmeric is an Indian spice used to give curry it’s distinct golden color. But beyond its culinary use, turmeric is considered one of the most widely used medicinal herbs on the planet. This is because turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is responsible for its health benefits. These benefits range from reducing inflammation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, herbs and supplements are most commonly recommended (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Natural remedies for osteoporosis: What are the science-based health benefits of red clover?
(Natural News) Red clover is a preferred herb among herbalists due to the variety of health benefits it provides. This herb is well-known for its ability to treat symptoms of menopause and perimenopause like hot flashes – a feeling of intense heat not caused by external sources. In addition to this, taking red clover can also help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of genes involved in the biosynthesis of antidepressant
(Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research) Summary:- St. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum is an ancient medicinal plant. It is known for the mild antidepressant properties of its bioactive compound hypericin, which is produced in the dark glands of the plant.- By investigating the flowers of St. John's Wort, researchers identified genes involved in dark gland development and the biosynthesis of hypericin.- The findings were published in the Plant Biotechnology Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Using American Ginseng
-- American ginseng is an herb that people take by mouth as a stimulant, to reduce stress, or to boost the immune system, says MedlinePlus. American ginseng has different medicinal effects from the Siberian and Asian varieties. Here's what... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The herb vacha confirmed to have potent antioxidant properties
(Natural News) Vacha, scientifically known as Acorus calamus, is an herb widely used in Ayurvedic medicine. Also known as sweet flag or buch plant, vacha is used to treat various ailments, including epilepsy, mental illness and rheumatism. It also exhibits potent antioxidant effects, according to a study published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Libido-boosting pill made from a curry herb 'increases women's sex drive'
Scientists at the Palacios' Institute of Women's Health in Madrid tested pills containing the herb fenugreek and found women's arousal, desire and lubrication improved after two months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Easy to grow mosquito-repelling plants and herbs
(Natural News) Mosquitoes may be tiny, but they are harbingers of disease. Instead of using potentially toxic commercial repellents, put these plants in your home instead. Not only do they naturally repel mosquitoes, but they also give your home a touch of nature. (h/t to PreparednessMama.com) 1. Citronella Citronella has a strong smell, which helps masks you... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: 16 Herbal/Alternative Medicine Centres, Practitioner Honoured
[Ghanaian Times] Sixteen herbal/alternative medicine centres and a practitioner have been honoured for upholding excellence in that area of healthcare in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best supplements for tiredness: Feeling tired? The herbal supplement found to boost energy
BEST supplements for tiredness: Shorter daylight hours during the winter months can disrupt a person ’s sleep and wake cycles, making them feel more tired. So what can you do to get a boost of energy? Taking a certain supplement has proven effective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stevia leaves can potentially be used for improving Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Stevia rebaudiana, a member of the Asteraceae family, is widely known as a natural sweetener. Also called candyleaf, sweet leaf or sugarleaf due to its sweet-tasting leaves, the stevia plant has been used as an herbal medicine in many Eastern countries. According to studies, S. rebaudiana is bursting with medicinal properties, which include antibacterial, anti-hypertensive, anti-fungal, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to sleep: Drink this tea before bed to get a good night’s sleep
HOW TO sleep: Sleep loss can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health, and for some people, the problem can seem impossible to surmount. Fortunately, it can be surprisingly simple to fix sleep loss, and making even small changes to your diet can have a positive impact, including drinking a certain herbal tea before bed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spike in calls to poison control for psychedelic plants and herbs
As 'natural' highs become more trendy and marijuana legalization spreads across the US, the Central Ohio Poison Control Center is warning that psychoactive plants can have life-threatening effects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forest farms could create market for ginseng, other herbs
(Penn State) A transition from wild collection of herbs to forest farming needs to occur in Appalachia to make the opaque, unstable and unjust supply chain for forest medicinal plants such as ginseng sustainable, according to a team of researchers who have studied the market for more than a decade. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news