It’s been a little while since I’ve written a research blog but here are some research articles that have interested me recently. 1. A new trial is currently taking place in Australia, where young adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are being given water hyssop (Bacopa monnieri) instead of
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In November and December the following health research has caught my eye. 1. A new study showed that Andrographis reduced triglyceride levels in patients with raised triglyceride levels (one of the measurements of high cholesterol). 2. A new study of celery seed has shown that when given to patients with
The following research on herbs and health has caught my eye. 1. New research shows that mindfulness may be an alternative to antidepressant use. 2. Clostridium difficile is a bacterial infection that is often present in hospitals and health care environments and can cause diarrhoea and fever. A new study has
What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)? PCOS is a complex endocrine and metabolic condition affecting between 6 and 15% of women. Cysts develop in the ovaries, there is an excess of testosterone, and often no ovulation. There is also a condition known as PCO which means a woman has cysts
This month the following research on herbs and health has caught my eye. 1. A new laboratory study has found that pomegranate can repair liver damage. 2. A new study in New York is looking at the affects poor diet has on brain function. In particular the links between junk food
This month I have found the following research particularly interesting. Blueberry 1. A 300g portion of blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) has been found to protect DNA from damage, in a study in men. 2. Korean ginseng (Coreanica ginseng) has been found to improve erectile dysfunction in men, when taken for 8 weeks. 3. There
This month I have found the following pieces of research interesting.1. The effect of ginger for relieving of primary dysmenorrhoea (a type of period pain). In this study 70 woman with primary dysmenorrhoea were given either a placebo or ginger capsules for the first three days of their menstrual cycles.