What is Polymyalgia rheumatica? Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an inflammatory condition, often linked to Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA). The condition occurs mainly in women over 60, and the cause is not known. Symptoms include muscle aches, stiffness in hips, shoulders, neck and mid body, weakness, general tiredness, and weight loss.
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After reading an excellent blog by Lynda Jones, a fellow medical herbalist, she gave me kind permission to make some changes to it. Click here to see the original blog. “If I wasn’t a Medical Herbalist I’d be really confused about the difference between a Medical Herbalist and someone who knows
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