This month the following research articles on herbs and health have caught my eye. 1. In laboratory studies, an extract of the medicinal mushroom Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) was found to protect liver cells. 2. In another medicinal mushroom study this month Lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) was found to not
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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.
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
In July the following research on herbs and health has caught my eye. 1. A new report in the USA has been looking at antibiotic resistant infections and links to the overuse of antibiotics. “Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, CDC Director, points out, “It’s clear that we’re approaching a cliff with
In May and June the following research on herbs and health has caught my eye. 1. A recent laboratory study has shown that a constituent of milk thistle may be beneficial in treating prostate cancer, and may be synthesised into a drug. 2. A new study has shown that taking devil’s
Endometriosis is a condition that women rarely talk about but thankfully that is beginning to change. It is estimated that 1.5 million women in the UK suffer from Endometriosis, (one in ten women), suffering unrelenting pain (http://endometriosis-uk.org). So what is Endometriosis? “The presence of uterine lining in other pelvic
This month the following research on herbs and health has caught my eye. 1. A new laboratory study has found that an extract from hawthorn berries reduced breast cancer tumours. 2. Vitamin E has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s according to the Alzheimer’s research centre in New York. 3.
This month the following research on herbs and health has caught my eye. 1. A new study at Harvard Medical centre has shown that mindfulness meditation has increased brain functioning in patients with Alzheimer’s. 2. A new scientific study found that nettle helped control the blood sugar of patients with
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.