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Their finding, detailed in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers a promising alternative strategy for treating hypertension, a condition in which blood pressure levels stay high over a long period.
(Natural News) In recent years, the use of oriental herbal medicines for the treatment of various conditions has become prevalent in many countries. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), an additional health care system that relies on mind/body practices and natural products, involves the use of these medicinal herbs as well as other forms of natural therapies. CAM is now applied in a wide variety of cases, including pre- or post-conventional cancer treatments, the management or prevention of diabetes and obesity, and when addressing neurological disorders. In an article published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers from Kyung Hee University in South Korea looked into the potential of oriental herbal medicines to treat pediatric neurological disorders. Their review contains a summary and evaluation of the effects of these herbs, as demonstrated by multiple studies. →
(Natural News) Liver fibrosis is a silent condition that only causes symptoms when it progresses to cirrhosis. Fibrosis refers to the buildup of scar tissues caused by chronic inflammation or injury, while cirrhosis means irreversible scarring due to liver conditions or excessive alcohol consumption. The complications associated with liver cirrhosis are severe, hence early treatment and prevention are necessary. →
(Natural News)Antrodia cinnamomea, also known as camphor fungus, is a parasitic fungus that thrives in the inner cavity of Cinnamomum kanehirae, a tree endemic to Taiwan. It is considered a medicinal mushroom and is used by Taiwanese people to treat liver disease, in particular, liver injury caused by excessive alcohol drinking. In a recent study, researchers from National Taiwan Normal University investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of A. cinnamomea, which contributes a lot to its hepatoprotective ability. The researchers also explored the molecular mechanisms underlying this anti-inflammatory activity. The results of their study were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. →
(Natural News) Ginger is a herbaceous plant that’s native to Asia. It has a long history of use in traditional medicine as atreatment for various ailments. In Indonesia, people use ginger to address rheumatism and fatigue, while in Burma, ginger is mixed with other herbs to treat the common flu. As food, ginger is a wonderful ingredient to add to dishes. It not only adds a unique flavor to every dish, it also confers a lot of health benefits.
(Natural News) Once just a staple in Indian homes, curry has become a worldwide sensation in recent years. From England to Japan — the world is in love with curry, and there are easily dozens (if not hundreds) of ways to prepare it. From its distinct aroma to its unique flavor, the dish has truly found a home in the hearts of culinary lovers.
(Natural News) Saffron might not be a spice you find yourself reaching for very often, but perhaps it should be as research shows it can attack cancer cells at every stage of the disease. Chinese traditional medicine has long been aware of the virtues of saffron, which has played a vital role in healing for……Read more
Many of us have trouble sleeping, whether that be difficulty falling asleep, not getting enough of it, or waking up in the middle of the night. The longer you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, the more you start to define a new “normal” for yourself and forget what a healthy sleeping pattern actually…Read more