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Herbs for Rememberance

...of subsequent reduction in senile dementia". The herb has been shown to arrest memory loss due to normal ageing.Brahmi is a fascinating herb which has been said to improve brain and peripheral circulation, improve mood, promote positive pers...

Relieve hot flashes

...rmone may stimulate breast cancer growth.// The herb black cohosh seems to alleviate hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, and is approved for this purpose in Germany. Vitamin E, at a dose of 800 international units (IU) per day, is modestly effective in reducing hot flashes, the team reports, o...

A Chinese herb kills cancer cells

A herb of Chinese origin which is basically used to treat malaria, kills cancer cells too using a similar mechanism. The drug artemisinin is extracted from the wormwood plant. Knowing that artemisinin works by interacting with high iron levels in malaria pa...

Herbal Drug In Controversy

...afy plant native to the South Sea Islands. It is a herb that has been implicated in approximately 25 cases of liver diseases. The herb is commonly used by consumers as a general relaxant and to treat insomnia, anxiety, stress and muscl...

Herbs: rich soure of antioxidants

... in a variety of ways. Some people prefer to dring herb extracts, which can be make by adding herbs to hot water to make potent antioxidant teas.Others use concentrated herbal oils available in some health food stories. Most of us prefer a little dash and sprinkle of the familiar leafy or powdered version...

Herbs: rich soure of antioxidants

... in a variety of ways. Some people prefer to dring herb extracts, which can be make by adding herbs to hot water to make potent antioxidant teas.Others use concentrated herbal oils available in some health food stories. Most of us prefer a little dash and sprinkle of the familiar leafy or powdered version...

Cathine leads to mental health disorder

Cathine a chemical found in a herb called Khat has been linked to an increase in suicide among people who use it. Khat is an African shrub whose leaves remain potent only for a few days after picking.//It has several side effects which include appetite suppression, insomnia and anxie...

Drink more fluids during exercise

...affeine, guarana, and - especially - ephedra (this herb is linked to known health problems). Don't go for carbonated drinks or those high in sugar either....

Herbal supplement ephedra posing threat to people's health

...mes greater when compared with ginkgo biloba. The herb and its extract are already known to cause certain side effects – including anxiety, insomnia and increases in blood pressure and heart rate – as well as being associated with heart attacks and strokes. Also, an earlier study in 2001 at the San Franc...

Music training and Ginkgo biloba benefit memory

...es shows that early music training and the popular herb Ginkgo biloba have benefits for human memory. Ginkgo biloba, derived from a tree, has been used in Chinese medicine for 5,000 years and has become a best selling herbal supplement in the United States and abroad during the past half decade. Research...

Herbal Remedy Risky for Cancer Patients

...eat hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. The herb is native to North America and is extracted from a perennial plant...

The Dangers Of Herb-Drugs Evaluated

St. Johns wort is a popular herb taken by many Americans. While some research suggests St. John’s wort interacts with certain drugs and that it can be dangerous,// none of the research has been conclusive. Investigators reviewed 22 research trials that examined drug interactions wit...

Herb Found To Be Effective In Controlling Blood Sugar Levels

Researchers have found a herb used in traditional Indian medicine to treat diabe... drugs. The study examined the effectiveness of a herb called salacia oblonga, which is native to regions of India and Sri Lanka. Salacia oblonga binds to ...

Using herbal remedies with chemotherapy may not be a good idea

...cer cell line to check whether the extracts of the herb black cohort, that is commercially available, can alter the response of the cancer cells to radiation and drugs, which are used for chemotherapy. The results showed that black cohosh increased the effectiveness of two drugs, decreased the effectivene...

New insights into herbal supplements

...- is given below. The brand names under which each herb is sold, its purported uses , its chemical properties and known details of how the herb works on the body is included in the website. A summary and critique of all the known published medi...

Remifemin, An Indian Herb For Hormone Replacement Therapy

...al Hormone Replacement Therapy [HRT]. Doctors say herb used by American Indians for hundreds of years cou...ginal symptoms. “I've been looking for a menopause herb that actually worked for at least the last 15 years and I'm very excited about this because this is ...

New Strategies For Effective Treatment Of Malaria

...ew molecules like artesunate, derived from Chinese herb and Combination therapy for combating development of drug resistance in the parasite. // But now researchers are optimistic they can eradicate malaria altogether with a new approach to drugs and mosquito control. The hopes coincide with the discovery...

Malaria Vaccine May Be 10 Years Away

... to a new drug called artemisinin, derived from an herb indigenous to Asia. Drawing on lessons learned from treating HIV and AIDS, doctors are using artemisinin with other drugs. But production is slow and expensive. 'It's a plant that takes 18 months to grow. You can't just say that you need 20 million ...

Moderation Is The Only Cure For Hangover

...of the hangover was also seen to be reduced by the herb borage. The effects of hangover do not seem to discourage drinking either. The symptoms of hangover are reduced ability with regard to performing visual spatial tasks, impaired memory, concentration problems, lightheadedness, and nausea. The biologic...

Compounds in Licorice Can Fight Tooth Decay

...oothpastes. Licorice is recognized as an important herb in Chinese medicine, but is now finding use in Western medicine and researchers are now looking at it with interest since it is linked with preventing inflammation, ulcers and even cancer. Contact: Michael Bernstein m_bernstein@acs.org 202-872-4400...

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