Bergamot Has Positive Quantitative and Qualitative Effects of Plasma Lipids, Decreases Oxidative Stress, and Improves Control of Plasma Glucose Levels

Dyslipidemia is often treated with statins, which inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Some patients with dyslipidemia have adverse reactions to prescription statins or do not reach target plasma lipid levels with statins alone. Herbal treatments may help patients reduce total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglyceride (TG) levels. Citrus (Citrus spp., Rutaceae) fruits have … Continue reading Bergamot Has Positive Quantitative and Qualitative Effects of Plasma Lipids, Decreases Oxidative Stress, and Improves Control of Plasma Glucose Levels

Myrrh: Uses, Health Benefits, Precautions

Myrrh is a resin that comes from trees belonging to the genus Commiphora - which grow in Northern Africa and the Middle East. The sap-like substance, which has a unique sweet and smoky aroma, has a wide range of uses. Myrrh is mainly used: as a fragrance for embalming to flavor food products for its … Continue reading Myrrh: Uses, Health Benefits, Precautions

‘We Bring Gifts Of Gold, Myrrh, And Ovarian Cancer Treatment’

When you hear the word "frankincense," no doubt you think of the biblical three wise men who presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newly born baby Jesus. But what you may be less familiar with is the medicinal properties of frankincense. Now, new research suggests it may help in the treatment of … Continue reading ‘We Bring Gifts Of Gold, Myrrh, And Ovarian Cancer Treatment’

Quantitative Determination of 3-O-Acetyl-11-Keto-β-Boswellic Acid (AKBA) and Other Boswellic Acids in Boswellia sacra Flueck (syn. B. carteri Birdw) and Boswellia serrata Roxb

Giuseppe Mannino 1, Andrea Occhipinti 1,2 and Massimo E. Maffei 1,2,* 1 Biosfered S.r.l., Innovation Centre, Academic Spin-Off of the University of Turin, Via Quarello 15/A, Turin 10135, Italy 2 Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology, Innovation Centre, University of Turin, Via Quarello 15/A, Turin 10135, Italy * Correspondence: Tel.: +39-011-670-5967 Academic Editor: Vassilios … Continue reading Quantitative Determination of 3-O-Acetyl-11-Keto-β-Boswellic Acid (AKBA) and Other Boswellic Acids in Boswellia sacra Flueck (syn. B. carteri Birdw) and Boswellia serrata Roxb

Can Frankincense Treat Cancer?

Frankincense oil is derived from the Boswellia tree. It has a long history in myth and folk medicine. In the Bible, it is one of three gifts offered to Jesus by the wise men, possibly because of its apparent healing powers. Some supporters of herbal medicine argue that frankincense offers numerous health benefits. These supposed … Continue reading Can Frankincense Treat Cancer?

Apricot Seeds: Cancer Treatment or Danger to Health?

An apricot kernel is a single seed found inside the stone of an apricot. Billed as a new "superfood," apricot kernels are reported to have cancer-fighting and detox-enhancing properties. However, scientists have warned that a compound in the apricot kernel converts to cyanide in the body at levels that could be harmful. Is eating apricot … Continue reading Apricot Seeds: Cancer Treatment or Danger to Health?

Can You Treat Psoriasis with Turmeric?

Turmeric is a yellow-colored, aromatic spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Its use in food, as well as natural medicine, has been prevalent in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. Research has confirmed that turmeric contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may play a role in combating many diseases. Curcumin, the active compound in … Continue reading Can You Treat Psoriasis with Turmeric?

Spices That Heal: Pumpkin Spice

Spices are so revered by humans that travelers ventured into the great unknown to seek out the healing and culinary delight they offered. Luckily, all you have to do is venture to your cupboard to unlock the healing potential of culinary herbs and spices. Here’s a closer look at the wonders of Pumpkin Spice. — … Continue reading Spices That Heal: Pumpkin Spice

What are the Health Benefits of Eucalyptus?

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree that is native to Australia. As an ingredient in many over-the-counter products, it is used to reduce symptoms of coughs, colds, and congestion. It also features in creams and ointments aimed at relieving muscle and joint pain. Eucalyptus leaves and essential oil are used in complementary medicine. The oil … Continue reading What are the Health Benefits of Eucalyptus?

Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term lung disease. The airways in the lungs become inflamed and swollen, causing the airways to tighten. This makes it difficult for air to pass through and for the person to breath. According to The American Lung Association, nearly 26 million Americans have asthma, including more than 7 million children. It is … Continue reading Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?