Monthly Archives: April 2017

Orange Essential Oil May Improve Symptoms of PTSD, Say Researchers

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects around 8 million adults in the United States, but treatments for the condition are still limited. Orange essential oil may offer a nonpharmaceutical option to help reduce the stress and fear associated with the disorder, suggests research carried out by scientists at George Washington University. Early indications show that orange essential plant oil could help to

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Food as Medicine: Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, Amaryllidaceae)

Overview Shallot (Allium cepa var. aggregatum, syn. A. ascalonicum, Amaryllidaceae) is a variety of the common onion (A. cepa).1 Shallots grow natively in the mountains of central Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and parts of Siberia and China, and they gradually spread throughout Europe as international trade expanded.2 It is a herbaceous plant with alternating foliar leaves that sheath

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Inhalation of Black Pepper Essential Oil May Reduce Pain

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum, Piperaceae) Pain Analgesic Properties In Chinese medicine, black pepper (Piper nigrum, Piperaceae) is known to warm the body. Studies have also indicated that the essential oil of black pepper has anti-inflammatory effects. In particular, linalool, a monoterpene, is one component of black pepper essential oil that has demonstrated analgesic properties in preclinical studies. Little is known

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Meta-analysis Finds Cocoa Flavanols Can Improve Both Lipid Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) Flavanols Cardiometabolic Diseases Biomarkers Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Cardiometabolic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, are worldwide health concerns. Previous studies have shown that the consumption of chocolate (Theobroma cacao, Malvaceae) reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Chocolate, cocoa, or their flavanol compounds may also attenuate blood pressure according to numerous prior

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a malady pertaining to the eyes and it concerns the retina, which is also called the ‘projection screen’ in the eye on which light that traverses the eye lens is beamed. When an individual has diabetic retinopathy, the capillaries that supply nourishment’s to the retina of the patient either seep out blood or fluids. Such seepage causes

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Diabetes May Augment Liver Ailment Risks

It is common knowledge that people suffering from diabetes are also vulnerable to loss of vision as well as kidney failure. While this has been known for ages, the latest study suggests that things may be even worse for people enduring diabetes. The new study hints at other possible harmful outcome of the ailment. According to the findings of the

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Diabetes Mellitus

People with diabetes are unable to produce enough of the hormone insulin which is a compound that regulates the glucose level in the blood, the failure in insulin production in diabetic’s leads to a high blood sugar -glucose level in the body. This may not sound like much but an excess sugar or glucose content has serious complications and over time,

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