Monthly Archives: October 2017

Black Cumin Oil Is More Effective than Acetaminophen in Reducing Pain in Elderly Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (KO) is a common disabling condition in the elderly. Its treatment includes medications, surgery, and complementary therapies. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are often used, are not completely effective and are associated with adverse effects. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) oil and its active components, especially thymoquinone, have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. These authors conducted a crossover, clinical

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Systematic Review of Ginkgo Finds Potential Treatment for Dementia

Dementia encompasses a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and loss of the ability to perform everyday activities in elderly populations. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and vascular dementia (VD) make up the vast majority of dementia cases. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba, Ginkgoaceae) leaf extract (GbE) has become one of the most widely used herbal remedies for dementia. Thus,

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