Systematic Review on the Use of Cranberry Products to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Healthy Women

In the United States, the most common urologic disease is urinary tract infection (UTI). Uncomplicated UTI in otherwise healthy individuals is more common in women than in men and is commonly treated with antibiotics. Women with recurrent UTI often receive multiple antibiotics within short periods of time, and, in some women, antibiotics are used prophylactically. This … Continue reading Systematic Review on the Use of Cranberry Products to Prevent Urinary Tract Infections in Healthy Women

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Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Ayurveda is a traditional system of medicine from India. Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri, Plantaginaceae) leaf is used in Ayurveda as a cognitive enhancer. Research in child and adolescent populations has found it to improve language comprehension, memory, focus, and attention. While research supporting the benefits of bacopa is extensive, there is less understanding of its effects in … Continue reading Review of Bacopa-containing Polyherbal Products in Children Supports Use to Improve Cognition and Behavior

Plant Profile: Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus}

Also, Known As: Blue Gum Blue Gum Tree Eucalyptus Fever Tree The familiar tree known as the eucalyptus is indigenous to Australia. This popular quick growth tree is now cultivated in many other countries. The tree is one of the quickest growing tree species around; it is also among the world's biggest and tallest trees. … Continue reading Plant Profile: Eucalyptus {Eucalyptus globulus}

Raw Water; Is It Safe To Drink?

A person's body is about 60 percent water, and drinking water is essential to a healthful diet. However, what types of water a person drinks has become surprisingly controversial. One of the emerging trends in late 2017 and early 2018 is the sale of "raw water."Raw water is unfiltered, unprocessed, or untreated water that is … Continue reading Raw Water; Is It Safe To Drink?