Monthly Archives: April 2018

Study Finds Cannabidiol Reduces Frequency of Convulsive Seizures in Children and Young Adults with Dravet Syndrome

Dravet syndrome, a rare genetic childhood epilepsy associated with drug-resistant seizures and high mortality, may be amenable to treatment with cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent of cannabis (Cannabis sativa, Cannabaceae). While 4 small trials reported mixed results, in vitro and in vivo models show antiseizure activity. A standardized oral solution of CBD (prepared and provided by GW Pharmaceuticals; London, United Kingdom)

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Initial Clinical Trial Finds that a Combination of Indian Frankincense and Lemon Balm May Improve Memory Function in Older Adults

As lifespans around the world increase, age-related health concerns become a growing medical issue. Memory loss and dementia affect many older adults, and prescription and non-prescription treatments for these conditions are commonly used. Of the range of herbal remedies available, limited research has been done on the potential of Indian frankincense (Boswellia serrata, Burseraceae) and lemon balm (Melissa officinalis, Lamiaceae)

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