Clinical Efficacy of Hibiscus in Improving Iron Status in Patients with Anemia

Anemia, defined as a hemoglobin (Hb) serum concentration of <11.0 g/dL at sea level, is usually caused by low intake and absorption of dietary iron. Anemia currently affects roughly 67.6% of the population in Africa, many of whom are concurrently exposed to malaria. In Tanzania, hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa, Malvaceae) flower and calyx infusions or juices … Continue reading Clinical Efficacy of Hibiscus in Improving Iron Status in Patients with Anemia

Clinical Efficacy of Australian Eucalyptus and Lemon scent Tea Tree Essential Oils for Head Lice Treatment

Australian Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus, Myrtaceae) Lemon-scent Tea Tree (Leptospermum petersonii, Myrtaceae) Head Lice Head lice infestation, most often seen in children aged 3 to 14 years, causes itching and discomfort, as well as parental anxiety, embarrassment, and school absences. The use of treatments containing neurotoxins has caused safety concerns and has led to resistant lice … Continue reading Clinical Efficacy of Australian Eucalyptus and Lemon scent Tea Tree Essential Oils for Head Lice Treatment