Tag Archives: Medicinal Herbs

Clinical Efficacy of Snow Fungus for Improving Cognitive Function

Snow fungus (TF; Tremella fuciformis, Tremellaceae) is a mushroom with a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine. It is used for enhancing cognition, promoting healthy brain aging, and preventing neurodegenerative disorders. The bioactive polysaccharides in TF have demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, lipid-lowering, and hypoglycemic effects. According to the authors, TF has not been studied clinically for improving cognition. Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI)

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American Ginseng Extract Used with Conventional Therapy Enhances Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Several herbal supplements are used to help manage type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Among them is American ginseng (AG, Panax quinquefolius, Araliaceae), which has been evaluated in randomized, controlled trials for its effects on glycemic control. These authors conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, crossover, clinical trial to investigate the effects of AG on glycemic control and diabetes-related risk factors when used

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Winter: Natural Home Remedies for Sore Throat

Sore throats are one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor and they tend to affect children the most. A sore throat is usually considered a minor complaint until you have one and every swallow induces pain — pain that may seem unbearable. Unfortunately, the only option is to treat the symptoms and rest until you recover.

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Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper has been used for a variety of ailments including heartburn, delirium, tremors, gout, paralysis, fever, dyspepsia, atonic dyspepsia, flatulence, sore throat, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia in women, nausea, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, and diphtheria. Let’s take a look at some of the best health benefits cayenne pepper has to offer. The Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper 1. Anti-Irritant Properties Cayenne has the

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Ginseng Aggregate Data Analyses Show Evidence of Modest yet Significant Benefit for Improving Fasting Blood Glucose

Diabetes is a global epidemic, and ginseng (Panax spp., Araliaceae) is a popular complementary and alternative medicine that has shown promise in type 2 diabetes. However, systematic reviews of ginseng’s effects on blood glucose parameters have not been conclusive. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of ginseng on glycemic control in people with and

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Making Sense of Medicinal Plant Research

Anyone who claims that “there’s no scientific evidence to support herbal medicine” clearly hasn’t been paying attention. Scientists have conducted hundreds of thousands of scientific studies on medicinal botanicals, and this data complements our long tradition {several millennia} of using plants safely as medicine. But to the general public and budding herbalists, this research seems locked away in a world

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The Forager’s: Foraging for Summertime Herbs

Go beyond the confines of the garden and into the wild to find some of nature’s most valuable medicine. Summer is the perfect time to stock up on nature’s healing gifts. But all too often we walk right by these treasures, not recognizing them as valuable plants. Learning how to identify and then use a variety of edible and medicinal

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Medicinal Value of Turmeric {Curcuma longa syn. C. domestica}

Also, Known As: Turmeric Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric grows round the year. The herb has a broad bulb that has big, rectangular and long leaves that are attached to the stem. Basically found and cultivated on a large scale in tropical countries like India, China, Jamaica, Indonesia. Haiti and Philippines, turmeric normally grows to a height of a yard. India

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Herb Guide: Senna

Cassia senna syn. Senna Alexandria Also, Known As: Alexandrian Senna Senna The senna plant is a small shrub belonging to the Caesalpiniaceae family. Incidentally, the senna belongs to two genus of Cassia – C. senna is also known as Alexandrina senna and C. Angustifolia that is also called the Tinnevelly senna. While the first variety of senna is found along

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Herb Guide: Cat’s Claw {Uncaria tomentosa}

Also, Known As: Cat’s Claw Garabato Saventaro Una De Gato Traditional herbalist and indigenous healers or shamans in South America make wide use of the herb called the cat’s claw in their remedies. All types of infectious diseases, many cancerous disorders and inflammations are normally treated using the cat’s claw herb by the Ashaninka Indians of Peru; in their view,

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