Tag Archives: studies

Herbal Healthwatch, September 2018

Rhodiola Relieves Stress Rhodiola {Rhodiola rosea} is a perennial groundcover that grows in some of the harshest conditions on Earth; the Arctic regions, from Scandinavia to Siberia. For centuries in Russia, Rhodiola enjoyed a folk reputation as a while-body strengthener or tonic. After World War II, Russian researchers added it to the short list of “adaptogens,” plants such as ginseng

Read more

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

Read more

These Plant-Based Fats Could Help You Live Longer

A diet that is rich in plant-based monounsaturated fats is linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and other causes. In contrast, if the monounsaturated fats come from animal sources, the link is to a higher risk of death from heart disease and other causes. Opt for plant-based monounsaturated fats instead of animal-based ones to prolong your

Read more

Seven Safe, Effective Natural Antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them? Prescription antibiotics, such as penicillin, have helped people to recover from otherwise fatal diseases and conditions since the 1940s. However, people are also turning to natural antibiotics for treatment. According to the NHS, 1 in 10 people experiences side effects that harm the digestive system

Read more

Mindfulness Meditation Helps To Control Emotions, says study

Anyone looking for a way to control their negative emotions might benefit from some mindfulness meditation, according to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Studies suggest that mindfulness meditation can help to regulate the emotions. The University of California-Berkeley defines mindfulness as: “Maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment.” A Harvard Help Guide tells

Read more
« Older Entries