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 … Continue reading Herbal Healthwatch, September 2018

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 … Continue reading Making Sense of Medicinal Plant Research

Could Berries Help to Fight Cancer?

Compounds found in a range of berries may soon help to treat cancer and slow the aging process. According to a new study, the magic resides in their naturally occurring pigments. Pigments found in berries offer a new insight into the mechanisms behind cancer. There is little more pleasing to the eye than a freshly … Continue reading Could Berries Help to Fight Cancer?

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 … Continue reading These Plant-Based Fats Could Help You Live Longer

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 … Continue reading Seven Safe, Effective Natural Antibiotics

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 … Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation Helps To Control Emotions, says study

Health Benefits of Aronia Berries.

Aronia is a type of shrub native to North America that is now grown in Eastern Europe. "Aronia" generally refers to the berries that grow on the shrub. These aronia berries are also known as chokeberries because of their sharp, mouth-drying effect.Aronia berries can be eaten fresh on their own or used as an ingredient … Continue reading Health Benefits of Aronia Berries.

According To Research: Aphrodisiacs: Do They Work?

The quest for sexual satisfaction is as old as civilization itself. Can 21st-century medicine unravel the secret? Despite good-quality clinical studies, the holy grail of aphrodisiacs remains to be found. Do aphrodisiacs have a place in our sex lives? For many couples, a happy sex life is a key to long-term happiness. But sexual dysfunction and loss … Continue reading According To Research: Aphrodisiacs: Do They Work?

Winter Weight Loss: Sunlight Is A Key Factor…

Despite our best efforts to remain thin, it seems that during the holiday season, we put on a lot of weight. Why is that? A new study has a surprising answer. How much sunlight we get may influence how much weight we lose, suggests new research. Plenty of us is familiar with the holiday weight … Continue reading Winter Weight Loss: Sunlight Is A Key Factor…

Review Suggests that Rhodiola Plants Augment Immunity

Many immunomodulators, which regulate or maintain a person's immunity, are derived from plants. Rhodiola (golden root; Rhodiola rosea, Crassulaceae), native to the high-altitude regions of Asia, Europe, and the Northern Hemisphere, has been used historically to boost immunity, increase energy, and improve mental capacity. Other species from the genus Rhodiola are used for medicinal purposes. These authors conducted … Continue reading Review Suggests that Rhodiola Plants Augment Immunity