Clusia studartiana compounds found to be toxic to melanoma and leukemia cells

Brazilian researchers isolated triterpenes from Clusia studartiana and evaluated their cytotoxicity in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Plants in the Clusiaceae (garcinia) family are spread throughout tropical and temperate zones. Many of them contain a variety of triterpenes, which have been reported as selective anti-tumor agents. For their study, … Continue reading Clusia studartiana compounds found to be toxic to melanoma and leukemia cells

Evaluation of the appetite suppression efficacy of well-known supplements for weight loss

In this study, American and South Korean researchers evaluated the appetite suppression efficacy of well-known natural ingredients in the weight-loss market. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. A change in the balance between food intake and energy expenditure is believed to be a hallmark of obesity.Today, many plant-based … Continue reading Evaluation of the appetite suppression efficacy of well-known supplements for weight loss

Local cassia tree in Thailand can help dissolve dangerous blood clots

Cassia siamea, commonly known as yellow cassia or Siamese senna, is an evergreen tree native to Southeast Asia, particularly in the countries of Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. Known as a source of high-quality firewood, yellow cassia is also grown as an ornamental because of the bright yellow flowers it produces throughout the year. The … Continue reading Local cassia tree in Thailand can help dissolve dangerous blood clots

Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention

Saw palmetto is a small, shrub-like palm endemic to the United States. Known for its medicinal properties, saw palmetto has been used for centuries to treat reproductive issues and hormonal imbalance. Today, saw palmetto is used as an ingredient in many hair growth products and supplements, as it is thought to prevent hair loss. This could … Continue reading Herbal remedies: Saw palmetto for hair loss prevention

Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects

Heart disease is a serious condition that can greatly reduce your quality of life. It can lead to cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack that not only cause irreparable damage to survivors but also burden them with sky-high costs for emergency treatments like heart surgery. Fortunately, quercetin offers people with heart disease a more affordable alternative. Found in several fruits and … Continue reading Boosting your quercetin intake found to have heart-protective effects

It’s really easy to treat, prevent coronavirus naturally

All around the world – except in the United States, of course – people are harmonizing their bodies with nature’s offerings to stave off the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). In the “land of the free,” however, only pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines are recognized and allowed as “medicine” for the novel virus, which is why the plandemic will probably … Continue reading It’s really easy to treat, prevent coronavirus naturally

Here are 7 signs you’re AGING faster than you should be and what you can do to address them

Aging is a natural and inevitable process that changes the body at the cellular level. It is an integral part of all living organisms’ cycle of life, including that of humans. But several environmental and lifestyle factors may trigger this process too early, hence the term “premature aging.” This event negatively impacts a person’s quality of … Continue reading Here are 7 signs you’re AGING faster than you should be and what you can do to address them

Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

In this article, a researcher from India discussed the beneficial effects of curcumin from Curcuma longa (turmeric) that have been reported by several studies. This review was published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Curcumin is a phenolic compound found in the roots of C. longa, a medicinal plant that belongs to the Zingiberaceae, or ginger, family.Curcumin, along with … Continue reading Exploring the many therapeutic properties of curcumin

Exploring the anti-cancer potential of T33, a newly-developed TCM

In this study, Taiwanese researchers investigated the effects of a new Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) formula, T33, on breast cancer cells in vitro and in vivo. Their findings were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women worldwide.Although TCM is commonly used by breast … Continue reading Exploring the anti-cancer potential of T33, a newly-developed TCM

Identifying the anti-inflammatory activity of Ayurvedic plants with steroidal saponins

Researchers at SV Ayurvedic College in India discussed various Ayurvedic medicinal plants that are known to contain saponins with anti-inflammatory activities. Their article was published in the International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine. Inflammation is a local reaction of living tissue. Without it, bacterial infections will left unaddressed, wounds will never heal and injured organs might remain permanently damaged.On the … Continue reading Identifying the anti-inflammatory activity of Ayurvedic plants with steroidal saponins