Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

Anacardium occidentale, commonly known as cashew, is a small tree that originated in South America. It is now widely cultivated in tropical countries and is one of the most commonly grown nut crops in the world. The different parts of the cashew plant can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Its leaves, fruits, seeds and shoots not … Continue reading Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

Researchers explore the antimalarial properties of a little-known South American plant

Plasmodium falciparum is a protozoan parasite that’s known to cause malaria in humans. It infects certain species of mosquitoes (only females) from the genus Anopheles, which transmit the parasite through their bite. Among the Plasmodium species associated with the disease, P. falciparum is by far the deadliest. Malaria caused by this particular parasite is common in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is estimated to kill … Continue reading Researchers explore the antimalarial properties of a little-known South American plant

Study: Chemical compound in certain essential oils promotes wound healing

A study from Indiana University revealed that a chemical compound in essential oils may enhance wound healing, especially when applied topically. According to co-author Sachiko Koyama, essential oils – like those from lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang and black pepper – contain a chemical compound called beta-caryophyllene. This contributes to improved wound healing, based on a murine model. “This is the first finding … Continue reading Study: Chemical compound in certain essential oils promotes wound healing

Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

Turmeric, known scientifically as Curcuma longa, is a multipurpose plant that’s known by many names. It earned the monikers “the golden spice” and “Indian saffron” not only because of its brilliant yellow color, but also its culinary use. Today, however, turmeric has gained popularity more for its medicinal uses than its usefulness in the kitchen. A … Continue reading Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

13 Medicinal herbs for your survival garden

Growing your own medicine is an effective way to stay healthy during SHTF. When the disaster strikes and everyone is left to their own devices, you get to have peace of mind knowing that you have a survival garden filled with various healing herbs. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about pesticides and other toxins because you … Continue reading 13 Medicinal herbs for your survival garden

These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants

A nosocomial infection also called a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), is an infection acquired by a patient while he or she is receiving treatment in a hospital or long-term care facility. HCAI is the most common adverse health event in healthcare settings that affects patient safety. According to reports, HCAI affects about 3.2 percent of all hospitalized patients in the … Continue reading These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants

Compound in TCM herbs can stop inflammation and cell destruction caused by devastating bacterial toxin

Herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are abundant sources of bioactive compounds with beneficial pharmacological properties. For instance, Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, is a source of powerful ginsenosides that have anti-tumor, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Cinnamomum cassia, or Chinese cinnamon, contains cinnamaldehyde that has antibacterial, antifungal and antidiabetic properties. In a recent study, researchers at Jilin University in China explored … Continue reading Compound in TCM herbs can stop inflammation and cell destruction caused by devastating bacterial toxin

Learn how to make milk thistle extract, the all-purpose remedy for preppers

Milk thistle is an herb that offers some benefits, such as promoting liver and heart health. While others consider the plant an invasive weed, preppers know that milk thistle is useful when turned into a potent extract. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Health benefits of milk thistle Some studies also suggest that milk thistle helps promote liver and heart … Continue reading Learn how to make milk thistle extract, the all-purpose remedy for preppers

Brazilian plant shows promising anti-cancer effects against skin cancer and leukemia

One of the biggest issues for cancer patients who have tried modern therapies is that these treatments cause plenty of unwanted side effects. Another challenge that has emerged recently is the occurrence of multi-drug resistance (MDR). MDR can be defined as the ability of cancer cells to survive against a wide variety of anti-cancer agents. Because MDR renders chemotherapeutics … Continue reading Brazilian plant shows promising anti-cancer effects against skin cancer and leukemia

Wild mint can prevent blood sugar spikes after meals, reports study

Mentha arvensis, commonly known as wild mint or corn mint, is a perennial flowering plant that’s native to Europe, parts of North Asia and the Himalayas. Despite their minty, slightly bitter taste, wild mint leaves are often used in salads and cooked foods, as well as to make herbal tea. Meanwhile, the essential oil isolated from wild … Continue reading Wild mint can prevent blood sugar spikes after meals, reports study