Healing superfoods: 6 Natural antiviral herbs to grow in your home garden

The human virome is made up of at least 380 trillion viruses. Some of these viruses can harm you, but others may benefit your body by coexisting within it. Since birth, viral infections have a crucial role in human disease and survival. At least 50 percent of what’s in your body, like bacteria and viruses, … Continue reading Healing superfoods: 6 Natural antiviral herbs to grow in your home garden

Thailand giving away one million cannabis plants to encourage citizens to grow natural medicine

The national government of Thailand will distribute one million free cannabis plants to households across the country in June to encourage citizens to grow natural medicine at home. This came after the kingdom’s decision to allow its citizens to grow cannabis plants at home for medical purposes, after notifying their local government. The plant cannot be distributed commercially without an … Continue reading Thailand giving away one million cannabis plants to encourage citizens to grow natural medicine

Study examines which herbs can best counteract king cobra venom

In 2012, the Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics journal published a study evaluating the efficacy of herbs for treating snake bites. With all the breaking news about snake venom and the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), the study’s findings are highly relevant at the current time. Researchers looked at Curcuma antinaia and Curcuma contravenenum, two forms of curcumin, Andrographis paniculata (green chiretta), and Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), which they tested and … Continue reading Study examines which herbs can best counteract king cobra venom

Entrepreneur who became famous for discrediting herbal supplements is being called out as a FRAUD himself

An entrepreneur who became famous for discrediting herbal supplements is now being called out as FRAUD. Three of the research papers authored by this scientist are now retracted, and a fourth is pending. His colleagues are claiming to have found blatant data errors, falsifications and plagiarism throughout his work. In 2013, a botanist from the University … Continue reading Entrepreneur who became famous for discrediting herbal supplements is being called out as a FRAUD himself

Researchers eye ginseng as a natural medicine for preventing obesity

Chinese researchers have discovered that the root extract of an herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) may help fight obesity. Ginseng root (Panax ginseng) is used in TCM to promote vigor and vitality. It is also prescribed to address anemia and impotence. A recent study published in the journal Guthighlighted another use for ginseng, which is to help people shed excess body … Continue reading Researchers eye ginseng as a natural medicine for preventing obesity

Chinese skullcap can kill brain cancer cells, thanks to its active component baicalein

Researchers from Qingdao University in China have found that a flavonoid present in Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) has potential anti-cancer properties. In their report, published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, the researchers noted that baicalein, a flavonoid derived from the roots of Chinese skullcap, can induce cell autophagy and apoptosis — two processes that help clear out damaged cells … Continue reading Chinese skullcap can kill brain cancer cells, thanks to its active component baicalein

20 Herbal preparations for your herbal medicine cabinet

There’s more to herbal medicine than just growing or foraging for medicinal herbs. It also involves knowing how to prepare herbal formulas to maximize the medicinal properties of your chosen plants. Most people are familiar with herbal teas, but there are many other ways to use herbs medicinally. Certain herbs, for instance, are best used topically instead of orally. … Continue reading 20 Herbal preparations for your herbal medicine cabinet

Gut microbiota may affect the anti-cancer activity of this oriental herb against colorectal cancer

Oplopanax elatus, commonly known as nakai, is an herb native to northern China that is known for its anti-cancer effects, especially against colorectal cancer (CRC). But questions remain on whether or not the human gut microbiota interferes with nakai’s anti-CRC effects. To address this, a team of researchers from China’s National Clinical Research Center for Geriatric Disorders and … Continue reading Gut microbiota may affect the anti-cancer activity of this oriental herb against colorectal cancer

Easy kitchen hacks: How to boost the anti-inflammatory benefits of vegetables

From leafy greens to root plants, vegetables are some of the healthiest foods on the planet. Packed with important vitamins and minerals, these superfoods can help strengthen immunity, fight inflammation and boost overall health. But veggies have a lot more to offer than they let on. When paired with the right foods, they become more … Continue reading Easy kitchen hacks: How to boost the anti-inflammatory benefits of vegetables

5 Kid-friendly herbs for treating different ailments

Natural remedies have long been known for effectively addressing different ailments without the dangerous side effects that come with conventional medicine. Many parents nowadays are choosing natural cures whenever their children get sick. They head over to their gardens instead of the nearby pharmacy whenever their children experience a fever. But with the many different … Continue reading 5 Kid-friendly herbs for treating different ailments