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

Medicinal herbs effectively treat thousands of covid-19 patients in Chinese hospitals

The cures for SARS-CoV-2 have already been designed by God, prepared through evolutionary processes and synthesized by nature. More than 85 percent of covid-19 patients in China are successfully treated using medicinal plants that have been studied extensively in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). During the 2003 SARS epidemic, The National Health Commission of … Continue reading Medicinal herbs effectively treat thousands of covid-19 patients in Chinese hospitals

Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?

Plantago asiatica, also known as Chinese plantain, is a useful plant that belongs to the plantain or fleawort (Plantaginaceae) family. It is native to East Asia, where it’s widely used as a folk medicine for a variety of ailments, such as digestive problems, urinary system inflammation and liver disease. In Japan, the leaves of Chinese plantain are … Continue reading Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?

Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India and promotes the use of natural products for healing. Herbal medicines have a long history of use in traditional medicine and still provide real health benefits to this day. These natural medicines also continue to prove their safety in modern studies. In contrast, conventional … Continue reading Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits

This Ayurvedic herb can regulate immune function and stimulate antibody production

Acacia catechu, commonly known as black cutch, is a deciduous tree from the legume (Fabaceae) family. It is native to India, other Asian countries and East Africa. A well-known medicinal plant, the bark and heartwood extract of black cutch are widely used in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Er cha, a TCM remedy for cough, … Continue reading This Ayurvedic herb can regulate immune function and stimulate antibody production

Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

Rosa damascena, commonly known as Damask rose, is one of the most important and medicinally useful members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. It is an ornamental plant widely used to make perfumes and is reported to have plenty of beneficial properties. According to multiple studies, Damask rose has anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic and antidiabetic properties. It … Continue reading Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

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

Here’s another reason to love blueberries: They protect against inflammation

Blueberries are among the most well-known and best-loved superfoods on the planet. Aside from being a delicious and versatile food ingredient, blueberries also provide plenty of essential nutrients and disease-fighting phytonutrients. For instance, research suggests that blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all plant-based foods. Antioxidants help reduce oxidative stress, a harmful event that has … Continue reading Here’s another reason to love blueberries: They protect against inflammation

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

Researchers identify the compounds responsible for Anacardium occidentale’s (cashew) anti-asthma effects

Researchers from Nigeria investigated the bioactive constituents of Anacardium occidentale, also known as cashew, and evaluated its effects on histamine-induced paw edema and bronchoconstriction. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. The leaves of A. occidentale have long been used for the treatment of inflammation and asthma, but the bioactive components responsible … Continue reading Researchers identify the compounds responsible for Anacardium occidentale’s (cashew) anti-asthma effects