Researchers develop incredible new material from silver tungstate that has antifungal and antitumor properties

An international team of researchers has developed a new material from silver tungstate that can eliminate fungi and protect against cancer. In a study published in the journal Science Advances, the researchers exposed silver tungstate to radiation and found that doing so increased the material’s antifungal and anticancer properties. Irradiated silver tungstate is anti-fungal, anti-cancer Silver tungstate is an inorganic compound that … Continue reading Researchers develop incredible new material from silver tungstate that has antifungal and antitumor properties

Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases

Essential oils are known for their use in aromatherapy and massage therapy. When inhaled or applied topically, these natural products exert beneficial effects on mental health. Essential oils can also be used as remedies for common health problems, such as headache, constipation, sinus infections and skin infections. In fact, various essential oils are well-known for their antimicrobial properties. In … Continue reading Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases

Activity of Melaleuca, Cymbopogon, Cinnamomum and Thymus essential oils against pathogenic fungi

In this review, researchers at SNDT Women’s University in India discussed the potential of various essential oils as antifungal agents against known pathogens. The article was published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research. Mortality due to fungal infections, especially among immunocompromised individuals, has risen in recent years.Scientists are worried about the possibility of having no effective antifungal … Continue reading Activity of Melaleuca, Cymbopogon, Cinnamomum and Thymus essential oils against pathogenic fungi

Compounds in lung moss can potentially treat even drug-resistant candida infections

A grayish lung-like lichen may help treat patients with infectious fungal diseases that developed a resistance to pharmaceutical drugs. A new study found that natural molecules in lung moss (Lobaria pulmonaria) possess anti-fungal activity and can selectively target drug-resistant strains of Candida albicans. The use of too many antibacterials, anti-fungals and other pharmaceutical drugs led to the … Continue reading Compounds in lung moss can potentially treat even drug-resistant candida infections

Complications of the flu: Symptoms and natural remedies for sinusitis

The flu season can be rough for many people. Not only does it put you out of commission for about two weeks, but it can also leave you vulnerable to other viruses and bacteria. If you find yourself catching a cold that seems to last longer than it should, you might have developed a sinus infection. … Continue reading Complications of the flu: Symptoms and natural remedies for sinusitis

Can essential oils prolong the shelf life of bread?

Essential oils are commonly used for aromatherapy and pain relief, but due to their wealth of active components, they can also be used for other things. Studies reveal that essential oils are also potent food preservatives. Researchers from Ghent University in Belgium further explored their potential, particularly in the preservation of bread from fungal spoilage. Their review, which … Continue reading Can essential oils prolong the shelf life of bread?

Essential oil of bald cypress can prevent food spoilage

Researchers from Egypt have a good reason to be excited about the essential oil of bald cypress (Taxodium distichum). They say that the powerful antimicrobial activity of the oil makes it the perfect solution to the problem of food spoilage. When food becomes spoiled, it is no longer fit for human consumption. It must be thrown out before … Continue reading Essential oil of bald cypress can prevent food spoilage

Oregano oil to treat all your ailments

Oregano is one of the most popular herbs for a variety of types of cuisine, especially Italian. But did you know oregano oil is a potent medicine, used in healing practices for hundreds of years? Oregano oil is antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal and loaded with other health benefits as well. Oregano oil is known for its ability to … Continue reading Oregano oil to treat all your ailments

Broccoli Sprouts: Nature’s Most Powerful Cancer-Fighting Food

Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli are very rich in nutrients, including several carotenoids; vitamins E, C, and K; folate; and minerals. They also are an excellent fiber source. A high consumption of cruciferous vegetables has been linked with a decreased risk of cancer. Broccoli contains elements known as glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing chemicals. During chewing and … Continue reading Broccoli Sprouts: Nature’s Most Powerful Cancer-Fighting Food