Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

A study published in the FASEB Journal found that cilantro activates certain potassium channels in the brain which helps prevent seizures. Also known as coriander, cilantro is an herb that is commonly used in traditional medicine. It has anticonvulsant, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it suitable for treating a host of medical conditions, including epileptic seizures. But while its health benefits have been extensively studied, … Continue reading Why is cilantro so good for the brain? Science explains

Molecular mechanism explained: How cilantro helps delay seizures common in epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Cilantro, one of the most popular kitchen herbs in the U.S., has been used in traditional medicine as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of unpredictable seizures common in neurological disorders like epilepsy. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms behind the herb’s anticonvulsant effects. In a recent study published in the journal Federation of American Societies for … Continue reading Molecular mechanism explained: How cilantro helps delay seizures common in epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Treating neurological disorders in children with oriental herbal medicine

Experts say there are over 600 disorders of the nervous system. These include epilepsy, brain tumors, cerebral palsy, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorders (ASD), among others. Many of these emerge during childhood, and some can be diagnosed at birth. Oriental herbal medicine has been widely used in treating neurological disorders in children … Continue reading Treating neurological disorders in children with oriental herbal medicine

Is cannabis the key to treating epilepsy?

Over the last few years, there have been a number of anecdotal stories about people treating their seizures, or their child’s seizures with cannabis products. Charlotte Figi and her parents have become well-known for treating her seizures with a special strain of marijuana, affectionately named “Charlotte’s Web.” Charlotte had her first seizure at just three months … Continue reading Is cannabis the key to treating epilepsy?

Cannabinoids found to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

The use of medical marijuana is starting to gain more acceptance throughout the U.S., and researchers are constantly uncovering new benefits. One recent analysis shows just how promising it could be when it comes to addressing a challenging condition in children: epilepsy.Epilepsy is more common in children than you might think, with active epilepsy affecting … Continue reading Cannabinoids found to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

Cannabidiol found to dramatically decrease frequency of epilepsy seizures

Even as the pharmaceutical industry has continued to develop a steady stream of new drugs for treating epilepsy, not much has changed in terms of the overall number of drug-resistant cases of the neurological disease – suggesting that the drugs just aren’t working. This is why many people are now turning to all-natural cannabidiol instead. … Continue reading Cannabidiol found to dramatically decrease frequency of epilepsy seizures