Another study finds that ingredients in cannabis block the virus that causes COVID-19

Researchers have uncovered a potential breakthrough in the non-vaccine-related treatment of COVID-19. According to a new report, two compounds found in cannabis have been found to block the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which leads to COVID-19, from penetrating healthy human cells, the Daily Wire noted. The two hemp compounds, cannabigerolic acid, or CBGA, and cannabidiolic acid, or CBDA, “were identified during a … Continue reading Another study finds that ingredients in cannabis block the virus that causes COVID-19

Study: Cannabis compounds block covid from entering cells

Researchers from Oregon State University‘s Global Hemp Innovation Center have discovered that Cannabis sativais loaded with healing compounds that ward off the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). Two key compounds in particular, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA) and cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), were found to block covid spike proteins from entering cells and causing infection. (Related: THC is also beneficial for health.) Study lead Richard van … Continue reading Study: Cannabis compounds block covid from entering cells

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

Natural healing: 12 Cold and flu home remedies

You can prevent a common cold or flu by following a nutritious diet and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But if you happen to catch them, try these 12 home remedies for a cold or flu. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Cold and flu symptoms like a stuffy nose, headache and scratchy throat often overlap. If you’re not sure whether it’s a cold or the … Continue reading Natural healing: 12 Cold and flu home remedies

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

Prepper medicine: How to use dyer’s woad, a natural antiviral

Dyer’s woad (Isatis tinctoria) is a versatile weed used to make beautiful and natural dyes for yarn. The weed is also used to make home remedies that can treat various health issues like cold, flu and even chickenpox. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) What is dyer’s woad? Isatis or dyer’s woad is a plant used to make natural dyes … Continue reading Prepper medicine: How to use dyer’s woad, a natural antiviral