Black ginseng found to protect against lung injury caused by particulate matter

Ginseng is a popular herb used to improve immune function and address sexual dysfunction. It refers to the root of any species belonging to the genus Panax that is used in traditional medicine. P. ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng or Korean ginseng, is one of the most commonly used ginseng varieties. Depending on how they are processed, the roots … Continue reading Black ginseng found to protect against lung injury caused by particulate matter

Beneficial effects of black ginseng against particulate matter-induced lung damage

In this study, South Korean researchers investigated the effects of black ginseng extract (BGE) against particulate matter (PM)-induced lung endothelial cell barrier disruption and pulmonary inflammation. Their findings were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Inhalation of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is linked to pulmonary injury caused by the loss of vascular barrier integrity.According to … Continue reading Beneficial effects of black ginseng against particulate matter-induced lung damage

Understanding pulmonary tuberculosis (TB): TB symptoms, prevention, and the difference between latent and active TB

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious, airborne infection that primarily targets the lungs, but can spread to other organs if left unchecked. According to the World Health Organization, TB is still one of the leading causes of death from infectious diseases worldwide, killing 1.5 million out of the 10 million people diagnosed with the disease within the … Continue reading Understanding pulmonary tuberculosis (TB): TB symptoms, prevention, and the difference between latent and active TB

Why is Vaping Harmful? HINT: It’s NOT Because of Nicotine

Recent news and events surrounding vaping have divided people on the safety of this craze. But is vaping really safer than cigarettes? In this video, I discuss why vaping is dangerous and tobacco may not be as deadly as you think. Why is Vaping Harmful? HINT: It's NOT Because of Nicotine Video Length: 8:46 minutes … Continue reading Why is Vaping Harmful? HINT: It’s NOT Because of Nicotine

This Japanese herbal medicine reduces asthma in patients with upper airway disease

Research has found that traditional medicine could hold the key to managing asthma, especially in patients with upper airway disease. In a study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a team of scientists from Japan revealed that Shin’iseihaito, a herbal medicine traditionally used in Japanese medicine, can potentially reduce the incidence of asthma in … Continue reading This Japanese herbal medicine reduces asthma in patients with upper airway disease

How to Quit Smoking: An Easy Six-Step Guide

Source: How to Quit Smoking: An Easy Six-Step Guide by Dr. Edward Group For smokers, quitting is — by far — the most important step you can take to improve your health as well as that of your family. Maybe you're worried about the harm cigarettes have caused your body, concerned about the effects of second-hand … Continue reading How to Quit Smoking: An Easy Six-Step Guide

Herbal remedy that was effective against SARS found to be beneficial for acute lung injury

In traditional Chinese medicine, the chameleon plant (Houttuynia cordata) is associated with lung diseases. Its primary function is to treat the abscesses and heat that develop in the lungs, which often manifest as coughs with phlegm. Because of this, the chameleon plant became the focus of research relating to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) during the … Continue reading Herbal remedy that was effective against SARS found to be beneficial for acute lung injury

Popcorn Flavor Ingredient May Cause Lung Disease in Consumers

The artificial butter flavoring widely suspected of causing a potentially fatal disease known as "popcorn lung" has produced symptoms similar to the disease in mice, according to a study conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and published in the journal Toxicological Sciences. Diacetyl is a chemical … Continue reading Popcorn Flavor Ingredient May Cause Lung Disease in Consumers

Consumer Sues Over Popcorn Lung Disease From Butter Flavor Diacetyl Chemical

The only known consumer to have developed the health condition known as "popcorn lung" is suing the stores that sold him his microwave popcorn, saying that they failed to warn him that he could become ill from using the product as intended. Wayne Watson of Centennial, Colorado was diagnosed with a rare lung disease known … Continue reading Consumer Sues Over Popcorn Lung Disease From Butter Flavor Diacetyl Chemical

The Lung Cleansing Benefits of Lungwort

Source: The Lung Cleansing Benefits of Lungwort by Dr. Edward Group   Lungwort, also known as lungwort leaf or Pulmonaria officinalis, is a natural plant that has been used around the world for a variety of respiratory ailments, including coughs, colds, bronchial detoxification and catarrhal problems. Lungwort is found in native damp habitats and coastal areas in Europe, … Continue reading The Lung Cleansing Benefits of Lungwort