Study examines which herbs can best counteract king cobra venom

In 2012, the Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics journal published a study evaluating the efficacy of herbs for treating snake bites. With all the breaking news about snake venom and the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), the study’s findings are highly relevant at the current time. Researchers looked at Curcuma antinaia and Curcuma contravenenum, two forms of curcumin, Andrographis paniculata (green chiretta), and Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew), which they tested and … Continue reading Study examines which herbs can best counteract king cobra venom

Compound in broccoli may help repair brain damage

Scientists long believed that brain regeneration was not possible, but there’s growing evidence that a compound in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may be able to carry out this remarkable feat. In the 1960s, scientists first started to report evidence of brain regeneration in the hippocampus of adult guinea pigs and rats and the cortex … Continue reading Compound in broccoli may help repair brain damage

Could a molecule found in broccoli help the brain REPAIR spike protein damage?

It turns out that, contrary to popular belief, damaged brain tissue can be regenerated naturally, possibly even after getting ravaged to death by Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) “vaccine” spike proteins. A key compound in broccoli, new research has found, has the potential to directly stimulate the repair and renewal of damaged nerve tissue in the brain, which is great … Continue reading Could a molecule found in broccoli help the brain REPAIR spike protein damage?

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

Quercetin: A flavonoid that fights COVID like hydroxychloroquine

Quercetin is a flavonoid, a naturally occurring pigment found in many plants and foods like onions, green tea, apples, red leaf lettuce and berries. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that help reduce swelling, regulate blood sugar and lower the risk of heart disease. Modern Discontent, an independent publisher of scientific papers on the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), posted a review of … Continue reading Quercetin: A flavonoid that fights COVID like hydroxychloroquine

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

Nigella sativa (black seed) prevents covid-induced vascular damage, scientists conclude in published paper indexed by NIH

New research published in the journal Vascular Pharmacology shows that Nigella sativa, also known as black seed or black cumin, binds to ACE2 in the lungs, effectively stopping the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) from inducing inflammation and vascular damage. Researchers out of India investigated the effects of nigellidine, an indazole alkaloid of black seed, using molecular docking for binding to … Continue reading Nigella sativa (black seed) prevents covid-induced vascular damage, scientists conclude in published paper indexed by NIH

Echinacea extract can help address mild anxiety in adults, reveals study

Echinacea angustifolia, commonly known as purple cornflower, is one of many species of echinacea that can be found in eastern and central North America. A member of the daisy (Asteraceae) family, this popular herb is commonly used to prevent colds and other respiratory tract infections. The Native Americans who live on the Great Plains also use it as a natural … Continue reading Echinacea extract can help address mild anxiety in adults, reveals study

Extracts from cinnamon and pomegranates show antimicrobial activities against food-poisoning bacteria

Foodborne illness is a major concern for the food industry and regulatory agencies around the world. The most common cause of foodborne illness, or food poisoning, is consuming spoiled foods or products contaminated by pathogenic microorganisms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), foodborne illness is a costly public health problem that, while preventable, … Continue reading Extracts from cinnamon and pomegranates show antimicrobial activities against food-poisoning bacteria

Study presents evidence supporting the use of curcumin as alternative treatment for kidney fibrosis

Renal or kidney fibrosis is a progressive condition that results from the excessive accumulation of extracellular matrix proteins, which can cause structural damage to the kidneys. It signifies a failed wound-healing process and ultimately leads to end-stage kidney disease wherein the kidneys are no longer able to function as they should. In a recent study, Chinese … Continue reading Study presents evidence supporting the use of curcumin as alternative treatment for kidney fibrosis