Medicinal plants: The survival uses of eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing tree that’s native to Australia. It has a distinct chemical makeup that lends itself to several medicinal and household uses. Its antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects stem mostly from the compound eucalyptol, a common ingredient in mouthwash and cough suppressant. There are more than 400 hundred different species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulus, or blue gum, is … Continue reading Medicinal plants: The survival uses of eucalyptus

Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

Daily fish oil supplementation can help reduce the risk of a heart attack, as well as the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD), new research suggests. As detailed in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital conducted a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials involving … Continue reading Study: Supplementing with fish oil daily linked to a reduced risk of CVD-related death

The therapeutic effects of ginseng against Alzheimer’s disease

Panax ginseng, commonly known as Asian ginseng or Korean ginseng, is one of the most widely used and extensively studied species of ginseng. Sometimes referred to as the “true ginseng,” Asian ginseng has been a staple herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is still used today to boost immunity, increase strength and blood volume, lower blood … Continue reading The therapeutic effects of ginseng against Alzheimer’s disease

Looking to boost your physical performance? This supplement can do more than just alleviate fatigue

According to Japanese researchers, taking a supplement that contains antioxidants, healthy fats and amino acids could help improve athletic performance and reduce fatigue. In a study published in the Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers described how a combination of these nutrients led to significant improvements in female athletes. Besides reducing fatigue in the legs, they also observed … Continue reading Looking to boost your physical performance? This supplement can do more than just alleviate fatigue

Triphala, an ancient remedy for oral and digestive health

Triphala is an herbal preparation that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine. It’s a powerful remedy used to treat various oral and digestive ailments, such as gingivitis and constipation. Its therapeutic effects stem from its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The word “triphala” literally means “three fruits” as the concoction consists of three medicinal fruit plants that are native to India: … Continue reading Triphala, an ancient remedy for oral and digestive health

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are found ineffective … Continue reading Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Over-the-counter medicines (OTCs) are a double-edged sword: They are readily available and can relieve your symptoms quickly, but once you have become reliant on them, they can make you sicker with adverse side effects. Ibuprofen is one such OTC medicine: While it’s used at a rate of billions of doses every year to treat pain, … Continue reading 6 Natural and effective alternatives to ibuprofen

Heart attack survivors may benefit more from taking high-dose multivitamins than statins, suggests study

Heart attack survivors are typically at greater risk of experiencing a cardiovascular event, such as stroke or another heart attack. In a recent study published in the American Heart Journal, researchers suggest that taking high-dose multivitamins may be beneficial for heart attack survivors, provided that they’re not on statins, a type of drug used to lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart attack. … Continue reading Heart attack survivors may benefit more from taking high-dose multivitamins than statins, suggests study

Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 113 organic compounds in the Cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as hemp. Previous studies on CBD have focused on its medicinal uses for pain relief, epileptic seizures, insomnia and Parkinson’s disease. But a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) found that CBD could also benefit children and adults suffering from Angelman syndrome … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD) found to alleviate seizures in those with neurodevelopmental conditions: Study

Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study

It is a well-known fact that vitamin D performs several important functions, from boosting immune health to regulating blood pressure. Over the past decade, multiple studies have also provided evidence that taking vitamin D could reduce the odds of developing infections like the common cold and the flu. Given these precedents and the ongoing pandemic, scientists are now eager … Continue reading Vitamin D deficiency is linked to higher COVID-19 risk and severe outcomes, reveals study