Human glioma (cancer) cells can be destroyed with baicalein flavonoid from Scutellaria baicalensis

In a study, researchers from Qingdao University‘s School of Basic Medicine revealed that baicalein, a flavonoid present in Scutellaria spp., can potentially be used in cancer therapy. The results of their study were published in The American Journal for Chinese Medicine. Baicalein is a natural flavonoid that has exhibited anti-cancer activity.However, the molecular mechanism for this anti-cancer activity is … Continue reading Human glioma (cancer) cells can be destroyed with baicalein flavonoid from Scutellaria baicalensis

Echinacea offers herbal relief for multiple sclerosis symptoms

Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have many painful and debilitating symptoms. Fortunately, they may have a natural means of relief in echinacea, a medicinal plant traditionally used by Native Americans to treat various diseases. When it comes to treating MS, conventional medicine often focuses on extending the remission period between flare-ups. It also tries to delay the condition … Continue reading Echinacea offers herbal relief for multiple sclerosis symptoms

African basil is a potent natural treatment for men with erectile dysfunction

Ocimum gratissimum, also known by its common name African basil, is a multipurpose plant that is not only ornamental, but also medicinal and serves as a culinary spice. In some African countries, the dried leaves of this aromatic herb features in folk medicine and is used to treat different kinds of ailments. Analysis of its … Continue reading African basil is a potent natural treatment for men with erectile dysfunction

Thai medicine’s red physic nut, or wild castor, has a history of use fighting inflammation and cancer

Have you heard of the medicinal plant called red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum)? Also known as wild castor, the red physic nut is a leafy stout undershrub plant that grows in the Middle East and Southeast Asia where it is commonly used in traditional medicine. In Thailand, it is used to treat eczema, muscle and joint inflammation, … Continue reading Thai medicine’s red physic nut, or wild castor, has a history of use fighting inflammation and cancer

Behind the scenes: Chebulinic acid, an active ingredient of popular Ayurvedic medicine triphala, has anti-tumor properties

Triphala is a known Ayurvedic medicine that could treat various diseases. Not only is it used in other traditional medicine practices inspired by Ayurveda, but it is also known for its medicinal properties, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory. In a recent study, researchers from China focused on the antiproliferative activities of two of its … Continue reading Behind the scenes: Chebulinic acid, an active ingredient of popular Ayurvedic medicine triphala, has anti-tumor properties

Cordyceps mushrooms found to protect from allergens

Cordyceps is a genus of club-shaped parasitic fungi that are known to kill underground insects and arthropods. The most widely collected of these mushrooms is Cordyceps militaris, which is known for mummifying insects and using them as sources of biomass to produce spores. In a recent study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers from Southern Taiwan University of Science and … Continue reading Cordyceps mushrooms found to protect from allergens

A healthy lifestyle is the main key in managing (and even treating) hypertension, according to Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient form of natural medicine that originated from India. It is similar to traditional Chinese medicine and homeopathic medicine, and it relies purely on natural therapies. In an article written by researchers from India, they reviewed available Ayurvedic literature to understand the physiology of blood pressure and the cause and development of hypertension from an Ayurvedic perspective. … Continue reading A healthy lifestyle is the main key in managing (and even treating) hypertension, according to Ayurveda

Cannabis shows great promise for treating chronic inflammation and pain

Cannabis offers a natural means of alleviating chronic inflammation and pain associated with various diseases. Researchers who investigated the roots of the plant report that they display considerable anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Almost every part of the cannabis plant sees use in one way or another, especially the flowers, leaves, seeds, stalks, and resin glands. Some of their applications include fiber material, food, fuel, … Continue reading Cannabis shows great promise for treating chronic inflammation and pain

Bitter melon is used by many traditional healers to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms and stimulate menstruation

Contrary to its name, the bitter melon is, in fact, sweet for your health. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is an herbaceous annual vine that has fragrant yellow flowers and produces an elongated fruit that is harvested for food while immature. The oblong fruit resembles a wrinkly cucumber with white or green skin, which gradually turns to yellow or … Continue reading Bitter melon is used by many traditional healers to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms and stimulate menstruation

How to solve your medical problems using herbal remedies instead of toxic OTC medicines

You might not know it, but you are locked in a vicious cycle where the over-the-counter (OTC) prescription drugs you take are keeping you from achieving true health. An article on Survivopedia recommends completely dropping the harmful medicine for natural, safer, and actually effective herbal means of healing. OTC drugs are much more dangerous than the symptoms they … Continue reading How to solve your medical problems using herbal remedies instead of toxic OTC medicines