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$4.4 million NIH grant renews Echinacea and St John's wort research at Iowa State
... and Hypericum are two of the nation's top selling herbal
dietary supplements. Before the center was established, however, there were few scientific studies to understand the plants and their effect on human health. Researchers in the Iowa Center for Research on Botanical Dietary Supplements work with we...
Prenatal toxicity linked to immune dysfunctions in later life
...e, could come from a variety of sources, including herbal
and fungal chemicals -- from mushrooms to clover -...oblems resulting from DIT." Focusing on studies of herbal
and fungal chemicals, the Dieterts scoured the literature and found that some of the chemicals appea...
8 plants from South Africa may hold potential for treating high blood pressure
...nt of fevers Momordica balsamina, an African herbal
traditional medicine also known as the balsam apple Oxygonum sinuatum, an invasive weed with no common name Physalis viscosa, known as starhair ground cherry Senna occidentalis, a very leafy tropical shrub whose seeds have been used...
Researcher focuses on pros, cons of antioxidants from fruits and vegetables
...t-based phytochemicals, including antioxidants and herbal
supplements, can be useful in the promotion of hea...and pharmacology. "Over $7 billion was spent on herbal
dietary supplements in 2005." These supplements are plant-based, including grape seed extract, St. J...
Popular herbal supplement hinders the growth of pancreatic cancer cells
...rgh Cancer Institute suggests that a commonly used herbal
supplement, triphala, has cancer-fighting properti...ion Center. Triphala, one of the most popular herbal
preparations in the world, is used for the treatment of intestinal-related disorders. It is typicall...
UC Davis study finds high arsenic levels in herbal kelp supplements
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) A study of herbal
kelp supplements led by UC Davispublic health expe...and two researchers evaluated nineover-the-counter herbal
kelp products and found higher than acceptablearsenic levels in eight of them. The new study, publ...
Think herbal supplements are safe? Think again, book by Saint Louis University doctor says
...mory. Both husband and wife had started taking the herbal
memory enhancer, which largely contained ginkgo bi...y're taking." Many doctors don't know much about herbal
remedies, which have been used as medications for thousands of years. "When I trained, there was n...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Jan. 17, 2007
...eened a database of chemical structures of Chinese herbal
constituents from 240 species of plants for possib...ticle in the journal, the researchers describe the herbal
databases. ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Virtual Screening of Chinese Herbs with Random Forest"...
ASU researchers test antibacterial effects of healing clays
... scientific research and technologies that examine herbal
remedies, such as dandelion, green tea, valerian, and horse chestnut, and practices like acupuncture, Tai Chi, and Reiki that fall outside conventional medicines. The ASU duo will examine the mechanisms that allow two clays mined in France to heal ...
Herbal medicine silymarin may help sugar-control in people with type II diabetes
...abetes to control their blood sugar levels. The herbal
medicine extracted from seeds of the Milk Thistle, Silybum marianum (silymarin) is known to have antioxidant properties and research published this week in Phytotherapy Research shows that this extract can help people significantly lower the amount o...
Penn to host Herbal Medicine Symposium
...ng together world-renowned experts in the field of herbal
medicine. The broad range of topics to be addresse...l include everything from a look at the history of herbal
medicines and their potential role in future health care, to a discussion of the role that herbal
First global integrative medicine conference in North America
...ntergrative medicine approaches including massage, herbal
therapies, acupuncture, dietary supplements, yoga, hypnosis, mind body and lifestyle approaches to patient care. The conference is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, a collective of 32 leading schools o...
Ethnobotanist says non-regulated herbs pose risks
...icans are unaware of the dangers inherent in these herbal
supplements. Not only are we self-prescribing herbal
supplements at alarming rates, but we are not reporting these medications to our physicians. Additi...
Quality standards issued for testing herbal products
...ts containing ephedra, a plant once widely used in herbal
weight-loss products. Ephedra products were pulled from the market by the FDA in 2004 after being linked to cardiovascular problems, but the new test materials remain valuable both to assure that new products are not adulterated with ephedra and beca...
Herbal supplements, a smoking gun in plastic surgery
supplements are supposed to help boost our immune ...ll 55 percent of plastic surgery patients who used herbal
supplements took at least two different supplements and at least one on a daily basis. The most popu...
Advancing the biomedical frontier: Experimental Biology 2006
...xicants; metabolic considerations in the action of herbal
medicines, including clinical herb-drug interactions; novel pain drugs; and new mechanisms for old compounds in mood stabilizers and antidepressants. Symposia in drug development include a beginner's guide to emerging technologies, innovative drug d...
New study finds common herbal supplement helps to reduce cocaine cravings
...alth (NIH) suggests that a common over-the-counter herbal
supplement can reduce the cravings associated with...oholism. NAC is available over the counter as an herbal
supplement known for its antioxidant effects. Antioxidants are agents that clean up damaging free r...
New studies on aging, steroids, addiction and spinal cord development highlight ACNP Annual Meeting
... new study suggests that a common over-the-counter herbal
supplement, N-acetylcysteine, can reduce the cravings associated with chronic cocaine use. There is also early evidence to suggest that this chemical works similarly in the treatment of heroin addiction, and possibly alcoholism. (Embargoed until 9:...
Other highlights in the November 2 JNCI
...und in several plant oils that has been used as an herbal
medicine--affects the expression of the Her-2/neu oncogene. The study found that GLA inhibited Her-2/neu in a different way from that of trastuzumab (Herceptin), the monoclonal antibody approved for treatment of breast cancer patients with high level...
Russian 'surrogate' alcohols are a killer
...icinal compounds, essentially tinctures containing herbal
remedies; and other spirits (mainly aftershave products and cleaning fluids). Commercially produced vodkas were used for content comparison. The results indicate that a significant proportion of Russian men are drinking products that have either ver...