Tag: "herbal" at medical news
'Chemistry and Flavor of Hispanic Foods' one-day symposium, March 15
... (mah-TAY) tea is made from the dried leaves of an herbal
plant (Ilex paraguariensis) and known for its energy-boosting properties. Now researchers at the University of Illinois may have found another reason to sip the potent brew (aka Yerba mat), considered Argentina's national drink. They analyzed 25 diff...
How effective are herbal supplements in reducing illnesses in children?
The use of herbal
supplements in women is increasing. Many mothers may also be giving herbal
supplements to their children to treat or prevent various illnesses, including asthma, hyperactivity...
St. John's wort amplifies effect of blood thinner Plavix
ORLANDO -- The widely used herbal
remedy St. John's wort appears to amplify the acti... to tell their health care providers about all the herbal
remedies they take, as well as their conventional prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication...
Plant derivative attacks the roots of leukemia
...n says. Feverfew has been used for centuries as an herbal
remedy to reduce fevers and inflammation, to preve..., however, would not be able to take enough of the herbal
remedy to halt the disease.) Investigating stem cells that give rise to cancer is an urgent new init...
Changing trends in herbal supplement use
...sure may continue to increase with the addition of herbal
supplements to mainstream multivitamin products, a...ade the use of alternative medicines, particularly herbal
products, has increased considerably, according to background information in the article. Americans ...
Herb used to treat diabetes works like modern-day prescription drugs, study suggests
...es throughout the body. If the enzyme binds to the herbal
extract rather than to a carbohydrate, then less g...ge that contained the highest concentration of the herbal
extract 1,000 milligrams provided the most dramatic reduction in insulin and blood glucose levels....
Complementary & alternative medicine use
...largest change was a 50 percent jump in the use of herbal
supplements, growing over the five years from 12....ent of people who used herbs saw a practitioner of herbal
medicine in 2002, compared to 15 percent in 1997. "Such changes are important considering that othe...
Complementary and alternative therapies and conventional medical therapies
...f these treatments, which include products such as herbal
remedies, techniques such as acupuncture, and scho...he committee urged. Dietary supplements, such as herbal
products and vitamin pills, are among the most widely and increasingly used forms of CAM; use of her...
Conference to examine effects of dietary supplements in patients taking blood thinning medications
...ine, and dipyridamole. Dietary supplements include herbal
remedies, vitamins, minerals, other botanical products, fibers, amino acids, proteins, organ tissues, and metabolites for digestion. Known interactions with prescribed anti-coagulants and their effects include: Anise and Dong Quai have anti-coagul...
Chamomile tea: New evidence supports health benefits
...n England have found new evidence that the popular herbal
tea may actually help relieve a wide range of heal...erm effects of such products on human biology. The herbal
plant used in this study was German chamomile ( Matricaria recutita ), also known as manzanilla, who...
Some herbal medicine products contain potentially toxic amounts of heavy metals
An analysis of a sample of Ayurvedic herbal
medicine products found that 20 percent contained ...dia more than 2000 years ago and greatly relies on herbal
medicine products (HMPs). Ayurveda's popularity in Western countries has increased. Because Ayurvedi...
First-ever safety study of medical cannabis use in Canada launched
...articipants will be given access to research-grade herbal
cannabis and followed for one year," adds Dr. Jean...r diabetes which complicate the picture." The herbal
cannabis to be used in the COMPASS study is produced by Prairie Plant Systems Inc under contract to ...
The NIH funds network to study drug-induced liver injury (DILIN)
...an adverse liver reaction after taking any drug or herbal
medicine. These patients will be followed over time to find out what happens to them as a result of their injury. Patients who have not sustained liver injury, but who have taken any of the drugs in question, will also be enrolled in the prospective...
Women taking breast enhancement pills swallow empty promises
... of the ASPS. "There are upward of 30 different herbal
products advertised widely on television, in magaz...ast augmentation; however, these pills are sold as herbal
supplements and are not subject to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's scrutiny for safety and e...
Pediatricians wary about recommending complementary therapies
...y and many wanted additional information regarding herbal
and dietary supplements, nutritional therapies and therapeutic exercise to feel more comfortable about the therapies before recommending them to their patients," she said. Yet, many patients were seeking information about CAM therapies during routine...
Can cabbage help prevent cervical cancer?
...s a capsule containing DIM, already available as a herbal
remedy in the United States. The makers of this capsule in America also claim that it may help with pre-menstrual syndrome but side effects include aggravation of migraines and an increase in intestinal gas (!) The trial is sponsored by Cancer Resea...
Smoking increases risk of colon polyps
... information, including smoking history and use of herbal
and nutraceutical supplements including vitamins and minerals, among other information. Participants underwent colonoscopy screening to detect polyps and colorectal cancer. The researchers found cigarette smokers were more likely to have polyps, ...
Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to ocular side effects
...LAND, OR An estimated 42 percent of Americans use herbal
medicines or nutritional supplements. Many people ...duct. "A large segment of the population uses herbal
medicines and nutritional supplements, many times without the treating physician's knowledge," said ...
Barbed sutures, wrinkle fillers give patients more innovative, non-surgical options
...tion. The treatment, a combination of chemical and herbal
remedies injected directly into the body, allegedly helps increase circulation to the targeted area, break down fat and prevent fat from forming. According to a study presented at Plastic Surgery 2004, patients who had mesotherapy lost 4.2 centimete...
New compounds show promise in fighting malaria and cancer
...ia annua plant, which has been used in China as an herbal
remedy for malaria and other fevers for thousands of years. Posner's research and that of other laboratories revealed that the peroxide (oxygen-oxygen) unit within artemisinin and within other antimalarial trioxane drugs causes the malaria parasite...
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