Tag: "herb" at medical news
Majority of herb users don't follow evidence-based indications, researchers find
...peutic drugs. Physicians should ask patients about herb
use during every clinical visit and hospital admis... final study population, 609 adults, took a single herb
and said they were taking it to treat a specific health condition. The study found that only one-t...
Malaria-infected mice cured by 1 dose of new drug
...temisinin comes from the Artemisia annua plant, an herb
also known by a variety of names including sweet wormwood. The oxygen-oxygen unit in the peroxides causes malaria parasites essentially to self-destruct. The parasites digest hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells, and, in the p...
Mechanism of black cohosh versus hot flashes revealed
The natural herb
black cohosh is commonly used by women to treat me...cts of black cohosh and found that elements of the herb
could bind to the human 'mu' opiate receptor," Wang said. "The opiate receptor system affects severa...
Chemicals in curry and onions may help prevent colon cancer
... extracted from turmeric, the powdered root of the herb
curcuma longa and one of the main ingredients in Asian curries -- might be effective in preventing and/or treating cancer in the lower intestine, according to Cruz-Correa. She said curcumin has been given to cancer patients, and previous studies have...
Secret herb in tests to stop breast cancer patients' hot flushes and night sweats
... the University of Manchester are testing a secret herb
in a bid to stop the severe hot flushes that besie...ol of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, says the herb
- one of the mint family, found in any kitchen - is thought to stop the hot flushes and night sweats...
28-site trial studying Chinese herb as Alzheimer's treatment
...used by some American physicians to treat A.D. The herb
is classified as a nutriceutical by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, does not require a prescription and is contained in some products sold in health food stores and pharmacies. The huperzine A study will enroll approximately 150 participants, ...
American Academy of Neurology 58th Annual Meeting scientific highlights
...e experimental drug FTY720, derived from a Chinese herb
and currently in clinical trials, demonstrated its ability to reduce lesions in the brain, and to reduce the number of relapses patients experience over the course of the year. Another study showed that natalizumab delays disease progression, reduce...
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers find ginseng may improve breast cancer outcomes
... Epidemiology. Ginseng is a slow-growing perennial herb
whose roots have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 2,000 years. The two main classes of ginseng red and white have different biological effects, according to traditional Chinese medicine theory. White, or unprocessed, ginseng ...
Saw palmetto no better than placebo for enlarged prostate
...in those studies knew whether they were taking the herb
or the placebo, and "someone who's taking something that's smelly and likely to be the plant extract is perhaps more likely to report a benefit than someone who's taking an odorless and tasteless tablet." At the end of the current study, 40 percent o...
Compounds in licorice root may help fight tooth decay
...thpaste, they say. Licorice has been an important herb
in Chinese medicine for many years and is now being rediscovered by Western medicine as a rich source of potentially beneficial compounds. In addition to being used as flavoring and sweetening agents in candy, tobaccos and beverages, compounds derive...
Broccoli sprouts, cabbage, ginkgo biloba and garlic: A grocery list for cancer prevention
...alysis of the data showed that ginkgo was the only herb
linked to ovarian cancer prevention. The preventive effect was more pronounced in women with non-muncious ovarian cancers, with data showing that ginkgo may reduce the risk of this type of ovarian cancer by 65-70 percent. "Among the mixture of ginkgo...
Middle-age people more likely to use alternative medicine
...erapies, such as chelation therapy, folk medicine, herb
use, special diets, or megavitamins. Manipulative and body-based methods, such as chiropractic or massage. Mind-body interventions such as relaxation techniques (meditation), movement therapies (yoga) and healing rituals. In each case, the survey ...
Herbal medicine may alter cell response to cancer therapeutic agents
New Haven, Conn.--Black cohosh, an herb
widely used by breast cancer patients to alleviate...t costs for all physician services." She said the herb
is being widely used by and recommended to breast cancer patients who are experiencing menopausal sy...