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  • Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What the Label Says

    02/03/2015 5:07:03 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 3, 2015
    DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants. Based on the testing commissioned by his office, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he has sent letters to the four major store chains involved — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — demanding that they immediately stop selling adulterated or mislabeled dietary supplements. Nutritionist David Schardt of the Center...
  • A Top Hospital Opens Up to Chinese Herbs as Medicines

    04/22/2014 4:08:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Christina Lunka appeared nervous and excited as she sat in the Chinese herbal therapy center recently opened by the Cleveland Clinic. The 49-year-old had been to many doctors seeking help for ongoing issues that included joint pain and digestive problems. Now the Kirtland, Ohio, resident was hoping to find relief through herbal remedies. Evidence Is Lacking That Herbs Are Effective"Do you have something for inflammation?" Ms. Lunka asked herbalist Galina Roofener during a one-hour consultation. "Absolutely," responded Ms. Roofener. "This is for pain, for digestion, for inflammation, all of the above," she said, handing Ms. Lunka a bottle with capsules...
  • A Top Hospital Opens Up to Chinese Herbs as Medicines

    04/22/2014 1:43:29 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 21, 2014 | Sumathi Reddy
    Christina Lunka appeared nervous and excited as she sat in the Chinese herbal therapy center recently opened by the Cleveland Clinic. The 49-year-old had been to many doctors seeking help for ongoing issues that included joint pain and digestive problems. Now the Kirtland, Ohio, resident was hoping to find relief through herbal remedies. "Do you have something for inflammation?" Ms. Lunka asked herbalist Galina Roofener during a one-hour consultation. "Absolutely," responded Ms. Roofener. "This is for pain, for digestion, for inflammation, all of the above," she said, handing Ms. Lunka a bottle with capsules of an herbal combination called Xiao...
  • Researchers find herbal medicine treatment reduces inflammation in allergen-induced asthma

    06/30/2011 6:51:43 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Boston University ^ | June 30, 2011 | Unknown
    (Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) using a traditional Korean medicine, SO-CHEONG-RYONG-TANG (SCRT) that has long been used for the treatment of allergic diseases in Asia, found that SCRT treatment alleviates asthma-like pulmonary inflammation via suppression of specific chemokines or proteins. These findings appear online in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Asthma is a unique form of chronic respiratory disease characterized by reversible airway obstruction and pulmonary inflammation. It represents one of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide with an expected increase to 400 million by 2025....
  • Cloves are the best natural antioxidant

    03/16/2010 2:35:54 PM PDT · by decimon · 17 replies · 530+ views
    Using spices eaten in the Mediterranean diet as natural antioxidants is a good way forward for the food industry, given the beneficial health effects of these products. This has been shown by researchers from the Miguel Hernández University (UMH), who have put the clove in first place. Researchers from the Miguel Hernández University have identified cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) as the best antioxidant spice, due to the fact they contain high levels of phenolic compounds, as well as having other properties. "Out of the five antioxidant properties tested, cloves had the highest capacity to give off hydrogen, reduced lipid peroxidation well,...
  • Ancient Book of Herbs Used in the War on Bacteria

    01/18/2007 8:59:47 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 27 replies · 1,076+ views
    MedGadget ^ | 17 Jan 2007 | MedGadget
    The history of medicine is a rich and fascinating topic which has very little relevance to non-geeks... until now! Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have published a paper in the BMJ, which used an ancient herbal text as a guide to finding novel drugs. Apparently they stumbled onto an antibiotic that can wipe out some of the more stubborn strains of super bacterias. Here's more from the press release: A unique Mayo Clinic collaboration has revived the healing wisdom of Pacific Island cultures by testing a therapeutic plant extract described in a 17th century Dutch herbal text for its anti-bacterial...
  • Herbal Supplements and alternatives are under attack!! Take Action

    06/04/2004 7:39:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 45 replies · 1,188+ views
    Herbal alternatives are under attack. Download and print flyers. The flyers urge consumers to tell their congressmen and senators to attend the JUNE 17th Herbal Alternatives Congressional Briefing to learn the truth about herbs & health. It is critical that Congress attends this briefing because: HERBAL ALTERNATIVES ARE UNDER ATTACK. News headlines misinform and mislead decision makers. Products you depend on for your health could soon be banned. MANY CAPITOL HILL STAFFERS AND POLICY MAKERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY ISSUES. Since DSHEA was passed in 1994, about 50% of Congressmen and Senators and 80% of Congressional aides have...
  • Study Shows Herbal Medicines Endangering Plants

    01/22/2004 9:12:11 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 12 replies · 158+ views
    FOX ^ | 1/22/04 | Trace Gallagher
    <p>A new study by Global Environment Network World Wildlife Federation and World Conservation Union reveals that up to 20 percent of the earth's most important medicinal plants might now be endangered because of over-harvesting.</p> <p>"It's been an issue that's been on the back burner and only recently has it come to the forefront...There's lots of progress that needs to be done," said Mark Blumenthal, founder of the American Botanical Council (search).</p>