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African plant extract shows promise as Alzheimer’s treatment

A plant extract used for centuries in traditional medicine in Nigeria could form the basis of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease, according to UK researchers

22 June, 2017

Natural compounds in fruits and herbs halt prostate cancer

Encouraging news during International Men’s Health Week; laboratory experiments have shown that anti-inflammatory chemicals found naturally in foods have the power to halt the growth of prostate cancer cells.

16 June, 2017

Essential oils a more effective way to treat head lice

For kids with a head lice infestation an essential oil formula containing eucalyptus and lemon-scented tea tree proved to be nearly twice as effective as a toxic insecticide.

26 May, 2017

Fennel’s a ‘safe and effective’ remedy in menopause

A new study shows that fennel can be an effective alternative in the management of postmenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and sleeplessness.

22 May, 2017

Green tea drinkers have stronger bones

Regular consumption of green tea, which is rich in beneficial polyphenols, could help keep your bones stronger as you age, according to new Chinese research.

21 April, 2017

Elderberry extract aids blood sugar management

New research from Norway has shown that polyphenolic extracts from elderberries could help with blood glucose management.

20 April, 2017

Try curcumin gel for burns and scalds

A topical curcumin gel applied quickly to mild to moderate burns and scalds has been shown to be remarkably effective in relieving symptoms and improved healing of the affected skin.

17 March, 2017

Australian manuka – another powerful antibacterial honey

New research shows that honey produced from manuka plants in Australia is at least as powerful as its New Zealand cousin, in terms of antibacterial action.

9 January, 2017

Daily cinnamon protects working memory

Daily cinnamon consumption could help maintain working memory – necessary for planning, problem solving and reasoning – even in those with health challenges like diabetes.

14 December, 2016

Study shows herbal extracts can mimic insulin’s effects

Compounds extracted from the herbs purslane and tindora appear to reduce blood sugar levels, according to a study that shows they act in an insulin-like manner.

12 December, 2016