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Plant flavonoid increases connections in the brain

A natural flavonoid, apigenin, has potential to treat diseases like schizophrenia, depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s say scientists.

21 April, 2016

Aloe vera improves glycaemic control in diabetics

A new analysis of the available literature shows that aloe vera can help with glucose control in both prediabetes and type-2 diabetes.

19 April, 2016

Does ancient algae offer new hope for hard-to-treat cancers?

A unique type of blue-green algae has shown real promise in the treatment of rare types of brain and breast cancers.

8 April, 2016

Curcumin could help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis

New laboratory research suggests that the active ingredient in the distinctive yellow root, turmeric, can kill and clear out tuberculosis infection from cells.

30 March, 2016

Frankincense extract prevents radiation-induced skin damage

Radiation treatment for breast cancer can induce complex skin wounds, but a cream containing frankincense extracts has been shown to reduce the damage.

25 March, 2016

St John’s wort tablets recalled in the UK

A handful of St John’s wort products have been recalled due to high levels of a naturally occurring, but toxic, substance. Here’s what you should know.

18 February, 2016

Neem extract shows promise as pancreatic cancer treatment

A natural extract derived from India’s neem tree could potentially be used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

12 February, 2016

Plant hormone shows promise for diabetics

A plant hormone known as abscisic acid can help reduce sugar levels in the blood when taken at low doses, say Italian scientists

2 December, 2015

Arthritis pain – relief from chamomile oil

New research shows chamomile oil can reduced the need for analgesics, ease stiffness and improve levels of physical activity

18 November, 2015

Rainforest honey boosts antioxidant levels in smokers

Tualang honey, which is rich in antioxidants, may help reduce some of the harm smokers cause themselves – and via passive smoking, others – through the free radicals generated by cigarettes

13 November, 2015