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What’s the scoop on chia seeds?

Rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fats as well as protein and fibre; does this ancient Aztec superfood stand-up to the hype?
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Herbal remedies

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Liquorice could provide UV protection to skin

Liquorice contains active anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds that can help protect skin in the sun


25 February, 2015
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Black ginger extract could help control psoriasis flares

Substances derived from the Asian black ginger plant applied topically can help calm inflammation and prevent psoriasis flare ups


22 January, 2015
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Brew some honeysuckle tea to fight the flu

Honeysuckle flowers contain a potent anti-viral substance that acts against several strains of flu virus


8 December, 2014
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Everyday herbs and spices help protect the heart

Adding herbs and spices to food could reduce the amount of fat absorbed from a meal by as much as 30%, say US researchers.


25 November, 2014
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Scientists probe the anti-cancer properties of wild North American berry

The wild berry extract known as Aronia, has an anticancer-effect and may even strengthen the effectiveness of cancer drug treatment, say scientists


25 September, 2014
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Scientists probe green tea’s protective effects in pancreatic cancer

Bioactive compounds in green tea stop cancer cells from growing by disrupting their metabolic functions, study shows


2 June, 2014
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Rising demand for herbal remedies could increase cultivation in the wild

A recognition of the growing herbal medicines market could promote health, and a better life for farmers in developing countries.


29 April, 2014
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Edible flowers pack an antioxidant punch

A new study has found that edible flowers aren’t just a pretty garnish. They may actually be good for us too!


23 April, 2014
Korean ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng, has immune-stimulating properties against flu and other respiratory infections

Ginseng can prevent and treat influenza

New research evidence shows that Korean (Panax) ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and and other respiratory infections of the lungs


22 April, 2014
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Substance in milk thistle puts the brakes on bowel cancer

Silibinin, the active constituent in milk thistle can help reduce inflammation in the gut and may have a role to play in bowel cancer prevention


15 April, 2014
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