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Turmeric – from the kitchen to the clinic

Turmeric contains potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds which may account for its many medicinal benefits

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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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Not everyone with the flu feels sick, say researchers

Because fewer of us are going to the doctor for flu, we are in danger of overestimating the percentage of people who are severely affected by this seasonal phenomenon

18 March, 2014
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Acupuncture holds promise for treating inflammatory disease

Electroacupuncture has been shown to have an potentially life-saving, anti-inflammatory effect comparable to conventional drugs

25 February, 2014
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Study shows geranium extract inhibits HIV-1

An extract from a species of Geranium, widely used to treat colds, has been shown to disable the HIV virus as well

31 January, 2014
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Fever-reducing medicines help spread the flu virus

Routinely using fever-reducing medication increases the number of flu cases by around 5% annually, say scientists

23 January, 2014
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‘Fermentable’ dietary fibre protects against asthma

A diet rich in fermentable fibre helps maintain a healthy gut and could hold the key to preventing asthma

7 January, 2014
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Green tea antioxidant helps heal the gut

An antioxidant flavonoid found in abundance in green tea could help improve symptoms of hard to treat ulcerative colitis

4 December, 2013
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Japanese ‘superfood’ could help fight the flu

Suguki, a lactofermented pickled turnip, popular in Japan is full of immune boosting, friendly bacteria; could this the next superfood?

2 December, 2013
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‘Good bacteria’ on the skin helps regulate immune function

Microorganisms on the skin ‘talk’ with the immune system, and this dialogue, say scientists, is important for maintaining health

11 November, 2013
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Take a walk in the woods to boost immunity, shake off stress

It’s not just a psychological effect, plants release important chemicals that, when we breathe them in, trigger key immune activity

31 October, 2013
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