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Saffron extract may prevent prostate cancer - study

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A new Italian study suggests that carotenoids, crocins, found high in saffron (Crocus sativus L.), and crocetin esters, which

Gurmar: What the herb can do for you?

Editor's note: This is an excellent review on gurmar, an herb commonly used to treat diabetes mellitus, arthritis, diuretic, anemia, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, cardiopathy, asthma, constipation, infections, and obesity....
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Ginger extracts improve high fructose induced renal injury

A new Chinese study shows that intake of fructose can induce renal injury while supplementation with ginger extracts can improve the fructose induced renal injury. ...
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Yokukansan helps schizophrenia

A report suggests that Yokukansan (TJ-54), also called yi-gan san in Chinese may help treat schizophrenia.  Yokukansan, a traditional herbal medicine, has a therapeutic effect ...
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Herbs and sexual performance - review

Abstract The use of plant or plant-based products to stimulate sexual desire and to enhance performance and enjoyment is almost as old as the human race ...
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Iranian spice good for the heart

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- A study led by scientists at Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran suggests that H. persicum hydroalcoholic fruit ...
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Herbal supplement helps osteoarthritis

Wednesday Aug 27, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Scientists at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA reported in Journal of Medicinal Food that a herbal ...
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Traditional Chinese medicine helps IBS-D

A traditional Chinese medicine called Yigan Fupi Decoction (YFD) is more effective than Pinaverium Bromide Tablet (PBT) in treating diarrhea in patients with irritable bowel ...
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Taiwanese herb may help arthritis

Doctors at New Taipei City Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan suggest that supplementation with an indigenous herb in Taiwan may be effective at treating ...
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Green tea extract prevents wrinkle formation

Friday Aug 15, 2014 (foodconsumer.org) -- Sunlight or ultraviolet B (UVS) irradiation induces production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the skin, which in turn ...
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