Several natural products are used in the alleviation of symptoms of autoimmune thyroid disease, including omega-3-fatty acids, L-carnitine, selenium and myoinositol. The clinical efficacy of these compounds has not been confirmed convincingly. The gel of Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f. (syn: Aloe … [Read more...] about Aloe gel might improve hypothyroidism
The leaves and roots of Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis L.) have traditionally been used in the treatment of gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases, in case of dry cough, irritation of the oral, pharyngeal or gastric mucosa. The therapeutic effects of this plant are related to its … [Read more...] about New study supports the mucosal protective properties of marshmallow
Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinale) has been traditionally used in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders since ancient times. Nowadays, the primary indication of this plant is the prevention of nausea and vomiting. Postoperative nausea and vomiting are one of the most common complications in … [Read more...] about Ginger: usually underdosed?
The reduction of inflammation in obese people is an important intervention to avoid complications and comorbidities. In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, 51 obese adults were included, with a mean age of 45 years, and an average body mass index of 36 Kg/m2. The … [Read more...] about Aged garlic extract supplementation modifies inflammation and immunity of adults with obesity
According to a study carried out at the Institut Català de Oncologia (ICO) in Girona, published in Oncotarget (1), silibinin, a natural substance present in the fruit Silybum marianum, has been shown to be able to reduce brain metastases from lung cancer resistant to chemotherapy and radiation … [Read more...] about Silibinin is able to reduce brain metastases from lung cancer resistant to chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Artemisia annua leaf powder tablets cured 18 critically ill malaria patients at the Rwanguba Hospital (Democratic Republic of the Congo). The results suggest that we are facing a new and cheaper treatment option for this mosquito-borne disease that affects 212 million people worldwide. … [Read more...] about Artemisia annua leaf powder cures resistant malaria