Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) is a traditional Indian medicinal plant used for several purposes, including the alleviation of sleep disturbances. Although the long-standing tradition supports its efficacy, modern clinical data are scarce. A recent randomized, placebo-controlled … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha root may improve sleep quality and can help in managing insomnia
A recent study investigated available data to provide a benefit/risk assessment for a use of herbal medicines, which are traditionally indicated for respiratory diseases, as adjuvant symptomatic therapy in the self-management of mild symptoms in the context of COVID-19 disease. Thirty-nine herbal … [Read more...] about Herbal drugs as possible adjuvant symptomatic therapy in COVID-19
According to a recent article published at NutritionInsight, there is an increasing demand for botanicals not only to prevent or treat COVID-19 but also to relieve conditions associated with the pandemic’s impact. Even before the pandemic, the sales of herbal products have been increasing … [Read more...] about New trends on the herbal market during the pandemic
Interactions of St. John's Wort preparations with several drugs such as cyclosporin, oral contraceptives or anticoagulants have been thoroughly investigated since the 1990ies. … [Read more...] about No clinically relevant interactions of a St. John’s Wort extract with low hyperforin content
Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) consists of a heterogeneous group of disorders that prevent the individual from responding to sexual stimuli and enjoying sexual experiences. … [Read more...] about Ginseng may alleviate sexual dysfunction in menopausal women
The roots of Echinacea angustifolia have been used in the therapy and prophylaxis of upper respiratory tract infections. This indication is related to the immunomodulating and antiviral effect of the roots. Although the exact mechanism of action is not known, several groups of compounds … [Read more...] about Echinacea angustifolia: a new anxiolytic?