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
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences shows that fresh frozen blueberry fruit extract may play an important role in the adequate preservation of aqueous levels in people with ocular dryness. Dry eye … [Read more...] about An extract of blueberry shows to be effective in the treatment of dry eye
In a clinical, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, a syrup based on hydroalcoholic extract of borage leaves and flowers (Borago officinalis L.) has been shown to improve the clinical symptoms of asthma. This study included 42 asthmatic patients (15 women and 23 men), with a mean age … [Read more...] about Borage for the treatment of asthma