Introduction: Dried stigmas of saffron flowers (Crocus sativus L., Iridaceae) are a traditional Persian spice, also used in Europe. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), a global health problem, was shown to be of increasing prevalence during the last decade. As saffron constituents, such as crocin, … [Read more...] about Saffron extract may improve blood glucose control in type 2 diabetes patients
Plants with nootropic effect, including the most widely used Ginkgo biloba, are usually applied to improve the blood circulation in arteries and thereby the oxygen supply of organs. For this purpose, ginkgo can be regarded as evidence-based medicine, however, the potential use of this plant and … [Read more...] about Herbal nootropics: potential use in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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