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Lifestyle and herbal medicine effective in treatment of PCOS


Lifestyle and herbal medicine effective in treatment of PCOS

Publicly released: Thu 26 Oct 2017 at 0901 AEDT | Thu 26 Oct 2017 at 1101 NZDT

Australian scientists have found significant improvements in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms in overweight women by combining lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise with a novel herbal formulation.

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Beetroot – health benefits


National Institute of Medical Herbalists posted this report:

beetroot supplementation has been reported to reduce blood pressure, attenuate inflammation, avert oxidative stress, preserve endothelial Read More →

Artemesia annua – Malaria


Patients with drug-resistant malaria cured by plant therapy

Tablets made from dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant cured 18 critically ill patients in a Congo clinic. The results suggest a new and inexpensive treatment option for the mosquito-borne disease that affects 212 million people worldwide

Date:
April 24, 2017
Source:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Summary:
When the standard malaria medications failed to help 18 critically ill patients, the attending physician in a Congo clinic acted under the ‘compassionate use’ doctrine and prescribed a not-yet-approved malaria therapy made only from the dried leaves of the Artemisia annua plant. In just five days, all 18 people fully recovered. This is a small but stunningly successful trial.

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Chamomile recent research


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I find Chamomile is a very useful herb, gentle but very effective.  Recent research further confirms its broad range of benefits:–

Chamomile significantly lowered Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms than placebo, with significant reductions in body weight and mean arterial blood pressure.  See links below

https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/ret…/…/S0944-7113(16)30188-X
#anxiety #chamomile #herbsforanxiety #chamomileanxiety

Berries and apples high in flavonoids


Foods high in flavonoids such as berries and apples can help to prevent weight gain according to the following article featured in this link: – 

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2016/01January/Pages/High-flavonoid%20foods-like-berries-and-apples-prevents-weight-gain.aspx