Ethnobotany is a term used describe the study of traditional or indigenous plant knowledge and application, which significantly contributes to Aboriginal paediatrics, some of the oldest surviving practices in the world.[1,2] These practices represent 50,000 years of wisdom and cultural evolution.
The use of myoinositol combined with folic acid was shown to be a safe and promising tool in the effective improvement of symptoms and infertility for patients with PCOS.
Emerging research indicates that an abnormal gut microbiome is a predisposing factor in the development of neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).[2,3] A growing number of studies have found that children with ASD have a gut microbiome that differs from that found in neurotypical children, indicating a link between gut and brain function.[4-8]
The evidence continues to grow for this colourful culinary spice, showing benefits in a range of health applications including eye health, Alzheimer's, mental health and weight management.
A recent study has suggested maintaining gut barrier function may be key to efficacy of probiotics on oxidative stress and inflammatory response.
Dysmenorrhoea is the most common gynaecological condition in women, with prevalence ranging up to 91% in women of reproductive age. Complementary treatments such as ginger and zinc should be considered as efficacious as part of any treatment protocol for dysmenorrhoea.