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Curcumin: an antiparasitic for Giardia

A look at the first study to evaluate tubulin as a target of curcumin against Giardia trophozoites.

May 18, 18

Fewer herbs are held in higher esteem in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) than astragalus, where it is considered a 'master immune herb'. So how does it exert this effect?

May 11, 18

Research supports that adding a B Vitamin Complex to therapy for vulvo-vaginal candidiasis might benefit treatment outcomes. 

May 04, 18

Research indicates Vitamin D deficiency leaves athletes at higher risk of upper respiratory illness.

Apr 27, 18
Promising results for seaweed as sunscreen alternative

Sunscreens contain inorganic or organic compounds called ‘filters’. These filters scatter and/or absorb ultra-violet radiation (UVR), resulting in reduced photo-ageing and keratoses. Despite these benefits, there are both ecological and human health concerns with sunscreens. 

Apr 20, 18

Calendula officinalis (calendula) contains various polyphenolic antioxidants that have been researched and reviewed in clinical settings. Studies have found inconclusive data that discusses the ability of calendula in the treatment or prevention of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions.

Apr 18, 18
Curcumin benefits a range of skin conditions

How many skin conditions does curcumin show benefit for? A 2016 systematic review yields some interesting results for clinicians.

Apr 06, 18
Herbal Management for Stress Fx Medicine

In herbal medicine, Withania somnifera has a long history of use for stress as an adaptogen. Recently researchers took a look on how this might impact body composition in chronically stressed individuals. 

Mar 30, 18

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