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Medicinal Chinese herbs offer hope for type 2 diabetes sufferers

12/10/2013 - Type 2 diabetes is a disease that develops gradually from metabolic disorders that morph into prediabetes. Both diabetes type 1 and type 2 are similar in one respect: There is too much blood glucose (sugar), and it's not being metabolized by one's cells into energy. Type 2 diabetes is much more prevalent...

These medicinal herbs make great additions to your herbal medicine or tea cabinet

10/10/2013 - Medicinal plants and herbs truly do put the "mother" in mother nature. Like good friends, herbs are always there for you to support your body and help put things right when you're not feeling well. Medicinal herbs in nature can cure many ailments and truly do put effective, punctual and natural healing...

South Carolina man charged with 'marijuana trafficking' for growing natural medicinal herb for his ailing wife

9/18/2013 - The federal government's nonsensical "war on drugs" has obstructed yet another honest, sovereign American citizen from utilizing the many benefits of the natural marijuana plant for medicinal purposes, this time in South Carolina. As reported by TheState.com, 66-year-old Frank Dennis Peters from Bluffton...

Medicinal marijuana halts child's life-threatening seizures

8/18/2013 - Charlotte Figi's parents thought they had tried everything to save their daughter from a life marked by constant seizures and the gradual decline of all her motor skills and cognitive abilities. That is, until they stumbled upon the amazing healing power of medicinal marijuana, which effectively reduced...

Oregon readies to legalize retail medicinal marijuana following passage of House bill

8/3/2013 - The state of Oregon is about to join the ranks of about a dozen other states that have defied the federal government's onerous prohibitions on marijuana by allowing it to be sold in state-sanctioned retail stores for medicinal use. According to new reports, the Oregon House recently passed H.B. 3460,...

Curcumin is the most widely-studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, statistical analysis reveals

7/24/2013 - A statistical analysis of millions of scientific studies reveals that curcumin -- one of the active chemical constituents in turmeric -- is the most widely-studied phytochemical in modern science. The analysis was conducted by medical science researcher Mike Adams, editor of NaturalNews.com. Based...

African medicinal plants may stop tumor growth from multi-drug resistant cancers: Research

6/26/2013 - Traditional African medicinal plants may contain naturally occurring compounds that effectively kill drug-resistant cancers, according to research conducted by Victor Keute of the University of Dschang in Cameroon and Thomas Efferth of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany. "The active substances...

Seven evidence-based medicinal properties of cayenne pepper

6/25/2013 - Before getting into summary reports based on actual "evidence based" double-blind placebo tests, here's an explanation of cayenne and some anecdotal empirical evidence that didn't make it to the medical journals. Cayenne is usually offered as a powder from dried ground chilli peppers. Of course,...

Beat the worst of chemotherapy with medicinal mushrooms

5/13/2013 - The chances of a brush with cancer these days are unfortunately high, especially in the West - with one in three now expected to suffer some form our most notorious disease at some point in their lives. With the rise of environmental toxins, unnatural levels of hormones in dairy and meat produce, transfats...

Dandelion: Your medicinal powerhouse go-to herb for spring cleansing

5/4/2013 - Dandelion is a common weed flower that is usually considered somewhat of a nuisance by fastidious lawn keepers. It can grow wild anywhere. But this weed with it's cute little yellow flowers packs a punch medicinally. It has been used as a healing and preventative herb for centuries. And currently...

Outrageous false claim: Frankenscientists say purple medicinal 'GMO' tomatoes can beat cancer

11/18/2012 - Forget spirulina, pomegranates, blueberries, and the host of other natural "superfoods" with incredible nutritive and healing powers -- the biotechnology industry has developed a new purple "Frankentomato" that it claims can single-handedly halt inflammation, stop plaque buildup in arteries, and even...

We've got Cocoa Mojo - a 'hot chocolate' mix with low-glycemic coconut sugar and medicinal mushrooms

10/11/2012 - Winter is approaching in the Northern hemisphere, and the medical establishment is already pushing flu shot vaccines. They never push anything that boosts the immune system, of course. It's always about pushing things that compromise your health: pharmaceuticals, radiation, vaccines and fluoride. In...

7 medicinal herbs and spices that help lower blood pressure

4/26/2012 - High blood pressure is an epidemic that is currently sweeping across America. The fast lifestyle of fast food, soda and stress is starting to catch up on the average American, so much so that an estimated one in every three Americans has high blood pressure. This puts them at risk of heart disease,...

Is medicinal herb kratom a safe and effective alternative for treating pain, anxiety and depression?

4/6/2012 - Mitragyna speciosa, also known as "kratom," is a plant native to the rainforests of Southeast Asia that has long been used in traditional herbal medicine to treat pain, boost energy, alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms, and promote feelings of wellness and happiness. But because the plant allegedly...

The medicinal benefits of Jamaican Dogwood (Piscidia)

4/1/2012 - Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, smiling people and sweet reggae music but the little island offers much more than just the typical tourist scene. The Caribbean climate enlivens the growth of lush jungles and rich vegetation. With the plants comes the medicine, so it no surprise that Jamaica...

Mainstream science validates healing properties of plants

12/20/2011 - Are plant-based therapies, including potential natural cures for cancer, mostly pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking promoted by "health nuts" and old hippies? Not at all -- and the evidence for the validity of the healing power of plants is coming from none other than mainstream science. In fact, the...

Adya Clarity caught deceiving Health Canada in licensing scam that hid aluminum content

10/31/2011 - NaturalNews can now report that Adya, Inc. has been caught not only misrepresenting the composition of its product on its own label, but has now been caught committing marketing fraud that violates its terms of licensing with Health Canada. Health Canada is already investigating the issue. In response...

Medicinal herbal teas taking the mainstream beverage industry by storm

3/3/2011 - Many people looking for alternatives to coffee, soda pop, artificially-sweetened drink mixes, and other mainstream beverages that severely lack in the nutritional department, are turning to medicinal teas, according to a recent report in The News Tribune. Tisanes, or herbal infusion teas that often...

93 percent of medicinal plants may become extinct due to habitat destruction

9/1/2010 - Ninety-three percent of the wild plants used in traditional Indian (ayurvedic) medicine are threatened with extinction, according to an assessment carried out by the Botanical Survey of India. In November 2000, the Indian government formed a National Medicinal Plants Board to promote the development...

Popular Cinnamon Offers Medicinal Properties and Tasty Treats

8/21/2010 - Cinnamon is a simple flavoring, but it is the most pungent, popular, and common of all the spices. It has some surprisingly potential health benefits and is one of the world's most important medicinal spices. Cinnamon was used as medicine by medieval physicians to treat coughing, hoarseness, sore throats,...

Powerful Medicinal Mushrooms Grow Wild throughout North America

6/2/2010 - The West is catching on to what the East has known for thousands of years: mushrooms are beneficial to health. They increase immunity, provide vital nutrients, and have been shown to fight cancer. Many of the most powerful medicinal mushrooms like Reishi and Maitake grow wild right all around North...

Live Naturally with Herbs: Medicinal Properties of Feverfew

3/24/2010 - Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) is a strongly aromatic perennial herb, originally from the mountainous regions of the Balkan Peninsula but now spread throughout temperate climates worldwide. Feverfew has a multitude of small, daisy-like flowers with white petals around a yellow centre and is often confused...

FDA dupes Interpol to achieve illegal kidnapping and deportation of herbal formulator Greg Caton

12/16/2009 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today stands accused of taking part in the kidnapping and illegal extradition of a permanent resident of Ecuador, in violation of both international law and Ecuadorian law. Greg Caton, owner and operator of Alpha Omega Labs (www.AltCancer.com), an herbal products...

American Medical Association Urges Federal Government to Support Medicinal Marijuana

11/16/2009 - The nation's largest physician organization, the American Medical Association, has reversed its position on marijuana and now supports investigation and clinical research on the plant for medicinal use. The group urged the federal government on Tuesday to reassess its Schedule I controlled substance...

Medicinal mushrooms like reishi, maitake can help fight cancer

10/23/2009 - The cure for cancer already exists. But it wasn't created in a lab, and it wasn't funded by pink-ribbon products or walkathons. It was created for free by Mother Nature, and it exists as a collection of literally thousands of powerful anti-cancer phytonutrients found in medicinal mushrooms. Medicinal...

Calls for Further Research into Medicinal Marijuana Gain Momentum

8/15/2009 - In 2008, the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, released a position paper entitled Supporting Research Into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana that expresses the group's support for increased research and investigation into the medicinal functionality of marijuana, including...

Sangre De Drago is a Medicinal Power House

8/4/2009 - Sangre de drago (grado) or "blood of the dragon" is the latex-like sap that comes from the Croton species of tree that grows throughout the Amazon rainforests of Peru and Ecuador. This medicinal sap used for centuries by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon for the treatment of various ailments that...

Una De Gato is the Clawed Medicinal Vine of the Amazon

7/25/2009 - Una de gato (Uncaria tomentosa) or Cats claw is an Amazonian vine that can be found in the high altitude Rainforest throughout Central and South America as well as in Trinidad and grows to lengths of more than 30 meters (100 feet) into the rainforest canopy. This wonderfully medicinal plant has been...

400 Medicinal Plants on Verge of Extinction Warn Researchers

6/10/2008 - Botanic Gardens Conservation International has warned that 400 medicinal plants around the world are at risk of extinction if current over-harvesting and deforestation practices continue. The organization, which has member gardens in 120 different countries, surveyed more than 600 members and university...

The Mushroom Master: An Interview with George Vaughan (Part 2)

3/20/2008 - Welcome back to part two of my interview with George Vaughan. George is a botanist specializing in mycology and the founder of Mushroom Harvest (www.mushroomharvest.com) , a supplier of high quality medicinal mushroom products. Adam: Your main blend contains 14 different species of medicinal mushroom....

Medicinal marijuana significantly reduces pain from peripheral neuropathy, say scientists

2/25/2007 - In one of the few extensive tests of marijuana's medical benefits, a study by researchers at the San Francisco General Hospital has shown the drug can ease HIV-related pain in some patients, but the Bush administration's Office of National Drug Control Policy has dismissed the study and its results. From...

Studies show reishi mushrooms benefit people stricken with a variety of ailments, from high blood pressure to AIDS

1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...

Interview: Medicinal mushroom expert Mark Kaylor discusses maitake and reishi mushrooms, cancer, syndrome X and integrative medicine

10/27/2005 - Mike: I'm here today with Mark Kaylor of Maitake Products. Can you tell me about the company and the line of products you represent? Kaylor: I'm here with a company named Maitake Products; maitake is actually the name of a mushroom. It's a Japanese word -- "mi" in Japanese translates as dancing,...

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