hydrangea extract reduces wrinkles

When we were travelling in the Azores, we were amazed at the beauty of the giant hydrangea plants that lined both sides of all the twisting roads. The blue and purple flowers made the island magically beautifully. Now it turns out that hydrangeas can make you beautiful too.

hops helps menopause, depression, anxiety, stress safely without drug interactions

Hops is best known, not as a medicinal herb, but as an ingredient in beer. Turns out it’s valuable for both.

cranberry improves liver enzymes and insulin with weight loss diets for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Though not much talked about, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Being overweight and being insulin resistant play key roles in the progression of NAFLD. A surprising herb may be able to help you lose weight in a way that helps with insulin and NAFLD.

polyphenols from olive and flavonoids from citrus reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Olive leaf extract is little discussed, but it has shown great promise as a supplement for heart health. Now a new study on a supplement that sounds more like a salad has combined olives with citrus and come up with remarkable results for preventing cardiovascular disease.

fenugreek increases testosterone and muscle while decreasing fat

Want to enhance the effects of your workout? Fenugreek may be a powerful answer for men.

moderate coffee consumption is healthy but too much is bad for you

Coffee can be really good for you, or it can be really bad for you. So, how much is enough, and how much is too much?

Recent research has redeemed coffee and transformed it from a bad habit to a health food. But, there is a sweet spot for coffee: the right amount is good for you; too much is too much caffeine, and it becomes really bad for you.

So how much is too much?

saffron helps depression and anxiety

You’ve heard of saffron, and you’ve heard of depression and anxiety, but have you ever of saffron for depression and anxiety?

ashwagandha helps depression and anxiety in people with schizophrenia

Schizophrenia can impair daily functioning to the point of being disabling. And it is not easy to treat. But, emerging research on an exotic but readily available herb is creating excitement.

curcumin improves negative symptoms of schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is difficult to treat. Drugs may offer some help to the positive symptoms like hallucinations and delusions, but they are helpless against the negative social and cognitive symptoms like apathy, lack of emotion, poor social functioning and disorganized thoughts. But where the drugs don’t help, a herb might.

hydroxychloroquine increases risk of arrhythmia and death from COVID-19

Researchers keep giving hydroxychloroquine another chance, but, despite continued promotion from nonexperts, it just keeps failing.

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