Artemisia annua treats malaria better than ACT drug therapy

Whenever we travel to countries where there is malaria, we bring a herb known as Sweet Annie with us. But, can a simple, inexpensive herb be the answer to as powerful a problem as malaria?

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium, a single cell parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. It can be deadly. According to the World Health Organization, in 2017, there were an incredible 219 million cases around the world.

reducing antibiotic use in infancy reduces risk of asthma

Asthma is on the attack. At least 8% of kids in the U.S. and Canada suffer from it. The number of people suffering from asthma is exploding. In some parts of North America, the number of children struggling with asthma is four times higher than a quarter century ago. Overall, in the U.S. and U.K. the numbers doubled from 1955 to 2000. Then the numbers in Canada, the U.K. and parts of the U.S. started to go down. Why?

A just published Canadian study has found that an important reason is the holding back of unnecessary antibiotics in infancy.

FDA rescinds emergency authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine

The scientific community kept giving hydroxychloroquine one more chance. And the highly touted drug just kept losing. As the evidence against it mounted, it failed its biggest chance yet, and the FDA finally invoked the mercy rule.

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?

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