fennel is as good as drugs at relieving the pain of dysmenorrhea or painful periods

Surprisingly, this traditional herb recently emerged as a promising herb for menopause. Now we know it’s as good as drugs for painful periods!

grape seed extract improves cholesterol and cardiovascular risk factors in obese and overweight people

We often eat the fruit and throw away the seeds. If you’re overweight, this seed may be more valuable than the fruit that surrounds it. Even better, you can enjoy the fruit and take the seed in a pill.

Artemisia annua (wormwood) has antiviral activity against COVID virus

There is a long and strange history of antimalarial drugs and pandemics. Could the antimalarial herb wormwood add to that history during the COVID pandemic?

yarrow improves multiple sclerosis and MS relapses and delays disease progression

We don’t even know why they thought to try this herb for Multiple Sclerosis. But it’s a good thing they did because it works!

glycyrrhizin in licorice prevents inflammatory cytokine storm of COVID-19 and prevents SARS-COV-2 viral replication

Long before licorice was a candy, licorice root was a herb. Now this herb may be a sweet treatment for COVID.

dark chocolate protects you from stress induced cardiovascular disease

Who’s feeling any stress these days? Stress can lead to increases in heart rate and blood pressure. It can also impair functioning of your arteries. These harmful effects can increase your risk of cardiovascular events.

bacopa boosts memory and cognition in children, adults and people with Alzheimer's

Some valuable herbs just haven’t caught on. If you’d heard of this one, you’d remember because it charges your memory.

astragalus improves efficacy of chemotherapy while reducing its side effects

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most common cause of cancer related death in the world. Astragalus is an ancient Chinese herb valuable for deeply toning the immune system. It has long been known to fight cancer by boosting the immune system and possessing antitumour activity. Importantly, it has also been shown to protect against the side effects of chemotherapy. So, what happens when you give people on chemotherapy for colorectal cancer astragalus?

echinacea and ginger improve symptoms in people with suspected COVID-19

Echinacea is probably the most popular herb for supporting the immune system. Echinacea enhances your immune system’s response to viral infections. So, could it enhance your response to COVID infections?

black cohosh and rhodiola combination is better than black cohosh alone for menopause

The most effective treatment in the world for menopause is the herb black cohosh. But that doesn’t mean that adding another herb couldn’t make it even better.

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