Cat's claw, or una de gato as it is called in Peru, is an exotic and powerful South American herb. When we were in Peru, we were surprised to find it being sold as pills by pharmacists in the drug store and as strips of bark by Amazonian women in the streets. We saw people sipping it as a cold tea mixed with sangre de drago (blood of the dragon), which is the first herb ever to be approved by the FDA for oral administration.

Amongst its many uses, cat's claw has been said to be useful for cancer. . . .

Recently we've written about the striking benefits of saffron for the general population and, specifically, for men. Well, here's one for women. A herbal combination featuring saffron is better than drugs for painful periods. . . . 

Valerian and lemon balm are two great calming herbs. New research suggests that they may help kids who, though they don't have ADHD, have some of the symptoms of ADHD. . . .

The birth control pill is one of the most ubiquitous medications for women. It is the leading form of contraception for women between the ages of 15 and 29. In the United States and the rest of the developed world, over 17% of all women between the ages of 15 and 44 are on the pill. But is it safe? Is modern science making the pill safer? . . .

Ginkgo is well known for helping seniors with memory problems, but new research suggests that it may also help young children with ADHD. . . .

Multiple sclerosis (MS) negatively affects lifestyle by, amongst other things, causing fatigue and depression. A recent study has shown that supplementing with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can help. . . .

Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter that is necessary for memory and brain function. In people with Alzheimer's Disease it is used deficiently. Acetyl-L-carnitine is structurally related to acetylcholine and, it turns out, it can mimic it. So supplementing acetyl-L-carnitine offers great promise for people suffering from Alzheimer's. . . .

We are becoming increasingly interested in saffron. A while ago, you almost never heard of this herb. Soon, you may hear about it as often as the top herbs, because the studies on, and uses of, this herb are piling up. . . . 

Though tea is not usually  thought of as being beneficial to teeth, several studies show that green tea is a veritable herbal dentist. . . .

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most serious and frequent complications of diabetes: about 60% of type 2 diabetics suffer from it. In this complication of diabetes, the nerves become damaged, resulting in loss of nerve function. The effect is tingling, numbness, pain and muscle weakness. It can also lead to decreased heart function, bladder problems and erectile dysfunction.

A just released study suggests that dietary changes can improve this serious problem. . . .

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