Curcumin May Curb Radiotherapy Side Effects

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The Study Abstract: Arun P, Sagayaraj A, Azeem Mohiyuddin SM, Santosh D. Role of turmeric extract in minimizing mucositis in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell cancer: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Laryngol Otol. 2020 Feb 7:1-6. Objective: To determine the role of turmeric extract in reducing mucositis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Methods: Sixty-one …

Ayurvedic Adaptogen Combo Boosts Brain Activity

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The Study Abstract: Dimpfel W, Schombert L, Keplinger-Dimpfel IK, Panossian A. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). Effects of an Adaptogenic Extract on Electrical Activity of the Brain in Elderly Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Armed Cross-Over Study.2020 Mar 14;13(3):45. Background: The current and potential uses of adaptogens are mainly related to treatment of stress-induced fatigue, impaired cognitive function, mental illness, …

Anxiety Relief with a Specialized Echinacea Extract

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The Study Abstract: Double-blind, placebo controlled trial of the anxiolytic effects of a standardized Echinacea extract. Earlier studies suggested that a specific Echinacea preparation might decrease anxiety. To further study the issue, we performed a double blind, placebo controlled trial with a standardized Echinacea angustifolia root extract. Participants were volunteers scoring above 45 points on the state or on the …

Andrographis Inhibits Colon Cancer Cells

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The Study Abstract: Sharma P, Shimura T, Banwait JK, Goel A. Andrographis-mediated chemosensitization through activation of ferroptosis and suppression of β-catenin/Wnt-signaling pathways in colorectal cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2020 Aug 24:bgaa090. Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality in the USA. As much as 50–60% of CRC patients develop resistance to 5-fluorouracil (5FU)-based chemotherapeutic regimens, attributing the …

Need Better Focus? Try Red Ginseng!

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The Study Abstract: Efficacy of Panax ginseng Meyer Herbal Preparation HRG80 in Preventing and Mitigating Stress-Induced Failure of Cognitive Functions in Healthy Subjects: A Pilot, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Crossover Trial Background: The aim of this pilot study was to compare the efficacy of hydroponically cultivated red Panax ginseng Meyer root preparation (HRG80) and traditionally harvested six-year-old white P. ginseng standard preparation (PGS) with placebo in preventing …

Berberine Balances Blood Sugar

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The Study Abstract: Efficacy of berberine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Berberine has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism in vitro and in vivo. This pilot study was to determine the efficacy and safety of berberine in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. In study A, 36 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes …

Curcumin Can Protect Your Vision

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The Study Abstract: Therapeutic potential of curcumin in eye diseases.  Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa L. has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine in Asian countries to treat liver diseases, rheumatoid diseases, diabetes, atherosclerosis, infectious diseases and cancer. It exhibits a wide range of pharmacological properties, which include antioxidant, …

Can Ginseng Reduce Cancer Risk?

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The Study Abstract: Ginseng consumption and risk of cancer: A meta-analysis. BACKGROUND: The findings of currently available studies are not consistent with regard to the association between the risk of cancer and ginseng consumption. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate this association by conducting a meta-analysis of different studies. METHODS: To systematically evaluate the effect of ginseng consumption on cancer incidence, …

Move Over, Arthritis Prescriptions—Curcumin Works Better!

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The Study Abstract: Safety and efficacy of curcumin versus diclofenac in knee osteoarthritis: a randomized open-label parallel-arm study.  Background: The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of curcumin with those of diclofenac in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Methods: In this randomized, open-label, parallel, active controlled clinical study, 139 patients with knee OA were …

Stress-Related Depression Meets its Match – Rhodiola

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The Study: Rhodiola rosea L. as a putative botanical antidepressant. BACKGROUND: Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea) is a botanical adaptogen with putative anti-stress and antidepressant properties. Evidence-based data supporting the effectiveness of R. rosea for depression in adults is limited, and therefore a comprehensive review of available animal and human studies suggesting a putative antidepressant action is warranted. PURPOSE: A review …