Standardized botanical composition UP601 can suppress appetite better than other weight loss supplements, says study

(Natural News) One of the keys to good health is maintaining a healthy weight. Time and again, health experts have emphasized the importance of weight management, as excessive fat accumulation — better known as obesity — is linked to life-threatening diseases, such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke. However, keeping off weight is easier…

Here’s why eating garlic and onions can prevent hypertension and diabetes

(Natural News) Alliums are disease-fighting vegetables widely used as everyday food and traditional medicines. This incredible family of edible medicinal plants is composed of garlic, white and purple onions, leeks, chives, scallions and shallots. According to studies, alliums contain unique compounds called organosulfur compounds and natural antioxidants called polyphenols that are responsible for their disease-fighting activities….

Rose water is an antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory remedy for skin infections

(Natural News) Rosa damascena, commonly known as Damask rose, is one of the most important and medicinally useful members of the Rosaceae (rose) family. It is an ornamental plant widely used to make perfumes and is reported to have plenty of beneficial properties. According to multiple studies, Damask rose has anti-HIV, antibacterial, antioxidant, antitussive, hypnotic and…

Stop inflammation and asthma attacks with cashew leaf extracts

(Natural News) Anacardium occidentale, commonly known as cashew, is a small tree that originated in South America. It is now widely cultivated in tropical countries and is one of the most commonly grown nut crops in the world. The different parts of the cashew plant can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Its leaves,…

These medicinal plants from Kenya contain potent anti-cancer agents

(Natural News) Cancer is a life-threatening disease that’s considered to be a global burden. Besides its increasing prevalence, cancer is also the second leading cause of death around the world. According to a report by the World Health Organization (WHO), around 70 percent of cancer-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. About one-third of these…

Researchers explore the antimalarial properties of a little-known South American plant

(Natural News) Plasmodium falciparum is a protozoan parasite that’s known to cause malaria in humans. It infects certain species of mosquitoes (only females) from the genus Anopheles, which transmit the parasite through their bite. Among the Plasmodium species associated with the disease, P. falciparum is by far the deadliest. Malaria caused by this particular parasite is common in…

Research explores the many health benefits of curcumin

(Natural News) Turmeric, known scientifically as Curcuma longa, is a multipurpose plant that’s known by many names. It earned the monikers “the golden spice” and “Indian saffron” not only because of its brilliant yellow color, but also its culinary use. Today, however, turmeric has gained popularity more for its medicinal uses than its usefulness in…

This traditional African medicine can naturally prevent diabetes, says study

(Natural News) Bridelia ferruginea is a straggly tree commonly found in the Savannah region. It is widely used in Traditional African Medicine for the treatment of bruises, boils, burns and arthritis. According to studies, the plant’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an effective remedy for these ailments. The stem bark of B. ferruginea also possesses other medicinal properties, such…