Increase your longevity with monk fruit

(Natural News) Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii), also known as luo han guo, is a small, green, round fruit native to China. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine for various healing purposes, and researchers continue to explore the potential health benefits associated with this fruit. In a study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine,…

A compound common in human diets found to have novel anti-cancer effects

(Natural News) The food you’re eating might be protecting you from cancer. A study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine revealed that allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), a compound present in human diets, has novel cancer-fighting properties. AITC is commonly found in many cruciferous vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. It is also…

Essential oil of calamondin, also known as Philippine lime, found to have anti-microbial properties

(Natural News) Calamondin (Citrus microcarpa), also known as calamansi, is a citrus fruit indigenous to the Philippines. The fruit is widely used as a substitute for lemon and as an herbal remedy. Aside from its fruit, the leaves and flowers of the calamondin plant also offer many health benefits. In a study published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research, researchers…

Acupuncture provides relief from menstrual pain

(Natural News) For centuries, acupuncture has been used for therapy to relieve certain ailments like menstrual pain. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, researchers at Kyung Hee University in South Korea and Dongguk University Los Angeles evaluated the efficacy and safety of acupuncture on primary dysmenorrhea. Their results confirmed that acupuncture provides relief from menstrual pain and…

Acupuncture found to reduce nerve sensitivity

(Natural News) Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicinal practice that has been used for centuries, even today. In a study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, acupuncture was found to reduce the sensitivity of the median nerve. Animal studies show that acupuncture can reduce mechanosensitivity of peripheral nerves. In this study, researchers from the…

Chinese skullcap can prevent liver injury caused by heart failure

(Natural News) Scientists continue to explore the potential benefits of herbal remedies like Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis). The root of this plant contains a compound called baicalein, which is often used to treat liver disease in traditional Chinese medicine. In a recent study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, baicalein was found to…

Corn silk can prevent inflammation on a cellular level, according to study

(Natural News) For centuries, native Americans have used corn silk (Maydis Stigma) as a natural remedy for various ailments. It is still being used today for different uses. Today, scientists have also taken an interest in the potential medicinal benefits of corn silk. In a study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, corn…

Astragalus alleviates inflammation and side effects of chemotherapeutic agents

(Natural News) For centuries, astragalus, also known as huang qi, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine. It has many health benefits, including anti-inflammatory effects. In a study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University examined astragalus saponins and found that the herb can inhibit inflammation and reverse…

Forsythiae Fructus, a detoxifying herb used in TCM, found to have anti-tumor effects

(Natural News) Researchers continue to find potential cures for cancer in medicinal plants. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Macau and China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences reveal that the fruit of Forsythia suspensa, also called lian qiao in Chinese, exhibits anti-tumor effects. Forsythia fruit is a typical heat-clearing and detoxifying herb. It is considered as one of…