Popular traditional Chinese root demonstrates powerful antidiabetic activity

(Natural News) The world continues to reel from the growing epidemic that is diabetes. Although the disease is being controlled with the aid of chemical medications, these drugs are not without side effects, prompting researchers to look into natural yet effective alternatives. A study investigated the efficacy of Helicteres angustifolia, a plant popularly used in…

Study evaluates the effectiveness of gurmar in reducing symptoms of metabolic syndrome

(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that people with metabolic syndrome can ameliorate some of the condition’s complications with aid from gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre), a plant whose name literally means “sugar destroyer.” Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition involving several metabolic disorders occurring together. These are usually obesity,…

Too much bed rest actually increases back pain

(Natural News) Bed rest is the perfect remedy for certain conditions, but too much of it can be risky for your health. Not only will it eventually give you back pain, but too much of it can also lead to serious health problems. If you are stressed or down with a condition that requires a…

A class of plant-derived compounds show promise in treating ADHD

(Natural News) The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen by over 41 percent in the last decade, making it the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in the U.S. Apart from conventional treatments for the condition, researchers are looking into plant-based compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) as possible alternatives. As…

This widely distributed African plant plays a vital role in the development of alternative healthcare

(Natural News) With the number of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) sufferers seen to quadruple by the year 2050, researchers are looking for safe and effective methods to prevent the condition’s development and progression. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine suggests that Sarcocephalus latifolius bark, with its potent antioxidant properties, could be…