Herbal News & Research

Humankind is constantly discovering more about nature, and herbal medicine is progressively and steadily growing from its traditional roots. In this Herbal News and Research section, we keep you up to date on new research involving herbs and the continuous developments related to the natural world. These news pieces break down the science for you without spinning the truth, always maintaining the focus on natural medicine and sustainable technology.

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Fennel Improves Women’s Quality of Life by Reducing Menopause Symptoms Fennel Improves Women’s Quality of Life by Reducing Menopause Symptoms
  • 08 Aug 2017
  • Clinical trial
  • Rahimi, R. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 90 women
  • 8 weeks
Andean Grains Confirmed to Be Excellent Sources of Phenolic Compounds Andean Grains Confirmed to Be Excellent Sources of Phenolic Compounds
  • 01 Jan 2009
  • Finland
  • MTT Agrifood Research Finland
  • Repo-Carrasco-Valencia, R. et al
  • In vitro study
  • 19 varieties of Andean grains
  • 1 year
Study Shows Fennel's Benefits for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis Study Shows Fennel's Benefits for Treating Knee Osteoarthritis
  • 21 Aug 2020
  • Iran
  • Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
  • Alazadeh, M. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 66 women
  • 2 weeks
Cholesterol-Lowering Activity of Lupin Protein Identified by a Study Cholesterol-Lowering Activity of Lupin Protein Identified by a Study
  • 01 Apr 2015
  • Germany
  • Institute of Nutrition
  • Bähr, M. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 72 adults
  • 15 months
Antimicrobial Properties of Cat's Claw Shown in a Trial Antimicrobial Properties of Cat's Claw Shown in a Trial
  • 26 Apr 2016
  • Brazil
  • State University of Campinas
  • Herrera, D. et al
  • In vitro trial
  • 48 human premolars
  • 2 weeks
Snacking on Chia Seeds May Induce Satiety Snacking on Chia Seeds May Induce Satiety
  • 01 Sep 2017
  • Turkey
  • Hacettepe University
  • Ayaz, A. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 24 women
  • 3 days
Kiwi's Effects on Relieving Chronic Constipation Explored by a Study Kiwi's Effects on Relieving Chronic Constipation Explored by a Study
  • 01 Jun 2021
  • USA
  • Michigan Medicine
  • Chey, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 79 adults
  • 4 weeks
Clinical Study Shows Antioxidant Benefits of Eating Acai Clinical Study Shows Antioxidant Benefits of Eating Acai
  • 01 Jun 2016
  • Brazil
  • Federal University of Ouro Preto
  • Oliveira Barbosa, P. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 35 women
  • 4 weeks
Cat's Claw May Enhance Immune Function Cat's Claw May Enhance Immune Function
  • 01 Jan 2001
  • Sweden
  • University of Lurd
  • Lamm, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 23 men
  • 2 months
Benefits of Cat's Claw for Osteoarthritis Treatment Confirmed in a Study Benefits of Cat's Claw for Osteoarthritis Treatment Confirmed in a Study
  • 01 Sep 2001
  • Peru
  • National University of San Marcos
  • Piscoya, J. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 45 adults
  • 4 weeks
Two Servings of Avocado a Week Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk Two Servings of Avocado a Week Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk
  • 30 Mar 2022
  • USA
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Pacheco, L. et al
  • Observational study
  • 110, 487 adults
  • 30 years
Supplementing Spinach Thylakoids May Benefit Obese Women with PCOS Supplementing Spinach Thylakoids May Benefit Obese Women with PCOS
  • 11 Aug 2020
  • Iran
  • Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
  • Fard Tabrizi, F. P. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 48 women
  • 12 weeks
Clinical Trial Confirms Benefits of Valerian for Hot Flashes Clinical Trial Confirms Benefits of Valerian for Hot Flashes
  • 01 Jan 2013
  • Iran
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  • Mirabi, P. and Mojab, F.
  • Clinical trial
  • 68 women
  • 8 weeks
Study Confirms Benefits of Fennel for Painful Periods Study Confirms Benefits of Fennel for Painful Periods
  • 29 Dec 2012
  • Iran
  • Babol University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
  • Omidvar, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 50 girls
  • 2 months
Chamomile Cream Can Relieve Episiotomy Pain After Vaginal Delivery Chamomile Cream Can Relieve Episiotomy Pain After Vaginal Delivery
  • 01 Mar 2017
  • Iran
  • Ommolbanin Hospital
  • Aradmehr, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 114 women
  • 10 days
Cranberry Juice May Help Suppress Helicobacter Pylori Infections Cranberry Juice May Help Suppress Helicobacter Pylori Infections
  • 20 Feb 2022
  • China
  • Peking University
  • Zhang, L. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 189 adults
  • 90 days
Positive Outcomes of Using Garlic for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Positive Outcomes of Using Garlic for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • 07 Jul 2020
  • Iran
  • Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
  • Soleimani, D. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 98 adults
  • 15 weeks
Topical Applications of Parsley Help Relieve Epidermal Melasma Topical Applications of Parsley Help Relieve Epidermal Melasma
  • 01 Jan 2017
  • Iran
  • Gonabad University of Medical Sciences
  • Khosravan, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 54 women
  • 8 weeks
Flaxseed Has Potent Antihypertensive Effects, a Study Finds Flaxseed Has Potent Antihypertensive Effects, a Study Finds
  • 14 Oct 2013
  • Canada
  • University of Manitoba
  • Rodriguez-Leyva, D. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 110 adults
  • 6 months
Aguaje Oil Extract's Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Aguaje Oil Extract's Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
  • 18 Dec 2013
  • Chile
  • University of Talca
  • Fuentes, E. et al
  • In vitro trial
  • 1 month
Chamomile Extract May Help Elderly Insomniacs Get a Good Night's Sleep Chamomile Extract May Help Elderly Insomniacs Get a Good Night's Sleep
  • 13 Oct 2017
  • Iran
  • Kashan University of Medical Sciences
  • Adib-Hajbaghery, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 60 adults
  • 28 days
Optimal Fruit and Vegetable Intake for Longevity Determined by a Study Optimal Fruit and Vegetable Intake for Longevity Determined by a Study
  • 01 Mar 2021
  • United States of America
  • Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Wang, D. et al
  • Cohort study
  • 108,735 adults
  • 30 years
Carob-Enriched Breads Aid Glycemic Control Carob-Enriched Breads Aid Glycemic Control
  • 01 Jul 2018
  • Greece
  • Agricultural University of Athens
  • Papakonstantinou, E. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 10 adults
  • 8 weeks
Eating Garlic Has Been Found to Reduce Oxidative Stress Eating Garlic Has Been Found to Reduce Oxidative Stress
  • 25 Nov 2017
  • Iran
  • Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
  • Ahmadian, F. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 42 women
  • 1 month