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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Topical Olive Oil Preparation Effective for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Topical Olive Oil Preparation Effective for Pressure Ulcer Prevention
  • 02 Sep 2019
  • Spain
  • Universidad de Jaén
  • Díaz-Velenzuela, A. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 571 adults
  • 30 days
Heart-Protective Effects of Amaranth Oil Identified by a Study Heart-Protective Effects of Amaranth Oil Identified by a Study
  • 05 Jan 2020
  • Russia
  • Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Martirosyan, D. et al
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • 125 obese adults
  • 3 weeks
Almonds Improve Fecal Microbiota in Adults with High Blood Sugar Almonds Improve Fecal Microbiota in Adults with High Blood Sugar
  • 20 Nov 2020
  • Australia
  • South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Choo, J.M. et al
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • 69 adults
  • 8 weeks
Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Body Fat and Hypertension in Obese Women Extra Virgin Olive Oil Lowers Body Fat and Hypertension in Obese Women
  • 14 Aug 2017
  • Brazil
  • Federal University of Viçosa
  • Candido, F. G. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 41 obese women
  • 9 weeks
Amaranth Flour Bread Helps Reduce Anemia Prevalence in Children Amaranth Flour Bread Helps Reduce Anemia Prevalence in Children
  • 28 Sep 2020
  • Ethiopia
  • Hawassa University
  • Loha, E. et al
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • 100 children with anemia
  • 6 months
Cacao Flavonoids Reduce Various Risk Factors in Obese Adults Cacao Flavonoids Reduce Various Risk Factors in Obese Adults
  • 01 Apr 2015
  • Mexico
  • National Polytechnic Institute
  • Munguía, L. et al
  • Pilot clinical trial
  • 15 adults
  • 4 weeks
Amaranth Oil Shows Protective Effects on Skin from UV Radiation Amaranth Oil Shows Protective Effects on Skin from UV Radiation
  • 11 Jul 2017
  • Poland
  • Medical University of Bialystok
  • Wolosik, K. et al
  • In vitro
  • Human fibroblast cells
  • 24 hours
Almond and Sunflower Oils Can Treat Skin Conditions in Preterm Babies Almond and Sunflower Oils Can Treat Skin Conditions in Preterm Babies
  • 01 Aug 2020
  • Turkey
  • İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa
  • Caglar, S. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 90 preterm infants
  • 5 days
Curcumin Can Effectively Relieve Osteoarthritic Knee Pain Curcumin Can Effectively Relieve Osteoarthritic Knee Pain
  • 08 Oct 2020
  • Iran
  • Kashan University of Medical Sciences
  • Jamali, N. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 72 older adults
  • 6 weeks
Overactive Bladder Improved by Pumpkin Seed and Soy Germ Extract Overactive Bladder Improved by Pumpkin Seed and Soy Germ Extract
  • 01 Apr 2014
  • South Korea
  • Ehwa Woman's University
  • Shim, B. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 120 women
  • 12 weeks
Quinoa Flour Biscuits Reduce Various Cardiovascular Disease Risks Quinoa Flour Biscuits Reduce Various Cardiovascular Disease Risks
  • 03 Feb 2021
  • United Kingdom
  • Ulster University
  • Pourshahidi, L. K. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 40 adults
  • 4 weeks
Ginger Is Shown to Reduce Nausea After Surgery Ginger Is Shown to Reduce Nausea After Surgery
  • 13 Dec 2013
  • Iran
  • Khatam Al-Anbia Hospital
  • Sadat Montazeri, A. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 160 adults
  • 5 months
Soy and Vitamin D Supplementation Shown to Improve IBS in Women Soy and Vitamin D Supplementation Shown to Improve IBS in Women
  • 02 Oct 2019
  • Iran
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Jalili, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 100 women with IBS
  • 6 weeks
Facial Wrinkles and Elasticity Improved by Cocoa in Photo-Aged Women Facial Wrinkles and Elasticity Improved by Cocoa in Photo-Aged Women
  • 15 Jan 2021
  • South Korea
  • Seoul National University Boramae Hospital
  • Hyun-Sun Yoon et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 64 women
  • 24 weeks
Sweet Almond's Potential to Treat ADHD in Children Shown in a Study Sweet Almond's Potential to Treat ADHD in Children Shown in a Study
  • 01 Aug 2019
  • Iran
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Effatpanah, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 50 children with ADHD
  • 8 weeks
Olive Oil as a Complementary Treatment for Coronary Heart Disease Olive Oil as a Complementary Treatment for Coronary Heart Disease
  • 12 Feb 2005
  • Spain
  • The Municipal Medical Research Institute
  • Fito, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 40 males
  • 8 weeks
Scalp Psoriasis Can Be Improved with Turmeric Tonic Scalp Psoriasis Can Be Improved with Turmeric Tonic
  • 22 Jan 2018
  • Iran
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Bahraini, P. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 40 adults
  • 9 weeks
People with Migraines Can Safely Reduce Their Symptoms with Ginger People with Migraines Can Safely Reduce Their Symptoms with Ginger
  • 18 May 2018
  • Brazil
  • Federal University of Minas Gerais
  • Bhering Martins, L. et al
  • Double-blind randomized trial
  • 60 ER patients
  • 1 day
Tomato Juice Found Beneficial for Obese Children with Liver Disease Tomato Juice Found Beneficial for Obese Children with Liver Disease
  • 04 Jan 2020
  • Italy
  • University of Naples Federico II
  • Negri, R. et al
  • Randomized crossover trial
  • 61 obese children
  • 6.5 months
Glycemic and Oxidative Stress Markers Improved by Apple Vinegar Glycemic and Oxidative Stress Markers Improved by Apple Vinegar
  • 13 Jun 2019
  • Iran
  • Shadid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences
  • Gheflati, A. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 70 adults
  • 8 weeks
Postmenopausal Hypertension Can Be Managed with Pumpkin Seed Oil Postmenopausal Hypertension Can Be Managed with Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • 01 Nov 2019
  • United States of America
  • Marymount University
  • Wong. A. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 22 women
  • 6 weeks
Eating Almonds Has Been Found to Reduce Cholesterol Levels Eating Almonds Has Been Found to Reduce Cholesterol Levels
  • 01 Feb 2019
  • Iran
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Zibaeenezhad, M. J. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 97 adults
  • 30 days
Ginger Supplementation May Speed Up Muscle Recovery Post-Exercise Ginger Supplementation May Speed Up Muscle Recovery Post-Exercise
  • 29 Jun 2015
  • USA
  • Marywood University in Scranton
  • Zavorsky, G. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 60 adults
  • 12 days
High Antioxidant Cacao May Benefit Children with Autism High Antioxidant Cacao May Benefit Children with Autism
  • 01 Oct 2018
  • United States of America
  • Loma Linda University
  • Sadek, A. et al
  • Experimental pilot study
  • 17 children
  • 4 weeks