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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Tomato Juice's Cardiovascular Benefits Discovered by a Study Tomato Juice's Cardiovascular Benefits Discovered by a Study
  • 19 Jan 2019
  • Serbia
  • University of Belgrade
  • Michaličková, D. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 28 adults
  • 4 weeks
Skin Pigmentation Due to UV Irradiation Improved by Apple Polyphenols Skin Pigmentation Due to UV Irradiation Improved by Apple Polyphenols
  • 13 Apr 2020
  • Japan
  • Dermis Research Center Co.
  • Shoji, T. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 65 women
  • 12 weeks
Walnut Supports Digestive Health, Study Reveals Walnut Supports Digestive Health, Study Reveals
  • 03 May 2018
  • USA
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Hannah Holscher et al.
  • Randomized Human Trial
  • 18 adults
  • 7 weeks
Ginger Proven as Effective for Allergic Rhinitis as Antihistamines Ginger Proven as Effective for Allergic Rhinitis as Antihistamines
  • 20 Apr 2020
  • Thailand
  • Thammasat University Hospital
  • Yamprasert, R. et al.
  • Randomized controlled trial
  • 80 participants
  • 6 weeks
Tomatoes May Prevent Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women Tomatoes May Prevent Bone Loss in Postmenopausal Women
  • 29 Jan 2020
  • Italy
  • University Magna Graecia
  • Russo, C. et al
  • In vivo & Human clinical trial
  • 78 postmenopausal women
  • 3 months
Fiber-Enriched Soy Formula Reduces Antibiotic-Related Diarrhea Fiber-Enriched Soy Formula Reduces Antibiotic-Related Diarrhea
  • 25 May 2002
  • United States of America
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Burks, W. et al
  • Randomized parallel study
  • 45 infants and toddlers
  • 10 days
Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risks Linked to Higher Apple Consumption Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risks Linked to Higher Apple Consumption
  • 30 Oct 2017
  • Australia
  • University of Western Australia
  • Bondonno, N. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 30 adults
  • 8 weeks
Sacha Inchi Oil May Be Used to Treat Acne Sacha Inchi Oil May Be Used to Treat Acne
  • 11 Jun 2018
  • Thailand
  • Mae Fah Luang University
  • Suthiphasil, P. et al
  • Randomized dietary intervention study
  • 32 adults with acne
  • 8 weeks
Walnuts Improve Endothelial Function and Cardiac Risks in Diabetics Walnuts Improve Endothelial Function and Cardiac Risks in Diabetics
  • 01 Feb 2010
  • United States of America
  • Yale University School of Medicine
  • Ma, Y. et al
  • Randomized crossover trial
  • 24 diabetics
  • 28 weeks
Soy-Based Diet Promotes Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese People Soy-Based Diet Promotes Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese People
  • 17 Apr 2003
  • United States of America
  • St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
  • Allison, D. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 100 participants
  • 12 weeks
Tannins and Flavonoids May Help Treat Acute Gastroenteritis Tannins and Flavonoids May Help Treat Acute Gastroenteritis
  • 04 Jun 2018
  • Italy
  • University of Naples Federico II
  • Russo, M.
  • Randomized, case-controlled trial
  • 60 children
  • 7 days
Lupin-Enriched Foods Help Regulate Blood Sugar Levels Lupin-Enriched Foods Help Regulate Blood Sugar Levels
  • 27 Apr 2020
  • Australia
  • La Trobe University
  • Skalkos, S. et al
  • Pilot crossover pragmatic study
  • 20 diabetics
  • 3 days
Eating Walnuts Helps Reduce Systolic Blood Pressure in Elderly Adults Eating Walnuts Helps Reduce Systolic Blood Pressure in Elderly Adults
  • 18 Mar 2019
  • Spain
  • Hospital Clinic of Barcelona
  • Ros, E. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 236 elderly adults
  • 2 years
Benefits of Using Ginger for Menstrual Cramps Revealed by a Study Benefits of Using Ginger for Menstrual Cramps Revealed by a Study
  • 10 Jul 2012
  • Iran
  • Shahed University
  • Randomized, controlled trial
  • 105 students
  • 2 months
Pomegranate Peel Gel Can Increase Women's Sexual Satisfaction Pomegranate Peel Gel Can Increase Women's Sexual Satisfaction
  • 04 Sep 2019
  • Iran
  • Imam Reza Hospital
  • Mohammadzadeh, F. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 110 women
  • 8 weeks
Sacha Inchi Oil Can Improve Cholesterol Levels After High-Fat Meals Sacha Inchi Oil Can Improve Cholesterol Levels After High-Fat Meals
  • 28 Oct 2018
  • Colombia
  • ICESI University
  • Alayón, A. et al.
  • Randomized crossover clinical trial
  • 44 adults
  • 16 days
Olive Oil Massage Can Reduce the Severity of Restless Legs Syndrome Olive Oil Massage Can Reduce the Severity of Restless Legs Syndrome
  • 13 Jun 2019
  • Iran
  • University of Medical Sciences & Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
  • Nasiri, M. et al
  • Double-blind clinical trial
  • 60 adults
  • 3 weeks
Omegas Can Reduce Liver Volume in Bariatric Surgery Patients Omegas Can Reduce Liver Volume in Bariatric Surgery Patients
  • 19 Mar 2019
  • Netherlands
  • Bakker, N. et al
  • Randomized controlled clinical trial
  • 62 women
  • 4 weeks
Tomato's Lycopene Shown to Improve Lipid Metabolism Tomato's Lycopene Shown to Improve Lipid Metabolism
  • 25 May 2019
  • Japan
  • Hokkaido Information University
  • Nishimura, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 12 weeks
  • 74 adults
Pears May Be Beneficial for Adults with Metabolic Syndrome Pears May Be Beneficial for Adults with Metabolic Syndrome
  • 23 Jan 2019
  • USA
  • Navaei, N. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 40 adults
  • 12 weeks
Plant-Based Protein May Increase Longevity Plant-Based Protein May Increase Longevity
  • 13 Jul 2020
  • USA
  • NIH's National Cancer Institute
  • Huang, J. et al
  • Cohort study
  • 416,104 adults
  • 16 years
Pumpkin Oil Shown Effective for Insomnia Treatment Pumpkin Oil Shown Effective for Insomnia Treatment
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Iran
  • Iran University of Medical Sciences & Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Haghjoo, E. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 74 adults
  • 14 days
Ginkgo May Benefit Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Treatment Ginkgo May Benefit Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Treatment
  • 18 Jun 2019
  • Brazil
  • Anhanguera University of Sao Paulo & Federal University of Sao Paulo
  • Radunz, C. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 33 adults
  • 90 days
Ashwagandha Extract Increases Androgen Levels in Aging, Overweight Men Ashwagandha Extract Increases Androgen Levels in Aging, Overweight Men
  • 10 Mar 2019
  • Australia
  • Murdoch University
  • Lopresti, A. et al
  • Randomized crossover study
  • 43 middle-aged men
  • 16 weeks