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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Trial Assesses the Effects of Flaxseed and Citrus Flavonoid on NAFLD Trial Assesses the Effects of Flaxseed and Citrus Flavonoid on NAFLD
  • 09 Jul 2020
  • Iran
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  • Yari, Z. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 100 adults
  • 12 weeks
Compounds Found in Sesame Seeds May Offer Cardiovascular Benefits Compounds Found in Sesame Seeds May Offer Cardiovascular Benefits
  • 01 Oct 2020
  • United Arab Emirates
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Dalibalta, S. et al
  • Scientific review
  • 52 publications
  • 24 years
Skullcap Shows Potential as an Effective Mood-Enhancing Remedy Skullcap Shows Potential as an Effective Mood-Enhancing Remedy
  • 22 Jul 2023
  • United Kingdom
  • University of Westminster
  • Brock, C. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 43 adults
  • 5 weeks
Senna's Antiparasitic Properties Evaluated in a Trial Senna's Antiparasitic Properties Evaluated in a Trial
  • 01 Mar 2017
  • India
  • Visva-Bharati University
  • Kundu, S. et al
  • In vitro trial
  • Tapeworms
  • 1 month
Eating High-Fiber Rye Foods May Help Improve Gut Microbiota Eating High-Fiber Rye Foods May Help Improve Gut Microbiota
  • 17 Apr 2022
  • Sweden
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Iverson, K. N. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 207 adults
  • 12 weeks
Purple Sweet Potato's Compounds Show Prebiotic Potential Purple Sweet Potato's Compounds Show Prebiotic Potential
  • 22 Mar 2018
  • China
  • Hefei University of Technology
  • Sus, H. et al
  • In vitro trial
  • 1 month
Cumin Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of IBS Cumin Extract May Help Relieve Symptoms of IBS
  • 01 Oct 2013
  • Iran
  • Tehran University of Medical Sciences
  • Agah, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 4 weeks
Adding Carob to Pasta Dough Increases Its Nutritional Value Adding Carob to Pasta Dough Increases Its Nutritional Value
  • 16 Mar 2023
  • Romania
  • Transilvania University of Brasov
  • Lupu, M. I. et al
  • Food study
  • 30 panelists
  • 1 month
Stonebreaker May Benefit Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis Stonebreaker May Benefit Patients with Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • 30 Dec 2021
  • India
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
  • Sowjanya, K. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 71 adults
  • 4 weeks
Green Mediterranean Diet Linked to Beneficial Changes in the Gut Green Mediterranean Diet Linked to Beneficial Changes in the Gut
  • 22 Mar 2022
  • Israel
  • Negev Nuclear Research Center
  • Rinott, E. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 286 adults
  • 6 months
Flax Supplementation with Lifestyle Changes Helps Manage PCOS Flax Supplementation with Lifestyle Changes Helps Manage PCOS
  • 24 Jan 2020
  • Iran
  • Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
  • Fatemeh Haidari et al.
  • Clinical trial
  • 41 women
  • 12 weeks
Sunflower Seeds May Improve Blood Sugar Control in Diabetics Sunflower Seeds May Improve Blood Sugar Control in Diabetics
  • 2016
  • India
  • Fortis Escorts Hospital, Department of Clinical Nutrition
  • Cheenam B. and Leena P.
  • Clinical trial
  • 60 adults
  • 6 months
New Research Sheds More Light on Lucuma's Beneficial Compounds New Research Sheds More Light on Lucuma's Beneficial Compounds
  • 29 Aug 2021
  • Italy
  • University of Salerno
  • Masullo, M. et al
  • Food analysis
  • 2 lucuma extracts
Saffron Extract May Be Used to Improve Sleep Quality and Duration Saffron Extract May Be Used to Improve Sleep Quality and Duration
  • 27 Apr 2021
  • Belgium
  • Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Pachikian, B. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 66 adults
  • 6 weeks
Study Explores Benefits of Psyllium for IBS Symptom Relief Study Explores Benefits of Psyllium for IBS Symptom Relief
  • 01 Jan 2023
  • India
  • Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research
  • Menon, J. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 81 children
  • 4 weeks
Study Shows Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Acne Study Shows Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Acne
  • 30 Jun 2021
  • Iran
  • Tehran University
  • Najafi-Taher, R. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 100 patients
  • 12 weeks
Coconut Water Shows To Be As Rehydrating As Commercial Sport Drinks Coconut Water Shows To Be As Rehydrating As Commercial Sport Drinks
  • 26 Jan 2024
  • Australia
  • Federation University Australia
  • O'Brien, B. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 19 adults
  • 2 weeks
White Sweet Potato Can Facilitate Weight Loss in Overweight Adults White Sweet Potato Can Facilitate Weight Loss in Overweight Adults
  • 14 Jan 2019
  • Taiwan
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Shih, C.K. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 56 adults
  • 8 weeks
Kaniwa Proven Suitable for Developing Nutritious Elder-Friendly Foods Kaniwa Proven Suitable for Developing Nutritious Elder-Friendly Foods
  • 12 Jan 2023
  • Japan
  • Japan Women's University
  • Kim, D. & F. Lida
  • Food study
  • 1 month
Whole Grains Improve Energy Balance Regulation in Middle-Aged People Whole Grains Improve Energy Balance Regulation in Middle-Aged People
  • 08 Feb 2017
  • USA
  • Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
  • Karl, P. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 81 adults
  • 8 weeks
Saffron Can Be an Alternative Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Saffron Can Be an Alternative Erectile Dysfunction Treatment
  • 14 Feb 2022
  • Iran
  • Tehran University of Medical Science
  • Akhondzadeh, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 62 men
  • 6 weeks
Menopausal Women with Diabetes Can Benefit from Flaxseed Menopausal Women with Diabetes Can Benefit from Flaxseed
  • 02 Oct 207
  • India
  • Punjab Agricultural University
  • Kapoor, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 90 women
  • 2 months
Chia Seeds Can Replace Oil or Eggs in Baked Good Chia Seeds Can Replace Oil or Eggs in Baked Good
  • 01 Jun 2010
  • Argentina
  • Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología
  • Borneo, R. et a.
  • Food study
  • 75 adults
  • 1 month
Nettle Can Help Relieve Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms after Menopause Nettle Can Help Relieve Vaginal Atrophy Symptoms after Menopause
  • 10 Apr 2023
  • Iran
  • Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
  • Nazari, N. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 84 women