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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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
Walnut Consumption Improves Sperm Parameters in Infertile Men Walnut Consumption Improves Sperm Parameters in Infertile Men
  • 12 Jun 2019
  • United States of America
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center & University of California
  • Robbins, W. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 75 infertile men
  • 1 year
Turmeric's Ability to Improve Gut Microbiota Discovered by a Study Turmeric's Ability to Improve Gut Microbiota Discovered by a Study
  • 08 Aug 2018
  • United States of America
  • University of California
  • Peterson, C. et al
  • Randomized pilot trial
  • 30 adults
  • 8 weeks
Pumpkin Seed Oil May Benefit Men with Androgenetic Alopecia Pumpkin Seed Oil May Benefit Men with Androgenetic Alopecia
  • 23 Apr 2014
  • South Korea
  • Pusan National University Hospital
  • Young Hye Cho et al.
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 76 men
  • 24 weeks
Olive Oil Massage Increases Premature Infants' Weight Gain Rate Olive Oil Massage Increases Premature Infants' Weight Gain Rate
  • 01 Jan 2016
  • Iran
  • Al-Zahra Hospital
  • Jabraeile, M. et al
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 90 premature infants
  • 10 days
Soy Leaf Extract Lowers Cholesterol and Other Diabetes Risk Factors Soy Leaf Extract Lowers Cholesterol and Other Diabetes Risk Factors
  • 18 Nov 2016
  • South Korea
  • Kyungpook National University
  • Ri Ryu et al.
  • Randomized clinical trial
  • 50 adults
  • 12 weeks
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