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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Cardiovascular Risks May Be Reduced by Consuming Acai Cardiovascular Risks May Be Reduced by Consuming Acai
  • 01 Nov 2016
  • UK
  • University of Reading
  • Alqurashi, R. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 23 men
  • 24 hours
Enriching Bread with Chia Seeds Helps Lower Blood Glucose Levels Enriching Bread with Chia Seeds Helps Lower Blood Glucose Levels
  • 19 Jun 2013
  • Canada
  • St. Michael's Hospital
  • Ho, H. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 13 adults
  • 9 days
Ashwagandha Has Positive Effects on Female Sexual Function Ashwagandha Has Positive Effects on Female Sexual Function
  • 04 Oct 2015
  • India
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University
  • Dongre, S. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 50 women
  • 8 weeks
Psyllium Husk Has Shown to Affect Intestinal Microbiota Psyllium Husk Has Shown to Affect Intestinal Microbiota
  • 20 Jan 2019
  • UK
  • University of Nottingham
  • Jalanka, J. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 24 adults
  • 1 week
Drinking Coffee and Green Tea Reduces Mortality Drinking Coffee and Green Tea Reduces Mortality
  • 03 Aug 2020
  • Japan
  • Kyushu University
  • Komorita, Y. et al
  • Epidemiological study
  • 54,923 diabetics
  • 5 years
Replacing Red Meat with Legumes Lowers Oxidative Stress in Diabetics Replacing Red Meat with Legumes Lowers Oxidative Stress in Diabetics
  • 01 Jul 2017
  • Iran
  • Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
  • Mirmiran, P.
  • Clinical trial
  • 31 diabetics
  • 20 weeks
Eating Kiwi Before Bedtime May Improve Sleep Eating Kiwi Before Bedtime May Improve Sleep
  • 01 Feb 2011
  • Taiwan
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Lin, Hsiao-Han et al.
  • Clinical trial
  • 24 adults
  • 4 weeks
The Role of Blueberries on Metabolic Syndrome Shown in a Study The Role of Blueberries on Metabolic Syndrome Shown in a Study
  • 27 Sep 2017
  • USA
  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Nair, A. et al
  • Clinical trial
  • 27 adults
  • 6 weeks
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 Lund
  • 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