Saturday, July 31

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Uganda approves herbal medicine to treat viral, coronavirus infections
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Uganda approves herbal medicine to treat viral, coronavirus infections

Uganda has approved the use of Covidex, a local herbal medicine, as a supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported Tuesday, June 29.Addressing journalists in Kampala on Tuesday, National Drug Authority (NDA) executive director David Nahamya said after various assessments and inspections of the factory manufacturing the herbal medicine, they have approved its use to support the treatment of viral infections."After engagements, the innovators have removed unsubstantiated claims that the product treats and prevents Covid-19 and revised it to supportive treatment in the management of viral infections. NDA has granted Covidex an approval based on initial assessment, published literature, and safety studies conducted by the innovator," Nahamya an...
Herbs and Spices May Help Reduce Blood Pressure
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Herbs and Spices May Help Reduce Blood Pressure

Eating more herbs and spices may lead to lower blood pressure over the course of 24 hours, according to the results of a study presented at the Nutrition 2021 Live Online conference, the annual conference of the American Society for Nutrition. Researchers at Penn State University and Texas Tech University sought to look at the effects of including more mixed herbs and spices in the diets of adults at an elevated risk for cardiometabolic disease — such as people with elevated blood glucose or blood lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides). While previous studies have shown that eating herbs and spices can have immediate beneficial effects — such as lower after-meal blood glucose and lipid levels, and better blood vessel function — this study represents the first randomized controlled trial...
Herbs and nutrients may help calm your horse’s allergies
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Herbs and nutrients may help calm your horse’s allergies

Allergies are a common complaint, especially during the warmer months. The typical treatment involves antihistamines or steroids. And these drugs often give good results. In fact, I would likely do the same for my horses if they were suffering. Allergies are miserable! Coughing, runny eyes and nose, incessant itching – the torment is tough to watch, and you want a solution, fast! But these drugs do not cure anything. They simply help the symptoms. Why not, instead, try to improve the diet so your horse’s allergies subside – perhaps at first, in addition to the medications you are using. Over time, your horse may respond so favorably, that drugs are no longer needed. Why does your horse have allergies in the first place? Read more at Horse Talk.
This DIY Herbal Bitters Recipe Promises To Improve Your Digestion
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This DIY Herbal Bitters Recipe Promises To Improve Your Digestion

According to the Mayo Clinic, "after you eat, it takes about six to eight hours for food to pass through your stomach and small intestine. Food then enters your large intestine (colon) for further digestion, absorption of water and, finally, elimination of undigested food." But because so many people struggle with chronic digestion problems, there are a variety of ways to ease the process in order to avoid or lessen the stomach pains and gut troubles that difficult digestion may cause. On the latest episode of Plant-Based, herbalist Rachelle Robinett shares her recipe for DIY herbal bitters to improve digestion. No one digests and absorbs 100 percent of their food... Keep reading at Well+Good
Four Powerful Ways to Improve Your Health…with Herbs!
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Four Powerful Ways to Improve Your Health…with Herbs!

A 2017 survey found that more than one-third of Americans have added herbs to their health regimen. Why? Herbs offer a different kind of support for well-being. A natural touch. Nature has long provided mankind with powerful health solutions. For millennia, the Ayurvedics and Chinese artfully studied and utilized plants for their healing properties. Many of their traditional medicines are still prevalent today in certain cultures. Likewise, Native Americans discovered and employed nature’s gifts for targeted health support. Thankfully, these natural healing properties have not been lost and are ! Take a look at four botanicals that can make your life healthier and better: Ashwagandha for All-over Support This adaptogenic herb is well-known for having a multitude of health benefits, i...
Cubans, amid medicine scarcity, turn to herbal remedies and bartering
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Cubans, amid medicine scarcity, turn to herbal remedies and bartering

Dayana Rodriguez says her son is overwhelmed with scabies but she has not been able to find any of the treatments prescribed by their doctor at the poorly-stocked pharmacies in Havana so she is now turning to a herbal remedy instead. Even as Cuba is leading the race to become the first country in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine, the country is suffering acute shortages of basic medicines amid its worst economic crisis in decades. "There aren't any of the ones they prescribed him, Benzyl benzoate, or the other one for itching too that used to be in all the pharmacies," said Rodriguez, buying medicinal plants at a shop on a commercial boulevard in Central Havana. Nine families in Havana told Reuters they were struggling to treat outbreaks of scabies, a highly infectious ...
The ancient art of bush medicine can help with many ailments
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The ancient art of bush medicine can help with many ailments

Bush medicine business is booming for Vivienne ‘Binyarn’ Hansen, but profit isn’t in the equation. “It’s not about making money. It’s about helping people, making them well or making them feel better,” said the Balladong Wadjuk Yorga woman from the Bibbulmun Nation, or Noongar people. Vivienne confirms that prominent people including child health expert Fiona Stanley and footballers Gary Ablett, Liam Ryan, Josh Kennedy and Nic Naitanui have had success with Vivienne’s bush medicine. “Some has been passed to people from my rellies. I have a granddaughter, Imahra Cameron, playing AFLW for the Eagles, a nephew who played AFL for Gold Coast and some playing for the Dockers,” Vivienne said from her Kelmscott home. “Fiona Stanley ended up getting a tub for a granddaughter whose eczema appare...
Malaysia’s oldest woman still giving advice on herbs, longevity
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Malaysia’s oldest woman still giving advice on herbs, longevity

BUTTERWORTH: March 31, this year marks Annamah Abukutty’s 110th birthday, yet her age has not stopped her from contributing to society. Born and raised in Thachambadi, India, Annamah brought along her knowledge and wealth of experience in Indian traditional herbs when she migrated to then Malaya before the start of World War II. Annamah currently resides in Batu Gajah, Perak with some of her descendants, comprising four children, 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Her son M Subramanian, 73, said that despite her age and disability, villagers around her residence and patients have been visiting her to seek health advice and her wisdom in longevity. Apart from herbal medicine, he said people used to seek her services in midwifery, reflexology and tattooing. Read more at Fre...
Sleep Series: Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep
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Sleep Series: Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep

Sometimes catching zzzs can be a real challenge. Luckily there are a few safe natural remedies on the market that may help you rest. Most experts estimate that anywhere from 30 to 60 million people experience some level of chronic sleep disturbance in their lifetime. It’s natural and normal to have trouble sleeping when things are stressful, difficult, and you have a lot of anxiety. Add in disruptions to light, temperature, and even what we eat and drink before bed, and there are any number of different factors that can keep us from getting a restful night’s sleep. While more serious sleep problems should be addressed by a medical doctor who might be able to prescribe well-known sleep medications like Ambien and Ativan, these medications can and often do have serious and significant side...
Upgrade Your Immunity with Herbs
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Upgrade Your Immunity with Herbs

From New York Times best-selling author and natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, an illustrated guide and cookbook with smart strategies, cutting-edge research, and 50 delicious recipes to support immunity.For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wakeup call, forcing us to take a frank look at how well our immune systems could serve us during challenging times. Is your immune health up to par? Could it save you from a monumental threat? In this new book packed with up-to-the-minute information and illustrated with gorgeous photography, natural-wellness expert Dr. Joseph Mercola offers a powerful toolkit for strengthening immunity and supporting health. Read more at Penguin Random House.