Category: Research Updates

MIMOSA PUDICA – THE SENSITIVE PLANT

MIMOSA PUDICA – THE SENSITIVE PLANT

Mimosa pudica is an amazing little plant with some fascinating properties. It is a legume that grows throughout the tropics and is an excellent herb for urinary tract and kidney health. It is often called the sensitive plant because it will respond to touch and other...
NEW RESEARCH ON TURMERIC AND CANCER

NEW RESEARCH ON TURMERIC AND CANCER

Turmeric has long been known for its anti-inflammatory and cancer inhibiting properties. New research is shedding additional light on the effects of this powerful herb. Curcumin, one of turmeric’s main active compounds was recently shown to decrease melanoma cell...
FISH OIL RESEARCH

FISH OIL RESEARCH

Interesting New Fish Oil Research Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied extensively over the past twenty years. There is a preponderance of evidence demonstrating the cardiovascular and nervous system benefits of fish oil. However, two new studies illustrate some of...
ASHWAGANDHA INFLAMMATION AND YOUR DNA

ASHWAGANDHA INFLAMMATION AND YOUR DNA

Ashwagandha, long revered in Ayurveda, is gaining a reputation in the West as an excellent herb to control inflammation. A new study sheds light on how ashwagandha may be doing this. NF-kappaB (NF-κB) is a transcription factor; these proteins control what genes are...
TRIPHALA AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

TRIPHALA AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH

Triphala is an ancient and revered Ayurvedic formula consisting of three fruits (amla, haritaki, and bahera). It is considered a rasayana, or adaptogen, and is a balanced tonic appropriate for all constitutions. In North America triphala is known primarily for its...
GINKO BILOBA

GINKO BILOBA

Ginkgo biloba is one of the most widely used herbs in natural medicine. The idea that it can help improve cognitive function is far from new. However, new research is shedding light on how ginkgo works in the body and suggesting new uses for this fascinating herb. It...