In a head to head comparison trial, a standardized form of curcumin—a bioactive compound found in the spice, Turmeric--proved as effective as fluoxetine in reducing signs and symptoms of major depression.
In the current era of increasing pathogen resistance to antibiotic drugs, there is a great need for new approaches for preventing colds, flu and other common infectious conditions. Key immune support herbs like Echinacea, Andrographis, and Astragalus can be valuable allies.
Saffron aromatherapy can produce measurable and potentially meaningful changes in young womens' hormonal chemistry, suggesting the possibility that it might be a useful remedy for PMS and dysmenorrhea.
With the growing popularity of Ayurveda worldwide, an many people are discovering the herbs that play essential roles in this millennia-old system of healing. Herbalist Omar Cruz reviews the properties & benefits of six of the most commonly used Ayurvedic plant medicines.