Chicory is often considered an invasive weed, having become naturalized over most of the world. However, the plant appears to have some potential medical uses, from improving constipation to helping control blood sugar and lowering inflammation.
Berberine is a yellow compound isolated from a number of common herbs. The compound shows potential efficacy for helping to treat diabetes, heart disease and diarrhea.
While herbal medicine has been growing in popularity, it is often more complicated than generally realized. Numerous factors can profoundly change the efficacy of an herbal product.
Zinc is a common nutritional supplement that has documented effects on immune function. However, taking too much zinc for too long can have potentially serious side effects.
Olive leaves have been used in medicine for thousands of years. Research suggests significant benefits for heart health, blood sugar levels and some kinds of infections.
Colloidal silver is often described as a scam or as being outright dangerous. Yet a growing body of research suggests significant and medically relevant antimicrobial effects of silver nanoparticles.
Cinnamon is a pleasant tasting herb that may provide some significant benefits. The herb may help lower blood sugar, decrease inflammation and improve liver function along with having antimicrobial effects.
While you often hear claims that the dietary supplement industry is unregulated, you may be surprised to find out that the truth is more nuanced.
Stinging nettles has long been used in folk medicine and as a food source. The herb also has recent research suggesting benefits for allergies, inflammatory conditions, diabetes, hot flashes and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Collagen is widely used as a nutritional supplement. While there is a lot of hype, the research does suggest some potential benefits.
Ginger is often associated with sweets and candy, yet the herb appears to have potential for helping with nausea, arthritis, migraines, allergies and preventing dementia.
While most people associate vitamin K with blood clotting, the vitamin appears to have some additional roles that may have significant benefits on other aspects of health.
Asthma is a common condition that can cause debilitating symptoms in response to allergic or other triggers. Standard treatments can help reduce symptoms, but aren't always fully effective. Several natural treatment options have initial clinical studies suggesting benefits for asthma treatment.
When people think about nutrients, they likely don't think about boron. And yet, the latest research suggests boron may be important for bone and joint health.