Herbal Medicine

New Botanical Combo Promotes Fat Loss, Weight Management

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

A novel botanical combination that includes extracts of Coleus forskohlii, Salacia reticulata, and sesame, can limit the absorption of excess dietary fats, p, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Omega-3 Plus Curcumin Equals Effective Equation for Resolving Inflammation

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

In recent years, spending on prescription anti-inflammatory medications has increased dramatically. Unfortunately, it’s become clear that the price paid doesn’t end with the drugs themselves; the side effects they cause — which can range from fatigue and pain to severe infections — are very costly.

Is Marijuana a Viable Remedy for Migraines?

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

In recent years, both an upsurge in medical cannabis research and also changes in the plant’s legal status in many US states have led health practitioners and patients alike to shift their views of cannabis from goofy recreatinal drug to serious medicine. 

CBD Reduces Seizures in Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

By Kristen Schepker, Assistant Editor

According to research published earlier this year in The Lancet Neurology, cannabidiol — a compound found in marijuana — may help lower the frequency of seizures in young patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy.

NIH Center to Confront Fears Of Herb-Drug Interactions

By Erik Goldman, Editor

“Misplaced fear” about herb-drug interactions is keeping many practitioners from recommending potentially beneficial botanical medicines, said Josephine Briggs, MD, director of the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

NY Attorney General Assails Herbal Medicine

By Erik Goldman - Vol. 16, No. 1. , 2015

eric schneiderman smJust weeks after ordering big-box giants Walmart, GNC, Target, and Walgreen’s to stop selling some of their “store-brand” herbal supplements, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman furthered his assault on herbal products by ordering major manufacturers to turn over data on the authenticity and purity of the products they make.