Tag Archives: Anti-Inflammatory

Coffee bean extracts contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic disease

Coffee bean extract contains anti-inflammatory compounds that can help fight chronic health problems, according to a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Autonomous University of Madrid treated fat cells of mice with water-based extracts from coffee bean skins. The researchers found that the phenolic compounds, protocatechuic acid and gallic acid, reduced fat-induced ...

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Can a plantain from Asia keep liver disease at bay?

Plantago asiatica, also known as Chinese plantain, is a useful plant that belongs to the plantain or fleawort (Plantaginaceae) family. It is native to East Asia, where it’s widely used as a folk medicine for a variety of ailments, such as digestive problems, urinary system inflammation and liver disease. In Japan, the leaves of Chinese plantain are consumed as a vegetable ...

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Beyond hardwood: Teak leaves offer anti-inflammatory and antiparasitic benefits

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicine in India and promotes the use of natural products for healing. Herbal medicines have a long history of use in traditional medicine and still provide real health benefits to this day. These natural medicines also continue to prove their safety in modern studies. In contrast, conventional medications, especially those used to ...

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More than honey: Propolis from Brazilian bees harbors potent anti-inflammatory properties

Inflammation is an important part of the body’s immune response to foreign substances or invaders. It is commonly associated with pain, swelling, redness or a hot feeling in the affected or injured area. During inflammation, immune cells release chemicals called inflammatory mediators that cause small blood vessels to widen. This allows more blood and specialized immune cells to reach the site of ...

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Essential oil from lantana can keep fungi and Alzheimer’s disease at bay

The flowering plant known as Lantana camara or West Indian lantana is a thorny shrub that was once cultivated as an ornamental in subtropical countries. It belongs to the verbena family, whose members are well-known for having a variety of uses in traditional medicine. Although L. camara is now generally considered an invasive weed, it still possesses medicinal properties. In ...

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Get healthier gums and improved oral health with Mexican sunflower essential oil

Essential oils are concentrated extracts derived from plants through mechanical pressing or distillation. These natural products not only retain the smell and flavor of their sources, they also contain a unique composition of plant compounds that can provide numerous health benefits. Essential oils have been used for centuries as natural remedies. While they are best known for their positive influence on mental ...

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Women’s health 101: 7 Ways to prevent and treat the symptoms of menstrual migraines

Compared to headaches, menstrual migraines are more intense and severe. But worry not, ladies. You can relieve the symptoms of menstrual migraines with natural remedies. What are menstrual migraines? Menstrual migraines can occur during perimenopause or your period. Migraines are triggered when your nervous system malfunctions and inflammation is aggravated. If you suffer from period-related migraines, hormone imbalances, particularly estrogen, can make ...

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Study finds tart cherry helps minimize joint pain and muscle soreness in women with breast cancer

Women suffering from the side effects of breast cancer therapy will soon have a new, tasty way to deal with their pains. Clinical trials conducted by researchers at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center have demonstrated that tart cherries can help alleviate the joint pain and muscle soreness these women often experience. Breast ...

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8 Anti-Inflammatory Spices for Easing Arthritis

Living with arthritis is no picnic. Depending on the type and severity, this disease can make everyday tasks such as tying shoes or even walking impossible. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to arthritis as a leading cause of disability in the U.S., with 54.4 million adults being diagnosed annually. While there are many different types ...

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8 Anti-Inflammatory Spices for Easing Arthritis

Living with arthritis is no picnic. Depending on the type and severity, this disease can make everyday tasks such as tying shoes or even walking impossible. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention points to arthritis as a leading cause of disability in the U.S., with 54.4 million adults being diagnosed annually. While there are many different types ...

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