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Cannabis found to be an effective treatment for headaches and migraine pain, say researchers

Few things can derail a person’s day like a bad headache or migraine, and over-the-counter remedies often provide little relief. However, scientific studies are now pointing to cannabis as a potential solution for this common and frustrating problem. One particularly promising study, which was led by Carrie Cuttler Of Washington State University, is the first one to use data from ...

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Looking for a natural way to regrow hair? Try chaga mushrooms

Alopecia areata is a condition characterized by hair falling out in patches. Research suggests it is caused by the immune system attacking the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and slow down hair production. Because of this, alopecia is called an autoimmune disorder. According to statistics, alopecia is a common autoimmune disorder that affects about 6.8 million people in the U.S. alone. One ...

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Adequate glutathione intake found to boost liver health

A recent study has found that supplementation with glutathione could help reverse liver damage associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is characterized by the accumulation of excess fat in the liver, which, if left untreated, can progress to a more aggressive form of liver disease called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NASH is accompanied by inflammation that eventually damages liver cells, impairing liver ...

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Black cutch, an Asian medicinal plant, contains compounds that are effective against the dengue virus

Dengue is a viral infection that’s common in countries with subtropical and tropical climates. It is transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or A. albopictus) carrying the dengue virus (DENV). Although many cases of DENV infection involve only mild symptoms, severe dengue can be life-threatening and requires hospitalization. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are four distinct, but ...

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7 Natural ways to address diabetes fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom of diabetes. It is caused by an imbalance between blood sugar levels and the amount or effectiveness of circulating insulin, a hormone that allows your body to use glucose for energy. In addition, some of the medications used to treat diabetic patients can cause fatigue, as these drugs can drastically lower your blood sugar levels. Diabetic patients with fatigue will find that ...

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6 Supplements for natural stress relief

Stress is a natural part of life. People experience stress when juggling personal and professional responsibilities and navigating sudden problems like job loss or the death of a loved one. But stress isn’t meant to stick around. Elevated levels of stress hormones like cortisol can lead to various health problems, such as high blood pressure, poor immune health and increased ...

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Research confirms folk uses of medicinal plants in Pakistan

The use of plant parts to relieve or treat ailments is something that’s still practiced even today. Asian countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are known for their use of traditional herbal remedies in various forms, such as powders, decoctions, infusions or poultice. Despite advancements in modern medicine, many people still rely on these natural medicines for various reasons, primarily because ...

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Study: Ashwagandha extract can be used to improve sleep quality and relieve stress

Finding it hard to fall asleep? Ashwagandha root may be for you. Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera or Indian ginseng, is a medicinal herb native to India and North Africa. It has been used for over 3,000 years to relieve stress, as well as to increase energy levels and improve concentration. A recent study published in the journal Cureus suggests it may ...

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Here’s how you can boost your dopamine levels naturally

When it comes to the brain’s chemical messengers (neurotransmitters), nothing compares to dopamine. A neurotransmitter that activates the brain’s pleasure and reward centers, dopamine plays an important role in stimulating motivation, mental energy and drive. Because of its effects on the brain’s pleasure centers, it’s not surprising that many unhealthy and even dangerous habits, such as drug use and gambling, is somewhat associated ...

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