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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Perhaps herbal medicine isn’t so dangerous after all!

Now that so many herbal medicines have been swept off the shelf in the EU’s relentless drive to makes us all safe by means of the Traditional and Herbal Medicinal Products Directive which came into force last month, we discover after all that herbs aren’t the problem. According to scientists who have written to theContinue Reading

Good news for coffee lovers

As a coffee addict, I am always pleased to see research which tells me that it is not always the villain it is supposed to be.  Now, a large study using data from just under 35,000 women taken over a 10 year period has found that those women who drink coffee daily are at aContinue Reading

Echinacea, Withania and Bacopa DO enhance the immune system

A new study has shown that herbal remedies based on Echinacea, Brahmi, or Ashwagandha can enhance immune function by increasing immunoglobulin production. Furthermore, these herbal medicines might regulate antibody production by augmenting both Th1 and Th2 cytokine production. Yamada K, Hung P, Lim BO, “A comparison of the immunostimulatory effects of the medicinal herbs Echinacea,Continue Reading