Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review.

Therapeutic effects of saffron (Crocus sativus L.) in digestive disorders: a review. Iran J Basic Med Sci. 2016 May;19(5):455-69 Authors: Khorasany AR, Hosseinzadeh H Abstract Saffron, the dried red-orange stigmas of Crocus sativus L, has been known as a flavoring agent, food coloring and traditional herbal medicine. Pharmacological effects of saffron are mainly attributed to…

Comparing the Effects of Cumin, Peppermint, and Milk of Magnesia on Gastrointestinal Complications after Caesarean Section.

Comparing the Effects of Cumin, Peppermint, and Milk of Magnesia on Gastrointestinal Complications after Caesarean Section. Glob J Health Sci. 2016;8(12):56579 Authors: Niaki MT, Atarod Z, Omidvar S, Zafari M, Aghamohammadi A, Asadi T, Rastegar T Abstract CONTEXT: Gastrointestinal problems are common after Cesarean section. During the past three decades, there has been an increasing…

The Effect of Black Tea (Camellia sinensis (L) Kuntze) on Pediatrics With Acute Nonbacterial Diarrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

The Effect of Black Tea (Camellia sinensis (L) Kuntze) on Pediatrics With Acute Nonbacterial Diarrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2016 Jun 19; Authors: Doustfatemeh S, Imanieh MH, Mohagheghzade A, Zarshenas MM, Torkamani Z, Yousefi G, Farahangiz S, Salehi A Abstract We aimed to evaluate the antidiarrheal effect of black…

Identification of Psychoactive Degradants of Cannabidiol in Simulated Gastric and Physiological Fluid. [ Free Full-text ]

Identification of Psychoactive Degradants of Cannabidiol in Simulated Gastric and Physiological Fluid Authors: Merrick J, Lane B, Sebree T, Yaksh T. 2016. Journal: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research 1:102–112. Introduction: In recent research, orally administered cannabidiol (CBD) showed a relatively high incidence of somnolence in a pediatric population. Previous work has suggested that when CBD is exposed…

A decades-long investigation of acute metabolism-based hepatotoxicity by herbal constituents: a case study of pennyroyal oil.

A decades-long investigation of acute metabolism-based hepatotoxicity by herbal constituents: a case study of pennyroyal oil. Drug Metab Rev. 2015 Feb;47(1):12-20 Authors: Gordon P, Khojasteh SC Abstract Herbal supplements are often regarded as “natural”, and are, therefore, considered by many to be safer than pharmaceuticals; however, the adverse effects of these supplements are under-reported in…

Silymarin as a Natural Antioxidant: An Overview of the Current Evidence and Perspectives. [Free Full-text]

Silymarin as a Natural Antioxidant: An Overview of the Current Evidence and Perspectives. Antioxidants (Basel). 2015;4(1):204-247 Authors: Surai PF Abstract Silymarin (SM), an extract from the Silybum marianum (milk thistle) plant containing various flavonolignans (with silybin being the major one), has received a tremendous amount of attention over the last decade as a herbal remedy…

How to study placebo responses in motion sickness with a rotation chair paradigm in healthy participants. [Free Full-text & Video]

How to study placebo responses [and Ginger] in motion sickness with a rotation chair paradigm in healthy participants. J Vis Exp. 2014;(94)  Authors: Weimer K, Horing B, Muth ER, Enck P   Abstract Placebo responses occur in every medical intervention when patients or participants expect to receive an effective treatment to relieve symptoms. However, underlying…