Blueberries improve endothelial function, but not blood pressure, in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Blueberries improve endothelial function, but not blood pressure, in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Nutrients. 2015 Jun;7(6):4107-23 Authors: Stull AJ, Cash KC, Champagne CM, Gupta AK, Boston R, Beyl RA, Johnson WD, Cefalu WT Abstract Blueberry consumption has been shown to have various health benefits in humans. However, little is…

Efficacy and short-term safety of topical Dwarf Elder (Sambucus ebulus L.) versus diclofenac for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized, double-blind, active-controlled trial.

Efficacy and short-term safety of topical Dwarf Elder (Sambucus ebulus L.) versus diclofenac for knee osteoarthritis: A randomized, double-blind, active-controlled trial. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Apr 25; Authors: Jabbari M, Hashempur MH, Razavi SZ, Shahraki HR, Kamalinejad M, Emtiazy M Abstract ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sambucus ebulus L. (S. ebulus) has had long-standing application in Traditional Persian Medicine…

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen on intermittent asthma in children aged 2 to 5 years old. [Free Full-text]

Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs for tonifying Qi and kidney, and replenishing spleen on intermittent asthma in children aged 2 to 5 years old. J Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Feb;36(1):32-8 Authors: Geng Y, Wang W, Zhang J, Bi S, Li H, Lin M Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of Traditional Chinese…

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment.

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi mushroom) for cancer treatment. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 5;4:CD007731 Authors: Jin X, Ruiz Beguerie J, Sze DM, Chan GC Abstract BACKGROUND: Ganoderma lucidum is a natural medicine that is widely used and recommended by Asian physicians and naturopaths for its supporting effects on immune system. Laboratory research and a handful…

Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. [Free Full-text]

Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Maturitas. 2014 Nov;79(3):316-21 Authors: Larmo PS, Yang B, Hyssälä J, Kallio HP, Erkkola R Abstract BACKGROUND: Vaginal atrophy, the thinning and drying of vaginal mucosa, is associated with menopause. The standard estrogen treatment is not suitable for all…

Anti-obesity effects of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. [Free Full-text]

Anti-obesity effects of Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguariensis): a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2015;15:338 Authors: Kim SY, Oh MR, Kim MG, Chae HJ, Chae SW Abstract BACKGROUND: Obesity is a major health problem. A food field research that has recently aroused considerable interest is the potential of natural products to counteract…

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the bacterial anti-adhesion effects of cranberry extract beverages.

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the bacterial anti-adhesion effects of cranberry extract beverages. Food Funct. 2015 Apr;6(4):1212-7 Authors: Kaspar KL, Howell AB, Khoo C Abstract In this study, we examined the ex vivo urinary anti-adhesion activity of low-calorie cranberry extract beverages in both a pilot study (n = 10) and a randomized, double-blind,…

Comparison of the effect of aromatherapy with Jasminum officinale and Salvia officinale on pain severity and labor outcome in nulliparous women. [Free Full-text]

Comparison of the effect of aromatherapy with Jasminum officinale and Salvia officinale on pain severity and labor outcome in nulliparous women. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2014 Nov;19(6):666-72 Authors: Kaviani M, Maghbool S, Azima S, Tabaei MH Abstract BACKGROUND: Using non-pharmacological pain relief methods for reducing labor pain has always been one of the major…