Botanical Agents

Combat Flu Naturally

Seasonal influenza (“the flu”) is a viral illness with symptoms that can include fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, and headache.  Life-threatening complications, such as bacterial pneumonia, dehydration, and worsening of chronic medical conditions, such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes, can occur. Karel Raus, from the Canadian Medical Centre (Czech Republic), and colleagues  …

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Root for Depression

A common yet debilitating psychiatric condition, depression is a disorder for which many patients do not respond adequately to drug therapy. Jun J. Mao, from the University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, USA), and colleagues completed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, comparison trial of oral Rhodiola rosea (roseroot) extract versus conventional antidepressant for mild to moderate major depressive …

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