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China is encouraging herbal remedies to treat COVID-19. But scientists warn against it.
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China is encouraging herbal remedies to treat COVID-19. But scientists warn against it.

Traditional Chinese medicine pharmacists prepare herbs to produce doses of concoctions they say helps combat the coronavirus pandemic at the Xiaogan Chinese Medical Hospital in Xiaogan City, in central China's Hubei province, in February. China’s National Health Commission reported last month that of the more than 80,000 people infected with COVID-19 since the outbreak began in December, 90 percent took some form of traditional Chinese medicine to treat their symptoms. "TCM mixtures can be toxic, contaminated or adulterated with prescription drugs; they can also interact with prescription drugs," Ernst said. It can also give patients a false sense of security, leading them to neglect proven medications or therapies. "It is a legal health system in China which is parallel with West...
9 Most Effective Natural Remedies to Treat Seasonal Allergies, According to Experts
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9 Most Effective Natural Remedies to Treat Seasonal Allergies, According to Experts

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you've probably got a love/hate relationship with spring. It's tough to go outside and smell the roses when you're snuffy and sneezy. The birds might be singing, but your sinuses are screaming for relief. Oftentimes, people reach for over-the-counter antihistamines to lessen the severity of their allergic symptoms and they can be effective. These drugs block the chemical histamine which the immune system produces when a person is exposed to an allergen. The production of histamine can cause runny nose, watery eyes, itching, swelling, and other symptoms. While it would make sense to lean on antihistamines to relieve the sniffles, medicines like these can also have negative side effects such as drowsiness, fatigue, headache, and nausea. Click here...
Can Natural Remedies Really Help You Fight the Coronavirus?
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Can Natural Remedies Really Help You Fight the Coronavirus?

As COVID-19 blasts its way across the globe, viral wellness videos, tweets, and social media posts are springing up in its wake. Whatever the platform, these blitzes share the same underlying message: Certain supplements and natural remedies can prepare your immune system to do battle against the infection caused by the novel coronavirus. “Anybody who’s making specific medical claims needs to supply a quality body of evidence,” says David Stukus, an immunologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio. “It’s really important to investigate before taking claims at face value.” So far, says John Mellors, chief of infectious diseases at the University of Pittsburgh, no randomized clinical trials have shown vitamins or natural remedies to be effective in treating or preventing COVID-19. ...
Garden Remedies, a peek behind the curtain
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Garden Remedies, a peek behind the curtain

Tucked miles away from Newton in Fitchburg sits Garden Remedies Inc., a massive building that looks like any run of the mill office to the untrained eye. Yet inside sit rows upon rows of cannabis plants and a state-of-the-art lab that are key to daily operations. Garden Remedies is currently the only operating dispensary in Newton, but probably not many know much about the operations of a marijuana dispensary. Where exactly is all of the product coming from? Is it safe? What is Garden Remedies doing for the community in Newton? Sourced directly from its growing facility in Fitchburg is the dried cannabis, oil for vape pens, and edibles. Garden Remedies practices vertical integration, meaning that the company can oversee the growing, producing, shipping, and selling. Vertical integrat...
Turkmenistan fights coronavirus with (more) isolation and herbal remedies
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Turkmenistan fights coronavirus with (more) isolation and herbal remedies

A pandemic, by definition, reaches everybody. There are now reports that the coronavirus has reached Turkmenistan, one of the world's most isolated and closed states. In recent years, the gas-rich desert state has suffered a protracted economic downturn, leaving observers to wonder how Turkmenistan's public services will cope with a full-blown humanitarian emergency. True to form, Turkmen officialdom is keeping quiet about bad news on the horizon. They have barely mentioned the word “coronavirus,” which has not appeared on any government website after one cursory mention on March 5. That same day, citing medical sources in the capital Ashgabat, RFE/RL's Turkmenistan service wrote that there are probably at least two confirmed coronavirus cases in the country. According to Chronicles ...
5 Neglected Natural Remedies For Lower Back Pain
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5 Neglected Natural Remedies For Lower Back Pain

Persistent pain in the lower back is mostly due to our sedentary lifestyle. We often spend a large part of our days sitting. We sit for the entire day in the office working on our laptops, then while commuting, eating dinner, watching our favorite show late at night, everything in a seated position, which puts a lot of pressure on our lower back and in the end, we experience an irresistible pain. But these tricks only provide you temporary relief and the pain returns the next day. Here are some small tweaks that you can make in your daily routine to get rid of nasty lower back pain. • Exercise regularly As we spend our entire day in a seated position, it is crucial to exercise to relax our back muscles. Exercising regularly strengthens our back, stomach and leg muscles. Strong mus...
Home Remedies To Help Reduce Bad Breath
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Home Remedies To Help Reduce Bad Breath

Bad breath can be very embarrassing in social situations. Bad breath is otherwise known as halitosis. What is challenging about bad breath is that you can scarcely be a good judge of how your smells. There's a way people cup their hands around their mouths to smell their own breath. This trick is not always accurate, and it may leave you thinking your breath is okay when it's probably not. Or that your breath is not okay when it actually is. What Are The Possible Causes Of Bad Breath? This is not hard to tell. There's no mystery there. Ninety percent of bad breath originates from the mouth. A kind of bad odor from the mouth that may occur as a result of poor oral hygiene, gum disease, and dental cavities. Also, bacteria that live in your mouth can cause your mouth to produce smell...
Eyebrow Dandruff: Best Natural Remedies To Try
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Eyebrow Dandruff: Best Natural Remedies To Try

An unlikely place to find flaky skin is the eyebrow because we are used to tackling the scalp directly to get rid of dandruff. However, when the condition is chronic, it can spread to other parts of the body that have glands to secrete oil, especially the forehead and face area, inevitably affecting the eyebrows too. A chronic condition of dandruff is called seborrheic dermatitis, which can occur among both adults and children. It leads to skin rashes, greasy skin, and whitish scales. In other words, it's an itchy rash located on an individual’s scalp that also contains flaky scales. The causes are similar to eczema and psoriasis such as cold or dry environments, products disagreeable with the skin and allergies. The specific triggers with regards to dandruff are oil and yeast buildup a...
High Blood Pressure: Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments
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High Blood Pressure: Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. Antihypertensive medications work well for some people but not for others, and the side effects can be unpleasant. For these reasons, researchers are keen to find innovative ways to tackle the growing issue of hypertension. The fact that people have used these treatments for millennia is certainly not evidenced that they are effective, but they are surely worth a second look. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine recently zeroed in on a group of plants that have, historically, been a treatment for hypertension....
High Blood Pressure: Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments
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High Blood Pressure: Herbal Remedies May Inspire Future Treatments

People have used herbs as medicine for thousands of years. Today, with medical researchers continually hunting for better alternative treatments, some are revisiting these remedies. A recent study looks at herbs that people believe can treat hypertension. For these reasons, researchers are keen to find innovative ways to tackle the growing issue of hypertension. Some scientists are turning back the clock and looking to ancient herbal remedies. Humans have been self-medicating with the herbs that they find since before history began. The fact that people have used these treatments for millennia is certainly not evidenced that they are effective, but they are surely worth a second look. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine recently zeroed in on a group of plants ...