Wednesday, 15 October 2014

ABC herbal news - pine bark, gobi herb, blushwood berries

Pine Bark Extract May Support Venous Health Post-Pregnancy. NutraIngredients-USA. Oct. 13, 2014. A new study from Italy found that Pycnogenol© extract of French maritime pine bark, in combination with compression socks, helped reduce the number of varicose and spider veins as well as other common post-partum vein complaints.  
A Warning on Phony Ebola 'Cures'. Fox News. Oct. 8, 2014. As fears of infection spread, some herbal remedies — which have beneficial properties in their own right — are being advertised as cures for the potentially deadly disease.

Forgotten for a Millennium, Beneficial Gobi Herb is Making a Comeback. FoodNavigator-Asia. Oct. 8, 2014. Due to misreporting during the Tang dynasty, gaubau kender's abilities to treat insomnia, depression, anxiety, and hypertension have been all but forgotten for more than a thousand years.
North Queensland Rainforest is Home to Cancer-Fighting Berry. Digital Journal. Oct. 7, 2014. When rat kangaroos wanted nothing to do with berries from the Blushwood tree, a pair of forest ecologists were tipped off that the fruit might have medicinal properties.