• Curcumin from Turmeric may help allergies

    Jan 30, 2007
    Over the last few decades there has been a worldwide increase in the percentage of people with allergies and asthma. Curcumin found in the herb Turmeric, a frequently used spice in Asia has anti-inflammatory activity and anti-allergy activity. In this study mice with an allergy to latex were treated with Curcumin.
  • Looking for the cure for the common cold; try Echinacea

    Jan 29, 2007
    According to researchers at the University of Connecticut, taking Echinacea at the first signs of a cold reduces the duration and even the risk of developing it. They pooled information from 14 studies involving almost 3,000 patients. They found that using Echinacea decreased the risk of developing a cold by a whopping 58%.
  • Grape Seed Extract shrinks colon cancer tumors in this study

    Jan 26, 2007
    Scientists at the School of Pharmacy, University of Colorado at Denver studied the effects of Grape Seed Extract (GSE) against colorectal cancer. In the first part of the study, exposing various colon cancer cell lines to GSE slowed the growth of colon cancer cells and also caused the cancer cells to die. In the second part of the study mice lacking immune function were given human colon cancer in a surgical procedure called a xenograft.
  • Alcohol free Red Wine or Liquid Green Tea Concentrate prevent H pylori from causing inflammation in the stomach

    Jan 25, 2007
    H pylori is a bacterium that infects the lining of the stomach often leading to gastritis, duodenitis, peptic ulcers, and sometimes cancer. The bacterium releases a protein called VacA that causes gastritis and ulceration; some sources state that only 50% of the strains of H pylori create this protein. Research is showing that specific polyphenols block the effects of VacA and may be useful in preventing inflammation caused by the bacterium.
  • Vitamin C and Vitamin E help prevent kidney cancer

    Jan 24, 2007
    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer accounting for 85% of all cases. In this cancer a tumor grows on the filtering apparatus known as tubules. The diet and habits of 767 men and women with RCC were compared to those of 1,534 cancer free hospital patients in a case-controlled study.