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Herbal Medicine

Is Ginkgo Dangerous?

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Many people have expressed concern to me following recent news stories about a government report on the safety of ginkgo biloba extract. I view the stories about this study as misleading.

Adequate and Well-Controlled Studies Proving Medical Efficacy of Cannabis Exist but Are Ignored by Marijuana Schedulers

Sunil Kumar Aggarwal | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Sunil Kumar Aggarwal

Schedule I drugs have "no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States" and "a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision" -- a classification that holds marijuana more dangerous than cocaine, morphine, or methamphetamine.

A Medicine Hunter's Journey For Effective Herbs

Posted 02.21.2013 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Jennifer Nelson: "We're here in the middle of the Amazon jungle today," booms Chris Kilham, an adventurer and medicine...

10 Pounds And Clinging To Life: Parents Only Gave Malnourished Boy Herbal Medicine

AP | NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS | Posted 05.16.2012 | Crime

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A 2-year-old Washington boy who authorities say was so malnourished he weighed less than half as much as a normal child his age rema...

How To Keep Your Pet Heart Healthy

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Valentine's Day -- a time to think about your heart and the heart of someone you love. Where do you find more love than in the heart of your pet? Yes, we have husbands, wives, family and friends, but there's no substitute for that happy thump-thump-thump of a wagging tail.

Liver Damage May Be Prevented By Herbal Medicine

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A well-known Eastern medicine supplement may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Sta...

Ginkgo Biloba And Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Ginkgo stimulates neurogenesis in the brains of mice that have been genetically altered to develop amyloid plaques in their brains very similar to those that develop in people with Alzheimer's.

Africa's Herbal Answer To Viagra

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN ANTONIO, Principe �" Viagra is not needed on this island. For erectile dysfunction, herbal healers prescribe a bit of bark to heat until soft, c...

Alternative Medicine Supplements Hospitals' Care For Sick Kids

momlogic.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Some of the nation's top hospitals are embracing alternative medicine to supplement traditional healing. Are we onto something? Danny Hauser made nat...