The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Archive for the 'Blackcurrant' Category

    Acne: Recommendations are easy; data, scarce

    Monday, July 11th, 2016

    Herbalists recommend more than a dozen herbal remedies for acne and scarring, according to a recent article.

    Unfortunately, only 1 of these herbals is supported by the results of a study in patients. (more…)

    Ineffective herbal remedies for treating acne

    Monday, July 11th, 2016

    I recently came across a website advocating herbals to treat or prevent acne.

    The website isn’t important, but the results of my PubMed searches might be useful. (more…)

    Review: Herbal medicines to treat rheumatoid arthritis

    Friday, June 11th, 2010

    Researchers at Victoria University, in Melbourne, Australia reviewed the evidence.

    But not everyone agrees with their conclusions. (more…)

    Herbals to treat psoriasis: A review of the evidence

    Monday, March 15th, 2010

    Dr. Sharon Jacob from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Florida and colleagues reviewed the scientific support for herbals used by patients with psoriasis.

    Here are the highlights.
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    Herbals for arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

    Ms. Meenakshi Khatta is a nurse practitioner and associate professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Nurse Khatta has reviewed the use of CAM to treat pain due to musculoskeletal conditions.

    Here are her findings on herbal supplements used to treat fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. (more…)