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Archive for the 'Ginger' Category

Safety of taking ginger while pregnant

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The most common use of ginger during pregnancy is to help relieve symptoms of queasiness and nausea.

Researchers at the University of Bergen, in Norway reviewed its safety in these women. (more…)

Complementary treatments for osteoarthritis

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Former Medical Director, of the Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine, at Columbia University Medical Center, in New York City, Dr. James Dillard, reviewed the evidence.

Here’s what we know. (more…)

Review: Ginger to treat pain

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Zingiber officinale, commonly known as ginger, has been used to treat pain, among other things.

Prof. Ernst and colleagues from the University of Exeter, in the UK reviewed the evidence for the use of ginger to treat any type of pain. (more…)

Feverfew and ginger treat migraine

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

The drug class, triptans is considered the “gold standard” of migraine therapy. Yet, they have limitations and many patients are seeking other therapeutic alternatives.

Researchers in the US studied feverfew + ginger for treating attacks of migraine early during the mild headache phase. (more…)

Use of herbal supplements by pregnant women

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Researchers at the University of Oslo, in Norway, studied the use of herbal supplements by pregnant Norwegian women. (more…)

Ginger for nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Although early studies were negative, Dr. Brent Bauer at the Mayo Clinic summarized 2 studies that support its use. (more…)

Effects of herbals on warfarin therapy

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong, in China, studied the risk for an herbal:warfarin interaction in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. (more…)

Anti-inflammatory effects of heated vs unheated ginger

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Ginger (Zingiber officnale) exerts anti-inflammatory effects, and heat treatment of ginger has been suggested to enhance its pain relieving effects.

Now, researchers from Georgia College and State University, in Milledgeville report the results of 2 studies in adults. (more…)

Herbals used by pregnant women

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Researchers from Atlanta, Georgia and Boston report from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study. (more…)

Options to treat nauesa and vomiting in early pregnancy

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

There are lots of options but little high-quality scientific support for any of them, according to this Cochrane review. (more…)

Managing nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

nude-pregnancy2 faculty at the University of California at San Francisco and the University of Utah reviewed the evidence and make recommendations for treatment.

Let’s focus on complementary options. (more…)

Managing nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy

Monday, July 12th, 2010

nude-pregnancyThey’re among the cardinal signs of early pregnancy — experienced by 50% to 80% of women.

Let’s focus on CAM options from this review by researchers at the University of Utah and the University of California at San Francisco. (more…)

No effect of ginger on muscle pain during cycling

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Researchers from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville studied ginger’s effects following cycling exercise. (more…)

May is arthritis awareness month

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Researchers from Bethesda North Hospital Pharmacy, in Cincinnati, Ohio reviewed the evidence for using supplements to treat osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (more…)

Initial study of Zyflamend for prostate cancer

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Laboratory research suggests that Zyflamend — an extract containing 10 herbs — decreases prostate cancer growth.

Now, researchers from the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia are starting a systematic evaluation in patients. (more…)

Safety review of popular herbal products

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Dr. Darrell Hulisz from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio reviews popular herbals.

Let’s focus on safety issues. (more…)

Use of Chinese medicine in HIV patients

Friday, July 24th, 2009

This survey of male Chinese HIV patients provides an opportunity to review the risk for interactions between Chinese herbal medicine and drugs used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (more…)

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…)

Key points about commonly used herbals

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Dr. Darrell Hulisz from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio has written a continuing education article on herbals.

Here are the author’s take-away points, with additional references added. (more…)

Ginger for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

 Researchers at Shahid Beheshti Medical Science University in Tehran, Iran report it was effective. (more…)