Researchers have found that the wild marigold, a plant native to South America, contains antioxidant and antibacterial properties that can be used to improve stomach and gut health without side effects. In their study, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, scientists at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa looked at wild marigold’s ability to reduce the formation of free radicals and to treat infections caused by pathogenic microorganisms.
Cancer remains among the most serious diseases known to humankind – different forms of the disease kill millions of people around the world every year. Conventional medicine offers cytotoxic treatments that vary in effectiveness but not in their tendency to cause diverse and detrimental side effects. For this reason, researchers look to nature for treatments that are not just effective but are also safe.
Aluminum doesn’t sound all that dangerous. We see it everywhere in our daily lives: we buy food in aluminum cans, we wrap our vegetables in aluminum foil and grill them, and many of us even unwittingly bake with it. The word aluminum certainly doesn’t strike fear into us the way metals like mercury and lead do, but this substance is far from harmless.
A lot of people love pizza, a guilty pleasure that is usually full of fat, refined carbohydrates, and sodium. However, at Don Peppe pizzeria, some lucky diners had the chance to try a unique “life-prolonging” pizza.
In Thailand, there are a lot of fruits available. Yam bean (Pachyrhizus erosus, L.) and guava (Psidium guajava, L.) are two of the most commonly consumed fruits in Thailand. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers from Mahidol University in Thailand evaluated the heart health benefits of yam bean root juice and guava fruit juice in healthy people.