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Ashwagandha: Stress, Strength, Smarts and Sex

Ashwagandha: Stress, Strength, Smarts and Sex

Ashwagandha: Stress, Strength, Smarts and Sex

This adaptogenic, Ayurvedic herb has been used for thousands of years to rejuvenate and strengthen the body.

Ginger Treats Osteoarthritis with Topical Application

Ginger Treats Osteoarthritis with Topical Application

Research from Australia's Edith Cowan University has confirmed an ancient treatment - that osteoarthritis pain and mobility is reduced with the application of ginger root topically.

The researchers recruited 20 adults between the ages of 35 and 90 years old – average age of 64 years old. All of the volunteers had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. 85% of the patients had osteoarthritis of the knees and/or hips.

The researchers randomly divided the patients into two groups, and treated half of them with a ginger (Zingiber officinalis) compress, and half with a ginger transdermal patch – a patent-pending product from New Zealand.

Herbal Extract Combination Reduces Osteoarthritis Pain

Herbal Extract Combination Reduces Osteoarthritis Pain
French hospital researchers have confirmed that a combination of herbs together with bromelain from pineapples can significantly reduce joint pain from osteoarthritis.
 
The researchers gave a combination of two herbal extracts - Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) – and bromelain – a enzyme complex from pineapples – to 42 patients with osteoarthritis.

Study: Knee Surgery No Better Than Placebo

Study: Knee Surgery No Better Than Placebo

Surgery probably won't help you with chronic knee pain.  But here are 10 proven ways to get you safely back in the swing of things.

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee affects over 12 percent of people over 60 years old.[i]  It's a degenerative disease that causes pain, swelling, abnormal bone growth and spurs, and loss of mobility. Cartilage becomes thin and irregular, resulting in joint pain and stiffness.

The Problem with Painkillers

The Problem with Painkillers

Use of over-the-counter painkillers is staggeringly common. At least 175 million adults in the United States take OTC painkillers. That makes evaluating their effectiveness and safety crucial. But, it has been a very bad few years in painkiller research. Important recent studies have cast serious doubt on their effectiveness and their safety.