For many centuries the Chinese used snake oil as a treatment for joint pain, arthritis and bursitis. They brought this folk remedy with them when they arrived in the US in the mid 1800's to build the Transcontinental Railroad. That was hard work you know. Aspirin, while having been invented, was not a readily available item at that time. When the Chinese workers offered the remedy to Westerners as a palliative it was likely perceived to be a "primitive" form of "quackery...
New research has confirmed that the leaves from a common tree used traditionally as a healing agent has the ability to counteract Candida yeast infections.
This enchanting spice, found in Egyptian tombs and on Greek tables, alike, has been the subject of renewed scientific interest in the past few decades. It was recently tested to be superior to a popular antidiabetic drug in an experimental model of diabetes.
If you live in North America or Europe that jar of "cinnamon" in your cupboard is probably not truly cinnamon at all, but a very similar spice known as cassia or "bastard cinnamon."
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) is the member of family Zingiberaceae, locally known as Adrak or Ada in India. This plant is small, rhizomatous, erect and perennial. It is cultivated commercially for edible rhizomes in many parts of India and it has been part of various medicine systems across the world for time immemorial.
New research has confirmed that using Copper at hospitals significantly reduces hospital-acquired infections. What the study didn’t mention was that Copper has been used for wellness in Ayurveda for thousands of years.
Food has lost its story. Stripped of context, meaning, and reduced to its molecular composition, ancient recipes for health and joy long to be recovered.