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Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men
In a 10-week study, infertile Iranian men that took curcumin experienced a significant increase in sperm count, concentration and motility.
Probiotics Ease Bipolar Disorder
Hospitalized bipolar patients that took probiotic supplements upon release were three times less likely to re-enter the hospital than those given a placebo.
Lemon Balm Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces LDL
Taking three grams a day of powdered lemon balm for two months significantly improved the condition of Iranian patients with chronic stable angina.
Rose Hip Reduces Cold Symptoms
Danes that took two grams of liquid rose hip during the winter had 13 percent fewer colds and less coughing, headaches, stiffness and fatigue when they did get sick.
Pine Bark Soothes Prostate
Italian men with benign prostate hypertrophy that took 150 milligrams a day for two months of a pine bark extract significantly improved in urination frequency, urgency, intermittency and nighttime occurrences.
Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain
Patients with knee osteoarthritis who took a bitter melon supplement for three months had significantly less pain, lower analgesic use, and reduced body weight and blood glucose levels.
Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health
Type-2 diabetes patients who took an extract of walnut leaf for eight weeks lost weight and had lower systolic blood pressure.
Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection
The herb reduced infection levels in children following root canals, which could help avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.
Nettle Leaf Helps Inflammatory Bowel Patients
In a 12-week clinical trail, Iranian patients with inflammatory bowel disease that received a nettle leaf extract had lower markers of inflammation in the blood and a better quality of life.
Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus
A single mindfulness meditation session reduced anxiety levels for participants in a Michigan study, evident even a week later, and breath-based meditation enhanced mental clarity in an Irish study.