Latest Researches
 Blackcurrant juice can prevent aches and strains
 New study reveals that Blackcurrants juice can help prevent aches and strains during exercise. It has been used for centuries to treat tiredness, arthritis, kidney stones, gout and lung problems. Researchers say compounds called flavonoids in the berries protect the body from the stresses of working out.

The experiment, led by Roger Hurst at New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, monitored the impact of blackcurrant extract on 10 untrained volunteers.

Those who took the blackcurrant pill before and after daily moderate exercise had fewer signs of "oxidative stress" and muscle damage. Their bodies also had fewer signs of inflammation.

Each pill contained the equivalent of one or two ounces of berries and was taken daily for three weeks before and after exercise.

 Cruciferous vegetables cures stomach infections
 It is found that eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli helps to improve health. Besides, researchers also have discovered new benefits to eating both broccoli and plantains -- two high-fiber foods -- that may help people with Chron's disease and other digestive disorders. According to the recent study, broccoli and plantains contain compounds that help protect the gut from infection and improve overall stomach health.

Broccoli and plantains are not the only foods that provide this benefit, but they are two in particular that scientists found to have exceptional benefit. The compounds in these two foods actually boost the ability of the stomach lining to ward off bad bacteria, passing it through the tract and out of the body before it can cause harm.

The intestinal lining in the gut is coated in M-cells, which are designed to maintain intestinal health. But these cells are often disrupted by processed foods, artificial chemicals and other additives. Long-term ingestion of these substances can severely damage a person's bacterial balance, leading eventually to disease.

 Brahmi herb may help in treating Alzheimer's
 Researchers found that herbs like brahmi, associated with the ayurveda system of medicine, could help ward off Alzheimer's disease and preserve one's mental faculties. Brahmi has an anti-inflammatory effect, is an antioxidant, collates, and removes heavy metals and beta amyloid. Two trials with a brahmi extract called CDRI08, have shown improvements in working memory, particularly spatial memory accuracy.

Pine bark, lemon balm, American ginseng, rosemary and brahmi, are some of the herbs showing promise in fending off Alzheimer's dementia, causing memory loss, depression and anxiety.

A 50-day trial of a particular pine bark extract supplement for men aged 50 to 65 years has also shown improved speed in spatial working memory and immediate recognition tasks, along with lowering blood pressure.

 Shatamuli Herb can cure kidney diseases
 Shatamuli is an important medicinal plant grows wild in forests and planted in gardens in most of the districts of Bangladesh. It is a stout strangling climber with spiny green stems, filiform leaves, bell-shaped yellow-green flowers and a large number of slender tubers. It also grows throughout tropical and subtropical India and Srilanka, Tropical Africa, Java and Australia. Its Botanical name is Asparagus racemosus Wild. It is used chiefly as a demulcent in veterinary. Shatamuli is said to be tonic and diuretic and useful as a galactagogue.

A mixture of honey and fresh root juice is given as a demulcent in dyspepsia. However, Koman states that The action of the drug when administered in dyspepsia was slow and not highly satisfactory. Its root is largely used in the preparation of medicated oils, prescribed for nervous and rheumatic complaints.

The plant is also used in diabetes, jaundice and other urinary disorders. Aqueous and ethanolic extracts of the plant possess strong molluscicidal property.

 Herbal remedy for high blood pressure
 Sarpagandha is an important medicinal plant used mainly as a remedy for high blood pressure in the Homoeopathic, Ayurvedic and Unani systems of medicine. It is a rambling shrub with broadly elliptical leaves in whorls, small pink and white tubular flowers, red berries, and prominent taproot system, found to grow wild in many places of rural Bangladesh.

However, this plant is now under threat of extinction because of indiscriminate over use. It is also found in India, Srilanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Java. Its Botanical name is Rauwalfia serpentine.

The roots of this plant is bitter, acrid, heating, sharp, pungent, anthelmintic, cures 'tridosha', ulcers, the poisonous effects of scorpion-sting anke bite (Ayurveda). A decoction of the root is employed in labours to increase uterine contractions. In Java it is used as an anthelmintic. The juice of the leaves is instilled into the eyes by the natives of India and Java, as a remedy for the removal of opacities of the cornea. In Bombay, most of the labours that come from the southern Konkan keep a small supply of the root, which they value as a remedy in painful affection of the bowels. In the Konkan the root with Fristolachia indica is given in cholera, in colic, 1 part of the root 2 parts of Holarrhena root is given in milk. In fever the root the root with Andrographis, Gilger and black salt is used.

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