Manuka honey is helpful in healing wounds, from burns to split fingertips. It discourages bacterial growth and helps cuts close more quickly.
A reader reports great results using turmeric to ease pain. Before you start swallowing pills, though, you should be aware of possible side effects.
Many older women report success in using coconut oil to ease vaginal dryness. It is inexpensive, easy to apply, and does not have scary side effects.
There is growing evidence that pomegranate juice can help control inflammation in the body. That could mean that pomegranate juice is good for your brain.
A large study in China monitored people's tea-drinking habits and their health. Those who sip green tea several times a week seem to live longer.
An Indian fruit known as bitter melon appears to block some cancer cells' ability to get energy from sugar or fat. Watch for further research!
A reader got great results taking saffron for age-related macular degeneration, along with AREDS vitamins. A few studies support its efficacy.
Placebo-controlled studies support a reader's experience that strong ginger tea alleviated post-operative nausea. Have you tried it?
A long-term study of atherosclerosis revealed that adequate magnesium is critical for good heart health.
Honokiol, a compound found in the bark of Magnolia officinalis, appears to control pain by suppressing TRP channels in animals. What about people?
Dermatologists are skeptical, but some people find that olive oil, mineral oil or petroleum jelly is effective against lice. One person added rosemary oil.
Drug Side Effects
When sunshine is limited, you may need vitamin D3 pills to bring your level of this hormone up to normal. However, some people report digestive symptoms.
When you experience the joy of movement, you get multiple benefits for physical and mental health. What type of movement brings you joy?
Companies rarely wish to fund research on home remedies; however, scientific studies do support some unlikely seeming treatments such as mustard for cramps.
Rodent research shows that grape seed extract can slow cognitive decline and the development of dementia. How well will it work for humans?
A reader reports that acupuncture offered relief from the pain of neuropathy due to chemotherapy. Scientific reviews support this possibility.
A large study shows that diet makes a difference at bedtime. Will you change what you eat to sleep better, even if it means fewer snacks and desserts?
Enjoying a bowl of spicy hot soup might be just the ticket to prevent bothersome nighttime leg cramps. The pungent flavors could be responsible.
If you would like to avoid motion sickness without the drowsiness caused by Dramamine, consider ginger in capsules or chewing gum.
A person who suffered from stubborn blemishes for many years found that applying milk of magnesia worked better than other treatments.