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Massage Helps Treat Low Back Pain – Study

Massage may be serious medicine, at least when it comes to treating persistent low back pain, a recent study shows. Low back pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical attention in the U.S., and it is notoriously tough to treat. Studies show very few medical therapies, from medications to injections to surgeries, […]

Sense Of Smell Is Boosted By Anxiety

Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth Krusemark and Wen Li from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.

Origanum Essential Oil Research

Origanum herb (Origanum vulgare subsp. virens Hoffmanns. & Link, Bonnier & Layens) and its essential oil are widely used in the treatment of respiratory and cutaneous infections in traditional medicine. In order to establish a basis for its traditional employment, the antimicrobial activity of the essential oil of O. vulgare subsp. virens was evaluated against […]

Frankincense May Ease Pain Of Arthritis

Cardiff scientists have been investigating the viability of an extract from frankincense (Boswellia frereana) for treating the pain of arthritis. From the report below it appears that they think it could produce good results. Of course this is not exactly news to aromatherapists who have been using frankincense oil to treat this type of condition […]

Grapefruit Molecule May Lower Cholesterol & Treat Diabetes

Israeli scientists may have discovered an effective new way to treat high cholesterol and diabetes naturally. Dr. Yaakov Nahmias from the Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science at Hebrew University and his colleagues have discovered that naringenin, a molecule in grapefruits that gives the fruit its bitter taste, can help to treat arteriosclerosis, hyper-metabolism, […]

Essential Oils Could Replace Meat Preservatives

Researchers at the University of Extremadura in Spain have found that the essential oils sage and rosemary could slow oxidative spoilage of meat better than synthetic antioxidants butylhydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT). “The results of my research support the idea that new food ingredients from plant kingdom are of interest for the meat industry,” lead […]

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