Category: Herbs

Arthritis and Willow Bark

In a study “Efficacy and Tolerability of a Standardized Willow Bark Extract in Patients With Osteoarthritis: Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double Blind Clinical Trial,” Schmid B, Ludtke R, et al, Z Rheumatol (2000;59:314-320), willow bark extract was compared to placebo in a group of arthritis patients. In the study, 39 subjects were given willow bark extract (standardized Read More …

Antioxidants in Green Tea Help Rheumatoid

According to a study on mice from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, antioxidants in green tea may protect from rheumatoid arthritis and reduce the severity of the symptoms. The study was published in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.” Antioxidants in green tea, known as polyphenols, may protect the body from Read More …

Alzheimer’s Disease and Green Tea

What exactly is epigallocatechin-3-gallate? It is also called EGCG, and it is a compound found in green tea. Research appearing in the September 21, 2005 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience studied the effect of EGCG on the brains of mice genetically programmed to develop Alzheimer’s disease. The mice were given EGCG injections every day Read More …