Alternative Medicine Update
The most common medical use for pumpkin seeds is managing benign prostatic hypertrophy.
The leaves and roots of the marshmallow plant can be used as an antitussive and for sore throat relief.
Hops can be used as a sedative in place of more dangerous substances like benzodiazepines.
Research is being done on the use of astragalus root for the treatment of cancer and congestive heart failure.
Methylsulfonylmethane may help treat osteoarthritis and may eventually create a way to detect melanoma.