Alternative Medicine Update

Boron: a water-soluble element found in the earth's surface

Boron: a water-soluble element found in the earth's surface

Boron is found in small amounts in the earth's surface and is thought to be produced by the collection of particulate matter of meteorites.

Coal tar: an anti-inflammatory treatment for psoriasis

Coal tar: an anti-inflammatory treatment for psoriasis

Coal tar products are commonly used as a treatment for psoriasis.

Alfalfa: weighing the risks and benefits

Alfalfa: weighing the risks and benefits

Long-term use of alfalfa has an immune-stimulating effect and can worsen autoimmune conditions such as lupus and multiple sclerosis.

Frankincense: a rediscovered botanical product

Frankincense: a rediscovered botanical product

Frankincense is one of a multitude of rediscovered botanical products being studied for use in a variety of diseases and conditions.

Holy basil

Holy basil

Holy basil's protective mechanisms are thought to be due to the increase in antioxidant activity and alteration in gene expression.

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