Alternative Medicine Update

Monk fruit: A natural sweetener with medicinal properties

Monk fruit: A natural sweetener with medicinal properties

In addition to use as a sweetner, monk fruit has analgesic, antihistaminic, and expectorant properties, and is being studied as an anticarcinogenic agent.

Mushrooms: Multiple medicinal bioactive compounds identified

Mushrooms: Multiple medicinal bioactive compounds identified

A significant number of modern prescription medications have been derived from mushrooms.

Magnet therapy for pain and muscle spasms

Magnet therapy for pain and muscle spasms

When a magnet is placed on the skin, capillary walls relax, allowing for increased blood flow and oxygenation and removal of accumulated pain-producing prostaglandins.

Bovine colostrum: A treatment for infectious emergencies and the immunosupressed?

Bovine colostrum: A treatment for infectious emergencies and the immunosupressed?

Bovine colostrum is being studied as a wound-healing agent, an antimicrobial, and an anticancer therapy.

Garcinia cambogia: An answer to obesity?

Garcinia cambogia: An answer to obesity?

Garcinia cambogia has potential as a weight-loss aid, but has significant associated risks.

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