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Smells can heal skin

Just sniffing certain smells could help heal skin, according to new research. For the first time odorant cells have been discovered to exist not just in the nose, as previously thought, but in the skin too. Research carried out the at the Technical University of Munich and published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology has […]

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Environmental pollutants could trigger psoriasis

New research has found that a specific protein in skin cells, that is a detector and receptor of environmental pollutants such a cigarette smoke, plays a role in the process of psoriasis flare ups. The protein, called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), has been shown to dampen the severity of inflammation involved in psoriasis flare […]

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Glutathione is the next miracle molecule for skin anti-ageing

There is a naturally  molecule in the body that helps fight free radical damage, which is the main cause of ageing and other degenerative health conditions, called Glutathione. Glutathione’s regenerative powers are so strong that it is given by drip to people who have overdosed on paracetamol whose liver has failed to reverse the effects. […]

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People with psoriasis cannot tolerate stress in the same way

A new study has found that people suffering from psoriasis have a more exaggerated physiological reaction to situations of stress, which can make the condition even worse. The study, published in the April edition of the British Journal of Dermatology, found that people with psoriasis had heightened autonomic and neuroendocrine responses to stress than those […]

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New study finds Siberian rose extract eases arthritis

A new study has found that an extract taken from the root of Siberian rose called Garden Peony helps ease the pain and swelling of arthritis. Paeoniflorin is the chemical compound with anti-inflammatory and pain killing effects taken from Peony Root. The root is made up of alkaloids, glucosides, polysaccharides, saponins, organic acids and trace […]

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New study finds birch bark helps heal skin

A new study has found  that Birch Bark significantly speeds up and aides the skin healing process and could help with faster healing of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Birch bark tar has been used as a remedy for acne, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and itchy skin conditions as well as for cracked or […]

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