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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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Foot arthritis increasingly common in over 50’s

   A new report has found that foot arthritis affects one in six people over the age of 50 and is more common in women than men. Incidences of foot arthritis are fare higher in women than previously thought, according to the new study from Keele University. [quote] The reason for this rise in the condition, […]

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Daylight can sun damage skin after just two days

We all know to put sun cream on when sunbathing or on a sunny day, but new research shows that in fact regular exposure to ‘daylight’  can cause significant sun damage to skin. [quote] New research from the University of Michigan Medical School and published in JAMA Dermatology shows that just two days of daily low […]

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Could sea algae cream combat acne ?

Fatty acids found in certain types of marine algae have been found to help reduce the symptoms of acne. New research from marine biochemists and published in the journal Marine Drugs has found that certain fatty acids in marine algae can kill or inhibit the growth of the acne bacteria. These fatty acids include eicosapentaenoic […]

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Indigo extract improved psoriasis by 81% in trial

An ointment containing the plant extract Indigo Naturalis, a dark blue plant-based powder, has been shown in published research to help improve the symptoms of psoriasis by over 80% and almost completely clear symptoms in 75% of test subjects The study, published in the November issue of Archives of Dermatology and carried out at the […]

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