Chamomile-Saffron Therapy for Depression

Effetti Combinati di Camomilla e Zafferano come Terapia Adiuvante per Pazienti con Alterazioni Metaboliche e Depressione Lieve o Moderata Introduction Depression is one of the most common psychiatric conditions worldwide, with a significant impact on patients’ mental health and well-being. Furthermore, the correlation between depression and metabolic abnormalities such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia is…

Fighting PCOS with Chamomile: A Natural Approach

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and Chamomile: A Natural Approach to Treatment Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders affecting women of reproductive age, with 10-15% of women developing it during their lifetime. The diagnostic criteria for PCOS, as outlined in the Rotterdam criteria, include menstrual irregularities (amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea) and clinical…

Efficacy of Dietary Supplements for Endometriosis

Dietary Supplements for the Treatment of Endometriosis: Evidence and Perspectives The pathogenesis of endometriosis involves the interplay of endocrine, immunologic, proinflammatory, and proangiogenic processes. There are new endometriosis theories on these issues-immune cells, adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix metalloproteinases, and pro-inflammatory cytokines activate/alter the peritoneal microenvironment, creating conditions for differentiation, adhesion, proliferation, and survival of ectopic…

Pomegranate’s Impact on Prolonged Fatigue

Pomegranate against prolonged fatigue: a clinical study The word fatigue is derived from the Latin verb “fatigare,” meaning “to tire,” and can be defined as a state of extreme fatigue caused by physical or mental stress, resulting in a transient reduction in physical performance (also called physical fatigue) or mental performance (i.e., the individual’s ability…

Labeling Update: Allergens in Cosmetics

Regulatory Update: New Rules on Labeling of Allergenic Substances in Cosmetics More than a decade after the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety issued its opinion, a new regulation has come into force that introduces substantial changes in the labeling of allergenic substances in cosmetic products. This regulation, EU No. 2023/1545, enacted on July 26, 2023,…

Lavender for Anxiety: Scientific Reviews

Anxiolytic Effects of Lavender: A Summary of Scientific Reviews for the Treatment of Anxiety Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an aromatic plant known for its relaxing and calming properties. This article aims to present a systematic synthesis of existing scientific reviews examining the effects of lavender on anxiety in humans. To achieve this goal, the researchers…

Prunella vulgaris: Treatment for Thyroiditis and Goiter

Prunella vulgaris: Efficacy in Treating Thyroiditis and Nodular Goiter – Meta-Analysis and Clinical Results Traditional Chinese medicine typically plays a significant role in treating various diseases, including thyroid-related conditions, particularly thyroiditis. Thyroiditis is a term that encompasses all types of conditions causing inflammation of the thyroid gland. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, painless postpartum thyroiditis, and painless sporadic…

Saffron: An Effective Natural Remedy for ADHD in Youth

Saffron: a natural and effective remedy for treating ADHD in children and adolescents, according to a clinical study Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common condition, especially among children and adolescents. Its characteristic symptoms include hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity, often treated with psychostimulant drugs and other therapies. However, many patients hesitate to use synthetic…

Suanzaoren for Improving Sleep Quality

The effectiveness of Suanzaoren (Ziziphi Spinosae Semen) in improving sleep: a systematic review of randomized studies on cancer and non-cancer patients Sleep disorders are common and bothersome in both cancer and non-cancer populations. Suanzaoren (Ziziphi Spinosae Semen) is commonly used to improve sleep, but its effectiveness and safety remain unclear. Suanzaoren, also known as the…