Traditional Chinese MedicineTraditional Chinese medicine is a true fount of wisdom and effective remedies for many common health conditions and ailments. Thus, recently it was found out that a flowering Tibetan evergreen shrub, which has been widely used in Traditional Chinese and Indian folk medicines for treating such bacterial diseases as malaria and others, can also be used to combat the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, and even slow down the processes related to aging. Positive effects can be achieved at the expense of an interesting property of this natural remedy: it can make cells ‘think’ that they are starving. Read the rest of this entry »

In the most recent edition of Science magazine, American specialists from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children’s Hospital Boston presented their new development. A new herbal remedy based on the extract of hydrangea root was created to treat so called autoimmune disorders, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, bowel disorders, psoriasis, eczema and multiple sclerosis. The study was carried out in collaboration with the experts from the Harvard Medical School and Immune Disease Institute and directed on learning more about the role of Th 17, a white blood cell involved in autoimmune disease. Read the rest of this entry »