Laboratory experiments have demonstrated the immunological effects of ginseng. Researchers writing in BioMed Central’s open access Journal of Translational Medicine have shown that the herb, much used in traditional Chinese and other Asian medicine, does have anti-inflammatory effects. Allan Lau led a team of researchers from the University of Hong Kong who identified seven ginseng constituents, ginsenosides, which showed immune-suppressive effects. He said, “The anti-inflammatory role of ginseng may be due to the combined effects of these ginsenosides, targeting different levels of immunological activity, and so contributing to the diverse actions of ginseng in humans”. The scientists treated human immune cells with different extracts ofRead More →

The Healing Power of Touch. Now there is scientific proof to show how a healing touch actually acts as a painkiller. Prof McGlone working with a group of Swedish researchers has found that a hug or a soothing touch can work to help relieve pain. The research conducted at the University of Gothenburg reveals that the sensation of pain from other nerves is reduced by gentle stroking as it activates pleasure nerves beneath the skin. So in case you are under the weather, welcome a big hug as it could be much better than medicine and will surely make you feel better. Professor Francis McGlone,Read More →