Organic herbal remedies have been around for centuries.
In fact, one of the most famous of them is a mixture of oregano and basil, which was popularized in the 1700s and is still popular today.
A growing number of herbalists are starting to try and capitalize on the new crop of products, including one that was recently published by National Geographic titled When Your Heart Wants To Heal Its OWN.
The story starts with a farmer who is in need of a cure for a heart problem, and when she gets an echinacea tablet she thinks she’s cured her problem.
But the tablet is actually a powerful herbal medicine that has an unexpected side effect.
It has a potentially harmful effect on the heart.
But a more interesting and powerful effect comes from an extract of a plant that is used in the treatment of arthritis, and that’s what researchers are calling an “analgesic.”
“The reason I’m excited about this is because this is not something you have to be an expert on to understand the medicinal properties of an herb,” said Dr. Richard Lichtman, who is a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
The discovery that an extract can be used to treat a serious medical condition like arthritis is “a real breakthrough in medicine,” said Lichtmans co-author and a professor at UCSF.
“It really shows that this is a real therapeutic option for arthritis.”
The study was published online May 7 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Dr. Lichtmann said the study is important because it opens the door to new treatments for the condition.
He added that the discovery of the analgesics in an extract is an example of a new kind of research being undertaken.
“We’re seeing the discovery that there is a natural component in a lot of things, and we’re starting to see it in the extract,” Lichtmen said.
Larger studies are needed to better understand how an extract works and how it might be used for the treatment.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The work was supported by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and Engineering.
For more information about the study, visit the National Geographic website.