Scientific Research & Evidence
This page presents a small taste of the information that is coming out in the scientific literature about herbs. For the inquiring minds that want to know.
There’s all kinds of information out there which talks about herbs and what they are good for, but so often it seems like you’re expected to just take their word for it. WHERE’S THE PROOF? While we strongly feel that the historical and clinical evidences and experiences are valid, it’s nice to know that there’s also modern scientific research that backs up most of the traditional herbal uses. This part of the website is about that, proof. We don’t want you to just take our word for it! We want you to be able to see for yourself the science that backs up the use of herbs.
This section of the website is an ongoing work in progress, since new information is always coming out.
Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
Black Cohosh – Cimicifuga racemosa
Chamomile – Matricaria recutita
Cinnamon – Cinnamomum spp.
Cocoa – Theobroma cacao
Comfrey – Symphytum officinalis
Dandelion – Taraxicum officinalis
Echinacea – Echinacea spp.
New Elder – Sambucus nigra
Five Flavour Berry – Schisandra chinensis
Garlic – Allium sativum
Ginger – Zingeber officinalis
Ginkgo – Ginkgo biloba
Goldenrod – Solidago virgaurea
Hawthorn – Crataegus spp.
Hops – Humulus lupulus
Liquorice – Glycyrrhiza glabra
Milk Thistle – Silybum marianum / Carduus marianum
Red Clover – Trifolium pratense
Rhodiola – Rhodiola rosea
Rose – Rosa spp.
Rosemary – Rosemaranis officinalis
Soy – Glycine max
New Stinging Nettle – Urtica dioica
Thyme – Thymus vulgaris
Turmeric – Curcuma longa
Wormwood – Artemesia spp.
Yarrow – Achillea millefolium
Antioxidents and other nutrients in chemotherapy or radiation therapy – in a review of studies conducted from 1965 to 2003 (including 8521 human patients) it was found that antioxidants and other nutrients did not interfere with these therapies and in fact increased the effectiveness of treatment. (‘Altern Ther Health Med’. 2007 Mar-Apr;13(2):40-7)