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Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

The following review article shows that acupuncture is useful in the treatment of insomnia. BACKGROUND: Acupuncture is commonly used in treating insomnia in China, and clinical studies have shown that acupuncture may have a beneficial effect on insomnia compared with Western medication. METHODS: We included randomized controlled trials on acupuncture for insomnia. We searched PubMed, […]

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Wound healing activity of flower extract of Calendula officinalis.

The following study shows the importance of Calendula as a potent wound healing agent.  Calendula may be used internally as well as externally for help with the healing of wounds. The effects of oral and topical application of Calendula officinalis flower extract on excision wounds made in rats were checked. The parameters assessed were the […]

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An evidence-based systematic review of stevia by the natural standard research collaboration.

The following article gives evidence that Stevia should be considered as a safe and healthy alternative to sugar. The objective of this study was to evaluate the scientific evidence on stevia, including expert opinion, folkloric precedent, history, pharmacology, kinetics/dynamics, interactions, adverse effects, toxicology, and dosing. This review serves as a clinical support tool. Electronic searches […]

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